President Jay King
D.A.R.E Training Conference 2016
The Iowa D.A.R.E. Training
Conference was held in Osage Iowa on June 26, 27, and 28, 2016. Our host and then President Rick Lague, did a
On Sunday night we had a great
meal and a program presented by Amy Ring with Prairie Ridge Integrated
Behavioral Healthcare. Amy spoke about
“Vaping: Nicotine/tobacco and marijuana concentrates. We received lots of information that we can
pass on to parents and students about the abuses of nicotine and marijuana by
On Monday morning we met at the
Milton R Owen Nature Center in Osage.
Everyone in attendance thought the meeting room was spectacular with all
the displays. The classes on Monday were
presented by Greg Young. Greg Young is the Head Chaplain and Critical
Incident Stress Debriefer for the Germantown Police Department. In
addition Greg is an International Law Enforcement Education Training
Association Trainer. He is also a chaplain for the FBI in Wisconsin. In
addition Greg is a crisis responder for various agencies, providing Critical
Incident Stress Debriefings and follow-up care where needed. Greg also has
provided training for the Milwaukee Police Officer Support Team, the Brown
County Sheriff’s Department Peer Support Team, the Dodge County Sheriff’s
Department Debriefing Team, the Whitewater, Wisconsin Police Department Peer
Support Team, and others. Greg’s
programs on How to Foster Resilience for Law Enforcement and How to Talk to
People in Crisis was eye opening.
Several awards were given out at the Monday luncheon.
Deputy Tim Felton, Winneshiek
County Sheriffs Office introduced Anna Holthaus from South Winneshiek
School. Anna’s essay was picked as the
winner for this years essay contest. Anna
read her essay and received a standing ovation.
Three other essay’s were chosen
for Honorable Mention.
Ansel Ramirez Hampton/Dumont
school Chief Robert
Schaefer, Hampton PD
Meredith Stree t Osage
Middle School Officer
Rick LaGue, Osage PD
Kennady Donovan Central Intermediate School Deputy Stacey Bussie, Clintion
5 Star Teacher Award. Winner- Lisa Foster (Lynnville-Sully Elementary)
Nominated by Deputy Josh Britton- Jasper Co. SO
Peer Recognition Award. Winner- Kyle VanOtterIoo, Spencer PD. Nominated by
Amy Thompson (Lincoln Elem., Spencer, Iowa)
Life Time Achievement. Winners-
Sgt. Gary Bellinghausen, Carroll PD. Nominated by Kathi MilliganO K-8
Assistance Principal (Kuemper Catholic School, Carroll, Iowa) and Chief Brad
Burke, Carroll PD.
Deputy Brian Ricklefs- Humboldt Co. SO. Nominated by Donald Hasenkamp-
Principal (Twin Rivers, Bode, Iowa)
Dan Brown- Cedar Falls PD. Nominated by Jay King, Lemars PD.
Jay King- Lemars PD Nominated by Mary Boehmer and Benji Kasel (Franklin
Elem., Lemars, Iowa) and Deb Anthony (Clark Elem., Lemars, Iowa)
Special recognition to Vern Vacek.
Vern has been teaching D.A.R.E. for over 25 years and has been our
Treasurer for many years. Vern had
planned on retiring next year but decided to retire at the end of this year
On Tuesday we had a presentation
by Eagle Ridge Tactical on School Assessment/Case Study with an update from
D.A.R.E. America by Regional Rep Mike Lein.
General Membership Meeting
June 28th. 2016, Osage, Iowa
Meeting was called to order
by President LaGue at 1120 hrs.
Presented years of teaching
D.A.R.E. Awards to general membership.
Members broke up into regions
to discuss reps and board nominations.
NE- JD Holmes- Hardin Co. SO
SE- Lisa Kepford- Tipton PD
Central- Tim Hungerford-
Marshall Co. SO
NW- John Bauer- Storm Lake PD
SW- John Bauer- Storm Lake PD
President LaGue entertained
nominations for the following positions.
Nomination- Jeremy Bess for
Josh Britton (Jasper Co- Newton)
Nominations cease- Jay King
Second- Gary Bellinghausen.
Nomination- Jay King for Gary
Bellinghausen Nominations cease-
Jay King Second- Shayne O’Brian.
Bellinghausen for Bill Wolfgram
Nomination cease- Jay King
Second- Gary Bellinghausen.
Sgt. at Arms-
Nomination- Robert Schaffer
for Rich Hollenbach- Howard County.
Nomination- Jay King for Kyle
Written ballot was then cast
with winner- Kyle Van Otterloo.
Nominations cease and destroy
ballots- Gary Bellinghausen Second-Jay
King. Membership all in favor.
Best Overall- Hailey
Eitzenhefer (Buchanan Co. SO)
Best Message- Jaylyn
Jensen (Buchanan Co. SO)
Neatness- Danelis (?)
(Clinton Co. SO)
Most Creative- Logan
Budde- (Clinton Co. SO)
President LaGue swore in
2016-2017 IDA President Jay King at 1216 hrs.
President King swore in the
2016-2017 IDA Board. 1217 hrs.
Interim D.A.R.E. Iowa
Coordinator Terry Dehmlow advised the following.
Funding is about
$3,000 less this year. Need to watch
that a member does not order more shirts than needed.
New D.A.R.E. Iowa
website will be coming out soon.
Demonstrated website to membership.
sending in the pre and post test results.
State needs the stats.
DOT- Sept. 12th-23rd., 2016. Des Moines, Iowa.
D.A.R.E. Day at
the capitol. Working on 2nd.
Thursday in April 2017.
1) President King asked the membership for input
on the changes to the awards.
Membership advised liked changes.
sent out in January of each year.
Membership advised to continue doing.
Question was brought up if dues should be increased. Membership advised to leave at $50.00.
President King called for further OLD BUSINESS and there was none.
1) Working on IDA Facebook cite.
Conference – June 25th-27th, 2017. Theme-“D.A.R.E. To DREAM”
Kepford- presented idea to have the last
day of the conference have a school spirit day- wear school colors of schools
teach D.A.R.E. at. Membership advised
President King called for
further NEW BUSINESS and there was none.
President King entertained a
motion to adjourn at 1235 hrs. Motion-
Gary Bellinghausen Second- Rick LaGue.
Next IDA Board meeting
dates: Will be at 1100 hrs. (Fridays)
at the Iowa Falls PD
Oct. 7th. 2016
Dec. 2nd. 2016
Feb. 3rd. 2017
(Joint Meeting with D.A.R.E. Iowa Board)
April 7th. 2017
Bill Wolfgram- IDA Secretary
We hope to see you all next summer in