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Drug Awareness Trailer and "Elroy" the Elk

  The State Association is proud to make available to all NH Lodges, the use of two DRUG AWARENESS TRAILER (one stored at the Rochester Lodge and the other at the Franklin Lodge). These trailers are single axel, 7 ft. wide X 12 ft. long (14 ft. including the tongue), vendor style with 6 ft. wide flip up vendor doors. They are equipped with a 2-inch tow hitch, and have a registered gross weight is 2990 lb. The interior is equipped with 12-volt lighting. These trailers are to be used by NH Lodge’s for the sole purpose of advancing our Drug Awareness Program message. To reserve a trailer just fill out the request form, schedule the trailer, and then coordinate to pick up and return the trailer. (See request form and scheduling calendar below).

Information and Q&A on Elroy the Elk "click Here"

Drug Awareness Trailer and "Elroy" the Elk Request Form

The Drug Awareness trailer will be picked up and returned between events and stored off season at the Franklin Elks Lodge in Franklin, NH.

Drug Awareness Trailer and "Elroy's" Schedule and Availability Calendar

"Click Here" for Drug Awareness Poster Contest Registration forms for 2024-2025

Gateway Drug- Fact or Fiction?
Marijuana is the most consistent gateway drug. More hard-drug users can link their first drug days to this substance. Young users are three to five times more likely to eventually move on to harder drugs. One study by The Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University showed that adolescents who used marijuana were 85 times more likely to use cocaine than adolescents who abstained. The same study’s results showed that children who smoked it before they turned 15 years old would have a much greater chance of going on to harder drugs. The theory of gateway drugs is simple and logical. If you use light drugs at a younger age, you are more likely to make use of the hard drugs later on in life.
The Fact:
Studies show that more than 90% of hard drug users started by using lighter drugs

New things are always happening with the Elks DAP, check it out and spread the word.
elks.org/dap  elksteenzone.org   elkskidszone.org

EDITORIAL: The president of pot "click here for full story" The stigma of addled stupidity goes up in smoke, President Obama says smoking pot is no big deal. Not every man who has lived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has been a paragon of virtue, nor is perfection expected there (or anywhere else). But it's jarring when the president of the United States plays apologist for vice. In an interview with The New Yorker magazine, Mr. Obama expressed indifference to the mainstreaming of marijuana in Colorado and Washington, and the inroads toward legalization pot has made in other states. "As has been well documented," he told the magazine, "I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I don't think it is more dangerous than alcohol." Marijuana is an analgesic that produces euphoria - not exactly the mental state that compels a user to get off his duff and accomplish his life's goals. Today's weed is not your father's reefer. The modern variety is genetically modified and contains a potency that has nearly tripled over the past two decades. The president's own White House Office of Drug Control Policy says so. The new "Rocky Mountain high" is much loftier than the president may remember from his younger days. "He's living in the past," says John P. Walters, the drug czar in the George W. Bush administration. Mr. Walters observes that heavy use of ganja typically reduces a person's IQ by 7 points. A new federal study finds that 6.5 percent of high school seniors get stoned daily. That's a brain drain the nation can't afford. Mr. Obama is equally unfazed by the implications of transforming America into a stoner nation. Out-of-state buyers loading up grass to take home in places where the prohibition of pot is still enforced, a spike in the number of children winding up in the emergency room after ingesting their parents' marijuana-laced food, and a jump in auto fatalities resulting from THC-impaired driving have followed legalization. Americans love to root for the rebel, but the president who gives a free pass to dope is not a freedom fighter. Mr. Obama is comfortable enabling his NSA spies to watch Americans playing a game of Angry Birds on their iPhone, read through every titillating text message and browse through family photos. He isn't working to get government to leave people alone, which may be why pollsters find it increasingly difficult to uncover an American who says United States is headed in "the right direction." By arguing that regular ganja use is merely "a bad habit," the president has displayed the addled thinking for which potheads are known, more evidence that it's wise to get medical advice from a physician, not a politician.

"Obama Care Heroin"
"Chronic marijuana use may alter brain structure, study finds"

"Dabbing" Dotors are concerned new ways to abuse drugs

Marijuana Use in Adolescence, But Not Adulthood, Linked to Permanent Brain Damage
Portable Pot Vaporizers are Easy to Hide by Teens
Elks Natinal Drug Awareness Press Release "What is Krokodil?"

Good News of the Day: Silk Road underground website shut down by feds

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 form to submit a nominee. The first form is for the Lodge to fill out; the second form is for you to fill out for the State. 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 is the Registration form for submitting for the ENRIQUE S. CAMARENA AWARD CRITERIA for State and Lodge levels Click on the link below.

2022 Camarena Criteria, Lodge Nomination, and State Nomination form Camarena Award   

Oppose Federal Marijuana Madness
Plymouth Elks #2312 Drug Awarness Awards Night

Drug Awareness - A request for HELP

[What really are consequences]  [Whats an ounce]  [Whats Really Ironic]  [Whats Really Medical]
[Who is using]  [Whos Really in Prison]  W[hos really paying]  [What Research]
"Why We Need A Revolution DFA Exposes Marijuana--the Harm to Youth 9-18-12"
The latest Information on Drug Awareness click on the links below:

In case you haven't heard, the Feds have made K-2 / Spice illegal. Please visit the link below for more information.http://sfgyc.com/k2-and-spice-now-illegal-tools-for-parents/2012/07/03/

Weed Wars & the Discovery Channel
Faces of Meth II (Show to your friends & family)
Town of Franklin, NH Ordinace regarding the sale and possession of The synthetic drug K2 & Spice.
City bans sales of synthetic drug

From the Deep South to California, emergency calls are being reported over-exposure to the stimulants the powders often contain: mephedrone and methylenedioxypyrovalerone, also known as MDPV.
Meth is Making a Comeback!!

Name Address Phone / E-mail Program * District Chair
*Frank Mello Jr., PER, PDD, PSP 24 Wellington Dr.
Laconia, NH 03246
603-524-5936 frankmellotheelk@gmail.com Promise Grants Northeast:
Laconia, Franklin, plymouth
*Scott Merrihew, PER, PDD, PSP 221 West Farms Rd
Canaan, NH 03741
Camarena Award Northwest:
Littleton,Lebanon, Claremont
*Micheal Norway, PER, PDD, PSP 22 Watson St.
Nashua, NH 03064
Red Ribbon Week, Trailer & Elroy Scheduling Southwest:
Keene, Concord/Epsom, Nashua, Manchester
*Matteh Sanborn, PER 68 Hemingway Drive Unit 11
Rochester, NH 03867
Essay Contest
Poster Contest
The State of NH, Southeast: Rochester, Dover, Portsmouth, Derry-Salem
*Robert O. Schneider, PER 16 Jakes Lane
Merrimack, NH 03054
NH State Elks Association Drug Awareness Chair
Contact the District Chairman or State Chairman for distribution of Drug Awareness literature for your respective Lodges