D 2009 September Minutes

LeFlore County Coalition for Healthy Living, Inc.

P.O. Box 92

Poteau, OK  74953

www.leflore4health.wordpress.com

Meeting Minutes for the September 16, 2009 General Meeting:

After introductions Bill Slater called the meeting to order.

The Minutes from the August 26, 2009 meeting were reviewed.  Joanna Bunch motioned to approve the minutes, second by Ed Brody.  The vote to approve was unanimous.

Kim Stephens presented the Treasurers report.  Ed Brody made a motion that the report be accepted, second by John Cooper.  The vote to approve was unanimous.

Ryan Brand provided an update on the Boys and Girls Club.  Ten dollar donations can still be made to the Boys and Girls Club to receive a chance to win the Scamp People Mover donated by Tiger Trucks.  The Scamp will be given away at the Balloon Fest in October.

Mr. Brand stated that 85 students in Heavener and 150 students in Poteau are taking part in Boys and Girls Club activities.  A mentoring project will begin next week and a money matters project will begin soon.  Lights On After School Fall Festival has been scheduled for October 22.

Bill Slater spoke regarding Crystal Darkness Phase II.  A $7000.00 grant was awarded last week.  This money will be used for media, training and curriculum purchase.  Too Good For Drugs is being implemented in 3 Districts.  Those districts are Arkoma, Cameron and Wister.

The 4 areas of service for the coalition were discussed.  They are:

Prevention & Education,   Alice Smith Chairman & Ed Brody Volunteer

Intervention & Treatment, Deanna Chancellor- Chairman & Joanna Bunch- Volunteer

Public Relations & Fundraising, George McBee- Chairman & Heidi Ramirez- Volunteer

Law Enforcement, Jeff Smith- Chairman

Teen Pregnancy Prevention was discussed.  The coalition has voted in the past to back this program and Kenneth Corn is working to promote federal funding.  Matt Nida and Heidi Ramirez are checking into funding sources.

Bill Slater spoke concerning chronic cases of head lice.  As the county truancy officer he sees how this problem affects school attendance.  He asks the coalition to compile a resource list that can be given out as needed.

Meeting adjourned at 1:00 PM.

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