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SUP Coalition Meeting Minutes


Sherburne County Substance Use Prevention Coalition

Meeting Minutes

August 16, 2017

9:00 a.m.

Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Operations Center


Coalition Members Present: 

Amanda Larson, Sherburne County HHS

Dan Bradley, Sherburne County Community Corrections

Roxanne Schreder, Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office

Alicia Klepsa, SUP Coalition Coordinator

Amber Jochem, MN Adult and Teen Challenge

David Unze, Sherburne County Media Specialist

Amanda Martin, Sherburne County HHS

Emily Vetter, Big Lake Student

Christine Jones, Big Lake Student

Danielle Gessell, Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office

Amy Halvorson, Sherburne County Community Corrections

Amanda Larson called the meeting to order at approximately 9:05 a.m. Introductions were made.


Amanda Larson requested approval of the minutes from the June 21, 2017 meeting. Angie Charboneau-Folch made a motion to approve the minutes, which was seconded by Roxanne Schreder. All were in favor.


Amanda Larson asked for any additions or changes to the proposed agenda. Angie made a motion to approve the agenda, which was seconded Roxanne. All were in favor.


Consent Agenda

Financial update was completed by Angie:

  • Of the current budget of $134,333.87, we have approximately $24,806.73 remaining in the grant.

  • Current in-kind donations documented through July 2017: $112,355.73.

Roxanne reminded everyone to send in their monthly output logs for Year 3 by the end of September.


Information Sharing/Agency Updates

  • Amber Jochem talked about Lakeside Academy in Buffalo, which is a residential treatment center for teen boys. It is currently covered by out-of-network benefits and they are working on it being in-network by September. She also advised the MN Adult & Teen Challenge Freedom 5K is on September 23 at Harriet Island in St. Paul.

  • Angie advised Ms. Larson will be the new SAFE Squad advisor at Big Lake High School.

  • Blake Paulson advised that Becker’s DREAM Team also has a new advisor, Ms. McGinty.

  • Dan advised the Countywide Safe Schools meeting is next Monday from 9:00-11:30 am in the County Board Room. He invited members to attend if interested. Contact Dan if you would like more information.

  • Mark Lees advised the County Tobacco Ordinance was revised and it goes to public hearing on September 5. Updates were made to some of the language, the fine schedule, and single cigar sale criteria. The County Alcohol Ordinance will be reviewed next.

  • Roxanne advised she received great feedback from Coborn’s regarding the prescription drug disposal signage. Alicia advised that Marsha went to Walmart and they have noticed an influx of people purchasing syringes late at night and they appear to be already under the influence of drugs. Local law enforcement has been advised of this.

  • Alicia advised a smoke shop in Kanabec County was selling CBD oil that came back THC positive. Mark Lees and local law enforcement have been advised of this.

  • Lisa Fobbe advised she has spoken with healthcare providers regarding pharmaceutical companies and their role in helping support prevention and treatment efforts. She will continue to address this issue with other local and state representatives.

  • Sticker Shock: Feedback forms were turned in by 8/9 stores. Feedback was mostly positive and all agreed to participate again with minimal changes. 


Chair and Vice-Chair Elections

The Coalition will be looking for a new Chair and a Vice-Chair. Let Roxanne or Alicia know if you are interested in either position prior to the December meeting where the voting will take place. Position descriptions are in the by-laws.


Parent Resource Bags

Angie mentioned that Parent Resource Bags will be available to all middle schools in Sherburne County. The bags are being used in conjunction with our “Talk Early, Talk Often” campaign and contain several resources for parents/guardians. Bag contents were discussed and approved. One additional document added to the bag was talking points on youth marijuana use for adults and teens. Blake commented that he really liked the talking points for teens and suggested making it into a large poster to be placed in the schools. We have approximately 400 bags that need to be put together and distributed to the schools. To help prepare bags, contact Alicia.


CADCA Mid-Year Takeaways

Three of the students who attended gave a presentation of what they worked on during the conference. This included a focus on the six characteristics of what makes a good leader, the Strategic Prevention Framework, and the creation of a logic model on underage drinking in Sherburne County. Christine and Emily went through the advanced session and participated in a mock state senate meeting.  Christine and Emily also participated in the optional Medicine Safety Youth Educators Program. This is an evidence-based program for 5th and 6th grade students to increase their knowledge about responsible OTC medicine use. They will be teaching this program to 5th grade students in Big Lake.


SUP Retreat Follow-Up

The retreat will be rescheduled but may have a different focus. Discussion was had on potential dates for rescheduling and the end of October/November was suggested. Alicia received a suggestion to do an advanced Hidden in Plain Sight exhibit. If you have any other suggestions, send them to Alicia.


Alicia advised we will be entering into Year 4 of the DFC Grant (it is a 5 year grant). We are able to apply for an additional five years. Application will be due in March 2019.


Alicia talked about developing a plan of action for marijuana using CADCA’s 7 Strategies for Community Change. At our next meeting, we will continue to brainstorm marijuana prevention initiatives that target environmental factors that influence drug use, such as policies and regulations, cultural norms, and youth access. Our brainstorm session will also include a small group activity on truths vs. myths. She handed out a take-home activity regarding youth marijuana use to brainstorm strategies. Please turn this in before or at the next meeting to be discussed at the meeting.


Teams/Taskforce Groups

Tabled until next meeting.


The regular meeting was adjourned at 10:30 a.m.


Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 20th at 9:00 a.m. in the Sheriff’s Office Emergency Operations Center.

Blake Paulson, Becker Student

Nathaniel Hed, Becker Student

Mike Brueckner, Church of Hope

Darrell Skog, Spectrum High School

Mark Lees, Sherburne County HHS

Paul Hickerson, Becker Police Department

Lisa Fobbe, Sherburne County Commissioner

Angie Charboneau-Folch, Big Lake High School

Jayme Swenson, Parent

Janet Wambeke, Retired Resident

Victoria Holbert, Retired Resident

Minutes from previous coalition meetings are available upon request.
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