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AFM 101st Convention Award Winners and Certificate Recipients

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AFM Lifetime Achievement Award:

Lou Marini

“The richness of life as a musician is a treasure,” said Lou Marini of Local 802 after he received the AFM Lifetime Achievement Award at the 101st convention.

AFM Lifetime Service Award:

Wally Malone of Local 6 (San Francisco, CA)

Eugene Tournour of Local 661-708 (Atlantic City, NJ)

Cass Acosta of Local 116 (Shreveport, LA) and Local 777 (Biloxi, MS)

2019 AFM Diversity Awards:

Charles Walton Diversity Advocacy Award: Gilbert Sedeno, Local 65-699 (Houston, TX)

Charles McDaniel Youth Award (under 20): Timothy Ray, Local 174-496 (New Orleans, LA)

Deacon John Moore (right) of Local 174-496 (New Orleans, LA) receives a 60-year membership recognition certificate from International Secretary-Treasurer Jay Blumenthal.

60 Year membership recognition:

Joseph Carfagno of Local 78 (Syracuse, NY)

Deacon John Moore of Local 174-496 (New Orleans, LA)

Albert E. Krahn of Local 193 (Waukesha, WI)

John Leite of Local 300 (Lowell, MA)

50 Year membership recognition:

Gary Smith of Local 2-197 (St. Louis, MO)

Martin Hodapp of Local 3 (Indianapolis, IN)

Rick Baptist of Local 47 (Los Angeles, CA)

John Sprott of Local 71 (Memphis, TN)

Motter Snell of Local 76-493 (Seattle, WA)

Michael Moore of Local 148-462 (Atlanta, GA)

Richard Melikian of Local 171 (Springfield, MA)

Carl Hosbond of Local 198-457 (Providence, RI)

Tom Wild of Local 257 (Nashville, TN)

Brent Malseed of Local 293 (Hamilton, ON)

Charles Rice of Local 427-721 (Tampa Bay, FL)

Edward Love of Local 463 (Lincoln, NE)

Skip Kutz of Local 553 (Saskatoon, SK)

Mark Hamza of Local 577 (Pocono, PA)

Charles (Chas) Reskin of Local 655 (Miami, FL)

Gary Williams of Local 674 (Covington, VA-Lewisburg, WV)

Brad C. Eggen of Local 30-73 (St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN)

Albert E. Krahn of Local 193 (Waukesha, WI)

25 Year continued attendance at AFM conventions:

Vicky Smolik of Local 2-197 (St. Louis, MO)

Marty Borton of Local 228 (Kalamazoo, MI) and Local 232-278 (South Bend, IN)

Local presidents (from left) Dave Pomeroy (257), Leonard DiCosimo (4), Terryl Jares (10-208) and Kale Cumings (6) accepted TEMPO Achievement Awards for their respective locals.

TEMPO Achievement Awards (for obtaining the highest contribution level between the 100th and 101st Conventions):

First place: Local 6 (San Francisco, CA)

Second place: Local 257 (Nashville, TN)

Third place: Local 10-208 (Chicago, IL)

Highest membership in the AFM TEMPO Signature program: Local 4 (Cleveland, OH)

Joseph Carfagno (right) of Local 78 (Syracuse, NY) receives a 60-year membership recognition certificate from International Secretary-Treasurer Jay Blumenthal.

Eugene Tournour of Local 661-708 (Atlantic City, NJ) was presented Lifetime Service Awards at the 101st Convention.
Cass Acosta of Local 116 (Shreveport, LA) and Local 777 (Biloxi, MS) was presented Lifetime Service Awards at the 101st Convention.

Timothy Ray, who received the Charles McDaniel Youth Award, and Gilbert Sedeno, who received the Charles Walton Diversity Advocate Award, pose with AFM Diversity Committee members.







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