We marched this past Sunday, June 8th, 2014 in the National Puerto Rican Day Parade. The weather was gorgeous and rain missed us by one day. It was a successful event with Andre Faria of SixCentz providing our Float with Freestyle artists Jill Tirrell, Julio Mena and Trilogy. We also had a DJ who entertained the lively crowd in between sets down 5th Avenue.
Our Princess this year was Victoria Castillo, daughter of Cecilia Raymond from Local 157. Princess Victoria was at the head of the New York City & Vicinity District Council of Carpenters wearing a lovely baby blue gown which complimented the navy blue t-shirts that were donated by the District Council. She was chauffeured on a convertible driven by Alejandro Rodriquez of Local 157. As she waved to the mass of spectators she sported a sash with the words “UBC Latino Club” creatively drawn by artist Laurie Peruyero.
In attendance from the District Council was EST Joseph Geiger and Vice-President Michael Cavanaugh. Also in attendance was Mitch Sonntag, President of Local 157. We even had visitors from our Brotherhood in Boston. Pictures of event were taken by Julie East and her associate, Morgan Clarke from the DC and other members, family and friends who either marched with us or were in the crowd along the parade route that spanned from 44th Street to 79th Street.
Video Footage of Parade:
SixCentz Brings Freestyle to Our Float
Trilogy At The Puerto Rican Day Parade NYC 2014
Daily News Video @ 0:43
Ernie Anastos Giving Unions & Carpenters a Shout Out @ 3:27
We are preparing for our participation in the New York City National Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday, June 8th, 2014. March begins @ 11am down 5th Avenue from 44th Street to 79th Street. This year on our float, Andre Faria from SixCentz will be bringing us Freestyle Artists Juan Mena, Cnr Trilogy, Joey Kidd, and Jill Tirrell. The Band will be Noel y la 718 who were last year’s 4-hour Dinner Cruise band.
We have received sponsorship from the New York City District Council of Carpenters for the expenses of the float. Local 157 has also sponsored us by paying for the permits for the Parade. All who would like to participate need to attend the Monday, June 2nd Members Meeting to receive the wristbands and get time and location information. One wristband per family will be given out, then on the day of the parade more bands will be provided.
We would like to invite all members to the Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Puerto Rican Parade Annual Mass on Sunday, June 1st, 2014 @ 4pm-5pm. The Church will host a Mass to kick off a week of celebrations honoring the Puerto Rican heritage. All members and their family are welcome to attend this Annual Blessing. Come and enjoy a beautiful Mass featuring groups and organizations honoring Puerto Rico. There is no entrance fee.
June 8th Parade After Party brought to you by SixCentz. Stay tuned…
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On Sunday, May 4th several of our members attended the TD Five Boro Bike Tour. This year we dedicated the Tour to our founding UBC Latino Bike Team member Louis Delgado. The ride started at 8am sharp at Battery Park in Manhattan and touched all 5 Boroughs of New York City and ended at Fort Wadsworth, Gateway National Recreation Area in Staten Island. In the end, there was a Bike Tour Festival full of entertainment, food, giveaways, and all kinds of exhibits and other activities.
We would like to thank the Volunteers and Riding Marshals who got up early for the 6am set-up to help make this event successful. These members are Carlos Pereda, Antonio Coyoc, Chuck Reyes, Maritza Rivera, BeBe Brown, Juan Gonzalez, Cecilia Raymond, Erik Molina, Christina Perez, Eric, Ruben City Carpenter, Eddie Bracken & Eddie Herrero.
We would also like to thank our Sponsors: District Council, Local 157, Local 1556, Local 740, Local 45, Local 2287, Alex Rosado from Rosado, Checanova & Brasali, and Randi Segal. Their support has been tremendous and is greatly appreciated.
The Day After…
At our May 5th Meeting we raffled off a BlackDiamond Shimano equip 21 Speed Mountain Bike. The lucky winner was ticket #0576 held by Natalia Lee Gonzalez, daughter of Juan Gonzalez of Local 157. Proceeds will go to Memorial Sloan Kettering Children’s Cancer Unit. A representative will be joining us at our June 2nd Meeting to receive the donation and give the Latino Club a Merit Award for participating.
Today we will have an Open Forum to discuss any activities you would like to see go on in the club. We have an open door policy and welcome any new ideas and suggestions, which would generate a positive image and outcome for the club.
Our communications Committee is looking for volunteers to help us with event organizing, telephone banking, advertise the club by posting newsletters and flyers at job sites and locals; help with members meetings and with raffles and any other jobs for the benefit of the club.
We are still selling $5 raffle tickets for the bike raffle that will be held next month as well as t-shirts. Spread the word & bring a friend. Hope to see you today @ 4:30 at 395 Hudson Street, 10th Floor
Congratulations to Joe Geiger on winning the EST election. We are looking forward to big bold changes and a better and stronger union.
Click the link below for the Weekly Compliance Message from the EST
Let’s stay informed! Get the latest news at: www.nycdistrictcouncil.com
The Ballots have been mailed out for EST Election and due back before January 23rd.
For those who were not able to make it to the Debate, here is the link to the video:
View the Debate and see how each Candidate responded to questions. Carpenter Brothers & Sisters, let our voices be heard. VOTE and help make a difference!
NYC District Council Election Headquarters
Registration for the Civil Service Carpenter Exam has been reopened until Tuesday, January 14th. Exam will be give at a CTC Center on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014.
Carpenter Exam No. 4024
Carpenter (HHC) Exam No. 4025 (To work in Hospitals)
Note: If you are a Veteran, receive unemployment insurance benefit payments, certain forms of public assistance, or other similar benefits you may have the application fee waived by submitting documentation of your fee waiver type (see Exam Fee Waiver FAQs). The fee waiver documentation must be submitted at a CTC Application Center or mailed to DCAS Application Unit, 1 Centre Street, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10007 along with the application receipt generated by OASys. If you are applying for and taking a test at a CTC, bring the fee waiver documentation with you to the test.
FAQs for Fee Waiver
FAQs for Application
Civil Service Carpenter Exam Class
For members who have already registered for the Civil Service Carpenter Exam, there will be a prep class offered on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 7:00am SHARP until 3:30pm.
Space is limited so please call the school at 212-727-2224 to register. If your name is not on the sign-in sheet, you will not be allowed to stay.
Atlantic City Trip
The next Latino Club Meeting will take place February 3rd @ 4:30pm, 395 Hudson Street, 10th Floor.
We will be taking reservations and collecting payments for the February 15th trip to AC.
5th Annual Billiards Tournament
Friday, November 8th,2013
1st Prize $300
2nd Prize $150
3rd Prize $50
*Raffles for…..T-shirts, Pool Sticks, Basket of Cheer, 50/50, T-shirts
Apoya nuestra cultura Latina.
At BQE Café Billiards
70-02 34th Avenue, Jackson Heights, NY (718) 779-4348, www.bqebilliardsandbar.com
Take the G, R or V train to 65th Street Station, between 70th & 71st Street on 34th Avenue.
2 hours of free beverage and appetizers
Register now until November 6th, 2013
$30 registration for Union members $20.00 for non-players
Contact Caesar Bravo at 646-483-9541 and Eddie Herrero 516-903-7372