Membership Meeting

Substance Abuse Council Agenda

January 10, 2022, 1:30 p.m.

Central Library, Browning Room B

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1.         Call to Order

2.         Welcome and Introductions

3.         Approval of December 2021 minutes. (please check the attendance list for corrections)

4.         Treasurer’s Report

4.         Committee Reports

            a.         Prevention

            b.         Law Enforcement

            c.         Treatment

4.         Director’s Report

5.         Old Business/Projects

            A. 6-Month Grant Reports

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6.         New Business:

            a.  Problem Statements and SMART goal revisions for 2022 CCP

            b.  Start of 2022 grant cycle

7.         Presentations:

            a.  Holly’s House                                                    

            b.  YWCA

8.         Agency Announcements: In addition to agency announcements being made here, please email flyers to Dan that can be forwarded early tomorrow.

9.         Adjournment

NEXT MEETING: The next meeting of the Substance Abuse Council will be held on Monday,  February 7, at 1:30 pm, at the Evansville Central Library, Browning Room A or B.

The SAC Executive Committee will meet February 14, at noon, by Microsoft Teams.

Treatment Committee:  February 7, 2022, at 12:30 pm., Evansville Central Library, Browning Room

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Substance Abuse Council Agenda

December 6, 2021, 1:30 p.m.

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1.         Call to Order

2.         Welcome and Introductions

3.         Approval of November minutes. (please check the attendance list for corrections)

4.         Committee Reports

            a.         Prevention

            b.         Law Enforcement

            c.         Treatment

4.         Director’s Report

5.         Old Business/Projects

            A. Officer Elections

.          

6.         New Business:

            a.  2022 Meeting Schedule

            b.  6-Month grant reports due December 31

7.         Presentations:

            a.  Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Office               

            b.  Tri-State Alliance

            c.  Clean Slate – Shannon Parson

8.         Agency Announcements: In addition to agency announcements being made here, please email flyers to Dan that can be forwarded early tomorrow.

9.         Adjournment

NEXT MEETING: The next meeting of the Substance Abuse Council will be held on Monday,  January 10, at 1:30 pm, at the Evansville Central Library, Browning Room A or B.

The SAC Executive Committee will meet December 13, at noon, by Microsoft Teams.

Prevention Committee:  Immediately after this meeting

SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNCIL OF VANDERBURGH COUNTY

MINUTES OF THE MEMBERSHIP MEETING

 1 November 2021

Members present:  Shannon Parson – Clean Slate, Crystal Sisson – Holly’s House, Jill Hoskins – Brentwood Springs, Daren Harmon – Prosecutor’s Office, Lindsey McCord – Patchwork Central, Molly Fahrlander – Patchwork Central, Stacey Kuder – Deaconess Cross Pointe, Wally Paynter – TSA, Bri Bolin – Transgender Action, William Wells – DADS, Nathan Simon – TSA, Kim Ashby – Boom Squad, Katie McMahon, Patchwork Central, Dan Miller – Executive Director, Jackie Hughes – Beacon Recovery, Dee Lewis – President, Leslie Jackson, Matt Knight, Kevin Groves – Southwestern Behavioral Health, Elizabeth Greenwell – Probation, Hannah McPhail-Duckworth – Counseling for Change, Courtney Horning – Smoke Free Evansville, Heather Woods – Vice-President, Julie Robinson – TSA, Tracey McCaffrey – Transgender Action

Guests:  JoAnne Delisle – Groups Recover Together

Dee Lewis, President,  called the meeting to order at 1:33 pm. The meeting was held in person and via Microsoft Teams.

Minutes of the September 6, 2021, meeting had been emailed in advance of the meeting.  Wally Paynter moved that the minutes be approved; Kim Ashby seconded the motion. The motion carried and the minutes were approved.

Committee Reports:

Prevention Committee.  Chairman Laura Wathen was not present.  The committee will meet after this meeting concludes

Law Enforcement Committee.  Chairman Daren Harmon gave the drug statistics for September and October, which are attached.   Drug arrests have reached the pre-pandemic status quo.  Narcotics usage appears to have increased.  There is also an increase in vaping tickets.  He also mentioned a breaking case where an Evansville child had used fentanyl.  The Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice Committee met on October 20.  They gathered statistics for the 2022 CCP.

Treatment Committee:  Chairman Jackie Hughes reported that the committee met prior on October 13.  The committee are gathering data and working on the SMART goals for the CCP.

Nominating Committee:  Chairman Jill Hoskins presented the committee’s nominees for office.  The slate of candidates for SAC officers is attached.  Dee Lewis asked if there were any nominations from the floor.  There were none.  Elections will be held at the annual meeting on December 6.  Wally Paynter announced that at the December meeting he will ask each candidate what his plan for the future operations of the council will be as Drug Free Communities Funds dwindle.

Director’s Report:  Dan Miller reported on the director’s activities since the last meeting.  His written report is attached to these minutes. 

Previous Business:

              Fall Festival:  Dan gave the report for the Fall Festival.  Not all the bills are in, but the Fall Festival booth did extremely well.  The total revenue was $9,089.00, compared to $5,442.00 in 2019.  Daily revenue was also higher compared to 2019.  He also recounted how he and Jill Hoskins dealt with supply chain issues; expenses will be higher because they had to find certain ingredients at retail when contracted suppliers were unable to fill the orders.  Dan also gave a shout out to Mike Gray who assisted Jill and Dan with getting an infusion of change to the booth on Tuesday night.

