Clarence E. Smith received his Sixty year certificate and pin last night at the June Local Lodge 48 meeting.
Clarence began his involvement when the Machinists Union at the then National Biscuit Company, Chicago Lexington Street Bakery when the machinists broke away from the Bakery Workers Union and joined the IAM. In 1952 Clarence transferred to the brand new Nabisco Bakery located on the South Side of Chicago at 73rd & Kedzie. It was then and still remains the “World’s Largest Bakery”. There “Smitty” became a committeeman and later held the Shop Chairperson position for many years. Brother Smith also held positions on the Local Lodge 48 Executive Board up President of the Lodge. Clarence retired in the fall of 1989 and still enjoys his wood working hobby and along with his wife, Barb remains active helping those not as fortunate.
After retirement Clarence passed on the position of President to a working member as he is a firm believer of having younger members getting involved in the Union. Clarence regularly attends Local Lodge meetings and more often than not brings along items he creates with his woodworking skills to be raffled off.