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Training for Intervention ProcedureS (TIPS)

I will be providing TIPS training for all bartenders and servers of alcohol for “ON and OFF PREMISE” establishments and your employees. This training will provide each attendee with a completion certification card valid for four (4) years. The cost includes their workbook and four year certification card.

TIPS “ON PREMISE” training will be provided:

April 22nd – 9:00 pm until 12:30 pm
Hilton Garden Inn Kent Island, 3206 Main Street (Md. Rt. 18), Grasonville, Md. 21638
Cost $57 per person

April 22nd – 5:00 pm until 8:30 pm
Hilton Garden Inn Kent Island, 3206 Main Street (Md. Rt. 18), Grasonville, Md. 21638
Cost: $57 per person

TIPS “OFF PREMISE” training will be provided:

April 22nd – 1:00 pm until 3:30 pm
Hilton Garden Inn Kent Island, 3206 Main Street (Md. Rt. 18), Grasonville, Md. 21638
Cost: $57 per person

Please RSVP for available seating and Workbooks: terryober22@gmail.com or 443-995-5367.

Check Payable to: Terry Ober
J. Terry Ober, TIPS Instructor
P. O. Box 592, Ridgely, Md. 21660

Lend A Hand- Terry Ober: A Priceless Commitment

By Avra Sullivan

terryo (400 x 265)Passion, obsession, fervor…call it what you will. Terry Ober is dedicated to helping protect and promote our future by investing in the area’s youth. As the Drug Awareness Chairman for the Kent Island Elks Lodge, he helps organize and present fun, drug-free events for kids and teens.

Since 1996 Terry has been on the Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties MADD Victim Impact Panel. He is the instructor for the Alive at 25 Program, educating drivers between the ages of 16 and 25 on how to be safe and responsible motor vehicle operators. He also helps with the local TIPS program, which educates bartenders and other servers of alcohol on how to assess and handle intoxication issues with customers. Knowing when to “cut someone off” could save a life. The list goes on, but all of the organizations in which Terry is involved revolve around shaping our youth into mature, responsible citizens.

In particular, Terry’s involvement with MADD and TIPS comes from his “passion for helping those who have become victims of someone’s bad choices.” He hopes to one day see the elimination of drunk driving altogether. He also does countless public speaking engagements on the dangers of underage drinking and bullying and for the promotion of seat belts. One program he offers to youth uses a Ford Explorer and a competitive game to help young drivers understand the benefits of seat belts.

Terry is the President and Administrator of the RESET Program. The program is geared towards intervention of at-risk juveniles, aiming to prevent or “reset” their behaviors, attitudes and actions regarding drug use before it is too late. A structured program, students visit local hospitals, detention centers and even a courtroom to learn firsthand about the real life effects of drug use from those who deal with it on a daily basis.

While students hear the cold facts about the medical, personal and social implications of drug use, RESET is not a scare tactic program. Kids learn that their choices can have severe and permanent consequences in order to help them make better decisions about their lives. This can be used as a condition for probation or court- or parent-appointed as a way to prevent teens from developing criminal records.

RESET currently is preparing for sessions in February and April. Full information on RESET and the other programs in which Terry is involved can be found on his website www.terryober.com, by calling him at 443-995-5367, or sending an email to terrober22@gmail.com.


Allowing Our Youth to RESET!

Education on effects of alcohol and drugs to the user, family and community.


SERVING YOUTH FROM AGES 13-24 Student Fee: $150

For more information or to enroll, visit www.terryober.com or call 443-995-5367

Must attend four classes in order to successfully complete.

* An early intervention education program serving young adults from ages 13 – 24.
*An attempt to Reset attitudes and behaviors
*Students learn the short term and long term effects of Alcohol, Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin, Ecstasy and Prescription medication along with the effects of those drugs to their family and to the community.
*Students visit different locations to learn the “truths” relating to how alcohol and drugs will effect them and their goals.

RESET is an alternative sentencing option for the Boards of Education, Courts, Juvenile Services, Teen Court, Health Department and State’s Attorney.

The RESET Program is NOT a “scared straight” program and does not encourage any presenter, guest or instructor to purposely scare our students.

