In the Summer of 2018 the Young Workers Committee dedicated the championship trophy for the annual charity kickball tournament to the memory of their late friend Brian Patrick Carroll, who helped organize and execute the first two competitions. An avid runner and all around athlete, Brian is remembered for (more…)
Are you ready for some KICKBALL?! The 4th Annual Charity Kickball Tournament will kick off at Noon on Sunday, September 30th at Coan Middle School (1550 Hosea Williams Drive NE). Even if you’re not playing on one of the 16 competing teams you should still come to cheer on your friends, have lunch with the Mekhail Brothers, buy tickets for our prize-packed raffle baskets, meet our sponsors, and adopt a dog from the LifeLine Animal Project!
We hope to break records with our giving this year, and you can help us!!!
Members of Local 479’s Young Workers Committee met representatives from Stand up and Vote at the Power to the Polls event in January and invited them to Local 479’s April General Membership meeting to help members register to vote. Eligible voters include (but are not limited to) people who will be turning 18 before the election, anyone who has moved into the area since the previous election, and ex-felons who have completed their parole. Making your presence felt at the polls is more important than ever and registering to vote is the first step in that process. The Young Workers have invited representatives from Stand up and Vote to future membership meetings to continue registering Georgia voters. If you would like to have Stand up and vote attend an event that you are holding contact them via their website: www.Georgiastandup.org
The Young Worker’s Committee of IATSE Local 479 held their 3rd Annual Atlanta Film Community Charity Kickball Tournament at Central Park, Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday, September 24, 2017. This year’s charity was Atlanta’s own Castleberry Hill Athletic (more…)
This year Local 479’s Young Worker’s Committee has dedicated the proceeds of their 3rd Annual Atlanta Film Community Kickball Tournament to the Castleberry Hill Athletic Club, a 501-c3 non-profit organization with the mission of converting unused urban areas into community destinations. This year’s tournament will commence on Sunday, September 24th at Noon and will last until (more…)
This past Sunday, April 2nd, the Young Workers Committee hosted a panel for members who are young to the industry, regardless of age, and as always all members in good standing were welcome to attend. The goal of this event was teach new members how to go about getting their first gigs and included strategies for developing and furthering a career over time. This panel provided an opportunity for new members to begin building relationships with each other and to meet and learn from their more experienced brothers and sisters who (more…)
On Sunday April 2nd from 1:00pm – 4:00pm the Young Workers Committee is hosting a networking event at the union hall. The focus of this event is getting started in this business, techniques for securing your first few jobs, and the best ways to plan and develop your career. This is a great opportunity for young and new members to network and learn from experienced members who faced the same early challenges in their own careers. The Young Workers Committee would also like to encourage additional leads and seasoned members to attend as well to join in and spur on productive and informative discussions. All members in good standing are welcome to attend, though this event is geared towards our younger and/or newer members. (more…)
IATSE Local 479 Benefits Coordinator Lauralyn Walsh reports that this year’s Health & Wellness Day saw an increase in attendance and looks forward to even more growth for next year’s event. In addition to the screenings mentioned in this year’s announcement, the event also included specialized hearing exams and testing for prostate cancer. The remote mammogram testing team was unable to be secured due to low pre-registration by our membership, which is largely due to our membership’s age skewing younger. (more…)
On September 11th Local 479’s Young Workers Committee hosted its second annual Atlanta Film Community Kickball Tournament in Central Park, raising more than $26,000 for the Georgia Fallen Firefighters Foundation (gafallenfirefighters.org). Sixteen teams from across Atlanta’s production community faced off on six fields in an epic battle for first place. Team MacGyver took the top spot, earning their name on the YWC’s loving cup trophy, permanently displayed in the office for all to see.
More than $26,000 raised for the Georgia Fallen Firefighters Foundation!
The YWC selected this charity in commemoration of the sacrifice of our nation’s firefighters on the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. The amount raised by the YWC and its partnering organizations and sponsors is especially significant, as the GFFF’s entire annual budget comes from donations, and since they typically only raise about $15,000 annually our contribution more than doubled their annual donations, providing them with the ability to provide enhanced support to the men and women they serve in Georgia and its neighboring states. (more…)