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Missouri Addiction Counselors' Association

Serving those who serve

Missouri Addiction Counselors' Association wants to spread our message of hope and compassion. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that collective action can greatly impact the world. Through advocacy and outreach activities, our team works tirelessly each day to contribute their part to the greater good.

 

Tired of Zoom or WebEx conferences that may have information but lack interaction?

Join us in celebrating our 50th year of service to the community. 

Spring Conference 2021

Not just information but interaction...

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About

Our Mission and Purpose

Purpose

The Missouri Addiction Counselors Association is a not-for-profit Professional Organization for Counselors living in or working in the State of Missouri.

Mission

MACA will actively engage in those activities which promote the integrity and professionalism of addiction counselors. MACA will provide continuing educational opportunities to addiction counselors, counselors-in-training, and other counseling disciplines. MACA will inform legislative and government officials of Missourians' treatment needs. MACA will explore and pursue ideas and principals which advance the Professional recognition of Addiction Counselors in Missouri.

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A Letter from our President

Tracy Sovar

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I am so excited to announce, this is MACA’s 50th Anniversary!  and Yes! We are having MACA’s First Ever Hybrid Conference this Spring, April 30th, May 1st, & May 2nd, 2021, at the Inn at the Grand Glaize, Lake of the Ozarks!  Join us in person or via zoom!  Also, when you register for this spring conference you get a FREE MACA membership for one year!  YES FREE!

We are celebrating MACA’s 50th Anniversary, so come on out and Celebrate with us! Not only will you get CEU’s, but you will also get so much more, such as: Networking Opportunities, Ice Cream Social, Vendors will be there for support and to promote their facilities and businesses. Meet some great people, make friends, relax on the lakeside and the newly renovated hotel, enjoy very good food in the hotel restaurant and more!  We are also having our banquet (Yes FOOD!), white elephant auction, raffling off some awesome prizes! We will have opportunity for you to purchase T-shirts and More! The first 50 to register will get a T-shirt for Free!  Furthermore, we are working on being able to provide your CEU certificate to you at the conference before you leave on Sunday!

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A Letter from our President

Tracy Sovar

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The Board Members are keeping an eye on the COVID situation in Missouri.  We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our attendees, members, speakers, guest, hotel staff, vendors, and everyone very seriously. Like you, we are closely monitoring the continued effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We will be providing the availability of hand sanitizer, face masks and will be social distancing!  We ask that you wear your mask, wash your hands and/or use the sanitizer frequently as well as social distance for the safety and well being of all!

On another note, we have recently upgraded and improved our MACA website, with great THANK YOU’s to James Gillum, please go and check it out!  You can log in and get all the new and updated information.  We will be consistently updating and will welcome any suggestions, pointers and/or constructive criticism.  Please take a moment and go to the website missouriaddictioncounselors@socket.net .  The new MACA phone number is 417-372-0123! All the Board Members contact information is listed on the website.

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A Letter from our President

Tracy Sovar

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We are sad to announce that Lavern Blackorby, our Northern Representative, will be retiring at the end of March and will be resigning his position with the board this year as


well, due to personal reasons.  We will be seeking a member to take his place to continue the MACA newsletter quarterly! We will miss you Lavern! 

Stephen George, Vendor Representative, will be resigning his board position as well.  We will be voting on a new Vendor Representative at the May 1st, Board Meeting at the conference and announcing the new vendor representative at the Spring Banquet, Saturday, May 1st, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. So, Vendors make sure it is known if you want to be considered for this Board Position.

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When you registered for the conference you got a FREE dinner awaiting you at this banquet, not to mention all the fun we have during the banquet, white elephant sale and auction.  There is a short board meeting at the beginning of the banquet for all members!


If you would like to donate something to the white elephant auction, please bring it with you to the conference or if you would like to sponsor/donate to the board for the Fall Conference, let us know!  This is how we make the fun possible through your donations, sponsors, along with MACA Board’s donations.  The Board has donated and will be raffling off a nice HP laptop and 50-inch ROKU Television, plus more!   Join us for our 50th Anniversary to celebrate how MACA professionals have made it 50 years!

If you would like to donate something to the white elephant auction, please bring it with you to the conference or if you would like to sponsor/donate to the board for the Fall Conference, let us know!  This is how we make the fun possible through your donations, sponsors, along with MACA Board’s donations.  The Board has donated and will be raffling off a nice HP laptop and 50-inch ROKU Television, plus more!   Join us for our 50th Anniversary to celebrate how MACA professionals have made it 50 years!


We will also be having a Hybrid Fall Conference, October 8th, 9th, and 10th, 2021.  We are currently seeking presenters, vendors as well as members to join our committees to help make MACA a fun and educational experience!  If you are interested reach out and let me or a board member know how you would like to get more involved with MACA!

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Everyone take a moment to Welcome Kathy Gillum to our Executive Team as Secretary!


We are all in this together! If you need to talk to someone on the board, please give us a call.  You may reach me at 573-533-0598, email tsovarmadac@gmail.com



Thank you,

Tracy Sovar, MACA President

 
 
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Introduction to 12 Step Principals

Clay Hyde CRADC

Forms

Where would we be without forms?  Here are the forms you need to register for the conference, become a member of MACA, become a sponsor or just about anything else you might be curious about. 

If you have any questions contact Kathy Gillum our Executive Secretary at 417-372-0123 or maca@socket.net.  

Membership Form

Spring 2021 Conference Forms

Agency Member Form

 

Forms

Still more forms....

If you have any questions contact Kathy Gillum our Executive Secretary at 417-372-0123 or maca@socket.net.  

Exhibitor Sponsor form

Speaker Forms

Conference 2021 Agenda

 

Contact Missouri Addiction Counselors' Association

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