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


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.



 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  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


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.


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


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
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
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

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