At our October 26 meeting, we were pleased to have as our speaker Lieutenant Tracey Quinn from the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.   Lt. Quinn presented the Law Publication materials which were sponsored by our Rotary Club, along with other local businesses.  These materials are being distributed to local children and adults at community events, fairs, and the department hopes to have them shared through local schools.  The printed booklets and comics are designed to be preventative in nature.  Quinn thanked our club for its support, and suggested if we would like to continue to support the educational programs of the department, we could sponsor a child to attend the New York State Sheriffs’ Institute summer camp on Keuka Lake.  Each summer the department sends 20 local children to the camp.
Lt. Quinn also spoke about the opioid addiction epidemic in our area, which is an interest of our club.  Greene County has the third highest rate of drug addiction in New York State.  Most opioid addicts begin with prescription drugs, and then move on to heroin as the prescription drugs are too expensive to obtain.  Fentanyl is used to cut the heroin, which creates the danger for overdose.  The Sheriff’s office is concerned that we may soon have a meth problem our area, as addicts may turn to methamphetamine because they are afraid of dying.  
Club members asked many questions of Lt. Quinn, and discussed what additional activities we could do to impact this problem.  It was decided to ask Marty Kelly of Kelly’s Pharmacy to speak at a future meeting in order to educate us further.