2012 National Conference Features Two Local Presenters

Terry Ober, Ridgely, Maryland, and Tom McKnight, Centreville, Maryland, will be among the few selected presenters for the 2012 Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) National Conference to be held June 24-27th in Torrence, California. Terry said “I submitted our workshop ideas in November of 2011 and received notification in March that we were among the limited chosen presenters for this year’s conference.” “This is our fourth opportunity to present at the National SADD Conference”, said Terry Ober, “we will be joining over seven hundred youth from across the country who will be eager to take back to their home, schools and communities; educational materials, ideas and programs to benefit their fellow teenagers” Together, Terry and Tom will be presenting “Underage Drinking & Driving” workshop on June 25th and Terry will be presenting his “Distracted/Aggressive Driving workshop to those youth attending the conference.

The cost to attend this conference was donated to Terry and Tom by State Farm Insurance Company, the Kent Island Elks Lodge #2576, Pepsi Bottling Venture of Salisbury, Sharp Energy and Campbell’s Driving School. Terry and Tom will be attending the full conference along with making their presentations and hope that you’ll patronize these supporters. For more information visit: www.terryober.com and www.tomin3D.weebly.com

Local Speakers Attending 2012 SADD National Conference

This year’s SADD National Conference will feature two local public speakers, Terry Ober, a retired Maryland State Trooper and former Community Traffic Safety Coordinator and Tom McKnight, a MADD volunteer since 2007. Both men began their public speaking careers in 2007 to educate our youth about the dangers and costs relating to drunk driving. Terry and Tom are instructors for the RESET Program, an early intervention education for youth involved in drug and alcohol use serving our youth locally. Visit: www.terryober.com and www.tomin3d.weebly.com.

This will be Terry’s and Tom’s fourth SADD National Conference where they will be among many presenters from across the country providing workshops that allow over six hundred SADD members to gain insight on topics that encourage youth to remain drug free and also allows these members to gain knowledge of programs and presentations to take back to their own schools and communities. The conference is being held June 24-27th in Torrance, California. This trip was made possible through the generous donations from State Farm Insurance, Kent Island Elks Lodge #2576, Pepsi Bottling Ventures, Sharp Energy and Campbell’s Driving School. Tom and Terry wish to thank these businesses for their support!

Suicide Awareness/Prevention Project

Thanks to Talbot Ag Supply, Queen Anne, Maryland and Price and Gannon True Value Hardware, Centreville, Maryland this project has now received the Sun Flower seeds necessary to plant our “Field of HOPE”.

The planting of sun flowers for the “Field of HOPE” will take place this Saturday, May 12th at 11:00 am at 411 Log Canoe Circle, Business Park, Stevensville, Md. 21666.

Please join us in this great activity to bring Awareness to Suicide Prevention. Anyone needing Community Service or Service Learning, please join in!

Thank you,
J. Terry Ober

A&E Filming in QA

The “RESET” Program, an early intervention education program offered in Kent and Queen Anne’s counties and serving upper Caroline County has been selected by A & E TV to be filmed as part of their series “Beyond Scared Straight” which will air this fall.

Filming is taking place July 12-16th four locations locally – the Queen Anne’s Sheriff’s Office, QA Detention Center, Chester River Medical Center and the Liberty building with interviews of Sheriff Gary Hofmann, States Attorney Lance Richardson, Terry Ober, Warden Lamont Cooke and Allie Broughton from Parole & Probation.

Terry Ober, RESET Administrator is extremely proud of the program which is utilized as a part of the judicial sanctions as well as accepting parent referrals for those young people becoming involved in risky behaviors. RESET began in March 2009 having served eighty-six young people between the ages of fourteen through twenty-four.

