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October 18, 2019:


Good Afternoon,

Thank you for helping us recognize October as Substance Misuse Prevention Month.  There is a LOT going on from today right up through the end of the month! All really good stuff we want you to be aware of and be able to participate in. We have links to prevention, treatment and recovery supports, services and events.  Please check them out and share them. Thank you as always for your support and help as we support our youth and community. Below are the bullets with full details below:Enjoy your weekend, and please, if you know of anyone in need of support, resources, or connections to help please have them visit www.rcfy.org, contact our office, call 211 or SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357). 

Celeste Clark, Executive Director
Raymond Coalition For Youth    www.rcfy.org         Facebook            YouTube
4 Epping St, Raymond, NH  03077
603 895-7061       cclark@rcfy.org

 
More Than Sad: A Youth Suicide Prevention Program - HAPPENING TONIGHT! Together with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Austin 17 House, and the UNH Cooperative Extension is coordinating a More than Sad suicide prevention program on October 18th from 6 to 8pm for concerned community members 18 and older. The critical issue of youth suicide and depression will be discussed and available resources will be shared.  This is a free event, food will be provided, and registration is required.  Please click on the image below to register: 
 
Join in with the "Ghoul Scouts" for some FREE Halloween Family Fun, tomorrow, October 19th, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Riverside Park here in Raymond. 
 

This week is Red Ribbon Week: 10/23 - 10/31. SO, the schools will be doing Red Ribbon Week themes and activities from 10/21 to 10/25.  This is a week to raise awareness about the importance of living a drug-free lifestyle.  Wearing a red ribbon can help start a conversation or be a great reminder that our youth are always listening and watching what adults do.  This is a great week to be a good role model and promote healthy behaviors.

This year's theme that the students came up with is "COURAGE". Courage applies to prevention in many ways - the courage to speak up, the courage to say "no", the courage to live drug-free...and more. We have some special bracelets to hand out to students to show their courage and raise awareness about Red Ribbon Week. (We are also looking for volunteers to help us pass the bracelets out! Please contact Christine at 895-7062 or cbostaph@rcfy.org to sign up!)

We are very proud of our very own Raymond High School Youth Action member Alex Cooney, who received a 2019 Youth Leader and Advocate award from the New England DEA this morning. Alex is an outstanding leader with his peers, and not only is willing to have the conversations that are needed but takes action and is making a positive difference in our community, and our state. We were honored to attend the First Annual Red Ribbon Ceremony and Recognition Event - "Bridging the Gap - Enhancing Public Health/Public Safety Partnerships" this past Tuesday morning with members of the DEA Educational FoundationNH State Liquor EnforcementThe Red Ribbon CampaignNew England HIDTA Recovery Friendly NH and #DEA360 in attendance. 


 

At this event, Jon DeLena, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of DEA New England, spoke about a very important problem we face in our country. Please take the time to watch this, it's very powerful. It's short, only just over 3 minutes long. Please feel free to share as well, as we need to talk with our friends, our families, our children, and our town, about this issue so that we can work together and help solve this problem. 
Red Ribbon Week Activities:
 
We are grateful to the Raymond School District and Raymond Schools, businesses and community partners for their commitment and involvement in promoting Prevention. 

Lamprey River Elementary School is hosting an Anti-Bullying presentation on Monday, October 21st. LRES students and their parents are encouraged to attend. 

Raymond High School Themes - RHS started morning announcements today, and here is what students and staff will be hearing first thing in the morning all week:

We are giving out T-Shirts at all 3 schools again - stay tuned for pictures!  Feel free to share your own pictures on social media with hashtags #RCFY #RCFYRocks #RedRibbonWeek and #DrugFreeRaymond to help share your commitment to our local efforts! 
 
On 10/26, join us at Walgreens in Raymond from 10 am to 2 pm, to dispose of prescription medication safely, keeping our youth, pets, community and water supply safe. This includes packaged needles and NOW vaping devices (batteries must be removed!).  We collected 350 lbs.(!!!)  of medication at our last event in April 2019, and it was all properly disposed of. Help us continue our record-breaking streak!


Halloween Fun:
 
Join Raymond Recreation for the 32nd Annual Halloween Party. The party will be held on Saturday, October 26 from 5 to 7 pm in Raymond High School gym. They have fun games, costume parades with prizes and a haunted house. Want to volunteer? Call 895-7031.
 


Town-wide trick or treating is happening on Thursday, October 31st, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please be safe and if you're out and about please watch for trick-or-treaters walking door to door. 
"The New Hampshire state rate for past month marijuana usage for 12 to 17 year olds is the fifth highest in the country, and the state rate for 18 to 25 year olds is the eighth highest in the country (NSDUH).”

Are you concerned about this? Join with Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) NH Chapter, on October 31st from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., for this summit guaranteed to help give you the tools and facts that you need in order to make your voice heard to protect the safety of our youth and communities. 

The Raymond Coalition For Youth empowers the community to promote positive youth development and
reduce youth substance use, and suicide risk. 



You are invited to join us at our next 
Raymond Coalition For Youth monthly meeting:

November 14, 2019:  9 - 10:30 am
Raymond Baptist Church

Thank you to Hannaford for Muffins and coffee available!
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Donate here, 100% of your donation goes directly to RCFY programming that directly impacts our community.
Raymond Coalition for Youth Board of Directors:
Ali Bousquin, Chair; Family Ministries Coordinator, Bethany Church
Mark Hassenpflug, Vice-Chair; Retired - Banking/Non-profit 
Carrie Chooljian, Secretary; Lamprey Health Care; Care Manager
Patrick Arsenault, Treasurer; Director, Raymond 21st Century LEAP Program
Dustin Ramey, Development Director; Edward Jones Financial Manager
Cutler Brown, Veteran, Retired - Business
Tricia Wentworth, Teacher

Raymond Coalition for Youth Staff:
Celeste Clark - Executive Director 
Pam Turcotte - Finance Coordinator 
Christine Bostaph - Program Coordinator
Kathy Pouliot - Communications/ IT Coordinator

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October 8, 2019:

Good evening,
We have finally caught our breath after a very full schedule these past few weeks leading up to our 7th Annual Prevention Summit this past Friday, and wanted to give you a recap!  We are very fortunate to have Sponsors, Volunteers, Youth, and many Community Partners that worked hard to make this event a success. Please peruse the presspictures, and videos -  feel free to tag pictures you are in, share with our social tags #RCFY #RCFYRocks and #DrugFreeRaymond. Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel, and give our videos some thumbs up!  All of these actions help us with determining our reach and impact here and beyond Raymond. Thank you. 

Remember - this Thursday is our October monthly meeting at Raymond Baptist Church. Bring a friend and start the day off with great people and great conversation, and be a part of our plans and programming.

Enjoy your week, and please, if you know of anyone in need of support, resources, or connections to help please have them visit www.rcfy.org, contact our office, call 211 or SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

Sincerely,

Celeste Clark, Executive Director
Raymond Coalition For Youth
www.rcfy.org    Facebook    YouTube

4 Epping St, Raymond, NH  03077

603-895-7061  cclark@rcfy.org

Read the full press release for our 7th Annual Prevention Summit on our website:



Check out our amazing speakers and Youth Action Presentation
on our YouTube Channel!

Thank you to these sponsors for this year's Prevention Summit. Learn more about them on our website and our Facebook page.
Exeter HospitalIC Reed & SonsPeople's United BankEdward Jones - Financial Advisor: Dustin R. RameyRaymond Area Rotary Club (NH, USA)FarnumLamprey Health CarePetra Paving, Inc.Well Sense Health PlanGranite State SpecialtiesElliot Hospital and Health SystemGranite Recovery CentersEpping General DentistryLions of MD44 - NHAce Ben Franklin, and Hampshire Family Dental.
We are extremely grateful to Kate at LilyJack Photography for her excellent photography services today! 
Read the Raymond Area News Article, and many thanks to Cheryl Killam!
Watch this quick snippet of the excellent stress-relieving exercise led by our Keynote speaker, Christine McNulty Grant.
We are very grateful to Raymond Community Television for recording the entire presentation so that anyone can view it on-demand, anytime!
Our next #RCFY meeting is this Thursday, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. at Raymond Baptist Church. Hope to see you there. Free muffins, thank you Hannaford Supermarkets, and coffee. Great information, great people, stop by and check it out. Learn about and be a part of the events and programs we have coming up this month, and beyond!

The Raymond Coalition For Youth empowers the community to promote positive youth development and
reduce youth substance use, and suicide risk.


Upcoming Meetings:
October 10, November 14, December 12


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Contact Us

Donate here, 100% of your donation goes directly to RCFY programming that directly impacts our community.
Raymond Coalition for Youth Board of Directors:
Ali Bousquin, Chair; Family Ministries Coordinator, Bethany Church
Mark Hassenpflug, Vice-Chair; Retired - Banking/Nonprofit
Carrie Chooljian, Secretary; Lamprey Health Care; Care Manager
Patrick Arsenault, Treasurer; Director, Raymond 21st Century LEAP Program
Dustin Ramey, Development Director; Edward Jones Financial Manager
Cutler Brown, Veteran, Retired - Business
Tricia Wentworth, Teacher

Raymond Coalition for Youth Staff:
Celeste Clark - Executive Director 
Pam Turcotte - Finance Coordinator 
Christine Bostaph - Program Coordinator
Kathy Pouliot - Communications/ IT Coordinator

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October 2, 2019:


Dear RCFY Supporter,

I am excited to announce that the Raymond Coalition For Youth is entering into our last year of funding for our Drug-Free Community Grant. This grant has allowed us to build relationships and partnerships that extend far beyond the boundaries of the community of Raymond. This helps to bring resources, ideas, and support into our community to serve those in need and raise awareness of the many issues our youth and families face daily.  

We want to thank each and every person who is involved in RCFY and supports Promoting Positive Healthy Choices for Youth. It is essential to note that if you share your time, your talent, or your resources to be a part of RCFY, you are making a difference, and you are appreciated.

As the African proverb explains. "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." The success of RCFY is wrapped in this, and we continue on and plug away, and we are creating positive change and positive, healthy young people. Thank you.

Here are some quick links to information in this newsletter: 
Enjoy your week, and please, if you know of anyone in need of support, resources, or connections to help please have them visit www.rcfy.org, contact our office, call 211 or SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Sincerely,

Celeste Clark, Executive Director
Raymond Coalition For Youth
www.rcfy.org    Facebook    YouTube

4 Epping St, Raymond, NH  03077

603-895-7061  cclark@rcfy.org

Are you ready to raffle? 


