November 2016 Meeting Minutes

Livonia Save Our Youth Coalition

Monthly Meeting Minutes

November 2, 2016 – 9:00-11:00 a.m.

In attendance: Karen Bonanno, , Nancy Donahue, Karla Truxall, Natalie Reeves, Lori Toia

Nancy Donahue moved to approve October meeting minutes.  Lori Toia second.  Motion passed unanimously.

Long, meaningful introduction conversation

Coalition Update

  • Board meeting TBA due to scheduling of fall activities.
  • Karen has spoken with directors of Passport to Safety and Relay for Life to be certain the 2017 for Run 2 Save Our Youth does not compete with their dates.
  • LSOY Grant approved by DWMHA for FY2016-17.

Old Business

  • Fall Activities
    • School Open Houses:  Karen has started tracking the number of resources brought to events and number distributed.
    • Ladywood Bonfire, Stevenson & Clarenceville Homecoming Tailgates successful
    • Wellness Fair, Schoolcraft College – focus on LGBT students; resources available, specific to those transitioning
    • Tall Cop Says Stop event – 40-50 in attendance, notes will be shared

Ongoing Planning

  • Our education series (Substance Abuse: What you need to know and what you can do) continues at St. Mary’s hospital on the 1st three Tuesdays of the month, October attendance:  17
  • Marijuana Community Awareness/Education is still pending.
  • Is that a Drug House flyer being updated, will be included in Fall Newsletter, which will be shared via e=mail blast at high schools

New Business

  • Karen invited to help plan opioid conference in Spring 2017 to be held in Washtenaw County
  • Michigan Good Samaritan Law new as of October 2016 – protection for those dealing with a person who is overdosing

Upcoming Events

  • Annual Burning Issues Conference sponsored by Michigan Prevention Association – LSOY members may attend on behalf of the coalition

Community Reporting


Next Meeting is Wednesday, December 6, 2016 6:00-8:00 p.m.