The NASW Iowa Chapter is a volunteer based organization that relies on members to help move the mission of the association forward! There are many ways a social worker can be involved in the activities of the association. One way is through volunteering for one of the committees.
Chairs of the Committees are appointed by the Chapter President. The Chairs serve under the President, for two year terms. The Committees have a lot of ongoing activities that require the work of additional volunteers to help accomplish the goals of the committee.
Take a look at which committee is of interest to you and contact us today to get connected!
This committee looks at a variety of issues including working to become a diverse NASW Chapter, representative of all Iowans. This committee almost always meets by zoom, allowing for participation statewide.
Chair: Diamond Denney
Education & Training
This committee plans and delivers NASW-IA sponsored CEU events, including our largest event of the year: our Annual Symposium. During the winter, the committee works to develop the coming year’s Symposium, including identifying the keynote speaker and topic. In the early summer, the committee reads through submitted abstracts to select break-out sessions for the event. Other time commitments including helping with any set up and arrangements prior to events and volunteering to help at the events. This committee almost always meets by zoom, allowing for participation statewide.
This committee works to identify NASW-IA members across the state to run for office on the Chapter Board of Directors. The committee works to identify members representative of the state geographically, as well as culturally and linguistically. Work with this committee is approximately December through April with elections occurring in late spring. Additionally, this committee works to identify social workers and members of the public who up hold social work values and honor them during our annual symposium.
Chair: Myke Selha
Iowa Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE) is the political action arm of NASW-IA. Committee members focus on reviewing candidates running for office and provide letters of endorsement and financial contributions to campaigns. During Symposium (held in October) they host the PACE Luncheon. During election years they meet more frequently to look at candidates. This committee almost always meets by zoom, allowing for participation statewide.
Chair: Marisue Hartung
Please contact the NASW_IA Chapter office if you are interested in joining any committees or would like to know more.