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February 2020 - East Central District Update

Updated: Feb 4, 2020

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

Chapter News:


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:

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 - - 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: Hope to see you there for this important day!


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:

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