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Arkansas Prevention Network

Annual Meeting

June 6, 2011

APNet’s Purpose



The purpose of APNet is to establish
and maintain a state level support
system for those practicing the science
of prevention either professionally or
personally
.


APNet membership…

is open to any individual with an
interest in the field of prevention.
Board members and membership is
made up of volunteers across the
state. Membership runs from July 1


June 30, but interested individuals and
groups may become a member any
time throughout the year.

Goals of APNet

APNet plans to fulfill its purpose through the
following objectives:


(a) advocate for prevention issues with policy and decision
makers;


(b) provide networking opportunities among preventionists;


(c) promote public recognition of prevention as a viable
service and a distinct professional discipline.

APNet Board of Directors

Officers

President:
Terrence R. Love

Vice
-
President:

Pat Hambrick

Treasurer:
Meshell Ward

Secretary:
Devin Dahen


At large members

Chris Becnel

Max Snowden

Janice Lusk

Edna Morgan

Jessica Hestand, Liaison

Ex
-
officio members

Jo Warren


APNet Treasurer Report


FY 2011



Current Balance

(through 5/23/11)


$
2,634.49


Types of expenses include:


postage, travel, PO Box rental, awards, speakers,
operating supplies, conference registrations, recruitment
materials, and member pins


Meshell Ward

2011 Mid
-
Year APNet Conference

Facility rental, food, and speaker travel:

$970.51


In
-
Kind from members:

PRICELESS



copies/ink for handouts, folders, goodies,


and of course, time!


Registration Fees Received:

$1,270.00


Profit:

$300.00

Meshell Ward

Planned, Implemented, Marketed, and Evaluated!

40 Members Attended


Diverse Group!

Coalition Leaders

Arkansas Public Health

Higher Education

College Students

PRC Coordinators

CEOs of Non Profits

Prevention Certification Board



Mid Year Conference Report

Terry Love

Issues Facing APNet Addressed at
Mid
-
Year Conference

Sustainability

(Revenue and
Leadership Development)

Public Relations

(How do we
represent ourselves to others)

Marketing of APNet

(How can we
make it “Easy”, “Fun”, and “Popular”)

Influencing Public Policy

(Being a
“Change Agent”

Others

_______________?

Sessions were informative & beneficial:

Session 1: Advocacy vs. Lobbying

3.77



Session 2: APNet Action Planning

3.73



Session 3: Committee Updates

3.70



Session 4: Legislative Updates

3.83



Information likely to be used

3.79



Overall satisfaction with meeting

3.90



Mid Year Conference Report

Overall Rating by Participants 1


5 with 5 being
highest






















Meeting was well planned and executed

3.77

The objectives were accomplished

3.77

Knowledgeable facilitators

3.80

Opportunity for questions and discussion

3.83

Relevant topics

3.77

Meeting met expectations

3.73

Mid Year Conference Report

Some Comments about Mid
-
Year

I will take the information that I learned today back to my
coalition and educate them on the new things that I have
learned. Thanks for the info and I hope to continue to
see APNet grow!

Excellent joint effort on the Legislative update

Thank you for having me. Got a lot of good info

I really appreciate the new faces and new information.
Thanks for the opportunity to learn about my state

Getting to know about APNet was the most helpful
features in this meeting. It allowed me to reach out and
advocate with other

What a wonderful group of people


APNet Committees

Standing Committees

Membership

Legislative Advocacy

Public Relations

Development

Ad hoc Committees

Awards

Nominating

Future of Prevention In
Arkansas

Membership Committee

Chair


Pat
Hambrick

Members


Sharon Green, Lynn Baker,
Robbia

Johnson, Carol
Deckleman
,
Tequeshia

McKoy
,
and Mary Harris Sparks

Responsibilities

To actively seek and encourage membership

Pat Hambrick

APNet membership around the state

Region

# of
members

1

21

2

2

3

9

4

21

5

25

6

51

7

7

8

10

9

29

10

2

11

16

12

5

13

7

MO

5

Total

221

# of org.
members

5

0

1

3

5

9

1

2

4

0

3

1

1

1

36

Pat Hambrick

Accomplishments for 2010
-
2011


As of May 31, 2011 there are 221 members


36 organization/coalition memberships


Two mass membership recruitment mail
-
outs


Purchased lapel pins for all renewal and new
memberships for 2010
-
2011


MidSouth

Summer School membership
campaign


Membership Committee

Pat Hambrick

Goals for 2011
-
2012


To exceed 250 members and have all regions of
the state represented.


Send membership directory to all members in
August and January.


