www.mybaycity.com January 3, 2017
Rotary Article 10683

Rotary Hears About CASA Program of the CAN Council

January 3, 2017
By: Stephen Kent





Randy Roberts
Randy Dee Roberts, CASA Program Director, talked to Rotary about this program of the Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN ) Council.

Established in 1979 in Saginaw, the CAN Council works to build communities "where children are free from abuse and neglect".

Roberts is director of the "Court Appointed special Advocates" (CASA) program, which started in the first years of 2000. The Saginaw CASA program was the first in Michigan to be accredited by the National CASA Association.

CASA Advocates are ordinary people making extraordinary contributions to the lives of abused and neglected children. CASAs are citizen volunteers, specially trained and appointed by family court judges to speak up for our most vulnerable children.

Randy talked about the various services provided by CASA and gave some examples of the work. She described how CASA is referred to cases and how they interact with clients.

There are a number of volunteer opportunities for those who would like to work as a CASA. Randy answered a number of questions about those opportunities and CAN's relation to other organizations.

For more information visit www.CANCouncil.org



CLUB NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS

The board will NOT meet in January

The January 10 Meeting will be held
at the Planetarium.



Current and past DISTRICT DISPATCH newsletters are available on the District site shown in the LINKS section below.


DATES TO REMEMBER


OFF SITE Meeting - January 10 At the Delta College Planetarium.
(Also March 7, May 16, June 6)

REMEMBER: The board will NOT meet in January.

Rotary Night Out - January 14 - Tri-City Brewery new location on Shrestha drive.

June 10-14, 2017 Rotary International Convention - Atlanta, Georgia, USA
www.RotaryConvention2017.org OR www.RIConvention.org
Dee Dee Wacksman, District Chair

November 7, 2017 - Vocational Day


Upcoming Programs

(See the official schedule at RotaryBayCity.org )

January 10, 2016 State of the City City Manager Rick Finn will discuss the state of the city with the club.

January 17, 2016 District Matching Grant Project Update: Adopt a Village Presented by Chuck Cusick.

January 24, 2016, Dr. Jeff Abernathy, President of Alma College, will speak on the value of a liberal arts education in a STEM-focused world.




Current and past DISTRICT DISPATCH newsletters are available on the District site shown in the LINKS section below.

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LINKS

RotaryBayCity.org BayCityMorningRotary.com
District 6310 Web Site District Dispatch Archive
Rotary International Make-up On-Line at RotaryEclubOne.org
The Rotary Global History Fellowship rotaryfirst100.org
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