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


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



 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.


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
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


              No. delivered:  165

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

              No. picked up:  126


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


Race for Recovery:

Fall Festival

Financial Review by Auditor

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