San Luis Obispo Unit Report
By L. Jeannette Davis, DSW
To celebrate Social Work Month, the San Luis Obispo u nit will be honoring Shirley Summers, LCSW, as our Social Worker of the Year. Summers epitomizes the field of social work. After moving to San Luis Obispo County in the late 1960s, she received her MSW at University of California, Berkeley, in the early 1990s, joined NASW, and then worked for the Department of Social Services, Department of Corrections [CMC], and ARC therapy as a social worker and supervisor. She also found time to volunteer at the SLO Community Counseling Center and, for the past 10 years, has completed three immersion Spanish courses and attended a Spanish program in Costa Rica. Icing on the cake — both of her children became social workers too.
Please join us for the 40th Anniversary of the California Chapter during Social Work Month. The San Luis Obispo unit will meet on Thursday, March 27, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. We will share dinner, cake and hear from Shirley Summers. To find the place where we hold our meetings, please contact Ly-Lan Lofgren at email@example.com. Also, please mark your calendars for the following Thursdays: April 24, May 22 and June 26.
Central Coast Unit Report
By Ignacio Pacheco, MSW
The Central Coast unit — serving the counties of Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito — is pleased to announce our third annual Social Work Month Celebration, “All People Matter.”
Our annual event will be held at Kinship Center, 124 River Road, Salinas, CA 93908 on March 14, 2014 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
Please join us for hors d’oeuvres, wine, a raffle and a celebration of our profession! We will hear from members of CSUMB’s MSW Program’s class of 2013, the first graduating class. Class of 2013 members will share stories about their new experiences as professional social workers and the journeys they took to get their degree.
Registration is free and required (via EventBrite). Please be sure to visit naswccu.org for registration links and updates on our events!