L.U. 44 (catv,lctt,o,rtb,s&u), BUTTE, MT — The 2019 Montana Lineman's Rodeo was a huge success! The event took place Saturday, July 20, in Butte.
"Slim the Lineman" has always been, and will continue to be, the role model, inspiration and idol of line hands across America. But standing here right now (accompanying photo) with Bobby "The Legend" Stewart, Mike Glueckert and Chuck Dixon, and the winners of this year's rodeo, Slim himself has company if not competition.
"For you to stand here before your brothers and receive this trophy makes all of us proud of you," Bus. Mgr. Bill Ryan told the trophy winners. "Being a journeyman lineman is about safety, it's about teamwork, it's about the brotherhood where you have each other's back all day long. It's about building better and faster than anyone in the world. Bobby, Mike, Chuck and Local 44 are proud to give you this copy of the book 'Slim the Lineman.' It is a keepsake — enjoy it, read it, hold those values true, and they will never let you down. Congratulations on a job well done!"
We thank everyone for helping with the Lantern Lighting Ceremony. We ask everyone to take a moment to remember those who have passed away before us.
Bill Ryan, B.M.