Since 1993, CSEA Monroe County Local 828 and its major Units have awarded over $110,000 in scholarship prize money. In 1994, the Monroe County Employees Unit 7400, the largest Unit in the Local, created their own scholarship program and has distributed more than $24,000.
Mr. Growney was a long time labor leader and activist who was employed as a probation officer with Monroe County. He served as local president for nearly two decades before his retirement in 1995. George had a passion for kids to succeed, and would be proud that his union brothers and sisters have carried on his legacy of love and commitment to youth. George M. Growney died on August 10, 1997. The scholarship program was named in his honor the following year after his death.
The scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors whose parents and caregivers are members or agency shop fee payers of Monroe County Local 828. Scholarship applicants are judged on academic achievement, a written essay, financial need and potential.
George M. Growney Memorial Scholarships Local 828 and Unit 7400
“This is one of the best things we do as union activists,” said Bess Watts, President of Local 828. She added, “It’s very rewarding to know we are helping our young people succeed in life as well as giving back to our community.”
CSEA Local 828 Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors whose parents and caregivers are members or agency shop fee payers of Monroe County Local 828. The scholarship committees have reviewed thousands of applications in the past 23 years, demonstrating a significant need of financial resources for young adults continuing their formal education. Scholarship applicants are judged on academic achievement, a written essay, financial need and potential.
Applications are available by contacting your workplace CSEA representative. For more scholarship information, you can go to our Voice Reporter Scholarship page or call Barbara at HQ 585-328-5250.
Monday, February 13, 2017
Monday, January 30, 2017
Monroe County-- The CSEA Never Quit Team will be hosting a meeting for all members and volunteers on Tuesday, February 7 5:00 pm at the Rochester Satellite Office at 3495 Winton Place, Building E Suite 3. At the meeting, we will discuss logistics of reaching out to thousands of CSEA families over the first week in March.
For more information, please call your Local office 585-328-5250 or the Rochester Satellite Office 585-272-0800. Food and refreshments will be available.
Monday, January 23, 2017
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
For the second year the generosity of our Local came through with the delivery of shoes, socks, scarves, gloves, candy and more for the Rochester Veterans Transition Center (RVTC). These items will be used as stocking stuffers to give out to Veterans who have been down on their luck and need a helping hand. This year we engaged the retirees who are part of a knitting circle who worked tirelessly to make sure the Veterans were taken care of…a special thank you to Cris Zaffuto for leading the charge. The RVTC is a federally funded program that provides necessary life-saving services for Veterans in the Rochester and Monroe County area.
|Louis, Angela and Kathy - Photos by Bess Watts|
|Gifts were overflowing|
|Kathy, Angela and Bess|
Big props go to Local 828 Women's Committee Chair Angela Muscianese for her organizing efforts and to Kathy Begemann & Local President Bess Watts for their assistance in delivering the gifts and provisions. A special shout out to the Public Defenders Office for going above and beyond with their donations.
The generosity of CSEA members (and retirees) never ceases to amaze. And a big THANK YOU to all our generous units for making this effort a huge success!