BLUE WATER

PORT HURON AREA

Blue Water Area Families Against Narcotics was founded in response to the overwhelming number of lives affected by prescription drug abuse, heroin, and methamphetamine in St. Clair County.

 

Throughout 2014, the local newspaper published multiple front-page articles referencing the scope and impact of the county's drug problem.  Yet, the community continued to search for answers.  Many were aware of the problem, but we needed a solution.  People yearned for answers.  They needed hope.  Seeing first hand the successes of the Fraser chapter, the co-founders began to meet weekly to discuss their ideas, hopes, and goals.  We reached out to the community, and the support received was overwhelmingly positive.  With the help of the Ingham County and Fraser chapters, Blue Water Area FAN began to come together.  In a matter of months, we were able to establish our executive and advisory boards.  Our public forum was officially launched on December 11th, 2014.

Our membership continues to grow, and includes parents and loved ones affected by abuse and addiction, concerned citizens, law enforcement, health professionals, and recovering addicts.  Through the use of guest speakers and personal stories, we aim to raise awareness and provide education.  Our monthly forum offers a support network for those affected by addiction.  Collaboratively, we seek to erase the stigma and educate our community about the new face of addiction.  

MONTHLY MEETING

 2nd Thursday of the Month
Our Saviour Lutheran Church

7:00 PM

1029 6th Street

Port Huron, MI 48060

All are welcome to attend
(Children 10 and older please)
 
CONTACT US:
810-334-4867
bluewater@familiesagainstnarcotics.org

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Charlene Burgett
President
Term Exp 12/20

Charlene Burgett is a Job Coach for disabled adults at Touchstone Services, Inc. in Port Huron, Ml. She majored in social work at St. Clair County Com­munity College. Charlene has participated in various Twelve Step programs for over 35 years. She was a founding member of a local Adult Children of Alcoholics Chapter, a local Nar-Anon chapter founder, a member of and spon­sor for Al-Anon, and a chairperson for Alateen. 
In 2015 Charlene became an active member of Families of Narcotics. She is an administrator for the Michigan chapter of The Addict's Mom (TAM) and an administrator in the main national chapter of TAM. She is also an active member of the Grandparents of The Addict's Mom. Charlene is the facilitator of the local TAM chapter's Lights of Hope. The Lights of Hope campaign is held annually and, in conjunction with local community members, honors, supports, and instills hope in those whose lives have been shattered by addiction. 

Margaret Peltier
Vice President
Term Exp 12/20

Bio coming soon.

Tammy Kirkum-Warren
Secretary
Term Exp 12/20

Bio coming soon.

Patty Niro-McCoy
Treasurer
Term Exp 12/20

Bio coming soon.

BOARD MEMBERS

Lieutenant Roger Wesch
Director

Lieutenant Roger Wesch is a Patrol Lieutenant with the Port Huron Police Department.  He is a 21-year veteran of the department and has seen first hand the devastating effects opiate addictions have on the community.  His police experience includes assignments in road patrol, the traffic bureau, community services and the schools as a School Resource Officer.  Lieutenant Wesch serves as a Director for the Blue Water Area Families Against Narcotics chapter, and collaboratively works with the community to promote drug awareness, prevention, and education.

Jamie Smith
Director
Debbie Biernot
Director

ADVISORY BOARD

Michael Reaves
Chief of Police Port Huron

Michael D.Wendling
St. Clair County Prosecutor

Hon.Cindy Platzer
District Judge
                           
Tim Donellon
St. Clair County Sheriff Dept.
                      
Tom Riley
St. Clair County Commissioner
                               
Tom Seppo
Operation Transformation

                           
Dale Voss       

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