Photos of our 2017 Biennial Convention on May 19-20

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Good company
At our reception
Keynote speaker Kent Wong, guest Cyndy Domingo, VP of Human Rights Tracy Lai, and guest Stan Shikuma. Both Cindy and Stan received the Cesar Chavez Human Rights Award.
President Karen Strickland recognizes retiring boardmember Lila Harper
Honoring retiring boardmember Margaret West
Greetings from Mark Lowry, NW Washington Central Labor Council
AFT Western Regional Director Gerard Friesz
Sarah McFarlane receives Cesar Chavez Human Rights Award from Tracy Lai, VP of Human Rights
A Cesar Chavez Human Rights Award to Stan Shikuma, WSNA member and human rights activist
Community activist Cindy Domingo receives a Cesar Chavez Human Rights Award for her work
Kent Wong talks about the fight for public education and immigrant rights
AFT sends plaque to AFT Seattle Local 1789 to commemorate their 50th anniversary
The Hereditary Elder of the Lummi Tribe Bill James and the Blackhawk Singers perform
Quilt presented to Bill James, Lummi Nation Hereditary Chief
Lummi National Blackhawk Singers and Dancers
Singers and dancers of all ages
WSLC President Jeff Johnson with Todd Hahn, AFT Washington boardmember behind him
Convention business begins on Saturday morning
Convention business
Treasurer Kenneth Pimpleton gives a report on the state of the treasury
Guy Astley (AFT Seattle Local 1789) takes podium to announce the delegate credentials. Also pictured Ann McCartney, Parliamentarian, and Karen Strickland, President.
Janet Watson (AFT Renton Local 6367) announces nominations for officer positions
A member addresses a resolution on the floor
Speaking to a resolution for consideration and vote
Another delegate speaks on a resolution
Discussing an amendment to a resolution
All in favor?
Candidate Forum
Simone Terrell tells the delegate why she wants to be elected for another term as VP for Community and Technical Colleges
Recipients of the Executive Board Award for Leadership
AFT Renton Local 6367 member Amy Edmisson given a Leadership Award for Collective Bargaining
Treasurers' Award presented to Todd Hahn (AFT Renton Local 6367) and Brad Fader (Shoreline CCFT Local 1950). Not pictured: Helen Lovejoy (Peninsula College Federation Local 3439).
Winner of a basket from the scholarship fundraiser
Another winner!
Flowers and vase won in scholarship fundraiser
Convention delegates
Swearing in new officers for 2017-2019
Quilt of union t-shirts hand made by Wadiyah Nelson and Annette Stofer (AFT Seattle) with assistance of Dan Troccoli (AFT Project Staff)
Members of the Lummi Nation having fun at our photo booth
Fun times at our social media photo booth
Who's that behind the mask?!
Scary emoji
It's a deal!
Smiling faces
Betty and Karen
We're standing together, right?!
Show me the money!
Having fun!
Big winner!
Flower power!
Social hour
Guests Mark Lowry (NW WA Central Labor Council), Gerard Friesz (AFT Western Regional Director), Tim Stoelb and his wife (OSEA).
Guests from Lummi Nation (on right Bill James, Hereditary Chief)
Members from Renton Technical College
Getting to know each other at social hour
Having fun at the social media table