Production Sound & Video

Summer 2018

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THE LOCAL 695 YOUNG WORKERS COMMITTEE WE WORK FOR OUR MEMBERS AND OUR COMMUNITY The Young Workers Committee (YWC) works actively to better Los Angeles through extensive community service and political action, while also creating a truly positive environment for the younger generation of Local 695 to network with their peers. It might be the annual LA River Cleanup, hosting a local Blood Drive, or adventuring on a beautiful Saturday-morning hike with our 695 sisters and brothers. We inspire our members to get out and make a difference. As the newly appointed co-chairs of the Young Workers Committee, myself Aaron Eberhardt and Nathan Whitcomb, would like to thank you for giving us this wonderful opportunity. We want the YWC to act as a constant resource for the younger members of the Local, but also to help any new incoming members make a smooth transition. The Young Workers Committee has toiled very hard the last couple of years to create useful, beneficial activities, and services for all the members of Local 695. One of the best opportunities the 695 Young Workers Committee has been able to take part in is the annual LA River Cleanup. The LA River Cleanup has become a community service tradition. Over the last twenty-nine years, the organization "Friends of the LA River" has come together to help clean up the entire length of the Los Angeles River, removing over one hundred tons of trash in 2017 alone. Last year, the 695 YWC organized over twenty members all decked out in Local 695-wear, and headed to the Glendale Narrows to help. It was quite the fun time indeed, messy, by Aaron Eberhardt and Nathan Whitcomb but loads of fun. Descending into the LA River and grabbing old mattresses, clothes, and trash was an arduous job, but we felt that we were doing a huge service for our community. We also had a fantastic time chatting with our sisters and brothers, great stories were told, hard work was performed, and we had bonded together to truly make an impact. This community tradition continued again in 2018 with a passionate group of Local 695 members and friends who wanted to do fantastic work, while enjoying the best company of sound and video professionals around. We will be continuing this great tradition for many years to come. We hosted a hike at the Stough Canyon Nature Center in Burbank. On a delightfully breezy Saturday morning this past spring, over fifteen came to participate in a pleasant hike up the trail. We had a wonderful time talking about our careers, sharing stories, offering useful advice, and most of all, enjoying all nature had to offer. One of the favorite moments of the hike was seeing a younger prospective member, who was hesitant about joining the Local, having a conversation with a longtime member about the benefits of joining and what it's provided over their long career. We also continued our work with the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. The National Association of Letter Carriers conducts the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive to help get food to those in need across Los Angeles. On May 19, 2018, the official IATSE Volunteer Day, members of Local 695, their friends, and families

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