Information regarding registration to attend and/or sponsor the event can be accessed using the links below.
The Federation of Social Workers is proud to announce this year’s honorees:
- Special Recognition Award For Extraordinary Human Service
RPD Officers Anthony Mazurkiewicz and Sino Seng
- Human Service Worker of the Year (Public Sector)
Carol Garrett MCDHS
- Human Service Worker of the Year (Private Sector)
Clay Harris United Through Healing & Hope
- John Seebach Volunteer of the Year (Co-honorees)
Christine Castranova House of Mercy
Larry Morales Sr. RCSD
- Corporate Contributor of the Year
Laborers Local No. 435
- Non-Profit Organization of the Year (Co-honorees)
Embrace Your Sisters
Recovery All Ways
- Bertina Forde Rising Star Award
Morgan Salisbury MCDHS
- Human Service Courage Award
Tyler Mirra and Matthew Cooper
- Human Service Lifetime Achievement Award
Sister Grace Miller House of Mercy
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.
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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 August 2022 is John Rabish. Please click below to learn more about his valuable contribution of service to the community.
Member of the Month
Iyanna is the daughter of FSW member Natasha Voltaire. She graduated from Odyssey Academy in June and will be attending SUNY Brockport in the fall. Iyanna wants to become a dance teacher and a studio owner.
Anson Butler is the son of FSW member John Butler. He graduated from Brighton High School in June and will be attending SUNY Geneseo this fall. Anson is planning on pursuing a career in teaching or in government service.
We wish both Iyanna and Anson great academic and career success in the future!
The Federation of Social Workers is asking the community to nominate individuals and organizations to be honored at our 16th Annual Awards luncheon, which will be held on Thursday, November 3rd at the Joseph Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center.
Previous honorees have come from a variety of areas of human service, including: healthcare, education, law enforcement, social work, entertainment, volunteering, as well as exceptional families and youth contributors. Corporate and non-profit organizations will also be honored.
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 August 29th!
August 29, 2022
WILDWOOD COUNTRY CLUB
1pm shotgun start
Please join us in congratulating LaWanda Shipman, who has just been elected to be the new Vice President of the Federation of Social Workers.
Steward at St. Paul Street: Lauren DelVecchio
Thank you to all members who cast their ballots in this important election, and congratulations to Lauren!
Thank you both for your commitment of further service to our union!
We appreciate all that they do to help those in need in our community!
In a city ranked among the poorest in the nation, The House of Mercy is a vital refuge for people who have nowhere else to turn. It would not exist without the tireless efforts of Sister Grace Miller, the woman some people call “Rochester’s Mother Teresa”. The House of Mercy provides food, clothing, shelter, healthcare services and many other forms of assistance to thousands of extremely poor people in Rochester every year.
Ever since the Civil Rights movement of the 60s, Sister Grace Miller has been a strong voice in our community for the poor, the homeless, people with mental illness who have been abandoned on the streets, people of color, people who face discrimination in housing and employment, and others who have few effective advocates in a world where empathy and compassion are increasingly becoming endangered values. She has been stopping to help people for more than 50 years. She has worked 12,000 long days to help the poor. The last paycheck she took from the mission she founded - was in 1992. She has made the Rochester community a better and more compassionate place.
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