Welcome to the Association's July newsletter, where despite the mixed weather, we're really enjoying the summer months! Between the IASW Social Work Awards, the National Conference, the AGM and many other events and activities we've been engaged in, it's been a very active summer!
Congratulations again to all those shortlisted for the IASW Social Work Awards 2015 and especially to the winners Christine, Aideen, Louise and the Mayo C&F Team!
I'd like to welcome Sandra McDonagh, Patrice Reilly and Patricia Sweeney who were elected at the AGM to the Board and also to thank Terry Bradshaw, Terry Madden and Clodagh Donnelly who stepped down, for their hard work in the service of your Association.
Please take a moment to check out the Annual Report from this year's AGM and see how the IASW and our members have been working for you and for social work in Ireland. We continue to represent the interests of social workers and their clients through our meetings with Ministers, speaking to issues in the media and forging alliances with like-minded organisations, influencing policy and promoting change.
Please forward this on to your colleagues and encourage other social workers to join the IASW. We are stronger together and collectively, we can and are making a difference!