SOS Meeting Notes – March 24, 2015

March 24, 2015 NOTES:

SOS VIDEOS

Reporter

  • We are going to hire a reporter-we have placed ADs this week in the Daily Courier, Craig’s List and on Facebook

Please encourage anyone you know with this ability to apply!

  • We shall be interviewing the week after next
  • This will be a contractual paid position
  • The interview will be conducted by the SOS Board and chosen by them as well (If you would like to be a part of that process and are not a Board member, contact us ASAP!)
  • We will be hiring someone to create 10 Videos lasting 1-3 minutes, which reports factually on effects of the diminished Criminal Justice System
  • Suggested Subject Matter: OSP Report of Highest Use of Force in State in Southern Oregon, Sheriff Challenges with current Budget, Increase in Insurance Costs, Increased number of Fatal Crashes, and others.  Please contact us with any VIDEO topic ideas you may have ASAP!!!

WHAT SAY YOU?

  • Lower Crime Rate as what has recently been reported?
  • Decrease in number of DUII arrests by GPDPS
  • Taylor’s Sausage victimization
  • Has Crime in Josephine County decreased or is there a communication problem?
  • Difficulty of Doctor Recruiting
  • Walmart Theft Loss of between 1.4-1.6 Million dollars
  • We want to not only focus on the deficit but what actions are being taken to improve our community—What is SOS doing? MAT-C; Sobering Center; Lottery effort; Business Unification; etc.
  • The video formula is a work-in-progress and shall be as follows:2) Articulation of Just the Facts: Situation—is it a result from a diminished Criminal Justice System? Task—what needs to be done to make the situation better? What is being done?
  • 1) 1-3 minutes long

WHAT SAY YOU?

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SOS Meeting Notes – March 10, 2015

“Public Safety cost money.  But then so does crime.”

MARCH 10, 2015 NOTES:

Run for the Law, A County United

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: AWARENESS RAISED

  • Review provided by Liz Hirni and Erin Mateja-Smith
  • We had a Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/events/784206188281689/
  • We had over 350 registered Runners and Walkers
  • We had over 50 children in our Free “Kid’s Dash” and each child got a medal
  • Club Northwest was our base
  • The GPDPS assigned Motor Officers Scott Williams and Dennis Burge
  • Greg Redfern led the 10K on his bike
  • The Young Marines (Thank you Chris Blydenburgh) from Merlin and White City did a fantastic job manning the run/walk corners along with employees from Performant (Thank you Felita Short!) and First Call Resolution (First Call Resolution has already committed to sponsorship for next year!) and Hidden Valley High School Cheerleaders!
  • Josephine County Commissioner Keith Heck helped with a sponsorship of the Run/Walk as Josephine County Commissioner Cherryl Walker medaled in the 5K!
  • GPDPS Chief Bill Landis, GP City Mayor Darin Fowler, Club NW CEO Scott Draper all spoke passionately about wanting to make Josephine County a safer place and thanked everyone for coming out and showing support and commitment to our home!
  • Mayor Fowler commented that he hoped next year, SOS would be talking about a different cause next year, the shell work of secure, stable and sustainable funding having been achieved!
  • After he ran the 5K with lightning speed—he practiced running down and arresting a fleeing suspect the week prior—Josephine County Sheriff Dave Daniel thanked everyone for their support and spoke about how important it was that we all come together—as we had—and how he feels the future for our community looked promising! Sheriff Daniel said he felt the positive energy all about us!
  • Business Sponsors were: The Mid-Rogue Independent Physician Association, Johnston Dental (who led an ARMY of Tooth Fairies—“Preventing cavities one tooth at a time!”), Taylor’s Sausage, the Grants Pass Police Association, Evergreen Federal Bank, Rogue River Family Practice, Gotcha-Covered Screen Printing, the Women’s Health Center, Performant, Southern Oregon Sanitation, Siskiyou Pediatric Clinic, Club Northwest, and Asante
  • Dr. Steven Marshak and Mr. Scott Draper handed out $1,000 to: 10K Male Winner David Laney, age 26, from Ashland and 10K Female Winner Amanda Phillips from Roseburg! There was talk at the meeting about limiting winners for that award next year to Josephine County residents but it was immediately quashed—You win the run, You get the award—it does not matter where you are from—per the Run Committee
  • Rycke Brown cleaned the event afterwards!
  • Rachel Southmayd from Pixy Prints Photography was there and provided those that dared, a photograph from her photo booth!
  • Babe’s Bakery provided a breakfast and after run/walk treats!
  • Community United for Safety provided information about the upcoming May Levy and why this levy was so important
  • Julie Thomas donated Concierge Security for “overnight security” for the set-up
  • AMR was on-hand with an ambulance (I think it went unused!)
  • Club Northwest also provided FREE child care for those who wanted to race or walk and had small children!
  • Channel 12 featured us on their 5 PM and 6PM broadcasts!
  • The Daily Courier gave us a shout out!
  • We got a nice write in the Oregon Run Blog: runoregonblog.com
  • Pat Fahey won again 1st place for his age category 57 ½!!!
  • Home Depot donated paint for the course
  • Jay Meredith estimated the financial benefit from the race at approximately $6,000!
  • Enough cannot be said about the Race Coordinator Holly Lidey and her amazing Run/Walk Committee, which included: Frank Morin, Jesse Sallas, Cheri Adkins, Quail Hlelmeir, Kay Smith, Bekah Lidey, Liz Hirni, Felicia Cohen, Alison (from Recreation Northwest – GP Parks and Recreation), Megan Schwartz, Felita Short, Holly Gates (Perkins), Jennifer Essick, Kris Woodburn, Erin O’Donnell, Erin Smith-Mateja, Lisa Redfern, Mike Smith, Mark Gatlin, Jodi Nighe, Jay Meredith, Julien Silva, Cliff Thomason, John McCafferty and Mike Smith.