New Business:

Elections:  will be held at our Annual Meeting on December 6.  Dee Lewis announced that members may be in person or virtual and that voting can take place either way.

2022 Faces of Change:  Dan reported that it had been at least two years since the SAC had held a Faces of Change workshop.  This is a mostly revenue neutral event as we have gotten sponsors to help it.  He thinks we can resume it in 2022.  This would be an effort of the treatment committee and the events committee.  Of the members present, it was ascertained, based on past experience, that Brentwood Springs can be a meal sponsor, the YWCA can sponsor breakfast (?), Southwestern Behavioral Health can host us in the Welborn Conference room, Deaconess can print material, and either Deaconess or Southwestern can handle getting CEUs for participants.  Dan will work with these organizations and the treatment committee to get a date and a plan for a Faces of Change event in the spring of 2022.

Presentations:

Patchwork Central:  Molly Fahrlander and Katie McMahon presented on the SPARKs program being funded by SAC.  SPARKS is designed to help youth be more resilient, make better choices and avoid risky behaviors.  They had 33 participants in grades K through 8; those were lower pandemic numbers.  The participants come from the neighborhoods around Patchwork Central; 88% of the families were below 80% of the median income for the county

Vanderburgh Adult Probation:  Elizabeth Greenwell presented for the probation department.  1064 offenders were place on alcohol or drug probation in 2021.  They were supervised both pre- and post-sentencing.  They were predominantly level 6 alcohol related felonies and any level drug felony case.  The probation department received a grant in 2020 for Thinking for a Change, which it received permission to roll over into 2021.  Thinking for a Change is a behavioral modification program for high risk offenders.  It needs to be done in person, and the Probation Department is scheduling sessions for 2022.  A second grant is for drug screening; the grant enabled the purchase of a 15 panel test that includes fentanyl and some synthetic drugs.  So far 660 persons have been tested with 323 positives:  118 for THC, 69 for methamphetamine, 62 for amphetamine, 42 for ethyl glucuronide (an alcohol metabolite), 12 for fentanyl, 8 for cocaine, and 6 for benzodiazepines.  The third grant is for bus tokens which enables probations whose driving privileges have been suspended or have no transportation to appear for daily breathalyzers, drug screens and SUD treatment.

Groups Recover Together:  JoAnn Delisle introduced us to Groups Recover Together, which is a program that offer outpatient MAT (suboxone) to adults in recovery.  It is 100% virtual.  Someone at Groups takes phone calls 24/7, where the caller can complete a 6-question in-take examination.  That leads to a 90 minute bio-social intake interview which facilitates a provider evaluation.  Patients, except those who are pregnant can be prescribed 16 mg of suboxone or less.  They only deal in e-scripts.  Patients have to submit to 12 panel urinalysis testing.  They take Medicaid and Medicare, as well as most insurance.

Announcements:  

Wally Paynter announced that TSA had its Halloween Dance this past Saturday and that there were 500 youth middle to high school in attendance.  He also announced that November 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance.

The Annual meeting is scheduled Monday, December 6, at 1:30, at Central Library, Browning Room B. 

Prevention Committee will meet today after the general membership meeting.

The next Executive Committee Meeting is Monday, November 18, at noon, via Microsoft Teams.

Wally Paynter moved to adjourn the meeting; the motion was seconded by Kim Ashby.  The motion passed, and President Dee Lewis adjourned the meeting.

Submitted by Dan Miller

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

1 November 2021

Meetings:

Booth at the Community Resource Fair on September 18

Fall Festival: 

Cleaned and stocked it

Brothers transported to the festival 7:00 am Sunday morning

Jodi Uebelhack and friends from VCCC took it back to YWCA

Financial Review:

Reserved Conference Room at 501 John for Family Court group meetings

Projects, gathering information for:

Interview with Channel 44 re: SUD and OUD prevention

Felony Statistics Summary Report
10/01/2021 – 10/31/2021
Drugs
Total: 162
Dealing in a Narcotic Drug: 5
Dealing in a Schedule I Controlled Substance: 4
Dealing in a Schedule IV Controlled Substance: 2
Dealing in Marijuana: 5
Dealing in Methamphetamine: 14
Possession of a Controlled Substance: 10
Possession of a Narcotic Drug: 11
Possession of Cocaine: 2
Possession of Marijuana: 39
Possession of Methamphetamine: 51
Possession of Paraphernalia: 12
Unlawful Possession of Syringe: 7

Executive Commitee Meeting

Substance Abuse Council of Vanderburgh County

Executive Board Meeting

Agenda

November 15, 2021

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  1. Approval of Minutes
    1. October 18, 2021
  1. Announcements
  1. Financials and Reports
    1. Drug Free Community Fund fees
    1. Financial Reports
  1. Old Business/Project Update

a.  Fall Festival Booth:  proceeds to volunteer organizations

b.  Screening Committee Report:  Rule changes/Policy for at-risk grantees, Grant Application timeline.

c.  Nominating Committee; Elections

  • New Business

a.  Meeting schedule for 2022

b.  Proposal to segregate fundraising profits into the Taste Account

c.  Operating budget for 2022

d.  Orientation of new Officers

  • Adjournment

Next Executive Board Meeting, December 13, at noon

Next SAC Meeting , December 6, 2021, at 1:30, EVPL Central Campus, Browning Room B

Treatment Committee: 

Prevention Committee:  December 6, after SAC membership meeting

Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice:

Screening Committee Meeting

SCREENING COMMITTEE

AGENDA

November 8, 2021, at Noon

501 John Street Conference Room

1.  Review of Pre-application, Application and Scoring Forms

2.  Policy changes

3.  Grant application and Review timeline

Please email SACVCDirector@outlook.com or call 812-422-0626 if you will be in attendance.

