Municipal Alliance Committee
On Drug Abuse and Alcoholism
Cranbury, New Jersey
TIME AND PLACE OF MEETING
The scheduled meeting of the Cranbury Township Municipal
Alliance Committee was held on May 24, 2004 in the Town Library, 23 North Main
Street, in Cranbury Township at 12:00 p.m.
CALL TO ORDER
With a quorum present, Joan Rue, Acting Chairperson,
called session to order at 12:10 p.m. and acted as Chairperson thereof, and
Kathleen S. Wasson acted as Secretary of the meeting.
STATEMENT OF ADEQUATE
Pursuant to the Sunshine Law, adequate notice in
accordance with the Open Public Meeting Act (N.J.S.A. 10:4-6) was provided on January
7, 2003 of this meeting’s date, time and place and agenda was mailed to the
news media, posted on the Township bulletin board, mailed to those requesting
personal notice, and filed with the Municipal Clerk.
MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE
Acting Chairperson Joan Rue, Christine Orcutt, Jean
Golisano, Susan Mayes, Debbie Marra, Marian Levine and Howard Zogott attended. Also present was Judy Ulinsky, Cranbury
MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE
Sam Venanzi and Zara Stasi.
Minutes of April 20, 2004 were tabled.
- Zara Stasi said that everyone liked the JamFest
– especially the gymnasium sports, including volleyball, and the DDR
(dance) pads. There were almost 200
students in attendance. Sam said
that the food was awesome. He also
said that one problem was that students wanted to leave early and were not
allowed to go until the end. Zara
said that only a few students tried to leave early. Zara said that, because it was so spread
out inside the school, it was hard to get from the music in the old gym to
the sports in the new gym. Chris
Orcutt suggested that the Studio Band be held on a separate night the next
time. Judy did a survey of 170
students – it was overwhelmingly positive.
Some students suggested having a JamFest in place of a dance next
year. Debbie suggested slitting the
time for the chaperones next year, to two, 1 ½ hour shifts instead of the
entire three hours because it is hard to get chaperones. Judy said that a lot of 9th
graders wanted to come and participate, and this should be considered for
next year. There was some concern
that 6th graders would be intimidated by the presence of 9th
graders at a JamFest.
- Sam said that the Drug Free Fair had good food
and the young kids had more fun than older kids because there is more for
them. Some 8th graders
did not want to go because there is not a lot for them to do. Joan suggested having a battle of the
bands or a running race on that day.
Sam thought that bands would draw older kids there. Marian suggested ultimate Frisbee, as it
is very popular at Princeton High School.
- Judy said that the survey for the JamFest also
asked about the chat groups as well.
She passed out copies of the results for the members. Judy said that the chat groups were very
successful. Judy proposed having an
early morning program for older students.
Joan asked Judy to try and determine how many staff members would
be interested in doing this.
- Two people were interviewed last evening for the
MA Coordinator position. There was
a general discussion about the two applicants. The members decided to conduct a second
interview with one of the two candidates.
There was also a general discussion about the future of the
Municipal Alliance, in terms of possibly combining the Alliance with the
PTO Drug Free board members. Howard
suggested setting a deadline for when a new MA Coordinator will be in
- Joan passed out submissions from other counties
which list their programs, for the information of the alliance
members. She suggested having MA
Coordinators from other towns address the MA members to give advice as to
programming. The members thought
that it would be a good idea.
ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING
There being no further business, on motion duly made,
seconded, and carried, the meeting was thereupon adjourned at 1: p.m.
CERTIFICATE OF SECRETARY
I, undersigned, do hereby certify:
That I am the duly elected and acting secretary of the
Cranbury Township Municipal Alliance Committee on Drug Abuse and Alcoholism;
That the foregoing minutes of the Municipal Alliance
Committee on Drug Abuse and Alcoholism, held on May 24, 2004, consisting of pages, constitute a true and accurate
copy of the minutes of the said meeting.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name of
said Committee this day of , 2004.
S. Wasson Secretary