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SOS Meeting Notes – March 3, 2015

“Public Safety cost money. But then so does crime.”

-Archie Lidey (with some help from Sir Claus Moser)

MARCH 3, 2015 NOTES:

Run for the Law, A County United  

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: AWARENESS RAISED

  • We had a Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/events/784206188281689/
  • We asked you to go “on-line” and register
  • We had ~350 registered Runners and Walkers
  • We had over 50 children in our Free “Kid’s Dash” and each kid got a medal
  • Maria Simon photographed the event-she took over 600 Photos!
  • Club Northwest was our base
  • The GPDPS assigned Motor Officers Scott Williams and Dennis Burge
  • Greg Redfern led the 10K on his bike
  • The Young Marines from Merlin and White City did a fantastic job manning the run/walk corners along with employees from Performant and First Call Resolution (First Call Resolution has already committed to sponsorship for next year!) and Hidden Valley High School Cheerleaders!
  • Josephine County Commissioner Keith Heck helped with a sponsorship of the Run/Walk as Josephine County Commissioner Cherryl Walker medaled in the 5K!
  • GPDPS Chief Bill Landis, GP City Mayor Darin Fowler, Club NW CEO Scott Draper all spoke passionately about wanting to make Josephine County a safer place and thanked everyone for coming out and showing support and commitment to our home!
  • Mayor Fowler commented that he hoped next year, SOS would be talking about a different cause, the shell work of secure, stable and sustainable funding having been achieved!
  • After he ran the 5K with lightning speed—he practiced running down and arresting a fleeing suspect last week—true story—Josephine County Sheriff Dave Daniel thanked everyone for their support and spoke about how important it was that we all come together—as we had—and how he feels the future for our community looked promising! Sheriff Daniel said he felt the positive energy all about us!
  • Business Sponsors were: The Mid-Rogue Independent Physician Association, Johnston Dental (who led an ARMY of Tooth Fairies—“Preventing cavities/crime one tooth at a time!”), Taylor’s Sausage, the Grants Pass Police Association, Evergreen Federal Bank, Rogue River Family Practice, Gotcha-Covered Screen Printing, the Women’s Health Center, Performant, Southern Oregon Sanitation, Siskiyou Pediatric Clinic, Club Northwest, and Asante
  • Dr. Steven Marshak and Mr. Scott Draper handed out $1,000 to: 10K Male Winner David Laney, age 26, from Ashland and 10K Female Winner Amanda Phillips from Roseburg!
  • Rycke Brown cleaned the event afterwards!
  • Rachel Southmayd from Pixy Prints Photography was there and provided those that dared, a photograph from her photo booth!
  • Babe’s Bakery provided a breakfast and after run/walk treats!
  • Community United for Safety provided information about the upcoming May Levy and why it was so important
  • Julie Thomas donated Concierge Security for “overnight security” for the set-up
  • AMR was on-hand with an ambulance (I think it went unused!)
  • Club Northwest also provided FREE child care for those who wanted to race or walk and had small children!
  • Channel 12 featured us on their 5 PM and 6PM broadcasts!
  • Pat Fahey won again 1st place for his age category 57 ½!!!
  • Home Depot donated paint for the course
  • Jay Meredith estimates the financial benefit from the race at approximately $6,000!
  • Enough cannot be said about the Race Coordinator Holly Lidey and her amazing Run/Walk Committee, which included: Frank Morin, Jesse Sallas, Cheri Adkins, Quail Hlelmeir, Kay Smith, Bekah Lidey, Liz Hirni, Felicia Cohen, Alison (from GP Parks and Recreation), Megan Schwartz, Felita Short, Holly Gates (Perkins), Jennifer Essick, Kris Woodburn, Erin O’Donnell, Erin Smith-Mateja, Lisa Redfern, Mike Smith, Mark Gatlin, Jodi Nighe, Jay Meredith, Julien Silva, Cliff Thomason, John McCafferty and Mike Smith

Go to the homepage of www.securingoursafety.org to review the Run/Walk results and to see some pretty great pics of a County United!

Thank YOU!

Thank you for taking the time to unite and demonstrate your commitment to our home!

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SOS Sponsor Report Jacki Halcomb

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