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February 20, 2018:

Tomorrow night, updates & more
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Join us this Wednesday night at the Raymond School Board Meeting. We will be presenting the latest Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) data for our community. 

The information shows specific youth behavior risks such as substance misuse, mental health and behavioral health indicators. It is also an opportunity to learn about what resources are in place for prevention. 

This data is the driving force, along with data collected from our community, to guide the work of the Raymond Coalition for Youth.  It helps us to identify areas of need and measure where our efforts have been successful. 

If you can't make the meeting, you can watch it live on TV, on Channel 22, or you can watch it via Raymond Community Television's website

 

News from our partners at New Futures: 

February 19, 2018

Thank you for your advocacy so far to help keep New Hampshire healthy and stop the legalization and commercialization of marijuana. We know that legalization is wrong for New Hampshire's youth and overall quality of life. Find some more information below on what's going on in the Granite State's fight to oppose marijuana legalization and commercialization.

Update on HB 656

Thank you to the many advocates who turned out to testify in opposition to marijuana legalization at last week's hearing in the House Ways and Means Committee. The committee heard from many concerned citizens about increased health and public safety costs that will result from legalization.

See our overview here.

Call to Action

The Ways and Means Committee is expected to vote on HB 656 this Wednesday, 2/21. It's not too late to call the committee and let them know that opening the door to Big Marijuana is wrong for New Hampshire.

Click here for everything you need to call the committee members.

The Granite State Opinion

Granite Staters have been writing in and sharing their thoughts on legalizing this harmful substance and making it easier for our youth to access. Check out a couple of the latest pieces, or see a full list here.

Union Leader (2/11/18) - Another View -- Dr. William Goodman: New Hampshire should not legalize recreational marijuana

Seacoast Online (2/8/18) - Bill to legalize marijuana would harm NH's youth

Marijuana In the News

Things like law loopholes, edibles being shared with daycare providers, and more have been highlighted in recent nationwide news about marijuana.

Buy a shirt, get pot 'gift': Companies exploit law loophole

Marijuana-laced cookies given to daycare providers by parent

A check-up on medical marijuana in New Hampshire

JOIN THE FIGHT! 

New Futures, 10 Ferry Street, Suite 307, Concord, NH 03301
 



Tickets are now on sale

for the 5th Annual Gala

March 24th, 6:00pm – 9:30pm

at Brookstone Park


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




(603) 895-7061     ***Please note our new number***

 
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Donate here, 92% of your donation goes directly to programming.
Raymond Coalition for Youth Board of Directors:

Ali Bousquin, Chair
Greg Sevinsky, Vice Chair
Tricia Wentworth, Secretary
Patrick Arsenault, Treasurer
Dustin Ramey, Development Director
Cutler Brown, Veteran & Concerned Citizen
Carrie Chooljian, Lamprey Health Care Care, Manager
Mark Hassenpflug, Retired - Banking/Non-profit 
John Schermerhorn, MD - The Road Foundation, Road to a Better Life
Bill Sparks, Concerned Citizen

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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February 13, 2018:

A fun evening supporting an amazing organization!
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February 13, 2018
 
Hello,

I hope this finds you well.  I wanted to personally contact you to make sure you know about our 5th Annual Gala Fundraiser to support the Raymond Coalition For Youth.

We hope you will consider joining us on March 24th, 2018,  6:00 - 9:30 pm for an evening spent with great food and drink, entertainment and laughs provided by Comedian Tom Hayes, networking with amazing people who care about making a difference in the lives of young people, and an opportunity to win and bid on spectacular prizes and auctions items.  
 
This year we will be at the beautiful Brookstone Park Event Center in Derry NH on route 111.

We hope you will consider joining us for a great evening, or possibly even offer to ‘host’ a table. This means you will extend the offer to your friends, coworkers, family and others and fill a table of ten! This will save you $100 as a reserved table of ten is $500. 

You can share the details with others to help us encourage attendance via our Facebook Event page too!
 
This event is an excellent opportunity to showcase your business and be featured in our event promotions that reach thousands of people across New Hampshire, and beyond by:
 
• Becoming an event sponsor
• Donating to our auction - 
this increases the fun for the evening and all proceeds go directly to RCFY programs and mission.
 
Tickets can be purchased by contacting our office and speaking with Celeste, Christine or a RCFY Board member listed below.  They can also be purchased from our website through PayPal (but there is a small fee via this method).  Tickets are $60 a person or $500 for a reserved table of ten.  Ticket price includes a fun-filled evening, great food and dessert, music, a live and silent auction, a special gift to take home, and most importantly – supports the RCFY mission and programming.  
 
You can help us make this a successful, fun evening.
I sincerely thank you for considering joining us and your ongoing involvement and support for the Raymond Coalition For Youth,
 
Celeste Clark
RCFY Executive Director



A special Shout Out to Walmart and their associates for helping plan and coordinate this event!

   

Thank you to our current business sponsors for their support!



Join our growing list of sponsors! 


 

We are now accepting donations to support our live and silent auction and lucky draw. Our guests love going home with great gifts.  
 
 
 

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,  

March 8, 2018, 9 - 10:30 am 
Downstairs in the meeting room at
Raymond Baptist Church in Raymond

Thank you to Hannaford for Muffins and coffee available!