We have an exclusive and time-sensitive fundraising opportunity thanks to a generous donation from a community member.  One lucky winner will win a pair of tickets to the 10/10 Patriots vs. Giants game. We have 50 raffle tickets available and they are $50 each. All proceeds benefit the mission and programming of RCFY. 
  • Tickets are available online through this Thursday, October 3rd.
  • Tickets are available in person through this Friday, October 4th.
  • We will be drawing the winning raffle ticket later in the day on Friday, October 4th. 
Contact us directly or visit our website. Call 895-7061 or 895-7062, email cbostaph@rcfy.org, or info@rcfy.org, or visit our website to purchase online. There is a small fee for online purchases to help us cover our merchant fees. 
Our RCFY High School Youth Action members are preparing for our Prevention Summit on Friday, and a strong message for adults to hear about what causes teen stress.
It was an honor to represent Raymond at a NH delegation meeting yesterday, to talk about the positive impact of our Drug-Free Community Grant. It has connected state and federal resources to our small local community. Thank you to everyone who supports and is a part of the work. With ONDCP Office of National Drug Control Policy Director and New England HIDTA High Intensity Drug Traffic Area Director.
Red Ribbon Week is October 23-31st


COURAGE is the theme of Red Ribbon Week!  More details to come.  The Courage to talk to your kids, the Courage to say 'no' to unhealthy choices, the Courage to learn more, etc.

Talking to your child about drugs and alcohol can seem scary and make you uncomfortable. Trust us, they are just as scared but also curious, and the info you will want them to have should come from you, not an internet search or friends who might guess or learn from what they hear on the radio, movies or internet, themselves. Visit our Parents & Family Toolkit at www.rcfy.org.
Got Drugs?
Mark your Calendars and use this Fall Clean Up opportunity to get medications disposed of properly, protecting our youth, our community, and our environment. 
Addiction 101: Understand the Basics of addiction in 20 minutes:  Today, Addiction Policy Forum is excited to launch Addiction 101, an online course breaking down the basics of addiction. The free course breaks down the science of addiction, including how it affects the brain, why some people are more susceptible to developing an addiction, and how addiction can be prevented and treated. Start your learning journey today.
"Other Drugs" - Important updates & information available online: 

We talk a lot about alcohol, vaping, marijuana and tobacco. There are other drugs that are being used and are accessible that it's important to be educated about and aware of.  Have you heard about Kratom? 

The Raymond Coalition For Youth empowers the community to promote positive youth development and
reduce youth substance use, and suicide risk.


Upcoming Meetings:
October 10, November 14, December 12


Connect with our Community Events Calendar
Contact Us

Donate here, 100% of your donation goes directly to RCFY programming that directly impacts our community.
Raymond Coalition for Youth Board of Directors:
Ali Bousquin, Chair; Family Ministries Coordinator, Bethany Church
Greg Sevinsky, Vice Chair; Walmart Distribution Center Manager, Veteran
Carrie Chooljian, Secretary; Lamprey Health Care; Care Manager
Patrick Arsenault, Treasurer; Director, Raymond 21st Century LEAP Program
Dustin Ramey, Development Director; Edward Jones Financial Manager
Cutler Brown, Veteran, Retired - Business
Mark Hassenpflug, Retired - Banking/Non-profit 
Tricia Wentworth, Teacher

Raymond Coalition for Youth Staff:
Celeste Clark - Executive Director 
Pam Turcotte - Finance Coordinator 
Christine Bostaph - Program Coordinator
Kathy Pouliot - Communications/ IT Coordinator

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September 25, 2019:

Good evening!

It’s kick-off time for a very exciting raffle to support the Raymond Coalition For Youth, thanks to a very generous RCFY supporter.  

We are raffling off chances to win a pair of tickets to the October 10, 2019, Patriots Game!

This is a Thursday evening game and is just two weeks away! 

Each raffle ticket is $50, and we only have 50 raffle tickets to sell, so we are expecting them to go fast! 

 
October 10, 2019:
New England Patriots vs. The New York Giants

 

Here are the Details: 
  • We have 50 raffle tickets for the October 10th Patriots game - they will sell fast!
  • One winner wins one pair of tickets!
  • Raffle Tickets are $50 each.
  • See the map (below) of Gillette Stadium that shows where the seats are located.
  • Checks may be made out to RCFY.
  • There is a $5 per order fee online, to cover RCFY merchant fees.
  • The drawing will be held on Friday, October 4th. 


 
Orders in person with cash or checks are accepted up until Friday, October 4th. 

Orders 
online at www.rcfy.org/raffle are accepted up until Thursday, October 3rd.

To purchase tickets directly - contact Christine at (603) 895-7062, or 
cbostaph@rcfy.org

All funds raised support the mission and programming of the Raymond Coalition For Youth.  As always, we thank you for your support!  Good luck!
 
TEAM RCFY
Raymond Coalition For Youth    
www.rcfy.org         Facebook            YouTube
4 Epping St, Raymond, NH  03077
 
The Raymond Coalition For Youth empowers the community to promote positive youth development and reduce youth substance use, and suicide risk.
Copyright © 2019 Raymond Coalition For Youth, All rights reserved.



September 13, 2019:

Happy Friday!
 
Can I ask for a moment or two of your time, please?

It’s that time of the year to check in with our Raymond Coalition For Youth members and gather some important information to help to keep us moving forward in a positive direction, supporting our community.
 
This is the link that will take you to the anonymous survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6FN33R6
 
If you can share it in your network and our community that would be appreciated too.  This will help us get a wide audience of people that are beyond our usual reach and important for us to hear from. 
 
Please know how much we appreciate your time and I hope you have an amazing weekend,
 
Celeste Clark, Executive Director
Raymond Coalition For Youth    
www.rcfy.org         Facebook            YouTube
4 Epping St, Raymond, NH  03077
603 895-7061       cclark@rcfy.org
 
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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August 29, 2019:


Hello,

As the new school year is upon us, and we say goodbye to summer vacation, we are looking back at what a great summer we had and so thankful to so many who participated Alan tear their time, and worked hard to make so many great events happen! Here are some links to scan through if you don’t have time to read the whole newsletter.

We hope you have an enjoyable Labor Day weekend and feel refreshed and renewed for the new week ahead. 

 Sincerely, 
 Team RCFY
 
Please, if you know of anyone in need of support, resources, or connections to help please have them visit www.rcfy.org, contact our office, call 211 or SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
We are so grateful for everything that Tim Carta did for RCFY this summer. Our Rock Quest and Summer Series would not have happened if not for him joining our team and sharing his energy, ideas, and love for our community. We wish him well as he heads off to college.
Thanks to these amazing Youth Action volunteers of past, present, and future, for their hard work during our Summer Series, 2019!

Congratulations to our RCFY Rock Quest winners!  Addison, Alivia, and Gianna. We had 127 entries made by 27 participants!  Thank you to Raymond Area News to O'Neil CinemasTuckaway Tavern & Butchery, as well as Pizza By George for their generous donations of gift cards as prizes for this contest. We thank these local businesses for supporting healthy, fun family activities this summer!  In case you missed it, watch the video announcement of the winners. 

Thanks to all who participated in National Night Out including the Raymond Police DepartmentNew Life ChurchHavenRaymond Recreation, as well as our amazing Youth volunteers!

ATTENTION: As of September, the Raymond chapter of the Hope for Families Support group is merging with the Exeter group.  

For more info contact: keephopealive603@gmail.com, or call (603) 731-4227 / (603) 731-1523.



Stress! We hear about it all the time and as adults feel very overwhelmed some times. Hats off to this teacher for helping her students identify their stress and more importantly make sure they know they are not alone. "I asked them to write down on a piece of paper what was bothering them, what was heavy on their heart, what was hurting them, etc. No names were to be on a paper. They wadded the paper up, and threw it across the room." Read the full article...
 

An Overdose Awareness Vigil is set for TONIGHT, Thursday, Aug. 29, at MacGregor Park, East Broadway, from 7 to 9 p.m. Help spotlight awareness to addiction while honoring the faces and families of those battling the disease. #breakthestigma #recovery #support #mentalhealth
The Raymond Coalition For Youth empowers the community to promote positive youth development and
reduce youth substance use, and suicide risk. 
At our September monthly networking meeting, we will be discussing the new, 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey data. Please join us for this important discussion!
2019 Meetings:
September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12


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Donate here, 100% of your donation goes directly to RCFY programming that directly impacts our community.
Raymond Coalition for Youth Board of Directors:
Ali Bousquin, Chair; Family Ministries Coordinator, Bethany Church
Greg Sevinsky, Vice Chair; Walmart Distribution Center Manager, Veteran
Carrie Chooljian, Secretary; Lamprey Health Care; Care Manager
Patrick Arsenault, Treasurer; Director, Raymond 21st Century LEAP Program
Dustin Ramey, Development Director; Edward Jones Financial Manager
Cutler Brown, Veteran, Retired - Business
Mark Hassenpflug, Retired - Banking/Non-profit 
Tricia Wentworth, Teacher

Raymond Coalition for Youth Staff:
Celeste Clark - Executive Director 
Pam Turcotte - Finance Coordinator 
Christine Bostaph - Program Coordinator
Kathy Pouliot - Communications/ IT Coordinator

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July 17, 2019:
We hope your summer is in full swing and you are enjoying the beautiful weather, safe celebrations, some exciting adventures and most importantly - taking some time for yourself to recharge you.  

The Raymond Coalition For Youth office has several exciting things that we wanted to share with you with details to each below.   We also have an "Ask", if you can share our Teen Stress survey with the teens in your life, that would be a great help!

Summer is here but prevention doesn't stop.  Thank you to everyone who is a part of the Raymond Coalition For Youth.  Please take a moment to check out the minutes from our July meeting when we collected some thoughts on the value RCFY provides to our community.  It is quite impressive and couldn't be accomplished without the many people who work together to make it happen.  Thank you!

Enjoy the summer and please, if you know of anyone in need of support, resources, or connections to help please have them visit www.rcfy.org, contact our office, or call 211. 

A reminder - our HOPE family support group is tonight, July 17th, 7:00 pm at the Raymond Baptist Church. 
RCFY Rocks! 
Calling all scavenger hunters! We have hidden 10 specially painted rocks featuring our RCFY logo around Raymond! The locations are:  Raymond High School, Raymond Middle School, The Rail Trail, Raymond Middle School, The Town Common, Raymond Elementary School, Cammett Field, and three fun spots at Riverside Park.