RESET is a valuable sanction which is offered as a condition of probation allowing the individual to avoid having a criminal record or at least consideration in a lesser sentence by the courts. The interest from A & E is due to the program offering “real life” experiences to change behavior and/or attitudes toward drug use and abuse among our youth. The program includes many volunteers and professionals offering education and knowledge that will allow the students learn from their experience that lead them to being enrolled in the program. For more information contact Terry Ober or visit www.terryober.weebly.com

Rewards for Seat Belt Users

On July 9th, the Queen Anne’s County Traffic Safety Coordinator, Terry Ober was assisted by Irnita Williams, Manager of the Kent Island McDonald’s Chester, Md. and Jim Sherman, Sherman Martial Arts owner of the McDonald’s NASCAR. McDonald’s coupons were presented to motorists and their passengers who were wearing their seat belts as they entered the McDonald’s parking lot. A total of 171 vehicles were rewarded with 286 coupons presented to those wearing their seat belt along with teddy bear stickers given to 23 youngsters in their safety seats. Mr Ober advised that the reward was a follow up to the Click It or Ticket Campaign in May and June. Mr. Ober also advised that 94.7% of Maryland motorists wear their seat belts. The McDonald’s NASCAR will be on display at the Traffic Safety Booth during National Night Out on August 5th and the Queen Anne’s County 4-H Fair August 8th through the 13th.

Pictured: (left to right) Jim Sherman, Sherman Martial Arts and Irnita Williams, Manager McDonald’s

2011 SADD National Conference Presenters

Terry Ober and Tom Mcknight will be among many attendees at the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) National Conference June 26 – 29, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.  Tom and Terry will be making their “Underage Drinking & Driving” presentation to the teenagers that will be attending this year’s conference.  Terry Ober said “this is our third year in a row making our presentation to SADD National and we are very excited to be among the presenters hoping to make an impact among our teens”.  Teens from across the United States will be attending this conference to gather ideas, information and leadership skills to take back to their respective middle or high schools to help promote activities and programs to allow their fellow teens to make better decisions and not become involved with destructive decisions that could ruin their future.  Conference presenters are selected through a selection committee from SADD National Headquarters.  All presenters are expected to participate at their own expense.  The Kent Island Elks Lodge #2576, Drug Awareness Charity fund, donated the conference fees which will allow Terry and Tom to attend and represent the Elks.  Learn more about tom and Terry by visiting  www.terryober.weebly.com and www.tomin3d.weebly.com

Pictured (left to right):  Terry Ober, George Tunnicliff, Elks President and Tom McKnight

“DEW” It Right Youth RALLY 2011

On March 5, 2011 Terry Ober (of the MD State Highway Safety Office and retired MD State Police), will host an interactive youth RALLY for teenagers ages thirteen through seventeen at Chesapeake College Rt 50/Rt 213, Wye Mills, Maryland. $10 Admission fee includes T-Shirt.

All RALLY presentations will involve interaction, not lectures, to provide an important message for positive role models and remaining involved in drug free activities to succeed in life.

The RALLY is open to all teens in all Maryland counties, however is specifically to benefit the MINI-GRANTS program which helps to provide funding for: youth groups; clubs; and programs in five mid-shore counties: Queen Anne, Talbot, Kent, Caroline and Dorchester.

This RALLY offers our teens a chance to be involved in a positive activity and encouraging them to: give back to their community; succeed in life’s challenges; and work together supporting programs that serve our youth.

The RALLY will offer a fun day of interactive activities consisting of: A Mock Crash/Teen Court Trial and Hospital Re-enactment; Fatal Vision Bowling tournament; Fashion Show; Calendar “Theme” Contest; Games, Displays and special speakers geared towards educating today’s youth in the dangers of driving and not adhering to traffic regulations.

The RALLY will culminate in a Talent Show and Battle of the Bands open to all high school students.

In addition to the RALLY, on February 2, 2011 Annie’s Paramount Steak and Seafood House, 500 Kent Narrows Way North, Grasonville, Md. 21638, will be hosting a fund raising event to help fund this rally. We are asking for businesses and the public to consider making a donation of items for our live auction. Tickets to attend are $70 per person which includes Petite Prime Filet and Crab cake dinner and admission into the “Live” Auction area from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm.

Contact Terry Ober, 443-995-5367, www.terryober.weebly.com for tickets and more information.

Donations are gladly accepted payable to: Queen Anne’s County Traffic Safety Trust Fund.

About Queen Anne’s County Traffic Safety Trust Fund
Headquartered in Centreville, MD, the Trust Fund is managed by the Queen Anne’s County Local Management Board.

For more information please visit http://dewitrightyouthrally.weebly.com/ and facebook/DEWRALLY