UPCOMING EVENTS


October


October 28, 2017 • Clearwater, FL   
*NASW-FL Tampa Bay Unit presents "Networking in Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties"
from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Garden House at Suncoast Hospice/Empath Health. Registration is FREE, however, we ask that you bring canned goods to help replenish our local food banks.   This event does not include CEUs.  
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November


November 3, 2017 • Clearwater, FL 
*NASW-FL Tampa Bay Unit presents "Social Work in Juvenile Arbitration, Juvenile Justice and Girls' Court with Anthony Traynor, ACSW, LCSW, DCSW,
 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Pinellas County Criminal Justice Center.  Registration is free. Seating is limited so early registration is advised.
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November 18, 2017 • Clearwater,FL​
NASW-FL Tampa Bay Unit presents "Forgiveness & Self-Forgiveness: Multi-Modal Strategies for Practice" with George A. Jacinto, PhD, LCSW, CPC and John "JJ"Beggs, MSW, Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, 
from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.at Suncoast Hospice/Empath Health. Registration is FREE for NASW members, MSW and BSW students and $20 for non-members.    
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December


December 9, 2017 • Tampa, FL
*NASW-FL Tampa Bay Unit is holding their annual Holiday Party
from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at 11227 Avery Oak Drive.  Registration is FREE.  Please register online for this event by December 2, 2017.
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UNIT LEADERSHIP


Jack Smith, LCSW - Unit Chair

tampabay.naswfl@socialworkers.org


​Unit Vice Chair
Sharon Barber

 CCNLI
Stacy Kratz 

 PACE
David LaPensee 
 
Membership
Robin Waters ​

Newsletter
Vacant

Legislative
Brittany Peters 

491 Board Liaison
Susan Infanzon

Chapter Supervisory Task Force
Nancy Gordon
Susan Infanzon


Ethics

Stacy Kratz


TAMPA BAY UNIT


(Updated 10/2/17)

Fortunately, as best we know, none of our members were seriously impacted by Hurricane Irma. That said, we need to be prepared to offer assistance wherever we can to those impacted by that Hurricane Irma as well as those devastated by Hurricane Marie in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

Our Tampa Bay Unit held two kick off meetings to get things rolling. The first was held in Clearwater on August 28th and the second one was held in Tampa on August 29th. Those in attendance outlined the needs they have to ensure this Unit meets their needs. Subsequent to those meetings the following members "stepped up" to assume additional responsibilities. They are:

  • Sharon Barber- Unit Vice Chair
  • Brittany Peters- Legislative
  • Robin Waters-Membership
  • David LaPensee- PACE
  • Stacy Kratz- CCNLI
  •  Susan Infanzon - 491 Board Liaison
  • Nancy Gordon and Susan Infanzon - Chapter Supervisory Task Force
  • Stacy Kratz - Ethics 


On September 30th, the Unit held a Networking Meeting in Tampa. Those in attendance also contributed food to replenish a local food bank that was in need of food after Hurricane Irma. Due to the success of this event which saw attendees win door prizes and offer ideas for future events, another Networking Meeting is now in the works for the November/December timeframe and will be held in Clearwater. This event will feature "speed networking" so stay tuned for more details. 

Sharon Barber and Robin Waters will represent  our Unit at the upcoming Immersion Ceremony at Saint Leo University on October 21st. This event was rescheduled from September 9th due to Hurricane Irma.

As a member benefit, Jack Smith is offering to review resumes from Unit Members. In doing so, Jack will lend his 40 years of NASW experience in offering suggestions to members seeking to "fine tune" their resumes. Further, he will offer tips for successful interviewing. You can contact Jack for details regarding this offer by emailing him at 
tampabay.naswfl@socialworkers.org.

Once again, Robin Waters has graciously offered to host our annual Holiday Party in her home. Our date for this event will be December 9, 2017. So circle that date and rest assured it will be a great time. Our Unit will provide the food and soft drinks for all who attend. Additional details will be forthcoming.

LEAD will be held January 29 & 30, 2018 in Tallahassee. Our Chapter Legislative Chairperson, Ms. Dawn Brown, is a member of our Unit as well. She asks all of our members  to circle these dates and seriously consider attending this very important event where we meet our respective state legislators to advocate for bills that are consistent with our Code of Ethics.   

 Jack Smith requests feedback from all Unit Members on the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.  This is an initiative to reform the Electoral College and Jack presented it at the August 2017 NASW FL Chapter Board of Directors Meeting in Kissimmee. After his presentation, the Board requested each Board Member ask their members for feedback regarding this initiative and that feedback will be presented at the upcoming NASW FL Board of Directors Meeting in Orlando on November 3 and 4, 2017. At that point, the initiative will be considered for referred to the Legislative Committee for advocacy during the upcoming  2018 FL Legislative session. If you are unfamiliar with the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, please contact Jack at
tampabay.naswfl@socialworkers.org.   

As always, feel free to submit your ideas to make our Tampa Bay Unit better. Currently, we're in need of BSW and MSW Student Representatives as well as ideas to increase our membership and ensure that you receive maximum "bang" for all of your annual dues "bucks." If you have ideas or wish to volunteer, please contact Jack at
tampabay.naswfl@socialworkers.org.

 

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