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CASA CLIPS Newsletter
August 2017
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       Get Your Groove On at the Hops & Barley Ball!
Friday, September 22, 2017

Presented by Performance Contracting Group

A night of DiscoMeet us at the Studio - Studio Dan Meiners - as we take to a night of disco and a fresh, fun event for CASA.  You will absolutely dig the far out mix of food and drink and 70's scene nightclub as you boogie the night away to live music and other funky cool entertainment.  All of this for an important cause!

Disco Ball

The Hops & Barley Ball includes:
  • Open Bar with Cocktails, Beer and Wine
  • 70's Inspired Dining Stations
  • Live Music by Boogie Wonderland
  • Silent Auction, Trivia & More
This annual fundraiser is solid good vibes so be there or be square!  Your participation will help bring abused and neglected children a happier childhood and a brighter future.

Ticket price is $110 through August 31st.  Order your tickets today!
Ticket packages are also available.  With questions, contact Alyssa Perbeck at 913.715.4035. 
And yes, 70's style disco attire is encouraged!

**CASA is currently collecting great items for the silent auction! 
Please contact Di Topjon and let us know if you would like to contribute.
Be "In Good Company"
Join These Notable Businesses to Support CASA!

CASA would like to thank the following companies for their membership in the "In Good Company" Club.  It's not too late to join!  This membership also provides entry for corporate sponsorship of our Hops & Barley Ball.  For more information, see the membership commitment form.  You may also contact CASA's Development Director, Alyssa Perbeck at 913.715.4035.


Back to School Supply Drive!
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  CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties would like to say Thank You to the many generous donors who have  contributed school supplies to our CASA kids. With these donations, we have been able to help 53 kids get off to a great start at school this year!

We still have some school supply inventory remaining at the office: notebook paper, art/writing supplies, folders, composition notebooks, and more. If your CASA child is still in need of a few supplies, you can stop by our office from 9:00 - 4:00 this week. 
First come, first served.

Thank You to Our Office Volunteers!
A special shout out to our office volunteers who have helped cover the front desk during July and August.  Thank you to Angela Carter, Angie Leondedis, Anne Keil, Debbie Siler, Laurie Cassity, and Mary Evans. 
We appreciate your time and assistance!  Each of you have been a great help!


Volunteer Spotlight Marsha Affolter
Marsha Affolter has been a CASA volunteer for 8 1/2 years and has advocated for 16 children.  This time and experience has been very beneficial to Marsha's current case.  A good understanding of the child welfare system and how all the various components interact with the judicial system has been crucial.  Marsha is currently advocating for two little girls who have recently been reintegrated back with their young mother.  Marsha's work is not done just yet. Her continued reports to the court are imperative as the professionals assess how the girls are doing as they assimilate back into their mother's care 

In addition to being a CASA volunteer for her own cases, Marsha has also served as a Peer Coordinator; providing support and guidance to other CASA volunteers.  Recently, Marsha has become a regular around the CASA office as she provides much needed assistance with new case research. 

Thank you Marsha, for your many years of service with CASA!  Your strong advocacy of children, support to fellow CASA volunteers, and help in the CASA office is so appreciated.  You are a valuable member of our CASA family!
Conversation with CASA
Conversation with CASA
Learn more about our agency at our next Conversation with CASA.  This one-hour program includes information on CASA's mission and history, local child abuse statistics, the role of volunteers and a story from an active CASA advocate.

The next Conversation is:
Thursday, September 14th, Noon to 1:00 p.m.
This event is free and refreshments will be provided.

If you are interested in joining the October Training Class, we encourage you to attend this Conversation so that you will be well-equipped for the class.  RSVP to Nina Kimbrough or call 913.715.4042.

For CASA Volunteers 

Volunteer In-Service - Stewards of Children
August 24, 2017
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
CASA Training Room

Please plan on joining us for our next CASA in-service, Stewards of Children presented by Sunflower House. This training will focus on child sexual abuse prevention training that educates adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse and motivates them to take action.

Participation in this workshop earns 1.5 hours in-service credit towards the annual 4 hour requirement for 2017. Please RSVP to Alli Zuel at 913.715.4033 by Thursday, August 22nd.
Coffee, Conversation and Camaraderie
Join us monthly for an opportunity to talk with other volunteers. This is a great time to get together with other CASAs to share stories of the things that are going well, brainstorm and find solutions to problems you are facing, and to hang out with like-minded people.  You will earn 1.5 in-service credits towards the 4 hours annual requirement for 2017.  We will provide the coffee, and you provide the conversation.

The next Coffee Shop meeting will be held on:
Wednesday, August 23rd from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Stress - How do you cope with your CASA case?

Facilitated by: Ballard Yeates

Due to increased building occupancy, parking is limited during the work day. Please refrain from parking outside of the designated parking spaces.  Cars illegally parked are being towed.  Please call the office if you have questions.

Please RSVP to Alli Zuel at 913.715.4033 if you plan to attend.

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