2019 Holiday Party Information

To kick off the Engineers & Architects Association’s quasquicentennial (meaning 125th anniversary and coined by engineer Dr. Wilford Funk), Team EAA is throwing a party for its members at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. Our honored guests will be treated to fine dining, magical displays, raffle prizes, and special guest appearances. If you have attended any of our previous holiday parties then you know there is no better way to start the new year. 

Things To Know
The Fine Print

This event is open to dues paying members only. To ensure as many of our intended guests have a seat at this year’s party, we have implemented a brief verification process that requires you provide your employee ID number (as listed on your paystub) along with the associated first and last names. Once you have cleared the verification process, you will receive a passcode redeemable towards the purchase of up to two tickets.

NOTE: Each dues paying member is allowed one guest. There is a strict two ticket limit per member (member +guest). Any member who exceeds the limit will only be granted two tickets. No refunds will be issued for excess tickets purchased.

Although a max capacity of 700 is nothing to sneeze at, it is still a far cry from being able to accommodate the entirety of the EAA’s membership as well as their potential plus ones. Do not wait to purchase your tickets online. With that said, let’s get down to more specifics behind the tickets:

  • There are three different tickets to choose from depending on your choice of entrée (see Holiday Menu below).
  • Each ticket acts as your one and only entry into the EAA raffle.
  • Dues paying members (only) will receive 125th Anniversary Commemorative Gift
  • All ticket proceeds go to charity (See The Charities Involved below).

The EAA Holiday Party Committee strongly suggests those who plan on attending should arrive early enough to allow time for parking and check-in. 

Parking Information

Members/Guests should self-park in the structure located beneath Pershing Square. You can enter through Olive Street (between 5th and 6th). Once you have parked, take the escalator up to Olive Street. The Millennium Biltmore Hotel is located directly across the street from Pershing Square.

Check-In Instructions

We have kept the check-in process very simple. You need only your printed EAA Holiday Party ticket(s) and a form of identification to gain entrance. Present your ticket(s) upon entry and you will receive:

  • Free Parking Voucher 
  • Meal Preference Table Placard 
  • Raffle Ticket
  • 125th Anniversary Commemorative Gift (members only, guests exempt)

There is no priority seating nor is there assigned seating. If you have a group you wish to sit with, we suggest one of your party arrives early to reserve seats at a particular table. Rest assured, this party was not overbooked. If you bought a ticket, you are a guaranteed a place at our table. 

Holiday Party Schedule
  • 12:00 | Check-In Registration/Cocktail Hour Begins
  • 1:00   |  Introductions/First Course Served
  • 1:30   | Honorable Mentions/Main Course Served
  • 2:30   | Union Address/Dessert Served
  • 3:00   | Raffle Giveaway/Entertainment

NOTE: Times are only estimates.

Contact Information

If you have any other questions related to the event, either email outreach@eaaunion.org or call the office at 213.620.6920 by 3:00p Friday the 5th. On the day of the event, any questions can be directed towards the Millennium Biltmore Front Desk at 213.624.1011.

The EAA Holiday Party Menu

The Millennium Biltmore Hotel has prepared a prix-fixe menu for our honored guests. At the time of purchase, you must choose one of the three savory entrée options below. 

SALAD

Baby Spinach & Hearts of Romaine
Candied Pecans, Pomegranate Seeds and Stilton Bleu
Sherry Vinaigrette

ENTRÉE OPTIONS (Choose One)

Option #1
Herb & Garlic Crusted Prime beef Sirloin Steak
Burgundy Whole Grain Mustard Sauce
Asparagus
Chevre Pomme Puree

Option #2
Darn of Wild-Caught Salmon
Pignolia & Lemon Butter
Sautéed Cabernet Tomatoes & Brown Beech Mushrooms
Simmered Yukon Potatoes

Option #3
Curried Lentils
Fire-Roasted Pepper and Oregano Romesco

NOTE: Served with assorted rolls with sweet butter.

DESSERT

Pumpkin & Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake

NOTE: Freshly brewed regular and decaffeinated coffee and select hot hot teas provided with meal.

The Charities Involved

As mentioned earlier, all proceeds from ticket sales will go to charity. There is a slight twist however. Rather than benefit just one noble cause, why not spread the wealth. After all, every little bit helps. The money from ticket sales will be donated to five different non profits organizations. Unlike last year, proceeds from ticket sales will be allocated equally among all participating local non profit organizations. 

Below is a bit of background information behind the five non profit organizations, who stand to benefit from your generosity and holiday spirit: 

Harbor Interfaith Services Inc.

Since 1975, Harbor Interfaith Services Inc. has worked tirelessly to empower the homeless and working poor of the South Bay communities to achieve self-sufficiency by providing support services, including but not limited to shelter and job placement. 

  • Awarded San Pedro’s 2013 Non-Profit Organization of the Year.
  • Assisted over 31,000 homeless and working poor in 2014 alone. 

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Los Angeles Metropolitan Debate League

Established in 2007, the LAMDL is a non-profit organization whose mission is to expand access to policy debate programming to students from LAUSD schools.

  • For five years running, every LAMDL high school senior has passed CAHSEE.
  • In 2014, 100% of those, who participated in the LAMDL, graduated from high school. More than 85% of that same group are now attending a four-year college.

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lacityp_026633LAPD Devonshire PALS

PALS has provided after school and weekend enrichment programs for at-risk children and teens that build positive relationships between youth and the LAPD.

  • Devonshire PALS has been serving the Greater San Fernando Valley area since 1970.
  • For the past 30 years, PALS has hosted an annual Toy Drive. Last year alone, they handed out more than 900 gifts to children.

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Center For Assault Treatment Services

C.A.T.S. is the only 24/7, all ages program dedicated to helping victims of sexual abuse and assault in the San Fernando and the Santa Clarita Valleys.

  • Since 1997, C.A.T.S. has treated nearly 1,000 children and adult victims each year. 
  • Applies state-of-the-art technology to identify domestic and sexual abuse and bring perpetrators to justice. 

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Proyecto Pastoral at C. Dolores Mission

Proyecto Pastoral is a non-profit organization intent on addressing and breaking the cycle of poverty affecting the community of the Boyle Heights District of East Los Angeles.

  • Proyecto Pastoral has been championing the disenfranchised since 1986.
  • Proyecto Pastoral serves approximately 2,500 individuals on an annual basis and operates five community-based programs.

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Highlights from the 2018 EAA Holiday Party