32nd Flax Trust/America Champagne Reception & Breakfast took place on Tuesday, November 22nd at the Hay Adams Rooftop Terrace. (8 am to 9:30 am). Co-chairs were Jim Boland, Chairman & CEO, Boland, Chair Flax Trust/America and Mike McCurry, Director/Professor Centre for Public Theology Wesley Theological Seminary, Director Flax Trust/America.
Jim Boland welcomed guests and invited Fr. Van Dyke S.J. to give the invocation
Jim Boland introduced on screen, Fr Myles Kavanagh C.P. Founder / Chair Flax Trust, Belfast. Elaine Burns Chair ABC Health & Leisure Trust, Belfast.
Mike McCurry invited brief reports from John Hanley, AFLCIO – HIT, Director Flax Trust/America, UCIT Report and Mike O’Neil, K & L Gates LLP, Director Flax Trust/America –SSEI Report
Jim Boland invited remarks from Jim Quinn, President Flax Trust /America
Mike McCurry introduced Honoree United States Secretary of Labor, Hon. Marty Walsh. Sr. Mary Turley presented Flax Trust Award.
Jim Boland invited John Feehery, EFB Advocacy, Director Flax Trust / America to introduce Honoree Hon. Mick Mulvaney former White House Chief of Staff, Ambassador and Special Envoy to Northern Ireland.
Sr. Mary Turley presented Flax Trust Award
Mike McCurry introduced Honoree Kelly O’Donnell, Senior White House Correspondent NBC News. Sr Mary presented Award
Jim Boland invited comments from Hon. Geraldine Byrne Nason, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States; Nicolas Alton, Political Counsellor, British Embassy and Andrew Elliott, Director/Counsellor, NI Bureau.
Mike McCurry introduced on screen performances from Megan Mooney (Soprano) & Bethany Simpson (Clarinetist) Bursary Recipients.
Mike McCurry invited remarks from guests.
Sr Mary Turley thanked sponsors
Jim Boland thanked guests and made presentation to winner of round trip to Ireland courtesy of Aer Lingus and made presentation to ‘Jamieson’ winners
Washington DC 2022 honorees. Hon. Marty Walsh, U.S. Secretary of Labor; Kelly O’Donnell, Senior White House Correspondent NBC News; Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Former White House Chief of Staff and Ambassador and Special Envoy to Northern Ireland, with Jim Boland, Chair Flax Trust/America; Mike McCurry, Director Flax Trust/America; Jim Quinn, President Flax Trust/America and Sr Mary Turley, Flax Trust.