***Please note our new number***  (603) 895-7061
Donate here, 92% of your donation goes directly to programming.
Raymond Coalition for Youth Board of Directors:

Ali Bousquin, Chair
Greg Sevinsky, Vice Chair
Tricia Wentworth, Secretary
Patrick Arsenault, Treasurer
Dustin Ramey, Development Director
Cutler Brown, Veteran & Concerned Citizen
Carrie Chooljian, Lamprey Health Care Care, Manager
Mark Hassenpflug, Retired - Banking/Non-profit 
John Schermerhorn, MD - The Road Foundation, Road to a Better Life
Bill Sparks, Concerned Citizen

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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RaymondNH 03077

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January 24, 2018: 

FFN and so much more!

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FAMILY FUN NIGHT IS THIS FRIDAY!   We have over 30 tables joining us, representing the many amazing organizations that are a part of RCFY and support our community.  There will be games, activities, raffles, FUN, great people to see, drinks provided by Coke and pizza provided by Pizza By George (while it lasts).  This is a fantastic event and one we you will be able to join us at.
The entire evening is FREE so please encourage everyone to take advantage of this "get out of the house winter fun."  The event can be shared through our Facebook page and by passing along the flyer (thank you). 

Interested in Volunteering?  We have opportunities this Friday night, and for the upcoming Town Deliberative Session on February 3rd, and the School Deliberative Session onFebruary 10thPlease visit our Volunteer Page to find out how you can help. Contact Christine Bostaph at (603) 895-7062 or send her an email to sign up: cbostaph@rcfy.org  We could use cooks, bakers, smiling faces and more.

This week is National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week, January 22-28, 2018: Shatter the Myths
 
How's your knowledge on drugs and drug abuse? See just how good you are by taking the 2018 National Drug & Alcohol IQ Challenge. You may be very surprised at the answers! This quiz takes about 10 minutes, or less, and the video follow-up with the answers is eye-opening. We encourage you to watch this as a family, and talk about it. There are a lot of myths out there about drugs, and we need to shine light on facts, and shatter the myths. Feel free to share with friends!

Click on the quiz to take it, and then view the video response below. Share on social media and share your responses!  #drugfreeRaymond  #RCFY


 

 

 
Have you heard about HB 656?  It is an effort to legalize Marijuana in NH.  On January 9th House  voted to allow for the possession, consuming, growing, and transporting of up to 6 plants of marijuana for personal possession. That's nearly 6 pounds of marijuana for personal use!  If this bill passes, this harmful substance will be much more accessible to our youth while their brains are being built.  In prevention we know that one of the keys to reducing substance misuse is reducing access.  

Our RCFY - Youth Action members have something to say about the January 9th vote by the NH House. They can't all vote, but shouldn't their opinion matter? They are the ones who see the effects of marijuana on their peers, community and families.

If this is a matter that is important to you there is still time to share your feelings on this issue with members of the Ways and Means committee  but you will need to call or email as soon as possible.  To learn more about marijuana legalization you can visit our partners at New Futures' website.   

 

At our first meeting in January at (our new location! - Thank you Raymond Baptist Church!) we met Lynn Fuller, Family Support Coordinator for the state of New Hampshire, and learned about Hope for Families Support Groups. 

Family Support Groups in New Hampshire,
Provided by Granite Pathways (click on image for large view)

Contact Lynn Fuller, Family Support Coordinator for the state of New Hampshire, with questions, or to start a support group in your area:hopeforfamilies123@gmail.com

We are looking for volunteers who might want to help start a family support group here in Raymond.  

Please contact our office for more information.  FREE training is available.


We also had the chance to hear from Craig Barnabywho works with Live Free Recovery, about local clinically supported peer recovery coaching, as well as adolescent peer support groups that are available.  We look forward to learning more about the options for youth support in our community at a future meeting.

Join us at our February meeting, Thursday the 8th, and our guest speaker will be Kate Frey from New Futures, discussing Marijuana policy in New Hampshire, the updated legislation and how you can advocate for prevention and recovery efforts here in NH.


 



Tickets are now on sale for our 5th Annual Gala Fundraiser, happening March 24, 2018 at Brookstone Park in Derry. 

Sponsorship opportunities to promote your business are available and donations for our live and silent auctions are very much appreciated!

This is our premiere fundraiser of the year. All donations and sponsorships are tax-deductible!

We hope you will be able to join us for a great evening, with amazing people and fantastic food, supporting a cause that you know is making a difference in our communities - because we are working together to get it done! 

 
 

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,  

February 8, 2018:  9 - 10:30 am
Raymond Baptist Church

Thank you to Hannaford for Muffins and coffee available!

Please note upcoming 2018 meeting dates:
 
2/8, 3/8, 4/12, 5/10, 6/14, 7/12

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Raymond Coalition for Youth Board of Directors:

Ali Bousquin, Chair
Greg Sevinsky, Vice Chair
Tricia Wentworth, Secretary
Patrick Arsenault, Treasurer
Dustin Ramey, Development Director
Cutler Brown, Veteran & Concerned Citizen
Carrie Chooljian, Lamprey Health Care Care, Manager
Mark Hassenpflug, Retired - Banking/Non-profit 
John Schermerhorn, MD - The Road Foundation, Road to a Better Life
Bill Sparks, Concerned Citizen



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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