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Jon Brady presents Jeff King with a Rotary pen.

Jon Brady presents Jeff King with a Rotary pen.

Overbrook Rotary Minutes, June 11, 2013
Call to Order at 7:00am
Invocation: Max Friesen
Guests: Jeff King, Drug Free Osage County

  • Free swimming at the Overbrook pool this Sunday for fathers and grandfathers
  • We are committed to having a concession stand at the 4th of July event at Brookside
  • Meeting tonight with Foundation and Library to look at possible projects needed
    • Tonight at 6pm at Conrad’s

Speaker: Jeff King

  • Not Associated with the county government
  • Goal to reduce underage drinking and other drug prevention (smoking, etc.)
  • Important for community as a whole to work together to address underage drinking
  • “Whenever there is underage drinking there is an adult involved”
  • Activity
    • Jon Brady represents youth dealing with peer pressure
    • Randy Durbin represents another youth attempting to persuade Jon (peer pressure)
    • Timothy Humphrey represents law enforcement – enforcing current laws
    • Bob Klingler represents a parent – caring for children
    • Gerry Coffman represents the schools – educating children on dangers of alcohol/drugs
    • Max Friesen represents a fellow youth – positive peer influence (eg. SADD)
    • Bruce Smith represents business – donate funds & resources to assist with educating youths
    • Yolanda Dickinson represents community organizations (such as Rotary) that can assist with educating youth
    • J.A. Cordts represents faith community – training parents and educating youths
    • Cheryl Miller represents media who are reporting on alcohol/drug issues
    • Jon Wilhite represents youth organizations (Boy/Girl Scouts, etc.)
    • Don Schultz represents government assisting with programs to educate youth/parents
    • All positive influences surround Jon Brady to help block out negative influence by Randy
    • All positive influences work together through cooperation – represented by locking their arms
    • Divorce in family so parent leaves a gap
    • Law enforcement budget cuts so law enforcement officer leaves another gap
    • Schools have budget cuts so resource officer leaves leaving yet another gap
    • Young person falls into the wrong crowd so peer leaves
    • Economy drops so business person not able to participate and leaves
    • Not much community service so organization leaves
    • Faith organizations have too much going on
    • Youth organizations fail to reach youth
    • Government doesn’t have time/resources to help so they leave youth by himself to fend against negative influences (Randy)
    • It’s important that we all as a community work together to prevent youths from underage drinking/drug abuse
  • Don Schultz mentioned the recent vandalism/theft at the grocery store last week
    • A local youth stood up and spoke out about what he knew and an arrest was made
  • It makes a difference just to have an adult call a youth by their first name
  • Alcohol/drug abuse has been becoming a problem for younger and younger kids
  • You can never start educating children too early about alcohol/drug abuse
  • Rotary activities like the fishing derby can be of assistance to at risk youth

Meeting Adjourned: 8:03am
Attendance: 18