Max’s Grill, Olivia 1:00 pm
Vision: Renville County Youth living substance free.
Mission: Engage Renville County members in reducing substance use through awareness, policy, enforcement, education and training.
Members present: Pablo Obregan, Guia Coordinator; David Torgelson; Renville County Attorney; Kelli Allen, St. Mary’s Counselor; Susan Williams, Volunteer; Brian Stenholm, Olivia Police Dept.; Shelby Lindrud, Register; Chuck Blum, KOLV Broadcasting; Brad Rekstad, MN National Guard; Sarah Reznechek, RCW Counselor; Annie Tepfer, RAPAD Coalition Coordinator
- Match Forms were handed out and encouraged to fill out and leave with Annie.
- Old Business
Annie handed out the SHIP(Statewide Health Improvement Program)-Invite to members to attend a meet and greet luncheon on Tuesday January 28, 2014 at Max’s Grill 12:00 Noon.
Brad Rekstad, MN National Guard Counter Drug Task Force, lead the coalition through the evaluation part of the Kaizen Survey that was taken earlier by the coalition members. Attached in email sent to members.
- New Business
DFC Grant Continuation Application-Year 5-Strategic Plan has been completed and sent in to be approved.
Annie will be attending a MADD Power of Parents Facilitator training to use in Renville County Communities. This will be to educate the community about underage drinking prevention by equipping parents and other caring adults with tools to effectively talk to teens about alcohol.
Tow Swyter and Annie will be holding a Responsible Beverage Server Training on Wed. February 26th,Renville Co. Office Bldg. 6:30 – 8:00 pm.
Exciting news that Renville County Sheriff’s Dept. conducted Alcohol Compliance Checks the past weekend and 100 % passed. This is a huge success as we have been working on this for over 5 years. This shows there has been a shift in the community norms in Renville County that minors will be carded and not served alcohol here. KEYC TV Mankato came to Olivia and covered the story. KOLV interviewed Annie for the Sunday morning program and the Register had a front page article also. Nice media coverage. We have to celebrate these victories. To view the news story cut and paste into your web browser: http://www.keyc.com/story/24465153/renville-county-gets-perfect-score-on-alcohol-compliance-checks
The Local Access Channel has been playing the “Out of Reach” parent video and “Talk They Hear You” video on the Olivia & Morton stations which has produced over $25,000 In-Kind Match.
- Youth Groups
Kelli Allen provided a Red Ribbon Week Photo of St. Mary’s students in the form of a ribbon all dressed in Red. The coalition provided support to the school to purchase individual cards for each student with the picture on it.
Kick Butts Day is coming up on March 19, 2014. There are free event toolkits if youth groups would like to order and hold an event at their schools. www.kickbuttsday.org
Sticker Shock on liquor bags & newspapers- Kelli Allen is interested in doing this event with her youth group in Bird Island.
Above the Influence-RCW will be having activities around this theme
- Upcoming Meetings and events
CADCA National Conference Feb. 3-7th Washington DC-Sarah Reznechek, Annie Tepfer, Brad Rekstad, and Pablo Obregan will all be attending.
Dr Kevin Sabet- Feb. 13th Mall of America Executive Offices- An Honest Conversation about Marijuana.