News & Updates
November 17, 2021
Can you get all of these correct? (Answers below)

1. What percentage of the $49-billion-a-year distilled spirits industry’s profits come from the month between Thanksgiving and the New Year?

a. 25%
b. 35%
c. 45%
d. 55%
e. 65%

2. What is the night before Thanksgiving commonly referred to?

a. Drinksgiving
b. Drunksgiving
c. Blackout Wednesday
d. Thanksgiving Eve
e. All of the above

3. Beer sales increased by _____% on Blackout Wednesday

a. 85%
b. 120%
c. 167%
d. 200%
e. 270%

4. Liquor sales increased by _____% on Blackout Wednesday

a. 82%
b. 101%
c. 114%
d. 128%
e. 146%


  1. a.
  2. e.
  3. e.
  4. c.
November Meeting Minutes
Here are the minutes from our November 9, 2021 meeting. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Lauren.

Voting for positions on the Camanche-DeWitt Coalition Executive Committee

The coalition will be doing their annual voting of positions on the Executive Committee at next month's meeting on December 14.

The Camanche-DeWitt Coalition is currently taking nominations for four positions on the Camanche-DeWitt Coalition Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is an eight person committee responsible for maintaining and expanding coalition support, approving action plans, and determining the direction of the coalition. They work to continue to build the members of the coalition and provide guidance to the Board of Directors in the performance of its duties and responsibilities between regularly scheduled meetings of the Board. The four positions up for election are:
  • DeWitt Co-Chair (Don Thiltgen)
  • Treasurer (Carole Dunkin)
  • At-Large-1 (Lisa Abbott)
  • At-Large- 3 (Jaiden Goodman)

If you would like to be nominated for any of these positions or would like to nominate someone else, click here to fill out nomination

Federal Marijuana Bill

An effort to legalize marijuana on the federal level is in the works.

To read about the efforts, click here
A staggering increase': Yearly overdose deaths top 100,000 for first time

The number of overdose deaths rose 29 percent, from 78,056 from April 2019 to April 2020, to 100,306 in the following 12 months. 

CADCA's 32nd Annual National Leadership Forum

What is the purpose behind Forum?

To help increase collaboration and positive impacts by our coalitions nationwide, CADCA is holding its 32nd National Leadership Forum, including SAMHSA’s 18th Annual Prevention Day. CADCA’s Forum is the premier and largest training event for community-based substance use and misuse prevention leaders – and now, more than ever, you’ll find training, resources and connections at your fingertips to create healthy, safe and drug-free communities at home.

Forum Offers:

Training from top experts in the field
Information, tools and strategies to take your prevention work to the next level
The latest science, news and trends on substance misuse issues
Connections to members of Congress on Capitol Hill Day
The opportunity to network with thousands of advocates passionate about prevention
Specialized youth leadership training
The historic sights and modern attractions of our nation’s capital.

If you are interested in attending this great training opportunity, please get in contact with Lauren.

Fill Out Coalition Membership Agreement

All members who have filled out a coalition membership form are considered members and have voting rights. If you have not filled out a membership form, please do so.