Message from the President:

May 7, 2020

Dear CASCI Members,

We hope this message reaches you in good health. Thank you to all members who have submitted their 2020 annual membership dues! Given these unprecedented times and our inability to conduct this year’s Board Elections in person, the CASCI Board is creating an online process to conduct Board nominations and be able to vote electronically.  All active members will have online access to nominate (self-nominations are welcomed), vote, and potentially serve on the Executive Board.  You must be an active member to participate in Board Elections and to serve on the CASCI Executive Board. To that end, the deadline to submit annual membership dues has been extended until June 15, 2020. Please check with your individual Courts to confirm your 2020 CASCI Membership Dues have been paid to ensure your participation. This year’s Board Elections are scheduled to begin at the end of June.  Details will be sent out directly to all active members at that time.

March 18, 2020

Dear CASCI Members,

With further developments in the outbreak of covid19, the CASCI Executive Board members have unanimously decided to cancel the 2020 CASCI Conference scheduled to take place next month in Contra Costa County.  In accordance with the guidance of public health authorities, Bay Area counties have issued orders directing all businesses and governmental agencies to cease non-essential operations and prohibiting all non-essential travel and gatherings.  Given this situation, it is not feasible to host our annual conference as planned.

Full refunds of the conference registration fees will be issued.  We’ll be contacting your local Court’s finance departments to properly process each refund.  For members who paid their conference registration fees with a personal check, our CASCI Treasurer will be contacting you directly to process your refunds.

The Board is exploring the possibility of conducting our annual membership business meeting on line to make remote participation in this year’s Board elections available.  The Board has also been in contact with the AOC to inquire about potential training requirement deferments for this year.  We’ll provide updates and information as soon as they become available. 

There is no question that these are extraordinary times, and it calls on all of us to be flexible and support each other with great care. Our actions have a direct impact on our ability to end this pandemic.   

Stay healthy and safe,

Sandra M. Webb

CASCI President