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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!
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