Friday, July 15, 2005

Modern Art?

Dear Coalition Friends,

No, not a piece of modern art. Yes, our brand new mail box, just installed, replacing the last one which had been repeatedly vandalized ... didn't care much, thou, for the rocking chair as it was sort of on it's last legs anyway ... And, the kids say they ought to be allowed to drink because they know how to act responsibly.

Working to keep my sense of humor in tact....:)

Monday, July 11, 2005

Community Coalition Meeting

The Committee for Alcohol and Drug Free Teenagers of Chapel Hill and Carrboro invites you to attend its 2nd Coalition Lunch meeting on:

Thursday, July 21 at 12 noon at Squid's Restaurant

The purpose of this meeting is to continue the development of effective community-wide strategies aimed at reducing adolescent drinking and drug use and to report-in on the recent activities of the Coalition and it's various sub-committees.

The overall objectives of the Coalition are to:
    1. Increase community awareness regarding the dangers and legal implications associated with underage substance use

    2. Implement strategies that limit youth access to alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drugs

    3. Change community "norms" regarding the acceptability of youth alcohol and drug use

    4. Create environments in which young people can engage in health-promoting activities

    5. Strengthen collaboration and communication between parents, law enforcement, schools, alcohol sales establishments, and other youth advocacies.

This Coalition involves stakeholders from the Chapel Hill and Carrboro communities, including parents, law enforcement, elected officials, local business, media, school officials, substance abuse professionals, youth advocates, faith and service-based organizations and adolescents. The Coalition is open to the public and new member participation is welcome. Please forward this to others who might be interested in this important work.

Meeting Location:
Squid's Restaurant
1201 15-501 Hwy Bypass,
Chapel Hill

A complimentary lunch will be served.
Please kindly RSVP no later than Monday, July 18 so the food can be properly planned.
As always, we look forward to your participation.

Best regards,
Dale Pratt-Wilson