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2012 Spring Fling Agenda 032912_Tenative


									                        Georgia Association of Community Services Boards
                                     15th Annual Spring Fling
                                         May 20-22, 2012

Sunday May 20th, 2012
2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.        Welcome to the Aquatic Safari                 Lobby
                             Registration and Check-In

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.        Dinner                                        Bait Shop

7:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.        Let the Ocean Come Alive                      North GA
                             Extravaganza & Talent Show
                             Under the Sea Spring Fling Hosts:
                                     Judy Masching
                                     Melvin Harris
                                     June Dipolito
                                     Robyn Garret-Gunnoe
                                     Lyly Trinh

Monday May 21st, 2012
7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.        Breakfast                                     Bait Shop

8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.        Neptune Speaks                                North GA
                             Opening by Emory Pitts

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.        Surfing the Waves                             North GA
                             Motivational Speaker: Wellness
                             Charles Willis
                             GA Consumer Network

9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.        Break

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.    Speaking of the Sea                                  North GA
                          Advocacy Panel
                          Neil Kaltenecker, GA Council on Substance Abuse
                           Pat Strode, NAMI GA
                          June DiPolito, Pineland CSB
                          Brock Clay Government & Public Affairs, GACSB Consultants

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.   Break/Snack (Jellyfish and Seaweed)

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.   Monitoring the Ocean’s Tides                         North GA
                          Diabetes Educator
                          Vicki Karnes, RN, MA
                          Diabetes Community Action Coalition of Fulton County

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 noon   Exploring The Ocean Floor                           North GA
                          Supportive Housing in Georgia
                          Honorable Paul Bolster, Executive Director
                          Georgia Supportive Housing Association

12:00 noon – 1:15 p.m.    LUNCH                                               Bait Shop

1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.     Sea Animals                                         North GA
                          Character First
                          Rev. Craig G. Washington
                          MUST Ministries

2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.     BREAK

2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.     The Pearl of an Oyster                              North GA
                          Social Security and Medicaid
                          Alicia Saile
                          Social Security Administration

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.     BREAK/SNACKS (Jellyfish and Seaweed)

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.     Scuba Diving Through Life
                          Dolphin Group I                                     O’Neal
                          SA Peer Specialist

                          Dolphin Group II                                    North GA
                          What is Mental Health First Aid?
                          Denise Hardy, CPS

                          Pineland CSB

                          Dolphin Group III                          TBA
                          Developmental Disabilities

4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.     BREAK

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.     Seahorse Meeting                           O’Neal
                          Mens’ Group Only
                          Emory E. Pitts, MS, CAS

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m      Starfish Meeting                           North GA
                          Womens’ Group Only
                          Denise Hardy, CPS
                          Pineland CSB

5:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.     DINNER                                     Bait Shop

7:15 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.    Clam Bake!                                 North GA
                          Music with DJ Carlos Turner

Tuesday May 22nd, 2012
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.     BREAKFAST                                  Bait Shop

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.     Shark Attack!
                          Anger Management                           North GA
                          Melvin Harris, Director Client Relations
                          River Edge Behavioral Health Services

9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.    No Dolphins Paradise                       North GA
                          Drowning in Addiction
                          Emory E. Pitts, MS, CAS
                          Macon, GA

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.   RETURN KEYS/BREAK                          Lobby Desk

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.   Exploring the Deep, Dark Sea               North GA
                          Life as an Addict
                          Sgt. Jesse Hambrick
                          Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

11:15 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.   Looking Out Open Portholes                 North GA

                                 Evaluations/Consumer Networking
                                 Certificates of Attendance

11:40 a.m. - 12 noon             Diving for Sunken Treasures                            North GA
                                 Door Prizes (must be present to win)

12:00 noon                       Lunch                                                  Bait Shop

                                 Please drive carefully


        To educate clients on the importance and responsibility of personal wellness
        To educate clients on the symptoms and seriousness of diabetes
        To educate clients on the importance of maintaining good character
        T o educate clients on the new program “Mental Health First Aid”
        To educate clients on social security and the workforce
        To educate clients about the role of Georgia Advocacy
        To educate clients on the benefits of residential living
        To educate clients on anger management
        To educate clients on stress management and how it may impact addictive behaviors
        To create a safe atmosphere for clients to learn socialization skills and networking
        To educate clients on the changes involving the State of Georgia and the CSBs

Please Read Carefully:

        Prevent the spread of infection: WASH YOUR HANDS AFTER USING THE BATHROOM! AFTER
        Please be aware of your bathroom etiquette, behavior, and smoking habits!
        Please do not over fill your plates at meal/snack times nor hoard food!
        Food CANNOT be taken outside of the cafeteria!
        Staff please stay with or know where your group members are in the event an emergency!


        Judith Masching, RN, Cobb/Douglas CSB
        June Dipolito, CEO, Pineland CSB
        Melvin Harris, Client Relations Director, River Edge BHC
        Emory Pitts, MA-CAS, BH Consultant
        Gunnoe Garrett-Gunnoe, Executive Director, GACSB
        Lyly Trinh, Member Services Coordinator, GACSB

                                             FUN FACTS

                       Neptune was the god of the sea. He carried a trident, which had three prongs.
                       He rode a dolphin or a horse. When the sea is rough enough to show white tops
                       to the waves, these are called sea horses. Half of the seahorse is a fish.

                       It may seem strange that Neptune was not a more important god, since the
                       Roman Empire was based on the Mediterranean. But the Romans were poor
                       sailors. When Julius Caesar invaded Britain, it was considered an astounding
                       adventure, even though he was just crossing the English Channel.
                        Neptune was the god of earthquakes. He was called the Earth-shaker. He was
                        also the god of horses and horse-racing. The Romans loved watching horse-

                        Salacia is the personification of the sea. She was first a
                        sea nerid and then because of her marriage Neptune
                        she became known as a sea goddess. Salacia always
                        loved dolphins. So Neptune first came up to the earth
                        to see her riding on the back of a dolphin. Neptune
                        was not faithful to her and then she ran off into the
                        Atlas Mountains, in North Africa. Neptune sent
                        messengers to find her, and she was later approached
                        by Neptune’s messenger Delphinus the dolphin and he
                        convinced her to return to the sea with him. They had
                        three children together. Salacia turned her into an
                        ugly monster. Salacia would ride around on her sea
                        chariot or riding on a sea animal. Mother of fish, seals
                        and dolphins.

When the first European settlers reached North America, lobsters were so plentiful that they would
reportedly wash ashore in piles up to 2 feet high. Their bounty made them a precious source of
sustenance during hard times—and gave them a nasty reputation as the poor man’s protein.

The word Mermaid itself is a word made of two parts; the first being the word Mer, the ancient English
word for sea, and maid referring to a female.

Dolphins are wiser than humans. A dolphin is a wreath of rope placed round a mast to support the
pudding, a spar or buoy made fast to an Anchor.


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