Just take a picture with each rock (#1-10 on the back) and text it to (602)500-4484 or upload the picture onto our various social media pages with #RCFY. Every rock found, with a picture submitted, is an entry into a raffle for a chance to win a free $25 Tuckaway Tavern gift card.

Winner will be announced at the end of summer on all our social media accounts. By texting (602)500-4484, you consent to share your pictures on our social media.  Visit our post on Facebook, or you can view the rules on our website here. View our photo album!
 



Summer Fun Series at the Summer Concert series is tomorrow night, July 18th. 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm on the Raymond Town Common.  Please bring the kids and stop by to tie-dye shirts and play a few games.  This event is free and open to the public.  Tomorrow nights band is Scofield Road.  



Community Health Needs Assessment
Exeter Hospital, in collaboration with many community partners, is conducting its 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment. To be thorough in our assessment, we're trying to reach as many people as possible within Rockingham County. Please click on the link below to participate in a brief 5 question survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6LFJ3ZK




 



National Night Out - August 6th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm  
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood friendliness to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

There will be games, prizes, activities, free food provided by Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery Trader Joe's-Bedford, NH and more. We hope you will join us for this great family, friendly event where you can have dinner and meet our amazing men and woman who serve and protect our community each day.
CAN YOU HELP?  Please?  Do you have teens in your life?  We want to give young adults a voice to the stress that they are experiencing. Adults and teens both have pressures that create stress, although it might be for different reasons. What causes young adults stress?  That is a big questions and this is their opportunity to share with us, anonymously.  This information will help guide programming for RCFY when we enter into the fall. 
Thank you for your help, it is appreciated.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZF8M6X3 
** Please note this is for teens and young adults only, not adults.

The Raymond Town Fair was this past weekend and RCFY had a great time interacting with our community supporters and meeting new friends.  These amazing young people did a great job running our booth.  They practiced their people, communication, sales and resource sharing skills interacting with the public.  A special thank you to all of our volunteers who shared their time with RCFY.  
We had a poll at the fair too to see where people stand on marijuana policy in NH.  It is not too late to participate.  Click here to answer our anonymous survey.  Thank you for participating.  Please feel free to share. 

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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NO AUGUST MEETING - SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER

Raymond Coalition for Youth Board of Directors:
Ali Bousquin, Chair; Family Ministries Coordinator, Bethany Church
Greg Sevinsky, Vice Chair; Walmart Distribution Center Manager, Veteran
Carrie Chooljian, Secretary; Lamprey Health Care; Care Manager
Patrick Arsenault, Treasurer; Director, Raymond 21st Century LEAP Program
Dustin Ramey, Development Director; Edward Jones Financial Manager
Cutler Brown, Veteran, Retired - Business
Mark Hassenpflug, Retired - Banking/Non-profit 
Bill Sparks, Veteran, Retired - Business
Tricia Wentworth, Teacher

Raymond Coalition for Youth Staff:
Celeste Clark - Executive Director 
Pam Turcotte - Finance Coordinator 
Christine Bostaph - Program Coordinator
Kathy Pouliot - Communications/ IT Coordinator
Tim Carta - Youth Intern

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July 3, 2019:

Happy 4th - Safe Summer Celebrations
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Happy July!
 
As we approach the holiday, we wanted to wish everyone a very Happy 4th of July, as well as provide some useful and FUN information to help you ENJOY summer safely and to keep Prevention in mind. 

The Raymond Coalition for Youth is all about Promoting Positive Healthy Choices for Youth (and Families).  We live, work and play in a beautiful state, let’s get out and enjoy it. Doing so, we create memories that will last a lifetime.  
Prevention is an ongoing process that we need to stay actively involved in. Start talking early and often - young people listen. The overall health and well-being of our young people are of concern.  We hope that by raising awareness about youth substance use/misuse and working together, we will have an impact and reduce the risk and consequences associated with these dangerous behaviors.
 
How can we work together?  We need your help!  We hope you will join us by keeping the conversation going to address factors that contribute to youth substance use:
  • Share your voice and your concern that you perceive it as wrong for adults (anyone over the age of 21) to provide alcohol to a minor (anyone under the age of 21). This is known as the NH Party Host Liability Law
  • Reminder:  Marijuana is illegal in the state of NH - visit our website to learn more.
  • Vaping is dangerous for young people, highly addictive and causes many health problems: 
  • Provide a safe, friendly and inviting environment for young adults to enjoy themselves and promote substance-free fun.  Encourage other adults to do the same.
    • Make choices that are more interesting and substance-free.
    • Get artistic – express yourself through music, painting, writing, etc.
    • Take up a sport – It’s a great way to have fun and build a strong body.
    • Join a club or a group – get together with people at school or in your community who share your interests.
    • Volunteer – Help brighten the lives of others. (Volunteer with RCFY! We have openings for the Town Fair July 12, 13 and 14, and we would love to have you on our team - Contact us!)
    • Exercise your mind – learn more about topics that interest you.
  • Talk about the risks associated with underage drinking and substance use/misuse – vehicle accidents, unwanted sexual activity, possible pregnancy, physical assaults, alcohol poisoning, addiction.
  • Utilize and share the resources of our Raymond Police Department to protect your home and your young adult when you are away on vacation. 
  • Report to the Raymond Police Department when you hear about the possibility of a party, where alcohol or other drugs could be provided to a minor, taking place: (603) 895-4747.  If the party hasn't happened yet, they can try to prevent it from happening - if it is happening, you could potentially save a life!  This can be done anonymously.  
  • Visit our RCFY website for resources from A to Z!
We thank you for your continued support of RCFY and especially the youth and young adults of Raymond.  You are a community CHAMPION and we appreciate your involvement and making a difference!
 
**Please note, we are out of the office now until Monday, July 8th.  Have a wonderful and safe 4th of July! 
 
Sincerely,
The RCFY Team


The Raymond Coalition For Youth empowers the community
to promote positive youth development and
reduce youth substance use, and suicide risk. 


You are invited to join us at our next 
Raymond Coalition For Youth monthly meeting:


July 11, 2019:  9 - 10:30 am
Raymond Baptist Church

Get Fired Up! - Group Interactive Activity
Thank you to Hannaford for muffins and coffee available

2019 Meetings:
No August Meeting - Enjoy your summer!
September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12


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Raymond Coalition for Youth Board of Directors:
Ali Bousquin, Chair; Family Ministries Coordinator, Bethany Church
Greg Sevinsky, Vice Chair; Walmart Distribution Center Manager, Veteran
Carrie Chooljian, Secretary; Lamprey Health Care; Care Manager
Patrick Arsenault, Treasurer; Director, Raymond 21st Century LEAP Program
Dustin Ramey, Development Director; Edward Jones Financial Manager
Cutler Brown, Veteran, Retired - Business
Mark Hassenpflug, Retired - Banking/Non-profit 
Bill Sparks, Veteran, Retired - Business
Tricia Wentworth, Teacher

Raymond Coalition for Youth Staff:
Celeste Clark - Executive Director 
Pam Turcotte - Finance Coordinator 
Christine Bostaph - Program Coordinator
Kathy Pouliot - Communications/ IT Coordinator
Tim Carta - Youth Intern
 
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June 27, 2019:

The Office of National Drug Control Policy and Director Jim Carroll of Washington DC visited NH today.  A select few Drug-Free Community grant programs were invited to Governor Sununu's office to highlight the work they are accomplishing in their communities.  

We are excited to announce that the Raymond Coalition For Youth (RCFY) is one of the coalitions that was recognized.  RCFY Executive Director Celeste Clark was honored to represent the great work of everyone who is involved with RCFY and makes RCFY the amazing success it is.

Director Carroll asked Celeste to share an example of why our work at RCFY is so important.

RCFY has been around since 2002 and is in our ninth year of DFC funding.  In that time we have built a strong foundation of prevention partners working together.  This is important because Raymond is a rural community without big city resources, opportunities or services and one of our jobs has been to learn about and bring knowledge and access to these to our community. 

This knowledge comes in handy when community members, youth and parents have questions about current drug or alcohol issues and most recently the growing concerns about vaping and the use of marijuana in these vape devices.  

Just recently a citizen came in who was desperately looking for family help as a member of the family is in active substance misuse.  This person was assured that the RCFY office was a safe place to have a conversation and then was given an RCFY resource guide, a flyer to connect their loved one to help at the Farnum Center in Manchester, information on our HOPE family support group that runs on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month with a business card to call the facilitator for a private call first if needed, and the state's 211 number to access The Doorway

Most importantly, this person was given HOPE, that they were not alone, our community supported them, and they could come back or call at any time. 

Not every town is fortunate enough to have a coalition located in their town hall with access to these much-needed services.  This is just one of the values that RCFY provides to our community. (A full list is below.)

On a happier note, Celeste shared about our amazing Operation Raymond Clean Up event that took place in May.  It was a day of connections, pride, and awareness.  Our schools, town offices, youth, businesses, and communities members all participated.  Each group was able to see the other volunteering their time and giving back to the community they live, work and play in.  It was a huge success and took everyone working together to achieve.  

David Mara, Governors Sununu's Advisor on Addiction and Behavioral Health commented that both Celeste and Deb Naro of the CADY Coalition in Plymouth, NH, "Have been screaming in the forest for years trying to get people to listen about the dangers of drugs and alcohol and the impacts they have....., but you didn't give up," and it speaks to how successful each coalition is.

The four other DFC programs that were recognized this morning were the CADY Coalition of Plymouth, Nashua Cares Coalition, Dover Youth 2 Youth and CAST of Milford, each in different years, or graduates, of the DFC program.  It is important to note the partnership that we have with each of them as it is in sharing of resources and ideas that we are able to learn and grow ourselves in Raymond.  

"We are very fortunate in our community to have so many people who understand the value of working together to support our youth, families, and community.  Partners and volunteers show up at the table and want to be a part of something so much bigger than just themselves or their organization.  They understand that when we work together we have a bigger impact, reach more people and help save lives.  It's pretty awesome." 
                          ~ Celeste Clark, Director Raymond Coalition For Youth



Here is an "almost complete" list (as we are sure we are missing some) of services, activities, and opportunities that RCFY has or is a part of:

Things RCFY Provides:

Things RCFY Does:


Raymond Coalition for Youth Champion - A person who publicly Supports, Promotes and Advocates for the Raymond Coalition for Youth with their:

  • Community Members
  • Family Members

  • Business Associates

  • Friends

  • Young People they know

  • Connections! To help ensure the longevity of RCFY

Learn More! Get involved! Help Make a Difference!


