A Letter From the President

Welcome to the 2012 – 2013 fiscal year of the Clinical Social Work Association of Savannah. I'd like to thank Edward Parks for his contributions as President for the past year, as well as everyone who made achieving the impossible look so easy. We have a great Board for the next year and they are already hard at work putting together upcoming events.

We have secured an office in the Fred Williams building, an exciting first step towards expanding our presence in the professional community. Anyone with CSWA-S records and supplies is encouraged to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that we may arrange a pick-up or drop-off. The value this space will hold for our organization's sense history is incalculable; as members come and go, the CSWA-S will remain its own entity unbounded by individual conceit and caprice.

The three primary responsibilities of the Board are to provide programming, inspirit socialization and networking opportunities, and to ensure future solvency and the preservation and continuation of the CSWA-S.

For the first, Cheryl Turner has accepted the position of Program Chair, and Pam Mulvaney will helm the Annual Conference Committee. Both have considerable experience in working with event programming, and we should look forward to the opportunity of hearing some great speakers this year.

As for the second, there will be a Holiday party at the end of the year, as well as the always fun and entertaining Oyster Roast/BBQ/Auction. Keep an eye out in the newsletter by our newest Board Member Jessica Slash, and on the website for additional fetes and get-togethers.

And for the final responsibility, I would like to thank our Treasurer, Mandy Miller, who has been working with a new accountant to finalize our 501c6 status as a non-profit professional organization. This process is almost complete, and has been far less painful than anticipated. In addition, by analyzing our cash flow reports, income statements, and balance sheets, it has been determined that our financial footing is solid. The CSWA-S has a healthy equilibrium of current liquidity and future anticipated gains, and is sound in its fundamentals. Thanks to the efforts of everyone who has worked with this organization in a fiduciary capacity, we are doing well, and are on a path to continue a realization of fiscal stability.

Please plan to attend the September 26th Legislative Luncheon and speak to your issues. This meeting will be at the Johnny Harris's Banquet Center on Victory Drive, so we need to "pack the park."

If you have any feedback or suggestions, please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. look forward to working with you all, and hope to have a fun and productive year!

Michael Mack, LCSW
President, CSWA-S