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Ha‘aheo 675


Newsletter - Vol. 15 No. 3 Jul - Sep 2023

Union’s Imi Loa Foundation 2023 Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the twelve scholarship recipients of the 2023 Plumbers and Fitters Local 675 Imi Loa Foundation Scholarship Fund. The students were awarded scholarships of $1,500 from the Foundation, funded by the Union-Employer negotiated contribution from each contractor of Local 675

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Business Manager’s Message

We are all still very heartbroken by the tragic wildfires and devastation in Lahaina. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families for their loss. We reached out to our members who were affected by the tragedy and stepped up to give help in any way that we could.

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Training News

FALL SEMESTER 2023 – August 7 – 8th was the start of the Apprenticeship Program for the Fall Semester. There was a total of 274 apprentices on Oahu and 78 on the Outer Islands.

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Maui Benefit Relief

Local 675 donated three to four pallets of food and supplies each, to two sites for those members and families in need on Maui. “Many thanks go out to Commercial Plumbing and Dorvin D. Leis for their tremendous donations, and their organization and site distribution of the goods.

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Members on the Job

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Melvin Suganuma (5/11/1930-8/16/2023)

The following is a re-print of a story by Kenny Cabanting on February 15, 2021 on HI Now, Growing up in the ‘Old Days’: Melvin Suganuma grew up in Papakolea in a large mixed Hawaiian and Japanese family.

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In Memoriam

Heart felt sympathy and condolences to the families of deceased members.
Anthony Alterado-Tuquero - 2/15/2023
Warren M. LaFrance - 6/14/2023
Mike Nua -6/24/2023
Frank T. Shimodoi -7/1/2023
Melvin S.L. Suganuma - 8/16/2023