February 2020 - East Central District Update
Updated: Feb 4
Mary Garrison, LCSW, ACSW, East Central District Chair
I hope your February is starting off well. Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow, so an early spring is coming!! Let’s keep our fingers crossed.
Upcoming Events: We have 2 district events coming up that I hope you can attend:
Preparing the 21st Century Social Work Workforce
Feb 12, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST
611 W Park St, 611 W Park St, Urbana, IL
This East Central District workshop will discuss the findings of social work workforce summits about the core competencies needed for a twenty-first century social work workforce. 2.0 CEUs / $30 Nonmember / Free NASW Member - Presenter: Joel L. Rubin
East Central District Networking Event
Feb 20, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST
Epiphany Farms Restaurant, 220 E Front St, Bloomington, IL
This East Central District networking event will connect you with your social work colleagues. Come out and join the fun appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided! Cost: $15 Nonmember / Free NASW Member
2020 LEADERSHIP RECRUITMENT
2020 Leadership Recruitment Packet: https://static.wixstatic.com/ugd/e1c37a_19c69c8532454ec7b87a91f7d7e2866d.pdf
Deadline: March 1, 2020
The chapter has begun accepting nominations for the upcoming 2020 chapter board elections. There are many positions open for the next board cycle beginning July 1, 2020. If you are considering running for a position on the board, please notify us so we know which positions are slotted. Otherwise, please encourage your district members to consider running for a position. More details can be found here: https://www.naswil.org/post/join-the-nasw-illinois-chapter-board-of-directors
2020 ADVOCACY DAY & RALLY – Please join us for this important day!
Date: Thursday, April 2, 2020
Registration Cost (No CEUs): $10.00
Registration Deadline: Friday, March 27, 2020 - https://naswil.wufoo.com/forms/46000-advocacy-day-040220/ - The chapter has announced this year’s 2020 Advocacy Day & Rally to take place on Thursday, April 2, 2020. We have worked to vastly redo the structure and function of Advocacy Day to ensure more effective lobbying with our representatives. You can read full details about the revamped day on our website: https://www.naswil.org/advocacy-day. Hope to see you there for this important day!
OTHER CHAPTER NEWS
UPDATE: Pre-Approval for Graduate Students Taking the LSW Exam: https://www.naswil.org/post/update-pre-approval-for-graduate-students-taking-the-lsw-exam
Social Work Month 2020: https://www.naswil.org/post/social-work-month-2020
New NASW Practice Alerts: https://www.naswil.org/post/new-nasw-practice-alerts-january-2020
Chapter Receives Grant to Study Workforce Shortages in Illinois: https://www.naswil.org/post/chapter-receives-grant-to-study-workforce-shortages-in-illinois
2020 Natalie M. Ross Scholarship for Professional Development in Aging: https://www.naswil.org/post/2020-natalie-m-ross-scholarship-for-professional-development-in-aging
NASW Illinois MyNASW Community: https://www.naswil.org/post/nasw-illinois-mynasw-community
Please know that I will continue to seek suggestions for workshops and presentations you would like to have in our district – please send any suggestions to me at: ECentral.firstname.lastname@example.org.