“Being a Union Sheet Metal Worker isn’t just a job, it’s a career”

Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 19 
34th Annual Dinner Dance
& Karl Weinberg Scholarship Awards

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The evening of Saturday, March 28, 2015, Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 19 will be hosting our 36th Annual Dinner Dance.  At this event, we honor our twenty-five and fifty year members and present the Karl Weinberg Scholarship Awards. 

Please join us on this very special evening as we express our gratitude to those who have served our industry and recognize those aspiring for a career of their own.  Due to the generosity of members like you and our friends, this year we are able to award two academic and two random scholarships. 

This annual event will be held at Penns Landing Caterers, 1301 South Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The evening will begin with a cocktail reception and butler serviced hot and cold hors d’oeuvres at 6:00 p.m.  Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m.  You can enjoy an open bar and dancing until 11:00 p.m.  Tickets are one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) each.  They may be obtained from my office either in person or by mail.

In conjunction with the Dinner Dance, we are publishing a commemorative booklet as a lasting memento.  Your continued support by taking the enclosed booster will help ensure a successful event.  The booster prices are five, ten and twenty-five dollars or greater.  Please print your name clearly, exactly as you would like it to appear in the commemorative booklet. 

All proceeds from the Dinner Dance go to the Scholarship Fund.  Please make checks payable to the “Local 19 Scholarship Fund”.  Return the enclosed booster to: Atten: Scholarship Fund, 1301 South Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147.  Our scholarships are available to every member, members’ spouses and their dependent children.

Thank you again for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you on this joyful occasion.  I remain,

Fraternally yours,
Gary J. Masino
President/Business Manager 

CLICK HERE to download the Booster ticket

Our Annual Christmas Party was held on Sunday, December 14, 2014, at Penns Landing Caterers. 

CLICK HERE for fun photos from the photobooth (use "photofun" to login)

25 & 50 year members who celebrated their time with the union 
at the annual dinner dance that was held on March 29, 2014.

CLICK HERE to read our blog: Shear Facts

Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 19 
34th Annual Dinner Dance
& Karl Weinberg Scholarship Awards
To view the photographs of the banquet online please visit: http://casella.zenfolio.com
Click on 2014Banquet & use the password: 1488
You can view prints or watch a slideshow.
Order online or call Casella Studios at 215-467-5915

Congratulations to the 2013 Sheet Metal Workers Christmas Party Raffle Winners!
1st Place Ed Passamonti
2nd Place Leo Wood
3rd Place Ron King
4th Place Donna Ledger 
1st Place is Ed Passamonti
Philadelphia Retired member – $5000.00 raffle winner who donated his sellers winnings of $500.00 to the Holiday Fund

2nd Place is Leo Wood
Philadelphia Retired Member - $1000 + $100 for being seller

3rd Place is Ron King
Temporarily Unemployed Philadelphia Member - $750 + $75 for being seller

4th Place is Donna Ledger
who is the Niece of member Jack Kolifrath and PLC Catering Admin Donna Kolifrath.  Donna Ledger won $500 and was unable to come get her photo taken.  Jack & Donna Kolifrath donated their $50 seller win back to the Holiday fund as well.

Penns Landing Caterers raises the bar for banquet food.  Penns LandingCaterers treats you to hot, bountiful, delicious food regardlessof your budget.  Best of all, our pricing includes linens, floral arrangement, and gratuity.

Whether you are planning a wedding reception, a corporate dinner, or any type of social function, our experienced Banquet staff will show you how we can personalize your affair and make it unforgettable from beginning to end. 

CLICK HERE for more information & to book your next party!

Apprentice CPR
Among the things third year apprentice Jeffrey Lyons learned at the SMWIA Local 19 Training Center was how to administer Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, more commonly referred to as CPR. As it turns out, it is a good thing he did. On the morning of Tuesday, August 2nd, while at work for Environmental Air Services, Inc., in Clifton Heights, co-worker Tim Kollhoff became ill and eventually was unconscious on the floor of the shop. While waiting for the Emergency Medical Technicians to arrive, Jeffrey was able to remain calm, think clearly, and put the CPR training he had received into practice.  The twenty-seven year old Jeffrey, with the help of Jake Kollhoff, Tim’s brother, worked on Tim until the Emergency Medical Technicians arrived. Coworkers, who were present, at the time, remarked how calm and collected Mr. Lyons remained as he took control of the situation and showed no sign of panic. Had it not been for Jeffrey’s training and quick thinking, things could have turned out differently. 

Article originally appeared in SMCA Philadelphia September 2011 newsletter. Reprinted with permission.


Thanks to those who supported the Harrisburg Rally for a Responsible Budget.

As a direct result of our green initiatives and spring presentations, an article was published in the Philadelphia Inquirer regarding fume hoods.  The job that local 19 members worked at Villanova University will be a case study for other customers to use as part of their safety and energy efficiency improvements. 

SMCA and Local 19 are pleased to announce the 2011 Presentation Series.

RSVP at www.greenhvacsolutions.org for a chance to win an iPod. 
Winners will be announced after each event. 

Find more on our industries green programs at www.greenhvacsolutions.org.