Present: Annie Tepfer, RAPAD Coordinator; Lamont Jacobson, Renville County Commisioner; David Drager, clergy, BLHS; Michele Mubeig, BLHS; Jessica Brown, St. Mary’s School Counselor; Rick Lereth, PACT for Families; Derek Lee, OPD; Janine Kramer, OHOH; Jen Mendoza, SHIP; Leah Schueler, SHIP; Susan Williams, volunteer; Tom Kroes, BOLD Social Worker; Jill Bruns, RC Public Health; Sarah Reznecheck, RCW School Social Worker
Meeting minutes was motioned (Jill Bruns, 1st, Jennifer Mendoza, 2nd) and approved. Agenda was motioned (Leah Schueler, 1st, Susan Williams, 2nd) and approved. In-Kind Match forms were filled out.
New steering committee and roles were introduced. LaMont Jacobson will be Chair, Chuck Blum will be Vice-Chair, and Jessica Brown will be secretary. LaMont provided samples of a RAPAD logo polo shirts. The catalog was passed around and orders were taken.
Year 6 In-Kind total was reported to be $168,163.17. Rick Loseth presented the Strategic/Action Plan Year 7. The possible adoption of an objective to reduce marijuana use by youth was discussed. Members also discussed the opportunity to add language addressing e-cigarettes and opioids in Year 8.
Year-in-review slideshow highlighted coalition and community activities for 2016. These included: Prepare & Aware Award, Program Sharing Conference in St. Cloud, SHIP conference, youth leadership training, CEDAR mountain STARS 7th and 8th grade prevention week, Renville County fair, Education & Congratulate tobacco compliance checks, training for tobacco retailers, Renville Co. West TADA group in newspaper, youth leadership training at ERIK, responsible beverage server training, ads on radio and area newspapers, CADCA conference, Saving Lives opioid conference, and Cedar Mountain posters.
Other reports included updates on schools’ recovery in the wake of recent losses, new smoke-free rules for HUD public housing, Olivia’s House of Hope Open House on January 19th, and upcoming radio ads.
- MN Tobacco Conference- January 25th, St. Paul River Center
- CADCCA Annual Leadership Forum- Feb. 6-9 Engineering Healthy Communities
- Brain Conference-Science of Hope- April 6, Willmar High School
Adjourn @ 1:30
Next Coalition Meeting – Tuesday January 24th, 12:00
@ Olivia Government Center