Email reminders to those who did not renew
membership
in 2010
-
2011
and encourage them
to
renew for 2011
-
2012


Membership Committee

Pat Hambrick

Legislative Advocacy Committee

Accomplishments for 2010
-
2011


Monitored and informed on legislation of interest to APNet


Testified before legislative committees


Coordinated with other agencies and organizations to
address legislation of interest


Informed APNet board and members of legislative
initiatives and determined position(s) to be taken by APNet


Informed legislators of APNet’s position on proposed
legislation


Encouraged members to contact local legislators and
informed them about legislation being considered


Max Snowden

Legislative Advocacy Committee

Chair


Max Snowden/Pat
Hambrick

Members


Terry Love, Jessica
Hestand
, Patricia
Reppenhagen
, Pam Skinner, Darrell Moore, Carol
Deckleman
, Shelly Blackwell, and Sharon Greene

Responsibilities

To monitor prevention related issues coming before
decision
-
making bodies, including but not limited to
the state legislature, informing the membership of
such developments, and where appropriate,
recommend actions.


Max Snowden

Legislative Advocacy Committee

Legislative Session Results


Successfully supported
legislation including:



Act 304 which establishes the
“Prescription Drug Monitoring
Program



Act 1236 requiring schools
to provide in
-
service training to
personnel on child maltreatment

Max Snowden

Legislative Advocacy Committee

Legislative Session Results


Act 868 to deter minors from using
tobacco products


Act 166 to establish the Positive Youth
Development Grant Program


Partnered with Health Department to
protect Tobacco Settlement funds.


Supported other legislative efforts (i.e.
children’s mental health, domestic
violence, etc)

Max Snowden

Legislative Advocacy Committee

Goals for 2011
-
2012


Increase committee size to
represent & reflect the diverse
areas of interest of membership


Work with Membership
Committee to host a training on
policy change and advocacy

Max Snowden

Legislative Advocacy Committee

Goals for 2011
-
2012


Work with Task Force on
Substance Abuse Prevention to
encourage state funding &
expansion of prevention efforts.


Actively represent APNet on
Task Force on Prevention and
other task forces


Invite and encourage members
to actively participate in APNet
Legislative Committee activities

Max Snowden

Public Relations Committee

Chair


Chris Becnel

Responsibilities

To monitor current trends in prevention and
recommend appropriate actions to the board,
market APNet, and inform the general public of the
science of prevention.

Chris Becnel

Public Relations Committee

Accomplishments for 2010
-
2011

Update of the APNet Web Page

www.arkansaspreventionnetwork.org

Quarterly APNet Newsletters

Chris Becnel

Public Relations Committee

Goals for 2011
-
2012


Increase committee size to 5 members.


Convert APNet Website to JOOMLA (open source)


Utilize UCA and UALR Interns to create increased
brand awareness through social and traditional
marketing.


Increase APNet awareness among all legislators.

Chris Becnel

Awards Committee

Chair


Jessica Hestand

Vice
-
Chair or Co
-
Chair


Jennifer Hennigan

Members


Christy Campbell, Deb Crawford, Sara Daniel, Carol
Deckleman, Tequeshia McKoy, Edna Morgan, and Kerri Tindall

Responsibilities

To create criteria, market nomination opportunity,
accept nominations, and choose recipients for
Preventionists of the Year, Jim Smith Lifetime
Achievement, Community, Outstanding Newcomer,
and Friends of Prevention Awards.

Jessica Hestand

Awards Committee

Accomplishments for 2010
-
2011?


Updated nomination forms to
make process easier


Solicited nominations for all
awards

Presentations of awards will be
made Wednesday morning during
the general session

Jessica Hestand

Nominating Committee

Chair


Tommie Waters

Responsibilities

*To present a slate of nominees for board
officers and members.

*According to revised by
-
laws upon approval


Tommie Waters

2011 Slate of Nominations to fill


4 At
-
Large Positions (elected in odd year)


For a Two Year Term:



Carole Deckelman

Jessica Hestand

Janice Lusk

Max Snowden

Tommie Waters

2011 Nomination

to

fill

Vacancy of 1

At
-
Large Position

(elected in even year)



For a One Year Term:



Christy Campbell

Tommie Waters

BOARD MEMBER COMMITMENT
STATEMENT

2011
-
2012

As an elected member of the Board of the Arkansas Prevention Network for the
June 2011


June 2012 period, I pledge to uphold the By
-
laws and adhere to
the Policy and Procedures Manual in performing my duties.

During the upcoming year, I further commit to make APNet a personal priority
and to obligate the necessary time and energy to perform and complete
duties required of a Board Member as well as any other duties I am assigned
or volunteer to do.

I also understand that Board Members are expected to be:


Dedicated to moving the organization forward


Able to function as Team Members


Productive and outcome
-
oriented


Active and “gung
-
ho” in their involvement


Responsible, consistent, and timely in meeting their obligations

In a spirit of cooperation, I accept these obligations and pledge to provide my
talents, time, goodwill, and expertise to help support the maintenance and
future growth of the Arkansas Prevention Network during the upcoming
year.

By
-
law recommended revisions

None at this time

Tommie Waters

APNet Legislative Update
Tomorrow Room B/C



Leo Hauser
-

President

at

ARKOMA
Consulting


Steve Varady
-

Office of the Drug Director


Linda Tyler
-

State Rep. District 45


Rozi Smith


Arkansas Children’s Hospital



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