The Lake Brownwood Community Development Council featured Marquis Robertson from C.A.S.A. as the speaker for the LBCDC quarterly meeting scheduled for July 7, 2014 @ 6 p.m. at the Flagship Inn on beautiful Lake Brownwood.
Marquis Robertson has such a passion for children especially mistreated children It was certainly evident in his talk and sharing from the heart. His presentation was very informative.
CASA volunteers are everyday people – teachers, business people, retirees, stay-at-home moms, and grandparents – who are committed to making a difference for children who might otherwise slip through the cracks in an overburdened foster care system. They are appointed by judges to guide one child or one set of siblings through the system to safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. CASA volunteers research case records and speak to each person involved in a child’s life, including family members, teachers, doctors, lawyers, and social workers. They monitor the progress of the child and family throughout the case and advocate for the child’s current and future needs in court, in school, and in agency meetings. Their independent evaluations allow the court to make better informed decisions.
Because CASAs serve on one case at a time, they truly get to know the child and can give each case the sustained, personal attention it deserves. If you would like more information or wish to become a volunteer, check out their website. http://casabrownwood.org/volunteer/
After the presentation, the LBCDC members discussed that it is time to start planning the annual
LK BROWNWOOD AREA FIRST RESPONDERS APPRECIATION DINNER.
So please start spreading the word that we really need volunteers to assist . If anyone is interested in assisting in this event, please contact
PATTA-(325)998-1138 firstname.lastname@example.org or
WANDA-(325) 649-9300 email@example.com
We can use a lot of help! Thanks!
Marquis Robertson from C.A.S.A. will be the speaker for the LBCDC quarterly meeting scheduled for July 7, 2014 @ 6 p.m. at the Flagship Inn on beautiful Lake Brownwood.
Marquis (Marcus) D. Robertson was born on December 26, 1941 in Shreveport, LA. After graduating from South Houston High School in May of 1960, he attended Howard Payne University from 1960 to 1965 and served as a Baptist Minister for 10 years.
Marquis worked for the State of Texas in Law Enforcement with Texas Parks and Wildlife and then for the Texas Youth Commission for 15 years. Moved to Brownwood in 1984 and opened and operated Video Connection and Candies, Nuts, Etc. business in Heartland Mall from 1985 through 1995.
Marquis was employed 13 years at New Horizons Children Ranch as a Daytime Program Director/Chaplin. And has been serving as a Volunteer Recruiter/Trainer since January 2009 for C.A.S.A. (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for children in the Heart of Texas, INC. Marquis philosophy is Love GOD, my family, United States of America and CASA.
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