RCFY Members:


RCFY Board Members are part of the team that governs RCFY as a nonprofit 501C3.  If you are interested in learning more and fit the following criteria please contact our office.

  • Champion for Cause

  • Sustainability for RCFY:

  • Oversight of Executive Director

  • Strategic Business-Minded Professionals


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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Raymond Coalition for Youth Board of Directors:

Ali Bousquin, Chair; Family Ministries Coordinator, Bethany Church
Greg Sevinsky, Vice Chair; Walmart Distribution Center Manager, Veteran
Carrie Chooljian, Secretary; Lamprey Health Care; Care Manager
Patrick Arsenault, Treasurer; Director, Raymond 21st Century LEAP Program
Dustin Ramey, Development Director; Edward Jones Financial Manager
Cutler Brown, Veteran, Retired - Business
Mark Hassenpflug, Retired - Banking/Non-profit 
Bill Sparks, Veteran, Retired - Business
Tricia Wentworth, Teacher

Raymond Coalition for Youth Staff:

Celeste Clark - Executive Director 
Pam Turcotte - Finance Coordinator 
Christine Bostaph - Program Coordinator
Kathy Pouliot - Communications/ IT Coordinator
Tim Carta - Youth Intern

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June 6, 2019:

Raymond Recreation Needs You!

It's time again for the annual
Raymond Grad Night
Chem-Free After Party!

The Raymond Coalition For Youth wants to let you know about this amazing event that our partners at the Raymond Recreation Department offer each year for graduating seniors and a guest.  The event is an opportunity for them to celebrate a very exciting night, having a great time without the need for any mind altering substance, with safe and supportive adults. 
This year the event is on Friday, June 14th and aims to provide a safe, substance-free opportunity for teens to enjoy the rest of their evening and overnight.

Last year approximately 120 students participated! We are hoping for a similar number this year but cannot offer this event without the help of our wonderful VOLUNTEERS!
 Interesteihelping?
Volunteer opportunities! 
 
Chaperone 9:00pm - 6:00 am: 
Help monitor activities and safety
 

Set up 8:30pm - 10:30 pm:
Help with setting up tables:
serving pizza and drinks, handing out t-shirts.

We are hoping to get parents or volunteers to donate a large pizza or two to hand out to the hungry graduates at the HS before loading the bus for the night. 
 
Provide baked goods for the kids to enjoy
throughout the evening! 

Or
Donate pizzas or water for
our check-in time.
For more information or to volunteer in one of these ways,
contact Tammy Reardon at
treardon@raymondnh.gov
or 603-895-7030
This event would not be possible
without your help!
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May 20, 2019:

Prevention Week Done Well

Taking Pride in Raymond Sweeps through the Town 

"People were thanking us, and that made me feel really good." A strong comment from a Raymond High school student on Wednesday.  Self-pride, community pride, involvement, appreciation, and connections are all some of the reasons why the Raymond Coalition For Youth's Operation Raymond Clean Up event, in its fifteenth year, is so important.  In one day, twelve hundred pounds of trash was collected and properly disposed of. 

Read the full press release, and check out pictures of this great community event! 

If you are interested in participating in Operation Raymond Clean Up in your neighborhood, you are not too late!  Please contact our office for supplies (T-shirts, bags, gloves, signs).  Thank you!

Fine Fettle Fate Fair at Raymond High School, Friday May 17th

Our Raymond High School Youth Action students organized the second annual Fine Fettle Fate Fair. Perfect timing as it was the same day as Prom, and there were 18 vendors present to provide safety and awareness information regarding health, wellness, and beyond. 
Check out more great pictures!  Feel free to like, tag and share!
Tuesday, May 21st, Chief Justice Broderick talks about his family story of mental illness, from 3:30 - 4:30 pm at the Ellis School, 432 Main Street in Fremont. This is a part of Dartmouth-Hitchcock's R.E.A.C.T. Mental Health Awareness Campaign.  Don't miss this opportunity!  Everyone is welcome. May is #mentalhealthawarenessmonth and this is something everyone should hear. #KnowtheFiveSigns.  Thanks to SAU 83 for hosting!  Read on at https://www.sau33.com/domain/295 for further information.
 



HB 481 to commercialize marijuana -
Update from our partners at New Futures

 
This week, lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 5-0 to recommend that HB 481, the irresponsible marijuana commercialization bill, be re-referred back to committee.  If this recommendation passes, the bill will continue to be studied until January 2020, so commercialization will not pass this legislative session.  This is great news for our youth and communities!

Now, the full Senate will vote on whether or not to agree with the recommendation.  Senators on the committee listened to the dozens of Granite Staters who spoke about HB 481 and wrote opinion pieces like this one and this one.  We can't stop now!  Please call your Senator this week.  Click here for everything you need!
 



 
If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline '1-800-273-TALK (8255)'. RCFY has staff trained by NAMI New Hampshire to provide Connect® Suicide Prevention and Response Trainings. Visit our website rcfy.org anytime for resources. Raymond is a community of Hope!
 

Monthly Community Networking and information Sharing Meeting

 
You are invited to join us at our next 
Raymond Coalition For Youth monthly meeting:

June 13, 2019:  9 - 10:30 am
Raymond Baptist Church


June Meeting Presentation – Syringe Service Programs: Reducing Drug Related Harms - Kerry Nolte, Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of New Hampshire, Chair of the New Hampshire Harm Reduction Coalition (NHHRC).
 
Thank you to Hannaford for muffins and coffee available!

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Raymond Coalition For Youth    
www.rcfy.org     Facebook     YouTube
4 Epping St, Raymond, NH  03077
(603) 895-7061
cclark@rcfy.org
 
The Raymond Coalition For Youth empowers the community to promote positive youth development and
reduce youth substance use, and suicide risk. 
Visit our Website
Donate here: 94% of your donation goes directly to programming

Raymond Coalition for Youth Board of Directors:
Ali Bousquin, Chair; Family Ministries Coordinator, Bethany Church
Greg Sevinsky, Vice Chair; Walmart Distribution Center Manager, Veteran
Carrie Chooljian, Secretary; Lamprey Health Care; Care Manager
Patrick Arsenault, Treasurer; Director, Raymond 21st Century LEAP Program
Dustin Ramey, Development Director; Edward Jones Financial Manager
Cutler Brown, Veteran, Retired - Business
Mark Hassenpflug, Retired - Banking/Non-profit 
Bill Sparks, Veteran, Retired - Business
Tricia Wentworth, Teacher

Raymond Coalition for Youth Staff:
Celeste Clark - Executive Director 
Pam Turcotte - Finance Coordinator 
Christine Bostaph - Program Coordinator
Kathy Pouliot - Communications/ IT Coordinator
Savannah Cooney - Youth Intern


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May 3, 2019:

Are you sick of hearing "Is it really May, already?"

The weather is not cooperating and we want to make sure you know that we have a RAIN DATE for our community-wide Operation Raymond Clean Up day.  See below or click here.   Our t-shirts and yard signs are in and a BIG Thank You to all of the groups that have already started cleaning.  Check out the great pictures here that are coming in.

Our next Raymond Coalition For Youth monthly networking meeting is next Thursday, May 9th.  Details and speaker info is below or click here.

Marijuana in NH!  HB 481 to legalize marijuana is being heard in Concord, Tuesday, May 7th, 9:00 am at the State House, Room 100.  This is the second hearing.  The first had a strong showing from the "prevention community."  This bill is bad for NH for many reasons.  Learn more about the impacts of Marijuana here.  If you are able to attend this hearing your presence will be important and noted.  If you are able to share your voice or thoughts in e-mail or letters, that would be important too.  Please see the press coverage this generated last week below.  If you have any questions regarding this issue please feel free to contact our office.

Exeter Hospital would like to hear from you!  Please consider helping them with their community health assessment survey.  More details below or you can click here.

Our High School RCFY Youth Action Students created a great video here.
Our Middle School RCFY Youth Action Students are working on their video for the Granite Youth Alliance Film Festival.  Here is a clip of filming day.  More to come with the final video. 
A special thanks to our Board of Directors member Dr. John Schermerhorn, who has resigned from our board of directors to enjoy his retirement and time with his wife.  We appreciate his time and dedication to RCFY and everything he has accomplished in his career.  He has made a tremendous positive impact on many lives.  We appreciate the time he shared with RCFY as a board member, working with us at Project Safeguard, and speaking in our school health classes and at assemblies.  John will be missed but always remembered.


 
DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day


Thank YOU to everyone who participated in the DEA Take Back event on Saturday. Raymond collected 350 POUNDS of medication!!! This weighs just as much as a black bear and is just as deadly, when not disposed of properly. Raymond collected the 5th highest amount of medication in the state!   Raymond NH Police DepartmentRaymond Fire DepartmentWalmart DC 6030WMUR-TV
 


Operation Raymond Clean up #TakePrideInRaymond 

You are invited to join the Raymond Coalition for Youth as we Take Pride in Raymond and do some spring cleaning in the community!  There are many options to fit your schedule now through May 11th.  RAIN DATE!  *Please note:  Town and Riverside Park Clean Up Days are rescheduled from May 3rd & 4th to May 10th & 11th. Click the picture to view our updated flyer, etc. Please contact us with any questions.
Project Safeguard - Prevention & Awareness in Action!

A very BIG THANK YOU to everyone who helped to make our 15th Annual Project Safeguard a success, held on April 19th, 2019, at Iber Holmes Gove Middle School.  This year's event incorporated 7th and 8th grade classes, students and parents/guardians, due to last year's event being canceled.  We had sixteen different presentations from our amazing RCFY partners who helped make this day possible.  Visit our website to view videos from our speakers.  Visit our photo album on Facebook!  

Thank you to Exeter Hospital, whose generous
sponsorship covered all costs for this event!

 

Highlights from Project Safeguard
 

Zach Brewster from Teen Challenge, NH, shares his personal story of addiction and recovery.  This was very powerful and the students had a lot of meaningful questions.  (Click on the picture to view)

In addition to Zach, we also have video clips from our Keynote Speaker, Raymond Police Lt. Chad Shevlin, DEA Agent Jon Delena and RCFY Director Celeste Clark.  All of these can be viewed on our YouTube page by clicking here.



 
May is #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth. One in five adults in the U.S. lives with a mental health condition. For immediate crisis assistance throughout NH, please call 2-1-1. Crisis Text Line is available 24/7 - Text "NAMI" to 741741. If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline '1-800-273-TALK (8255)'. RCFY has staff trained by NAMI New Hampshire to provide Connect® Suicide Prevention and Response Trainings. Visit our website rcfy.org anytime for resources. Raymond is a community of Hope!
 

