As we look forward to the upcoming Holiday Season, we often reflect on the previous years and remember the good times. As you know, Local 697 has a long standing practice of remembering the loss of our members. The spouses who are left will undoubtedly miss their companion more than ever during the holidays.
These are the reasons that we visit the spouses of our lost brothers every Christmas. Letting them know that we have not forgotten about them displays the respect we have for those who forged careers in our industry before us. Every December, the Local 697 Widows Christmas Committee delivers a holiday tin of Albanese candy and a $50 check to each widow. Typically, we encourage members to pair up every year and assign them to visit two or three widows. We keep the same match year after year to build the relationship and the experience is truly priceless.
These ladies appreciate your visits and are grateful for the gifts that you give them. Thank you for helping to make their holidays brighter. We could not have this 697 tradition with out you.
If you are interested in joining the 697 Widows Christmas Committee, please contact Aimee Henson at the hall.