Celebrating 80 Years of Excellence at the Chapter’s Annual Meeting

Above: Keynote Speaker Gabriel Cordell

On November 19, 2019 the Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter held its 80th Annual Membership Meeting at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. More than 190 Contractor and Associate Members attended this meeting. In addition, NECA’s new CEO David Long attended as a special guest. 

The event started with a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter, NECA. During this meeting, the Chapter’s three officers were re-elected to another term of service. Congratulations to Chapter President Dan Hahn, Vice President Charles MacDonald, and Treasurer Natalie Linder on your re-election! In addition, Luke Cunningham was nominated and unanimously re-elected to serve for another term as Governor.  

President Hahn and NECA CEO David Long presented Membership Awards to several Members. Those recognized for their 80th Year of Chapter Membership were H.B. Frazer Company, Orlando Diefenderfer Electrical Construction, Union Electrical Contracting Company, and Riggs Distler & Co, Inc. Recognized for its 50th Year of NECA National & Chapter Membership was G.R. Noto Electrical Construction. 

The keynote speaker for the evening was Gabriel Cordell: the first person to roll across the United States in a standard, manual wheelchair. During his inspirational presentation, Cordell discussed the vehicular accident that left him partially paralyzed as a young man. He then discussed his months of recovery and his journey towards overcoming addiction, embracing his circumstances, and finding his true purpose in life. Following this presentation, attendees enjoyed a reception and dinner. At Dinner, NECA CEO David Long offered remarks and several awards were presented to Members by Chapter Staff. These included the Women in NECA (WIN) Award presented to Natalie Linder and the Political Action Award presented to Dan Hahn, Luke Cunningham, and Steven Bolef.