The 65th biennial NYSALC Convention was held at the NY Marriott, Brooklyn Bridge, in Brooklyn New York, on 7/9-11 2023. 204 delegates representing 19 branches attended. LPO Marc Ashmon started the morning with a LCPF training class, that was well received. Guests included President Brian Renfroe, COS Kori Blalock Keller, Director of Life Insurance Jim Yates, National Trustee Charlie Heege, NBA Region 15 Bruce Didriksen, NBA Region 11 Mark Camilli, Region 11 RAA’s Dave Kennedy and Mike Brim, Region 15 RAA Orlando Gonzalez, RWCA Dave Picconi and LPO Marc Ashmon.Branch 41 President John Cruz welcomed the delegation, and both NBAs gave remarks..
We were by joined by House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, who guaranteed his support for our agenda. All Committee reports were accepted and the 4 resolutions that were remitted were accepted with minor amendments. We also passed 2 By-Law changes to promote fiscal accountability for the Association, and future Convention costs
President Brian Renfroe addressed the delegation, discussing collective bargaining issues, heat training falsification issues, crimes against letter carriers, S &DCs, Supreme Court decision on religion exemption on Sunday, Legislation, LCPF and Medicare Integration. Chief of Staff Kori Blalock Keller gave a political update on National issues.
All nominated officers were elected by acclamation, and the NYSALC honored retiring members Walter Barton and John K. Rivera for their service with plaques.
The afternoon NBA Classes were greatly informative and well appreciated.
Director Jim Yates performed the installation on 7/11, and after the final committee reports, we adjoined.
I’d like to Thank all Officers and Executive Board members for a great job, and **Special Acknowledgement to Br.41 President John Cruz and his Staff for an extraordinary job-a Great Time was had by All!..