2013 Irish Festival - Building and Construction Trades Department

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2013 Irish Festival - Building and Construction Trades Department
A Message from the Chairman:
Officers
Terry O’Sullivan,
Chairman
James J. Kennedy, Jr.,
President
James A. Grogan,
Secretary-Treasurer
John J. Sweeney,
Chairman Emeritus
Michael Brennan,
President Emeritus
Terence J. O’Sullivan,
President Emeritus
On behalf of the Officers of the DC Friends of Ireland I would like to wish you
a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year. Two thousand and thirteen will likely be
both an exciting and challenging year for our country and our movement. This year we
already have a number of events planned for the DC Friends with more to come. The
beginning of the New Year is a good time to reflect on how our organization was born
of the commitment of a group of dedicated Irish Trade Unionists to celebrate the holiest of holy days, March 17th. It is an appropriate time to acknowledge how far we have
come because of your support, and how much we have been able to give to charitable
organizations along the way. And it doesn’t get any better than having the opportunity
in April to honor our brother, our friend, Building and Construction Trades Department
President Sean McGarvey. Sean never forgets where he came from, he never forgets the
value of hard work and those who do it, and he never forgets the mission of the trade
union movement. I look forward to seeing you at our 2013 Irish Festival in April.
Paul Berry
Bill Edwards
Sean Kelly
James Boland
Michael Fitzpatrick
Joel Manion
Paul Bond
John J. Flynn
Edward J. McElroy
Andrew Bradley
Joyce Flynn
Patricia Sweeney
Kevin Brennan
Robert E. Gleason
Jerry O’Connor
Dana A. Brigham
John Harrison
Ted Pappas
Kevin P. Collins
Edwin D. Hill
Edward Smith
Brendan Connors
James P. Hoffa
Edward C. Sullivan
Maurice J. Cullinane
Richard P. Hughes
Edward F. Sullivan
Jack Dempsey
Joseph J. Hunt
Michael J. Sullivan
Brian J. Doherty
Kathleen Kelly
Kathy Power van Helden
Paul Kelly
2013 Irish Festival
benefiting
D.C. Friends of Ireland Charitable Trust
supporting worthy charities
Honoring
James A. Williams
DC Friends of Ireland Hdqs. 905 16th St. N.W. Washington DC 20006
A special thanks to Hilton Worldwide
and their sponsoring hotels
2013 Hilton Hotel Union Sponsors
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Hilton New York
Hilton San Francisco
Ms. Ashley Eubanks
Mr. Matt Stumpf
Mr. Paul Cahill
Hilton Chicago
Hilton Baltimore
Embassy Suites
DC Convention Center
Ms. Tamara Jones
Ms. Judy Wilbur
Doubletree
by Hilton Crystal City
Ms. Melanie Colliern
Mr. Charles Hill
Hilton Americas Houston
Hilton Washington
Ms. Jill Thomas
Ms. Ashley Jackson
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Thank you,
Vice Presidents
John C. Donohue
The D.C. Friends of Ireland Presents
Sean McGarvey
President, Building and Construction
Trades Department, AFL-CIO (BCTD)
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Washington Hilton Hotel
Opening Night of the Building Trades Legislative Conference
A Great Evening of Food, Beverage and Friendship!
2013 Festival Chairman
Terry O’Sullivan
Sean McGarvey
President, Building and Construction
Trades Department, AFL-CIO (BCTD)
S
ean started his career with the International Union of
Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) in 1981 as an apprentice with Glazier’s Local 252 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He graduated to journeyman status in 1984 and subsequently
worked his way up through various leadership positions, from
elected recording secretary and business representative of his
local, to his appointment as an International Representative
and then Assistant to the General President for the IUPAT.
™™ In 2000, Sean was elected General Vice President at Large,
and in May 2002 he was appointed to the position of
Government Affairs Director for the IUPAT.
™™ In 2005, he was elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Building
and Construction Trades Department; and was subsequently
re-elected to another 5 year term in August 2010.
™™ On April 16, 2012, Sean was unanimously elected to
the office of President of the Building and Construction
Trades Department.
FORMER HONOREES
The D.C. Friends of Ireland
cordially invites you to participate in our
Irish Festival
benefiting
D.C. Friends of Ireland Charitable Trust
supporting worthy charities
Date:
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Time:
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Place:
Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Paul Berry
Honorary Master of Ceremonies
™™ His roots are in County Tyrone and his mother’s father,
Patrick Donaghy, was a member of Painters Local 1159
also in Philadelphia. Roots in Tyrone and Philly,
what more could a man be?
1992 - John J. Barry, President*
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
2002 - Michael J. Sullivan, General President
Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association
1993 - John J. Sweeney, President
Service Employees International Union
2003 - James Williams, General President
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades
1994 - Edward T. Hanley, President*
Hotel Employees Restaurant
Employees International Union
2004 - James P. Hoffa, General President
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
1995 - Thomas R. Donahue, President
American Federation of Labor and
Congress of Industrial Organizations
2005 - Edward C. Sullivan, President
Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO
2006 - Edwin D. Hill, International President
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
1996 - John J. Sweeney, President
American Federation of Labor
and Congress of Industrial Organizations
2007 - Michael A. Fitzpatrick, General Secretary
International Association of Bridge, Structural,
Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers
1997 - William G. Bernard, President*
International Association of Heat and Frost
Insulators and Asbestos Workers
2008 - Richard Hughes, President
International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO
1998 - Vincent R. Sombrotto, President
National Association of Letter Carriers
2009 - Michael J. Brennan and Terence J. O’Sullivan,
DCFI Past Presidents
1999 - John M. Bowers, President *
International Longshoremen’s Association
2010 - Richard L. Trumka,
President, AFL-CIO
2000 - John J. Flynn, President
International Union of Bricklayers and
Allied Craftworkers
2011 - James Boland,
President, International Union of Bricklayers
and Allied Craftworkers (BAC)
2001 - Terry O’Sullivan, General President
Laborers’ International Union of North America
2012 - Mark Ayers, President*
Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO
*
deceased
A Message from the President:
Sean currently serves in various capacities for many other
organizations and also serves on several other union
construction industry labor-management committees.
Donations: $200 individual $2,000 reserved table of ten
Sean graduated from Cardinal Dougherty High School
in Philadelphia, PA; attended the St. Joseph’s University
of Philadelphia Labor Relations program; attended
Harvard University’s Trade Union Program and earned
his Bachelor of Arts from the National Labor College. He
was born and raised in Philadelphia, and has two lovely
daughters - Kerri Ann and Kelsey Marie.
The D.C. Friends of Ireland Charitable Trust is a 501(a) non-profit, tax-exempt organization
as described in section 501(c)(3). Contributions are deductible to the extent allowed by
law, excluding the dinner cost of 90.12 - Tax ID #52-2315220
This fee may be paid from union treasury funds.
Food, and Beverage Included
NOTE: Reservations for tables received by March 26, 2013 will be guaranteed.
After that date requests for reserved tables will be handled as space permits NO GUARANTEE.
Registration Card Included
Mister Meany would be proud of one of his offspring, the D.C. Friends
of Ireland. It is alive and doing well. It is doing what he wanted it to
do. Trade unionists and their friends, Irishmen and other hyphenated
Americans, have continued to come together to enjoy each other’s
company and do what is right for children, veterans and others who
deserve our help. We have three events planned for early 2013 already.
I say I’m not a gambler, but I’m told we have a big Exacta working.
See you at the membership meeting in February.
Thank you,
Jim Kennedy
President