2. Metro-DuPage Family Services
distributed flyers about Big Brothers/Big
Sisters of DuPage "In the Neighborhood" program.
DuPage Character Coalition:
A. announced the April 5th
Coalition Meeting agenda.
B. On May 17th they will host a one day
CHARACTER COUNTS! (CC!)SM
training. The one-day training is a condensed version
of the three-day training. The $125 fee also covers lunch
and break refreshments.
www.lincolnccharacter.org for CC!
D. The University
of Illinois offers CC! training for
small businesses to incorporate
CC! in their work environment.
E. The deadline for the
CC! Essay Contest is May 1st.
4. The DuPage County Health
A. announced that Lincoln School in Glen Ellyn named
their new van the "Smiles Squad".
B. Susanna Roberts spoke about
the Head Start Fedeeral Review.
It is working pretty well. Diversity and mental health were
discussed. There is a patterm of language delay problems in
immigrant families - for example, one language is spoken in
the home, but television is in English. Public libraries
could help by being a resource to parents who don't speak
C. Susanna wishes everyone well
as she retires from her DuPage Health Department career and
from the Woodridge Community Wellness Council.
1. Tim Cramer,
from Breaking Free, reported for
Leadership Roles -
Johnson (Woodridge Community Resource Center) and
Ruth Jacobs (DuPage County
Health Department) volunteered to co-chair the WCWC.
Marten (Jefferson Junior High Teacher Rep.)
volunteered to take the minutes and send out meeting
Burke (Community Member) volunteered to spearhead
Lisle-Woodridge Fire Department volunteered to
maintain the WCWC Website.
Statement Proposal -
The Council discussed the issue
of not duplicating efforts within/amoung the council member
organizations. They agreed on one purpose - to share
information. The WCWC members will look at existing surveys
and data to determine where the Council can work better as
community partners and determine community needs. The
Council members are especially interested in the data from
the Village of Woodridge Survey results available in Fall
4. Meetings for
Next Year (2006-2007)
Thursdays - 1:00 p.m.
October 12, 2006
January 18, 2007
April 19, 2007
The WCWC members decided to bring
their announcements/sharing in written form, written out
ahead of time, to the Council meetings. Jill Marten will
attach the "Announcement/Sharing Form" with the E-mail
Meeting Notice in the fall.