July 2021 In Prevention
Here’s what’s coming up this month:
Thursday July 8, 12-1 PM: SPC monthly meeting
In person at Public Health Conference Room or join on Zoom (please contact Trisha for the Zoom link).
On the agenda: Annual elections for Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary. Reports from Alcohol, Tobacco, and Suicide Prevention task force co-chairs. Community Reports from our prevention partners. Agenda attached.
Lunch provided. Please RSVP if you would like to have lunch!
Tuesdays July 13 - August 17, 1 - 2:30 PM: 4-H Bike Repair Class for youth ages 11 -18
Location: Pinedale Skatepark
This spring we were asked by the schools and DFS to help come up with more activities to keep kids occupied and connected in the summer. Big shout out and thanks go to the following people and organizations for working together to create this class: Andrew Zook of Geared Up Bikes for volunteering to teach the class and for providing tools and bike stands; Jen Matosky of Sublette 4-H for logistics and support; Sarah Murdock and the Food Basket for donating bikes to repair; Rebel Auto Parts for sponsoring equipment; Angie Murphy and David Shaw of Sub1 and former DFS caseworker Annie Adams for moving the project forward. This was a fun collaboration. Stop by the skatepark and see this class in action Tuesdays from July 13 - August 17 from 1 - 2:30.
Thursday July 22, 3-4 PM: Partnerships for Success Focus Group
Location: Pinedale Library Boardroom.
What is this? Emily Grant and Carisa Dwyer from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will be in Pinedale 7/22 to hear from Sublette Prevention Coalition members about our capacity to engage the community in substance use prevention. In plain English that means they want to know if we have an inclusive and action oriented group that represents a good cross section of the community to move our strategies and goals forward. The coordinator (that’s me) is not present at these focus groups. They will ask 14 questions about community engagement in prevention work. They said they typically complete the session in one hour. They need a minimum of 5 people and will take as many as 10.
We will provide food! You do not have to be part of coalition leadership to attend, you also do not have to have detailed knowledge of the grant. Please contact me if you can come for one hour to answer their questions. Zoom option is available upon request.
Next month’s coalition lunch will be August 12 in Big Piney.
May you all have a safe and healthy 4th of July & Rendezvous!