Tuesday, January 26, 2016

CSEA Local 828 Scholarship Deadline April 15


Since 1993, CSEA Monroe County Local 828 and its major Units have awarded over $100,000 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 $22,000. 
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 & 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.  Click here for a link to the PDF to post.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Local 828 Donates to Area Veterans

This year the Local Veterans and Women's Committee dropped off over 500 lbs of holiday provisions to the Rochester Veterans Transition Center.  The RVTC is a federally funded program that provides necessary life-saving services for veterans in the Rochester and Monroe County area.


Big props go to Local 828 Women's Committee Chair Angela Muscianese for her organizing efforts and to Joanne Dunn for her assistance in delivering the gifts and provisions.  And a big THANK YOU to all our generous units for making this effort a huge success!
Pictured Louis Loquasto, RN., Angela, Bess & JoAnne
Photos by Ove Overmyer

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Support Our Veterans Christmas Campaign

 CSEA LOCAL 828 "SUPPORT OUR VETERANS" STOCKING CAMPAIGN
   
This Christmas, the CSEA Local 828 Women's Committee is collecting donations for the Rochester Veterans Transition Center (RVTC).  The Center would like to provide every Veteran in their structured outpatient programs a Holiday Stocking filled with new UNWRAPPED treats (toiletry items, playing cards, socks, non-perishable snacks, etc.).   Check out your workplace to see where you can donate or contact Angela at 585-739-6640 for more information.


Link to flyer: PDF

Monday, November 16, 2015

Veterans Day Ceremony

On Saturday, November 14, more than 100 people attended the 15th Annual CSEA Western Region Veterans Day Ceremony held at the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park in downtown Buffalo. The event was sponsored by the Western Region Veterans Committee and Western Region President Flo Tripi. 
Remember to honor our Veterans everyday...