Inside this issue:
Victim Service News 2
Summer Vigil 2
MADD to Celebrate its 30th Anniversary
Brain Injury 2 at the Walk Like MADD 5k!
Volunteer News 3 More walkers, volunteers and dona- port families of
Volunteers of the 3 tions needed to reach $110,000 goal! drunk driving
MADD on Facebook 3 prevent
Looking for a great way to spend
VIP News 4 a Saturday in June? How about
Binge Drinking 4 signing up a team, volunteering,
Awareness or donating to MADD for this
year’s 5k event, Walk Like
Sponsor of the 5
The Walk includes a teen scene, tot
Quarter Join Susie Jones from WCCO
spot, health and safety area, pooch par-
Crash Car News 5 Radio and Bill Lunn from 5 Eye-
lor for dogs, victim tribute area, and
witness News as we walk the
hospitality area. Anyone can be in-
Upcoming Events 6 banks of the Mississippi River.
volved and we encourage everyone that
The event, which takes place on
participates to invite friends, family
MADD National News 6 June 12th at Raspberry Island in
(including children), co-workers, and
Saint Paul, promises to be a
their furry companions!
memorable one, with games for
Welcome… 7 kids, free hot dogs and refresh- Thanks to the following sponsors:
MADD turns 30! 7 ments, and time to celebrate our loved ones in WCCO-Radio, 5 Eyewitness News, AAA MN/IA,
Legislative Update 7 the Victim Tribute Area. TSR Injury Law, Bobby and Steve’s Auto World,
Thinking and Driving 7 Kate’s Kids, Law Office of Bruce Larson, Subway,
There will be lots to do and see, as MADD cele-
Snap Fitness, University of Minnesota Medical
brates 30 years with a Decades Theme. Timelines
Center-Fairview, and HCMC.
will showcase how far we have come in eliminat-
Memorial Tree of Life 8 ing drunk driving and provide a chance for teams For more information or to sign up your team or
to create a memory reminding us why we con- as an individual walker, visit
tinue to fight to keep Minnesota roads safe. www.walklikemadd.org (TWIN CITIES) or con-
Every dollar raised will stay in Minnesota to sup- tact Brenda at 651-523-0802.
Day of Hope and Healing Rescheduled
MADD Minnesota State Mark your calendars now for offender re-entry, rebuilding lives, work-
Office ing with children and grief, taking care of
Saturday, August 21, 2010.
155 South Wabasha yourself, and more. If you would like to
Street, Suite 104 MADD Minnesota will be hosting suggest a topic or perhaps even
St. Paul, MN 55107 “A Day of Hope and Healing” on run a breakout session at this
Phone: 651-523-0802 August 21, 2010. This all day event event please contact Carol or
was planned to help families in Terri at 651-523-0802.
wherever they are in the grieving
Website: process. This event is free to any victim,
www.maddmn.org Speaker Ted Bowman from the victim family member, or survi-
vor of a drunk driving crash. If
VIP Information University of Minnesota will be
you would like more informa-
www.maddmn.org sharing his knowledge and experi-
enceon grief and overcoming the tragedy of tion, visit our website for a registration
traumatic loss. Lunch will be served and form or call the office and register with one
of our staff by August 13th.
the afternoon will focus on breakout ses-
sions with topics including, court process,
Page 2 MADD Minnesota News Spring/Summer 2010
Victim Service Events, Resources, and Updates
Support Groups good connections in your job! With 87 counties in
Victim/Survivor Support community? Then you are Minnesota we cannot do it
Groups are offered on the qualified to be a MADD alone! We need your help
4th Tuesday of each month. Minnesota County Monitor. to reach those who need us.
Please check the website for We are currently looking for Memorial Quilts
details and topics, or call people interested in a
County Monitor volun- There are a few more quilt formation release form.
