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June 2021 - East Central District Update

Mary Garrison, LCSW, ACSW East Central District Chair

Hello all and happy June – we made it to the unofficial start of summer!

This is my last district update as my term has come to a close and we have a new wonderful leader who will take over as our new East Central District Chair – Melissa Box!! I want to welcome Melissa and I look forward to all the great events and opportunities you will bring to our district – we are all here to support you! Please join us on Thursday, June 10th at 7pm via zoom for a district networking event to welcome Melissa – you can sign up here:

It has been an honor for me to serve as your East Central District Chair and I thank you all for supporting me during my term(s). I look forward to seeing everyone (in person or via Zoom!) in the future.

Welcome to our newest members and to those that have renewed your membership – we are so glad you are a part of the NASW-IL family!


2021 NASW-IL Social Work Awards

Deadline: July 30, 2021

Nominations are now being accepted for the annual NASW-Illinois Chapter Social Work Awards! This year, we are looking for outstanding individuals whose work has supported and promoted the social work profession and the people it serves. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, July 30, 2021. Find out more here:

A Meeting of the Profession: 2021 Multistate NASW Conference (Live Virtual)

This year’s biannual conference is going national! This year’s A Meeting of the Profession: 2021 Multistate NASW Conference will be hosted with our sister chapters in North Dakota and Nevada. Taking place on October 21 & 22, 2021, up to 8.0 CEUs will be available over the two afternoons. A minimum of 3 CEUs in cultural competency and a 1-hour sexual harassment prevention training will be offered each day! Stay tuned as we announce conference workshops and details in the coming weeks with registration opening later this month. Join us for a virtual day of education with social workers from all over the US as we explore the latest advancements in the social work profession! Sponsorship and digital exhibitor sponsorships have just been announced! Find out more at


ICYMI (In Case You Missed It!): Updates on 2021 Licensure Renewal & Telehealth Practice

For more news, go to the NASW-Illinois Chapter News page:

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