Open Board Meeting
May 2, 2013
Attendees: Tina Roland, Jessica Tomlin, Karen Strayer, Ron Clark, Traci Wolfe, Veronica DeBra, Beth Ernest, Frances Roland, Cindy Fischer, John DeBra, Diana Moore, Chris Lynch, Rhonda Spare, Marla Maphet, Crystal Michels
Current Board Members:
Tina Roland – President
Ron Clark – Board Member
Karen Strayer – Board Member
Newly Elected Officers/Board Members:
Jessica Tomlin – Vice-President Nominated by Karen Strayer, 2nd Tina Roland, Unanimous vote
Karen Strayer – Secretary Nominated by Tina Roland, 2nd Ron Clark, Unanimous vote
Ron Clark – Treasurer Nominated by Tina Roland, 2nd Karen Strayer, Unanimous vote
Rhonda Spare – V.P. Fundraisers Nominated by Tina Roland, 2nd Karen Strayer, Unanimous vote
Veronica DeBra – Honorary Chair Fundraisers
Nominated by Karen Strayer, 2nd Tina Roland, Unanimous vote
Board Member – Shevelle Thomas Nominated by Karen Strayer, 2nd Tina Roland, Unanimous vote
ByLaws Reviewed and accepted
Review of Dayton High School Town Hall:
Karen Strayer reviewed agenda and attendees from April 29, 2013, Town Hall at Dayton High School. Tabathasfight.org was well represented and collaborated with other organizations (Transitions, PAR, PIER, Dr. Jeremy Engle from Northern Kentucky Heroin Impact and Response Workgroup) and community leaders. Information was gathered to give direction to our group, developing one of our first goals to obtain funding to assist the distribution of Naloxone (Narcan) to those of financial need. During Q&A, Tina Roland asked where the monies seized from dealers went and how communities could obtain to help with treatment of addicts. Unfortunately, those monies are put back into the Drug Task Force due to cuts from our government to their department.
Several ideas were discussed. The group hopes to provide at least one fundraiser per month.
May – Jessica Tomlin will chair a group to participate in the Florence Memorial Day parade. A need to purchase a banner and candy was discussed and will be researched. Request for walkers will be posted @ Tabathasfight.org. The group will also request pamphlets from treatment centers and other organizations to distribute during the walk.
June – Jessica Tomlin will chair a group for bowling at SuperBowl in Erlanger for 2 hours of bowling on a Sunday for a minimal charge per person. The group will also research “silent auction” gift baskets.
Other fundraisers include:
Kroger stores for possible distribution of pamphlets, family support, and donations
Car washes at various locations throughout Northern Kentucky
Participation in the US 127 Longest Yard Sale
Booth at the Boone County Fair
Cincinnati Reds Concession work
T-shirts, bracelets, car magnets, etc. Tina and Ron will look into a design using the butterfly tattoo.
Plan for May 7, 2013, @ 7 p.m. Boone County Library, Burlington
Board Members will meet at Tina Roland’s home at 6 p.m. to review and finalize plans for 2 fundraisers (bowling and Memorial Day parade) prior to rally. Ron has posted the event on Tabathasfight.org and reminders will be posted on the Facebook page also. Ron reports he has connected the two sites for communications and members.
Meeting was adjourned.
We made plans for a meeting tomorrow, for those who want to attend, click the email envelope at the bottom of the page and email us, we will tell you where. Its at 6 oclock.. We will be having board elections for board members and a secretary position, if you think you have the fire we need then come and run for a slot.. We are well motivated and need similar like minded individual’s to keep the train a rollin…
There will be a Heroin Educational Seminar May 7th at 7pm at the Boone county Library on Rt 18 _ All are welcome- The theme is HOPE and they will share several stories of HOPE from parents – Dr. Kalfas the community’s Addiction specialist , the Director of the Drug Strike Task Force and myself sharing Casey’s Law questions and answers as well as myths and misconceptions about the disease we call The Hijacked Brain Syndrome. We would be happy to have someone share Tabitha’s Story and sell t-shirts along with our bracelets that say NKY- NKY HAS HOPE or NKYHH NKY HATES HEROIN –