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April 2016 - Chicago District Update

Grisel Rodriguez-Morales, MSW, LCSW

The Chicago District celebrated on March 31st its 2016 Social Work Month Awards Celebration.  Close to 80 colleagues joined us to honor Robyn L. Golden, MA, LCSW, ACSW as she received the 2016 NASW Chicago District Excellence in Social Work Leadership award. The evening offered a chance to network with new and experienced social workers from Chicago and nearby suburbs. Before presenting Ms. Golden with this inaugural award, our NASW Illinois Chapter Executive Director Joel Rubin presented the audience with some of the comments offered by social workers about Ms. Golden; which sustained her selection for this award. Here are some of the comments:

[Robyn Golden] represents social work at local, state, and national groups and committees, regularly working until the late evening and virtually every weekend to help not only spread the message about everything social work has to offer, but to spearhead and shepherd along dozens of projects – seeds – which range from small departmental changes to national work force development, educational and policy efforts.    

Robyn is a local and national leader in the field of aging service provision, program development, administration, education, research and public policy.  She is widely admired and respected.  Illinois is lucky to have her as one of our very own.  

While I will never understand how Robyn makes the time to contribute to all of the programs, committees, boards, education, and mentoring she does, I will always admire and appreciate that she does make the time.  We all benefit from her wisdom, her tenacity and her intellect. 

This was a lovely event that was possible thanks to the generosity of Gentle Home Services, Inc., and Brookdale Lake Shore Drive.  


Posted on 04/04/16 at 08:10 AM


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