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Maryland Chapter Announces 2011 Social Work Month Award Winners

 NASW-Maryland Chapter is pleased to announce its 2011 Social Work Month Annual Award winners! 

 Please join us at the 2011 Annual Conference on Friday, March 25, as we pause to recognize and celebrate the good works of these eight    outstanding individuals during the Awards Luncheon.

The conference and Awards Luncheon will be held at Martin’s West, 6817 Dogwood Road, Baltimore, 21244.

For the in-depth look at our 2011 award winners, please visit our website! 


Our congratulations to:

-2011 Lifetime Achievement Winner:

Stanley Weinstein, Ph.D. 
President and CEO – The Woodbourne Center

-2011 Social Worker of the Year:
 John D. Herron, MSW, MBA
 CEO - Harbor City Services

- 2011 Educator of the Year:
 James L. Kunz, Ph.D.
 McDaniel College

- 2011 Field Instructor of the Year
 Debra Ramsey, MSW, LCSW-C
 Baltimore City Public Schools

-2011 MSW Student of the Year:
 Adrianna Overdorff
 University of Maryland-Baltimore

-2011 MSW Student of the Year:
 Pamela Parnell
 University of Maryland-Baltimore

- 2011 BSW Student of the Year:
 Stacie Hering
 University of Maryland Baltimore County

-2011 Public Citizen of the Year:
 Marin Alsop
 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Music Director

To register for the full conference, or the Awards Luncheon only, please visit our website: 2011 SOCIAL WORK MONTH  ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Note from the E.D.:  Happy Social Work Month! 
Here it is March once again.  Our last issue of the Maryland Social Worker asked you to think about ways you might celebrate Social Work Month at your place of work.  I hope some of you have planned acknowledgements or celebrations and that you will share them with us.  We would love to put pictures or information about your event on our Facebook Fan Page.  I have been involved in a couple of Social Work Month activities so far and we have more coming up.  We started out the month with an appearance on WJZ TV on Monday, Feb. 28th.  We had a group of about 25 hearty souls who showed up at 5:45 with signs celebrating social work and social workers!  I had the opportunity to say a few words about Social Work month and what social workers do and then we sang the Manic Monday song.  It was lots of fun! 
To see a  video of our appearance visit WJZ's Manic Monday  page  and look for National Association of Social Workers.

At the end of the month we will be having other social work visibility events around the state.  These will take place on Thursday, March 31st which is our national “Social Work Shout-Out Day”.  We will send out a special email letting you know about the various events so that you may participate!!   
Daphne McClellan

Special for readers of the E-News……..
As a special gift to those of you who open and read your E-News, we have extended the Early Bird Registration period until Monday, March 14th.  This is your last chance to register for our Annual Social Work Month Conference.  As you know, we will have our Conference with Awards Luncheon on Friday, March 25th and a special pre-conference on abuse reporting on Thursday, March 24th. To register click here and do it ASAP!!

Legislative News

This has been a very busy Legislative Session in Annapolis. 
Your Executive Director, our lobbyists, and many chapter members have prepared
testimony and have gone to Annapolis to deliver it on a variety of bills. 
To see the most current bill chart and to read the testimony which has been
submitted on behalf of NASW-MD
this session
please follow this link: Bill Chart 3/10/2011


Call for Nominations
We are looking for a few good people to run for the NASW-MD Board of Directors.  This spring we will be electing a President-Elect, a Treasurer, a new rep from each of the branches and an MSW and BSW student representative.  If you are interested in serving in one of these capacities, please click here and complete a nomination form
We would like to receive nominations in our office by Thursday, March 31st.  


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