The Golden Quill Award is presented to a CASCI Member each year at the annual statewide CASCI conference. This award recognizes the recipient's notable contributions and extraordinary efforts to further the goals of CASCI during the year or over a period of time. 

The award was first presented to John McCarthy of Merced County, at the inaugural CASCI conference in 1978.  Mr. McCarthy was not only a Court Investigator, he was also a Traffic Court Referee. He was known for his creativity and colorful pen, particularly in his courtesy (reciprocal) reports. In accepting the first award, John wrote to President Dennis Jones:

“It is with pulsating heart and soaring spirit that I humbly acknowledge and accept the honor afforded me in conjunction with your gracious presentation of the Golden Quill Award. I truly regret that I was not present to bask in the warm glow of standing ovation and frenzied accolades as my peers expressed their tumultuous tribute. My joy was somewhat dampened when, in a burst of enthusiasm and pride, I showed the award to my judge and he grumped, ‘I always knew you were full of BS, but this is ludicrous.’ I attribute his remarks to an over-indulgence of sour grapes. It is my intention to have the scroll suitably framed and it shall hang in a place of honor between my dishonorable discharge and my membership plaque in the Volta Marching Society Band and Chowder Club. Please accept my sincere appreciation for a truly thoughtful gesture. The award has precipitated much merriment and I vow to attend any subsequent meeting, if only to protect my position.”

Past Recipients

Year

1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022


Conference Site

Sacramento
Monterey
San Luis Obispo
Fresno
Sacramento
Anaheim
Emeryville
Redding
Pacific Grove
San Diego
Los Gatos
Ventura
Sacramento
Palm Springs
Redding
San Francisco
Glendale
Redding
San Luis Obispo
Ventura
San Diego
Santa Rosa
Clear Lake
Palm Springs
Oakland
South Lake Tahoe
San Diego
Los Gatos
Ventura
Sacramento
Yosemite
San Diego
San Francisco
Santa Barbara
Yosemite
Marin
Costa Mesa
Santa Cruz
Santa Rosa
Ventura
Sacramento
Costa Mesa
Cancelled (Covid-19 SIP Orders)
Online (Reduced CEUs by JD/AOC)
TBD 

Board President
No President
Dennis Jones - Sacramento
Dennis Jones - Sacramento
V. Mackey Pease  - Contra Consta
Barry Eskin - San Bernardino
Nancy Stephens - Fresno
Nancy Stephens - Fresno
Shauna Gillespie - Alameda
Shauna Gillespie - Alameda
Gregory Todd - Sonoma
Lory Kitamura-Tintor - San Mateo
Wayne Anthony - Monterey
Lory Kitamura-Tintor - San Mateo
James R. Kasper - San Mateo
Pamela J. Williams - Alameda
Mary Hawker Fraser - San Mateo
Mary Hawker Fraser - San Mateo
Marsha Wylie - Ventura
Marsha Wylie - Ventura
J. Chal Peterson - San Luis Obispo
J. Chal Peterson - San Luis Obispo
Mary Beth Mueller - Orange
Emily Tanzillo - Merced
Shauna Gillespie - San Francisco
Shauna Gillespie - San Francisco
James Brozek - Sacramento
Vince Morda - Ventura
Deborah Denny - Santa Clara
Deborah Denny - Santa Clara
Lori Coopwood - El Dorado
Heather Tackitt - Madera
Marcie Kraft - Ventura
Jo Ann Morris - Fresno
Jo Ann Morris - Fresno
Kathy Dees - Alameda
Cynthia Webb-Beckford - San Francisco
Cynthia Webb-Beckford - San Francisco
Christine Flynn - Mendocino
Christine Flynn - Mendocino
Christine Flynn - Mendocino
Mike Hermann - Tehama
Sandra M. Webb - Solano
Sandra M. Webb - Solano
Sandra M. Webb - Solano

 

Award Recipient

John D. McCarthy - Merced
Fred A. Volz - San Joaquin 
Leo Berg - San Luis
Thomas McHatton - Fresno
Dennis Jones - Sacramento
Nancy Stephens - Fresno
Joan M. Lewis - Shasta
James R. Kasper - San Mateo
Mary Joy Quinn - San Francisco
Cynthia Jones (Nevada) & Shauna Gillespie (Alameda)
Anita Branman Sacramento
Connie Carlson - Alameda
Joan M. Lewis - Shasta
Wayne Anthony - Monterey
Felcia Brown - Santa Clara
Judy Crosby - Alameda
Barry Eskin - San Bernardino
Dee Dee Blackwood - San Luis Obispo
Phil Reedy - Shasta
Sandy Sanfilippo - Santa Cruz
Pamela J. Williams - Alameda
Lory Kitamura-Tintor - San Mateo
Mark Williamson - Shasta
Mary Hawker Fraser - San Mateo
J. Chal Peterson - San Luis Obispo
Shauna Gillespie-Ford - San Francisco
Cynthia Webb-Beckford - Alameda
Judith Green - Alameda
Chris Wurbel - San Bernardino
Jim Locke - Sacramento
Deborah Denny - Santa Clara
Lori Coopwood - El Dorado
Pamela Williams - Marin
Heather Tackitt - Madera
Jo Ann Morris - Fresno
Dee Dee Blackwood - San Luis Obispo
Evelyn Murphy - Yuba
Pam Williams - Marin
Kathy Dees - Alameda
Cynthia Webb-Beckford - Alameda
Christine Flynn - Mendocino
Billy Blythe - Kern
Constance Catlapp - Orange
Sandra M. Webb - Solano

..and the winner is....