Membership Meeting, Monday, November1

Substance Abuse Council Agenda

November 1, 2021, 1:30 p.m.

Central Library, Browning Room B

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1.         Call to Order

2.         Welcome and Introductions

3.         Approval of September minutes. (please check the attendance list for corrections)

4.         Committee Reports

            a.         Prevention

            b.         Law Enforcement

            c.         Treatment

            d.         Nominating Committee/Officer Elections

4.         Director’s Report

5.         Old Business/Projects

            A.  Fall Festival Booth:  Wrap Up

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6.         New Business:

            a.  Officer Elections will take place at the December 6 meeting

            b.  2022 Faces of Change

7.         Presentations:

            a.  Patchwork Central                                             

            b.  Vanderburgh County Adult Probation

            c.  Groups Recover Together

8.         Agency Announcements: In addition to agency announcements being made here, please email flyers to Dan that can be forwarded early tomorrow.

9.         Adjournment

NEXT MEETING: The next meeting of the Substance Abuse Council will be held on Monday,  December 6, at 1:30 pm, at the Evansville Central Library, Browning Room A or B.

The SAC Executive Committee will meet November 15, at noon, by Microsoft Teams.

Prevention Committee:  Immediately after this meeting

Screening Committee:  Monday, November 8, noon, 501 John Street Conference Room

SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNCIL OF VANDERBURGH COUNTY

MINUTES OF THE MEMBERSHIP MEETING

 13 September 2021

Members present:  Elizabeth Greenwell, Kevin Groves, Jackie Hughes, Jill Hoskins, Bri Bolin, Crystal Sisson, Daren Harmon, Hannah McPhail, JJ Budde, Julie Robinson, Shannon Parson, Shay Wood, Stacey Kuder, Tracey McCaffrey, Lindsay McCord, Wally Paynter, William Wells, Leslie Jackson, Kim Ashby, Katie McMahon, James Akin, Aaron Coomer

James Akin, Chairman of Screening Committee,  called the virtual meeting to order at 1:32 pm. The meeting was held via Zoom.  Introductions followed.

Minutes of the August 2, 2021, meeting had been emailed in advance of the meeting. Wally Paynter made one correction: that it was members of the Transgender Action Coalition who had been listed as guests in previous minutes.  Wally Paynter moved that the minutes be approved as corrected; Elizabeth Greenwell seconded the motion. The motion carried and the minutes were approved as corrected.

Committee Reports:

Prevention Committee.  Chairman Laura Wathen was not present.  The committee will meet after this meeting concludes

Law Enforcement Committee.  Chairman Daren Harmon gave the drug statistics for August.   In September 2 deaths were attributed to overdoses.  The committee met prior to this meeting.  It will meet again on October 20 at 1:30 to gather data and begin work on the Comprehensive Community Plan.

Treatment Committee:  Chairman Jackie Hughes reported that the committee met prior to this meeting.  They are scheduled to meet again on October 13 at 1:00 p.m. to gather data and begin work on the Comprehensive Plan.

Nominating Committee:  Chairman Jill Hoskins reported that they have received some nominations and encouraged members to nominate others or themselves to be candidates for election.  The committee must have a nominating slate by November 1, 2021.

Director’s Report:  Dan Miller reported on the director’s activities since the last meeting.  His written report is attached to these minutes. 

Previous Business:

              Race for Recovery:  Dan gave the wrap-up report, the written copy of which is attached.  We did have AMR present for the race.  That was one of the expenses.  Fortunately, none of the racers need AMR’s assistance.

              Fall Festival Booth Committee will meet next on September 20, 2021, after the Executive Committee meets at noon.

New Business:

              Community Resource Fair:  This Fair is co-sponsored by Smoke Free Evansville.  It is Saturday, October 18, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  Set up begins at 9:00.  SAC will have a booth at the Fair, similar to what we did at National Night Out.  Members can stop by at any time to help with the booth.

              Wally Paynter questioned about progress on a hybrid meeting.  Dan indicated he did not pursue when the executive committee voted to make this meeting virtual, and the next meeting is not until November 1.

Presentations:

NOW Counseling:  Shay Wood presented for the treatment provider and outlined their various services.  The SAFE Now program received an SAC grant that enables them to provide telehealth services for persons with Substance Use Disorder.

Beacon Recovery:  Jackie Hughes present for the treatment provider.  Beacon is part of ECHO Health at 401 John Street.  They offer SUD treatment, including Vivitrol with outpatient counseling.  A psychiatrist and a psychiatric nurse practitioner are also on staff for patients.  They received a treatment grant from SAC that funds treatment materials for patients who cannot afford them.

