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UPCOMING EVENTS


March 8, 2019 • Daytona, FL 
*NASW-FL Volusia/Flagler Unit is hosting a Social Work Month Celebration from 6:00–9:00 p.m. at LPGA International Country Club.
The cost is $25.00 for dinner and a cash bar will be available.  Please register by March 1 - No late registrations can be accepted.
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2019 Volusia/Flagler Unit Award Winners

Social Worker of the Year:  Kian F. Jacobs LCSW 
Elected Official of the Year:  Sheriff Michael J Chitwood  
Public Citizen of the Year:  Pastor Donna Choate
Public Citizen of the Year:  Mark Geallis  


(Updated 1/14/19)

HELLO 2019 
Our Holiday Party which by luck was on the last night of Chanukah was a beautiful time for the community to come together. It’s so beneficial to laugh, share, and find our positive emotions with the work that we do throughout the year.

SAVE THE DATE, MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND WATCH FOR UPCOMING E- POSTCARD MARCH 8 AT 6:00 

Social Work month is approaching. We plan to treat this as a birthday party, 45 years NASW! Our CCNLI met and have finalized nominations for Public Citizen (2), Elected Official, and Social Worker of the Year. This special event is planned at LPGA International Golf & Country Club, dinner at a reasonable price. Watch for your email post card, all members of the community can register online, pay in advance. We are also open to suggestions for CEU events for next year, so please consider what workshops you would like to see.

Details for March 8 to follow. Good deal, see you there!

PLANNING AHEAD
Participate with the 2019 Steering Committee? Say yes to join in to plan and play.

Beach, bbq, and pool party retreat. Looking to take some relaxing time to brainstorm what events will keep us evolving and involved. CEU event planning will occur. There will be a signup sheet at the SW March 8 event.

IN SADNESS
A close member of our social work community recently lost their husband this week. We know strength will pull her through. Love and prayers to Itana Pinansky and her family. So sorry for your loss.

Please see below:

PINANSKY TUITION FUND
As many in the Jewish community already have been made aware, Nick Pinansky died unexpectedly on January, 8, 2019. Nick leaves behind our friend Itana, and his two gorgeous daughters, Samara, age 3, and Rosalie, age 2.

The girls currently attend the part-time preschool program at the Roth Family Jewish Community Center.

In the wake of Nick’s death, Itana will have several new expenses and one less income in her household. She currently works part time as a Hospice Social Worker, but will most likely have to move to full time to receive healthcare and other benefits necessary to care for her family.

The JCC has graciously extended the maximum financial assistance possible to the Pinansky family so that the girls can continue their preschool education. However, there are other costs and fees involved, and the girls may need to attend the all-day program in order for Itana to work full time and have childcare.

My hope in creating this fund is to allow Samara and Rosalie to continue to be cared for in a safe and familiar place without financial burden.

The donations you contribute to this fund will be paid directly to the JCC in an account for the girls’ education and child care needs, and will be tax deductible.

To donate, go here 
https://orlandojcc.org/donate and make sure you designate your donation to “The Pinansky Tuition Fund.”

Please feel free to share this post in an effort to reach as many people who are able to help.

Thank you so much for your support for the Pinansky family.


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UNIT LEADERSHIP


Kian Jacobs, LCSW, EMDR Certified - Unit Chair
volusiaflagler.naswfl@socialworkers.org


​VOLUSIA/FLAGLER STEERING COMMITTEE

CCNLI               

Marilyn DeLeura, LCSW
Marilyn.therapist@gmail.com


 Special Events Chair

 Teresa Wright, MSW
 
horse47607@gmail.com

Membership Chair

Vacant

Unit Secretary

Barbara Hope
 
Legislative/ PACE Chair

OPEN POSITION

Communications Chair

Itana Pinansky 
itanasonders@gmail.com

Member –at-Large

Phyllis LaVigna, LCSW
magic32119@aol.com      

VOLUSIA/FLAGLER UNIT