Monthly Community Networking and information Sharing Meeting

 
You are invited to join us at our next 
Raymond Coalition For Youth monthly meeting:

May 9, 2019:  9 - 10:30 am
Raymond Baptist Church

Our guest speaker will be Sandi Coyle, Director of Boost Outdoors. Boost Outdoors tailors outdoor adventure programs for groups of all ages and abilities.  Their specialty is designing appropriately challenging experiences designed to Build and Boost confidence, learning, self-efficacy, social connectedness, and well-being.  Many of their guides are individuals in recovery from addiction, so they compliment their work through personal lived experience in translating what they learn from the outdoors and applying it to meet the challenges of daily life. 

Thank you to Hannaford for muffins and coffee available!
2019 Community Health Needs Assessment
Exeter Hospital, in collaboration with many community partners, is conducting its 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment. We're trying to reach as many people as possible within Rockingham County to complete a thorough assessment.

Please click on this link to participate in a brief 5 question survey.
 
Please see the links below for press coverage of April 23rd Marijuana HB 481 hearing:
Connect with our Community Events Calendar
 
Raymond Coalition For Youth    
www.rcfy.org     Facebook     YouTube
4 Epping St, Raymond, NH  03077
(603) 895-7061
cclark@rcfy.org
 
The Raymond Coalition For Youth empowers the community to promote positive youth development and
reduce youth substance use, and suicide risk. 
Visit our Website
Donate here: 94% of your donation goes directly to programming

Raymond Coalition for Youth Board of Directors:
Ali Bousquin, Chair; Family Ministries Coordinator, Bethany Church
Greg Sevinsky, Vice Chair; Walmart Distribution Center Manager, Veteran
Carrie Chooljian, Secretary; Lamprey Health Care; Care Manager
Patrick Arsenault, Treasurer; Director, Raymond 21st Century LEAP Program
Dustin Ramey, Development Director; Edward Jones Financial Manager
Cutler Brown, Veteran, Retired - Business
Mark Hassenpflug, Retired - Banking/Non-profit 
Bill Sparks, Veteran, Retired - Business
Tricia Wentworth, Teacher

Raymond Coalition for Youth Staff:
Celeste Clark - Executive Director 
Pam Turcotte - Finance Coordinator 
Christine Bostaph - Program Coordinator
Kathy Pouliot - Communications/ IT Coordinator
Savannah Cooney - Youth Intern

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April 24, 2019:
National Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday!  Don't miss it!
It's time!

Please take this time to safely dispose of your expired or no longer needed medications for FREE
 
Saturday, April 27th
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
at the
Raymond Police Station
1 Scribner Road



This event is important for so many reasons - 
but the most important is safety!



"When we limit access to a drug we reduce the chance that the drug can be misused by someone that it is not meant for."  



Listen to this WMUR Facebook live video to learn about the importance of disposing of 15,000 pounds of medication in one day.
 

Share our Facebook event with your friends so more people will know about this important day. 

A special thank you to Wal-Mart for donating some amazing prizes for our day.  Everyone who comes will get a ticket to enter our drawing.  We will also have hot dogs, coffee and donuts. 

The Raymond Police Department will have the motorcycle and police cruiser out for kids to explore. 

This is a fun community event to raise awareness to the importance of safe medication disposal and our community working together. 

This event is made possible through the partnerships and collaboration of our Raymond Coalition For Youth partners - DEA, Raymond Police Department, and Wal-Mart.


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April 20, 2019:
420, 4:20 & 4/20   
However you refer to it, 420 is a great excuse to talk about marijuana - prevention.   It’s a pretty good bet that the young people in your life know this slang term is commonly associated with marijuana.

You can just ask them if they heard about 420, and then sit back and listen.  It's a perfect excuse to start a conversation and turn it into a prevention opportunity. 
 
The important part is to have factual information regarding marijuana that you can share as a part of the conversation.  Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation everywhere people look from the Big Marijuana business people looking to make money off of use.  We want to provide you with factual information on the dangers, risks, and potency of this drug.  
 
Make it fun, how many of these six questions can you get correct?  Kids (adults too) like a little challenge to see just how much they know.  This is an eye-opener for people to learn about “today’s marijuana.”  This is an excellent site for information too. 

Make sure they know Marijuana use impairs mental functions in ways that don’t always show physically.  Research has shown impairments in essential mental functions such as Memory, Reflexes, Judgment, Attention, Cognitive skills and Perception.  These impairments can last for weeks after using marijuana.
 
The big question, how can we prevent marijuana use with kids?
  1. Set Rules and Expectations:  Be clear that you are against your child’s use and make sure they are aware of the consequences should they break the rules.
  2. Ask Questions:  Ask your child what they know about drug use in our community and schools. This is the world they live in. 
  3. Discuss Legal Ramifications:  Marijuana in NH – learn more here.
  4. Lead by Example:  If you use marijuana for medical purposes or recreationally, do not use in front of your children. For therapeutic cannabis use, here are some safety guidelines to follow. 
  5. Start Talking and Keep Talking:  Young people need trusted adults to talk to about issues that are important or concerning to them.  Open communication is a proven prevention tool that is free.  A good place to start, the dinner table – all devices off and ask about their day. 
  6. Reduce Access to this drug:  Our NH legislative body is looking at HB 481 to legalize marijuana in NH.  Please take a moment to learn about this and use your voice to make your concerns be heard.  Our Youth Action students made this video to help raise awareness.  Please help them by passing it along to others.
  7. Be informed:  We have included some very helpful and informative sites below in this email that are constantly researching and sharing updated information.  This is information that the media doesn't always share but is important to know.  
Each and every day we are learning more about marijuana.  It is crucial to have updated information and know the impact this drug has on our youth and communities.  Please visit our website often as it is updated regularly.  Below is more information, and visiting our social media sites is an easy way to stay connected and updated.

Adults are already overwhelmed with the news about vaping and "JUULs".  It is vital to point out that our youth are concerned about their peers who are actually vaping marijuana now.  Of even greater concern is that the marijuana concentrates that are used in these devices have very high THC levels usually. 

Please check out at the bottom our other exciting events happening soon:  Operation Raymond Clean Up DEA Medication Take Back event and our 2019 Discount Cards are in!  

As always, we thank you for your continued support and being a part of the community effort that is the Raymond Coalition For Youth.

Have a great weekend,
Celeste Clark, Executive Director
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Teens are asking for adults to support healthy youth and communities. Do you think adults need to listen to their concerns?
Take a look at this message by our Raymond High School Youth Action Students about HB 481.
RESOURCES & MORE INFORMATION
regarding Marijuana

Know! What's New with 420
From our friends at Know! A program of Prevention Action Alliance, just put out a great newsletter that gets you all the facts you need to know about 420. 

Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM)
Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) is an alliance of organizations and individuals dedicated to a health-first approach to marijuana policy. They are professionals working in mental health and public health. They are bipartisan. They are medical doctors, lawmakers, treatment providers, preventionists, teachers, law enforcement officers and others who seek a middle road between incarceration and legalization. Their commonsense, third-way approach to marijuana policy is based on reputable science and sound principles of public health and safety.  Learn more here.

Also, if you are on Twitter, follow Kevin Sabet - Former adviser to 3 US Administrations. Founder/President of SAM. Promoting smart drug policy solutions rooted in public health. Author of Reefer Sanity. His Twitter feed is always up to the minute with information that you will not hear on the evening news. 

The Marijuana Report
This newsletter is a wealth of information about what is happening with Marijuana, and is very up-to-date. Read the latest edition here
Take Back 420
TakeBack 420 is designed to promote awareness, empower youth and inform our communities about the harms of adolescent use. TakeBack 420 is a day to encourage prevention for those who have not used and help those who may have started already to reduce or stop their usage.
SCIENCE SHOWS THE DANGERS OF MARIJUANA USE

Young people who use e-cigarettes are more likely to progress to smoking cigarettes, study finds
Using both e-cigarettes and cigarettes at the same time — called dual use — is a common use pattern among youth. In 2015, 65 percent of youth who had used an e-cigarette in the last 30 days also reported using another tobacco product in the same time frame. Read more here. 
Vaping Marijuana causes increased impairment
Research out of Johns Hopkins University in Maryland found that no matter the amount of THC, those who vaped marijuana reported more powerful effects (than smoking), including serious impairment in their reaction time and overall cognitive abilities. 
Marijuana-related emergency visits on uptick at UMass Memorial
The increase in marijuana-related emergency visits being seen in Massachusetts since marijuana has been legalized there is worth noting, particularly because so little is known about cannabis use and how it will affect peoples’ lives — for instance, in driving.
Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome
A mysterious condition makes marijuana users violently ill, and it reveals a hidden downside to the drug's growing popularity. 
JOIN IN THESE SPRING PREVENTION EFFORTS HERE IN RAYMOND:


Operation Raymond Clean up #TakePrideInRaymond 
There are many options to fit your schedule this year between the dates of April 27th and May 11th.  Click this image to find out more!





 


DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Turn in your no longer needed, expired or over-prescribed medications for FREE.  Click this image to find out more!

Connect with our Community Events Calendar
 
Raymond Coalition For Youth    
www.rcfy.org     Facebook     YouTube
4 Epping St, Raymond, NH  03077
(603) 895-7061
cclark@rcfy.org
 
The Raymond Coalition For Youth empowers the community to promote positive youth development and
reduce youth substance use, and suicide risk. 
Donate here: 94% of your donation goes directly to programming

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April 1, 2019:

Visit our Website
Spring Prevention – Get informed & get involved!
Happy Spring! 

We made it through the winter and hosted an amazingly successful Fundraising Gala, but there is no time to rest.  April is Alcohol Awareness month and we have a lot of great upcoming events and information to share.  Prevention takes all of us working together on many fronts to make a difference.  We appreciate you being an ally to the Raymond Coalition for Youth and helping us to reach others in the community so they are informed and can be a part of our great events, too.
 
Have a great week,
Celeste Clark, Executive Director

Kick Butts Day - Tobacco/vaping

Did you know March 20th was #KickButtsDay? Middle School students and our Youth Action group participated in Grim Reaper activity to raise awareness to the 5 deaths that happen in NH every day related to tobacco use (vaping and JUULING are included in this). 


