Council 13 Women’s Conference raises $10,000 for Safe Berks
Council 13 sisters (and brothers) reunited in Hershey, PA, to embrace a New Horizon, build their union skills, and benefit a great cause, at the 2022 Women’s Conference on March 4-5, 2022.
Every Council 13 Women’s Conference features a silent auction full of items and gift baskets created and donated by local unions, which raises funds to donate to organizations that protect and uplift women. This year, the Council 13 Women’s Committee chose to benefit Safe Berks, which provides a safe haven and support for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault through education, advocacy, and a relentless commitment to preventing abuse. This year, conference attendees raised $10,000 for the cause!
Conference participants heard powerful remarks from AFSCME International Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride, National AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler, Second Lady of Pennsylvania Gisele Fetterman, Candidate for Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Angela Ferritto, Emerge PA Executive Director Rebecca McNichol, PA State Representative Tina Davis, Safe Berks Campus Response Specialist Victoria Simmons, and Council 13 Executive Director David Henderson.
Members also got to take part in a variety of union- and community-building workshops, including Women In Power – Leading Others, Mindfulness & Personalities, Reducing Stress, Race & The Economy – Common Sense Economics, Community Services for Local Unions, Persuasive Speaking, and AFSCME Fights Back!
With the combination of riveting speakers, insightful workshops, and charitable efforts, Women’s Conference participants left Hershey inspired and ready to enter a New Horizon in their workplaces, communities, and local unions.
Thank you to everyone who took part in this conference and made it possible, especially the Council 13 Women’s Committee, which includes Stacey Miller (DC 83 Local 691), Joette Dudeck (DC 83 Local 3864), Barbara Chandler (DC 84 Local 2578), Rose Morehead (DC 84 Local 324), Anita Lahr (DC 85 Local 2326), Lisa Alexander (DC 85 Local 2902), Diane FaJohn (DC 85 Local 2893), Jessica Huffman (DC 86 Local 2596), Patricia Robbins (DC 86 Local 2596), Paula Schnelly (DC 87 Local 1398), Claire Morgan (DC 87 Local 2370), Renee Bennett (DC 88 Local 1439), Anne Radakovits (DC 88 Local 1979), Michele Brookins (DC 89 Local 2456), Susan Emswiler (DC 89 Local 2540), and Regina Young (DC 90 Local 1420).
See below for more photos from the conference!