RAPAD Meeting Minutes
Friday July 17, 2015
Max’s Grill, Olivia
Present: Chuck Blum, Lakeland Broadcasting; Janine Kramer, Olivia’s House of Hope; David Torgelson, Renville County Attorney; Derek Lee, Olivia Police; Don Orth, Olivia Volunteer; Sue Hilgert, Olivia Mayor; LaMont Jacobson, Renville County Commissioner; Rick Loseth, PACT For Families; Annie Tepfer, RAPAD Coalition Coor.
A motion was made by LaMont to approve the June 26th meeting minutes and seconded by Don Orth. Motion passed.
LaMont shared with the coalition about the July 7th presentation to the county board about the recommendations of changes to the Tobacco Ordinance. One commissioner is very adamant about not changing the age of the seller from 16 yrs old to 18 years old. This has been removed from the ordinance recommended by the Tobacco Committee. There will be a Public Hearing Aug. 11 at 11:30 and all coalition members are encouraged to attend if they can.
Police Chief Derek Lee assisted training volunteers in Responsible Beverage Server Training Wed. July 15th at the Olivia Legion. 13 people were trained to prepare for the Corn Capitol Days Beer Tent and the upcoming Renville County Fair Beer Garden.
Marketing/Media- Chuck Blum presented the coalition with the yearly Sports Booster radio package for this next year and also ads for the Renville County Fair 26 ads for $295. The members felt it is good to have a presence of prevention messages in the community over the next year David made a motion to again purchase this sports booster and fair packages. Motion passed.
National Night Out in August comes right after Corn Capitol Days and Derek feels his staff will be ready to take it a little easy that week. Derek also relayed the feeling that Law Enforcement does have contact with the community through other avenues. He is not opposed to the event but doesn’t feel that it has to be done in August. This event will be tabled for now.
Native American Curriculum- Substance Abuse and Prevention Programs Granite Falls, Prairies Edge- September 21-23 is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to learn more about Native American culture in regards to Substance Abuse issues. There are 22 CEU’s available to attendees. Members were encouraged to sign up early as there are only 30 spots available for this training. Janine was interested in attending.
Renville County Fair August 19th-21st -Topic- E-Cigarette- Annie will send out a sign up schedule for members to help at the booth during the 3 days. There will be free entry tickets for those helping.
For the September Coalition Meeting Annie would like to have an Appreciation Picnic for members. Sue asked if the youth from the different schools could also attend. This would be a good time to have the coalition members meet and encourage the youth group members. The September meeting is Sept. 25th. This will be discussed more at the August meeting.
Back to school open houses in August. Annie will have parent tables and pass out Parent Toolkits to attendees. School will be starting in August this year for BOLD, RCW and GFW.
Janine shared about Olivia’s House of Hope, transitional housing and Christian programming for women in Renville County coming out of jail, treatment programs,etc.
Law Enforcement: Derek Lee is helping sponsor the Special Olympics Torch Run in Olivia July 18th at Dirks Park.
Upcoming Events & Training
Native American Curriculum- Substance Abuse and Prevention Programs -Granite Falls, Prairies Edge- September 21-23.
Next Coalition Meeting Friday August 28th, Max’s Grill Olivia 12:00