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    Monday, August 24, 2015 at 06:00 PM
    First Presbyterian Church in Columbus, IN

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    2014 and 2015 have been record years for child abuse and neglect cases, and our waiting list of children in need of advocates is at an all time high.  We need your help in identifying new volunteers to help guarantee that these children find their way back into the loving embrace of a safe, loving, and permanent home.

    If you have a friend or family member who you think would make a good CASA volunteer, please invite them to have dinner on us and learn how they can help.

    Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 09:00 AM
    Marriott East in Indianapolis, IN

    2015 GAL/CASA Conference, “Kids Can’t Wait”

    To Register for the Conference, visit: 

    http://www.cvent.com/d/yrq422


    The conference will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the Marriott East in Indianapolis.

    Cost to attend the conference is $50.00 for GAL/CASA staff and volunteers, and $75.00 for GAL attorneys not affiliated with a local GAL/CASA volunteer program. We will also offer a Friday Night Social Event for an additional $20.00 for those who wish to attend. Appetizers and a cash bar will be available at the Social.

    Indiana State CASA is offering hotel accommodations both on site at the Marriott (for the Conference rate of $98.00 per night) and also next door at the LaQuinta Inn and Suites at the special rate of $74.00 per night. The Marriott and the LaQuinta Inn share a parking lot, so the alternate hotel is just steps away! Registration for both hotels at the discounted rate is open until September 1, 2015.


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