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Raymond Coalition for Youth meetings are comprised of many different participants from the community, schools, law enforcement, healthcare, media, town government, youth serving organizations, and parents, that come together to brainstorm new ideas and share knowledge of available programming and network services. Twenty people, on average, attend, along and a monthly guest speaker and discuss various topics.

Held the 2nd Thursday of every month, 9:00–10:30 a.m. Everyone Welcome! 

Our meetings are held at Lamprey Health Care, on Route 27 in Raymond. 

Check here often for meeting dates, agendas, and minutes. 

2017 meeting dates are: May 11th, June 8th, July 13th, August 10th, September 14th, October 12th, November 9th, and December 14th.

"Working together we achieve success!"

Raymond Coalition For Youth ~ Monthly Meeting Minutes

May 11th, 2017 ~ 9:00 – 10:30 am

Lamprey Health care – Raymond

Present: 19





Law Enforcement

Health Care


Youth Serving


Krystal Kebler – IHGMS

Ellen Small – Raymond School District Superintendent

Rick Alleva – RCFY BOD - UNH

Kathy Pouliot

Kate Frey – New Futures

Larry Kent

Stephen Sloan

Bill Unger

Jim Tuttle - Retired

Carrie Chooljian – Lamprey Health Care

Jennica Piecuch – Lamprey Health Care

Kim Coronis – Breathe NH

Amanda Kelly – Lamprey Health Care

John Schermerhorn, MD – The Road Foundation, RCFY BOD

Matthew Chouinard – Raymond Baptist Church

Celeste Clark – RCFY

Pam Turcotte – RCFY

Bill Sparks – RCFY BOD

Cutler Brown – RCFY BOD

Thank you to Hannaford for the muffins, and Lamprey for hosting our meeting.

Welcomes & Introductions were made.

  • Guest speaker: Kate Frey, New FuturesNew Futures is a non-profit advocating to improve the health and wellness of all NH residents through policy. Kate spoke in-depth about the NH legislative & budget update regarding substance misuse prevention, treatment and recovery. She spoke in-depth about the Alcohol Fund, as well as numerous House and Senate Bills, as well as the Economic impact of Substance Misuse in NH.

  • Operation Raymond Clean-Up – May 10th, the LRES After School program students participated and are working on a banner made from fabric squares. Town-wide, dates have been extended due to interest/demand and weather conditions. We have Clean Up Kits available, including safety instructions, gloves, and some t-shirts are still available, contact Christine Bostaph at 895-7062 or cbostaph@rcfy.org to reserve and pick up your Clean Up Kit.

  • Summer SeriesRCFY is partnering with Raymond Recreation for their annual Summer Series, which begins June 29th. Every Thursday (with exception of the Thursday prior to the Town Fair) from 6 - 7:30pm, on the Raymond Town Common, there will be live music, as well as activities for youth. Our Youth Leader Rachel Cormier will be organizing youth activities for this series.

  • Prevention Week – We will be sharing information, links and resources all week. Each day is a different theme. Follow us on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) to see our daily posts. The themes for National Prevention Week are:

    • Youth Tobacco Use: Monday, May 15

    • Underage Drinking & Alcohol Misuse: Tuesday, May 16

    • Prescription & Opioid Drug Misuse: Wednesday, May 17

    • Illicit Drug Use & Youth Marijuana Use: Thursday, May 18

    • Suicide: Friday, May 19

    • Promotion of Mental Health & Wellness: Saturday, May 20

  • Granite Youth Alliance Film Festival – IHGMS and RHS Youth Action groups are submitting films for this event. O’Neil Cinemas in Epping will be premiering the films on June 4th and June 5th at 5pm. Tickets are available for $5 each. Both the Middle School and High School Youth Action groups decided to make films about prescription drug use - they didn’t collaborate, they came to their conclusions independently. Youth Action Students will be interviewed on Sunday June 4th. Come see the work the kids have been doing and show your support. We are very proud! Here is the link to purchase tickets: http://ow.ly/NWId30bLETI

Updates, Discussion and input:

  • Keeping our Youth and Community Safe and Drug-Free: We thank everyone who made our event on May 4th possible, and are grateful to Raymond Community Television for recording the event so that we can share with people who wanted to attend but were unable. We have a video of the full presentation as well as three other shorter segments to view, available on our website at: http://www.rcfy.org/resources

  • Every Community Has a Story – RCFY is partnering with Seacoast Public Health Network, along with 22 other communities, for an important breakfast and conversation, this Thursday May 18th, from 7:30am to 11:30am. This event is being held at Austin17House in Brentwood. For more information and to register for the event, please visit: https://goo.gl/forms/LlSIhaJBeSA1KPwu1 and you can also find more information on our Events Calendar: http://www.rcfy.org/events

  • Heroin Task Force - Next meeting is Tuesday May 16th, at 9 am at the Raymond Baptist Church.

  • 2017 RCFY Discount Cards: The new cards are in and on sale for $10 each. They are at the Raymond Town Offices, Raymond Recreation, and our offices. If you’d like to help us sell them at your place of business, please contact us at (603) 895-7061.

Thank you for coming and being an RCFY advocate. Please pass along this information and encourage others to learn more and get involved! Mark your 2017 Calendars for our upcoming meetings: 6/8, 7/13, 9/14, 10/12, 11/9, 12/14.

Mission Statement  – The Raymond Coalition for Youth empowers the community to promote positive youth development and reduce youth substance use and suicide risk.

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