It is a great honor to be the President of the Bronx Acorn Club. I understand and appreciate all those who have shown their utmost confidence in me to take this position. I look forward to continuing working alongside our members, officers, and organizations that we have worked with to make this club the best it can be. It is through that very teamwork that I firmly believe Bronx Acorn and Local 3 will flourish. A special thanks goes to the Business Manager of Local 3, Christopher Erikson. The tireless leader he is when it comes to labor is unwavering. We appreciate all that he does for Local 3 and the middle class. I would like to thank Benny Arana and Ray West Jr., you serve as an inspiration and a reminder of what we are all about. Without you I would not be standing here tonight. I will not let you down. Also I want to say thank you to all the club members as you are the back bone of the union whether it is attending events, picket duty, phone banks, volunteering or whatever is asked of you, you get it done, we appreciate your time you take away from your family it means a lot.