SAFE Member News
In This Issue
YLC Activities
Training Opportunities
Merchant Trainings

December Events


3rd- VBHS YLC Meeting

4th- Decorate Trees

4th- Harmony YLC

7-8th- Festival of Trees

17-18th- AC4C Retreat

17th- SAFE Coalition Meeting

19th- VBMS YLC

23rd-3rd- Coalition Office

      Closed for the Holiday.  


             YLC Activities


The Great American Smokeout was an opportunity for the YLC members to get out into their school and community and share the dangers about tobacco use. They completed the following activities:
  • Lemonade Stand
  • Every 72 Seconds
  • Posters in the school
  • Balloon Facts
  • Memorial Luminaries
  • Balloon Facts
  • Concession Food Facts
  • Sidewalk Chalk
  • Pledge Wall
  • Article and PSA's

To see photos from these events you can check out the YLC

Facebook Page


Flicker Account

More information on YLC activities can be found on the YLC website!
Training Opportunities
Upcoming Training Opportunities Include:
17-18th- AC4C Retreat
none at this time
We want your feedback
The Van Buren County SAFE Coalition wants you to be involved! We want to know the best way to do that. We would like for each of our members to take just a minute to complete the Coalition Involvement Survey. If you have already completed this you do not need to do it again, this is for those who have not yet completed the survey. Please click on the image below to be taken to the short coalition survey.
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If you are a teacher, administrator or support staff at a school please take a minute to complete our School Staff Survey.
This survey will help us better understand how we can better serve you.
Thank you so much for your time!
Merchant Trainings
December Trainings are scheduled for:
December 18th at 9am and 6pm
January Trainings are scheduled for:
January 21st at 6 pm
January 22nd at 9 am
Trainings are held at the Roberts Memorial Center in Keosauqua. RSVP is required for all trainings please call 319-293-6412 or email
Just a reminder to businesses: The coalition recommends three steps for training employees:
1) Orientation DVD (provided by the coalition)
2) VB SAFE Merchant Training
3) IPACT ABD Training (ABD Online)
For assistance with this process you may contact the coalition at the number or email above.  
Keeping Holiday Parties SAFE 
Due to the dangers and liabilities involved, companies and individuals alike are coming to the realization that alcohol should not be the main attraction at holiday parties, and there are ways to organize fun, yet safe, festivities that will prevent family and friends from becoming the next alcohol- or drug-related statistic.


Traditionally, alcohol has been a big part of holiday celebrations, but today we know there is danger involved in providing "open bars" to anyone and everyone. The percentage of alcohol- and drug-related traffic incidents increase dramatically during this time of the year.

To read more about how to keep your holiday party SAFE Click here!
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Van Buren County SAFE Coalition - 405 4th St  -  Keosauqua, Iowa 52565