SAC SMART goals:  Dan gave a powerpoint presentation on the SAC problem statements and SMART goals in the current Comprehensive Community Plan.  He pointed out that they need to be revised.  Specifically, some need to be re-worded, some need to be real SMART goals, and the total number needs to be reduced.  To do that, we need to gather data, and individual members need to be gathering data from grants and their own areas of expertise in dealing with substance abuse.

Announcements:  There were no agency announcements

The next meeting is scheduled Monday, November 1, at 1:30, at Central Library, Browning Room A. 

Treatment Committee will meet Wednesday, October 13 at 1:00 pm in the conference room at 501 John Street or virtually with Microsoft Teams.

Law Enforcement Committee will meet Wedneday, October 20, at 1:30 pm. in the conference room at 501 John Street or virtually with Microsoft Teams.

Prevention Committee will meet Monday, November 1, after the general membership meeting.

The next Executive Committee Meeting is Monday, August 16, at noon, via Microsoft Teams.

Elizabeth Greenwell moved to adjourn the meeting; the motion was seconded by Daren Harmon.  The motion passed, and James Akin adjourned.

Submitted by Dan Miller

Summary Report
08/01/2021 – 08/31/2021
Drugs
Total: 194
Dealing in a Narcotic Drug: 11
Dealing in a Schedule I Controlled Substance: 6
Dealing in a Schedule IV Controlled Substance: 4
Dealing in Marijuana: 6
Dealing in Methamphetamine: 9
Possession of a Controlled Substance: 26
Possession of a Narcotic Drug: 17
Possession of Marijuana: 43
Possession of Methamphetamine: 48
Possession of Paraphernalia: 17
Unlawful Possession of Syringe: 7

2021 Race for Recovery by the numbers

Anthem gift bags

No.  made:  150

No. left at end of race:   27

No. taken:  123

T-shirts

              No. delivered:  165

              No. left:  39 (16L, 14XL and 9XXL)

              No. picked up:  126

Registrations:

Early registrations:  80 (65 were paper registrations)

Friday afternoon:  133 (104 were paper registrations)

Morning of:  17  (most of these walked, but 4 of the winners were in this group.  Also, size S and M shirts ran out with this group)

Total registrations:  150

On-line registrations:  29

Actual Racers with timing chips:  43

Comped participants:  24  (possible 50)

Race Receipts:  $7,120.00  (One sponsorship of $250.00 had not arrived as of Thursday afternoon).

Race Expense:  $2,873.73  ($1,100 was race promoter, Rise Up and Run)

Projected profit:  $4,246.47

Directors Report

September 13, 2021

Meetings:

Race for Recovery:

Fall Festival

Financial Review by Auditor

Executive Committee Meeting Agenda

Substance Abuse Council of Vanderburgh County

Executive Board Meeting

Agenda

October 18, 2021

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  1. Approval of Minutes
    1. September 20, 2021
  1. Announcements
  1. Financials and Reports
    1. Drug Free Community Fund fees
    1. Financial Reports
  1. Old Business/Project Update

a.  Audit/Financial Review and filing of the IRS 990 with Tim Otte

b.  Fall Festival Booth

c.  Misdemeanor Court Rollover and budget change

d.  Nominating Committee Report

  • New Business

a.  EPD budget change request

b.  Screening Committee Rule changes/Policy for at-risk grantees

c.  Compensation for hours during Fall Festival

  • Adjournment

Next Executive Board Meeting, November 15, at noon, via Microsoft Teams

Next SAC Meeting , November 1, 2021, at 1:30, EVPL Central Campus, Browning Room B

Treatment Committee:  October 13, at 1:00 p.m

Prevention Committee:  November 1, after SAC membership meeting

Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice: October 20, 1:30 p.m.

Executive Committee Meeting: Monday, Sept. 20, 2021 at Noon, via Zoom

Substance Abuse Council of Vanderburgh County

Executive Board Meeting

Agenda

September 20, 2021

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  1. Approval of Minutes
    1. June 21, 2021
    1. August 16, 2021
  1. Announcements
  1. Financials and Reports
    1. Drug Free Community Fund fees
    1. Financial Reports
  1. Old Business/Project Update

a.  Scheduling standing committee meetings

b.  Audit/Financial Review and filing of the IRS 990

c.  Fixing problems with website/ email accounts

d.  Fall Festival Booth.

e.  Race for Recovery Updates and Wrap Up

  • New Business

a.  Officer Elections in December; Formation of a Nominating Committee

b.  12-month Grant reports from 2020.

c.  Hours during the week of July 26.

  • Adjournment

Next Executive Board Meeting, October 18, at noon, via Microsoft Teams

Next SAC Meeting , November 1, 2021, at 1:30, EVPL Central Campus, Browning Room A

Treatment Committee:  October 13, at 1:00 p.m

Prevention Committee:  November 1, after SAC membership meeting

Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice: October 20, 1:30 p.m.

September 13 Membership Meeting and Functional Committee meetings

Substance Abuse Council Agenda

September 13, 2021, 1:30 p.m.