 
Project Safeguard - Prevention & Awareness

Project Safeguard is happening April 19th, 2019, at Iber Holmes Gove Middle School.  This year's event incorporates 7th and 8th grade classes, students and parents/guardians, due to last year's event being cancelled. Visit our website to register or just look at what a great day we have planned to support our students.  

 
Operation Raymond Clean up #TakePrideInRaymond 

You are invited to join the Raymond Coalition for Youth as we Take Pride in Raymond and do some spring cleaning in the community!  There are many options to fit your schedule between the dates of April 27th and May 11th.  Visit our website for more info or contact our office to get your clean up kit.




 
DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Turn in your no longer needed, expired or over-prescribed medications for FREE.

RAYMOND POLICE DEPARTMENT
April 27, 2019
10:00AM – 2:00PM

Have questions or need additional info?
Contact 895-7061, info@rcfy.org Or visit www.rcfy.org


The Importance of talking to young people about Alcohol and other drugs

Please talk to all of the young people in your life about the impact of experimenting with any drug, including alcohol. It is not just 'those kids' or 'those families'. These two young NH adults had very promising futures in high school but getting mixed up with substances changed that.

Tips for Parents about Prescription Drug Misuse

This video is just over 6 minutes long - very informative and helpful:

Monthly Community Networking and information Sharing Meeting


You are invited to join us at our next 
Raymond Coalition For Youth monthly meeting:

April 11, 2019:  9 - 10:30 am
Raymond Baptist Church

Thank you to Hannaford for muffins and coffee available!
 
Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness month. If you know someone struggling with Alcohol (It is the #1 abused substance) please refer them to The Doorway, the state's new Hub and Spoke system, or have them call 211. If they want local support please call our office and we are happy to help.

Learn how the Manchester Central Fire Station is helping individuals addicted to drugs, including alcohol. 
 
Recovery Resources Here in our Community

We have recently updated our resources web pages and our events calendar to include more recurring recovery and support group meetings right here in Raymond, including Celebrate Recovery at New Life Church, moving to Monday nights starting April 1st.  Learn more here. 


 

Suicide Prevention Info

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (link is external)

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Free and confidential support for people in distress, 24/7.







 
Thank You for an amazing Gala!

Another successful event due to the amazing people who make up and support the Raymond Coalition For Youth! Heartfelt thanks to everyone who made this event a complete and total success!  We were able to raise $30,000.00 which funds our mission and programs.  View photos and videos from the event on our Facebook page.

This was a night for our community to be proud!  The overwhelmingly positive feedback, gratitude for our combined work that we accomplish working together and support for our youth and community was heartfelt.  Raymond has a lot to be proud of.  Thank you!
Connect with our Community Events Calendar
 
Raymond Coalition For Youth    
www.rcfy.org     Facebook     YouTube
4 Epping St, Raymond, NH  03077
(603) 895-7061
cclark@rcfy.org
 
The Raymond Coalition For Youth empowers the community to promote positive youth development and
reduce youth substance use, and suicide risk. 
Donate here: 94% of your donation goes directly to programming

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March 11, 2019:

Hello,
 
This is just a friendly reminder that our monthly Raymond Coalition For Youth networking meeting is this coming Thursday, March 14th, 9 am at the Raymond Baptist Church.  All are welcome and we have breakfast treats.  Our special guest is Heidi Cantin, Family and Community Support Specialist with NAMI NH.  The full agenda is at www.rcfy.org.
 
Some other important updates:
  • Tomorrow, Tuesday March 12th,  is voting day in NH.  RCFY will have a table at the school and will be selling our hot off the press 2019 Discount Cards.  Cards are ten dollars and can be used over and over again to save money at our local partnering businesses.    Please stop by and say “Hi”. 
  • This Saturday is our 6th Annual Fundraising Gala at the Atkinson Country Club.  We have only eleven tickets left so please contact our office ASAP if you are interested. 
  • Next Tuesday, March 19th is our Recovery Task Force meeting, 9 am, Raymond Baptist Church. 
  • Youth Action will NOT be meeting at the high school this week due to voting and the Middle School will meet on Wednesday and then again on the 27th
Thank you for being a part of the Raymond Coalition For Youth.  Together we are making a difference and changing lives for the better. 
 
Have a great week,
 
Celeste Clark, Executive Director
Raymond Coalition For Youth    www.rcfy.org         Facebook            YouTube
4 Epping St, Raymond, NH  03077
603 895-7061       cclark@rcfy.org
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March 8, 2019:


Happy Friday!
I wanted to send a quick announcement as the Director of RCFY about why our6th Annual Gala is so important.  I also want to let you know, if you are a last minute person, that we only have 20 tickets left 'til our event is SOLD OUT at the 
capacity of 250 guests.  Pretty exciting stuff!  (Details below)
 
Today we launched registration to our 15th Annual Project Safeguard event on April 19th to over 200 students and parents to participate. This is a FREE day of prevention and awareness made possible by RCFY and the many partners and resources we cultivate for our community.  This is a pretty awesome and amazing thing when you think about it - and it is just one of many programs that RCFY is able to provide with funds raised at the Gala. 
 
RCFY is a nonprofit and all funds raised at the Gala go directly back into our youth and community.  If you want tickets - please e-mail or purchase directly online.  Auction items, raffles, 
and sponsors are being updated each day on our website Gala page as well as on our Facebook page.

I thank you for being a partner in prevention and supporting RCFY, and hope you have a great weekend,
Celeste

Tickets are selling fast! 
Now is the time to get them if you want them.


6th Annual Raymond Coalition For Youth Fundraising Gala with

Juston McKinney

March 16th, 2019
6 pm – 10 pm
Atkinson Resort & Country Club


We are only one week away from our exciting event and tickets are selling fast.  We are looking forward to seeing our most dedicated supporters for this fun evening and wanted to make sure you knew that now is the time to get your tickets if you are planning to join us on March 16th. 

Our evening includes entertainment provided by Comedian Juston McKinney.  A sit-Down Dinner, Raffles, Live and Silent Auctions, cupcakes, and so much more.  All Funds raised support the mission and the programs of the Raymond Coalition for Youth.

This year, we have dinner being served! The menu is:

Apple Cider Chicken:
• warm rolls and butter
• field green salad with seasonal dressing
• Chef's choice of vegetable and starch
• Pan seared chicken breast with apple cider glacé

Dessert will be an assortment, including cookies and cupcakes, including vegan and gluten-free options


Tickets are $80 a person, $150 a couple, or $750 for a table of 10. 
Sponsorship opportunities, that include tickets, are also available.  

 

Tickets can be purchased online (with a small processing PayPal fee) or by check to - RCFY, 4 Epping St., Raymond, NH  03077.  If you are sending in a check, please send an e-mail to let us know so we can set aside tickets.  We are filling up fast!

 

We have some exciting new raffles this year in addition to our very successful Hit the Jackpot and Mystery Prizes from last year:


It will also be the day before St. Patrick's Day so we are encouraging green, for those who would like to participate.


The most popular question we get asked:  What is the dress code?  Our answer:  We have had people in jeans, to gowns and tuxes, and everything in between.  We want you to be comfortable but it is a nice opportunity to get dressed up for a nice night out!
 

Purchase Vacations of a Lifetime!

We are selling multiples of these trips, each at an amazing discount rate compared to their value!  These trips can be purchased even if you are unable to attend the Gala.  Please contact our office if you interested and would like to purchase one of these incredible vacation packages.  
Click here for more information.

Sonoma California:  $4695

This trip for two includes:

• Round trip Economy Class air
• 4 days/3 nights accommodations at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa in a king-bedded Vineyard Suite
• Daily complimentary breakfast
• All room-related taxes
• Private 5-hour winery tour in a chauffeured luxury sedan   

Click here for more information 


Fishing Trip to Canada (Land Only):  $4150

This trip for two includes:
• 5 days/4 nights accommodations at Your Choice of the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, 
Chateau Lake Louise or the Fairmont Chateau Whistler in a Junior Suite
• All room-related taxes
• 4-6 hour private guided freshwater fly fishing experience
• (1) $50 Fairmont gift card for a pack and go lunch from the hotel for the fishing excursion

Click here for more information

Jackson Hole, Wyoming (Land Only):  $2095

This getaway for two includes:
• 4 days/3 nights accommodations at The Lodge at Jackson Hole
• Daily breakfast
• All room-related taxes
• 4-hour open-air safari-style vehicle wildlife tour of Grand Teton National Park
• Free concierge reservation service 


Tuscany, Italy (Land Only):  $3595
This trip for up to four people includes:
• All casa-related taxes
• 7 nights accommodations for 2 couples or a family at one of our Casas
• Free concierge reservation service
 


 
Amed, Bali (Land Only):  $3595
This Trip for Two Includes:
• 8 days/7 nights accommodations at Jepun Bali Villas
• Daily complimentary breakfast
• Welcome drinks upon arrival
• (2) Scuba dive lessons
• (2) 1-hour Balinese massages
• (1) Pool-side Balinese dinner
New Orleans, Louisiana:  $3995
This trip for two includes:
• Round trip Economy Class air
• 4 days/3 nights accommodations at Either the Windsor Court Hotel, the Hyatt Centric French Quarter
New Orleans, or the Maison Dupuy Hotel
• All room-related taxes
• Dinner Jazz Cruise, including a lavish Creole buffet
• Gray Line New Orleans-Super City Tour

St. Thomas (Land Only):  $3495
This trip for two includes:
• 5 days/4 nights accommodations at Bolongo Bay Beach Resort in an ocean view room with balcony
• Daily breakfast and lunch
• Nightly dinner, up to 4 courses, all served a la carte. Lobster available nightly.
• Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Many premium brands included.
• Complimentary bottle of rum and gourmet chocolates in room upon arrival
• Complimentary use of kayaks, Hobie Cat sailboats, aqua tricycles, stand-up paddle boards, wind
surfers, paddle boats, swim mats, beach chairs
• (1) swim with the turtles half-day snorkel trip per person
• Nightly entertainment at Iggies Beach Bar & Grill
• Government room tax, resort fee, and energy surcharge

 

Monte Carlo, Monaco (Land Only):  $5995
This trip for two includes:
• 6 days/5 nights accommodations at the Fairmont Monte Carlo in a Suite
• Small group tour of Monaco and Eze, including hotel pickup and drop-off
• Small group Arts Tour of the French Riviera, including hotel pickup and drop-off
• Monaco night tour

 
Click Here for More Information

 

Live Auction Items
Please note we still have items coming in,
but here are a few exciting teaser items!

