Elections for the CCI Regional Representatives took place during our dinner meeting on May 10th, at 5:30 p.m., at the Black Bear Diner in Boise. The regions that were up for election, and elected representatives are as follows: Region 2- Susan Broncheau, Kamiah Region 3- Penny Jones, Bruneau Region 4- Kendall Nagy, Meridian Region 5- Terry Basolo, Hailey (Not pictured) Also Debi Dockins, CCI's newly hired Executive Director, is pictured furthest from the right. Thank you to all of CCI's members who attended and for the continued support our organization received from its varied partnerships across the State. We are ready to start this new year off with our new regional representatives and with new leadership.
From CCI's Outgoing Executive Director:
On behalf of everyone here at CCI, I would like to express my sincere thanks to our outgoing Executive Board members, Rob Stevenson and Amber Larna. They have devoted their time and expertise to CCI over the past two years, and we appreciate them so much! This is all volunteer time and they have been very committed to our mission and vision. In addition, we lost our Treasurer, Melanie Mills. She has moved on to other commitments and we appreciate the time she devoted to our organization.
I would also like to welcome our incoming Executive Board, Kendall Nagy, Susan Broncheau and Terry Basolo. Penny Jones, has agreed to serve an additional term. They will be joining existing Board members, Erika McCall, Alisha Passey, Laura Hunt and Kavi Branham, CCI Chair. I am so excited about the new members, as well as the incoming Executive Director, Debi Dockins. I truly feel I am leaving CCI in very capable hands.
Last but not least, I want to thank all of you for your support over the past four years. It has been an honor to be able to work side by side with all of you. I have made some incredible friends that I will treasure for the rest of my life. It's definitely not 'goodbye', but 'I will see you all soon', just in a different role.
A Word from CCI's New Executive Director:
My name is Debi Dockins and I’m the new Executive Director for the Community Coalitions of Idaho. I officially begin my duties July 1 of this year, and want to send sincere thanks and appreciation to Tammy Rubino, our current Executive Director. She has done a tremendous job of leading our coalition and the state of Idaho community coalitions in our prevention efforts.
I have been a coalition leader in Latah County since 2012. My additional work experience includes 17 years as the Director of Volunteer Services at Gritman Medical Center, a leader with Let’s Get It Started in the small community of Potlatch, and as grant writer.
I’m very involved in volunteer work. As a member of Rotary, I am an assistant governor for my area which includes the Rotary Clubs in Colfax, Pullman and Clarkston Washington, and Orofino, Lewiston and Moscow Idaho. I’ve been a member of Rotary for more than 25 years and have worked at the Rotary Youth Leadership Camp for approximately the same amount of time, currently serving as the camp director.
Working in prevention with both youth and adults is exciting and rewarding as we find ways to positively impact our state, working together to keep our youth safe and healthy.
Back in March Ann Dickinson, 6th grade teacher at Washington Elementary, engaged the 7B Drug Free Coalition with an invitation to join the Design for Change project she was leading with several of her students. Their mission was to create an environment of hope among their peers through multiple avenues. They did things like launched a You Tube channel that explores topics of resiliency and strength, created a "catch a compliment" board at the school, became mentors to younger kids by spending one on one time with these younger kids reading them stories and being their friend, implemented school wide assemblies on hope and friendship, and implemented a "buddy bench" on the playground for anyone who was feeling sad or lonely during recess. In addition, they hoped to reach out to the community to brainstorm ways to reach beyond the walls of their school.
This is when they invited the Coalition to become a community partner in this mission. Several coalition members attended a Q and A session where they explored the topics of teen suicide, toxic stress and resiliency. These kids took on a new level of commitment to this cause when they saw how many community members were behind them in this endeavor. They bolstered their You Tube channel and furthered their research on the topic.
A few weeks ago, they submitted their final project to Design for Change USA, a non profit group that seeks to empower young people to make a difference in their community. They entered a contest that highlighted their work. They competed with hundreds of other groups from across the country. These groups included work on human trafficking from a high school in Seattle, Washington, a social justice group out of Raleigh, North Carolina plus hundreds of others.
Yesterday this group of 6th graders found out that they received the top award. Truly incredible. These youngsters have been rewarded with an all expense paid trip for 5 of their teammates to attend the Design for Change Global Convention in Madrid, Spain in November. These kids will be presenting their project on a global stage in front of 22 other countries and will highlight the importance of their work within THIS AMAZING community. Sandpoint, Idaho will be featured on the global stage with some of the brightest minds from across the world.
This group is truly incredible and their efforts would not have been as effective without the support and dedication from so many of our very own coalition members. Thank you to everyone who was involved with this project and a HUGE congratulations to Ann Dickinson and her team!!! WAY TO GO WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY DESIGN THINKING! You are truly an inspiration.
From Erika McCall, Director of 7B Drug Free Coalition in Sandpoint Idaho.
ALERT! New Snapchat Feature: Potential tool for coalition use Hello all, I wanted to share a bit of new information on the very popular social media, Snapchat. Recently Snapchat added a new “Search” feature, which allows for users to search Snapchat stories in their local community or any other location. Snapchat is accessing user’s location information to compile like snaps for a specific area. For example, when I search on my account some of the local areas that come up are, parks, malls, neighborhoods, and even a trending stories surrounding youth athletic events to name a few. Essentially any event or location in your community that has enough trending snaps going around, Snapchat will now compile all them into one main story. The benefits of this new feature allow for coalitions to monitor local areas and trending events, to help ensure our youth stay safe. One story I watched even showed two young people snapping about how they were going to go smoke under a bridge at a local park. I am not sure if the feature will work in the more rural areas of Idaho, but I did a quick search and Moscow, Coeur d’Alene, Boise, Lapwai, Lewiston, and Idaho Falls all came up with trending stories.
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All of the following are Idaho specific foundations which have listed substance abuse prevention or a related subject as their fields of interest. If you are interested in any of the follow foundations CCI has listed, either email email@example.com or follow the highlighted contact information provided by the foundation.
1. THE MCGOURTY FOUNDATION, INC. 2313 W. Overland Rd.
Boise, ID United States 83705-3153 Telephone: (208) 331-1042 TYPE OF GRANTMAKER
Independent foundation FINANCIAL DATA
(yr. ended 2014-06-30)
Total giving: $3,940 EIN
2. EQUINOX FOUNDATION, INC.
(formerly Fenton Family Foundation, Inc.)
P.O. Box 2021
Sandpoint, ID United States 83864-2021 Telephone: 2082636255 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org TYPE OF GRANTMAKER
Independent foundation FINANCIAL DATA
(yr. ended 2015-12-31)
Total giving: $317,631 EIN
THE WILLIAM J. & SHIRLEY A. MAECK FAMILY FOUNDATION
Just a reminder, CCI is participating in the Fred Myer community rewards again this year. The Fred Myer Rewards is a program for people to earn donations for nonprofit organizations just by shopping with your Fred Myers Rewards Card. This year all you have to do is link your rewards card to CCI, it’s that easy!
For those who have a Fred Myer Rewards card and link to CCI we greatly appreciate your support in our efforts across the state.
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