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1.         Call to Order

2.         Welcome and Introductions

3.         Approval of August minutes. (please check the attendance list for corrections)

4.         Committee Reports

            a.         Prevention

            b.         Law Enforcement

            c.         Treatment

            d.         Nominating Committee/Officer Elections

4.         Director’s Report

5.         Old Business/Projects

            A.  Race for Recovery:  Wrap Up

            B.  Fall Festival Committee: Next meeting Sep. 20, after the executive committee meeting at 12

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6.         New Business:

            a.  Community Resource Fair, Saturday, September 18, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Trinity UMC.

7.         Presentations:

            a.  N.O.W. Counseling

            b.  Beacon Recovery

            c.  SAC SMART goals

8.         Agency Announcements: In addition to agency announcements being made here, please email flyers to Dan that can be forwarded early tomorrow.

9.         Adjournment

NEXT MEETING: The next meeting of the Substance Abuse Council will be held on Monday,  November 1, at 1:30 pm, at the Evansville Central Library, Browning Room A.

The SAC Executive Committee will meet September 20, at noon, by Zoom.

Prevention Committee:  Immediately after this meeting

Treatment Committee:                                                 LE/CJ Committee:

Treatment Committee Agenda

September 13, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

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1.           Call to Order

2.           Roll Call

3.           Review of Comprehensive Community Plan

4.           Assignments for next meeting

5.           Set the next meeting date.

Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice Committee Agenda

September 13, 2021, 1: 15 pm.

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1.           Call to Order

2.           Roll Call

3.           Review of Comprehensive Community Plan

4.           Assignments for next meeting

5.           Set the next meeting date.

Prevention Committee Agenda

September 13, 2021, 2:30 p.m.

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1.           Call to Order

2.           Roll Call

3.           Review of Comprehensive Community Plan

4.           Assignments for next meeting

5.           Set the next meeting date.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNCIL OF VANDERBURGH COUNTY

MINUTES OF THE MEMBERSHIP MEETING

 2 August 2021

Members present:  Ken Scheller – Counseling for Change; Shannon Parson – Clean Slate; Wally Paynter – TSA; Nathan Simon – TSA; Stacey Kuder – Deaconess; Scott Smith – Southwestern Behavioral Health; Natalie Buttry – Juvenile Court; Jill Hoskins – Brentwood; Daren Harmon – Prosecutor’s Office; Crystal Sisson – Holly’s House; William Wells – DADS; Jackie Hughes – Beacon Recovery; Kim Ashby – Boom Squad; James Akin – VCCC; Mike Gray – EPD; Laura Wathen – Youth First; Courtney Horning – Smoke Free Communities; Elizabeth Greenwell – Vanderburgh County Adult Probation and Misdemeanor Probation; Brigitte Hill – Health Department; Molly Fahrlander – Patchwork Central; Kelsey Hillenbrand – Girl Scouts; Dee Lewis – YWCA; Bri Bolin – Transgender Action; Ben Joergens – Old National Bank; Dan Miller – Director

Guest:  Cheryl McDermott – Alkermes

President Dee Lewis called the meeting to order at 1:32 pm at the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, Central Campus, Browning Room A.  Introductions followed.

Minutes of the July 12, 2021, meeting had been emailed in advance of the meeting. Crystal Sisson moved that the minutes be approved as written; Kim Ashby seconded the motion. The motion carried and the minutes were approved.

Presentations:  President Lewis moved the presentations ahead of the business so the presenters could make other appointments.

1.  Cheryl McDermott from Alkermes gave a presentation on medications assisted treatments (M.A.T.).  Her company manufacturers Vivitrol (naltrexone), which blocks the effects of opiate drugs and alcohol.  She compared the relative benefits and drawbacks of naltrexone, methadone and buprenorphine.  Vivitrol can now be prescribed without a waiver.  However, the patient must be fully detoxed, and the drug must be dispensed in a physician’s office.

2.  Ben Joergens from Old National Bank spoke about the financial education training he piloted, called 12 Steps to Financial Success.  He piloted the program in the Henderson County Jail.  He has used it in the federal penitentiary in Terre Haute and had adapted it for use in probationary and other non-custodial settings. 

Committee Reports:

Prevention Committee.  There is no report this month

Law Enforcement Committee.  Chairman Daren Harmon gave the drug statistics for the half year and for July.  They are attached to the minutes.

Treatment Committee:  There is no report this month.

Director’s Report:  Dan Miller reported on the director’s activities since the last meeting.  His written report is attached to these minutes. 

Previous Business:

              Race for Recovery:  This was the last membership meeting before the race.  Dan announced that set up will take place at 6:00 a.m. on August 28.  Registration begins at 7:00 am with the race beginning at 8:00 am.  Dan had maps showing the course for the 5K run and the 1-mile walk and a sponsor list.  Race Sponsors so far include Southwestern Behavioral Health, Counseling for Change, Maglinger Home Based Services, Community Corrections, Anthem, Brentwood Springs, Deaconess, Brighter Side Treatment Center, Groups Recover Together, Smoke Free Evansville, and Baird.  Dan asked volunteers to sign up for spots at the registration table, passing out water and snacks, setting up banners and tables,  serving as course directions, and  taking photographs.  Certain sponsors had the option to have a promotional table, and we need tables for registration and snacks.  Rise Up and Run will provide 4 tables.  Dan has a table he can bring.  He asked if anyone could bring additional tables.  Courtney Horning volunteered to bring 2 tables.  Dan announced that Anthem had donated shopping bags to be given away at the race.  He invited organizations to bring him items to place in the bags which will be given to each race participant.  He also scheduled a time to assemble goody bags, August 27 at 11:30 at the Substance Abuse Council Offices.  Dan asked for volunteers to help, and he will provide lunch. Save the Date cards and registration forms were available; on-line registration is available with Rise Up and Run at https://register.chronotrack.com/r/62236.  Dan asked if anyone could provide a First Aid station; that has not been provided in the past.  Stacey Kuder will ask Deaconess if the hospital can do it.  He will also check with AMR.  Dan also asked Boom Squad if they would be willing to perform at the race; Kim will get back with me.

