Cory Hudson Wins Don Sherry Achievement Award

Cory Hudson Receives Don Sherry Achievement Award

Few people have left the impact on the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters as Don Sherry did. Don Sherry tragically passed away in 2017. His list of accomplishments is vast, and his impact on our union is unprecedented.

Don Sherry passionately served the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters for nearly 20 years as a business representative and Director of Organizing. He was the President of Carpenters Local 175 and a dedicated advocate for worker’s rights and unions. Colleagues said his dedication to this organization was second to none.

Don Sherry Achievement Award

To honor his legacy, the IKORCC gives the Don Sherry Achievement Award annually.

To honor Don’s service and dedication, each year since his passing the IKORCC has given The Don Sherry Achievement Award. The award recognizes a rank and file member who has gone above and beyond in their service on the job site, with contractors, in MAC meetings (Member Action Committee), and in their community. In addition to giving an award in his honor, IKORCC delegates raise money each year during their annual conference and donate the proceeds to the Diabetes Foundation in Don Sherry’s honor.

Past recipients of the Don Sherry Achievement Award include:

2018 – Glenn Downs, Local 599
2019 – Raymond Poer, Local 599

Of all the nominations received in 2020, Cory Hudson’s stood out. That’s why the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters is proud to present Cory Hudson with the 2020 Don Sherry Achievement Award. Cory is an active member of Carpenters Local 285, military veteran, and served as the lead instructor at the Richfield Ohio Carpenters’ Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program for years, until recently accepting a new role as a superintendent for a union contractor. Cory’s leadership, training, and tireless dedication will serve him well in that role.

“We take the Don Sherry Award very seriously and have many very qualified applications submitted each year. I had the privilege to know and work directly with Don for many years and saw his commitment and dedication to our Brotherhood first hand. I’ve also been fortunate to know Cory Hudson and have seen his commitment to our Union and how he always puts the UBC at the forefront. His dedication to our craft helps keep our standards above the rest and he has a “care factor” not just for apprentices or our membership as a whole, but for all people. It was an honor and privilege to present the award to Cory Hudson this year,” said IKORCC’s EST Todd Pancake.

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Health & Welfare Updates for COVID-19 Pandemic

March 30, 2020 Health & Welfare Updates Effective March 1, 2020, COVID-19 testing, and related provider or facility fees to administer the test, will be covered at 100% in or out of network, in compliance with the law.

Your Rights During COVID-19 Pandemic

TO:  OUR MEMBERSHIP
FROM: EST, M. Todd Pancake
DATE: April 1, 2020

RE:      YOUR RIGHTS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

As there is quite a bit of uncertainty in the workplace based on current events, the IKORCC has prepared the following summary of your rights during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide some clarity.  There are a few areas that are priorities during this pandemic which have implications your health and safety. Overall, you enjoy the same, and in some instances enhanced, rights during national health emergencies such as the one we are experiencing now.   Here is a brief summary:

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Important Message from EST Pancake

An Important Message from EST Todd Pancake:

Brothers and Sisters,

With the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in most every conversation, it has now been declared a national State of Emergency in the U.S., and we are monitoring the situation all across the IKORCC too. It is important to note that, as of 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2020, there are currently 12 confirmed cases in Indiana, 11 in Kentucky, and 13 in Ohio with no fatalities in our jurisdiction.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will update you as necessary. We have had a few job sites that have halted operations temporarily, should you be affected by this situation please contact your local business representative for employment opportunities. The safety of our membership, their families, and our staff will continue to be our highest priority. We appreciate your cooperation and attention to this situation.

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IKORCC Scholarship Applications Now Open

carpenters scholarshipApplications are now open for the IKORCC scholarship program. Forty $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2020 to eligible member’s dependent children. Twenty of the scholarships are awarded based on scholastics, and twenty others by a random drawing.

The Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council scholastic scholarships are awarded based on 60% high school grade point average and 40% on SAT or ACT scores. Twenty scholarships will be selected by random drawing.

The scholarship is to be used solely for the purpose of education in the form of tuition, room and board and or books.

Sons, daughters, and dependent children of members of the Indiana /Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights are eligible for scholarships provided that:

  • The parent or guardian is now and has been a member in good standing of the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters for at least one year.
  • The son, daughter, or dependent child is a high school graduating senior.
  • The son, daughter, or dependent child will be attending a college, university, or trade school as a full-time student.
  • Application is received at the Council office prior to Friday, March 13, 2020.

All applications must include: 

  1. Signed and dated application form
  2. Signed certificate from a local union official
  3. Signed certificate from the high school principal
  4. Official high school transcripts with grade point average
  5. SAT or ACT scores
  6. Record of extracurricular activities

Click here to download the IKORCC Scholarship Application

Scholarship applications must be received prior to Friday, March 13, 2020 at the Greenwood Council Office, located at 771 Greenwood Springs Drive, Greenwood, Indiana 46143. 

Congrats to our 2019 scholarship recipients.