The Teterboro Chapter of the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) held its 29th Annual Holiday Social at The Graycliff in Moonachie, NJ, on Friday, January 12, 2018. Meridian supported the event by purchasing a table of 10 for its employees and their guests, as well as being a Casino Night sponsor. The lively evening began at 7:00pm and lasted until about 11:00pm.
The Casino-themed event featured an open bar, dinner, dancing, a live band and DJ music, and of course, a craps table, a blackjack table, dealers, casino chips, and more! Casino chips could be exchanged for prize tickets. The dinner included a full buffet, carving table, pasta station, seafood, and ice cream bar. Door prizes were donated by member companies and given out at the end of the evening to guests. A 50/50 raffle then followed, with three lucky winners walking away a few dollars richer that night.
The early PAMA holiday parties were held in December, until one year a snowstorm cancelled the event. It was rescheduled for the following month, and as it turned out, everyone liked the date in January much better since it didn’t conflict with everyone’s busy holiday schedule in December. It’s been held in January ever since.
PAMA is a nonprofit society representing all professionals in aviation maintenance. The Teterboro Chapter is located at Teterboro Airport in Bergen County New Jersey. The chapter typically meets on the last Tuesday of each month (except June through August) at the Graycliff in Moonachie, NJ.
This past week, Meridian was proud to host the January meeting of the Alameda County Mayors’ Conference (ACMC). The 3-hour event was a big success for the 50 people in attendance. Among the attendees were distinguished Mayors, City Managers, and City Council Members, all of whom were extremely excited about the ambiance that the terminal and hanger provided. In fact, the large American flag draped on the back wall was so inspiring, that it was used for the Pledge of Allegiance to kick off the meeting.
The ACMC was created in 1954 to, “develop and maintain a means of cooperative effort and understanding in matters of mutual interests and concern” and to, “assemble information helpful in the consideration of problems particular to the various areas of the county”. The Membership of this prestigious conference consists of the Mayors of the incorporated cities including Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, and Union City. In addition to the Mayors, Officers are elected annually to serve a one-year term.
The ACMC meets monthly to carry out its purpose. The meetings include a variety of appointments, reviews, discussions, presentations, and of course a dinner. To learn more about the ACMC and to be informed of its future meetings, please visit their website at http://www.acmayorsconference.org/