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TRUST Coalition > Meeting Minutes > January 22, 2004


Toward Responsible Use of Substance Today (TRUST) Coalition Minutes
January 22, 2004 at 3:30 p.m., Cottonwood Room


Members present: Dan Baddorf, KTCH; Lin Brummels, Counseling Center; Jenny Hoffman, Social Environmental Committee; Bruce Hokel, Wayne Police Department; Amber Johnson, SACC; Jason Karsky, Criminal Justice; Jacey Kuck, SACC; Kathy Mohlfeld, Counseling Center; Jason Mrsny, Security; Troy Reynolds, Ministerial Association; Bill Triick, Wayne Chamber of Commerce; Ron Vick, Counseling Center; Deb Weber, Counseling Center; Lance Webster, Wayne Police Department; Keith Willis, Department of Counseling.


The TRUST Coalition flyer was distributed which provides information about the group.

Providence Medical Center will educate local schools about the dangers of drinking and driving; distributed a flyer called Emergency Nurses CARE (ENCARE). They will present a slide show with personalized stories by Providence Medical Center staff and community members. You may contact Laura Gamble or Jodi Thompson regarding the slide show. The first presentation will be Wednesday, February 4, 2004 at 4:00 p.m. in the Education Room at Providence Medical Center.


2004 NCAA CHOICES Grant application (alcohol issues only):

  • Due date for the grant is February 13, 2004; will be notified by April 16, 2004.
  • Grant is for $30,000 over a 3-year period.
  • Professionals-In-Residence (PIR) program at Betty Ford Center in California. Curt Frye would attend.
  • Start Safe Ride Program; Wayne State College will fully fund by spring 2006.
  • Advertise the TRUST Coalition; Safe Ride Program; Counseling Center alcohol education, prevention and treatment services; and social activities in the Wayne Stater.
  • Start a Certified Peer Educator class, 2 credit hours. Karen Granberg and Michelle Meyer will teach the class. It will target SAAC, RA's, Tutors, Ambassadors, Navigators, and Multicultural Leadership awardees. It will be a general elective, open to all students, and limited to 20 students. The class will be fully funded by spring 2007.
  • Required to include evaluation costs….Core Survey.

Updates from Workgroups/Committees:

Education & Information Report:

  • The group has not met since the meeting in December.
  • Finished handout for new students this summer.
  • Keith Willis would like students to speak up about positive experiences they had regarding drinking (always hear about the negative).
  • The next meeting will be Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 8:30 a.m. in the Bluestem Room.

Policy & Enforcement Report:

  • Safe Ride Program - Curt Frye will have money available for a pilot run this semester.
  • Discussion regarding a bus to use for the program. School Bus Company has a 60-passenger bus. Will talk to Curt Frye again about using the Shuttle Bus (college pays for two-thirds of it). Bill Triick mentioned Arrow Stage Line in Norfolk as a contact. The bus is needed for Thursday night from 9:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. Would like to do a trial run at the end of the semester.

Social Environment Report:

  • Group met once since the semester began.
  • Flyers are being distributed twice a month that list social events in and around Wayne.
  • Put copies of the flyer in all the dorm rooms; the grant application will fund.

Neighborhood Relations Report:

  • Next meeting: Thursday, February 12, 2004 at 3:30 p.m., Counseling Center Group Room, Student Center, Room 103
  • Distributed flyer regarding three NU Directions speakers from UNL who will be in Wayne on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 to talk about how they started their Responsible Hospitality Council (RHC).
  • Goal: Offer local retailers proven practices that will reduce alcohol-related problems while promoting a profitable business.
  • Each speaker will do their presentation 4 times. They will be held from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the City Auditorium and from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Frey Conference Suite in the Student Center.
  • The President's office agreed to send out invitations to businesses explaining our rationale for bringing these speakers to Wayne and note some of the benefits the RHC has brought to Lincoln.
  • Kathy Mohlfeld has a list of 39 classes who will be invited to attend. Information will be advertised in the Bulletin, Stater News Brief, KTCH Newsgram and also posted in campus buildings. The presentations will be given to 9 community groups.
  • The Wayne Chamber of Commerce will provide refreshments at the RHC presentation held at the auditorium. The Chamber also included an article in their newsletter and included a flyer in the mailing (285 copies).

Next meeting will be held on Thursday, February 26, 2004 at 3:30 p.m. in the Cottonwood Room.


Please contact Kathy Mohlfeld at the Counseling Center at 375-7321 if you have any suggestions or concerns for the TRUST Coalition.

Respectfully submitted,
Deb Weber


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




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