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TRUST Coalition > Meeting Minutes > February 16, 2004


Toward Responsible Use of Substances Today (TRUST) Coalition Minutes
February 26, 2004 at 3:30 p.m., Cottonwood Room


Members present: Dan Baddorf, Lin Brummels, Karen Granberg, Bruce Hokel, Jason Karsky, Kathy Mohlfeld, Jason Mrsny, Mitch Shemek, Bill Triick, Ron Vick, Keith Willis.


Providence Medical Center initiative to educate local schools about dangers of drinking and driving, riding with a driver who has been drinking and not wearing a seatbelt when in a vehicle; Emergency Nurses CARE (EN CARE) slide show personalized by stories of PMC staff and community members; first high school presentation will be in Coleridge in March. Laurel is also planning to have the presentation in their high school.

2004 NCAA CHOICES Grant application (alcohol issues only)

  • Will be notified by April 16if we are selected to receive$30,000 over 3 years
  • Start Safe Ride Program, WSC will fully fund by spring 2006
    § Use 2 of WSC’s 15 passenger vans, hire 2 drivers and 2 security guards (not Campus Security) on straight time basis
  • Advertise the TRUST Coalition; Safe Ride Program; Counseling Center alcohol education, prevention and treatment services; social activities in “The Stater”
  • Certified Peer Educator (CPE) class, 2 credit hours, taught by Karen Granberg and Jamie Paulson: target SAAC, RA’s, Tutors, Ambassadors, Navigators, and Multicultural Leadership awardees; open to all students; general elective; EDU class and they fully fund the class by spring 2007; limited to 20 students
  • Required to include evaluation costs . . . Core Alcohol and Drug Survey
  • Professionals-In-Residence (PIR) program at Betty Ford Center in California-VP of Student Affairs
  • Karen Granberg will be setting up a time to go over a curriculum for the proposed CPE class. Contact Karen for more information at 375-7321.

Updates from Workgroups/Committees:

  • Education & Information Report: Next meeting-Thursday, March 18 at 8:15 a.m. in the Bluestem Room of the Student Center
    • WSC student social norms flyer update-Public Service Announcements would be coordinated via the College Relations office to be put out some time in April for Alcohol Awareness month. The group is looking at involving Resident Assistant’s in identifying positive actions taken by students when dealing with alcohol abuse.

  • Neighborhood Relations Report:
    • Three NU Directions speakers on March 3. Presentations about the development of their Responsible Hospitality Council (RHC) in Lincoln, NE.
    • Goal: Offer local retailers proven practices that will reduce alcohol-related problems while promoting a profitable business.
    • Bob Jergensen (P.O. Pears owner) is trying to make contact with local bar owners to personally invite them to the program.
    • FORMAT CHANGE: It will be a panel presentation followed by a question and answer session. This will demonstrate group strength and also give each perspective of benefits and lessons.
    • Wayne Chamber of Commerce is providing refreshments at the RHC presentation held at the auditorium. Chamber also included an article in their newsletter and included a flyer in the mailing (285 copies).
    • Kathy Mohlfeld and Curt Frye, Interim President, talked about the workshop and the TRUST Coalition this morning on “The View from Wayne, America”, hosted by Mark Ahmann.
    • Kathy will check with the speakers to see if it will be okay to videotape the presentations. Karen will make table tents for the Student Center to further advertise the event to students.

  • Policy & Enforcement Report:
    • Safe Ride Program proposal update: “The Stater” ran several articles this semester regarding the program. This week a Student Senate Presidential Candidate, Tyler Ficken, announced that he bought a 15-passenger van to shuttle students from downtown to campus. He was not elected as president.
    • The Safe Ride proposal in the grant application was discussed. The ideal form of transportation would be a large school bus (normally used for K-12 students). This would allow more students to get a safe ride faster, let them get into seats easier, and provide for easier clean up (if necessary). As the college does not currently own a large school bus, the grant proposal was written up using 2 fifteen-passenger vans for transportation. If the grant were awarded to WSC, we would look into options of purchasing a surplus school bus for the program.

  • Social Environment Report:
    • Flyers have been distributed twice this semester.

Next Meeting: WEDNESDAY, March 24, 2004 at 3:30 p.m. in the Cottonwood Room


“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.” -----Margaret Mead


Please contact the Counseling Center at 375-7321 if you have any suggestions or concerns for the TRUST Coal


Ron Vick, MA, LPC
Counselor / Academic Advisor
Int'l Student Advisor




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