2019 Newsletter and Website Awards

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General Excellence – Local Lodge

First Place: Local Lodge 66 – Badger Lodge News

Editor: Jon Zancanaro

Solid monthly product. Great writing, good photos, a good mix of local and national news, and a solid, reliable resource for union members.

Second Place: Local Lodge 701 – Mechanics’ Local 701 News and Views

Editors: Mark Grasseschi, Sam Cicinelli, Bob Lessman

Great bi-annual newsletter, excellent writing, and valuable information for active and retired members. Excellent overall.

Third Place: Local Lodge 1725 – Victory News

Editor: Gary Winchester

Relevant content, good photo mix, decent writing, and an eye-catching front-page.

Honorable Mention: Local Lodge 1746 – Insight

Editor: Joe Durette

Professional appearance and writing, member history focus, and great photos. Text ratio is substantial.

General Excellence – District Lodge

First Place: District Lodge 751 – Aero Mechanic

Editor: Connie Kelliher

A professional, shining example of what your union does for you on the job and in the community. Photos, text data, and detailed captions for every photo add value.

Second Place: District Lodge 141 – Airmail

Editors: Mike Klemm, Alex Gerulis, Ines Garcia-Keim, Dave Lehive, Eric Price

Excellent layout, solid content, excellent photos, member focus, and valuable organizing resources.

Third Place: District Lodge 142 – The Observer

Editor: Dave Supplee

Outstanding photos, convention focus, eye-pleasing, and a solid organizing resource.

Honorable Mention: District Lodge 54 – District 54’s E-Newsletter

Editor: Regina Wright

Eye-catching, organizing focus, excellent writing, awareness of history, and smart use of white space.

Best Feature – Local Lodge

First Place: Local Lodge 66 – Badger Lodge News

Editor: Jon Zancanaro

The well-written story of a four-part series of member experiences, taking advantage of an important union benefit. Excellent use of quotes and an honest appraisal of challenges and rewards.

Second Place: Local Lodge 2202 – The Word

Editor: Felicia McDaneld

Brings to light an important topic for unions and union members. Smartly written.

Third Place: Local Lodge 1260 – Tri-City Sounder

Editor: Sue Bonnett

Good topic.

Best Feature – District Lodge

First Place – District Lodge 751 – Aero Mechanic

Editor: Connie Kelliher

A compelling tale of a union workplace adapting to a deaf co-worker. Great photos, quotes, and an inspiring story for all union members.

Second Place: District Lodge 141 – Airmail

Editors: Mike Klemm, Alex Gerulis, Ines Garcia-Keim, Dave Lehive, Eric Price

Compelling blow-by-blow story of an idea that became a reality.

Third Place: District Lodge 70 – Staying Connected

Editor: Scott Gardner

The union struggle gets well-deserved attention.

Best Layout and Design – Local Lodge

First Place: Local Lodge 1725 – Victory News

Editor: Gary Winchester

Excellent front-page with good use of white space throughout. Continues a worthy history.

Second Place: Local Lodge 701– Mechanics’ Local 701 News and Views

Editors: Mark Grasseschi, Sam Cicinelli, Bob Lessman

Continues a tradition of excellence. Excellent member photos and an organizing asset.

Third Place: Local Lodge 66 – Badger Lodge News

Editor: Jon Zancanaro

Professional appearance. Every page is a winner with quality photos.

Honorable Mention: Local Lodge 2003 – 2003 Shop Talk

Editor: Dusty Cooper

Unique layout, eye-friendly and keeps focus on important issues.

Best Layout and Design – District Lodge

First Place: District Lodge 751 – Aero Mechanic

Editor: Connie Kelliher

It takes advantage of every inch. Photos add to every article. Every page promotes union pride.

Second Place: District Lodge 141 – Airmail

Editors: Mike Klemm, Alex Gerulis, Ines Garcia-Keim, Dave Lehive, Eric Price

Every page is a winner. Smart use of white space and headlines do the job.

Third Place: District Lodge 70 – Staying Connected

Editor: Scott Gardner

Great magazine, format, colors, and graphics make for easy readability. Front-page photos are first-rate.

