Greater Cleveland Safe Kids/Safe Communities Minutes
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Click It or Ticket – thank you for everyone that helped with enforcement, Buckle Up for Burgers and everything else!
Its Ok 2 Nag – Contest that encouraged women to submit a photo of their man buckled up
47 entries worked hard to get the votes – more than 1800 votes
266 Facebook posts, 285 Facebook shares and 17 tweets about seat belts
Bicycle Safety – thank you to all that participated!
Nine police departments participated in helmet incentive program
Ten schools participated in Bike to School Day events
Parade the Circle – thanks to all those who came out and helped! It was our best to date!
Buckle Your Beats – 13 entries of rap/songs with great seat belt messages!
The winner was Torre Shaw with 180 votes.
Golf Outings-Seat Belt Messaging – thank you to Mike Pecoraro and Mark Kwiatkowski for helping Safe Communities by sponsoring “Buckle Up” holes at your golf outings!
Motorcycle events – Quaker Steak & Lube – Date TBD Respect the Road – Reflect Yourself contest judging; Ride Smart – Ride Sober on August 15- National DUI Campaign Kickoff
Respect the Road – Reflect Yourself contest still going on. Order your contest packet.
Poison Safety: Laundry Detergent look-alikes – order form attached
Many children are confusing laundry detergent pads with candy. To educate the community on this issue, we have fact sheets, flyers, Poison Help magnets and Poison help phone stickers available.
Summer Safety – order form attached
Materials available: summer safety fans, CD of summer safety press release templates and reserve the doctor/nurse/firefighter cutouts for your next event.
Keep Your Family Tight – photo contest via wzakcleveland.com
Grand prize for the photo competitions is a 4-pack of tickets to the Stone Soul Picnic at Jacobs Pavilion on August 25.
Photo submission is July 9 –July 27; voting is July 30-August 17
Pool Safety – order form attached
Materials that are available include brochures, handouts and stickers.
If you are interested in being a part of the Pool Safely Day on July 26, please contact Mandy (firstname.lastname@example.org). Partnership includes on-site presence, giveaways and media opportunity.
Hyperthermia Prevention – order form attached
Materials include tool kit with handouts, posters, PSA and tips sheets and printed posters.
Upcoming Car Seat Checks – interested in attending please contact Tom at 216.983.1115
Children’s Museum on July 27 and 28 from 10 am – 2pm
Child Passenger Safety Weekend – Cat in the Hat Safety Days
Saturday, September 22 – Warrensville Heightsfrom 10 am – 1pm
Sunday, September 23 – west side of Clevelandfrom 10 am – 1 pm
CPS Technician Class – contact Tom (216.983.1115) if you are interested in attending
Class in mid-September; Date and location TBD
Labor Day Mobilization – order form attached
Materials include coasters, posters, banners, bags, mocktail guides and magnets
Celebrate My Drive sponsored by State Farm – Saturday, September 15 at South Park Mall
Support local teens as they learn to drive and get ready for the road ahead.
One local school can win $100,000 – we need to get schools involved
For more information, contact Kim Lust from State Farm at email@example.com
Observations of 474 children in 415 vehicles at daycares, fast food restaurants and shopping centers
Findings: 44% were in booster seats; 31% were unrestrained; 22% were in seat belts; 3% were in car seats; 91% rode in the back seat
Be a Booster Booster – direct mail piece was sent to 10,000 parents of 6-7 year olds (need members to serve as distribution points to redeem these kits)
Car pool kits to parents available while supplies last (contact Jen at Jennifer.walker@UHhospitals.org to get direct mail piece to pass out)
Billboard up on the west side
Just Get It Across – NHTSA demonstration grant now open to parents in Northeast Ohio with 11-15 year olds
Recent promotion included chance to win Nickelback tickets and private meet & greet with the band – almost 700 entries
Future campaigns being planned for the fall
Legally Addicted Play – Monday, September 10 at Mayfield Village Civic Center at 7 pm. FREE to the public
Following the play will be a panel led by Recovery Resources addressing teens and prescription drug abuse.
