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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Originally published 3:15 p.m., March 23, 2014 Updated 3:15 p.m., March 23, 2014

Kiwanis Club to Honor Five Social Services Workers

How will you celebrate 2014 National Social Work Month this March?


How will you celebrate 2014 National Social Work Month this March? The Kiwanis Club of Santa Barbara will celebrate by honoring five Santa Barbara social workers with an awards luncheon on March 19th. The theme for Social Work Month 2014 is “All People Matter.” That makes the Kiwanis Club of Santa Barbara and our local social service workers perfect partners; with all sharing a focus on meeting community needs and improving social conditions and the quality of life in our community. The profession of social work and Kiwanis International have been dedicated to service for a long time. Social services were established in the United States in 1898, and Kiwanis International was founded in 1915 with the Kiwanis Club of Santa Barbara chartered in 1922.

 On March 19th the Kiwanis Club of Santa Barbara will present five “Social Worker Excellence Awards.” Kiwanis wants to recognize the many supportive services aimed at helping our community to be safe, healthy, and empowered. More than that Kiwanis wants to recognize the hands on, boots on the ground social workers. These are not paper shufflers but frontline people, in the field every day, effecting real change in the lives of children and vulnerable individuals.

Please join us for lunch and the social workers awards ceremony at noon on March 19th at the Mesa Café, 1972 Cliff Drive. The cost of lunch is $15.00. RSVP to Gary Gray at 966-9778.

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