The 18th Annual New York/New England States Conference Charity Golf Tournament took place in June at the Capitol Hill Golf Course in Albany, N.Y. The annual tournament takes place the day before the New York/New England States Conference Meeting. So far this year, the tournament has raised more than $28,500.
The conference has now donated more than $500,000 to the Fox Chase Cancer Research Center in Philadelphia, PA. HFIAW Local 14 Business Manager Steve Pettit won the James ‘Bud’ McCourt Memorial Trophy, which honors General President McCourt’s late father and his dedication to the New York/New England States Conference and the Insulators Union.
“We receive a great amount of support from all of the Locals in our conference and from our contractors,” said New York-New England States Conference International Vice President Bob Reap. Reap said there is a great deal of comradely on display during the outing, but also a lot of networking takes place.
“We have a lot of new Business Managers and leadership that gets involved in the New York/New England States Conference Charity Golf Tournament because it gives everyone a chance to talk,” said Reap. “We talk through ideas, talk through experience and talk through our work instances.” Reap congratulated all the members of the New York/ New England States Conference who work to better the conference and the union.
He singled out New York/New England States Conference Regional Organizer Scott Curry for his effort, which helps to make the fundraiser so successful. “The fundraiser is put on by the New York/New England States Conference, but I want to recognize all of the work that Scott Curry puts into the event.” Reap said.
“This has been a great fundraiser for many years,” said Curry. “We all take the time for this charity golf tournament because [mesothelioma and asbestos-related disease] research matters to us. It matters to everyone in our trade.” “This is an important event and (fighting) asbestos related diseases is a vital cause because we all know someone who is dealing with the diseases affects,” Reap said. This was the last conference meeting for Local 6 Business Manager Fran Boudrow, whom Reap said was an active leader in the conference and will be missed.