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2009 NASW Slate

The NASW National Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification in November 2008 adopted the following slate for the 2009 election. Members eligible to vote must hold NASW membership in good standing as of Feb. 27, 2009. A ballot will be published in an upcoming issue of the NASW News. Completed ballots must be postmarked by May 22, 2009, to be included in the vote count. Members may also vote online. Candidates' biographical information and platform statements will be posted on NASW's Web site, www.socialworkers.org, and candidate information will be published in the NASW News. Campaigns must be conducted in accordance with the NASW Election Standards and Procedures for National Leadership.

Board of Directors
Vice President (2009-2012)
Libby Kay, Texas
Darrell Wheeler, N.Y. City
Treasurer (2009-2012)
W. Mark Clark, Ariz.
Diana Stroud, Ill.
BSW Student (2009-2011)
Molly Holden, W.Va.
Andrew Robinson, Texas
Region III (2009-2012)
Milagros Dueno, N.Y. State
Mary McCarthy, N.Y. State
Region IV (2009-2012)
James Andrews, Pa.
Allison Blake, N.J.
Region VII (2009-2012)
Janet Melcher, Ohio
Paula Taylor, W.Va.
Region VIII (2009-2012)
Guadalupe Lara, Mich.
Carolyn Stubbs, Mich.
Region IX (2009-2012)
Joseph Monahan, Ill.
Susan Razbadouski, Ill.

Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification
Region IV (2009-2012)
Stuart Grant, N.J.
Valerie Persaud, N.J.
Region VIII (2009-2012)
Michael Bauer, Wis.
Michelle Watts, Wis.
Region X (2009-2012)
Hal Agler, Mo.
W. Stephen Maxwell, Minn.
Region XI (2009-2012)
Adelaida Montemayor, Texas
Linda Moore, Texas
Region XIII (2009-2012)
Deborah Allen, Calif.
Sally Alonzo Bell, Calif.

Petitions: Only persons considered for the slate, but not nominated, may be added by petition. Petitions are due at the NASW national office by Feb. 9, 2009.


Black History Month

NASW Celebrates Black History Month


Nominations for Editor-in-Chief

The National Association of Social Workers in conjunction with the NASW Press is seeking nominations for editor-in-chief (EIC) of Social Work, the flagship journal of NASW. The peer-reviewed journal, published quarterly by the NASW Press, endeavors to promote the integration of theory, research, practice and education in the field. For information on qualifications, responsibilities, and nomination procedures, visit NASW Press by March 1, 2009.


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Letters Policy

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Log On to the NASW Web Site

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Membership Dues Income Tax Deduction

Members who qualify to deduct membership dues payments from income taxes should note the following:
For tax year 2008, 10.13 percent of the annual NASW dues payment is not deductible. The percentage is based on the amount of association lobbying activity in 2008.
For tax planning purposes, the nondeductible portion of the NASW dues payment to be made in tax year 2009 is 10.66 percent.


Nominees Sought for Recognition Awards

NASW and the NASW Foundation are accepting nominations through April 17, 2009, for the 2009 National Recognition Awards. Awards include: NASW - Social Worker of the Year, Public Citizen of the Year, Public Elected Official of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award; Foundation - Rhoda G. Sarnat Award, Knee/Wittman Health and Mental Health Achievement Awards.


Foundation Offers Scholarships, Research Awards

The NASW Foundation is accepting applications through March 13, 2009, for its 2009-2010 fellowships, scholarships and research awards: Jane B. Aron Doctoral Fellowship; Eileen Blackey Doctoral Fellowship; Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial MSW Scholarships; Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial MSW Scholarship; Ruth Fizdale Award. For details: NASW Foundation; e-mail; (202) 408-8600, ext. 504


Blogs Open

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Send Us Your Book

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