Carol for more information
teer position. Time com- squares available to make
mitment is one to two hours one more quilt. If you A Heartfelt Thanks
Spring and Summer topics: would like to make a quilt I just wanted to say what an
per week from home. This
April 27th Anniversaries job requires people to be square honoring your loved honor it has been to work
and Special Days/Open our eyes and ears in YOUR one please contact the State with so many of the MADD
Topic community. If you are able Office for more informa- Families over this past year.
May 25th Loss, Grief, and to give a little time each tion. As a whole, you have in-
Mourning/Open Topic week checking the newspa- spired me with your
June 22nd Summer Vigil pers, or perhaps dropping strength and courage
We are planning to revise through unbelievably diffi-
July 27th Criminal Justice off some literature at your
the MADD Minnesota web- cult times. I am sure I can
System/Open Topic local court or hospital, we site Memorial.
August 24th Helping Chil- would LOVE to hear from say this comes from all the
If you are interested in hav-
dren Cope with Loss/Open you. Our goal is to help advocates here at the State
ing your story told on the
Topic more victims of drunk driv- Office. Thank you for let-
website, please submit your
Victim Service Volun- ing. We need you to help us story and a photo to ting us be part
teers NEEDED! keep victims from falling Carol.firstname.lastname@example.org of your lives.
Do you currently read your through the cracks! Please g or call the office and speak
community newspaper, call Carol if you are inter- with Carol. You will need
watch the local news or have ested in this very important to fill out a photo and in-
MADD MN Summer Memorial Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Please join us again this summer to celebrate the memories of those who have been killed or injured by drunk drivers.
We will gather at the office, then be led by a bag-
piper to drop flowers into the Mississippi River. It
has been a very moving event in the past and we
hope you will be able to join us this year.
RSVP to 651-523-0802.
The Importance of Brain Injury Awareness
A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) officers and emergency medi- being. Educating yourself Other Resources:
occurs every 23 seconds and cal personnel, or even ex- about TBI is one of the most
almost 1.5 million Americans change driver’s license and important things you can do
will endure one over the next insurance information. Later, to understand and cope with ♦ DRIVEN article “Life Out
year. According to the Brain when the consequences of the the injury. Of Focus” on TBI.
Injury Association, about 28 head injury begin to interfere ♦ MADDvocate article
MADD’s brochure Living
percent of all TBIs are cause by significantly with the person's “Loving Your Child Twice”
With Brain Injury provides
motor-vehicle crashes. These life, neither the injured indi- for strategies on parenting
information on injuries to the
injuries can cause a whole host vidual nor the family relates children with brain injury.
head and brain, structure and
of short-term and long-term the problems back to the crash.
functions of the brain, classi-
Even an injury that has been fication and diagnosis, conse-
♦ Brain Injury Association of
Immediately after a crash, it is labeled as mild TBI can be a quences of brain injury, chal-
not unusual for a head-injured significant injury that impacts lenges to employment, reha- ♦ Traumatic Brain Injury
person to discuss what hap- family, personal relationships, bilitation, grief, coping and Resource Center.
pened with law enforcement employment and general well- healing.
MADD Minnesota News Spring/Summer 2010 Page 3
Volunteer Orientation and Update
Volunteers are the backbone of MADD Minnesota, so whether you are a new volunteer
with MADD or have been with us for years, we would like to invite you to attend our
MADD Minnesota Volunteer Orientation meeting.
You will have an opportunity to:
• Learn more about MADD’s Mission – Goals – Objectives
• Meet the MADD Minnesota Team
• Get updated on MADD activities
• Learn about volunteer opportunities
• Discover how your interests can help us stop drunk driving; support the Volunteers the
victims of this violent crime and to prevent underage drinking heart and soul of
Orientation meetings will be held from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm on the following Tuesdays: MADD.
April 13th May 18th June 29th August 10th September 21st volunteering
Please call us at 651.523.0802 to confirm your participation. We look forward to seeing today!
you and working with you in the days and years ahead!
