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 October 12, 2004 in the Town Library, 23 North
Main Street, in Cranbury Township at 12:30 p.m.
CALL TO ORDER
With a quorum present, Joan Rue, Acting Chairperson, called
session to order at 12: 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, Municipal Alliance
Coordinator Michele Hliewicki, Christine Orcutt, Fay Kobland, Colleen Marsh, Captain
Ed Kahler, Carol Malouf and Howard Zogott attended. Also in attendance were Karen Henderson and Maureen
MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE
Corey Marsh and Drew Holland
Minutes of June 8, 2004 were approved by unanimous vote. Motion by Chris Orcutt; second by Colleen
Marsh. Minutes of September 28, 2004
were approved by unanimous vote. Motion
by Chris Orcutt; second by Colleen Marsh.
- The chat groups have begun.
- Mrs. Mosley will not be doing Tai Chi classes
this year. She is busy with her
- Captain Kahler reported that everything is all
set for the panel discussion program being offered on Thursday night.
- Michele was able to obtain information to put a
package together for parents. She
will try to get bags to put the information in and have them ready for the
meeting on Thursday. The police
will have fliers to provide as well.
- The date of the JamFest is January 7, 2005. The school will be renting some
equipment for the event. There will
be three locations: the auditorium, cafeteria and double gym. The student representatives were asked
to come up with ideas for equipment they would like to have.
- Joan Rue would like to invite Mrs. Charwin to
speak to the MA about the nutrition program which is offered to girls in
the school. Maureen Rafferty
suggested speaking to boys and girls about the use of protein supplements
and steroids. Joan will contact
Princeton Hospital and Helene Fuld Hospital to see about getting speakers
to talk with the MA members.
- The first Princeton High School dance went
well. There were between 500 and
600 kids. There were no major
events. The Principal felt that it
was a big success.
- The MA will try to sponsor another event where
the Cranbury School 7th and 8th graders are bussed
over to John Witherspoon School in Princeton to meet each other prior to
entering the High School.
- Michele offered to put together a display in the
Library for the “Great American Smokeout.”
She also has an article to place in the Cranbury Press.
- Maureen Rafferty said that a former student at
Princeton HS was murdered in Trenton.
Chris Orcutt said that the individual was a gang member and had not
attended the HS for some time. She
also said that the Princeton PD said that there are no gangs operating
either in the school or in Princeton.
- It was determined that a meeting between
Freshmen and peer group leaders was no longer necessary. They meet together every Wednesday at
the High School. Mrs. Malouf will
place an article in the CS newsletter and let people know who to contact in
order to get information about Princeton HS. One idea is for a social event in the
summer with 9th and 10th graders, around the time of
Cranbury Day. Another is to have
something like a “welcoming guide” or family assigned to the freshmen.
- The Library is hosting a mystery movie night for
high school students only.
ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING
There being no further business, on motion duly made,
seconded, and carried, the meeting was thereupon adjourned at 1:35 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 October 12, 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