Appreciating our members is something Local 853 has made every effort to do since 1993. This year was no exception, although like last year, the Membership Appreciation event was again a drive-thru affair due to the pandemic. But shaking things up this year, it was held on two mornings at two locations, Saturday, November 6 in Oakland and Sunday, November 7 in San Jose, for our members’ convenience.
Members were invited to drive through the Local’s parking lots at each location so they could pick up a stylish and useful logo-embossed windbreaker in their size. Then they completed a card to enter the raffle. In and out – the process was swift.
Nearly 500 members turned out on one of the two days. And for ten of them, the party continued at the regular membership meeting the following Thursday when their names were chosen to win a new television set. Here are the lucky winners:
32” TV: Steven Wheeler, SFO Rock & Park
43” TV: Zhi Xin Li, We Drive U
43” TV: Rosanna Lyles, LAZ
55” TV: Jose D. Cueva, Anixter
55” TV: Riccardo J. Reques, UPS
55” TV: Scott McCole, Sukut
55” TV: Maria Garcia, San Jose
The grand prize, a 65” TV was won by Rich Walrod, Granite Rock. shown here with Business Rep Scott Gonsalves when he picked up his prize.
“Many thanks to all of our members,” said Secretary-Treasurer Rome Aloise. “Our goal is to support you, but we can’t do it without your support.”