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Opioid Project and Substance Use Treatment Services

Rotary Clubs throughout the nation are fighting against the deadly opioid epidemic. Each day, more than 130 people die from opioid-related drug overdoses. Since 2011, drug deaths in the United States have outpaced those caused by firearms, motor vehicle crashes, suicide or homicide. The Suffield Rotary Club is soldiering against this epidemic by encouraging residents to dispose of unused drugs at the Suffield Police Department, obtaining drug disposal pouches from drug stores, or learning about other environmentally safe ways to dispose of drugs through the internet. In addition, the Club will mail a brochure to all Suffield households in an effort to inform the public about the wide range of substance abuse resources and treatment services in the Suffield area.

Speaker Highlights

• Ann Kannen, Managing Editor of The Suffield Observer, shared facts and information about the Observer in its 20th-year celebration.

• Chris Nikolis began the PMC Kids Ride for the Jimmy Fund in 2012. Since then, participation and money for the fundraiser have increased so much that in 2018, Suffield raised the second highest amount in the country.

Fun Stuff

• Member Scott Seabury announced that the New England premiere of the movie, A Promise to Astrid is June 2 at 6 p.m. at the Bethany Assembly of God in Agawam. Admission is free and the movie version of the book will be available for purchase. In the movie, Scott is portrayed by Dean Cain (of Superman fame), plus Scott is also an extra in it.

• The 28th Annual Glenn T. Packard Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday, August 9. Please refer to this article. 

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