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    Dedicated. Caring. Committed.
    IUE-CWA 81381, AFL-CIO

Applications Are Now Being Accepted for the 2019 Ed Grabowski-Dina Finn Memorial Scholarships!

If you have a child or grandchild graduating high school (or already in college - see link for details) - don't delay and APPLY NOW for one of two FSW College Scholarships! Make sure to submit the easy online application below before the June 1st deadline!

14th Annual Golf Tournament

Sunday June 30, 2019

Wild Wood Country Club

1PM Shotgun Start

Our 14th Annual FSW Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, June 30th at Wild Wood Country Club. Hopefully, many of you can join us again this year. The money raised by this event helps children in need in our community in a variety of ways.

If you aren't able to play, please consider some level of sponsorship or donation of a silent auction prize.

We look forward to seeing you on June 30th!
Velverly Caldwell (on the left) is presented with her Member of the Month award by FSW President Kendall Bell

Federation of Social Workers
“Member of the Month”

We are pleased to announce a new program that will recognize a Federation “Member of the Month”. This person will be honored for his or her outstanding contributions of service to the entire community.

There will be a “Member of the Month” recognized every month, year around. If you would like to nominate a FSW Member who has done exceptional professional, volunteer, or other community service, please fill out this nomination form.

Click Here for the Nomination Form

Each month’s honoree will receive a $100 gift card to the restaurant of their choice, courtesy of the Retirees Council of the FSW, Modica Law Firm and Edge Advertising Group.

Our honoree for May 2019 is Velverly Caldwell. Please click below to learn more about his valuable contribution of service to the community.

March Member of the Month

Congratulations, Velverly Caldwell!


Beirne Foundation Scholarship

The CWA Joe Beirne Foundation will award 16 partial college scholarships of $4,000 each for two years for the 2019-2020 academic year. Eligible for the scholarships are CWA members, their spouses, children, and grandchildren, including the dependents of retired, laid-off, or deceased members. Applications are available only online at the Foundation's website. The final deadline for the 2019-2020 school year is April 30, 2019.
Learn About The Scholarship


Almost 300 community members gathered at the Riverside Convention Center on Friday, November 2nd, to recognize and celebrate exceptional contributions of service by a number of extraordinary individuals and organizations. We hope that you had an opportunity to attend this uplifting, heartwarming and inspirational event!


Announcement of the honorees at this year's Human Service Worker of the Year Awards luncheon!

The Federation of Social Workers is proud to announce the honorees at this year's Human Service Worker of the Year Awards luncheon! Please join us in supporting them.
  • Human Service Worker (public sector)
    Johanna Lockemeyer, Monroe Community Hosptal

  • Human Service Worker (private sector)
    Veronica Black Turner, Children Awaiting Parents

  • John L. Seebach Volunteer Award
    John Prewasnicak, Special Olympics

  • Courage Award
    Maria Fisher

  • Corporate Contributor
    ​ ​ESL Federal Credit Union

  • Human Service Family
    Alicia and Josh Doughterty

  • Non-Profit Organization
    Outreach Community Center

  • Bertina Forde Rising Star Award
    Katie Barone, CPS/MCDHS

  • Next Generation Contributor
    Maeve Reed, Fairport High School
  • W. Burton Richardson Lifetime Achievement
    Hilda Rosario Escher, Ibero
    James Norman, Action for a Better Community

Ayanna Sampson
Khala Anderson

2018 Scholarship Winners Announced

The Federation of Social Workers is proud to announce their 2018 Ed Grabowski/Dina Finn Memorial scholarship winners: Ayanna Sampson and Khala Anderson.

Ayanna Sampson is a senior at Aquinas Institute. She plans to attend college to become a Physician's Assistant. Sampson participated with the Federation of Social Workers, in making Holiday baskets for men and women in military service. She also has tutored, worked in soup kitchens, helped run youth basketball tournaments, assisted with community gardens, volunteered at Rochester General Hospital and at a local rehabilitation center.

Khala Anderson is a senior at Irondequoit High School. She will attend Mercyhurst University in the fall to study Business in Intelligence. Anderson has been involved in community mentoring and volunteering at organizations such as: Tasteful Memories, blood drives, Goodwill and Action for a Better Community Programs.

Kendall Bell Interview on "Shift Change" Local Radio Show

About The Federation of Social Workers

The Monroe County Federation of Social Workers, IUE-CWA Local 81381, is the oldest public sector social worker union in the United States of America. During our more than fifty years of existence we have provided diligent representation to our membership, which now includes more than nine hundred employees of the County of Monroe in upstate New York.

Our members are dedicated human service professionals who are both caring and committed to the entire community. Their tireless efforts at their jobs, and also as volunteers supporting many local charities, have improved the quality of life for everyone in Monroe County.

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