PRESS RELEASE: MARCH 01, 2018

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The UFCW 247 Women’s Committee is inviting more members to join and participate.

“The fact there is a Women’s Committee within the union lets everyone know that women’s rights are an important issue for the union,” says Suzanne Hodge, President of UFCW Local 247.

“The Women’s Committee takes on activities that help out and make a difference in the day-to-day lives of women,” says Hodge. “It’s a terrific committee, and we’d like to invite anyone interested to please consider joining.”

The Women’s Committee does work in the community that involves more than simply helping out women in the union. Among the Committee’s efforts:

  • we prepare emergency kits to provide basic necessities to help those in trouble for 72 hours;
  • coordinate the annual Shoe Memorial at Vancouver Art Gallery; 
  • BBQs;
  • baking events;
  • International Women’s Day events;
  • donations to Women’s Shelters;
  • donations to homeless shelters, and much more…

“Having an active Women’s Committee helps people - it makes a difference in peoples lives at a time when they most need it, and that’s very much appreciated when you’re all of a sudden in a bad situation,” says Hodge.

Any members interested in participating in the UFCW 247 Women’s Committee can contact Tima Dickerson at the union office, or by email at tdickerson@ufcw247.com.

Current members of the Women's Committee include Cathy Maw, Kathleen Allen, Sandra Peters, Dawn Stevenson, Karen Christiansen, Cathy Shannon, and Tima Dickerson (chair). Shoe Memorial 2017

“You won’t regret getting involved – we’re doing good work already, and the more members we have involved, the bigger our impact,” says Dickerson.   

UFCW 247 activists help make the Shoe Memorial happen every year. Pictured above (L-R) are Sandra Peters, Dawn Stevenson, Karen Christiansen, Kathleen Allen, Cathy Shannon, and Tima Dickerson. 

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