A&R's 37th Annual Convention

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Assembling members to their spaces - social distancing
37th Annual Convention 2020 - in the foreground is one of two public address system speakers; bullhorns were available as well
Ally Sexton directing attendees to alternating parking spots to achieve social distancing
Socially distanced vehicles - convention attendees are within
A&R Credentials Committee Chair Nelson Leon keeping track of member attendance
A&R Credentials Committee Chair Nelson Leon keeping track of member attendance
A&R Representative Assemblyman Rich Wysocki braving the elements
Representative Assemblyman Rich Wysocki and A&R Treasurer Ally Sexton social distance handshake
Affixing convention instructions to the outside of a convention attendees windows
A&R 2nd VIce President Janet Andrews (in vehicle) recieving Convention documents
A&R Treasurer Ally Sexton and Representative Assemblyman Cowlis Andrews (in vehicle)
A&R Representative Assemblyman Cowlis Andrews brings a sense of humor to combat covid19
A&R Representative Assemblywoman MIchele McGinley rocking the sequin face mask
A&R Representatvie Assemblyman Rich Wysocki happily reviews his convention documentation from the safety of his car
Not just cars! This is democracy in the face of covid19. These are A&R delegates socially distancing safely in their cars
A&R convention attendees parked in staggered spaces to achieve social distancing. Taped to the outside of the vehicles are agenda items and instructions for registering their votes
A&R Chief Negotiator Lew Button registering via text at the convention
The assembled delegates at the 37th A&R Convention
The assembled delegates at the 37th A&R Convention
Opening the Convention. A&R President John DiSette utilizing the public address system; A&R Office Manager Karen Emery working cue cards to ensure an informed assembly
A&R Secretary Lauren Hangland (left) taking the minutes as the Convention opens
A&R Convention Delegate Steven Colangelo (right) addressing the assembly; Karen Emery holding placcard indicating current agenda item being discussed. President John DiSette looks on as Secretary Lauren Hangland takes notes (right to left)
A&R President John DiSette calling for a vote on the minutes of the prior Annual Convention
Ensuring any and all questions had an opportunity to be asked
Taking a vote on the minutes (per instructions taped to the outside of the vehicles; votes were registered via text)
A&R's annual budget was open for discussion at Annual Convention
A&R President DiSette answering questions (right); Secretary Lauren Hangland recording the minutes (center); Treasurer Ally Sexton also answering budget related questions (left)
Ensuring questions could be asked and answered about the budget - ensuring vital union business gets done despite the pandemic
A&R member delegates asking budget related questions (left Jose Lebron/ right Steve Colangelo)
Group discussion regarding the budget
Those are not parked cars! Those are socially distanced delegates - democracy in the face of covid19
A&R Representative Assemblywoman Michele McGinley taking it all in at the Convention
Calling for the vote on the budget. A&R Credentials Committee Chair Nelson Leon (left) casting his vote via text
A&R's Office Manager Karen Emery informing the assembled delegates of the outcome of the vote
The annual budget passed
Member delegate Steve Colangelo addressing the Convention
Convention delegates safely participating in the democratic process from their cars during the pandemic
Member delegate Alex Koskinas speaking to the Convention on a resolution
A&R's 37th Annual Convention - covid19 style
A&R's 37th Annual Convention - covid19 style
A&R 1st Vice President Mike Myles pauses for a selfie during the Convention
A&R's 37th Annual Convention - covid19 style
A&R's 37th Annual Convention - Representative Assemblyman John Krwashuk looking on (right)
A&R's 37th Annual Convention - Representative Assemblyman John Krwashuk looking on
A&R's 37th Annual Convention - covid19 style
A&R's 37th Annual Convention - covid19 style
A&R's Office Manager Karen Emery announcing the outcome of a vote
A&R Secretary Lauren Hangland swearing in A&R's elected officers and delegates
A&R Treasurer Ally Sexton taking the labor movement oath
A&R Treasurer Ally Sexton
A&R Representative Assemblyman & Assistant Chief Steward John Krawshuk taking the labor movement oath
With no further business - the convention was adjourned