Tuesday, March 27
April 2012 - East Central District Update
Welcome New NASW East Central District Members
I would like to welcome our newest NASW members to the East Central District! We are so pleased to have you in the association and a part of our district. Our new members are Laura Glesing, Hannah Hansen, and Angela Overholt.
CEU Event: NASW Illinois and University of Illinois School of Social Work are co-sponsoring a spring CEU seminar on Friday, April 13, 2012. Join us for a full day of continuing education courses. Full-day and part-day options will be available. Please see the following links for information:
- Spring CEU Seminar information: http://www.socialwork.illinois.edu/
- Afternoon Session information: http://www.socialwork.illinois.edu/spring_ceu.html
- Direct link to registration: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/8429051
For additional information or questions about the seminar, please contact Meredith Olson at (217) 244-4854.
2012 NASW Illinois Chapter Board of Directors Election: We are beginning to finalize our election slate for the 2012 election. This year’s elections will take place from April 2–30, 2012. A ballot will be sent out to the entire membership with nominee information posted to the chapter website. Please stay tuned, and check the website for voting information—PLEASE MAKE SURE TO VOTE!
Social Work Speaks, 9th Edition, NASW Policy Statements, 2012-2014 is now available through NASW Press: http://naswpress.org/publications/practice/speaks.html. Social Work Speaks contains the policy statements adopted by the NASW Delegate Assembly in 2011. As most of you are aware, the Delegate Assembly—NASW's key policymaking body—meets every three years, and Social Work Speaks is the result of the Delegate Assembly's systematic approach to policy development and guides NASW's advocacy efforts in social policy.
Thank You! I want to thank everyone who came out on March 8th to honor our East Central District Award winners! The event was a complete success because of everyone’s participation. Let’s take another moment to congratulate this year’s East Central District Award winners:
- Social Worker of the Year: Sandra Kopels
- Public Citizen of the Year: The Honorable Jeffrey Ford
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Kathryn Conley Wehrmann