Monday, December 22, 2008
County Wide Merchant Alcohol Training
10am & 6pm
Roberts Memorial Center- Keosauqua, IA
To register for this trianing please contact Tonja at 319-288-0912
For more information about the merchant alcohol training visit the SAFE Coalition website at: http://www.vbsafecoalition.com/files/MerchantAlcoholBrochure.pdf
Monday, December 15, 2008
The educational forum will be postponed until the February meeting. The date and time of the February meeting will be announced soon. Meeting date and time will be changed due to conflicts of coalition staff on the second Tuesday of the month.
Everyone have a SAFE and Happy Holiday Season.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Messages are sent out via newspaper ads, posters in stores & resturants, palm cards from local police officers, and articles in the local newspaper.
Please remember this holiday season:
- When you are celebrating do so responsibly.
- If you have had too much to drink- DO NOT DRIVE
- DO NOT LET A FRIEND DRIVE after they have been drinking.
Have a SAFE and Happy Holiday Season from the Van Buren County SAFE Coalition.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Roberts Memorial Center
Educational forum to follow- Topic- Lobbying vs. Advocacy
Agenda Items Include:
Recruiting new members
Friday, November 21, 2008
The grant award was for $50,000 a year for 3 years beginning October 1st, 2008. The program will work to make server trainings mandatory for every business that obtains a liquor license. It will also support the efforts of law enforcement to perform semi-annual compliance checks.
The ultimate goal of these activities is to reduce the access of alcohol, in turn reducing the number of youth who are using alcohol.
If you would like more information on the STOP grant or any of the activities please feel free to contact the SAFE Coalition at 319-293-6412 or Tonja Jirak (STOP Grant Coordinator) at 319-288-0912
Friday, October 17, 2008
- Merchant Alcohol Training- October 29th, 6-8pm, Roberts Memorial Center
- CADCA National Leadership Forum, Feb 9-12, Washington DC
If you are interested in more information about either of these trainings please contact the SAFE Coalition at 319-293-6412 or get more information on the web: www.vbsafecoalition.com
- Start of the Alcohol- Edu Program at Van Buren High School
- Received the STOP grant from SAMHSA and hired Tonja Jirak as the coordinator.
- Walked in the Fall Festival Parade with JEL/YLC youth
- Had a booth during kids day at the Fall Festival.
- JEL youth held a street marketing event and had a game during kids day at the Fall Festival.
- Our October meeting was held on October 14th- minutes of the meeting will be on the web after the first of November.
We encourage you to check out our website at www.vbsafecoalition.com to get the most updated information about coalition events and activities.
Our pictures from the weekend events have been posted on our Flickr site- check them out!
Monday, September 29, 2008
If you have an article for the newsletter please send it to Heidi no later than October 1st.
Just a reminder- Our next SAFE Meeting is October 14th @ 2:00pm @ Roberts Memorial Center
October 11th- Fall Festival Parade (Jon T. & Karen R. walking)
October 12th- Fall Festival Kids Day (Main St.)
If you are interested in helping out with the Kids Day Booth please let Heidi know as soon as possible.
Friday, September 5, 2008
There are links to all our photos, the blogs, the youth coalition, plus much much more.
Find out information about Family Day- September 22nd. You can get information on our website or visit www.casafamilyday.org.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
This is just a reminder about our September Meeting
Date: September 9th
Location: Roberts Memorial Center
Board Members please be there at 1:30pm with secretary nominations!
Be sure to check out all the new stuff on our website- we have blogs, photos, new training opportunites, and a link to our youth page.
Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting on the 9th!