Community Dinner Review:
- 40 new people on the email list
- Speakers were popular and helpful
- Event venue and catering was excellent
- Article in the Ware River News – we’ve been asked to write a monthly column for the WRN. Links to columns will be posted here on website.
Community dinner had lots of speakers, with less time for community dialogue. Could SUTF sponsor an event like this?
What would be the overall purpose of a community conversation?
Working group started - if you're interested in planning a facilitated community conversation, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Care for Ware group meets with Detective Scott Lawrence on Tuesday nights. Airing lots of concerns to the police department. Open meetings at the PD. 7pm each Tuesday. Three volunteers from SUTF to attend next Care for Ware meeting.
Gail has made a Surveymonkey online survey for research about what the general public is thinking and doing around substance use. Needs people to test drive the survey and suggest adjustments.
Suggestion: people able to fill out the survey on paper, or to have a laptop in waiting rooms?
Stuart: When Ware’s done town surveys, they did robocalls and email reminders.
Dave: state is working on getting real time data on overdoses and deaths.
Carolyn’s Harm Reduction Proposal – Hep C a significant problem in Ware proposing concurrent needle exchange and Hep C education campaign
email@example.com for more information
Note: DEA allows for prescription drop-offs at pharmacies, and most town PDs have that option
Next meeting: Aug 17 at the fire dept!
Cherry: wants to increase participation from Ware and Belchertown in Hampshire HOPE, asked people to sign up for email list and think of ways to increase participation.
Here are quick overviews of the meetings; for full minutes and agendas, see the "Meetings" and "Task Force" tabs.