Volunteers of the Quarter: Century College Volunteers
For the last three years MADD Minnesota give them experiences relative to their cho-
has had the privilege to work with volun- sen profession.
teers from Century College’s Service The type of tasks we have asked these vol-
Learning Program. unteers to perform have been helping with
mailings, answering phones, building
shelves in the storage area, organizing and
restocking the storage area and literature
Each se- cabinets, data entry, and doing outreach activities at
mester, health fairs or
three to schools.
five stu- They have been a
dents con- great help to us in
tact the getting much of
Minnesota our everyday work
MADD of- completed!
fice and Thank you Century
arrive ready to perform any task assigned. These College Students
volunteers are required to complete 15 hours of vol- for your service to
unteer time in a community organization that would MADD!
and MADD Minnesota
You can now find MADD Minnesota on Facebook (www.facebook.com, then search
MADD Minnesota) Become a fan of MADD Minnesota today and let us know your
Page 4 MADD Minnesota News Spring/Summer 2010
Victim Impact Panel News~ Jo Baker
There have been lots of with speakers, but 24 hardy ♦ We held 38 panels this Do you want your
changes within our VIP pro- folks showed up, and we gave
gram. Dates and sites have them our best!
quarter. event published in
been adjusted in several loca- ♦ We hosted 1203 offend- the MADD Minne-
The Cass County panel is tem-
porarily suspended until fur-
ers sota Newsletter.
We held our first panel in ther notice. ♦ Involving 145 volunteers/ Let us know how
Crookston and it was, as usual, speakers/facilitators you are helping
NEWS: Mark S. ( Mille Lacs )
a powerful one. New speakers
from the Thief River Falls area,
little granddaughter is on the ♦ Receiving just under the fight to elimi-
waiting list for a new heart.
presented and received good
She is just 20 months old and
45,000.00 in revenue. nate drunk driving
comments. This will be a quar- As always thanks to all for all by sending your
our prayers are with this fam-
terly panel, next one in April. you do, as we try to make a
difference in across the state.
article or event to
We, at the same time, held our
first one in Worthington, de-
Thanks to all who made this 3rd carol.haselmann@
quarter a success! madd.org
spite a ice storm! We struggled
Targeting the “Binge Drinking Brand” Appearing on
Twin City Campuses starting April 5th
Binge drinking is more than a behavior, it’s a brand image heavily marketed • The majority of people who die from alcohol
to college students—from Hollywood movies celebrating heavy drinking to poisoning receive no help from their friends.
online websites selling drinking games to bars promoting outrageous drink
All with the tagline: Don’t be a model for binge
specials. UMADD and MADD Minnesota are launching a new campaign dur-
ing spring break season designed to encourage college students to question
the “binge brand.” Minneapolis, St. Paul, Roseville and West St.
Paul locations are listed below.
The campaign, created in partnership with Twins Cities marketing firm, Clar-
ity Coverdale Fury (CCF), shows the ugly side of buying into the “binge
brand.” In one example, an attractive female student is shown on her knees
vomiting. The headline reads, “Beauty by Binge.” Accompanying the image is On At
a simple fact: “71% of women believe men find it attractive when they drink Washington Ave. S. 3rd St./Cedar Ave.
more.” Franklin Ave. S. 27th Ave. S.
Although many students die each year in alcohol-related deaths, other conse- Cedar Ave. S. E. Franklin Ave.
quences include sexual assault, non-fatal alcohol poisoning, fighting, unin- E. Franklin Ave. 24th Ave. S.
tended pregnancies and dropouts. The campaign seeks to draw attention to Riverside Ave. 25th Ave. S.
several of these, to better illustrate the spectrum of the “binge brand.”
E. Franklin Ave. Minnehaha Ave. S.
“The real goal of this work is to inspire conversation,” says Michael Atkinson, Washington Ave. SE Ontario St. SE
CCF creative director, “These messages can create awareness and challenge Washington Ave. SE Ontario St. SE
students to reevaluate their beliefs, but true change will begin when students University Ave. SE SE 18th St.
begin talking to each other about the issue binge drinking.”
