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TRUST Coalition > Meeting Minutes > March 24, 2004


Toward Responsible Use of Substances Today (TRUST) Coalition Minutes
March 24, 2004 at 3:30 p.m., Cottonwood Room


Present: Ashley Arndorfer, SAAC; Dan Baddorf, KTCH; Lin Brummels, Counseling Center; Jason Karsky, Criminal Justice Faculty; Kathy Mohlfeld, Counseling Center; Monica Novak, SAAC; Bill Triick; Wayne Chamber of Commerce; Ron Vick, GAMMA; Keith Willis, Counseling Faculty.


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 26th and in Laurel on April 1st.


TRUST Coalition information was available at the WSC Wellness Fair this week.

Academic Quality Improvement Project review: TRUST Coalition seen as an important project and the need is supported; suggested that an assessment be completed regarding effectiveness.


Updates from Workgroups/Committees:

Education & Information Report:

  • Next meeting-Thursday, April 15th at 8:15 a.m. Contact Keith Willis at 375-7210 for more information.
  • WSC student social norms flyer brochure completed
  • The Social Norms survey might be repeated every 2-3 years
  • RA training in the Fall on how to use Social Norms stats with students
  • Quiz Bowl Contest regarding myths vs. reality of college drinking habits
  • Connie Bargstadt of Student Health will have a table set up during Freshman Orientation weekend with TRUST Coalition information

Neighborhood Relations Report:

  • Three NU Directions speakers were snowed out on March 3rd. It has been rescheduled to Wednesday, April 28th.
  • Kathy will ask "The Stater" to do one more story on the workshop, as the paper will come out the day of the workshop.
  • Presentations will be given about their Responsible Hospitality Council (RHC).
  • 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.

Policy & Enforcement Report:

  • Safe Ride Program update: Lacey Schwochow and Anne Willis, the new Student Senate President and VP, met with Curt Frye, Interim President, regarding their support of the Safe Ride program. Lacey and several other senators also met with Main Street Wayne regarding using the downtown shuttle for the Safe Ride program. WSC pays $7,900 for operations and advertisement of the shuttle and the City of Wayne pays $5,000.

Social Environment Report:

  • Flyers being distributed once a month.

Next Meeting: THURSDAY, April 15th, 2004 at 3:30 p.m. in the Cottonwood Room of the Student Center

"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 Coalition.


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




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