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 November 2021 is LaSonia Simmons. Please click below to learn more about her valuable contribution of service to the community.
Member of the Month
We appreciate all that they do to help those in need in our community!
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Emanual Anderson is a 2021 graduate from Penfield High School and will be attending the Rochester Institute of Technology where he will be majoring in Exploration Engineering. Emanual participated in the Labor Day Parades for numerous years and the Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, volunteered during the summer concert, and assisted with mass mailings
He stated, "As a child I learned a lot about unions and their functions from my mother. It was just as normal for her to bring me to her different union events as it was for her to be at all of my sporting events. It was an expectation that the whole family would be involved in the activities.As I started getting older, I developed a deeper understanding that unions were very important. They are able to protect employees from unfair treatment. Unions help to balance the relationship between companies and their employees."
Carina Christman is a School of the Arts graduate. She is attending the Rochester Institute of Technology where she plans to study film production. Carina assisted in babysitting during meetings, set up and cleaning of FSW events and picnics, attended parade walks, participated in endorsement interviews, phone banking, and door knocking, also took pictures for the Christmas party.
She shared, "I want to produce films that inspire women of color and show them the proper, good representation in media that we have been deprived of. We need to work toward a more accurate depiction of the world we live in as well as the future generations to come. I plan on using my knowledge of the labor movement to uplift the voices of minorities in fields dominated by the majority and advocate for a diverse working force in the film industry."
The Federation of Social Workers congratulates Emanual Anderson and Carina Christman on their educational efforts and wishes them success with their future endeavors.
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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