Thomas (“TBird”) Bird

NARA President



Thomas “TBird” Bird has been a member of NARA since 2009. He is a dues paying member of IBEW Local 1245 for over 40 years. More…


Patricia “Patti ” Gallimore

NARA Vice President



Retired from AT&T Reno, Nv June 2011 with 31 years CWA local 9413 where she is a former Chief Steward and Executive Officer, Currently, President of Reno/Sparks NAACP branch, Secretary for the Democratic Women of Washoe County, Vice President, Northern Nevada Multicultural Coalition NARA Chapter and an advocate for women. Married 32 years to Don, with 4 children and enjoys her 7 grandchildren, and loves to travel.


George Dunckhurst, Jr.

NARA Vice President



George is a 55+ year Gold Card member of LIUNA Local 872, past President and Business Agent retired undefeated. George is a passionate advocate for workers, their safety, the environment, community service and is listed in Who’s Who in America.


Roger Bremner

NARA Vice President



Native Nevadan, University of Nevada Graduate, Former 6 term member Nevada State Assembly, Insurance Broker-Retired State of Nevada Administrator, 4 children, lives in Nevada’s beautiful capital, Carson City.


Clyde Adams

NARA Vice President


Clyde Adams served on Local 111 UAW Executive Board for 28 years prior to retirement from Ford Motor Co. Indianapolis, Is, Presently serving as Vice President of NARA representing CBTU also a Trustee on Southern Nevada Council of UAW Retirees.


Ernie Buschmann

NARA Vice President



Retired from Chrysler Jeep Corporation in 1998  with 35 years as an Industrial Electrician.  Member of  Local 12 in Toledo, Ohio, former Chief Steward and  Executive Committeeman, former President of Monroe County Michigan Democrat Party.   Currently, President of Southern Nevada UAW Retiree’s Council in Las Vegas.


Dick Collins

NARA Vice President, Emeritus



Dick Collins is a lifelong union activist from NY who served on the NY State Democratic Committee and numerous campaigns. Dick moved to Nevada upon his retirement in 2005. He has served on both the Clark County and Nevada Democratic Committee. He has 2 daughters and 5 granddaughters. Dick has currently retired to the Bronx due to health issues.


Richard Miller

NARA Vice President



Richard Miller began his teaching career in 1958 in his home state of New York. Rich is an activist, organizer and a born leader. He retired in 2002 after serving as a Vice President of the United Federation of Teachers  and moved to Nevada and continued his leadership role  of the Las Vegas AFT retirees and his community: as he organized them into cohesive and vocal organizations.  Nevada Governor Kenny Guinn appointed him to his Prescription Drug Policy Makers Summit after hearing him testify on the need to lower drug costs in 2007.  He has 3 children and 4 grandchildren. He and his wife, Janet, enjoy traveling the world with their grandchildren.


Rita Weisshaar

NARA Vice President



Rita Weisshaar holds a degree in Business Administration with a major in Management from the University of Nevada, Reno. She is also active in many community organizations including Hot August Nights, Sheep Dip, and High Desert Harmony women’s chorus.

Rita and her husband Ben are active in their church and have been involved in the music ministry for many years.  They love to ride motorcycles and travel. They have 4 children and 3 grandchildren.


Fran Almaraz

NARA Vice President



Fran is originally from Quincy, Illinois and moved to Las Vegas in 1980, married Michael in 1990 and been a Teamster since 1974..She ,is a member of the  NV Silver Haired Legislative Forum representing Senate Dist #21, Vice President of IBT Retirees Association . Fran and Michael love to travel. They have 5 children and 11 grandchildren. She is also on the Executive Board of Southern Nevada CLC.


Barb Boldt

Vice President



Barbara Boldt has been an active member of the American Postal Workers since April of 1981 and continues as a retiree member in Las Vegas.  She was a former officer, president, and served on the audit committee in Duluth, Minnesota.  She is a Vice President of NARA and Vice President of the APWU Retirees Las Vegas, NV.


Sue Bird

NARA Recording Secretary




Sue retired from HIS/WARC as Chief Financial Officer, where she worked for over 28 years. She has worked in retail in the family business, banking, as Construction Contract Administrator and office manager for several businesses during her career.  She is almost a native Nevadan having lived in Hawthorne, Carson City, Yerington, Tonopah, Reno and currently in picturesque Wellington, Nevada.  She is proud of her 2 grown sons and 5 energetic grandchildren, and two 4 legged friends, Mason and Buster.  Sue and Tom love to travel and enjoy spoiling their grandkids.


Darlene Hayward

NARA Treasurer




Paul Harvey, JR.

NARA Vice President




Forrest Darby

NARA Vice President




Rusty McAlister

NARA Vice President




CJ Miller

NARA Trustee



CJ is a native New Yorker and has resided in Sparks, NV since 1999. She graduated from University of South Florida with a B.A. in Accounting and has 35+ year career in Management Accounting in private industry; she currently operates a small business preparing tax returns.. She is a long-time progressive activist. She is a member of the Executive Boards of: Democratic Women of Washoe County and Nevada Gun Safety Coalition. In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling, music, motor cycling, the beach and especially her dog.


Norm Kloke

NARA Trustee