Awards Committee

Committee Members

 
Chairperson
HORTENSIA BENNER

Member
ELY BARRAGAN

Member
MINAKO HAYNES

Member
ROBIN HILL

Member
MARY RENTERIA

Member
THELMA WEBB

Coordinator
KARIN BUCKNER


Purpose Statement

CSEA has some outstanding members, and the Awards Committee ensures that they receive the recognition they deserve through a variety of awards programs. The committee provides oversight of these programs and promotes them to encourage members to nominate their peers who provide exemplary service to our union, communities and students. Among the Awards Committee’s major programs are the Member of the Year, the William P. Schwartz Humanitarian Award, and the Richard C. Bartlett Activist of the Year Award. Visit the committee website to locate the form to nominate an outstanding member today

All nomination forms are available on the following link.

*Member of the Year

The purpose of the Member of the Year is to promote a greater appreciation of the school employee by the public at large and to honor his or her outstanding service to CSEA.

Please click below to download nomination form.

Member of the Year

 

*Richard Bartlett Activist of  the Year

Our Activist of the Year program recognizes indivuduals, both active and retiree, who are vigorous advocates of our policital causes and fully committed to the betterment of the lives of our members and the fight for pro-education, pro-labor issues.

Please click below to download nomination form.

Activist of the Year

 

Wiilliam P. Shwartsz Humanitarain of the Year

The purspose of this Award is to recognize individuals who has shown unselfish concern in helping to improve the lives, developemtn and well being of the persons within our Association and/or community.

Please click below to download nomination form.

Humanitarian award

New Award - Lawrence Twoaxe Unity Award

Mr. Twoaxe's dedication to school employees and raising the standards of school custodian services throughout California is a well-known, proud part of our storied history. But Mr. Twoaxe's contributions to society went beyond our union. Mr. Twoaxe was a proud member of the Mohawk tribe from Kahnawake Mohawk Territory in Quebec. In 1935, Mr. Twoaxe founded the League of North American Indians. At the time, it was the largest native organization in the world.
When Mr. Twoaxe passed in 1949, his obituary appeared in the Native Voice, a tribal publication in British Columbia, Canada.
"His whole life was one of humanitarian service in the interests of his race," wrote journalist John Laurie.
Mr. Twoaxe left a legacy of organizing, for school employees and for native peoples of North America.

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