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CASA CLIPS Newsletter
September 2017
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       Hops & Barley Ball - A Night of Disco
Event Tickets Remain - Order Yours Today!

Presented by Performance Contracting Group
Friday, September 22, 2017

 A night of Disco Meet 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!

Tickets are $125 per person. Volunteer advocates, Hope Society and Friend of CASA members may continue to purchase tickets at the discounted rate of $110. 
Order tickets online today!
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                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.
And yes, 70's style disco attire is encouraged!

For more information or with questions, contact Alyssa Perbeck at 913.715.4035. 


CASA Children Return to School with New Supplies! Back to School 2017
Thanks to the generous donations of our supporters and Friends of CASA, we were able to send over 60 children back to school with new backpacks and school supplies!  A big thank you as well to the National Council of Jewish Women for their Back to School Store Project.  This provided backbacks, clothes, coats, shoes and other necessities to 45 children.  Our CASA children are eager to learn and do well in school, so by sending them off to school with the appropriate supplies we can feel good knowing that they have the tools to do their very best.
We wish the children we serve the best of luck for a successful school year! 

Congratulations Newest CASA Graduates!
Congratulations to our newest CASA volunteer graduates!  We wish each of you good luck as you begin your journey to advocate on behalf of the children who have been abused and neglected.  If you are interested in joining a training class this fall, please contact Nina Kimbrough at 913-715.4042.
                       Seated Front Row: Alice Bush, Courtney Fiser, Glenda Arrington
                     Standing Back Row: Frank Fisher, Karen Peterson, Barbara Griger,
                     Ruth Burrell, Tim Murquia, Sadye Quarles, and Joe McCaddon

 Office Closed for Columbus Day!
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The CASA office will be closed on Monday, October 9th in observance of Columbus Day. Our office will reopen Tuesday, October 10th.


Work of Heart Dinner! Work of Heart
We are pleased to announce that on Wednesday, October 25th we will be honoring 7 extraordinary CASA volunteers for their exemplary work at our annual Work of Heart program. These individuals will be celebrated by dinner provided by Friends of CASA and an award ceremony. Congratulations recipients!


Conversation with CASA

Conversation with CASALearn 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, October 12th, 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 - KVC Adoption Process
Friday, October 13th
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
CASA Office

Please join us as we hear from our keynote speaker, Kristalle Hulsey, KVC Director of Adoption Services as she shares about the Adoption Process. Discussion will include adoption timelines, expectations, and guidelines. 

Participation in this workshop earns 2 hours in-service credits towards the annual 4 hour in-service requirement. Please RSVP to Gayle Hathorne at 913.715.4032 by October 10th.

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, October 25th from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Working with Younger Youth - How to engage younger children during your visit? 
(i.e. activities you can do with them)

Facilitated by: Ballard Yeates

Please RSVP to Alli Zuel at 913-715.4033 if you plan to attend.

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.


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