Grand Suite Couples Getaway for two mid-week nights, at the elegant Snow Flake Inn, in Jackson, NH  http://www.thesnowflakeinn.com/ 
Image result for snowflake inn

An Autographed World Series Champions, Red Sox, Alex Cora Baseball (picture coming)

A New England Patriots Superbowl Champion Special Edelman AUTOGRAPHED Portrait -
Generously donated by JC Optical of Epping -
Starting bid $350



We just received this autographed 17 x 24 Celtics Coach picture of Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens! Starting bid only $75 - value = Priceless!


 
This evening is made possible through the great support of our sponsors.  These are the businesses that help our community to succeed and move forward.  Please give them your business and let them know you appreciate them being community-minded and supporting the efforts of the
Raymond Coalition For Youth.
The Raymond Coalition For Youth empowers the community to promote positive youth development and reduce youth substance use, and suicide risk.

Raymond Coalition for Youth Board of Directors:


Ali Bousquin, Chair; Family Ministries Coordinator, Bethany Church
Greg Sevinsky, Vice Chair; Walmart Distribution Center Manager, Veteran
Carrie Chooljian, Secretary; Lamprey Health Care; Care Manager
Patrick Arsenault, Treasurer; Director, Raymond 21st Century LEAP Program
Dustin Ramey, Development Director; Edward Jones Financial Manager
Cutler Brown, Veteran, Retired - Business
Mark Hassenpflug, Retired - Banking/Non-profit 
Bill Sparks, Veteran, Retired - Business
Tricia Wentworth, Teacher

Raymond Coalition for Youth Staff:

Celeste Clark - Executive Director 
Pam Turcotte - Finance Coordinator 
Christine Bostaph - Program Coordinator
Kathy Pouliot - Communications/ IT Coordinator
Savannah Cooney - Youth Intern

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February 21, 2019:

Tickets are selling fast! 
Now is the time to get them if you want them.


6th Annual Raymond Coalition For Youth Fundraising Gala with

Juston McKinney


March 16th, 2019
6 pm – 10 pm
Atkinson Resort & Country Club


We are only three weeks away from our exciting event and tickets are selling fast.  We are looking forward to seeing our most dedicated supporters for this fun evening and wanted to make sure you knew that now is the time to get your tickets if you are planning to join us on March 16th. 

Our evening includes entertainment provided by Comedian Juston McKinney.  A sit-Down Dinner, Raffles, Live and Silent Auctions, cupcakes, and so much more.  All Funds raised support the mission and the programs of the Raymond Coalition for Youth.

Tickets are $80 a person, $150 a couple, or $750 for a table of 10. 
Sponsorship opportunities, that include tickets, are also available.  

 

Tickets can be purchased online (with a small processing PayPal fee) or by check to - RCFY, 4 Epping St., Raymond, NH  03077.  If you are sending in a check, please send an e-mail to let us know so we can set aside tickets.  We are filling up fast!

We have some exciting new raffles this year in addition to our very successful Hit the Jackpot and Mystery Prizes from last year. 
 


It will also be the day before St. Patrick's Day so we are encouraging green, for those who would like to participate.


The most popular question we get asked:  What is the dress code?  Our answer:  We have had people in jeans, to gowns and tuxes, and everything in between.  We want you to be comfortable but it is a nice opportunity to get dressed up for a nice night out!
 

Purchase Vacations of a Lifetime!

We are selling multiples of these trips, each at an amazing discount rate compared to their value!  These trips can be purchased even if you are unable to attend the Gala.  Please contact our office if you interested and would like to purchase one of these incredible vacation packages.  
Click here for more information.

Sonoma California:  $4695

This trip for two includes:

• Round trip Economy Class air

• 4 days/3 nights accommodations at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa in a king-bedded Vineyard Suite
• Daily complimentary breakfast
• All room-related taxes
• Private 5-hour winery tour in a chauffeured luxury sedan   

Click here for more information 


Fishing Trip to Canada (Land Only):  $4150

This trip for two includes:
• 5 days/4 nights accommodations at Your Choice of the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, 
Chateau Lake Louise or the Fairmont Chateau Whistler in a Junior Suite
• All room-related taxes
• 4-6 hour private guided freshwater fly fishing experience
• (1) $50 Fairmont gift card for a pack and go lunch from the hotel for the fishing excursion

Click here for more information

Jackson Hole, Wyoming (Land Only):  $2095

This getaway for two includes:
• 4 days/3 nights accommodations at The Lodge at Jackson Hole
• Daily breakfast
• All room-related taxes
• 4-hour open-air safari-style vehicle wildlife tour of Grand Teton National Park
• Free concierge reservation service 


Tuscany, Italy (Land Only):  $3595
This trip for up to four people includes:
• All casa-related taxes
• 7 nights accommodations for 2 couples or a family at one of our Casas
• Free concierge reservation service
 


 
Amed, Bali (Land Only):  $3595
This Trip for Two Includes:
• 8 days/7 nights accommodations at Jepun Bali Villas
• Daily complimentary breakfast
• Welcome drinks upon arrival
• (2) Scuba dive lessons
• (2) 1-hour Balinese massages
• (1) Pool-side Balinese dinner
New Orleans, Louisiana:  $3995
This trip for two includes:
• Round trip Economy Class air
• 4 days/3 nights accommodations at Either the Windsor Court Hotel, the Hyatt Centric French Quarter
New Orleans, or the Maison Dupuy Hotel
• All room-related taxes
• Dinner Jazz Cruise, including a lavish Creole buffet
• Gray Line New Orleans-Super City Tour

St. Thomas (Land Only):  $3495
This trip for two includes:
• 5 days/4 nights accommodations at Bolongo Bay Beach Resort in an ocean view room with balcony
• Daily breakfast and lunch
• Nightly dinner, up to 4 courses, all served a la carte. Lobster available nightly.
• Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Many premium brands included.
• Complimentary bottle of rum and gourmet chocolates in room upon arrival
• Complimentary use of kayaks, Hobie Cat sailboats, aqua tricycles, stand-up paddle boards, wind
surfers, paddle boats, swim mats, beach chairs
• (1) swim with the turtles half-day snorkel trip per person
• Nightly entertainment at Iggies Beach Bar & Grill
• Government room tax, resort fee, and energy surcharge

 

Monte Carlo, Monaco (Land Only):  $5995
This trip for two includes:
• 6 days/5 nights accommodations at the Fairmont Monte Carlo in a Suite
• Small group tour of Monaco and Eze, including hotel pickup and drop-off
• Small group Arts Tour of the French Riviera, including hotel pickup and drop-off
• Monaco night tour

 
Click Here for More Information
 
Live Auction Items
Please note we still have items coming in,
but here are a few exciting teaser items!

Grand Suite Couples Getaway for two mid-week nights, at the elegant Snow Flake Inn, in Jackson, NH  http://www.thesnowflakeinn.com/ 
Image result for snowflake inn

An Autographed World Series Champions, Red Sox, Alex Cora Baseball (picture coming)

A New England Patriots Superbowl Champion Special Edelman AUTOGRAPHED Portrait -
Generously donated by JC Optical of Epping -
Starting bid $350


This evening is made possible through the great support of our sponsors.  These are the businesses that help our community to succeed and move forward.  Please give them your business and let them know you appreciate them being community-minded and supporting the efforts of the
Raymond Coalition For Youth.
The Raymond Coalition For Youth empowers the community to promote positive youth development and reduce youth substance use, and suicide risk.

Raymond Coalition for Youth Board of Directors:


Ali Bousquin, Chair; Family Ministries Coordinator, Bethany Church
Greg Sevinsky, Vice Chair; Walmart Distribution Center Manager, Veteran
Carrie Chooljian, Secretary; Lamprey Health Care; Care Manager
Patrick Arsenault, Treasurer; Director, Raymond 21st Century LEAP Program
Dustin Ramey, Development Director; Edward Jones Financial Manager
Cutler Brown, Veteran, Retired - Business
Mark Hassenpflug, Retired - Banking/Non-profit 
Bill Sparks, Veteran, Retired - Business
Tricia Wentworth, Teacher

Raymond Coalition for Youth Staff:

Celeste Clark - Executive Director 
Pam Turcotte - Finance Coordinator 
Christine Bostaph - Program Coordinator
Kathy Pouliot - Communications/ IT Coordinator
Savannah Cooney - Youth Intern

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February 13, 2019:

Better than roses Valentine opportunities!  

Happy almost Valentine’s Day!
I hope you are safe and warm in the crazy New England weather.  No school today so make the most of it!  I wanted to send out a few quick reminders as this is a busy week.
  1. Our monthly Raymond Coalition For Youth meeting is tomorrow, February 14th, 9:00 - 10:30 am at the Raymond Baptist Church.  We have two special guests, Kim Haney to talk about the new Hub and Spoke model to connect people to treatment, and Chris Brown from Gateway Treatment in Nashua to talk about resources they have as well.  The full agenda can be viewed at www.rcfy.org here.  We will have special treats and encourage you to bring a friend or colleague to learn more.  
  2. We have a great idea for your sweetie for Valentine’s Day tomorrow!  Tickets to our 6th Annual Fundraising Gala on March 16th.  This will give you a fun night out with comedian Juston McKinney, a delicious meal at the Atkinson Country Club and you will be supporting a great organization.  A gift that can be celebrated tomorrow and on March 16th!
  3. Speaking of the Gala, we want to thank all of our sponsors and the very generous supporters who are sending in very exciting auction items and prizes!  View the full list on our website Gala page.  We have some pretty amazing trips that are for sale, too – to sunny warm places. 
  4. Hopefully you knew Family Fun Night is Friday night?  We are super excited for this too.  Please share this great event with your network and encourage families to attend.  We have over 30 partners, organizations and groups represented and free refreshments are being provided by Coke and Pizza by George.  This is one of our most popular events and we don’t want you to miss it.
As always, thank you for your support and being a part of RCFY. Supporting our young people and community truly takes a village and we have an amazing village to be proud of! 

Thank you,

Celeste Clark, Executive Director
Raymond Coalition For Youth    
www.rcfy.org         Facebook            YouTube
4 Epping St, Raymond, NH  03077
603 895-7061       cclark@rcfy.org


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February 1, 2019:
Know what's up!
Keeping kids safe is our job.  Keeping our community informed and updated is also our job.  For that reason, we want to make sure you know that on Tuesday, February 5th, there will be a hearing in Concord to discuss legalizing marijuana in the State of NH.  This is House Bill (HB) 481.

