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UWUA Local 369 member organizes "Friendship Social Event"

The goal of the October 28th event is to help people with disabilities enjoy social occasion.

Oct. 25, 2012 - PRLog -- The Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) Local 369 is supporting the efforts of one of its members, Dennis Walsh of Dorchester, who is putting together a “Friendship Social Event” dance Sunday, October 28, at Florian Hall, Dorchester, from 4 to 8 p.m., in support of individuals with special needs.

Walsh, a 30-year veteran of NStar and UWUA Local 369 member, said that he approached the union leadership with the idea and they wholeheartedly supported it. “We know that there are many individuals with afflictions and ailments who can benefit from social events – whether that’s Cerebral Palsy or other conditions – and we thought it would be a great idea to begin a series of dances and social events to help bring people together. We invite anyone who is interested to come on down and join in the festivities.”

Music will be provided by Joe Peters, “Gifted Fingers” and Tony Faunces of “The Platters.” Joe volunteers with Dennis on this effort and is an NStar worker also.  Dennis notes, “This is not a fundraiser. We are extending this invitation to our friends and neighbors with disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy and others, as well as to anyone who would like to make a new friend. Come and take advantage of this opportunity to get together for a fun night out with food, dancing and socializing.” He hopes to gain the support of other unions in this event. “Together, we can make a real difference in the lives of our friends and neighbors.”

The event takes place at Florian Hall, 55 Hallet Street, Dorchester, from 4 to 8 p.m. The sponsors are asking (but not requiring) a donation to help defray the cost of the event. All are welcome, with or without donation, however. Attendees who would like to bring a dessert to share with the group can do so. For additional information about the event please contact Dennis Walsh at 617-694-7990, or Maggie Desdunes at 617-259-7067, or e-mail denniswalsh54@gmail.com.

About UWUA Local 369

UWUA Local 369 represents 3300 union energy professionals, keeping the cities and towns in Eastern and Central Massachusetts, as well as the Cape and Islands, powered with natural gas, electric and nuclear energy. The union represents workers at NSTAR, National Grid, Entergy, Exelon, Constellation Energy, New England Gas, Distrigas, GenOn, Elec Comm, Hingham Municipal Lighting, and Covanta. Members fill a wide range of positions including transmission and distribution, meter reading, engineering and work control functions, mechanics, fossil generation, nuclear power reactor operators, scientists and chemists, computer engineers and technicians, laboratory instrument control, radiation protection technicians, technical specialists, instructors, nuclear maintenance mechanics, utility construction workers, communication workers, and other specialty classifications. The Utility Workers Union of America Local 369 maintains offices at 120 Baystate Drive, Braintree, MA 02184 and also in Wareham, MA.  For additional information, please call 781-848-3740 or e-mail info@uwua369.org.

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