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Seattle Branch 61 Jazz Brunch
By Marilyn Walton
NAPS Western Region Vice President
Seattle Branch 61 recently hosted a jazz brunch at Salty’s on Alki Beach in Seattle. Attendees were treated to the vocal sounds of Josephine Howell Productions. Branch 61 Vice President Michael Ware was emcee. Special guests were NAPS Secretary/Treasurer Chuck Mulidore, Northwest Area Vice President and branch member Cindy McCracken and me.
Ware recognized Branch President Bjoren Gruetzmacher who welcomed the guests and thanked members and their families for attending. He encouraged members to reach out to their fellow EAS employees and urge them to join NAPS. Gruetzmacher said NAPS helps its members be informed and involved. As a result of the many opportunities while being involved, Gruetzmacher said he had just received a promotion.
McCracken encouraged members to be informed about the do’s and don’ts in the workplace and to supervise and manage operations with integrity. I shared that everyone should reach out and share information and don’t be afraid to ask for clarification when preforming daily duties; don’t hesitate to ask for help.
Mulidore brought greetings from his fellow resident officers and provided an overview of the recent pay talks. He also shared future strategies for increasing focus on positive postal legislation.
Attendees enjoyed a fabulous array of buffet foods, including Salty’s signature fish dishes. The brunch committee conducted an aggressive SPAC fundraiser. There was a 50-50 raffle and a large assortment of gift baskets and household and other useful items on display for attendees to purchase tickets and direct their tickets to the selected choice. The raffles raised $900 for SPAC.
The balance of the afternoon was spent enjoying the jazz music, the fantastic view and taking pictures on the balcony with the beautiful Seattle skyline as the backdrop.