Response 2013 annual meeting

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2013 Response Annual Meeting and buffet held at Knapp gymnasium.

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  • Response 2013 annual meeting

    1. 1. Response 2013 Annual Meeting
    2. 2. Stein’s Message Robin Stein, Director of Response, used a folder from the 1970s Drug Response Center, a forerunner of Response, to contrast it to the current center – “a safe, non-judgmental space for young adults.”
    3. 3. Outgoing Response Advisory Council Chairperson Lauren Kohlenbrener spoke with insight and emotion about her time as chairperson of the Response Advisory Council, where she will continue her efforts on Response’s behalf.
    4. 4. A farewell gift Lauren Kohlenbrener, outgoing Chair of the Response Advisory Council, received a gift to signify the council’s appreciation of her service.
    5. 5. Marking a transition Robin Stein, director of Response (left), new Response Advisory Council Chairperson Jill Bernstein, and Lauren Kohlenbrener (right) admire Lauren’s gift.
    6. 6. Award winners Rebecca Katz, Director of Teen Programs for Or Tzedek, and winner of the Harry Hoffman Award, addresses the Response 2013 Annual Meeting as Sarah Casper, Response Outreach Coordinator, looks on.
    7. 7. Teammates Sarah Casper, Outreach Coordinator, listened intently to Rebecca Katz, who accepted the Harry Hoffman award on behalf of her work as Director of Teen Programs for Or Tzedek.
    8. 8. Meet the teens Outreach Prevention Specialists Rachel Marro (left) and Carly Friedman (right) and Response program participants Penina Lis (left) and Frannie Miller introduced themselves to the annual meeting attendees.
    9. 9. Teen Feedback Response teens explained their Response leadership activities to those present at the annual meeting. That’s Janice Kaufman, JVS Chicago Director of Development, listening intently in the foreground and Carly Friedman, Response Outreach Prevention Specialist, (center) doing the same.
    10. 10. Joining the fun Players of the Response teens’ game included (left to right) Rebecca Katz, Margaret Vimont, Howard Sitron, and Deb Sitron.
    11. 11. It’s a hit! Rachel Marro (left) and teens Penina Lis and Frannie Miller seemed delighted with the enthusiasm that annual meeting attendees showed for their game. designed as a “getting to know you” or ice-breaker activity.
    12. 12. Back to business The 2013 annual meeting wasn’t all games – Shari Zenner (Nominating Chair) addressed the meeting and introduced several honorees and speakers.
    13. 13. Intense dedication Advisory Council members Hollis Russinof and Debbie Dresner showed their deep level of commitment to Response when they addressed the meeting and spoke of their involvement in the Parent and Family Connection program for Jewish family members of GLBTQ individuals.
    14. 14. Award winner Meryl Cohen (left) was honored for 15 years of service on the Response Advisory Council. Robin Stein (center) and Shari Zenner were all smiles.

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