University Ave. SE 25th Ave. SE
The posters messaging includes not only graphic images, but stirring statistics University Ave. SE 29th Ave. SE
about the realities of binge drinking: University Ave. SE 11th St. SE
• Over 1,700 college students die each year from alcohol related injuries. SE Oak St. SE Delaware St.
• 71% of college women believe men find it attractive when they drink more. SE 4th St. 16th Ave. SE
SE 4th St. SE 15th Ave
University Ave SE Bedford
Cedar Ave. S. 7th St.
Snelling Ave. Montreal Ave.
St. Clair Ave. Fairview Ave.
Snelling Ave. Niles Ave.
Randolph Ave. Snelling Ave.
Minnehaha Ave. Snelling Ave.
Como Ave. Fifield to Stella
Marshall Ave. Cretin Ave.
Marshall Ave. Otis Ave.
Snelling Ave. Dayton Ave.
Marshall Ave. Fairview Ave.
Como Ave. Cleveland Ave. N.
MADD Minnesota News Spring/Summer 2010 Page 5
Featured Sponsor of the Quarter
Minnesota School of in the Walk Like MADD,
Business Supports 5k event on June 12.
MADD Here’s what our students
The Minnesota School of and staff had to say about
Business is committed to MADD:
serving our community in a “Keep up the good work!”
variety of ways. On January
Mitch Ward, Minnesota
25th-29th we had an Alco-
School of Business, Online
hol and Other Drug Aware-
ness week. We had the stu-
dents take a quiz based on “It was great to see the stu-
statistics from the MADD dents participate in this
website to see what they event! It is sometimes dif-
knew about drinking and ficult to get college stu-
driving. We then posted the dents involved, but every-
results and correct answers one seemed to be on board
around campus. We had a with this wonderful cause. I personally know people
We even had a couple of the consequences of drinking
variety of posters through- whose lives were affected by
students that did not want and driving and that is why I
out campus that highlighted drunk drivers. In high
the pizza but just wanted am happy to have raised
the dangers of drugs and school my friend’s boyfriend
to donate money. I had a money for MADD.”
alcohol that were especially was killed by a drunk driver
geared at college stu- staff member donate and my best friend’s grand- Kristin Teagarden
dents. On January 26th we money and he told me that father was also killed by a Minnesota School
had a pizza sale and all of he was a big supporter be- drunk driver. I think it is of Business
the proceeds went to MADD cause he was hit by a especially important for Academic Coordinator
Minnesota! We also put a drunk driver. young people to understand
team together to participate
Crash Car News
Look for crash cars in your com- Crash cars will also be making ap-
munities throughout April, May pearances at these other businesses
and June. If you see one, please and events around the state: Trista
stop and take a moment to read Days in Minnetrista, MN School of
the stories. Business in Rochester, Blooming
The months of April and May are a peak Prairie, and Inver Grove Heights.
season for MADD crash car tours to MN A special thank you once again to
high schools. Prom and graduation are Brett Letourneau for organizing and Crash car on Display at 2009 Trista Days
excellent opportunities for MADD MN storing the cars and all the drivers
to get the message out that it is never from Minnesota Professional Towing
okay to drink and drive. We now have Association who bring our cars to all
10 crash cars/trailers that will be on these events all year long. It is a
display at the following high schools: monumental task and we appreciate
Renville , South Minneapolis, your patience and willingness to go
Washburn , South St. Paul , Andover the extra mile for MADD (literally!)
HS, Humbolt , Maple Lake, Maple
Grove, Anoka, Fairbault, Discovery
Public Schools, Bethlehem Academy,
Academy of the Deaf.