              Fall Festival Committee will meet next on August 16, 2021, after the Executive Committee meets at noon.

              National Night Out:  Jill Hoskins and Dan are all set for our table at National Night Out on August 3, 2021, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Carver Community Center. 

              ICJI:  Dan reported that he submitted the first quarterly report to ICJI on time.

              Other business:  Wally Paynter of TSA questioned why members of his organization were listed as guests in previous meetings’ minutes.  He complained that only members of his organization were listed as guests.  Dan replied that he had previously listed members as guests if he did not recognize who they were.  Last meeting was the first time people physically signed into the meeting.  That will help tremendously in updating the membership and keeping it current.  Dan is keeping track of the actual attendance at SAC meetings over time.  Wally also suggested that we try to have hybrid meetings, both in person and virtual.  He suggested that the library that the library has the technology to do that.  Dan will look into that possibility for the next meeting.

New Business:

              Date of the next meeting:  The meeting is currently scheduled for September 6, which happens to be Labor Day.  By consensus of the group, the meeting date was changed to September 13.

              Committee meetings:  Law Enforcement, Treatment and Prevention Committees have not met.  Dan indicated that they should be meeting at least 4 times per year, according to the by-laws.  In the past, the functional committees met prior to and subsequent to the general membership meeting.  Laura Wathen moved that the treatment committee meet at 1:00 pm. prior to the general membership meeting, law enforcement committee at 1:15 pm, and prevention committee after the general membership meeting.  Wally Paynter seconded the motion.  The motion passed.  Dan will set up the committee meetings for those times on September 12, 2021.

              Officer elections:  The terms of the current officers expire at the end of 2021.  The President and Vice-President are elected to 2-year terms and may serve only two terms consecutively.  President Lewis has selected a nominating committee of Jill Hoskins, chairman, Jackie Hughes and Kevin Groves.  All nominations should be submitted to Jill Hoskins or to Dan Miller

Presentations:

Dan passed the presentation schedule for the 2021 grantees, starting at the September meeting.  NOW Counseling and Beacon Recovery are on the list for September presentations.

Announcements:

The next meeting is scheduled Monday, September 13, at 1:30, at Central Library, Browning Room A. 

Treatment Committee will meet Monday, September 13 at 1:00 pm in Browning Room A.

Law Enforcement Committee will meet Monday, September 13, at 1:15 pm. at Central Library.

Prevention Committee will meet Monday, September 13, after the general membership meeting.

The next Executive Committee Meeting is Monday, August 16, at noon, via Microsoft Teams.

Wally Paynter moved to adjourn the meeting; the motion was seconded by Courtney Horning.  The motion passed, and Dee Lewis adjourned.

Submitted by Dan Miller

Directors Report

August 2, 2021

Meetings:

Indiana Coalition Network

Completed and submitted 1st Quarter Report to ICJI

Met with Johnny Spells at Pro-Image, ordered t-shirts and banner.

Ordered race medals

Met with Rob Williams at Rise Up and Run, set up the race plant, and familiarized myself with what needs to happen.

Sent out press releases to print, radio and television media.

Prepared handouts for National Night Out.

I was named to the ICJI-LCC Advisory group which will meet sometime this fall.

Felony Statistics Summary Report
07/01/2021 – 07/31/2021
Drugs
Total: 201
Dealing in a Narcotic Drug: 4
Dealing in a Schedule I Controlled Substance: 2
Dealing in a Schedule III Controlled Substance: 1
Dealing in Marijuana: 9
Dealing in Methamphetamine: 8
Possession of a Controlled Substance: 37
Possession of a Narcotic Drug: 4
Possession of Marijuana: 52
Possession of Methamphetamine: 59
Possession of Paraphernalia: 13
Unlawful Possession of Syringe: 12

Felony Statistics Summary Report
01/01/2021 – 06/30/2021
Drugs
Total: 1362
Causing Serious Bodily Injury when Operating a Vehicle with a Schedule I or II Substance in Blood: 5
Dealing in a Narcotic Drug: 18
Dealing in a Schedule I Controlled Substance: 26
Dealing in Cocaine: 2
Dealing in Marijuana: 36
Dealing in Methamphetamine: 72
Maintaining a Common Nuisance – Controlled Substances: 2
Manufacturing Methamphetamine: 2
Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud or Deceit: 4
Possession of a Controlled Substance: 184
Possession of a Narcotic Drug: 112
Possession of a Substance Represented to be a Controlled Substance: 1
Possession of Marijuana: 261
Possession of Methamphetamine: 474
Possession of Paraphernalia: 92
Unlawful Possession of Syringe: 67
Visiting a Common Nuisance – Controlled Substances: 4

Executive Committee Meeting

Substance Abuse Council of Vanderburgh County

Executive Board Meeting

Agenda

August 16, 2021

Meeting to be held via Zoom:

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  1. Approval of Minutes
    1. July 19, 2021
  1. Announcements
  1. Financials and Reports
    1. Countermeasure fees
    1. Financial Reports
  1. Old Business/Project Update

a.  Audit/Financial Review and filing of the IRS 990

b.  Misdemeanor Court rollover resolution

c.  TSA letter

d.  Race for Recovery Updates

  • New Business

a.  New lease on Suite 4.

