The annual Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Golf Outing Dinner gave construction industry and community leaders the opportunity to network in early June.
Held at the Pipefitters Local 120 Union Hall on the evening of June 6, union leaders, contractors, vendors and other attendees gathered for conversation about industry news, current
projects, future needs, politics and the opportunity to improve both personal and professional relationships.
Among some of the many conversations were the recent passing of H.B. 6 by the Ohio House, the wet spring affecting projects, different recruitment strategies and upcoming work, the recent play of the Indians and of course their golf game.
More than 175 people attended the dinner, which helped raise funds for the Cleveland Building Trades. After dinner, Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary Dave Wondolowski briefly addressed those in attendance.
He discussed how the dinner and golf outing, which takes place on the following day, continues to grow every year and funds raised are essential to operate the Cleveland Building Trades.
Wondolowski thanked everyone for coming to the dinner and then introduced his executive board to the crowd.
The dinner happened to coincide with the 75th anniversary of D-Day, and Wondolowski honored all veterans in attendance. He asked them to stand and be recognized, and the crowd provided them with a loud standing ovation for their service to our country.
He then made a special point to introduce Joe Skoch, a 92-year-old former World War II veteran
and Cleveland Building Trades member, who is still active in the trades. Skoch, a carpenter, received a long, roaring standing ovation from the audience.
Following all the introductions were raffles and other prize give-away for attendees.
The CBCTC golf outing dinner is a separate event from the actual golf outing, which was held the
following day at Mallard Creek Golf Club.
Despite all the recent rain, the courses were in playable condition, and the sunny and mild temperatures provided the golfers with a memorable day.