Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
James Parker, Southern Territory Education Representative
In 2008 Brother Parker was assigned by International President Tom Buffenbarger to serve as the Education Representative of the Southern Territory on General Vice President Bob Martinez’s Staff in Dallas, Texas.
Responsibilities and assignments include, but are not limited to working with all Local Lodge and District Lodge Educators. Working with all Education Committees in the Southern Territory, including all Woodworker Local Lodges and District Lodges. Preparing and distributing education materials. Conducting Education programs, seminars, classes and sessions for all Local Lodges, District Lodges and State Councils whom may request Education. Continuously developing, designing and implementing new effective training programs. Machinists Non-Partisan Political League Check Off Programs and Campaigns. James Parker is a thirty-year member of Local Lodge 776B at Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, TX, where he worked as a General Machinist. He has also served as an IAM CREST Associate Instructor since 1998, as well as the Safety and Health Coordinator on the Safety Committee at the Lockheed-Martin plant. Brother Parker has been married for 18 years. He and his wife Debbie have two children.