Honorable Mention: District Lodge 142 – The Observer

Editor: Dave Supplee

Excellent photos and headlines draw the reader in. Continues a valuable tradition.

Honorable Mention: District Lodge 54 – District 54’s E-Newsletter

Editor: Regina Wright

Compelling content with a great front-page banner.

Website General Excellence – Local Lodge

First Place: Local Lodge 1725 – vl1725.org

Editor: Todd Day

Eye pleasing, great content, and smartly organized.

Second Place: Local Lodge 701-mech701.org

Editors: Walter Emerson, Mark Garsseschi

A relaxed layout and excellent navigation.

Third Place: Local Lodge 463- iamaw463.com (Unsecured)

Editor:  Layne Johnston

Great page with excellent content.

Honorable Mention 3: Local Lodge T643 – lodge643.org

Editor: Narold “Stephen” Andrieux

Great website, nicely updated news and features retirees.

Honorable Mention 2: Local Lodge 66 – unitedlodge66.org

Editor: Jon Zancanaro

Straight forward resources, easy to navigate, and a welcoming appearance.

Honorable Mention 1: Local Lodge 16 iamaw16.ca (Unsecured)

Editor: John Vincent

A great overall site that delivers information quickly.

Website General Excellence – District Lodge 

First Place: District Lodge 141 – iam141.org

Editors: Mike Klemm, Alex Gerulis, Ines Garcia-Keim, Dave Lehive, Eric Price

Welcoming homepage and great layout with clean layout and content.

Second Place: District Lodge 751 – iam751.org

Editor: Ed Lutgen, Connie Kelliher

Comprehensive and professional. Valuable resources and connects the union with the community.

Third Place: District Lodge 70 – d70iam.org

Editor: Scott Gardner

Easy navigation and eye-pleasing with community resources.

Website Best Layout and Design – Local Lodge

First Place: Local Lodge 463 – iamaw463.com (Unsecured)

Editor: Layne Johnston

A unique landing page with well-organized information and smart graphics.

Second Place: Local Lodge 1725 – vl1725.org

Editor: Todd Day

Well designed and current, yet classic website.

Third Place: Local Lodge 869 – aimta869.ca

Editor: Benoit Blanchette

Great navigation, easy-to-tackle layout, and bi-lingual.

Website Best Layout and Design – District Lodge

First Place: District Lodge 141 – iam141.org

Editors: Mike Klemm, Alex Gerulis, Ines Garcia-Keim, Dave Lehive, Eric Price

Professionally designed and welcoming for first-time visitors. Outstanding content.

Second Place: District Lodge751 – iam751.org

Editor: Ed Lutgen, Connie Kelliher

Excellent, comprehensive, and features rich, reliable information on a welcoming site.

Third Place: District Lodge 837 – iam837.org

Editor: Dan Forbes

Dynamic layout with great photos and easily searchable.

Social Media – Local Lodge

First Place: Local Lodge 463 – instagram.com/myworkunion Facebook.com/iamaw463

Editor: Layne Johnston

Great presence and features members and families with great photos.

Second Place: Local Lodge 2202 –Facebook.com/LocalLodge2202

Editors: Mike Mead, Andrea Mondoy-Honaker, Felicia McDaneld

Important resources and sizable reach.

Third Place: Local Lodge 869 – Twitter.com/aimta869  Facebook.com/aimta869

Editor: Hrvoje Golek

Uses all tools to reach members and has a distinct presence. Bi-lingual.

Social Media – District Lodge

First Place: District Lodge 751 – Facebook.com/IAM751

Editors: Ed Lutgen, Connie Kelliher

Tons of followers with great photos and videos, and a valuable organizing tool.

Second Place: District Lodge 140 – Twitter.com/140District

Editor: John Vincent

Taking advantage of multiple media to get the message out. Highlights critical issues both in French and English.

Third Place – District Lodge 70 – Facebook.com/IAMDL70

Editor: Scott Gardner

Highlights upcoming events with a  clean design. Simple yet smart.

Updated: January 15, 2021 — 11:30 am