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.
Columbus Days 2018 "Big Red Block Party". Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth in Frankfort Square Saturday during Columbus Days. Our two volunteer helpers had lots of fun with the children who stopped to spin our "Wheel of Prizes" while our Outreach Coordinator, Lisa Rosendahl, enjoyed speaking with everyone who stopped to learn more about CASA Connection. She heard from a few people that the CASA fans we handed out made watching the great entertainment even better.
June CEU training
Thank you to Columbus Police Dept. Investigator Jaymee Levander. She was the guest presenter last night during one of our monthly volunteer CEU training sessions. Jaymee spoke about child abuse/neglect cases from the investigator's side. The attendees said they could have listened much longer to her speak.
New CASA volunteers, from left to right: Kim Schmidt, Joy Dannelly and Carrie Kreber were sworn in by Platte County judge, The Honorable Frank J. Skorupa on Thursday, June 7, 2018. Congratulations ladies!
CASA goes blue for Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Thank you to our volunteers & staff who attended the Nebraska State CASA Conference in Kearney this past weekend. We all learned a lot and had fun meeting people from CASAs across the state.
[left to right: Tracy Duncan, Susie Jarecki, Rhonda Scott, Dee Condon, Dan Britt, Jean Britt, Rolaine Blaser]
Thank you to all of our sponsors for their generous donations to this year's Cheers for CASA fundraiser.
Harriet Berlin did a fantastic job with the food last Friday at the Cheers for CASA. Thank you Harriet!!