October 2019 Meeting Minutes

Livonia Save Our Youth Coalition

General Meeting Minutes

 October 02, 2019

In attendance:  Sgt. Owen Keaton, Kaleen Snowdon, Jerry Kwas, John Grzebik, Amanda Geraci, Meg Venn, Tom Venn, Maria Gosur

LSOY Staff:  Karen Bonanno

Meeting Minutes Approval 

Jerry Kwas motioned to approve minutes, Kaleen Snowdon seconded, unanimously approved

Community Reporting

  • Karen Bonanno discussed the connection between THC cartridges and vaping illnesses; American Lung Association vaping resource for parents available; information card about the Livonia YMCA available; question to group about high school age resource for potential predator of sexual harassment
  • Meg Venn reported she is striving to bring Narcan training to St. Valentine School in Redford
  • Tom Venn verified information regarding the scheduled Narcan training for Civil Air Patrol, scheduled for Tuesday, 22Oct, for approximately 25 people, discussion regarding if parents of under-18 should be alerted, Karen will draft explanation letter and forward to Tom
  • Amanda Geraci reported positive outcome of Mocktail Homecoming event, 90 students, LSOY new impaired goggles used while students played Mario Cart, poll taken – why do student start consuming alcohol, results:  40% social activity, 32% peer pressure, 14% curious, 7% boredom, 4% like taste; MU residence hall full
  • Report from John Grzebik about LSOY resource table at back-to-school Parent Open House  Clarenceville High School, he will also help at the Clarenceville Homecoming Tailgate
  • Kaleen Snowdon reported regarding Parent Open House at Holmes Middle School: the students present at the event asked the most questions at the LSOY resource table
  • Sgt. Own Keaton, School Resource Officer Livonia Stevenson High School – SRO’s are writing tickets to students for vaping, a $100 fine is possible
  • Maria Gosur updated the group about the next step in the current website design and development

Coalition Update Reviewed

  • LSOY grant increased by approximately $4,200
  • DWMHA name change – Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN)

Updates – Old Business Reviewed

  • Listed Old Business items reviewed: 05Sept – Healthy Partners, 06Sept – Michigan Prevention Association – Marijuana Education for Governor, 11Sept – High School Parent Open House, 12Sept – Holmes Parent Open House, 15Sept – Old Fashioned Corn Roast, 19Sept – Middle School Open House, 19Sept – Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority Meeting, 27Sept – Board of Directors, Livonia Chamber of Commerce, 30Sept – Board of Advisors, Livonia Y
  • Old Fashioned Corn Roast – note to draft a letter to invite parents to 2020 event
  • 27Sept WJR It’s Your Community noteworthy

Ongoing Planning Reviewed

  • Addiction: What you need to know and what you can do – September participants – 40 (Sept 2018: 19)
  • 22Oct – Narcan Training, Livonia Civil Air Patrol at Livonia Police Department

New Business Reviewed

  • TBA – Reschedule Livonia Stevenson Tailgate
  • 03Oct – Dine to Donate at Granite City, Northville – info enclosed
  • 04Oct – MPA – Marijuana Education for Governor
  • 04Oct – Clarenceville Homecoming Tailgate
  • 06Oct – LSOY Resources at Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet, Our Lady of Victory, 8-1, flyer available
  • 13Oct – Resource Table, Livonia Community Rec Center Fall Open House
  • 15Oct – MPA
  • 22Oct – Narcan Training, Civil Air Patrol
  • 23-31Oct – Red Ribbon Week – DEA initiative, oldest & largest drug prevention awareness program in US https://www.getsmartaboutdrugs.gov/get-involved/red-ribbon-week
  • 24Oct – Resource Table, Interfaith Health & Hope Coalition Prayer Luncheon
  • 24Oct – Chasing Hope – An Opioid Awareness Program, Cooley Law, Auburn Hills, 6:00-9:00 pm -flyer available
  • 09Nov – Rick Austin Memorial 5k Walk Run – Register at runsignup.com/Race/MI/Livonia/RickAustinMemorial5k – flyer available

Next meeting:  November 6, 2019