Page 6 MADD Minnesota News Spring/Summer 2010
Upcoming Events and Trainings
Date Event Location
April 10 Spring Advocate /Speaker Training MN State Office
April 13 Volunteer Orientation MN State Office
April 19-23 National Crime Victims' Rights Week - 25 Years of Rebuilding Lives
April 22 MADD Memorial Plaque Ceremony Rochester, MN
April 27 Victim/Survivor Support Group MN State Office
May 18 Volunteer Orientation MN State Office
May 25 Victim/Survivor Support Group MN State Office
May 25 Monthly Victim Advocate Conference Call at 2pm and 7pm (CST)
May 26-28 OJP Conference on Crime and Victimization Craguns Resort Brainerd, MN
June 12 Walk Like MADD Raspberry Island, St. Paul, MN
June 22 Summer Memorial MN State Office
June 22 Monthly Victim Advocate Conference Call at 2pm and 7pm (CST)
June 29 Volunteer Orientation MN State Office
July 27 Victim/Survivor Support Group MN State Office
August 10 Volunteer Orientation MN State Office
August 21 A Day of Hope and Healing Bloomington, MN
August 24 Victim/Survivor Support Group MN State Office
Please contact Carol at 651-523-0802 if you have questions about any of these events or would like to participate in one of these con-
ference calls listed above.
Where MADD stands on Ignition Interlock Devices
MADD National Office News
Where we stand: MADD is starting circuit of a vehicle.
Stop Underage Drinking dedicated to supporting state
2010 Town Hall Meetings (THM) legislation that expands the A driver must blow into the de-
use of current alcohol ignition vice and the vehicle will not start
The meetings also provide the if the driver has measurable alco-
interlock technology so that
opportunity to discuss MADD’s hol (set to a predetermined level)
interlocks are mandatory for
new parent initiative the Power in their system.
all convicted drunk drivers in
of Parents: It’s Your Influ-
all 50 states. MADD works If the driver does not have alco-
The Federal Government’s ence. The following new re-
closely with state lawmakers to hol above the measurable level in
Interagency Coordinating sources for the Power of Parents:
encourage passage of this life- their system, the vehicle will start
Committee on the Prevention It’s Your Influence are now avail-
saving legislation. normally.
of Underage Drinking is able through Work Flow:
sponsoring town hall meet- The main reason people drive Interlocks may be set for
ings in communities across • Marketing Brochure; drunk today is because they “running retests,” which require
the US. All MADD offices are can. Technology currently ex- a driver to provide breath tests at
encouraged to participate in • Parent Tips; ists that has the potential to regular intervals, preventing
these important events. With eliminate repeat drunk driving drivers from asking a sober
nearly 2,000 meetings sched- • Daily To Do List; and, Book- offenses – the alcohol ignition friend to start the car.
uled, there is bound to be an mark interlock. To realize a nation
opportunity for MADD to be If you wish to order these items without drunk driving, we For more information visit
represented in your commu- in bulk (quantities more than 50) must substantially increase the www.madd.org.
nity. These meetings are an please contact use of ignition interlocks to
ideal chance to meet and Judy.Mead@madd.org or call include all convicted drunk
collaborate with community 469.420.4542. If you have any driving offenders.
leaders to help prevent un- questions, please contact
derage drinking. To learn James.Bryant@madd.org or call What Is an Alcohol Igni-
more about THM and loca- 469.420.4592. tion Interlock?
tions of these events, please
visit: http:// An alcohol ignition interlock is
www.stopalcoholabuse.gov/ a small, sophisticated device –
townhallmeetings/map/ about the size of a cell phone –
Map_2010.aspx. which is installed into the
MADD Minnesota News Spring/Summer 2010 Page 7
We would like to welcome...
Lila Antonia Zamora was born on January 24,
2010 at 10:32 pm. She weighed 8 lbs, 1 oz and
was 22 inches long.
Congratulations Julie and Ed!
She’s a beautiful little girl.
Julie Zamora is the Youth Programs Coordinator
at the State office.