  • Adjournment

Next Executive Board Meeting, September 20, at noon

Microsoft Teams

Next SAC Meeting , September 13, 2021, at 1:30, EVPL Central Campus, Browning Room A

Substance Abuse Council Agenda

August 3, 2021

Evansville Central Library, Browning Room A

1.         Call to Order

2.         Welcome and Introductions

3.         Approval of July minutes. (please check the attendance list for corrections)

4.         Committee Reports

            a.         Prevention

            b.         Law Enforcement

            c.         Treatment

4.         Director’s Report

5.         Old Business/Projects

            A.  Race for Recovery:  Set-up 6:00 a.m., Saturday, August 28

                        i. Course

                        ii. Volunteers

                        iii. Tables

                        iv. Goody bags

                        v. Sponsors

                        vi. Post cards and registration forms; on line registration: https://register.chronotrack.com/r/62236

            B.  Fall Festival Committee: Next meeting August 16, after the executive committee meeting at 12

            C.  National Night Out, August 3, 6:30 to 8:00

            D.  1st Quarterly Report submitted.

6.         New Business:

            a.  Date of next meeting:  September 6 is labor day.

            b.  Set up meetings of Prevention, Law Enforcement and Treatment Committees

7.         Presentations:

            a.  Financial Literacy Training, Ben Joergens, ONB

            b.  Cheryl McDermott; Alkermes

            c.  Grantee presentation schedule

8.         Agency Announcements: In addition to agency announcements being made here, please email flyers to Dan that can be forwarded early tomorrow.

9.         Adjournment

NEXT MEETING: The next meeting of the Substance Abuse Council will be held on Monday, September 13? at 1:30pm, at the Evansville Central Library, Browning Room A.

The SAC Executive Committee will meet August 16, at noon, by MS Teams meeting.

The Fall Festival Committee will meet August 16, by MS Teams, after the Executive Committee concludes.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNCIL OF VANDERBURGH COUNTY

MINUTES OF THE MEMBERSHIP MEETING

 12 July 2021

Members present:  Ashley Gray – Patchwork; Jill Hoskins – Brentwood; Ginny France – Anthem; Wally Paynter – TSA; Kevin Groves – Southwestern Behavioral Health; Hannah McPhail – Counseling for Change; William Wells – DADS; Jackie Hughes – ECHO Community Health; Crystal Sisson – Holly’s House; Courtney Horning – SmokeFree Communities; Brigitte Hill – VC Health Dept.; Savannah Patterson – VC Health Dept.; Ashly Holt – VC Health Dept.; April Miller – Boom Squad; Stacey Kuder – Deaconess Cross Pointe; Elissa Jones – Deaconess Cross Pointe; Marge Gianapolous – Youth First; Mary Fee – Girl Scouts; Kelsey Hillenbrand – Girl Scouts; Leslie Jackson; Vanderburgh Misdemeanor Court Probation; Dee Lewis – YWCA; Molly Fahrlander – Patchwork Central; Sheila Rollin – TSA; Beth Greenwell – Vand. Adult Probation; Jane Vickers – Patchwork Central

President Dee Lewis called the meeting to order at 1:31 pm at the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, Central Campus, Browning Room A.  As this was the first in-person meeting in many months, President Lewis had everyone in the room introduce themselves.

Minutes of the June 7, 2021, meeting had been emailed in advance of the meeting. Crystal Sisson moved that the minutes be approved as written; Jackie Hughes seconded the motion. The motion carried

Committee Reports:

Prevention Committee.  Laura Wathen, chairman, was on vacation.

Law Enforcement Committee.  Chairman Daren Harmon was on vacation.

Treatment Committee:  Chairman Jackie Hughes had no report.

Director’s Report:  Dan Miller reported on the director’s activities since the last meeting.  His written report is attached to these minutes. 

Previous Business:

              2021 Grants:  All vouchers have now been submitted to the Auditor’s Office.  Grantees should now have their funds.  If a grantee has not yet received funding, please contact Dan.

              Fall Festival Booth Committee:  The committee met on June 28.  The next committee meeting is August 16 after the executive committee meeting.  Please contact Dan if you want to be included and he will send you the link.

              Race for Recovery:  Dan passed out Save the Date Cards, registration forms and sponsorship proposals.  If anyone needs more, please contact Dan and he will deliver them.  The registration fee will remain $20.00.  Sponsorship commitments need to be in by July 23; a check can come later.  Logos for the shirt need to be in by July 23.  Dan has ordered t-shirts, but has finalized the design yet.

