Youth Substance Abuse and Prevention Coalition

Annual Community Caring Council Conference
December 1, 2011
Happy New Year
January 1, 2012

Congratulations to Jim Maginel!

The Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition honored Jim Maginel, prostate longtime member and leader of the Coalition, seek at its 1st Annual Awards Celebration on October 25.

Jim was presented the Inaugural Jim Maginel Award for his dedication and commitment to the Coalition over the past eleven years. Jim retired from his position as Drug Free Communities Project Director at the end of September.

The Jim Maginel Award will be annually awarded to an individual, prostate individuals or a group that exhibit the same dedication and commitment to the organization as Jim.

The 2011 Jim Maginel Award was awarded to two individuals who have gone above and beyond by leading the Coalition’s Media Committee in launching a successful media campaign entitled “Rise Above”.  Honored were Cheryl Ellis of the Southeast Missourian Jr. and Kathy Sweeney of KFVS.

Many thanks and congratulations go to Jim, Kathy and Cheryl for earning these awards.

The next meeting of the Coalition is Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 10:30am at the Kasten Community Development Center (937 Broadway, Suite 102).  New members are welcome to attend and join our mission to alleviate youth substance abuse in our community.