MADD Celebrates 30th Anniversary in Nation’s Capitol
It’s time to start thinking about National Con- 30: Saving lives, Serving People – Yesterday, Today
ference which will be held September 23-25 at and Tomorrow. Look for more information in the
the Marriot Crystal City in Washington DC. The coming weeks as we plan this momentous occasion.
theme of this year’s conference will be MADD at
Legislative Update ~ Lynne Goughler
Many of you may have seen articles Also contained within the bill was low- able at-
in the newspapers and local televi- ering the BAC from 0.20 to 0.15 for pur- tending
sion regarding an ignition interlock poses of enhancement. meetings
bill which was Governor’s Pawlenty’s Unfortunately, as the bill proceeded on behalf of
initiative this legislative session. through the various committees it was MADD as
The bill began with ignition inter- eviscerated beyond repair. well as do-
lock beginning on the first of- ing very important research for
A bill for ignition interlock which we MADD’s testimony.
fense. However, ignition interlock know will save lives, by separating the
was a choice. A person could choose impaired driver from the automobile My thanks to all of you who sup-
ignition interlock or op to stay at will not pass this session in a meaning- ported this initiative with letters,
home on a revoked license. MADD’s ful way. and phone calls.
position has always been ignition As always, we will continue to edu-
interlock on the first offense with no I would like to take this opportunity to
thank Secretary of State Mark Ritchie cate people and change DWI laws
choice to say no. We decided that that will protect people giving each
we would support and testify to igni- and Karen Sprattler. Mark took his time
to testify on behalf of victims before a of us hope that impaired driving will
tion interlock giving the facts as to end in our lifetime.
why this is such an important tool. difficult committee. Karen was invalu-
TAD donates 10% of its profits to MADD
On March 1, 2010, Thinking & Driving own vehicle – eliminating one of the Thursday through Saturday from 9PM
LLC (TAD), a new designated driver common reasons why people drink to 2AM. TAD accepts same-night res-
service based in Eden Prairie, began and drive. Jake Lee, a co-founder of ervations, but encourages advance
offering its driver services to individu- TAD, said “we need to be more crea- reservations. TAD also provides on-
als and businesses in the Twin Cities. tive in eliminating the reasons why site services to bars and restaurants.
TAD’s mission is simple: to remove people decide to drink and drive, and For more information regarding
impaired drivers from our roads. we are hopeful we make that happen TAD’s on-site services and programs,
TAD also helps support MADD’s goals through TAD.” call TAD at 952-220-2809. Or look for
by donating 10% of its profits to Individual reservations can be made them at the upcoming Walk Like
MADD Minnesota. by calling TAD at 952-220-2809. MADD event on Saturday, June 12.
Unlike a traditional cab service, TAD TAD charges a flat-fee of $50 for a
drives each customer home in their ride of up to 25 miles and operates
Mothers Against Drunk Driving St. Paul, MN
Minnesota State Office Permit # 4059
155 South Wabasha St
St. Paul, MN 55107
MADD Minnesota Memorial Tree of Life
A meaningful way to make funds help us meet the MADD Minnesota
a gift in memory of, or to needs of our families by Tree of Life
honor a special loved one is offering free victim ser- 155 South Wabasha Street,
to sponsor a leaf on vices, advocate training, Suite 104
MADD’s new "Tree of Life". literature and materials in St. Paul, MN 55107
A beautiful memorial tree area schools, all in an effort
with gold leaves has been to prevent one more sense- Please refer any questions
MADD Minnesota Staff: installed in the reception less death on Minnesota’s to:
Jean Mulvey area of the MADD Minne- roadways. Carol Haselmann
Executive Director sota State Office. When we Please join us in help- 651-523-0802
receive your gift of $100, ing our tree grow! or e-mail
an engraved leaf will be email@example.com
Development Officer Go to MADDMN.org to
placed on the Tree of Life.
Carol Haselmann download a Tree of Life
Victim Services Coordinator All donations help support Order form, attach your MADD Minnesota is a 501
MADD programs and ser- check or money order (c)(3) not-for-profit
vices. The success of our made out to “MADD Min- agency.
Youth Programs Specialist
program depends upon the nesota, Tree of Life” and Donations are tax-
Jo Baker monies generated by dona- return to: deductible as allowed by
VIP Coordinator/Advocate tions, memorials and fund- IRS regulations.
Diane Homa raising activities. These