Guide Dogs Of America Charity Event

                    Participate in the 7th Annual                  

Bob Martinez Jr. Invitational Golf Tournament

October 5, 2019

Guide Dogs of America: The Difference Maker

Help Make the Difference in the Lives of Blind or Visually Impaired Men and Women

Take part in the Annual Bob Martinez Invitational Golf Tournament in the Fort Worth/Dallas area which supports the Guide Dogs of America Fundraiser. This year’s event will be hosted at Squaw Creek golf course at Willow Park.

Your contribution of time, raffle prizes, and/or money helps us provide guide dogs free of charge to blind or visually impaired men and women. With the gift of a guide dog, these men and women are better prepared to pursue their goals, fulfill their dreams, and participate in their communities. Guide dogs not only provide increased confidence, independence, and mobility to their user, but also provide opportunities for social interaction, as the guide dog is a trusted companion. Help make a difference in the life of a blind individual by providing a four-legged partner to help them in their walk through life.


Why Give? Guide Dogs of America is a non-profit organization (GDA Federal ID# 95-1586088) that is supported by generosity of individuals, foundations, corporations and other organizations in our mission to provide loyal and loving guide dogs to blind and visually impaired individuals.

With the majority of the funds going directly to program services you know your donation spent to fulfill our goal of providing guide dogs. We do not receive any funding from local, state, or federal governments.

The cost to provide a guide dog to a blind individual is approximately $42,000. With the generosity of individuals such as you, we have been able to provide over two thousand dogs to recipients free of charge. Your gifts help us fulfill our mission and reflect your own personal desire to help others live more independently with the loving partnership of a guide dog.

To be a Sponsor please fill out the GuideDogs2019 information form and return.

Thank you for your time and consideration,

Paul Black

President/ DBR of District Lodge 776

Easter Celebrations: Buy Union-Made in America

Here is a list of union-made in America treats to fill an Easter basket and your holiday dinner table brought to you by the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor’s resource site, Labor 411.

Easter candy

  • Cadbury Creme Eggs and other chocolate products
  • Dum Dums
  • Gimbal’s Gourmet Jelly Beans
  • Haviland Nonpareils
  • Jelly Belly
  • Laffy Taffy
  • Malted Milk Eggs (PAAS, Mighty Malts)
  • Marshmallow Peeps
  • Mike and Ike
  • Necco
  • Smarties
  • Tootsie Rolls and Pops

And don’t forget to pick up a union-prepared Easter ham or lamb:

  • Appleton Farms ham
  • Black Forest ham
  • Butterball ham
  • Cook’s ham
  • Farmland Old Fashioned Pit Ham
  • Farmland Original Pit Ham
  • Fischer Meats lamb
  • Hormel Honey Roasted Ham
  • Tyson Foods ham

If you’re feeling like doing a little egg dyeing, try these:

  • Alta Dena
  • Betty Crocker food coloring
  • Clover Sonoma
  • Horizon

Source: Union-Made in America Easter | AFL-CIO

It’s Time for Equal Pay – IAMAW

This year, Equal Pay Day is on April 2, 2019. Equal Pay Day represents on average how far into the year a woman must work to earn what a man earned in 2018. The wage gap is even greater for women of color. The gender pay gap hurts working families and our economy

“Wage disparity between men and women is an issue that we must all fight to eliminate,” said Machinists Union International President Bob Martinez. “The best way to fight wage discrimination is to join in union. The IAM is committed to raise awareness and help close the gender pay gap.”

IAM members play a major role in highlighting these disparities in our communities. And this week, the IAM Women’s Conference to discuss economic growth, political stability, and social transformation. The theme of this year’s conference is “Women Rising: Unite the Fight.”

READ: Women can close the pay gap by forming unions The Hill

The National Women’s Law Center has information and resources to raise awareness about how all women experience the wage gap.

Congress can take action by passing the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill to address loopholes in the Equal Pay Act of 1963, ensuring that employers pay women and men equally for equal work.

If you believe all women deserve to be paid equally and recognized for their contribution to the national economy and to their communities, please TAKE ACTION!

Source: It’s Time for Equal Pay – IAMAW