Please make your Edgewater Hotel reservations NOW! We will have to release unused rooms in the next week or so. For hotel information, click the link below.
The following positions will be up for election this year.
East TN Vice President
Sergeant at Arms
All positions are 2-year terms. Anyone interested in running for the board must have a letter of support from your supervisor and must also attend the board meeting on Monday, July 10th in Gatlinburg, TN.
Due to curriculum changes and lack of participation last year, we will not be having a D.A.R.E. Essay Contest at this year's conference.
Contact Urban Outfitters to Stop Selling Products that Promote Prescription Drug Abuse
Urban Outfitters, the national retail store popular with teens, is currently selling pint glasses, flasks and shot glasses made to look like prescription pill bottles. These products make light of prescription drug misuse and abuse, a dangerous behavior that is responsible for more deaths in the United States each year than heroin and cocaine combined. Medicine abuse has increased 33 percent over the past five years with one in four teens having misused or abused a prescription drug in their lifetime. Combined with alcohol, the misuse and abuse of prescription medications can be especially dangerous, making the Urban Outfitter Rx pint and shot glasses and flasks even more disturbing.
As recent research from The Partnership at Drugfree.org shows, teens and parents alike do not understand the health risks associated with the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs. In fact, more than a quarter of teens mistakenly believe that misusing and abusing prescription drugs is safer than using street drugs.
Tongue-in-cheek products that normalize and promote prescription drug abuse only serve to reinforce the misperception about the dangers associated with abusing medicine and put more teens at risk.
Ask Urban Outfitters to remove these products from their stores and website immediately.
Feel free to use the information above to help make your point.
CONTACT INFO FOR Urban Outfitters:
Send an e-mail to:
Richard A. Hayne; CEO & Chairman
Write a letter:
Urban Outfitters, Inc.
5000 South Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19112-1495
Sign the Facebook Causes petition by clicking here.
When you take action, reply to this e-mail to let us know - and please forward this message to a friend or colleague.
Join us and make your voice heard!
The Partnership at Drugfree.org
“Dare-in,” mascot of the DARE program, takes a turn at the grill Friday for a fundraiser at Lakeway IGA. According to the supermarket’s manager, Jeremy Lindsey, the cookout and donations raised about $3,500 for the anti-drug program.
Hey everyone check out our website and blogs where we discuss new topics every month. We are a select group of Youth Advisory Board Members chosen by DEA and DARE America. Thanks, Brenna Smith
Please check back for more details.
Maurice Solomon, Ted Byrd, Dennis Mitchell, Brenna Smith, Bruce Alexander, and Amy Norville are sworn in.
Six seats were up for election this year. They included East, Middle, and West Tennessee Vice Presidents, Chaplain, Treasurer, and Youth Advisory Board. Only one position was contested. Ted Byrd was challenged by Ryan Rogers for the position of Chaplain. After the votes were counted, it was announced that Ted Byrd had retained his position on the board.