SUP Coalition Meeting Minutes
Sherburne County Substance Use Prevention Coalition
November 16, 2016
Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Operations Center
Coalition Members Present:
Mark Lees, Sherburne County Health & Human Services Paul Hickerson, Becker Police Department
Amanda Larson, Sherburne County Health & Human Services Mark Kolbinger, Becker High School
Dylan Gregerson, Spectrum High School Sobriety Squad Alicia Klepsa, SUP Coalition Coordinator
Travis Bondy, Spectrum High School Sobriety Squad Jennifer Pim, Sherburne County Attorney’s Office
Clay Jackson, Spectrum High School Sobriety Squad Jayme Swenson, Spectrum Parent
Jenilee Telander, Regional Prevention Coordinator Jennifer Gunderson, Becker Parent
Angie Charboneau-Folch, Big Lake High School Darrell Skog, Spectrum High School
Francine Kosse, Fairview Behavioral Health Services Chad Rhoads, Central MN Mental Health Center
Roxanne Schreder, Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office Joel Brott, Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office
Danielle Gessell, Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office Bob Stangler, Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office
Amanda Larson called the meeting to order at approximately 9:05 a.m. Introductions were made.
Amanda Larson asked if everyone had a chance to review the minutes from the October 19, 2016 meeting. Roxanne Schreder made a motion to approve the minutes, which was seconded by Jayme Swenson. All were in favor.
Amanda Larson asked for any additions or changes to the proposed agenda. Jayme made a motion to approve the agenda, which was seconded Roxanne. All were in favor.
Discussion was had about moving the December meeting date but all agreed to keep it on December 21.
Financial update was completed by Roxanne Schreder:
Of the current budget of $125,000, we have $119,227.94 remaining.
Carryover from Year 2 into Year 3 is $9,333.87.
Current in-kind donations documented: ~$9,000.
Roxanne reminded everyone to send in their output logs.
Information Sharing/Agency Updates
Jayme advised Jen Nordeen with Free Heroin’s Hold is going to start working as a representative for a treatment facility in the area. Jayme commented the support group is still going well and is mostly moms and users who attend.
Spectrum youth discussed their upcoming awareness event on December 13. They will be doing another drug-free pledge during lunch as well as participating in a home basketball game. During the basketball game, students will be tabling to educate their peers and adult attendees about their student group. There will also be opportunities to play games and win prizes. They have been making posters to put up around the school.
Angie Charboneau-Folch advised the Big Lake SAFE Squad hosted a Fall Pep Fest the Friday before Halloween.
Alicia provided an update for the Elk River School District. Students from Elk River, Zimmerman, and Rogers will meet on December 14 as a kick-off for their Youth Leadership Council. Each school is seeking a minimum of 8 students to attend the meeting. Zimmerman and Rogers have advisors. She would like youth from other student groups to attend the meeting to discuss their youth leadership initiatives. Zimmerman has 12 students interested so far.
The Becker parent awareness event had about 50 participants. Feedback has been very positive. Becker IT has recorded the presentation and the PowerPoint presentations will be shared. The Rogers event is next Monday, November 21. Judy Johnson will be doing the HIPS booth with the Rogers School Resource Officer, Jeff Beck.
Mark Kolbinger advised he sent in permission for the coalition to get Becker’s results from the 2016 Minnesota Student Survey. Alicia will be getting local and state results. She advised there was an increase in past 30 day alcohol use for Sherburne County.
Member Recruitment Activity
Jen Telander commented on the different sectors that could be better represented on the coalition like Civic and Volunteer Agencies, Media, Youth-Serving Agencies, Religious/Fraternal, Businesses, and Healthcare. She asked everyone to write down people from the community that would be good representatives on the coalition – either name or organization. She commented that there are a number of ways members can be involved in the coalition’s work. The attached list displays who was recommended as well as who volunteered to approach them. Due to timing, we were unable to finish the activity so we will pick up where we left off at the December meeting. Alicia asked those that volunteered to connect with individuals in the community to try to do so by our January 18 meeting.
Alicia has recruitment resources that can be used when talking with individuals about the coalition.
Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Chad Rhoads gave a presentation on mental health and suicide prevention.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:30 a.m.
Next Meeting: Wednesday, December 21 at 9:00 a.m. in the Sheriff’s Office Emergency Operations Center.