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SUP Coalition Meeting Minutes


Sherburne County Substance Use Prevention Coalition

Meeting Minutes

October 21, 2015

9:00 a.m.

Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Operations Center


Coalition Members Present:

Mark Kolbinger, Becker High School

Francine Kosse, Fairview Health Services

Angie Folch, Big Lake High School

Molly Hanson, YMCA

Amanda Larson, Sherburne County Health & Human Services

Nathan Sindt, Regional Prevention Coordinator

Alicia Klepsa, SUP Project Coordinator

Ewald Petersen, Sherburne County Commissioner

Darrell Skog, Spectrum High School

Jayme Swenson, Spectrum Parent

Victoria Holbert, Retired Resident

Greg Pruszinske, Becker City Administrator

Roxanne Schreder, Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office

Amy Tompkins, Big Lake Parent


Mark Kolbinger called the meeting to order at approximately 9:04 a.m. Introductions were made.


Mark Kolbinger asked for any additions or changes to the proposed agenda, and none were made. Roxanne Schreder made a motion to approve the proposed agenda, which was seconded by Molly Hanson. There was no discussion and all were in favor.


Consent Agenda

Alicia Klepsa advised that $93,084.01 was spent from year one funds and that approximately $31,915.99 will be carried over to year two’s budget after a formal carryover request is submitted towards the end of December.  She also advised that if the carryover request is approved we will need to match the carryover amount so for year two we will need a total match of $156,915.99.  She reported out the first transaction made for year two was to pay for Roxanne to attend the Little Falls Positive Community Norms Training. 


Mark asked everyone to remember to turn in their in-kind match forms to Alicia or Roxanne. Roxanne asked that they be completed by month because it makes it easier for documenting purposes. Alicia also noted that the sign-in sheet at the monthly coalition meetings will be used to record member time at those meetings.  From here on out, please do not include monthly coalition meetings on your in-kind match forms. 


Alicia made a motion to approve the consent agenda, which was seconded by Francine Kosse. There was no discussion and all were in favor.




Agency Updates Information Sharing

Mark advised Becker High School will be administering the SUP Coalition Student Survey next week. Angie advised Big Lake High School will be administering the survey in the beginning of November. Darrell shared that Spectrum is preparing to do the survey as well.


Roxanne shared the success of the Hidden in Plain Sight exhibit at the Sheriff’s Office Open House. Francine informed the coalition of a mother who attended the exhibit and shared her concerns with Alicia regarding her son’s substance use.  Alicia was able to connect Francine and this mother and her son is now in treatment. 


Roxanne mentioned that Big Lake Middle School asked Dan Bradley and Alicia to present something similar to Hidden in Plain Sight for their teachers.  Angie stated they are talking about doing this presentation with the teachers at Big Lake High School as well.


Amy discussed how she and Dan ran the SUP Coalition booth at Big Lake Fire Department’s Open House.  She stated that many of the materials displayed were taken, especially NIDA’s drug myths booklet and the prescription drug drop box location fliers.  Alicia advised magnets were ordered with drop box locations in Sherburne County.


Big Lake High School now has a Youth Leadership Advisor and she will be working with Alicia to get their Youth Leadership Council up and running.


Collaborative Planning Group Year-End Report

Alicia presented a PowerPoint documenting the coalition’s accomplishments during Year 1.  Mark asked that she send the PowerPoint to all members for further review. She also received a 27 page report that is available for anyone interested in viewing it.


Alicia addressed the next steps for the coalition:

  • Coalition feedback and suggestions

  • Youth Leadership Councils

  • Social Norms Campaign

  • Coordinated media plan

  • Written and unwritten policies

  • Using environmental scan data to change environments

  • Addressing misperceptions about alcohol and marijuana use

  • Prescription drugs and alternative therapies

  • Data – youth/adult listening sessions


A small group activity regarding the logic model began at 9:40.  The small group activity entailed splitting members into three groups to discuss alcohol, marijuana, and prescription drugs.


The regular meeting was adjourned at 10:45 a.m.


The next meeting will be on Wednesday, November 18, at 9:00 a.m. in the Sheriff’s Office Emergency Operations Center.

Minutes from previous coalition meetings are available upon request.
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