Plumbers and Fitters Union Local 675
plumbers and fitters union local 675


Service Awards


(l-r) UA Intl Repr Derrick Kualapai, Bus Mgr Val Ceria, UA Genl President Mark McManus and former Intl Repr
and current UA Dir of Informational Technology Robert Lamb.

Business Manager Val Ceria and staff brought some of the 100th Anniversary mementoes and program books to the neighbor island Christmas dinners and also presented the same video that was shown at the celebration on Oahu. "We wanted to bring as much of the 100th anniversary as possible to the neighbor island members," President and Event Chair Matt Brady stated. "We also want to showcase the well-deserved recipients for their dedicated years of service to Local 675 and the United Association," added Val Ceria.

In Kona, long-time retiree members, Vince Damazo and Alpidio Castillo both celebrated their 60th service award anniversaries. Brother Vince said he and his wife travel a lot since retirement and have been on many cruises. "The Union has treated me very good and I get to enjoy a long life," he said. Brother Alpidio attributes his long and happy retirement life to his wife. "She has her honey-do list to keep me busy, but I also get to watch tv and relax," he beamed. Brother Alpidio Castillo reminisced the old days and mentioned, "I’m happy and proud of Val as the new Business Manager. He will do a good job. I was his foreman way back in the day at the Kahe Power Plant job when we worked for Pullman Power Products together."

On the Service Awards recipients, President Matt Brady stated, "This particular group of honorees receiving their service awards this year will have their names forever enshrined in the 100th Anniversary Book on page 12 and 13." Books are available for members and can be picked up at the Union Office. You may also request a copy to be mailed to you by emailing 100th@hilocal675.com.

Photos may be viewed here.

Oahu Service Awards


25 Years (l-r) UA Stanley Smith, UA Derrick Kualapai, GP Mark McManus, Glenn Shimizu, Scott Yamaguchi, Edward Sistoza, BM Val Ceria, Pres. Matt Brady, VP Ben Panis

30 Years (l-r) UA Stanley Smith, UA Derrick Kualapai, Wallace Chun, GP Mark McManus, Nicomedes Ganiron, David Nakasone, Lominga Latu, Pulia Tuha, John Ridings, Brian Miyashiro, Natalie Castanares, James Fan, Ted Kaneshiro, Constantino Gose, Earl Mikamura, Christopher Ano, BM Val Cena, Pres. Matt Brady, VP Ben Panis, Derek Higa (kneeling)

35 Years (l-r) UA Stanley Smith, UA Derrick Kualapai, GP Mark McManus, Randall T. Freitas, Steve Ku, Allan Johnston, John Kurashima, BM Val Ceria, Pres. Matt Brady, VP Ben Panis

40 Years (l-r) UA Stanley Smith, UA Derrick Kualapai, GP Mark McManus, Leighton Shoma, Valentino Ceria, Charles Tabar, Pres. Matt Brady, VP Ben Panis

45 Years (l-r) UA Stanley Smith, UA Derrick Kualapai, GP Mark McManus, Harry Sasuga, Ray Murakawa, Edmund Young, Carl Kaneda, Earl Tanna, Carl Correa, Russell Tomita, BM Val Ceria, Pres. Matt Brady, VP Ben Panis

50 Years (l-r) UA Stanley Smith, UA Derrick Kualapai, GP Mark McManus, Gerald Nakashima, Marc Kodama, Michael Anbe, Thomas Miyahira, Thomas Sakata, Ernest Theodore, Vernon Rosa, Miles Hirasuna, BM Val Ceria, Pres. Matt Brady, VP Ben Panis

55 Years (l-r) UA Stanley Smith, UA Derrick Kualapai, GP Mark McManus, Randolph Doctorello, Sr., Gary Watanabe, BM Val Ceria, Pres. Matt Brady, VP Ben Panis

60 Years (l-r) UA Stanley Smith, UA Derrick Kualapai, GP Mark McManus, Isamu Iwaoka, Mel Suganuma, BM Val Ceria, Pres. Matt Brady, VP Ben Panis

65 Years (l-r) UA Stanley Smith, UA Derrick Kualapai, GP Mark McManus, Silverio Miral, BM Val Ceria, Pres. Matt Brady, VP Ben Panis
   

Oahu top 100th Anniversary Winner: Randolph Doctorello, Jr. won the Vacations Hawaii Las Vegas round trip for two.

Oahu Grand Prize Winner at the 100th Anniversary Celebration: Nicomedes Ganiron won the custom-made ukulele hand-crafted and donated by Vernon Rosa.

Maui Service Awards


(l-r) Pres. Matt Brady, David Randall (30 yr), Daniel Pascua (30 yr), Norman Vares (55 yr), Gerald Mijo (45 yr), Royden Heirakuji (35 yr), Bus. Mgr. Val Ceria

Kauai Service Awards


(l-r) Pres. Matt Brady, Burt Sakata (30 yr), Dennis Muffly (50 yr), Orrin Shishido (45 yr), Nelson Cayetano, Jr. (35 yr), Bus. Mgr. Val Ceria

Hilo Service Awards


(l-r) Vice Pres. Ben Panis, Herbert Alvarez (30 yr), Harris Iwaoka (50 yr), Lawrence Costa, Sr. (50 yr), Clyde Ho (50 yr), Bus. Mgr. Val Ceria

Kona Service Awards


(l-r) Vice Pres. Ben Panis, Vince Damazo (60 yr), Alpidio Castillo (60 yr), Howard Nishida (45 yr), Bus. Mgr. Val Ceria
Plumbers & Fitters UA Local Union 675 - 1109 Bethel Street, Lower Level - Honolulu, Hawaii 96813-2218 - Tel: 808-536-5454 - FAX: 808-528-2629