Meridian Hayward’s First Ever Pot Luck Dinner

Hayward Employees enjoying their first ever Pot Luck meal.

Hayward Employees enjoying their first ever Pot Luck meal.

On Thursday, December 28, Meridian Hayward celebrated the holiday season with its 1st Annual Holiday Pot Luck Dinner.  The event, which is typically celebrated during the summer at Meridian Teterboro, is a fun event dedicated to bringing Meridian Hayward employees and their families together.  All of the food, drinks, and other items for the event were created and brought in by Meridian employees.  The meals included various mouth-watering, homemade dishes that represented a wide range of diverse foods and cultures.  The dinner, which began at 7:00 PM, and ended up being a great success.  It’s safe to say that everyone walked away feeling very content and very full.  Overall, it was a great way to end the week and prepare for the New Year ahead.  Special thanks to all those who helped prepare the food and to the family members who came to visit the facility.

Layout of delicious foods prepared by Meridian employees for the the Pot Luck.

Layout of delicious foods prepared by Meridian employees for the Pot Luck Dinner.

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Meridian Hayward Hosts Alameda County Mayors’ Conference

ACMC attendees enjoying themelves in Meridian Hayward's Hanger.

ACMC attendees networking in the Meridian Hayward hanger.

This past week, Meridian was proud to host the January meeting of  the Alameda County Mayors’ Conference (ACMC). The 3-hour event was a big success for the 50 people in attendance. Among the attendees were distinguished Mayors, City Managers, and City Council Members, all of whom were extremely excited about the ambiance that the terminal and hanger provided. In fact, the large American flag draped on the back wall was so inspiring, that it was used for the Pledge of Allegiance to kick off the meeting.

The ACMC was created in 1954 to, “develop and maintain a means of cooperative effort and understanding in matters of mutual interests and concern” and to, “assemble information helpful in the consideration of problems particular to the various areas of the county”. The Membership of this prestigious conference consists of the Mayors of the incorporated cities including Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, and Union City. In addition to the Mayors, Officers are elected annually to serve a one-year term.

Meridian employees Carlos Rodriguez and Jenny Deitschman pictured with The Mayor of Fremont, Lily Mei and The Mayor of Hayward, Barbara Halliday.

(l to r):  Lily Mei (Mayor of Fremont), Jenny Deitschman (Meridian CSR), Barbara Halliday (Mayor of Hayward), and Carlos Rodriguez (GM, Meridian Hayward).

The ACMC meets monthly to carry out its purpose. The meetings include a variety of appointments, reviews, discussions, presentations, and of course a dinner. To learn more about the ACMC and to be informed of its future meetings, please visit their website at

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Meridian Kicks Off Annual Gift Giving Drive

Center for HAS Logo Color

The holiday season is officially upon us, and with that so too is Center for Hope and Safety’s Annual Gift Drive. This will be the 24th consecutive year that the drive has taken place.  Meridian, along with other Teterboro-based aviation companies, gather together and donate new toys, games, clothes, shoes, gift cards, and other gifts for those in need.

Center for Hope and Safety’s mission is to assist women and children who are victims of domestic violence, including emotional, economic, sexual and physical abuse.  The agency provides emergency and transitional housing, emotional support, and a diversified continuum of services focused on safety, empowerment, and self-sufficiency.  Through community partnerships, Center for Hope and Safety raises awareness, provides services, and educates community members about domestic violence.

Meridian is proud to participate in such an impactful campaign that deliver’s holiday cheer to local families.  Donation boxes will be located on the 1st floor near the time clock, 2nd floor break room, and 3rd floor Charter Department.  Donations will be accepted through Thursday, December 14th.

Remember, the greatest gift of all is giving!  Together, we can continue the tradition of helping these families by providing them with a warm and loving holiday for 2017.

For more information about Center for Hope and Safety, please visit their website at

Thank you in advance for your help and support.

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