Our annual Volunteer Appreciation Social was held on November 7 at Shadows Restaurant. Many of our volunteers & board members attended and it was a great night of fellowship and socializing. Thank you to Robbin Cutsor & Theresa Seipel for organizing this event!!
Susie Jarecki, along with two helpers, manned a farm-themed game booth during the Play Their Way family event held at Ag Park on October 13.
CASA Connection is proud to make a difference in the lives of children who need a safe place to live. We would not be able to do what we do without our volunteers. Check out some of our pictures from past events.
Congratulations Jean & Dan Britt
Congratulations to CASA Connection Volunteer Advocates Jean & Dan Britt. They were recognized by the Columbus Area United Way as Outstanding United Way Partner Agency Volunteers. Columbus Area United Way Executive Director, Pat Heimes, presented Jean and Dan with the award during the Champions of the United Way Annual Meeting & Outstanding Volunteer Recognition Luncheon held April 25, 2019. Congratulations Jean and Dan!!!! We truly appreciate all you do for the children we serve!!!!!!
Nebraska State CASA Conference. April 12-13, 2019.
Staff & volunteers with CASA organizations all over Nebraska recently attended the annual Nebraska CASA Conference, held in Kearney.
The Honorable Michael Burns, Judge of the County Court, 10th Judicial District, was the keynote speaker for this event.
CASA Connection had a good group attend including both staff members and 10 volunteers.
Everyone was very pleased with all the great information they learned and having a chance to meet and visit with other volunteers and staff from other CASA organizations
Volunteers enjoying the 2019 Nebraska State CASA Conference
Directors & staff members took time for a group photo
Thanks to all of our helpers from Friday evening's 2019 Cheers for CASA wine & beer tasting event.
Thank you to everyone who attended CASA Connection's 2019 Cheers for CASA wine & beer tasting fundraiser held Friday, March 29. Despite forecasts of rain/sleet/snow Mother Nature kept it at bay so everyone could come out and enjoy the evening. The event was held at Henry on 11th which is a building full of history in downtown Columbus.
Guests enjoyed samples of various red and white wines, white sangria & beers provided by Granite City Brewery, Upstream Brewing Company and Gottberg Brewery. Along with the beverages appetizers such as smoked salmon, cheeses, meatballs and small desserts including raspberry mousse were included. Everyone who attended seemed to have a good time and declared it a hit and something to look forward to next year.
Schuyler Chamber of Commerce annual banquet
The CASA Connection staff, volunteer and guests enjoyed the Schuyler Chamber of Commerce annual Banquet in February. This year's theme was "Light it up". CASA Connection sponsored a table at the event. Our Outreach Coordinator, LIsa Rosendahl & Volunteer Advocate, Renee Held. decorated the table enjoyed the theme with candles, shine & sparkles. The evening itself was quite enjoyable with delicious food and fun entertainment. Thank you to the Schuyler Chamber for inviting us to be part of the event.
Staff & volunteers had the opportunity to attend a Protecting the Innocent-Drug Endangered Children conference in Norfolk on Tuesday, November 6th.
Bonnie McPhillips, Judy Schademann & Robbin Cutsor at the Volunteer appreciation social 2018
Enjoying the Volunteer Appreciation Social October 23, 2018
Judy Schademann, Carrie Kreber [with her back to camera] & Robbin Cutsor at the Volunteer appreciation social 2018
Executive Director, Susie Jarecki, does the introductions during our Volunteer Appreciation Social on October 23. 2018.
Board members Zach Johnson & Travis Hill enjoying themselves during the Volunteer Appreciation Social October 23, 2018
Winners from the 13-18 month category in the "I'm a Little Cutie" Baby Contest held during Columbus Days:
Left to right:
3rd place winner: Beckett Avery/ parents: Jason & Christy Avery
2nd place winner: Brookly Michelle Scow/ parents: JD & Kim Scow
1st place winner: Jennifer Moravec/ parents: Trev & Michaela Moravec