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Thursday, November 2

November 2017 - East Central District Update

Kenna Dunlap Johnson

Hello Again East Central District Members!

I hope that everyone is doing well.  Thanks to all who participated in the annual statewide conference this year.  I was unable to attend due to last minute events and so I was sorry to miss it.  I want to give a big shout out to our NASW staff who put a lot of work into the statewide conference every year.  Thanks for all you do!  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!

Mallory Mack

Victoria Palmer

Caroline Quintanilla

Amanda Stout

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

Upcoming Events -

Fall East Central Networking Event in Decatur:

Please join us on December 4th at 5:30 pm 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. 

You can REGISTER for this event at the following link: https://naswil.wufoo.com/forms/east-central-district-networking-event-120417/


March is Social Work Month!

I am open to ideas for events for social work month.  I'm 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 involved in helping out with this event.  For more on the film, please visit the following link: http://sunrisedocumentary.com/


Social Workers in Action

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


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 I hope to see you soon!

Posted on 11/02/17 at 11:12 AM


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