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It seems that we were so excited this year to have Mrs. Camarena attend our training that we forgot to include in the thumb drive the Nomination Forms and the Criteria for the Award!
You will recall that the excellent Task Force, headed by Gerry Kirkland and Lennie Bucci, provided you with the complete list of DEA contact individuals to make it much easier to locate a nominee in your State! You are not required to use their input, but if you are experiencing difficulties in getting Lodges in your State to participate…why not contact them?
If Mrs. Camarena did not give you enough reason to participate in this Award process, then you better see a heart specialist! All kidding aside, folks, this is a no-brainer and a win-win situation for you; your State; the Elks Organization and America!
Attached you will find the necessary forms to submit a nominee. The first form is for the Lodge to fill out; the second form is for you to fill out. Keep track of the deadlines and stay on top of them. The last attachment is the criteria for submitting a nominee.
Let's honor the memory of "Kiki" and have as many States possible submit an application.
As always, thanks for what you do.
From Kent Gade (National Director
Here are the Registration forms for submitting for the ENRIQUE S. CAMARENA AWARD CRITERIA for State, Lodge levels Click on the links below.
2013 Camarena Criteria
2013 Lodge Nomination form Camarena Award
2013 State Nomination form Camarena Award
Inquring Minds have the NEED to Know the TRUTH!!!!
To find out more click on the links below
Fellow Anti-Drug Advocates,
Another example of what we are up against. Following information provided by one of our coalition partners.
Joe Giunta, Chairman
NH State Elks
Drug Awareness Program
The Drug Policy Alliance is funded by George Soros, through his "Open Society." Their aim is to legalize all drugs. Unfortunately, they and their millions of dollars, are reaching too many of our kids and too many uninformed adults. Our work is really cut out for us.
Best Always, Gerri
The Weed Blog reported today that the Drug Policy Alliance has produced a new video that will be aired during the premiere of the final season of AMCs runaway hit show Breaking Bad (about a high school science teacher who becomes a meth cook). The video is part of DPA's efforts to legalize ALL drugs. The video link is included below.
National pro-drug organizations like DPA and the Marijuana Policy Project are spending millions to convince voters and politicians that we should surrender to the drug culture. If these organizations were truly concerned about eliminating the harms of drug use, they would use their wealth to educate and motivate people to abstain from drugs instead of normalizing drug use to the detriment of our children, families, communities, and nation.
What Breaking Bad REALLY Tells Us about the War on Drugs on Vimeo
Dear Fellow NH Elks,
A majority of our NH house members have been in favor of medi-pot for quite some time, but our NH senate was opposed; however, because the bill became more restrictive over the last couple of years our senate weakened and became more receptive to the idea, fortunately our last Governor was opposed to medi-pot and vetoed bills twice. Our new governor ran on a platform of being receptive to a medi-pot bill, so it is no surprise that yesterday she signed a bill to allow people with critical illnesses to posses up to two ounces of pot for therapeutic use. As far as I'm concerned any of these bills that pass are bad news; however, if there is any good side to this story it is that amendments were passed which helped to make the bill quite restrictive. Only a hand full of regulated and licensed dispensaries will be allowed to disperse the pot and NO home grown will be allowed. One other thing, because of their debate about whether or not pot is medicine, the bill got renamed from the "medical marijuana" bill to the "therapeutic marijuana" bill. We (the NH State Elks) have spent many hours fighting all of these NH drug friendly bills and should be very disappointed with medi-pot passing, but we should also feel gratified that we have held off the passing of the decriminalization and legalization bills. I thank each and every one of you for your help and support in this effort. I will be looking for your continued support, because as you know, the efforts to pass these bills will continue.
In service to our youth,
Joe Giunta, chairman
NH State Elks Association
Drug Awareness Program
Elks National Drug Awareness Program Press Release
U.S. launches biggest crackdown on designer drugs
By Ian Simpson
ARLINGTON, Va., June 26
(Reuters) - U.S. authorities carried out their biggest sweep against designer synthetic drugs on Wednesday, cracking down on potentially dangerous herbal blends marketed to young people, the Drug Enforcement Administration said.
Law enforcement officers carried out more than 150 arrest warrants and nearly 375 search warrants in 35 U.S. states and five countries, the DEA said. More than 770 pounds (350 kg) of synthetic drugs have been seized in the last three days, it said.
DEA officials told a news conference that colorfully packaged drugs with such names as "Rush," "Spice" and "Mister Happy" were being targeted at teenagers and young adults through stores and street sales.
"It's specifically marketed for the most vulnerable part of our society," said James Capra, the DEA's chief of operations.
Millions of dollars from the sale of the drugs has been traced back to countries in the Middle East and elsewhere, he said.
He declined to link the synthetic drugs to anti-American extremists in the Middle East but said they had relied on sales of illicit drugs as a source of funds in the past.
Designer synthetic drugs are often marketed as herbal incense, bath salts, jewelry cleaner or plant food. They are made up of plant material that has been infused with psychoactive compounds that mimic THC, the active ingredient of marijuana, the DEA said.
Abuse of the drugs can lead to seizures, vomiting, loss of consciousness and overdose deaths, the DEA said in a statement. The number of emergency room visits associated with the drugs reached 28,531 in 2011, more than twice the number the year before, it said.
Derek Maltz, special agent in charge of the DEA's special operations division, said the source of the synthetic drugs was Asia, especially India and China.
Law enforcement officers also took part in operations in Canada, Panama, Barbados and Australia, the DEA statement said.
Since the agency's campaign against designer synthetic drugs began in December 2012, more than 75 arrests have been made and nearly $15 million in cash and assets seized, it said.
(Reporting by Ian Simpson; Editing by Ellen Wulfhorst and Carol Bishopric)
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