OF NEW YORK STATE
58 Brunlar Court
take time to renew your membership. If
you aren’t currently a member, please consider joining CANYS in 2010!
The Council on Addictions of New York State, Inc. (
) is an organization of community-based prevention, education,
intervention and treatment agencies throughout
. Our meetings address concerns and issues that affect prevention,
treatment and recovery of diseases of addiction. We also support each
other on issues related to organizational efficiency.
CANYS continues to grow! As an incorporated statewide organization, we are
undertaking projects that support the mission of Council: advocating on
local, regional, state and national levels; sharing resources to promote
public awareness. Currently, over 85% of Councils in NYS became 2009 paid
members, reflecting our growth of 15% over the last several years!
Please take time to renew your membership.
If you aren’t currently a member, please consider joining CANYS
A typical CANYS
meeting is a wonderful opportunity to network, share with colleagues both
the excitement of new program development as well as the challenges we
face. Often we will schedule a workshop or information meeting on Thursday
afternoon, followed by, a break from our hectic work schedules, with
Thursday evening dinner. The
Friday business meeting provides us all with the opportunity to share both
successes and challenges, most often finding out that we are not in this
alone. Most importantly the strength of the CANYS meeting gives us the
opportunity to work together to assure the strength and effectiveness of
all community-based prevention, education, intervention and treatment
We frequently invite key leadership to our Friday
morning meetings. Guests/Invitees
for 2009 included: Associate
Commissioner Mary Ann Christopher (OASAS), Roberta Leis (Join Together),
(Founder/Coordinator of the Alcohol Advertising Reform Initiative), John
Debes (OASAS Bureau of Prevention), Greg Baydus (NY SED), and Steve Kipnis,
MD; OASAS Medical Director.
Additionally in 2009 CANYS revisited and updated our
2007 Strategic Planning in preparation for our new Executive Committee
which will start in January of 2010. CANYS’s Support and Development
Committee produced our “Guide to Member Services” also in 2009. With
the development of strategic public policy priorities this year, CANYS
commissioned (4) Issue Briefing papers to be used by CANYS members on the
Issue Briefing #1: Alcohol Consumption & Alcohol Related
Issue Briefing #2: The 21 Minimum Legal Drinking Age
Issue Briefing #3: Wine Expansion in
Issue Briefing #4: Medical Marijuana
Each of these issue briefing papers were distributed
both through the CANYS egroup and posted on the CANYS website at
What a statement it would be if EVERY Council in
became a member in 2010 and we are so close to reaching that goal!
The annual dues of $225 for 2010 remain the same as the annual
membership dues for the last several years. But, if this presents a
hardship for your budget, you may submit a request for reduced hardship
dues which will be reviewed by the
As 2009 comes to a close, I want to take this opportunity to thank each of
you for your ongoing support and commitment to CANYS. It has been my
absolute pleasure and honor to serve CANYS as President for the last three
years. Please join me now in both welcoming and extending your ongoing
support and commitment to CANYS and our new CANYS officers for 2010:
Julie Dostal, Vice President
Dan Shubsda, Secretary/Treasurer
send your 2013 membership to:
Dan Shubsda, Treasurer
Northpointe Council, Inc.
800 Main St., Suite 2A
Please write “2013 Membership” on the memo line and
note the new address.
We thank you for your support!