This is a very hot topic and generates a LOT of conversation.  There are people who are very passionate about this issue.  There are also people who stand to make a lot of money if this is passed and the cost will be the health, well being and safety of our children.  This is why your voice, verbally or in writing, is so important.

We are here to provide the information and ask you to contact the committee and let them know where you stand on the legalization of marijuana.

It is important to know!

Therapeutic Cannabis is already here in NH for patients who need it for medical conditions. 

Marijuana is decriminalized in NH.  This means an individual gets a ticket, not arrested, for possessing (having) personal amounts of marijuana.
 
Legalization - 
Why does this matter, and why should we care?  

1.  Marijuana use during adolescence, when a young brain is developing, can have long-term negative effects.  (CDC)
2. The earlier (younger) a teen experiments with marijuana, the more at risk they are for addiction and substance misuse later in life.  (NIDA)
3.  Big Marijuana is a business, just like Big Tobacco.  Legalization will open the door for more advertising confusing our young people and parents, even more, and continuing the misconception that this substance is not harmful. 
4.  Public safety concerns, including increased driving impairment and accidents.
5.  We know for a fact that when we increase access to a product that we increase use
6.  Our medical experts are greatly concerned about the impact on public health.  Read more here at NHLives.org 
7.  THC - pot’s psychoactive ingredient – have reached unprecedented heights.  This is not the same pot smoked at Woodstock or even in the mid-1990s. It is a fundamentally different, harder drug.  (SMART CO
8.  It’s not just a joint.  Marijuana forms now include concentrates, oil, wax shatter, dabbing and vaporizing.  (SMART CO Products
8.  Let's learn from others.  Just because other states are doing it doesn't mean NH has to.  Marijuana Legalization is not as glorious and wonderful as predicted.  Watch this very informative video on the impact it has had in Ohio.  How Marijuana Normalization Impacts Communities

 
What can you do?
Call, e-mail, write a letter or attend the hearing to let your voice be heard regarding HB 481.

Tuesday, February 5th, 1 pm
Representatives Hall in the State House

 

Step 1:   Write a short e-mail stating your opinion on the legalization of Recreational Marijuana.  Only 4-6 sentences are required. You can include a thank you for serving us in Concord in their position, highlight any concerns you have regarding the legalization of marijuana, and if applicable, share a brief story from your personal experience.  Be sure to include your full name and the town you live in.  

Step 2:  Send your email to the 
Committee Members and your own Representatives.  Here are links to help you:

The Committee Chair - Rep Renny Cushing:  renny.cushing@leg.state.nh.us
The  Committee: 
http://gencourt.state.nh.us/house/committees/committeedetails.aspx?id=17

Vice Chair:  Beth.Rodd@leg.state.nh.us

Clerk:  linda.harriottgathright@leg.state.nh.us


Individual members –  
lcpantelakos@comcast.net Andrew.OHearne@leg.state.nh.uslinn.opderbe ke@leg.state.nh.usJohn.Bordenet@leg.state.nh.us
David.Meuse@leg.state.nh.usNancy.Murphy@leg.state.nh.us, Ray.Newman@leg.state.nh.usJulie.Radhakrishnan@leg.state.nh.usSandy.Swinburne@leg.state.nh.us

                        
welch4016@outlook.comdennis.fields@leg.state.nh.us
john.burt@leg.state.nh.usDennis.Green@leg.state.nh.usmcnally_jody_usmc@yahoo.comdave@sanbornhall.netScott.Wallace@leg.state.nh.usDaryl.Abbas@leg.state.nh.us


Contact your local Representatives.  http://gencourt.state.nh.us/house/members/wml.aspx

Simply click on the map; your county and then your town and they will be listed with email addresses. 
 

Hint**  You can send the e-mail to Committee Chair Rep Renny Cushing and copy everyone else, to contact them all at once.

Step 3 - Tell others!  Share this informational email with your friends, coworkers, neighbors and relatives.  People who live in NH need to know what is happening so they can speak up for what is important to them.  

Never underestimate the importance or value of your voice.  Our representatives go to Concord to represent the people who live in the State of NH.  

The Raymond Coalition For Youth empowers the community to promote positive youth development and reduce youth substance use, and suicide risk.


Raymond Coalition for Youth Board of Directors:

Ali Bousquin, Chair; Family Ministries Coordinator, Bethany Church
Greg Sevinsky, Vice Chair; Walmart Distribution Center Manager, Veteran
Carrie Chooljian, Secretary; Lamprey Health Care; Care Manager

Patrick Arsenault, Treasurer; Director, Raymond 21st Century LEAP Program
Dustin Ramey, Development Director; Edward Jones Financial Manager
Cutler Brown, Veteran, Retired - Business
Mark Hassenpflug, Retired - Banking/Non-profit 
Bill Sparks, Veteran, Retired - Business
Tricia Wentworth, Teacher

Raymond Coalition for Youth Staff:

Celeste Clark - Executive Director 
Pam Turcotte - Finance Coordinator 
Christine Bostaph - Program Coordinator
Kathy Pouliot - Communications/ IT Coordinator
Savannah Cooney - Youth Intern

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January 16, 2019:

Juston McKinney 
will be in the house!
6th Annual
Raymond Coalition For Youth
Fundraising Gala
March 16, 2019
We hope you will join us at our

6th Annual Fundraising Gala
March 16th, 2019, 6 pm - 10 pm, 
at the beautiful, spacious
Atkinson Resort & Country Club
We are very excited to announce that our special guest entertainer is Comedian Juston McKinney, who has performed on The Tonight Show and his own Comedy Central Specials.  He is selling out shows across the state and is at the top of his game!  We are looking forward to a great evening of entertainment.

We hope you will join us and enjoy an elegant night out with family, friends, and community members.

Tickets are on sale now for the very reasonable price of                      
  • $80 a guest
  • $150 for a couple
  • $750 for a reserved table (seats 10). 
This includes a sit-down dinner, entertainment, raffles, live & silent auction, great company, and most importantly - support for a great cause that is making a difference - considering all this, the tickets are actually a steal!

All funds raised go to support the mission and programs of the Raymond Coalition For Youth.  This event continues to grow each year and we look forward to new friends and supporters being a part of our great evening. 
Thank you to our early sponsors who have already committed to the evening.  Their support helps us to continue our mission.  To learn more about sponsorship information and packages click here.

Palmer Gas

Lamprey Health Care

Walmart

Hannaford
We are now accepting tax-deductible donations, for our raffles, live and silent auctions.  This is a great way to promote your business or organization, and align with our mission and goals. 
 
The following have already committed items:
Badger Balm
Pats Peak
Red Sox item
Bobby Orr puck - donation
Handmade wooden flag wall hanging - donation
Handmade wooden jewelry boxes - donation

We understand purchasing tickets and sponsorships online is convenient, but it does come with a cost to utilize PayPal.  For this reason, a processing fee will be added to all online orders (approximately 3%).  To avoid this fee, tickets and sponsorships can be paid for via mail or in person at our offices. 

Please contact us directly:   
cclark@rcfy.org or cbostaph@rcfy.org and let us know how many tickets or tables you would like, and mail or bring your payment to RCFY, 4 Epping St., Raymond NH  03077,  with the memo:  2019 Gala Tickets.

Thank you for your time, we look forward to seeing you at the Gala.

The 2019 Gala Committee ~
Donna Meade, Lynne Towle, Deb Radigan, Jay Petros, Bill Sparks, Carrie Chooljian, and RCFY staff.  
Purchase Tickets Online

The Raymond Coalition For Youth empowers the community to promote positive youth development and reduce youth substance use, and suicide risk.


Raymond Coalition for Youth Board of Directors:

Ali Bousquin, Chair; Family Ministries Coordinator, Bethany Church
Greg Sevinsky, Vice Chair; Walmart Distribution Center Manager, Veteran
Carrie Chooljian, Secretary; Lamprey Health Care; Care Manager

Patrick Arsenault, Treasurer; Director, Raymond 21st Century LEAP Program
Dustin Ramey, Development Director; Edward Jones Financial Manager
Cutler Brown, Veteran, Retired - Business
Mark Hassenpflug, Retired - Banking/Non-profit 
Bill Sparks, Veteran, Retired - Business
Tricia Wentworth, Teacher

Raymond Coalition for Youth Staff:

Celeste Clark - Executive Director 
Pam Turcotte - Finance Coordinator 
Christine Bostaph - Program Coordinator
Kathy Pouliot - Communications/ IT Coordinator
Savannah Cooney - Youth Intern

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Raymond, NH  03077

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  • 01/07/2019 - Kicking off 2019
  • 12/21/2018 - Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
  • 12/17/2018 - Thank you and Congrats!
  • 12/11/2018 - Thursday - NHCBHC, tickets, gifts
  • 11/26/2018 - Monday, Tuesday, Go!
  • 11/21/2018 - Grateful - Thank You!
  • 11/13/2018 - Spend the Holidays with Tom Brady - Raffle!
  • 11/09/2018 - 8:30 am* Food by mailbox
  • 10/31/2018 - Drug Awareness Food Drive
  • 10/23/2018 - Prevention is a Team Effort
  • 10/10/2018 - October is Prevention Month
  • 08/30/2018 - RCFY At The White House
  • 08/21/2018 - Summer Success!
  • 08/07/2018 - 3 Quick Updates
  • 08/04/2018 - National Night Out
  • 08/01/2018 - Hot Summer Happenings
  • 07/11/2018 - RCFY is in the TOP 5 to win $10,000 from the Red Sox!
  • 07/09/2018 - Thursday - Connect - Location
  • 07/02/2018 - Summer Happenings!
  • 06/29/2018 - Marijuana in NH Today
  • 06/22/2018 - Drive RCFY Home with the Red Sox! 
  • 06/20/2018 - Meet the Interns
  • 06/11/2018 - Thursday, Movies & More
  • 05/24/2018 - Who Are Your People?
  • 05/14/2018 - Gateway Drugs 101 - The Top 3 - Tuesday, 6:30, RHS media center
  • 05/07/2018 - Thursday & Gateway 101
  • 04/26/2018 - Got Drugs?  How about Trash?
  • 04/10/2018 - Monthly RCFY meeting
  • 04/03/2018 - April is Alcohol Awareness Month
  • 03/15/2018 - Time's almost up, News, Good Bye and Congrats!
  • 02/20/2018 - Tomorrow night, updates & more
  • 02/13/2018 - A fun evening supporting an amazing organization!
  • 01/24/2018 - FFN and So Much More!
  • 01/03/2018 - We Are Moving - Our Meeting Location!

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