Caucus: Spring 2019
Center for Conflict Resolution
In This Issue of Caucus
A peek at some silent auction items!
Congratulations, Sunil!
Outreach at Smyth Elementary School
Congratulations, Alex & Bianca!
Welcome Graham Henry Yeager!
Help Us Plan an Upcoming Continuing Ed Program
A Letter from Cassie Lively
For The Chocolate Lovers!
A peek at some of the silent auction items available at CCR's upcoming GALA!
Register for the gala and auction HERE
One week vacation home rental at Chula Vista in Roatan, Honduras. Donated by Roatan Life Vacation Rentals/Farmer Family. 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8. Paired with $500 in airfare donated by CCR Volunteer Council and members of the Auxiliary Board

7 nights' accommodations for 4 people in one of our properties in Manciano, Italy.

Natural beauty and history come together in Manciano, located in the heart of the Maremma. From the nearby hot springs of Saturnia to the  archeological sites and museums, Manciano is a destination full of old world charm.  Learn more at

GREAT CABERNETS OF THE WORLD - Wine tasting for up to ten people.

Cabernet Sauvignon is often called the king of red wines. From its home in Bordeaux to Napa, Tuscany, South Australia, and beyond, Cabernet Sauvignon produces powerful, structured, ageworthy wines that rank among the world's finest. Join Joseph Ward, former Wine Editor of Conde Nast Traveler, for a singular tasting of mature Cabernets from some of the world's greatest estates. Classified growth Bordeaux will be paired with top Napa Valley, Australian, and Italian examples of the grape variety. Eight wines altogether, all from Ward's private cellar. Tasting to take place at the winning bidder's home or a venue of his/her choice.
Congratulations, Sunil!
Congratulations to Sunil Harjani,  sworn in as a United States Magistrate Judge on January 10, 2019!
Outreach at Smyth Elementary School
CCR Volunteer and Outreach Committee member Rebecca Zuber attended a meeting of parents and administrators at Smyth Elementary School on April 4. Our thanks to Rebecca, and to Syda Taylor, who champions family and community engagement for CPS, for inviting us!
Community Mediation on
RSI has added a Special Topic on  Community Mediation to their website. Check it out!
Congratulations, Alex & Bianca!

Congratulations to  Alex and Bianca Passo on their wedding! Alex is a member of CCR's Auxiliary Board. 

Welcome,  Graham Henry Yeager!

Born February 7, 2019 to Eric and Lauren Yeager. Eric Yeager is past co-chair of CCR's Auxiliary Board, member of the Auxiliary Board and Ex-Officio Member of the Board of Directors.  
Help Us Plan an Upcoming
Continuing Ed Program!
Do you have a great idea for
a speaker or topic for
an upcoming 
Continuing Ed Program? 
If so, we would love to hear
your thoughts.
Please contact Continuing Ed Committee Chair,
Jonah Orlofsky

Dear CCR Community:

Happy Spring! As always, it's a busy time at CCR!

CCR training staff and coaches are gearing up for our April Mediation Skills Training.
This is a public training, where folks come together to learn our mediation model and
ways to apply the skills we use to their diverse professional backgrounds.

I'm happy to announce that CCR is working on a newly redesigned website. Thanks to
charitable support from the Fogelson Family Foundation, you can expect to see CCR's
new website launch in May!

I'd like to welcome our newest class of Mediator Mentorship Program participants!
Shannon Bartlett, Joshua Becker, Tiffanie Oshel, Dimitrie Umbrarescu, Ginny Chesson
and Laura McNally are currently working with their mentors to meet our certification
standard. We are so grateful for the time both the trainees and their mentors spend to
build skills and ensure that we consistently provide the highest-quality mediation services
to our clients.

And, of course, CCR staff members and volunteers (especially our Auxiliary Board!) are hard at work planning final details for our upcoming gala on April 18, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Grant Thornton, 171 N. Clark. I hope to see everyone there as we celebrate the fact that for the past 40 years, "There's No Place Like CCR!" Expect delicious food, entertainment and photo opportunities with Wizard of Oz characters, music from regular House of Blues musician Keithen Banks, and more! 

This newsletter contains a preview of our silent auction, which will go live one week before the event. You do not need to be present to win raffle or silent auction items, so even if you are missing the fun, please check out our prizes and put in a bid or buy some raffle tickets to support our free mediation services! You can purchase event tickets HERE and look for the auction and raffle to go live next week.

We are extremely proud of CCR alum Juliana Stratton, who is bringing her mediation skills to Springfield.
For The Chocolate Lovers!
Check out this fun article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about CCR volunteer Frank Ziegler's family business!