UA Local 675 Celebrates 100 Years Chartered in 1919
E Ho`omau "Building on the Past … For a Better Tomorrow"
A historical night to remember in a special chapter of Local 675, President Matthew Brady opened with the reading of the United Association Charter established on November 15, 1919. About 1,122 were present at the centennial celebration of the Plumbers & Fitters UA Local 675 on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballrooms. Augie T was the master of ceremonies with invocation by Danny Akaka, Jr. and his wife Anna. Our very own Jeremy Kainoa Salave'a sang the National Anthem and Hawai`i Pono`i in acapela.
"Throughout the evening, the theme E Ho`omau, 'Building on the Past, For a Better Tomorrow' was expressed. Those words hold true to the belief that we learn from those who came before us; the pioneers of this Union," said Business Manager Val Ceria. He added, "The event was dedicated to their legacy, for their timeless values of commitment and integrity, for the extraordinary leadership of the past, and for the pride of our Local Union."
Deepest aloha was given to the United Association who launched the Charter of Local Union 675 and General President, Brother Mark McManus who graciously accepted to be the Honorary Chairman for this historical event. Business Manager Ceria also thanked the membership and their families, sister locals, union contractors, subscribers and friends who gave tremendous support over the years and also with the 100th Anniversary celebration.
It was a year-long endeavor chaired by President Matthew Brady, with collaborative efforts of the officers and board members, union and training staff support, who made the journey together possible toward the tremendous success of the event.
Business Manager Val Ceria ended the evening filled with entertainment by Lance Orillo Trio, Ben Vegas and Maila Gibson, the service awards presentation, proclamations by various dignitaries, and even prize giveaways. He expressed with grateful words, "On behalf of UA Local 675 we appreciate you joining and celebrating with us as we continue to help build the dreams of this great State of Hawaii and to our proud United Association!"
A slideshow during the festive Hawaiian dinner was shown throughout the evening with a special video presentation towards the end. The commemorative book was given to each person present along with wine centerpieces, wine glasses and Local 675 logo coasters.
If you are a member and would like to request a copy of the commemorative 100th Anniversary Book, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and mailing address. You may also pick up a copy at the Union Office.