MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP DRUG AWARENESS COUNCIL /
MUNICIPAL ALLIANCE COMMITTEE
Minutes of March 28,
Meeting Called to Order: by Vice Chair M. Duddy at 7:28 pm.
Members in Attendance: A. Angione, L. Blecker, L. Connelly, J.
Daughtry, M. Duddy,
K. Fisher, J. Giudice, G. Mandel, E.
Oxild, D. Peterson, K. Sandham, J. Witty, M. Witty and
Members Absent: B. Fucetola, and C. Porreca
Liaisons in Attendance: S.Gallopo (TC), K. Goodwin (MTHS SAC), K.
McCorkle (Lazar SAC) and M. Palma (BOE).
Liaisons Absent: None
GUEST(S): Dr. Paul Fried, B.O.E. Superintendent
Dr. Fried thanked the DAC-MA for the invitation then circulated
and summarized information on “Communities That Care (CTC)” which is a
coalition-based community prevention operating system that uses a public health
approach to prevent youth problem behaviors including underage drinking,
tobacco use, violence, delinquency, school dropout and substance abuse. Discussion followed. M. Palma will check with the BOE attorney to
see if a survey can be circulated amongst the students to assess the
community’s needs. This may be a program
the DAC-MA will implement in the future.
MINUTES: On a motion made by N.
Mertz, seconded by G. Mandel the February 22, 2012 meeting minutes
were approved by voice vote.
CORRESPONDENCE: None presented for discussion
SUB COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Ahead (Project Graduation) – Chair J. Daughtry reported the Committee has
three times updating progress on
members’ assigned responsibilities.
coming in. N. Mertz has secured volunteers. Deposits have been submitted for the
venue. M. Duddy reported that T shirts have been ordered
for the graduating seniors.
Orders need to be finalized for
chaperone and DAC members’ shirts.
Project Promotion – N. Mertz confirmed
that Matt Bellace is scheduled to do a
presentation at the Lazar School
on Thursday morning, June 21. A bagel breakfast
be served. Volunteers are needed on that date.
Publicity – no report
Dances – K. Sandham announced the April
27 dance has been canceled to accommodate
a district wide 5th
grade event at Lazar
Middle School. The last dance is Friday, May 18
from 7pm to 9:30pm at the Lazar School
M. Witty (who will chair future
dances), requested financial support to pay for bus
transportation for an ice skating
event to be scheduled for the Middle School students in
September or October 2012. Discussion followed. It was decided to table further
discussion to the April meeting.
Educational Programs – A. Angione, K.
Fisher, J. Giudice, K. Goodwin and K.
McCorkle have met to discuss
K. Fisher has been trying to secure more information
from New Bridge on a program “Protecting You and
Me”. He is awaiting a return call.
K. McCorkle requested funding for a “Steered
Straight” program to be held on April 23 and May 2 during the ASK testing
dates. Cost is $750 per assembly, a total
of $1500. On a motion made by K. Fisher,
seconded by N. Mertz, funding for these
assemblies was approved by voice vote.
K. Goodwin summarized a parent program by a
retired juvenile detective/SAC person about “after the prom” activities. She requested $500 funding to have the
presentation scheduled for students attending the prom. On a motion made by A. Angione, seconded by
K. Fisher the $500 for the prom presentation was approved by voice vote.
An overall request from the High School administration
is NOT to have a continuance of Jesse’s Journey (too depressing). The request
is for more “uplifting/positive presentations.
One of the programs being recommended is “Perfection on Wheels” which is
a BMX team displaying positive role model/good choices. The team can do two outdoor shows for $1,600.
K. Goodwin will secure more information on
before the DAC votes on it.
“Too Good for Drugs and Violence” is a K to12 curriculum
program. The cost is $800 for the kit. Additional information and implementation
needs to be explored.
FINANCIAL REPORT: N. Mertz reported a balance of approximately
$77,000 currently exists in the account.
She questioned if the Committee wanted to activate a fund raiser. It was decided to wait until the fall issue
of the Montville Magazine to implement a plea to the community for donations.
REPORT: C. Ziolkowski distributed
and summarized the Youth
Center activities report for
Center attendance, DAC Grant Report, REACH
– classroom visits and the Dome hockey game for the Youth Center
has been received.
TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE – Scott Galloppo summarized
the Township Committee’s
March 27 meeting (late –until
1am). Four new police officers will be
fields’ access needs to be
addressed due to the safety netting that was erected.
REPORT – D. Peterson summarized the
February report (1 assault, 1
possession of CDS). March to date has 1 possession of CDS.
B.O.E. REPORT – Liaison Palma had no report.
S.A.C. REPORT - K. McCorkle stated there
has been an increase in students “cutting”
themselves as well as a new “high”
known as cosmic blast (jewelry cleaner).
Program information was sent to C.
Ziolkowski for a parent program (cost
of $550) scheduled for May 7. DAC grant can pick up $300 towards the
speaker. The DAC budget would need to pay the balance
of $250.00 This was put into a
motion by K. Fisher, seconded by N.
Mertz. All in favor by voice vote.
E. Oxild will work on getting the
publicity out regarding this program.
She will follow
up with K. McCorkle.
OTHER PROGRAMS –
J. Daughtry stated the “Simon Sez” program instructor would not
come down in price, so this program has been eliminated as a
BY LAWS UPDATE - K.
Fisher requested that on page 3, Article 9, section II be eliminated since it
was redundant with page 1, Article 4, section I item #2. Further discussion was tabled until the April
Bath Salt Video – a request was made for
$130 approval to purchase a video on “bath salts”. This was put into motion made by A. Angione,
seconded by D. Peterson. All in favor by
program - to be held at the Randolph
Town Hall on Weds. April
18 at 7pm
NEW BUSINESS – none
presented for discussion
There being no further business to discuss on a motion made
by N. Mertz, seconded by A. Angione, the meeting adjourned at 9:05pm. All in favor by voice vote.
Alicia Angione, Recording Secretary
Maryann Witty, Corresponding Secretary
Friday, May 18
from 7pm to 9:30pm
Lazar Middle School
(the April 27 dance
was canceled due to a 5th grade
school event being
held at the Lazar
Wednesdays, April 25,
May 23, June 13,
September 12, October
24, November 28, December 12
7:30pm at the Youth Center