Saturday, November 6th at 6pm

Ballard Elks Club

6411 Seaview Avenue NW on the waterfront in Ballard
To order tickets go to For more info, call 206.324.3372

Table of 8 $475
Pair of Tickets $120
Single Ticket $65.00

2010 Washington Women in Trades Awardees

  • Tradeswoman of the Year: Nikki Ramharter. Crane Operator
  • Lifetime Achievement: Nancy Mason. Retired. IBEW 46 Business Rep, L&I Apprentice Program Manager, Maintenance Electrician, High School Teacher, and more
  • Active Advocate: Judy Jewell. Owner, Olympian PreCast, Inc. Current Treasurer of Puget Sound NAWIC
  • Instructor: Denise Johnsen. Pre-Apprentice Program Instructor, Purdy & Mission, Creek Women’s Correction Centers
  • Union Activist: Marge Newgent. Conductor & Field Representative, Operating Engineers
  • Workplace Leader: Kristi Maule. Welding Shop Apprentice Coordinator, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
  • Tradeswoman of Tomorrow: Kirsten Gretza. Drywall Finisher Apprentice, IUPAT 364, Mckinstry
  • Peggy Cook Apprentice Award: Bridget Reiser. 4th year lineworker apprentice, Tacoma Power
  • Honorable Mention: Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & IMF Women in Trades
  • Vanessa Downing will be honored in a special memorium.

2010 Nominees included:

Angela Wolfrum
Connie Ashbrook (attending)
Janet Lewis
Gina Gregerson
Kath Johnson
Morgen Langer
Shana Hymas
Ethel Thomas
Jeanne Park
Jenna Smith (attending)
Kimberly Blake
Marina Ponce
Sacha Bommarito

Guest Speaker

Francine Moccio

  • Former Director of Institute for Women and Work at Cornell University School of Labor Relations
  • Ph.D. from New School for Social Work in Cultural Anthropology and Political Economy
  • Author of “Live Wire: Women and Brotherhood in the Electrical Industry”.


and apprenticeships draw women into skilled trades. Check out this article about women in the trades.


In memory – and in celebration – of someone. Who made this world a brighter and better place…

July 17th, 2010

Start: Eagle Leather in Tacoma

10222 South Tacoma Way, Lakewood, WA 98499

Gather between 10 am and Noon

Leaving Eagle Leather at Noon sharp!

End: IUOE Local 302′s Bothell Hall

18701 – 120th Ave. NE, Bothell, WA 98011

Around 2:30 pm for benefit Bar-B-Que

All proceeds go to Vanessa’s family

For more information contact:

Josh Gepner: 425-760-9079
Scott Bennett 253-282-6306

All trades and friends are Welcome.

Vanessa’s Memorial yesterday was beautiful and heart rending. The last news article and the benefit flyer are attached. Please print and post the flyer to help get the word out.

Memorial Flyer
Article Part 1
Article Part 2

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Sisters in the Building Trades

17701 108th Avenue SE
PMB #131
Renton, WA 98055
Phone: 206.618.6715
Fax: 253.850.1259
EIN# 56-2554359

The Next Meeting of the Sisters

When: February 4th, 2017
What Time: Set up at 3:30PM | Potluck at 4PM | Meeting Starts at 5PM
Where: South Seattle Community College, Georgetown Campus
6737 Corson Ave S, Seattle, WA
Building "C" Room 122
$3 parking

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