RAIS MEETING NOTES OF November 17, 2016.pdf (click the link to read the notes in a better format)
Location: Saratoga Springs Public Library
Present: Brian Farr, Janine Stuchin, Theresa Knorr, Maureen Provost, Ken Provost, Jim Dorn, Todd Bishop, Judy Moffit, Julie Ann Brennan, Sue Martin, Jacob Weakland, Gary and Jody, Heidi, Lorraine, James and Oscar S.
The meeting was called to order by Brian Farr at 7:05 pm.
Agenda Item Discussion Action
Meeting Summary & Introductions were made. None.
Business Items Theresa Knorr brought us up to date on FOR-NY activities.
Our Stories Have Power training is coming up in NYC and If interested,
Syracuse. The Executive Summary of the Recovery Needs register for training.
Survey was distributed. Theresa advised of the US Surgeon
General’s Report on Addiction which was made public today.
The Surgeon General’s Report on Addiction was discussed. ____________ and
Brian Farr asked for volunteers to coordinate contact with Maureen to reach out
the media. ____________ volunteered to contact Travis to the media.
Clark at the Saratogian and Maureen Provost volunteered
to contact Claire Hughes at the Times Union.
Janine Stuchin reported that the Saratoga Leadership None
Group recently visited the Turning Point facility in
Jacob Weakland advised that he is setting up a To be discussed at the
RecoverySaratoga.org website. Specific details will be next Leadership Group
discussed at the next RAIS Leadership Group meeting. Meeting.
Janine Stuchin reported gave an update on the Saratoga Spgs
Recovery Community Center. An OASAS representative is None.
coming to look at a potential site. If this site is approved,
the expected opening date will be in February.
The ___(HFM?) group has chosen space on Briggs Street in
Johnstown and has hired a coordinator.
The Glens Falls group continues to move forward.
Jim Dorn reported on two topics discusses at the the most Jim to continue to
recent Stakeholder’s meeting. The SPAC workgroup continues attend the monthly
to address the number of overdoses at concerts. 70% of the
summer drug and alcohol overdoses come from 3 concerts.
They are working on improving the services available SPAC
concerts, potentially developing a safety plan to be implemented
at select concerts. Jim advised that the Saratoga Springs Hospital
is totally behind this public health issue.
Janine reported that a group of health and human services providers
recently met with CDTA to request that bus service be restored to the
125 High Rock area, and it looks like it will be restored. It is vitally
Important to have bus service to the Prevention Council and SPARC
First Night (December 31) events were discussed.
We will have the Tree of Hope again at the Saratoga Springs Visitors Ken will ask
Center with ornaments available for a donation. Ken Provost is going Hewitt’s to
to ask Hewitt’s in Wilton to donate a tree. We will have an donate a tree.
information table, with recovery information available as well. Maureen will
Maureen Provost will coordinate runners for the RAIS team for the prepare a stmt
First Night 5k. Maureen will prepare a blurb for the RAIS website. for the website.
Donation/pledges can be made directly on the RAIS website.
We have been asked to provide two volunteers to work at the
information Center as well.
Members were asked for suggestions as to where to hold the Members asked
Sober Super Bowl in 2017. for input.
The next Summer Smith 5k Race is scheduled for May 13, 2017 None
in Guilderland. 2016 race profits were donated to the Addiction
Care Center of Albany, Schenectady YWCA and FOR-Albany.
No Treasurer’s report was presented.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm.