Community For Care - Minutes 9-13-2017

Meeting date: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Community for Care

 Meeting Minutes

September 13, 2017

Call to Order at 5:35pm.

Cheryl Cook, Selectman and Co-Chair of the Community for Care Committee called the meeting to order at 5:35pm on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.  The meeting was held in the Wagner Room at the Simsbury Public Library.  Also in attendance were Pastor Woody Eddins, Co-Chair of the Community for Care Committee, Selectman Chris Kelly, Sue Homrok-Lemke, Assistant Superintendent; Tom Steen,  Becky Rosenthal, Judy Sturgis, Lt. Fred Sifodaskalakis, Sarah Gwinn, Karen Gallagher, Marc Lehman and  Brian White, Principal of Henry James Middle School.

Public Audience: There was no comment from members of the public.

New Business:

The Committee discussed the potential content for upcoming Community for Care Programs.  Many suggestions were put forward and the Committee formed a consensus around several program ideas. 

Mr. Steen updated the Committee on activities and programs available through the CT Suicide Prevention Counsel. Several suggestions were debated by the Committee as possible programs or training sessions.

The Committee decided to explore presenting a program appropriate for Middle School students and the possibility of inviting Middle School students to participate in a Community for Care discussion.

The Committee discussed possible content for programing in the winter and spring and producing programs for SCTV.

The Committee discussed the retirement of the Simsbury Social Services Director, Mickey Lecours -Beck and the potential addition of Amy Muska from the Simsbury Public Schools Wellness Committee as a new member. The Committee was in favor of inviting Ms. Muska to join the Community for Care.

Adjournment: Ms. Rosenthal made a motion to Adjourn at 6:25pm.  Mr. Eddins seconded the motion. All were in favor.

Respectfully Submitted,

Cheryl Cook, Co-Chair