Liz Weinaut works for Tapestry and is advocating for further work with needle exchanges, but the state cap on pilot programs prevents more from coming
Budget amendment 368 – repealing the cap and the need for public approval
2007 – decriminalization of owning syringes
Ed – redraft the last paragraph of the Todd Smola letter to reflect the fact that some members of the SUTF believe that local approval should stay in place.
Perhaps approval could be done by the board of health or board of selectmen? Who’s determining where it’s needed?
Add to the letter that the SUTF voted to endorse accessible needle exchanges as an evidence-based, proven approach to improving harm reduction services across the state.
Ed Wloch and Carl want a copy of the 2nd draft; dane will distribute
Menu is Chicken, corn on the cob, roasted vegetables.
Need someone to bring Water
JAC will moderate a panel, Charles Taylor, Ed or Lila and Gary, Peer recovery specialist, Law enforcement, Task force Update, Harm Reduction Specialist, then a town meeting in which people will get to ask questions.
Using our WRN column to recap the dinner
Kevin Flanders from the Spencer New Leader – reporter, Gary will contact
Dane will check with Michelle about press releases
Plan statements for QHCC board members if asked by the press
Laurie will count people
Laurie will do the article – send to Dane and Michelle, and JAC will distribute to other Turley pubs
Ed – will organize a breakout room
Kim Dion will be doing a Narcan training after the dinner
Cleanup team – Carl, Laura, Candy, Cherry
Dane will check with Gail about the microphone
Dane with gail about forms for Narcan training
Dane will give JAC Marc Smith’s contact
July – Laurie Loisel (Dinner update)
August – Cherry
September – Cherry and Candy
October – Gary Blanchard
Linda Lloyd – Angels and Backpacks, free dog and cat food to senior citizens
Gary Blanchard – Positive Path Counseling
Listening sessions at BMLH – June 28th at Wing, June 30th at BMLH
Here are quick overviews of the meetings; for full minutes and agendas, see the "Meetings" and "Task Force" tabs.