EAA Holiday Party Recap
ICYMI (In case you missed it): Bread was broken; laughs were had; prizes were awarded; and announcements were made. The annual EAA Holiday Party was a complete success.
The Sheraton Downtown staff did an amazing job accommodating the 650 plus in attendance, which included such dignitaries as 64th District Assemblyman Mike A. Gipson, 70th District Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell, 53rd District Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Chief of Staff Ana Guerrero, and Deputy Mayor, Matt Szabo. Photo coverage of the EAA Holiday Party can be found on our official Facebook page. We invite you tag yourselves in the photos as an added show of solidarity. You can also browse through and download any of the 140 plus photos by accessing the holiday party album on Google Drive.
Did You Know: All the proceeds from the sold out event went straight to charity. Each ticket gave the attendee the option of choosing which of five local nonprofit organizations would receive their donation. Saturday’s tally is as follows (updated as of 4:18p, January 20th):
- Harbor Interfaith Services Inc. – $640
- Los Angeles Metropolitan Debate League – $570
- LAPD Devonshire PALS – $880
- Center For Assault Treatment Services – $420
- Proyecto Pastoral at C. Dolores Mission – $2730
The Big Announcement: Executive Director Gregory West made a major announcement last Saturday. Although details are still forthcoming, we did learn the outcome of the much anticipated contract negotiations with the City of Los Angeles and the words “no concessions” reverberated throughout the ballroom. Stay tuned to our social media feeds when official word is released.
And then there was a matter of the raffle… Between the charitable contributions to local non-profits, the complimentary Starbucks gift cards underneath each and every seat, and the labor contract news, it’s safe to say everybody was a winner on Saturday. There were, however, a few big winners, who took home some pretty awesome prizes ranging from an Apple Watch to a hoverboard to a 50 inch Samsung Smart Tv and racks of $150 Amazon gift cards.
The slide show below highlights the big winners of EAA’s annual holiday party at the Sheraton Downtown Los Angeles Hotel as well as the many of the smiling faces in attendance. Again, if you would like to find a photo of your group for download, the photos are in the cloud, namely Google Drive.