CHAPTER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Get Involved: NASW - Alabama Chapter


 

 

GET INVOLVED!!!

The National Association of Social Workers is your association. Why not take advantage of all the opportunities it has to offer? There are ongoing leadership and committee opportunities, just for you. NASW-AL is your networking link to what’s going on in your community and the social work profession at large. This is your professional organization—make the most of your membership, and get involved!

NASW-AL is actively recruiting members for the following committees:

2017 Conference Planning Committee.  Plans, organizes and implements the 2017 annual conference.

Responsibilities:

  · Participate in the scoring of proposals and program planning including keynote speaker solicitation.

  · Help recruit exhibitors and sponsors for the conference.

  · Help in the planning and developing of social events and activities

Expectations:

· Onsite volunteering at the conference is a committee expectation

·Must be familiar with the professional social work community; must be committed to identifying and arranging appropriate speakers and soliciting professionals to attend.

**Most committee business is conducted by email and teleconference. **

 

CCNLI -  Committee on Nominations & Leadership Identification. Identifies and recommends nominees for elections, appointments and awards.  Carries out elections and awards according to NASW standards.

Responsibilities:

· Participate in developing annually a slate of candidates for Chapter elections.

· Meets deadlines for elections as set in By-Laws.

 · Works closely with members in identifying leadership and in developing the slate.

· Informs all candidates and appointees of the duties and responsibilities of office.

· Submits suggestions for state nominations.

· Select the Chapter’s Social Worker of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Elected Official of the Year, and Student of the Year to be presented at annual conference.

Expectations:

· Must be willing and available to meet and assure sound nominations process;

·  Must have knowledge of NASW’s program needs and be familiar with the professional social work community; must be committed to identifying and developing Chapter leadership.

**Most committee business is conducted by email and teleconference. **

 

 Scholarship Committee.  The purpose of the Scholarship Committee is to advise the Board on the awarding of scholarships.

Responsibilities:

·Review all scholarship applications received by NASW-AL

·Issue written reports to the Board as required, recommending qualified candidates to receive scholarships

·Advise the Board in establishing and modifying scholarship criteria and other elements of the scholarship program

·Assume such other functions as deemed necessary by the Board

Expectations:

· Onsite volunteering and participation during the awards ceremony at the conference is a committee expectation

·Must be familiar with the professional social work community; must be committed to identifying and arranging appropriate donors for the scholarship fund.

· Must be willing and available to meet and assure sound review of scholarship applications and applicants;

**Most committee business is conducted by email and teleconference. **

 

ALL committee and Board members must be a current member of NASW.

Although there are no openings for Board members at this time, NASW-AL is continuously looking to secure a slate of candidates for the following Board positions:

President

Secretary

Regional Representative (Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western)

Executive Finance Chair

Legislative Chair

Nominations and Leadership Identification Chair

Fundraising and Conference Planning Chair

Scholarship Chair

 

 

The Alabama Chapter President invites members to apply for appointment to Chapter committees and Board positions.

To apply send the following information via email to admincom2@naswal.net

Name

Interested Committee/ Board Position

Mailing Address

City

State

Zipcode

Phone number

Describe any past leadership experience with NASW

Describe any past leadership experience (non-NASW)