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Atlantic City Local Celebrates Milestone

On April 27th, Local 77 celebrated its 115th anniversary at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel. Monsignor William Hodge, the son and nephew of Atlantic City IATSE members and a fixture in the city for decades opened the evening with a meal blessing.

The event featured a montage of Atlantic City images, a Local 77 membership tribute video, music, dancing and speeches from many distinguished guests. The Local’s more than century old original charter was also on display. Guests of honor included: International Vice President Michael Barnes, Local 1 President James Claffey, Jr., James Claffey, Sr. Local 1, Local 632 President Kevin O’Brien, Local 917 President Barry Flemming, Don Earl, owner Earls Girls Lighting and Local 77 member, Chuck Ogle, owner Tri –State Staging and Local 8 member, Chris Cirignano, PSAV Director of Event Technology, Steve Jost, PSAV Sales Manager and Local 77 member, John Grasso, owner ACIR Pro and Local 917 member, IBEW 351 Business Agent Tim Carew and Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian. 

Photo, from left to right: President of Local 77 Joseph LaSala; President of Local 632 Kevin O’Brien; Local One member James Claffey, Sr.; President of Local One James J. Claffey, Jr.; Business Agent/Secretary of Local 77 Thomas Bambrick, Jr.;  Mayor of Atlantic City Don Guardian; International Vice President Michael Barnes, and President of Local 917 Barry Flemming.