Final push for Tino Fulimeni Scholarship

We’re getting close to the deadline for Tino Fulimeni Scholarship applications so we thought it would be a good time to highlight the recent fundraising efforts by our two locals in East Chicago, Indiana.

The USW/ArcelorMittal-Leon Lynch Learning Center and USW Local 1011 have sponsored a golf outing benefitting the Scholarship fund for the past few years. This year they changed the event’s name to honor former ICD Coordinator John Hartman, a friend to many of us, who passed away last year after a courageous fight with cancer. John was an avid supporter of the Tino Fulimeni Scholarship. In fact, this golf outing was John's idea many years ago as a way to raise funds for the scholarship. About 70 golfers and many volunteers came out in June and raised over $5,600 at the Inaugural John W. Hartman and Leon Lynch Learning Center Golf Outing. Thanks to USW Local 1011 for all their hard work and dedication to John’s legacy. And a very special thanks to Sandy Hartman, whose generous heart is downright disarming.

Meanwhile, a few blocks away, Local 1010’s Bernard Kleiman JobLink Learning Center was busy gearing up for its 25th Anniversary as an active ICD program – the first to reach that milestone! As part of the celebration, JobLink raffled off the products of a garden furniture class – a bench, planters and table – to benefit the Tino Fulimeni Scholarship. The raffle was held during the 25th Anniversary Celebration Education Fair at the Local 1010 Union Hall, raising more than $1,400 in scholarship funds.

With the efforts of dedicated individuals, the local ICD programs and the Local Unions, the Tino Fulimeni Scholarship fund continues to prosper. Thanks to all who have given their time and donations to support it! And please remember, it is never too late to make a donation.

We’re planning to give out ten scholarships this year, so keep the applications (and donations) coming. The deadline for applications is August 31 and Scholarship winners will be drawn on October 8 at the upcoming Learning Summit.

Finally, please keep all our friends at ATI, ArcelorMittal and U.S. Steel in your thoughts. There is currently a lockout situation at ATI, while the contracts at both U.S. Steel and Arcelor expire next week and it is uncertain what will happen.

Posted by shayden / Posted on 28 Aug

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