The Golden Quill Award is presented to a CASCI Member each year at the annual statewide CASCI conference.  To receive the award, the recipient has done something to further to 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

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

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

Christine Flynn - Mendocino

Sandra 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 Obisbo

Phill 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

and the winner is????