Thanks to everyone who was attended the Holiday Open House, this past Thursday, December 8th! Whether you made it or not, Local 88 wishes all of our members and community a fantastic holiday season!
Local 88 held its Holiday Party open house at the AFSCME Portland office on Dec 8.
More than 70 members and guests representing all county departments attended during the 2 hour event.
Party guests included Santa Claus, Chair Jeff Cogan, County Auditor Steve Marsh, Beckie Lee (Chief of Staff for Commissioner Kafoury), Chris Warner (Chief of Staff for Commissioner Smith), and Rod Underhill who is from the District Attorney’s Office and is a candidate for District Attorney.
Judy Shiprack and Diane McKeel could not make it, but sent their regards.
Appetizers and beverages were enjoyed during the event while holiday music played and door prize tickets were drawn. The door prize drawing started off with a laugh as Chair Cogan drew the first ticket from the basket. When no one claimed the number he checked the ticket he held and it was the winner. Not rigged, we can assure you, just a very funny coincidence.
At 7 pm, Local 88 President Michael Hanna and AFSCME Staff Representative Bryan Lally raised a toast to the new contract signed between the Union and Multnomah County. Noted were the outstanding work by Rachel Gumpert, temporarily employed as our Member Action Coordinator, the contract bargaining team and the hundreds of Local 88 members who actively engaged in supporting the contract negotiating team.
Special thanks to our party coordinators Jackie Tate, Naomi Newsom and Susan Palmer. Also thanks to Hugh Singh who managed the beverage table and the many members who showed up early to decorate the room and help set up the food and those members who helped clean up after the party.
It was a fun evening with members visiting with old acquaintances and meeting new people from departments all across the county. If you couldn’t attend this year we hope to see you at upcoming membership meetings and next year’s holiday party.