Dear CSCSW members:
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am writing to you with regret and sadness to inform you that CSCSW must close its doors at the end of November. Unfortunately we do not have enough revenue to meet our expenses after that time. We lost members during the recession and have not been able to increase our membership enough to support our organization financially. Many of our members have retired, and we have not attracted as many newer social workers as we had hoped. Our Board and Executive Director have worked to try to remedy this situation, but our efforts have not made enough of a difference to allow us to make this a viable organization.
We know how much you have done to support CSCSW over the years. You have served as District Coordinators, on steering committees, and as mentors. You have attended and planned district meetings, workshops, and conferences. You have supported CSCSW in any way that you could. We also know that you have valued this organization as much as we have.
We are aware that the districts have planned wonderful programs from now until the end of May. We are investigating ways that we can continue to give CEU’s for these programs and will be in touch with your District Coordinators. We are aware how much our members value these programs, and we want to keep them going as long as we can.
We thank you for your help and support. We all wish that we had better news to report. You may contact me until the end of November at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leah Reider, LCSW
President of CSCSW