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NASW Election This Spring

Candidate profiles and a ballot for the election of NASW board and nominations committee members will be published in the April issue of the NASW News. Members are encouraged to vote online. For information: Governance


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 March 17, 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 were due at the NASW national office by Feb. 9, 2009.


Women's History Month

NASW Celebrates Women's History Month


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.


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.


Courtesy Calls Added to Membership Renewal Process

In order to better reach our members, who lead very busy lives, NASW has added renewal courtesy calls to the membership renewal process. These courtesy calls will be made around the time of your membership expiration date as a helpful reminder to renew your NASW membership so you continue your benefits uninterrupted. You will be able to renew your membership immediately over the phone, as well as renew your ACSW credential or Specialty Practice Sections membership. If you prefer to renew online instead, or via the renewal invoice mailed to you, please do. It is an exciting time to be an NASW member, and we are making every effort to make sure you are a part of it. For more information on the renewal courtesy calls, please call NASW Membership Services at (800) 742-4089 or (202) 408-8600 ext. 499. If you haven't visited the NASW Web site recently, go there today at www.socialworkers.org for the latest updates on the Social Work Reinvestment Act and the National Social Work Public Education Campaign and to register for free NASW WebEd online courses, which offer free CEUs.


Social Work Blogs Open for Comments

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Sanctions in Force Listed Online

NASW adjudicates certain allegations of violations of its Code of Ethics by members, and if violations are found, may impose sanctions. For the list of sanctions of public notification imposed within the past 10 years that remain in force: Sanctions in Force


Receive Your e-Benefits

Without your current e-mail address, we cannot send you NASW MemberLink e-newsletters, Social Work journal, and other valuable member resources. Call NASW Membership Services at (800) 742-4089 or (202) 408-8600 ext. 499, or log in to the NASW Member Center to update your e-mail address and other contact information.


Send Us Your Book

NASW Press is seeking book proposals. Send your proposal to NASW Press, 750 First Street, N.E., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20002-4241; (202) 336-8312 (fax); press@naswdc.org. For more information: "NASW Press Author Guidelines."

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From the Director
Celebrating Purpose-Filled Work
By Elizabeth J. Clark, Ph.D., ACSW, MPH

Generosity of Others Makes Programs Possible
Foundation Works to Enrich the Profession
The Foundation is committed to enriching the social work profession and encouraging social work leadership.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

The Board Takes Action
Jan. 2009

Reinvestment Act Reintroduced in House
The Social Work Reinvestment Act now includes an enhanced Social Work Reinvestment Commission.
By Heidi Sfiligoj, News Staff

NASW Attends Historic Signing
Fair Pay Act to Help Build Equal Opportunities
"The signing of this bill is vital to the welfare of working women and families throughout the nation."
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Web Site Profiles 50 Ways to Use Degree
Visitors have the opportunity to post brief profiles about how they use their social work degrees.

H.R. 1; Women's Issues Are Top Concerns
NASW was busy advocating for social workers and clients as the new administration took office.
By Heidi Sfiligoj, News Staff

NASW Participates in Inauguration Day Activities
Members were urged to volunteer on the Presidential Day of Service.

Decisions Reached; Briefs Filed
The court decisions supported NASW's positions in the cases.
By Heidi Sfiligoj, News Staff

Tool Eyes Suicide Prevention
The toolkit highlights four EBP models which reflect a range of interventions.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Mental Health Victory
The new law is the third major victory concerning mental health parity.

Jones Reelected to Chair ASI
Insurance Products Will Address Member Needs
Jones was first elected to chair the NASW Insurance Trust in 2005.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

New Social Works Speaks Is Published
The eighth edition includes two new policy statements approved at the 2008 Delegate Assembly.
By Heidi Sfiligoj, News Staff

Demand for Oncology Workforce to Rise
NASW staff attended a National Cancer Policy Forum that addressed a shortage in providers.

Healthcare Decisions Day Marked
"Letting your family know your wishes ahead of time is a gift."
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Examining Teen Suicide Prevention
Seventy-two percent of those who commit suicide suffered from a mental illness.

NASW to Present at BPD Event
The annual gathering is an exchange of ideas in baccalaureate education.

Providing E-mail Addresses Benefits Members
At the member center, members can modify their notification preferences.

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