Auxiliary of the United Transportation Union
The Auxiliary of the UTU is an organization of persons of all ages (16 years and over) that are related to members of the UTU or UTU Auxiliary.
Membership in the Auxiliary will bring an association with people of similar interests. It will help you to better understand the work of the UTU and the importance of the union to your spouse or relative's job.
The Auxiliary of the UTU is nonsectarian and nonpartisan. As a member of a subordinate lodge in the United States and Canada, you will have an opportunity to participate in community affairs and become informed on important legislation affecting railroad, bus and airline families.
Mae Parker elected Auxiliary president (10/11/10)
Mae Parker is the new president, and Charlie Belden the new secretary & treasurer, of the UTU Auxiliary, both having been elected by delegates at the Auxiliary’s August convention. They will assume office on Jan. 1, 2011.
Parker succeeds Carol Menges, and Belden succeeds Dana Garvin.
Also elected was Scott Saunders of Smithville, Texas, as national legislative director. Saunders is the first male elected to a Grand Lodge position in UTU Auxiliary history. He was one of two male delegates to the convention, out of 37 total.
"I chose not to seek re-election so that I could return home to my family," Menges said. "After six years my husband will have to get used to living with me again! My heart and spirit will always be with each Auxiliary member. They have brightened my life and hopefully I have done the same for them."
Parker said, "I look forward to this challenge with both excitement and hesitation. I ask all Auxiliary members to help me expand, grow and develop the membership of this fine organization. It is our history which propels us into the future."