March 14, 2013
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.
To save just one…
Proud to announce that we have achieved one of our mini goals of $1000 in donations which has now been set aside for the purchase of Naloxone kits. We will be working with Dr Engel of the PAR group to purchase and distribute these in the NKY area in the next two weeks. That does however leave us with $29,000 left from our $30,000 goal. We greatly appreciate every last cent donated and the war on the Disease called heroin is not going to be cheap. Everything donated will go straight towards the battle. So please check our donations page and give whatever you think you can, because every last penny truly does help. We are also able to receive donations straight from a credit or debit card. Thanks for everything you have done for us thus far, our members are the best…
To save just one…
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…