              National Night Out:  Dan asked for a couple of volunteers for our table at National Night Out on August 3, 2021, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Carver Community Center.  Volunteers do not have to commit to the entire time.

              12-month (final) reports for the 2020 grants.  All but 3 grantees have submitted final reports.  Dan has read through all submitted reports.  He delivered a short powerpoint presentation on the kinds of data that should be in the Substance Abuse Council progress reports.  He highlighted submissions by the Drug and Alcohol Deferral Services (D.A.D.S.), Holly’s House and Patchwork Central.  He encouraged grantees to keep in mind the following 4 questions as they implemented the 2021 grants using SAC funds:

              What data are you collecting?

              What data can you collect?

              What data should you collect?

              What is your baseline data?

New Business:

              ICJI Quarterly Reports:  The first of these is due this week, July 15.  Dan also met with Cory Smith of ICJI for a critique of the 2021 Comprehensive Community Plan.  We need to update our data, and refine our problem statements and SMART goals.

Presentations:

  1. Deaconess Cross Pointe:  Elissa Jones reported on their Improving Recovery Through Technology grant.  They were able to purchase the Field Guide to Life app from Hazelden.  The app included 12-step reminders, hints on how to stop cravings, daily inspirations, and a days in sobriety counter, among many other services.  Shortly after the purchase and due to the pandemic, Hazelden began offering the app free of charge.  Deaconess was able to give away 42 (of 400).  If a patient received a free app, Deaconess had not ability to monitor whether the patient utilized the app.  Deaconess will continue to give the apps to patients.
  • Vanderburgh Superior Court, Misdemeanor Division:  Leslie Jackson, chief probation officer, reported on the grant for a verification officer.  A verification officer is a law enforcement officer employed part time by the probation office to visit probationers outside of regular business hours and check on compliance, including the administration of breathalyzers.  The office is supervised by Judge Pigman.  It has 4 probation officers, 254 probationers, 20 pending probationers, 30 mental health cases, 54 probationers who are AWOL, and 40 probation transfers from other counties.
  • Legislative Update:  Dan Miller gave a powerpoint presentation on legislation to go into effect in July, and that will affect SAC members.  He covered the legislation on suspendable sentences for Level 2 and 3 felony drug dealing offenders, the limited defense for operating a vehicle with THC in the bloodstream, the funding of Recovery Works, the funding available through FSSA for mental health, specifically relating to suicide and overdose prevention, and the protection of the home addresses of probation and community corrections officers.

Announcements:

  • Kevin Groves announced the Southwestern Behavioral Health was hosting an in-person community forum on Domestic Violence and Substance Use Disorder tomorrow, July 13 at 6:00 pm.  A light meal will be served.  Reservations are required by 5:00 pm today.
  • Jane Vickers announced that Patchwork Central is having its “Bag to School” sale for families of children in grades K through 6 on July 31.  She advised us to tell interested families to get there early (7:30 am) because they tend to sell out quick.
  • Dan reported that SAC received a free copy of Kevin Sabet’s book, Smoke Screen, at the SAC office.  He has read his own copy, and he invited members to borrow it from the office.

The next meeting is scheduled Monday, August 2, at 1:30, at Central Library, Browning Room A.  

The next Executive Committee Meeting is Monday, July 19, at noon, via Microsoft Teams.

Jill Hoskins moved to adjourn the meeting; the motion was seconded by Mike Gray.  The motion passed, and Dee Lewis adjourned the meeting at 2:40 pm.

Submitted by Dan Miller

Director’s Report

July 12, 2021

Meetings attended:

Smoke-Free Evansville

Indiana Coalition Network monthly webinar

EVSC Big Table

I received and read 2020 grant 12-month reports, which were due June 25.  Some are late; some are still outstanding.  As I am doing this, I am making mental notes on things that need to be changed (1) with what the report asks for and (2) with our comprehensive plan. 

Race for Recovery:  Sent out sponsorship proposals, solicited t-shirt prices, and tried to make contact with the National Recovery Month sponsor, and with Rise Up and Run.  I obtained a Certificate of Insurance for the Event, inventoried sponsor banners stored in the office, and ordered Save the Date cards.

Fall Festival:  Obtained a Certificate of Insurance for the event and sent in our Munchie Map selections.  I had to resend our contract because when I sent in the Munchie Map, he did not have our contract.  He later found it, but I was sweating bullets.  Luckily, I had sent it and had requested confirmation that he had received it, and I still had that email.

I reserved the Browning Room for our July and August meetings.  I also set up and tested Microsoft Teams for smaller meetings such as our executive committee and subcommittee meetings.  It was good that I set up a test session because it failed spectacularly, but we succeeded on our third try.

I scheduled a critique of our CCP with Cory Smith and participated in that critique.  I asked to be critiqued early (he was going to do it in August) because I wanted to know what we need to work on.  The critique:  we need to work on updating our data, narrowing our problem statements to no more than 3, and refining our SMART goals.

While this was not in the scope of my employment, I attended the IPAC Summer Conference and moderated a panel discussion with elected prosecutors about Indiana’s Evidence Based Decision Making initiative and the pretrial reform pilots in Indiana.  That same week I was interviewed for a case study of EBDM focused on Indiana.  

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