Members present by phone: None.
Call to order and approve agenda: Amy Falcon.
Review and Approval of Minutes: Amy passed out the minutes for August 2019 and they were approved.
Fiscal agent Financial Report: The new budget has not been completed yet therefore the July and August reports are not available.
Agenda Item 1: Public Awareness: Amy led a discussion about holding a conference in March, which is Problem Gambling Awareness Month. The task force would like to move forward with this. Amy will ask Juan to contact the potential speakers identified by the task force, in order to inquire about their costs and dates available. Christa suggested getting sponsorships from businesses to help with the costs associated with the event as well as working with the Chamber and Economic Development. Abbey will talk with the Young Professionals group about the possibility of their participation as well. Cindy asked if this can be a regular line item in our budget each year. The task force agreed that this is something that can be listed as an awareness event as a line item.
Amy had fliers available for the task force members to take with them. Abbey took some to post in the city offices. Amy will contact with school to inquire about sending the fliers home with the students. Amy will send an electronic copy to Abbey to put in the community newsletter.
Larissa reported that the Golden Mesa Casino opened last month in Guymon, OK.
Agenda Item 2: Membership: There are no new members at this time. Amy had recruitment packets available for task force members to take with them.
Agenda Item 3: Education: NA.
Agenda Item 4: Data Collection: Amy led a discussion about the community surveys. There have been 252 completed at this time. Amy received the Survey Monkey links in both English and Spanish from Shannon and will send those out this week. Amy and another staff member from Catholic Charities are going to have a booth at the Latina Outreach and Leadership Conference on October 5, 2019, where surveys will be collected.
Agenda Item 5: KDADS update: This update was not available.
Old Business: No old business.
New Business: 2020 Grant Deliverables: Amy led a discussion about the annual meeting with KDADS, the other task forces and the coalition, held in Wichita, KS on August 30, 2019. Debbie discussed the new format for financial reporting that will be more user friendly. Amy also discussed the action plan that is due to KDADS November 1, 2019. She is in the process of updating the strategies and will have this available at the October meeting for approval by the task force. The budget packet is due to KDADS by October 9, 2019.
Debbie has sent the final helpline numbers to Shannon for his analysis. Once this is completed, it will be available to the task force.
Next Meeting Reminder: October 10, 2019
Time of Adjournment: 2:30 p.m.