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Carol McDaid, the Mc in McShin
#3 in America’s Most Influential Addiction Experts, thefix.com.

Carol McDaid

Carol McDaid is one sassy lady. In recovery herself for alcoholism and drug addiction, she’s become a powerful advocate in Washington for people in recovery. McDaid has sometimes faced criticism for her own openness about her recovery and shunning of her anonymity, but undeterred, she chairs the most important advocacy group for addicts at a federal level—Faces and Voices of Recovery. A registered federal lobbyist, Carol led the Parity NOW coalition that successfully supported passage of the 2008 Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act—which requires insurers to treat mental and physical illnesses equally. This led Tom McLellan to note, “If Carol McDaid had not been on this planet, there would be no Parity legislation.” McDaid also serves on the Betty Ford Institute Executive Council and she has had a profound impact in how legislators understand addiction by giving those in recovery a voice and an identity at the Federal level.

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70th Anniversary, Fort A.P. HILL, Virginia

Saturday June 11, 2011-

The day was commenced with an Americana Military Parade in Bowling Green at 10 a.m. to honor all Veterans and those military members who serve in our nation’s Armed Forces. Following the parade, The McShin Foundation and Caroline County Recovery Center served a BBQ feast to hundreds of men and women of the armed forces. In addition to food and drinks, they provided tents, picnic tables and great service.

Events 2012

JANUARY

     19 – 20 “Authentic Peer Recovery Coaching Peer Leadership Training” Hosted by Recovery at St. John’s at the James River Convention Center in Lynchburg.

     29  Caroline County Recovery Community Center is hosting an open house from 1-5pm, 103 County Street, Bowling Green, VA 22427.

FEBRUARY

     11 Blue Grass Invitational hosted by The McShin Foundation at Hatcher Memorial Church in Richmond. Check out mcshin.org for details.

MARCH

     22 &23 Authentic Recovery Coaching Peer Leadership Training.” 2300 Dumbarton Rd., Richmond VA. Call Honesty at 804-564-0132 for details.

APRIL

     2 McShin Foundation 8th Annual Spring Awards Banquet, 6pm, The Marquee, 3015 Cutshaw Ave., Richmond 23230

     12 Caroline County Recovery Community Center Graduation, 6pm-8pm, St. Asaph’s Church 130 S. Main St., Bowling Green Va 22427

     26 & 27  Authentic Recovery Coaching Peer Leadership Training,” Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church 2300 Dumbarton Rd., Richmond VA 23228

MAY

     12 Recovery Fest at Felts Park in Galax, VA, 11am-6pm. Contact mike@s-o-b-e-r.org or 276-237-6889 for details.

     18 McShin Foundation Annual Golf Classic, Richmond Country Club

     24 & 25  Authentic Recovery Coaching Peer Leadership Training.” 2300 Dumbarton Rd, Richmond, VA 23228

JUNE

   28 & 29  Authentic Recovery Coaching Peer Leadership Training.” Richmond

JULY

26 & 27  Authentic Recovery Coaching Peer Leadership Training.” Richmond

     28 McShin Foundation 8th Annual Pool Party, Glen Allen

AUGUST

      30 & 31  Authentic Recovery Coaching Peer Leadership Training.” Richmond. Please contact pattyv@arcva.org for details.

     31 National Overdose Prevention Day

SEPTEMBER- Celebrate Recovery Month!

     1 Caroline County Recovery Community Center Recovery Fest, St. Ephesus Church, Bowling Green. 3-8pm

     2     Hard Times Cafe Flashback, The Marquee, Richmond. 4-10pm. For tickets & more info call Mike at 804-249-1845.

     8 McShin Foundation 8th Annual Recovery Fest & 3rd Annual KCBS BBQ Cook Off, Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church, 2300 Dumbarton Rd, Richmond, VA 23228. 12pm

OCTOBER

25 & 26 “Authentic Recovery Coaching Peer Leadership Training.” Richmond. Please contact pattyv@arcva.org for details.

     27  4th Annual LukeFest, visit LukeFest.org for details.

NOVEMBER

29 & 30 Authentic Recovery Coaching Peer Leadership Training.” Richmond. Please contact pattyv@arcva.org for details.

DECEMBER

       TBA 8th Annual Holiday McShin Silent Auction

2013

JANUARY

24 & 25 Authentic Recovery Coaching Peer Leadership Training.” Richmond. Please contact pattyv@arcva.org for details.

FEBRUARY

      9 3rd Annual Bluegrass Concert/ Benefit.

      21 &22 “Authentic Recovery Coaching Peer Leadership Training.” Richmond. Please contact pattyv@arcva.org for details.

 

Weekly Update

Greetings ARCVA members & friends, I’m excited to introduce our newly established ARCVA Membership Program. We offer individual, organization and corporate membership levels. Please see attached application and check out our website for additional information.

We are joining the Association of Recovery Community Organizations at Faces & Voices of Recovery (ARCO). ARCO is a new initiative that brings established, new and emerging groups together to build the unified voice of the organized recovery community by leveraging the profile and unifying force of Faces & Voices for member organizations.

Mark your calendars: for the 7th Annual Recovery Fest & 2nd Annual BBQ Cook Off on September 17 in Glenn Allen. We are looking for BBQ teams to participate in the Kansas City Barbeque Society State Championship (KCBS). Check bbq.mcshin.org for additional information.

Note: As an ARCVA member, you are revolutionizing the culture of recovery from substance use disorders in the state of Virginia using a model that any state is welcome to emulate. As an ARCVA member, you are helping reduce the stigma associated with recovery and helping save thousands of lives each month.

Have a great Fourth of July weekend and don’t forget to check our website at arcva.org for updates.

All the best,

Patty Valentine

Council Director, ARCVA