Song: Doug Harder Pledge: Tim Pollak Prayer: Dave Miley
Guests: Don Demsky and Vicky Oren were voted into the club and as soon as the paper work comes in from National, they will be inducted.
Fines: Couple late arrivals.
Announcements: Gary was absent so Pat McKim filled in.
May 7th looks like the date for the Past Presidents meeting this year. More to follow.
Tim announced that May 16th is the Foundation’s quarterly meeting.
Dave Miley has a petition on the Electoral College issue. If you want to sign it, contact Miley, he will even come to your house.
Dick Mason gave a brief explanation of what is going on with the King Soopers Card program. Well, King Soopers is changing their program to do away with the extra card you have to carry and to put money onto. Now, if you have a Rewards card and designate a charity, King Soopers with automatically donate a percentage of your purchase to the charity when you swipe the card at checkout. If you don’t already have a Rewards Card (why don’t you?), go to their service desk and get one. Not only do you get some great savings but also fuel discounts. Once you have a card, you will sign onto their web site and tell them what charity you want the donation to go to. It will NOT interfere with your other rewards. Click here for details of the program.
We have sold about 86 tickets online and Mason and Buckland have hard copies of tickets. Let’s all do our part in promoting this thing, get the word out. Bob announced that the drawing is one month away.
Business cards were passed out to all members with the details for the Raffle and links on how to get to the Raffle web site. We need everyone’s help in promoting this. I will have more stuff to send shortly but for now, talk to family and friends and pass out the cards you got. One thing you can do is when emailing your family and friends, just add the web link at the bottom of your email with a short title. Also, suggest to them that they help spread the word.
This year’s Field of Dreams Baseball camp is in need of kids. Spread the word and if you need information on it, goto www.sertomafieldofdreams.com Registration must be received by June 8, 2019.
Sertoman of the Day: n/a
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Report: Expansion of the Colorado Crisis System (go here for more info)
Submitted by BehavioralHealth on 5/3/2018, 5:17PM.
A new report from the Colorado Department of Human Services provides an update on the status of Colorado Crisis Services expansions in Senate Bill 17-207 and the 2017 Long Bill.
Senate Bill 17-207, which was signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper in May 2017, provided $7.1 million to the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) to expand the crisis system and better equip law enforcement to respond to individuals in mental health crisis. The 2017 Long Bill allocated $2.6 million for Law Enforcement-Assisted Diversion (LEAD) pilots to assist law enforcement with redirecting individuals to community-based services instead of jail.
More than $3.4 million of the funding provided through this bill supports regional improvements and enhanced partnerships between law enforcement and the four crisis contractors — West Slope Casa (WSC), Southern Colorado Crisis Connection (SCCC), Northeast Behavioral Health (NBH) and Community Crisis Connection (CCC). The regional improvements are now well underway in their efforts to:
- Increase collaboration with local law enforcement;
- Improve capacity to conduct face-to-face (including telehealth) assessments;
- Ensure that walk-in centers, crisis stabilization units and acute treatment units are able to accept and triage individuals on emergency mental health holds; and
Listen to Bev Marquez.mp3
Upcoming programs and events:
Sertoma Area Calendar
Sertoma Calendar–Updated Apr 2019
Upcoming SOD list:
May 16 – Tom Fry
Jun – Joe Gomez
Jul – Phil Grimm
Mike Makaroff will be up shortly since he is a new member and we have not heard from him yet so Mike, get your notes ready, you might be called up to fill in for a missing program.
**If you are not the next up, please be ready to take that spot if that person is not here.**
Click here for a printable version Printdoc_Apr 25_19
Flying Five: n/a
Pot of Gold: Bob Stein
Hand Shake: n/a