Meeting Minutes: June 9, 2022
Location: Hy-Vee, 84th & Holdrege | 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Present: 19 in attendance
Members Emily Koopmann, Brian Deighton, Margaret Burnham, Sherri Recker, Joanne Bartles, Brian Adam, Tim Kirkpatrick, Rob Lane, Sydney Stanard, Tara West, Angel Neal,
Kyle Holt-Stanard (via Zoom), Patti Gerlach (via Zoom)
Non-Member Stephanie Olson, The Set Me Free Project
Jordan Wetzel, Bridge to Better Living
Pat Borer, Lincoln Fire Department
Jack Bennett, Whitehead Oil
Jack Friesen, Whitehead Oil
Craig Wineke (via Zoom)
Introductions: The minutes from May 2022 meeting were approved
Member Chair Report: 30+ paid members
Now is a great time to join. It is socials season. Reminder given for Lincoln Saltdogs Outing happening tonight. 5:00 tailgate start; $5 per person gets you in the door and a $10 food voucher; tickets still available
Treasurer’s Report: $2,093.82 in our account
Social Report: Sydney and Tara are working on August event
It will be held at Tim Kirkpatrick’s home. Bring your swimsuit
Spotlight Speaker: Dr. Rob Lane, Ascend Chiropractic
Dr. Lane began with a demonstration: a rotator cuff and shoulder test
Ascend Chiropractic is a full-service clinic offering a variety of services like: spinal manipulations; exercises for treatment; manual adjustments; acupuncture and dry needling, cupping, active release technique; electric stimulation, to name a few
Coverage by insurance is getting better; science/research becoming more robust; Doctors are coming around to muscular/skeletal healthcar
Community Update: Interim Captain Pat Borer, Lincoln Fire Department
Uncle Sam Jam coming up (with LPD). Planning has started for the 2023 air show. It is expected to draw 250,000 people to Lincoln. The Blue Angels will perform.
Station #8 serving the Irvingdale neighborhood will be rebuilt. Demolition starts in fall, construction in spring. It was originally built on a decommissioned water reservoir. Moving the units out for 18 months during the process.
Featured Speaker: Stephanie Olson, The Set Me Free Project
Target education from college-age down to youth. They have a relationship with LPS.
Goal to stop Human Trafficking before it starts. 1-2% of victims are recovered or rescued.
Nebraska and Lincoln are hot spots.
What is Human Trafficking? Slavery, prostitution, buying/selling of a human being for personal profit of another by force, fraud or coercion.
Human Trafficking doesn’t happen the way you think it does. Force, Fraud or Coercion must be proven for adults; not for minors (in legal setting).
Social media is a huge contributor to the problem. Kids are posting their vulnerabilities which allows them to be targeted, groomed and manipulated for Human Trafficking.
Average age of trafficked: 12-19 (girls) and 10-19 (boys)
Familial trafficking is on the rise.
Kids are recruiting.
42% of traffickers are women.
#1 way to prevent Human Trafficking is to build relationships with those around you. People need to recognize they have value, and no one can change that.
Human Trafficking is a $150B industry
Majority of trafficked know their trafficker, they often don’t realize they are being trafficked.
React & respond if Human Trafficking suspected.
86% of trafficked people have gone through medical treatment, but haven’t been rescued.
Please reach out to Stephanie and The Set Me Free Project. They want to be a resource.
setmefreeproject.net or 402.521.3080
Next Meeting: Thursday, July 14 | Hy-Vee, 84th & Holdrege | 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Meeting Adjourned: Respectfully submitted by Tara West on behalf of Kyle Kudron