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November 2019 - Jane Addams District Update

Patricia Schofield, Jane Addams District Chair

Happy Fall Jane Addams District

November has arrived, and the reality of the passing of another year sets in. The remaining days of this year will bring more and more to do as the holiday season approaches. Let us not forget some important dates.

November 30th is the deadline for license renewal. Continuing education opportunities can still be found at

The 2019 NASW-Illinois Chatper Statewide Conference is upon us November 5–7, 2019 at The Westin North Shore in Wheeling. You can earn 20 CEUS. Register here:

Are you familiar with Shared Interest Groups (SIGs)? We have four areas of interest. I encourage everyone to get involved in an area of interest. Check it out at

Older Adult SIG

Works to establish social work as a primary discipline in older adult services in Illinois and to attract committed social workers who are qualified and trained in the field of older adults

Private Practice SIG

Intended to provide a common place for private practitioners to share knowledge and resources pertaining to their work.

Retired Social Workers SIG

Brings retired social workers (RSWs) back to the field of professional social work and provides networking opportunities, continuing education events, and more.

Student Network SIG

Provides support and networking opportunities to Illinois social work students.


Advocacy Day will take place in Springfield, Illinois in April 2020 (exact date TBA). Join an anticipated 800+ social workers and social work students from across the state to attend a half day of educational seminars followed by lobbying in the state capital.

Early Bird Student (No CEU) Rate: $15.00 (increases to $20.00 on March 6, 2020) Non-student (3 CEUs): $45 Nonmember / $20 NASW Member

I’m excited to welcome the following people to our NASW-IL Jane Addams family. Barbara Alexander, William Boehler, Cynthia Brown, James Davies, William Edleman, Linda Grube, Prudence Harker, Jonathan Huffstutler, Ann James, Lynn Jorgenson, William Kline, Angela Leeser, Kevin Polky, Julia Stenzel, Michael Trader, Karly Zucker.

Thank you to everyone who supported this year’s events around the district. It was great to meet so many of you and I look forward to seeing more of you at future events in 2020. As always, I’m open to any and all suggestions so please feel confident to express your wants or needs.

Best regards

Patricia Schofield

Jane Addams District Chair

Cell: 309-540-9915

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