Labor......Honoring our Own!!!!
The 2015 Labor Day Breakfast was held on
Saturday, August 29th at the San Antonio
Fire Fighters Association Hall.  Local 500 is
proud to honor our member, Leticia Ortiz.
She is a leader for her union at work and
also a leader in our Community.  Leticia
volunteers for many worthy causes such as
the Ronald McDonald House and the
Battered Women's Shelter.  These are only
two of the numerous projects that Leticia
gives valuable volunteer time to help
working families.

Thank you for all that you do, Leticia and
The 2014 Labor Day Breakfast was held at
Magnolia Gardens.  Last year Local 500 honored
Rodney Jones.  He has been a proud member
since April, 1998.  He is a member of the
Macedonia Baptist Church and is a lead in helping
organize the feeding of the homeless under the
bridge near the Bexar County Jail.  He has helped
in numerous projects within the community.

On August 27th, 2016 members, family members and friends of IBEW Local
500 donated their time and effort to work on a landscape project for Habitat for
Humanity.  The group was scheduled to volunteer from 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
but finished the project by 9:30 a.m. due to their hard work and
time management.

THANK YOU for making Local 500 Shine and helping your fellow citizens!!!
2016 Labor Day Breakfast Honoree is Brother Elroy
Helmke.  He is a proud member of IBEW Local 500 and
is a great example
of doing for others.  He has
volunteered on numerous projects to include working
with the San Antonio Youth Literacy, Salvation Army
Angel Tree, MLK Commission, Alamo FIRST, Ronald
McDonald House, Cesar Chavez March for Justice,
Boysville,  Core4 STEMP Expo, Children’s Shelter, SA
Works! (Chamber of Commerce), FIRST Alamo Region,
Stuff the Bus, and was part of a group that painted the
room and fixed up the park for Haven for Hope when it
first opened.

Elroy a big "THANK YOU" for all that you do for your
At the 2017 Labor Day Volunteer of the
Year event, we honored our member
Jesus Aguilar.  Jesus volunteers with
Habitat for Humanity projects and
mentors juniors and seniors from
MacArthur High School’s Electrical
Technology Apprentice Program.
Jesus believes that through volunteer-
ism, we become better people and in
turn, create a better place for all.

THANK YOU Brother Jesus for all that
you do for our Community!!!
St. PJ's 2nd Annual Fun Day in the Park Event was held April 7th at
Mission Concepcion Park.  The kids enjoyed a day filled with fun
activities such as Kickball, Volleyball, Face Painting, Petting Zoo,
Bounce House and many more activities.

Thank you to all the Volunteers that represented IBEW Local 500 in this
event where the focus was creating a lifetime memory to the children of
St. PJ's.
 Special THANKS to Member Alfonso Estrada and other
members from the Gas Department of CPS Energy for their giving heart.