New Orleans 2017:12

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The Official E-Newsletter of the SAG-AFTRA New Orleans Local
The Official E-Newsletter of the SAG-AFTRA New Orleans Local
December 2017


SAG-AFTRA is a member of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) of Greater New Orleans.

Board members Robert Bennett and George Sanchez serve as delegates and attend events to introduce us to their membership and find out more about the work they do for unions in our area. Thank you, Robert and George, for keeping us engaged in the local labor community.






2017 Annual Membership Meeting and Social

Join the SAG-AFTRA New Orleans Local Board and our special guests for the New Orleans Local annual membership meeting. Meet Lisha Brock, the new director of locals administration. Learn the latest on what is happening in the marketplace, hear a presentation on the new Regional Commercials Contract and come enjoy holiday camaraderie with your fellow members while enjoying some food and drink.

We are pleased to welcome Susan Bernecker, mother of John Bernecker, who will join us for a special tribute to John. John lost his life on July 13 doing what he loved — performing stunts — on a set in Atlanta. John was a member of the New Orleans Local.

When: 7–9 p.m., Monday, Dec. 4
Mix and mingle begins at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Landmark Hotel & Suites (aka The Copeland Tower)
Pontchartrain Room, 16th Floor
2601 Severn Avenue
Metairie, LA 70002

Free parking available off North Hullen Street; enter through the main hotel entrance.

RSVP: Please send an email to or call (214) 363-8300 ext. 1 and leave your name by Friday, Dec. 1.

This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. Parents/guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. RSVP as noted above. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card or digital card on the app (paid through Oct. 31, 2017 or April 30, 2018) for admittance.