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SARASOTA/MANATEE UNIT


 
Greetings, 

We had our first networking event at Oak and Stone in Sarasota on October 7, 2019 and we had about 18 participants. Our steering committee continues planning the agenda for our networking and CE events for the year.


We will be having our first CE Event on October 28, 2019 at 5:30 pm. Ruth Brandwein will be doing a talk on "What's Cooking in the Legislature," an update on legislative issues at Goodwill on 17th Street and Honore Avenue in Sarasota prior to Election Day on November 5, 2019.   (Details to the right.)


Also, I will be doing a CE Event in November 18, 2019 at 530 pm at Goodwill on 17th and Honore Avenue in Sarasota entitled: "An Open Forum on Licensure for Beginners, an open discussion on licensure issues for those starting the licesure process or those new the State of Florida.


We will be having a Holiday Networking Event in December at Oak and Stone. The date is yet to be determined. We will announce the date and time in our next news letter. 


The NASW Board Meeting will be on November 15 and 16, 2019, in Orlando. We will begin the planning of the 2020 NASW-FL Conference in Orlando on December 14, 2019. The Conference will be on June 11- 13, 2020 in Orlando. Please try to attend. If you have any ideas or suggestions for the conferences, please call me at 941-720-3089.. 

The deadline for nominations for the
2020 Social Work Awards is December 16, 2019. The following categories are open for nominations: 

  • Social Worker of the Year
  • Social Work Student of the Year
  • Social Educator of the Year
  • Public Citizen of the Year
  • Elected Official of the Year
  • And a special category: Agency of the Year 


If you have any questions about the nominating process, please call me at 941-720-3089.  

Our next Steering Committee meeting is scheduled for November 11, 2019, at Chillis on Bee Ridge Road and Cattleman in Sarasota at 5:30 pm.

Thanks,

Kerry Dennis, ACSW, LCSW, MCAP, CSAT, SAP
Chair of the Sarasota-Manatee Unit

sarasotamanatee.naswfl@socialworkers.org
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UPCOMING EVENTS

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October 28, 2019 • Sarasota, FL
*NASW-FL Sarasota-Manatee Unit presents "What's Cooking in Tallahassee:  A Preview of the 2020 State Legislative Session" with Ruth Brandwein, MSW, PhD ,
from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Goodwill Manasota. Registration is FREE for Members and Non-Members and $10.00 for Non-Members who want the CE Credit.   
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE!

November 18, 2019 • Sarasota, FL
*NASW-FL Sarasota-Manatee Unit presents "Open Forum on Licensure for Beginners"
with Kerry Dennis, ACSW, LCSW, MCAP, CSAT, SAP,from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Goodwill Manasota. Registration is FREE for NASW Members and $10.00 for Non-Members.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE!




UNIT LEADERSHIP


Kerry Dennis, ACSW, LCSW, MCAP, CSAT, SAP - Unit Chair

sarasotamanatee.naswfl@socialworkers.org