CASA CONNECTOR
UPCOMING EVENTS
Winter 2019
CASA Day at the Capitol - Thursday, February 14

This annual event for CASA staff, board members, and volunteers across the state will be held in the Freight Room at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot in Atlanta. The day will include remarks by Tom Rawlings, Interim Director of the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services, a legislative briefing, meetings with legislators, and a thank you luncheon for legislators to close out the day. Registration for the event has closed; please visit the event website for additional information.

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Preview Party to CASA on the Catwalk - Wednesday, February 27

Join us for a fun evening event, prior to CASA on the Catwalk, at our Preview Party! A themed Roaring ’20s cocktail party, with male fashions from Guffey's, will be held at a private home in Buckhead. Individual tickets are available for purchase on the event website. Additionally, sponsors, table hosts, and those who join the Preview Host Committee receive complimentary invitations to the Preview Party. Visit the event website to join the Preview Host Committee or to purchase individual tickets!


CASA on the Catwalk - Georgia CASA's Luncheon & Fashion Show - Wednesday, March 27
  
The 15th annual signature fundraiser, with a Parisian theme, will be held at a private club in Atlanta. Join us at 11 a.m. for this fun and fashionable event as we honor Roya Irvani, Life Board Member . Mrs. Irvani has been a generous, long-standing, and faithful supporter of Georgia CASA. She has been a valuable asset to the organization, a determined advocate for children, and a gracious hostess. Our keynote speaker will be Jennifer King, new Executive Director of Georgia CASA , who has over 20 years of experience at Georgia CASA.

The event includes a seated luncheon, women's fashions from Tootsies, and a silent auction. Sponsorships, table hosts, individual seat tickets are available. Visit the event website to make your purchase!
NEW APP FOR LOCAL CONNECTIONS - PURPOSITY
Purposity (purpose + generosity) is a new app that has recently launched to connect people who can really use help with people in their local neighborhood, community, or city who want to offer help. Created by Blake Canterbury, a 34-year old from Atlanta, Purposity is intended to connect people to doing good and to inspire the next generation to live generously and find purpose.

Purposity originally launched as a web-based platform in targeted cities, including Atlanta, over the past two years. Now the app version has been launched. Users can opt in to receive messages with links to identified needs in their communities. Once a need is fulfilled, that giving opportunity is closed.

Nonprofits, including CASA affiliates, can try out Purposity for various needs related to the children and youth served by CASA volunteers. (CASA needs should be posted/approved through CASA affiliate staff.) Check out Purposity and find out what needs may exist in your community that you can help fulfill.
THANK YOU, DONORS!
Thank you to our donors who supported the work of Georgia CASA for Fall 2018. Because of you, more children were provided with a CASA volunteer to advocate for their best interests. We truly appreciate your investment in children!


If you are not part of our donor group yet, you can give online here!
BOOK CLUB RECOMMENDATION
Are you part of a book club? Are you looking for book ideas? Then you may want to consider One Tough Mother: Success in Life, Business and Apple Pies by Gert Boyle. The book tells the story of how Gert Boyle turned Columbia Sportswear in Portland, Oregon, into the successful national company it is today, persevering with her son Tim through a challenging business enviroment. Proceeds from the sale of the book benefit a CASA program in Oregon as well as Special Olympics.
2019 CASA VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
AND NOMINEES
Congratulations to the 2019 CASA Volunteer of the Year in Georgia, Jeff Sprinkle with Northeast Georgia CASA!

He will be officially awarded at the Georgia CASA Conference on August 3rd.

Pictured is Jeff Sprinkle with his wife Vicky
We also send congratulations to the following nominees:

Kim Bankston (Towaliga CASA)

Lou Ann Bleakley (Enotah CASA)

Ruth Bradshaw (Gwinnett County CASA)

Rhonda Burke (Clayton County CASA)

Katie Carswell (Hall-Dawson CASA)

Wayne Caton (CASA of Forsyth County)

Marie Jose’ (Yose’) Crumpton (CASA of the Augusta Judicial Circuit)

Brenda Griffin (CASA Kids)

Christyn Griffin (Floyd County CASA)

Tony & Becky Guisasola (CASA of the Appalachian Judicial Circuit)

Danielle Heaston (Bartow County CASA)

Denise Keith (CASA of Paulding County)

Quintisia Kelly (Atlantic Area CASA)
Kelly Kommel (Savannah/Chatham County CASA)

Janet Lovelady (Murray/Whitfield CASA)

Elizabeth “Libby” Malkinski (Chattahoochee CASA)

Doris Savage ( DeKalb County CASA)

Marjorie Seon (Juvenile Court of Cobb County/CASA)



CALENDAR OF EVENTS
February 14: CASA Day at the Capitol (Atlanta)
March 27: CASA on the Catwalk (Atlanta)
April 16-18: Training of the Facilitator (Macon)
April 30-May 2: Spring Council of Programs (location TBA)
May 31-June 4: National CASA Conference (Atlanta)
August 3: Georgia CASA Conference (Atlanta)

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