Local 706 - The Artisan

Winter 2023

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2 • THE ARTISAN WINTER 2023 "Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more." —H. Jackson Brown Junior The word volunteer, according to the California volunteer labor laws, is generally defined as: "A person who performs work for charitable, humanitarian or civic reasons for a public agency or nonprofit organization, without the expectation, promise, or receipt of compensation for their work." There is so much more to it than that. So much has been discussed over the last few years about helping and aiding those in need. These include people who are sick from COVID and other diseases such as heart issues or cancer. Stress is something everyone has dealt with, and we all did what we could to help navigate during the very high stressful times and we all struggled to make ends meet to get through the very difficult pandemic times. Through all the struggles and obstacles, all our locals became stronger, as our union brothers, sisters and kin relied on each other. This was also due to the fact that everyone joined together to help any way they knew how and there was a camaraderie that was very rare and very special. Now even though we still have some COVID restrictions and are living with some of the protocols and aftereffects, it is important to remember that service and volunteer work is never out of fashion. The true definitions of volunteer and charity work: "A person who does something, especially helping other people, willingly and without being forced or paid to do it, unpaid work done in aid of a charity." There is also the concept of service to unions and labor organizations. Sometimes this service can come with some payment, although the majority positions of service in Local 706 are unpaid. Organizations flourish when you have a strong group of people who are helping their local and the Officers who run them. It is so appreciated when members want to give back to their union and help the union serve its members. If you want to support the entertainment industry, generally there are many opportunities both within your local or other unions, as well as outside the locals. Some volunteer for the world's most renowned groups and events ranging from the Film Institute or Sundance Festival to The Pageant of the Masters. All these events rely on thousands of year-round helpers and in fact, could not survive without the help of volunteers. This is also true of labor unions which were conceived to help the worker and helping each other and the local is the epitome of kinship. Local 706 has such a group of members that have helped in the past and continue today. Those who run and are elected to serve as Officers, Board members or volunteer to serve on committees and event planning. We were so happy to be able to honor some of these altruistic members who went far above and beyond with our Local 706 Union Service and Achievement Award. Sometimes it is difficult to find the time when there are so many obligations with work and family. It means so much to us and all organizations to have people help their fellow brothers, sisters, and kin, especially when it comes from the very members the union itself is there to serve. Generosity of spirit and generosity of time is priceless. For any of you who have been involved with helping our industry and our labor unions, please know even if you have not received formal recognition that your volunteering and service has made a difference. I promise that volunteering benefits, impacts, and advances the labor movement and ultimately make everyone's lives better, even those who are not union members. For anyone who has been of service to their local, a heartfelt thank-you. It has been said but bears repeating, the giving of one's time is one of the greatest gifts of all. Please pass this thank-you forward to anyone you encounter who has given their time to volunteer. Julie Socash President Managing Editor Adam Brandy Contributing Writers Louisa V. Anthony Jennifer Aspinall Brenda Blatt Jason Collins Leslie Devlin Claire Alexandra Doyle Nana Fischer Camille Friend Tina Roesler Kerwin Jani Kleinbard Adruitha Lee Patrice K. Madrigal Elisa Marsh Lori Mccoy-Bell Jaime Leigh Mcintosh Julie Socash Heba Thorisdottir Karen Westerfield Jose Zamora Publisher IngleDodd Media Office Manager Kathy Sain Mailing List Manager Kathy Sain The Artisan is published quarterly by Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists, I.A.T.S.E. Local 706, 828 No. Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505 Phone (818) 295-3933. Fax 818-295-3930 All editorial and photo submissions should be sent to email address: hllywdmkupartist@yahoo.com To update member information, email to: dispatch@ialocal706.org Advertising: IngleDodd Media (310) 207-4410 muahs@IngleDodd.com www.IngleDoddMedia.com Officers of I.A.T.S.E. Local 706 President Julie Socash Vice President Kim M. Ferry Recording Secretary Daniel Curet Secretary-Treasurer David Abbott Sergeant-at-Arms Sherrita Cole Business Representative Karen J. Westerfield Official Magazine of Hollywood Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists. Published in the Interest of ALL the Members of Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists I.A.T.S.E. Local 706 FROM THE PRESIDENT

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