Amy Colver, LCSW
Melody Griffith, MSW, LMSW, OSW-C
AOSW Communications Director
Jeanice Hansen, LCSW, OSW-C
To submit a story or information for inclusion in a future issue of AOSW Newsletter, contact Amy Colver or Melody Griffith on the list above.
AOSW will be celebrating its 35th conference in 2019. While we have no way of knowing all the lives our organization has touched, the careers it has launched or the social change it has affected, we do know that it is a privilege and honor to be a part of this legacy of service. At our 2018 conference in May, 24 of us were honored to be recognized not only as past presidents but also as members of the Inaugural Class of AOSW Fellows. The opportunity to continue to give to our profession and AOSW in this capacity is one we take humbly and seriously. As we all know, leadership is about the greater why, and finding a new way to contribute and lend our institutional history is an exciting prospect.
The Fellows have worked to update the nomination process for candidates for new Fellows, who will be selected prior to the annual conferences and honored there. We are also in the process of identifying one or two tasks we can take on to help support the mission of AOSW. We hope to share those with you soon.
We also invite you to keep us in mind if we can be of service either individually or as a whole in terms of mentoring, advising on a project, speaking at a meeting or recalling some historical tidbit about OSW or AOSW (we have quite the years cumulative!).
One of my favorite sayings is “Leaders Say Yes.” We are proud to continue to say yes to AOSW and serve our community and our OSW family in the coming years!