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NEWSLETTER: IN THE LOOP / DECEMBER

DID YOU KNOW…?
* Kacie Hanson, South Whidbey High School sophomore, is IDIPIC’s 5,000th driver’s ed. student? Kacie attended our Nov. 8th panel with her mom Erin. Kacie’s said about the panel: “It was an eye-opener. I knew Kaylea’s family very well and that hit me really hard…”

* IDIPIC’s panels are open to all and not only for offenders and driver’s education students? They’re free and unforgettable… and not what you expect. Knowledge is power!
* AmazonSmile allows you to donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to the charitable donation of your choice? IDIPIC is AmazonSmile registered. Learn more about it HERE.
NEWS LINKS / National New Survey: Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Stimulants Becoming Normalized Behavior Among College Students, Young Adults
NEWS LINKS / State WSP upgrades its DUI breath-test machines
NEWS LINKS / Local City of Oak Harbor and Island County proclaim December as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month


NASWI NEWS Kudos to VQ-1 that had over 250 attend an IDIPIC panel November 26. Next base panel reserved is for VAQ-136 December 19. If your command had an IDIPIC panel more than two years ago or never had one, contact JoAnn at idipic@idipic.org to get more info or to reserve one. These are award-winning DUI prevention panels provided to your command free thanks to community funding. Panel details HERE.
PANELS for December are: the 6th in Freeland and 4th and 18thin 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 Welcome Back to The Walmart Foundation as a GOLD Partner in Prevention. See all our Partners HERE.
SCHOOL REPORT IDIPIC’s Th!nk, Don’t Drink, Drug & Drive class was presented to 24 of Munros’ Driving Instruction students November 17th. In addition, in early November, in conjunction with Red Ribbon Week, our Th!nk, Don’t Drink or Drug presentation was made to 121 students in Kathy Gianni’s health classes and 113 students in Erik Jokinen’s health classes at Langley Middle School. Also 74 students in Terry Welch’s science classes at Coupeville Middle School.  These presentations are made possible by support of South Whidbey businesses and organizations as well as through funding by State Farm Insurance, Island Thrift and the Walmart Foundation.
THANK YOU to our November speakers Brian Grimm, Ernie Branigh, Dorothy Fodor, Camille Brighten, Karen Lewis and Dr. Robert Bishop and our helpers Phyllis Rainey, Debbie Kulz and Cheryl Spiker.