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Wednesday, November 29

December 2017 - East Central District Update

Kenna Dunlap Johnson

Happy Holidays East Central District Members!

I hope that everyone enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday.  The holidays bring about opportunities for increased time spent within our communities and helping others, not just for the social work profession but for our families and for those we serve.  It is a time for old traditions and the creation of new traditions.  Holidays can be good for our minds and our bodies if we allow them to be.  I wish all of NASW and our East Central District warm wishes for the 2017 holiday season.  If anyone is interested in helping with upcoming events for our district, please let me know.  You can reach me by e-mail at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Welcome New Members!

Kendra Henson

Ashley Jamison

Kimberly Rice

Benita Rollins-Gay

Kevin Wiedman

We're so glad to have you as a part of the East Central District!


Upcoming Events -

12/4/2017 - East Central Networking Event in Decatur:

Please join us on December 4th at 5:30 in Decatur for an East Central District Networking Event.  The event will be held at Paco's Sol Bistro on Main street.  Hors d'oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.  This is a great time to unwind and network with other members and those working in the field.  Please e-mail me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you would like to help out with this event. 

For more information and to REGISTER for this event, please visit the following link:


March is Social Work Month!

Please contact me with ideas for our district.  I would love to get feedback from our members.  I'm still hoping to put together a screening of the film "Almost Sunrise", which won "Best Documentary" by NASW in 2017.  Please reach out if you would like to be involve din helping out with our Social Work Month event.  For more on the film, plase visit the following link:



Accepting Nominations for the 2018 Social Work Awards

We are now accepting nominations for the 2018 Social Work Awards!  This is an opportunity for us to acknowledge outstanding individuals whose work supports and promotes the social work profession and the people we serve.  Nominations will be accepted through July 31, 2018.  For more information and to make a nomination, please visit the following link:



Social Workers in Action

We are "Social Workers in Actoin" and we have an ethical obligation to promote social justice, equity, and inclusion.  Please reach out if you would like mor einforamtion on social action organizations in your area that provide opportunities for action.

The NASW is urging congress to pass legislation to empower women, girls, communities and nations to end violence.  For more information on the International Vi;lence Against Women Act, please visit the following link:



Join an NASW-IL SIG!

Please remember that NASW also has several different Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) that provide opportunity to share on specific topics in the field.  Please learn more about joining a SIG by visiting the following link:


Please feel free to reach out to me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with ideas on upcoming district events or to nominate someone as the next East Central Highlighted Member of the Month. 


Take care and warm wishes for your holiday season!

Posted on 11/29/17 at 11:52 AM


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