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CASA Volunteer Joanne Tieman

Southeast CASA mourns the death of our dear friend and CASA volunteer, Joanne Tieman. Joanne was a CASA volunteer in Clay County and served from 2015 to 2020. She was a dedicated CASA volunteer and took on some very challenging cases, making a difference in the lives of the children she helped. Donations have been received at Southeast CASA in memory of Joanne's work as a CASA volunteer.


We're Seeking New Board Members!

Southeast CASA is looking for a few talented and caring volunteer board members to lead and strengthen our program of providing free advocacy services for abused and neglected children in southeastern South Dakota. We're seeking adults from communities in Clay, Union, Turner, Bon Homme and Yankton counties who want to make a difference in the lives of local children in need. Learn more about Southeast CASA at www.southeastcasa.org. If you can contribute your time, thoughtfulness, and leadership, and are interested in exploring board service, please call the director of Southeast CASA at 605-760-4825 to find out whether this opportunity is right for you.


2019 Friend of CASA Award

The Friend of CASA Award was to have been presented in March during our 2020 Reverse Your Luck fundraising gala in Yankton. Because of the outbreak of Covid-19, that fundraiser was cancelled, and along with it we had to postpone the Friend of CASA Award announcement.

We kept waiting for a time when Southeast CASA was having “something special” so that we could incorporate this award presentation. The pandemic put a stop to any large events, so we used the Nov. 12th Open House at our new office location to make the Friend of CASA Award presentation to Janet Stark of ALC Event Design.

“Janet has graciously assisted Southeast CASA with each of its gala events since we began hosting them in 2015. Whenever we asked for her help, she was quick to say “Yes!” Because of Janet’s generosity, not only did our events look first-rate, but Southeast CASA was able to raise more funds to provide CASA advocacy for local children who had been abused or severely neglected. All of our current and past board members join the Southeast CASA staff and volunteers in thanking Janet for her invaluable support for the CASA kids,” Said Sherri Rodgers-Conti during the presentation of the award.

Office Relocation Ribbon Cutting and Open House

Southeast CASA has moved! Our offices are now at 413 W. 15th Street in Yankton.

We celebrated our new office location with an Open House and ribbon cutting on Nov. 12, 2020. The Yankton Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and some of our board members and agency partners were on hand to see the new office and conduct the ribbon cutting. Thanks to those who attended!

L to R in photo above: Tyler Buckman, Daisey Kamback, Sherri Rodgers-Conti, Jesse Bailey, Kaye O'Neal, Emily Monier, and Sara Livingston.

Our New Yankton Office Location

Southeast CASA is now located at 413 W. 15th Street in Yankton, just west of Mozak's Flooring at 15th and Broadway Ave.

 

2018 Friend of CASA Award

At the 2019 "Reverse Your Luck" fundraising gala, Tom Andera was recognized as the first "Friend of CASA" award recipient. Tom is the owner of Andera Bookkeeping and Tax Services in Yankton. He has been assisting Southeast CASA with its payroll processing since 2011. Because of Tom's invaluable assistance, Southeast CASA is able to help more abused and neglected children in our area. Thanks for all you do for the CASA kids, Tom!

  • Yankton Medical Clinic
    Yankton Medical Clinic
  • First Dakota National Bank
    First Dakota National Bank
  • Sanford Vermillion
    Sanford Vermillion

    Sponsor of CASA training

  • United Way Yankton
    United Way Yankton

    Yankton County agency

  • United Way Vermillion
    United Way Vermillion

    Clay County agency

  • Vishay
    Vishay

    Annual sponsor

  • Kolberg Pioneer
    Kolberg Pioneer

    Annual sponsor

5 Ways to Celebrate Women’s History Month

Spring has sprung, and March is here—which also means it’s time to celebrate Women’s History Month. This month serves as a reminder to celebrate accomplishments from women of the past and also to support women of the future. Check out five ways that you can take part in honoring Women’s HIstory Month all March long! 

 

1. Support Female-Owned Businesses 

Look up female-owned businesses both online and in your community, and make a conscious effort to support those businesses this month. See where you can try a new product or service you’ve been wanting to try from a female-owned business.
 

2. Educate Yourself

Whether you know a little about women from history or you know a lot, there is always more to be learned. Use this month as a reminder to brush up on inspiring women in history. Share your findings with people in your life to help spread awareness. 

 

3. Support Organizations Backing Women

There are a variety of women-operated nonprofit organizations, as well as organizations helping women that you could support. Find an organization that aligns with your values and offer your support in honor of Women’s History Month. Whether you donate or volunteer your time, remember that every little action matters. 

 

4. Find Events in Your Community

No matter where you’re located, there are most likely events happening in your community to recognize Women’s History Month. Look up those events and invite your friends along. You’re sure to leave these events and conversations with a newfound appreciation for women both past and present!

 

5. Recognize the Women in Your Life

Use this month as an opportunity to thank the women in your life who you admire! Write a note. Send coffee. Ask to hang out and bring a homemade gift! No matter how you want to say thank you, the women in your life can never hear how much you love and admire them enough. Be sure to tell them what you admire about them. 

 

Women have made massive and inspiring contributions to our communities and the world. Use Women’s History Month as a reminder to celebrate the women in your life who inspire you every day. From family and friends to total strangers you may admire, let them know how much they mean to you! 

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