Kiwanian Betsy Pohl introduced our guest speaker, Dr. Fred White, Ph.D., an Augusta area licensed psychologist who has been working with the Healthy Communities of the Capital Area (HCCA) group on the current opiate and drug overdose crisis facing the state. He reminded us that the affected individuals represent all demographic identities and noted that we are all being affected in various ways, such as increases in burglaries and breaking & entering crimes. Dr. White emphasized that solutions will have to come from coordinated efforts from multiple stakeholders and will not be solved by only one or two parties. Individuals, medical professionals, law enforcement, courts, schools, business and business groups, to name just a sample, will have to work together.Roy Hussey won the Senator brunch certificate and Bill Tozier won the 50/50 drawing.
President Kim Mondonedo gave special notice to the day’s most fashionable accessories: