Glove City Coalition AGENDA and MEETING MINUTES
(Rich DeMallie GHS, Note Taker Submitted to Cindy 10:05 am)
Date: Thursday, April 15, 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.
Present: Bonnie Peck Director/ Project Coordinator Glove City Coalition Paul Meher HFM Prevention Council, Cassandra VanNostrand PPGNY, Sally Baker Counter Drug Task Force, Chad Brown, Fulton County District Attorney, Kelsey Carpe, Cancer Prevention in Action Program, Ginger Cato, Director Recovery Center, Lashawn Hawkins I Can Breathe And I Will Speak INC, Brad Wisniewski GHS student, Joyce Royal, N. Main UMC, Kathy Stangle Fulmont Head Start, Nicole Walrath FM Chamber, Gwen Ossenkop Montgomery County Cares Coalition Coordinator, Rich DeMallie GHS Principal, Brandy Richards Northeast Problem Gambling Resource Center, Tricia Terleckey ATFC/Catholic Charities, Brad Schaffer, Gloversville P.D., Howard Wilson NY Connects Outreach, Specialist/ILCHV,
Bonnie was introduced as the new Coordinator. WELCOME, Bonnie!
Sally Baker, CDTF
|Approval of March minutes||Joyce Royal- motioned
Nicole Walraath- seconded
|Spotlight Speaker: Tricia Terlecky||Tricia works to reduce with the Community and with Youth. She’s looking for help to get youth involved in the Youth Reality Program to be a voice, be anti-smoking and vaping. Community engagement works to limit the use of tobacco and its effects. “Tobacco Free Outdoors” assists in developing policies. “Smoke Free Housing” works with landlords to protect tenants from smoke. “Point of Sale” works to limit the advertising directed at youth, especially in lower SE areas. “Smoke Free Media” assists in developing policies in media and signage.|
Bonnie started on Monday, please send updates to her. She is working on the website. May will be the last month for Paul and Cassandra in their positions as Co-chairs. Nominations are needed.
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||Food Drive at GMS/GHS, collected food will be dropped off to Joyce.|
|Media Committee Update- Cassandra||Cassandra will send out flyer to committee for approval.|
GPD Updates- Brad
|Looking to set dates for future events, please respond to Chief’s email. Next NEU committee meeting 4/22 @1100 on Zoom|
Here is the Google Form to sign up for the FM Chamber Clean Up Day next Saturday or contact Nicole https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjlk6w2PWh8Bb2gVZGb1seAetDVWDmZRqcwccj37DAyQkAKA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Joyce Royal, N Main Street United Methodist Church on 4/19 there will be a Food Pantry and free lunch. If you want to table outside, please contact Joyce.
Brandy Richards – Team Leader for the Northeast Problem Gambling Resource Center 518-903-0020 firstname.lastname@example.org NYCPG Annual Conference on Problem Gambling – Save the Date October 27 and 28 – virtual. For more information visit www.NYProblemGambling.org Thank you for participating in March’s problem gambling activities. A survey will be sent out, please share and participate in this survey!
LaShawn– Drop-in Meals-Cesar’s Pizza delivered 20 pizzas. The next 12 Tuesdays, through29 there will be a Farmer’s Market in Gloversville if you’re interested in tabling contact LaShawn. There will be a Mother’s Day tribute for which photos are still being accepted. 15 received so far. These will be on display 5/1- 5/22. This endeavor will also be done for Father’s Day.
Kelsey Press releases are in the works, starting to get back out in the community. May 1 there will be a fishing derby from 10-5 open to 15 yrs and younger at Wohlfarth’s Pond. Take Action Against Cancer will be there to educate.
Ginger The Recovery Center is moving and will hopefully be done moving by May 10. More info to follow. Grand opening in June.
Cassandra Plannned Parenthood is hiring for several positions. PPGNY is available to educate on several programs.
Brad W. There is a city website that lists several events. Contact Jennie Mazur to table.
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Note Taker: Kathy Stangle
Spot-light Speaker: Kelsey Carpe