April 2022 - Jane Addams District Update
Patricia Schofield, Jane Addams District Chair
Hello District Members,
Happy Spring! May this spring bring hope, peace and comfort to all. As always, welcome to all new and renewing NASW members. We appreciate your continued membership.
Chapter Elections: Elections for the 2022 NASW-Illinois Chapter Board of Directors began on April 1st and will end April 30th. Please check the chapter website for the full election slate as well as bios for each of the candidates before opening the electronic ballot. https://www.naswil.org/post/2022-nasw-illinois-chapter-elections
2022 NASW Illinois Chapter Conference Seeking Presenters
This year's conference will take on two dates. The first day will be Thursday, November 17, 2022 in-person at the Hilton Lisle in Lisle, Illinois. Then on December 1, 2022 the Chapter will host a live virtual conference. Presenters will be expected to be available to present on both dates: in-person on November 17th and live virtually on December 1st. Jane Addams District has lots of unique and experienced social workers, so take the time to share your expertise with fellow social workers. Read more here: https://www.naswil.org/post/call-for-presenters-2022-nasw-illinois-chapter-conference
Do you follow the MyNASW page? If not, take a moment to check it out. There are many insightful ideas, tips, and articles as well as opportunities to provide support and insight to others. https://mynasw.socialworkers.org
For those of you interested in Illinois government and want to keep informed about laws that are being written I suggest you keep watch the advocacy page: https://www.naswil.org/advocacy-alerts
Last month we celebrated our great profession and as we move into April, we look forward to the celebration of Easter. Easter Sunday, one of the most prevalent holidays in the United States, is celebrated by both the religious and non-religious. Secular events, as well as family celebrations and traditions, take place in many different forms across the country. However you celebrate Easter, may your day be filled with peace.
Have a happy month!
Jane Addams District Chair