Flyer available if you are interested in having play performed at your school
Prescription Drug Abuse Conference – The Opiate Addiction Across the Lifespan “Impact and Interventions”
Friday, September 28 at Embassy Suites, Rockside Woods Blvd., Independencefrom 8am-4pm, cost is $75; Registration form is at www.ccbh.net
Keynote speakers: Dr. Ted Parran (Case Western Reserve School of Medicine); Orman Hall (Ohio Dept. of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services); Aaron Haslam (Ohio Attorney General’s Office)
DEA National Drug Take Back Day – Saturday, September 29 from 10am – 2pm
More information call 1.800.882.9539 or http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html
Seat Belt Coalition – provides leadership in implementing effective community based minority seat belt safety programs
Expanding in 2012: event planning (CIOT); seat belt counts; faith-based outreach; beauty salon/barber shop engagement; working collectively to reduce disparities; organization and individuals welcome to join
Expanding from East Clevelandto North Randall, Warrensville Heights, BedfordHeights, Maple Heightsand Cleveland (Glenville, Collinwood, Hough)
Homecoming Teen Driving Initiative – contact Chrystal to sign up
My Ride My Rules Football Game Traffic Safety Activities include opportunity for teens to film rules for their ride, Distract-a-Match challenge and prize wheel.
Dates available: Sept. 21 & 22, Sept. 28 & 29, Oct. 5 & 6 and Oct. 12 & 13.
International Walk to School Day is October 3 – order form attached
Materials include: toolkits available with everything schools need to take on their own day and awesome giveaways.
The school that has the highest percentage of children walk to school during that week will receive a Rockin’ Recess with the Radio Disney team.
Pedestrian Safety – if interested contact Mandy (mandy.thomas@UHhospitals.org)
Opportunityavailable to establish a year-round school safety committee to improve child pedestrian safety around a chosen school and to increase the number of children that walk to school
Fire Prevention Week is October 7-13 – order form attached
Materials include: fire prevention curriculum, safety tips for children and adults, family checklist, fire prevention press release template and stickers
Halloween Safe Kids – order form attached
Materials include: activity books, bags, reflective giveaway, tip sheets and posters
Halloween Seat Belt Initiative – order form attached
Materials include: posters, seat belt flyers and air fresheners
Safe Kids Social Media – order form attached
CD includes safety topics such as: summer safety, pool safety. Hyperthermia, pedestrian safety, fire prevention and Halloween safety
Member Recognition Meeting – September 18 from 11am – 12:30 pm at 100th Bomb Group
Save the Date coming soon! Invite important community leaders to show them how great you are!
In order to be recognized for your great accomplishments, please turn in any of the following: activity report, newspaper articles, television clips, internet sites, community newsletter, event fliers, etc.
Safe Sitter – contact Tracey (tracey.stehure@UHhospitals.org) if you are interested in hosting
New opportunity to host Safe Sitter classes for low-income 11-13-year-olds free of charge.
Responsibilities include providing space and promoting the class. Would be great if host could provide transportation and/or lunch and snacks.
Volunteer Opportunities – contact Chrystal (chrystal.gullett@UHhospitals.org) to volunteer
Come represent your organization at:
July 18 , 11:30-1:30 CBS Radio Listener Lunch – Willard Park (FREE Stamp)
July 27 & 28, 10-2 Teddy Bear Clinic at Children’s Museum sponsored by State Farm
August 22, 11:30-1:30 CBS Radio Listener Lunch – Willard Park (FREE Stamp)
Teddy Bear Day at the Zoo – September 22 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Kids with a teddy bear or any plush toy will receive free Zoo admission with a paid adult. There will be activities for kids to participate in.
Contact Tracey ( firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information
Boo at the Zoo – October 18-21 and 25-28 from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Shifts are from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. and 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. You may volunteer for one or more shifts. All shifts include set up or clean up.
If you are volunteering a teen organization, an adult representative must be present.
Contact Tracey (email@example.com) for more information
Annual Holiday Mocktail Party – November 29 at Cleveland Marriott East from 5:30-8.
Mocktail Donation letters are available for you to distribute to any retailers.
THANK YOU to all those that attended the July Safe Kids/Safe Communities Meeting!
BIG thanks to the Cleveland Metroparks Ranger Department for hosting and providing lunch!
See everyone at the Annual Member Recognition Meeting on Tuesday, September 18!