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​​​​UPCOMING EVENTS


May 7, 2021 • Virtual
*NASW-FL Gainesville Unit is holding their "Monthly Networking & Check-in Event" hosted by Kathryn Taylor Davis, MSW, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  You are invited to come and learn more about community resources and local agencies, as well as network with your social work colleagues
. Social Work students and professional social workers are encouraged to attend our networking events, even if you are not a member of NASW. This is a wonderful opportunity for social workers, social work educators, and social work students to get to know one another.
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May 12, 2021 • Virtual
*NASW-FL Gainesville Unit is holding a Monthly Unit Steering Committee Meeting on May 12th, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. This event will take place the second Wednesday of each month.
  The Steering Committee is comprised of members seeking to actively participate in the development of events, workshops and activities.  You will receive a Zoom link prior to the event.
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May 19, 2021 • Virtual
*NASW-FL Gainesville Unit presents "Long Haired Hippy Freaks Need Not Apply!  The Ethics of Diversity" with Janet S. Watson, LCSW, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This is Part II of the Ethics workshop.  You will need to register for each workshop separately.  You may attend a single workshop; HOWEVER, these COMBINED WORKSHOPS must be completed in order to satisfy the full 3 hour continuing education requirement for Ethics.
Registration is free for NASW Members and $10 for non-members. This is a Virtual Workshop.  You will receive the Zoom link on the day of the workshop.
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UNIT LEADERSHIP


Kathryn Taylor Davis, MSW
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern - Unit Chair

gainesville.naswfl@socialworkers.org


Chenora Adjei-Christie MSW - Immediate Past Chair


OPEN - Vice Chair


Janet Alexander, MBA - Legislative Chair

OPEN - CCNLI Chair

OPEN - Secretary​

Joy Johns - MSW Student Representative


GAINESVILLE UNIT


​​Welcome Gainesville Unit Members! 

We are continuing to rebuild and actively working to create new workshops, networking events, and community alliances each and every month. Please join us! Our unit consists of 10 total counties (i.e., Alachua, Bradford, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Suwannee, and Union). 

We would LOVE to have members in our Steering Committee from as many of these areas as possible. Help us serve you, to enhance your professional growth and development, by letting us know what types of events you would like to see and what types of workshops you would like to attend (or possibly a workshop you may be willing to present!). 

ALL EVENTS REMAIN VIRTUAL AT THIS TIME 

While we can't wait to see your smiling faces in person, the bright side of the virtual world is that no matter what county you are in within the unit, a meeting or event is only a computer screen away rather than a considerable drive. We know that most of our members reside in the Gainesville and Ocala areas; HOWEVER, we want to encourage participation and representation across the ENTIRE unit! 

As a matter of fact, in the virtual world, we were able to have attendees in our January 2021 workshop participating from the Virgin Islands, several areas across Florida, and even as far as Maryland and other areas of the country. This is an AMAZING opportunity for us to showcase our unit and gain mutual experience from a much wider arena! 

OPPORTUNITIES TO VOLUNTEER FOR LEADERSHIP AND OTHER ROLES 

GET INVOLVED! We are looking for you! There are several opportunities to get more actively involved, no matter where you are within the unit or what may be of interest to you as a focus area, including: CCNLI Chair, Legislative Chair, and much, much more! Please attend our next Monthly Steering Committee Meeting or email us today to express your interest:
gainesville.naswfl@socialworkers.org.

If you are a long-time member of our unit, we would LOVE to hear from you! What have been your favorite times within our unit? What can we do to maintain your passion? 

If you have previous involvement in our unit but no longer participate at the same level, we would LOVE to hear from you and reconnect! Tell us what you loved. Tell us what encouraged you to participate. Tell us what you would love to see and what community alliances you are aware of that were previously established that we should reinvigorate. And, should you have experienced hardship, no matter the cause, we want to help and we would LOVE to hear from you! 

If you have recently moved within our region, we would LOVE to hear from you! Tell us what you loved and what worked or didn't work in your previous location. Give us your wisdom and join us to utilize what you have learned in past experience to help us here and now.

If you are simply new to, or interested in, NASW, we would LOVE to hear from you! Tell us what drew you to our amazing organization or the profession in general. Tell us your expectations and how you may be willing to join us to ensure those expectations are met for each and every member. 

Come one, come all, come SOCIAL WORKERS! We LOVE our profession! NASW-FL is here to help you every step of the way in your career, whether a student, intern, public or private practitioner, educator, early in your career, midway, or a retired professional. We can ALL make a difference and contribute as little or as much as time allows. Whatever your passion in social work, we have a place for you! 

Monthly Networking & Check-in Event

First Fridays - 5:00 - 6:00 pm
You are invited to come and learn more about community resources and local agencies, as well as network with your social work colleagues.  Social Work students and professional social workers are encouraged to attend our networking events, even if you are not a member of NASW. This is a wonderful opportunity for social workers, social work educators, and social work students to get to know one another.

Monthly Unit Steering Committee Meetings

Second Wednesdays - 5:00 - 6:00 pm

The Steering Committee is comprised of members seeking to actively participate in the development of events, workshops, and other activities.


IDEA FOR A CONTINUING EDUCATION WORKSHOP? 

Reach out and let us know! We would love to hear your ideas and work with you to help you be able to present your workshop!  It’s a great way to build your public speaking skills and at the same time teach your fellow clinicians something new!  Email us:
gainesville.naswfl@socialworkers.org