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    Posted March 24, 2010

Tri-Union Picnic Held in So FL

by Irene Adjan, South Florida Equity Liaison


Guillermo Sauceda, AFTRA Miami Local President, Leslie Krensky, Screen Actors Guild South Region Director and Florida Executive Director, Irene Adjan, South Florida Equity Liaison, Herta Suarez, AFTRA Miami Local Executive Director and Southeast Regional Director, and Steve Gladstone, Screen Actors Guild Florida Branch President and Equity Member

The first ever South Florida Tri-Union Picnic was held on President’s Day, February 15th, 2010. The event was instigated by the Florida Branch of the Screen Actors Guild. Leslie Krensky, Screen Actors Guild South Region Director and Florida Executive Director, headed up the organizing. SAG sent invitations to their members, and invitations were sent out via email to members of Actors’ Equity and AFTRA, by me and Herta Suarez, AFTRA Miami Local Executive Director and Southeast Regional Director, respectively.

It was a beautiful day at Greynolds Park in North Miami – the sun was shining and there was not even a hint of our usual humidity. Members of all three unions gathered together to mingle and spend a relaxing holiday afternoon. Sandwiches, chips, fruit, cookies, cupcakes, and beverages were available for all to enjoy. There was even a bounce-house for the kids.

I spoke to a couple of Equity actors who had recently relocated to South Florida and had questions about the area and how to get information about auditions. I spoke to a SAG member who was now looking to do theatre work and wanting to know more about joining Equity. The event provided a great opportunity to network, as well as have some fun.

Many of the people there were members of Equity, as well as SAG and/or AFTRA. It was a terrific show of community and union solidarity. We may have belonged to different unions, but shared the fact that we are all union members!

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