Glove City Coalition AGENDA and MEETING MINUTES
(Rich DeMallie GHS, Note Taker Submitted to Cindy 10:05 am)
Date: Thursday, February 18th, 2021
10:00 am Zoom
Promoting healthy futures through collaboration and education. GCC strives to reduce youth substance use by engaging and supporting the community through education and collaboration to promote and sustain healthy lifestyles.
Theresa Austin-Family Support Navigator, Rob Constantine Recovery Community and Outreach Center, Sally Baker – HFM Prevention/Counter Drug Task Force, Chad Brown, Fulton County District Attorney, Kelsey Carpe, Cancer Prevention in Action Program, Ginger Cato, Director Recovery Center, Tony Clay, Chief GPD, Nancy Deumaga, Community Educator for the Mental Health Association, Lashawn Hawkins – I Can Breathe And I Will Speak INC, Haley Hickok – Gloversville High School, Alicia King – HFM Prevention, Annette Marzan, Senior Director of Community Engagement, Region 2, Planned Parenthood of Greater NY, Brandy Richards, Team Leader for the Northeast Problem Gambling Resource Center, Joyce Royal, No Main UMC, Lisa Schmitt, Nutrition & Dietetic Technician, Registered. Dietetic Intern at Russell Sage College, Kathy Stangle Fulmont Head Start, Cassandra VanNostrand, Community Educator, Planned Parenthood of Greater NY, Nicole Walrath- FM Chamber, Bradley Wisniewski – Gloversville High School
Cancer Prevention in Action
|Approval of January minutes||
Cassandra VanNostrand- motioned
Gwen Ossenkop- seconded
Spot Light Speakers
|Lisa Schmitt, Nutrition and Dietetic Technician and Dietetic Intern at Russell Sage College, Troy, NY||Provided power point for meeting to reference|
|Coalition updates- Cindy||
Capacity Rating Survey: Cindy emailed results of capacity survey: only received by 9 people. Will form a committee to look further into this to understand what our strengths and weaknesses as a coalition are – see what we need to do to get more members and engage the community.
Bach Harrison PNA: Results of the high school and middle school surveys are in. Cindy will meet with Cassandra to look at results to see risk and protective factors. Substance use and mental health was included in survey as well. How has the pandemic affected the students?
Tri-Ethnic survey interviews have begun. Will form a committee once completed to review and assess the community’s readiness to change.
Last month Chief Clay had a question regarding legalization of marijuana. We have developed a panel consisting of Sally Baker, Gwen Ossenkop, Pat Crouse and Alicia King. We met twice and will continue to meet biweekly. Not sure if marijuana will be legalized but looks like the governor is headed in that direction. Once it is legalized, there are possible approaches the local government can take. We are all still learning and will update as we go. Ordinances could be put into place as well as possible restrictions on advertising and locations of dispensaries.
|Youth Coalition Updates– Paul||
Had a coat drive at Gloversville High School and Middle School, Brad and a few other students decorated boxes and put them around the school as well as flyers. Also going to do a food drive in March. The Youth Coalition continues to grow: now around 8-10 members.
|Media Committee Update- Cassandra||Met this month for first time. Working to put together flyers and handouts to share next month – will have everyone’s logo and information on it. We want to make sure we are highlighting all the organizations so the community knows who to call and how to contact them.|
GPD Updates- Chief Clay
|Met with new officers and we have some ideas: hoping to utilize parks to have these operations, maybe later in the day, hopefully getting away from national night out and having maybe one major event at darling field as part of 6 operations- one in each ward of the city. Hope to have more of a normal community interaction if possible- depending on the pandemic. Next NEU committee meeting hopefully in March.|
Cassandra VanNostrand, Community Educator, Planned Parenthood of Greater NY: Amsterdam and Johnstown planned parenthood offices are open and have different hours they are operating under. Monday Johnstown 8:30-5, Tuesday Amsterdam 9:30-6, Wednesday Johnstown 11-6, Thursday Amsterdam 8:30-5
Cassandra available for outreach purposes, extended enrollment and have navigators onsite to do enrollments for insurance also family planning benefit program that can be utilized.
Hiring for multiple positions and will send in a separate email to coalition members or reach out to her directly
Joyce Royal, N Main Street United Methodist Church on 2/15 there was a food drive and numbers were down – still had 32 families and next one is on 3/15, 10-1 at the church. Looking for donations always. Home deliveries available to those that are quarantined and can’t leave their homes. Council of churches opened the code blue shelter and is open now.
Brandy Richards – Team Leader for the Northeast Problem Gambling Resource Center 518-903-0020 firstname.lastname@example.org March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month – to explore resources and find out how to join in the efforts visit http://www.NYProblemGambling.org/PGAM The theme this year is “facing problem gambling together” each week is a different theme for month of March. Encouraging people to do Facebook live videos and how it impacts the populations they serve as ways to participate. Self screening tool for problem gambling is live on the website with lots of resources on their website.
Alicia King – HFM Prevention Council is trained in Triple P: Positive Parenting Classes. 4 parenting classes every Friday 1-3pm at the prevention council training room or if they prefer to zoom that is available too. Hoping to get more participants. Soon to be trained for parents of teens. Alicia will be starting to teach the too good for drugs in the high school education classes.
Ginger Cato, Director of Rob Constantine Recovery Center – Our recovery center will be moving 33 Bleecker Street on 5/1/21 in Gloversville. Narcan training available.
Kelsey Carpe, Cancer Prevention in Action Program – February is Cancer Prevention Awareness Month, visit www.takeactionagainstcancer.com or visit Facebook Page TakeActionAgainstCancer new video posted on paid time off for cancer screenings from local employers. Program serves Fulton, Montgomery & Schenectady Counties
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Note Taker: Cassandra VanNostrand
Spot-light Speaker: Theresa Austin