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Ohio County Local Coordinating Committee Citizens for a Drug Free Community January 9, 2012

Attendees: Deborah Thomason, Karen Ernst, , Jascia Robinson, Amy Beckett, Regina Crouch, Gary Eldridge,
Janie Eldridge, Shannon Franklin, Amber Johnson, Tina Keller, Debrah Marsh- Niccum, and Elissa Pogue. Deborah Thomason called the meeting to order.

December Minutes were discussed a motion to approved made by Shannon Franklin and second by Amber Johnson. Minutes were passed.

Treasurers Report
Gary Eldridge reported that when he picked up our 2012 Budget it was different than we had requested and voted on in June. Each category showed $3,000 instead of the $4,000 that we had voted on. Therefore we can not award the grant money until we get this taken care of. All grant letters will be held till this is taken care of. Our current balance for 2012 is $20,120.59. A motion to request the county council to approve an additional of $4,000, $1,000 for each category: Justice, Prevention/Education, Treatment and optional per our budget request was made by Amber Johnson and second by Shannon Franklin. Debbie Thomason will put in a request for the additional and to be placed on the County Councils agenda. Debbie will notify those were not present that grant checks will be delayed a bit.

Youth Report
No one was present

Regional Report
Shannon Buskirk contacted Debbie Thomason as she will be the contact person in Indianapolis.

Old Business Total awarded from treatment was $3000.00 and $1000 left over and will stay in the treatment category. A review of bylaws was read, in order to make changes regarding monies that are left from the three categories. A motion to amend Article 6 section 3 on granting procedures to reopen unspent money to other agencies and current grantees that meet all criteria as of March 1, 2012 was made by Shannon Franklin and second by Amber Johnson. We will vote to amend bylaws at the February meeting. Gary Eldridge announced that Ohio County will be getting a website like the Voice of Ripley County, so we will be joining our website and information to the Voice of Ohio County when that comes about. A training seminar is also in the works for social media; linking our facebook, twitter and websites. Debbie Thomason mentioned that the Ohio County Community Foundation will be awarding training grants if members would like to apply. Allison Pope from the ASAP center introduced herself and stated that a workshop similar to the social media workshop can be brought in by the ASAP center and presented in Ohio County. New Business. Rising Sun First Baptist Church will be holding a Drug Free Caimpagn which started Jan. 8, 2012 at 6pm. Speaker Donita Valentine onThe Ugly Truthstarted out the series which was well attended. Next speaker is Feb.12, 2012 at 6pm Don Allen, PHD, LICDC on Enabling and each month to follow will be different speakers. Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati is holding a community workshop at the ASAP center, Communicating your Impact, on March 6, 2012 from 9:30 am 12:30 pm this is a free workshop. Brochures were passed to all with a registration form. Announcements Ohio County Health Fair is Feb. 15, 2012 at the Rising Sun Star Casino from 9am-3pm. If interested in a booth contacts Janice Vinson at jvinrsmc@yahoo.com or 812-438-2555 ext 105.

Set up is a 8 am if you would like to help. Janie Eldridge anounced Denver Siekman will be hosting a dinner Murder at Midnight on Feb. 11, 2012 at the Heritage Hall if interested contact Janie for more information. Amber Johnson from SIEOC announced a program to inform families about bedtime basics for babies. Referrals forms were passed out to all agencies. Karen Ernst announced that the 911 Gives Hope, Guns and Hoses Charity Boxing Match will be held at Belterra Casino on May 5, 2012. Money made from the event goes to The Region 15 Child Advacacy Center . Debbie Thomason announced that Monte Stiles, a retired Federal Prosecutor will be coming to Ohio County to speak on Drug Abuse Awareness, a date has yet to be finalized. More information to follow.

Adjournment Motion to Adjourn was made by Gary Eldridge and second by Amber Johnson. Next Meeting February 13th at 11:30 Ohio County Website www.ohiocountydrugfree.com

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