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Courtesy photo. L to R- President Elect John Knox, SRSLY Coalition Director Lindsay Baker, and Michigan District of Kiwanis Governor Larry Memmer.

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Bob Milbrodt for the information in this story. Please note the SRSLY family night movie date was incorrect. The correct date is April 5.)

Last week, Chelsea Kiwanis Club members heard from Lindsay Baker, coalition director for SRSLY Chelsea and five student leaders.

Last month, the students attended the 29th national conference of CADCA, (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America). SRSLY is our local coalition.

The students took part in forums on assessing community needs, public speaking, marijuana, policy making/ordinances, e-cigarette use, and engaging youth through social media, among others.

They met with Congressman Tim Walberg and Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters to explain their concerns. They heard from First Lady Melania Trump and Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD who encouraged them in their efforts to curb substance abuse in Chelsea.

SRSLY is on the front line in Chelsea City Council’s consideration of the local marijuana issue. The elected officials voted to prohibit marijuana establishments in the city at a recent meeting.

SRSLY is having a movie night for the community at Beach Middle School on April 5.

Club members were pleased to induct Lindsay Baker as the newest member of the club. Conducting the induction was Larry Memmer, governor of the Michigan District of Kiwanis.

Next Monday club members will hear from Michaeline Pawlak from Western Washtenaw Area Value Express.

Chelsea Kiwanis meets each Monday at 6:15 p.m. in the St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital cafeteria, and the speakers begin at about 6:45 p.m.

Everyone is invited to the club’s meetings to enjoy our speakers and learn about Kiwanis.

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Courtesy photo SRSLY youth present to the Chelsea Kiwanis Club. Pictured are L to R – Amelia Christie, Riley Thornburn, Nicolette Rivers, Brandon Grzadzinski, and Jordan Jedele.
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