4th Annual Reception and Fundraiser
The United Labor Agency’s Reception/Fundraiser was held on September 15, 2011 at the MGM Grand, Foxwoods, at the close of the CT AFL-CIO Annual Convention.
The reception is a tradition that began only four years ago to celebrate the Agency’s 30th Anniversary. The idea was well received by the labor community. Union members, contributors, funders and supporters enjoyed some “quality time” with union brothers and sisters.
This year, the reception provided an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of: Janeen Olsen, for her service to the labor community; and Lynn Dallas the 2011 CT AFL-CIO Al Casale Community Service Award Recipient.
John Olsen, President of the United Labor Agency’s Board of Directors, introduced ULA’s new Interim Executive Director, Amy R. Vasiliou.
Mr. Olsen also presented plaques to the Agency’s two Union Stewards in acknowledgement of the sacrifices they have made to keep the agency going, and their dedication to providing service to those in need. David Bakewell received the award for his bargaining unit, members of IAM Local Lodge 354 of District No. 26 and Patti Buchanan-Norcross received the award on behalf of her bargaining unit, OPEIU 376.
The Board and Staff of the John J. Driscoll United Labor Agency want to thank all who contributed to the success of the event.
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