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Monday, July 2

July 2018 - Three Rivers District Update

Mary Abbott, LCSW

Happy 4th of July Everyone! 

It has been a hot start to the month! Hope everyone has been able spend some time with friends and family this summer. smile 

A couple weeks ago I attended one of our quarterly board meetings down at our Chicago location. It is always great to see the other board members. This time we welcomed several new /replacement chairs who have committed to a 2-year term. It is always exciting to here about all the bills we are lobbying for down in Springfield. Big shout out to Kyle Hillman and all those working so tirelessly for social justice and equality! We are extremely fortunate to have them! 

Welcome new Three Rivers District members!

Emily Cotto

Jorge DeLeon

Carly Gelb

Kimberly Hinzy

Rachael Lagario

Shawn Nowotnik

Imani Pitman

Margaret Ryan

Karla Santillian

Angelique White -Millwood

Marissa Wilson

Hailey Zaldivar

Hope to see some of you at my next event in August ! 

Here are some things to be aware. Please consider nominating a fellow social worker for our annual awards. There are 4 categories to consider . This is such an honor even to be nominated . We all deserve recognition for what we do an it only takes a few minutes to complete the nomination paperwork. 


DEADLINE: Tuesday, July, 31, 2018

The call for nominations is out for the annual Social Work Awards: http://naswil.org/news/chapter-news/featured/accepting-nominations-for-the-2018-social-work-awards/

Additionally this year's conference coming up in October is accepting A call for proposals for the  2018 The Business of Social Work Conference.


DEADLINE: Friday, June 15, 2018

The chapter is putting out an open call on presentations relating to social workers in four subject areas: starting/sustaining a private practice, growing your business, developing your leadership skills, and grant writing/financial management. For more information and to submit a proposal, go to: http://www.naswil.org/news/chapter-news/featured/call-for-proposals-2018-the-business-of-social-work-conference/

Save the Date: While we’re at it, The Business of Social Work: 2018 NASW-Illinois Chapter Conference will take place on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at the Hilton Lisle, IL. Registration is now open! http://www.naswil.org/calendar/events/4933/

If interested here is the link to check out the resutls from 2018 CHAPTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION

Results were announced earlier this month. You can find final results here: http://www.naswil.org/news/chapter-news/featured/2018-nasw-illinois-chapter-elections-results/


Lastly please save the date for my next Three Rivers event.

It will be on August 16th , 2018 from 10:00-1:00pm at Belmont Village in Carol Stream - 545 Belmont Ln. 

The presentor is Jeff Zacharias  ACSW,LCSW,CSAT,CAADC - President /Clinical Director for New Hope Recovery Center in Chicago. 

He will be presenting on the opiate crisis as well as therapeutic strategies and approaches for this population.

This will be a free event for NASW members along witth a free working luncheon !  

Look for a e-mail blast some with the registration link! 


Posted on 07/02/18 at 10:33 AM


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