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    Posted November 28, 2006

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EMC Day goes National

By Nicole Yanolatos

On Tuesday, November 7, 2006, EMC Day became a National event, as get-togethers were held in Buffalo, Chicago, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Los Angeles, New York, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Phoenix-Tucson, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, St. Louis, and South Florida. A staff member or liaison in each city hosted a casual gathering with food, facts and fun for all those interested in the Equity Membership Candidate program. Across the US, about 100 participants took part in this important outreach event.

In the four office cities ( Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco), Staff, Committee members, Councillors and current Equity Members offered information, fielded questions from prospective Candidates and distributed Equity promotional merchandise to the eager attendees.

In other cities, participants were delighted to learn that Equity has reached out to them. The hope is that next year even more liaison cities will join in National EMC Day. Liaisons interested in holding an EMC Day event in their city next November, please e-mail, or call 212-869-8530 ext. 330.

Thank you to all those who made EMC Day possible, as well as special thanks to the liaisons who were able to hold events in their cities: Irene Adjan (South FL), Gary Barker & John Armstrong (St. Louis), Debra Cole (Buffalo), Tony Hodges (Phoenix-Tucson), Dan Mooney (Milwaukee), Margie Price (Philadelphia), Sally Soldo (Dallas-Ft. Worth) and Ingrid Sonnichsen (Pittsburgh).

In San Francisco, National EMC Day was hosted by BAAC members Nancy Madden and Bert van Aalsburg: Pictured (L-R): Sheila M. Devitt, Daria Bauer, Darrin Glesser, Valerie Weak, Geotty Chapple, Jacqueline Andersen and Steven Durflinger. Also attending, but not available for the photo, was Ray Renati

Amy Dolan, National Education and Outreach Coordinator (second row, fourth from left) led EMC Day in New York

Also participating in NY: (L-R) Councillor Scott Watanabe, Membership Director JP Regit, and Amy Dolan. Not pictured: Councillor Tom Miller, Secretary/Treasurer Conard Fowkes, and National Director, Administration & Finance, Steve DiPaola

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