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NEWSLETTER: IN THE LOOP / JULY

This 4th of July Don’t Miss a Thing! (Video)

DID YOU KNOW…?
National Night Out returns to Oak Harbor Tuesday August 5 and will again be held at Windjammer Park from 3 to 8 pm. Volunteers are needed to man our booth for 1.5 hour shifts. Please call or email JoAnn if you’d like to help. Well-attended and lots of fun!
You can help IDIPIC reach its $5,000 goal during its safety campaign Keep It a Safe Summer with a General or Memorial Donation that will be matched by Island Thrift.

FAREWELLS We wish the following volunteers all the best in their new endeavors:

* AC1 Jeremy Saunders of NASWI transferred to NAS Jacksonville last month after a year of providing support at base and civilian panels. “My time with IDIPIC has been really educational, it is an outstanding program!!! I will take all that I’ve learned with me and continue to urge my junior Sailors and peers to make better decisions.”
* Briess Potter, our Youth Liaison Officer the past two years, heads off to the University of Utah in the fall, majoring in engineering and minoring in political science, with a focus in either nuclear or nanotechnology engineering. She hopes after working in the engineering field to pursue a career serving in the U.S. government or diplomatic corps.
* Cecilia Welch has been a part of IDIPIC from our start in 2000 in many ways: panel helper, vice-president, president and more. She was also a great ambassador for IDIPIC, helping our organization gain panel speakers and helpers. After nearly 15 years of dedication she has decided to step down to pursue other interests.
NEWS LINKS / National Report shows rise in methamphetamine-related hospital emergency department visits
NEWS LINKS / State Marijuana tests take longer, cost more at state crime labs
NEWS LINKS / Local Oak Harbor woman charged with vehicular homicide June 17

PANELS for July are the 5th in Freeland and the 10th and 12th in Oak Harbor.  To check out future panel dates and times, check the schedule HERE. Looking for panels in other counties? Look HERE.
PARTNERS IN PREVENTION Thank you to The Computer Clinic a Silver Partner in Prevention and to Theresa Jenkins of Langley a Bronze Partner in Prevention. See all our Partners HERE
SCHOOL REPORT IDIPIC’s Th!nk, Don’t Drink, Drug & Drive class was presented to 13 of South Whidbey High School’s driving instruction students June 3rd. A shout out to John LaVassar, one of the DE instructors there, who’s been a strong supporter of IDIPIC for many years.
THANK YOU to our June speakers Brian Grimm, Trooper Dave Martin, Tim McManus, Ryan Samplawski and Camille Brighten  and our helpers Jeremy Saunders, Phyllis Rainey and Sabrina Underwood.
THANK YOU 2 to our new board of directors… or should we say “renewed” board of directors? ; ) For the term July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015: President:  Francis Bagarella (2nd ) / V.P. – Funding Chair: Mike Diamanti (3rd), Treasurer/Secretary Maryann Cowan (2nd), IDIPIC-NASWI Liaison Officer: Pat McCollough (2nd), Member-At-Large: Mary Durkee.

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