December 2017 Newsletter

Welcome everyone and thank you for showing interest in our nonprofit organization. We are a group of Idaho residents from all walks of life who are interested in educating kids and adults on the dangers of using the Internet. Thanks to people like you showing interest in IICACC, we are growing and learning new things every day that may help you as parents, educators or businesses keep you and your children safer when using the internet.

With our newsletter, we hope to keep you informed about planned events, upcoming public presentations that you may want to attend, and/or volunteering to help us out at many of these future public events.

We currently have exciting news about our website. The Board has approved a new web designer to update and maintain our website and make it more user-friendly for everyone. The website is at www.iicaccoalition.org

IICACC also has a Facebook presence if you haven’t had a chance to follow us please do as we are always adding new information to the Facebook page to keep everyone informed. There is a link on the website to the Facebook page.

IICACC recently had an opportunity to participate in the 2017 Meridian Block Part (in Kleiner Park) and everyone who worked the booth reported that the turnout was great, with a lot of interest shown in learning more about IICACC.

Our main presenter, who also happens to be our current board Chairman Vic Dominguez was asked to do another presentation up in Sun Valley/Ketchum area this year and it was very well received. This event was at the invitation of the Blaine Co. School District and was conducted over two days. The first day was a public presentation in Hailey which included teachers, school administrators, students and their parents. The second day included a private presentation to the individual members of the School Board as well as a second public presentation at the Ketchum YMCA facility. This meeting had more attendees than the room seating could accommodate and resulted in some having to sit on the floor.

Coincidentally, the day before the first presentation, an adult male was observed entering a local motel room with an obvious female minor. When police responded, the male fled in his vehicle before subsequently being apprehended. The investigation revealed that the male was meeting the female as a result of an Internet contact in which the victim was persuaded to meet the predator.

The next step is to explore the possibility of a local branch of IICACC in that area.

Also for those of you interested in an easy way to donate to the cause, please remember the following:

If you shop on Amazon, an easy way to donate to IICACC is this:

The holidays are approaching and your supporters will be busy shopping for gifts, decorations, and more. By reminding them to shop at smile.amazon.com, Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Coalition can increase its Amazon Smile donations. Use the message and link below in email, social media, and on your website to spread the word to your donors, staff, and volunteers.

Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at smile.amazon.com/ch/46-5727830 and Amazon donates to Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Coalition.

Also for those people who shop at Fred Meyer and use a rewards card you can manage your card and list Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Coalition (IICACC) as a group you wish Fred Meyer to donate a portion of what you spend each quarter to us. The donation does not take away from your personal points and credits but is in addition to that.

Again, a big thank you to everyone and The Board wishes you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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