Annual Spring Dinner

ANNUAL SPRING DINNER to feature John Temple, professor at the Reed College of Media at WVU and an accomplished book author.

Dear Fellow WVU NCC Chapter Member:

Our annual spring dinner will be held Monday, May 15, 2017 at Lockkeeper’s in Valley View. Our guest speaker will be John Temple, professor at the Reed College of Media at WVU and an accomplished book author.

Cost is $65 per person. A cash bar will be available. Cocktails from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., followed by dinner and our speaker. Our usual selection of raffle items and door prizes will be available.

John is author of a bestselling non-fiction book, American Pain. It is one of the best books I have read over the past few years, and it is non-fiction that reads like the best Clancy or Patterson novel you have ever picked up.

So these two guys who are homebuilders find themselves SOL when the great recession hits in 2008 and start looking for a new gig. They open a “pain clinic” in Florida that draws “patients” from Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia and throughout Appalachia. The “clinics” dispense hundreds of thousands of opioids via “doctors” who provide a short exam and then load them up with Oxycodone, Oxycontin, etc. Then they go out and shoot up in the parking lot of the “clinic.”

This is a poignant topic given the heroin/fentanyl OD problem we have in Northeast Ohio. One of my friend’s sons, who got started on pain meds, died this past year of a heroin overdose in the family home as the pill mills, such as American Pain, got shut down.

John will also talk some about the West Virginia Uncovered program, which he founded in 2008. This involves WVU Reed College of Media students working with small rural newspapers in West Virginia to improve their content and management skills. Below please find a reservation form for the dinner, along with a form for 2017 chapter dues. I hope to see you on May 15, and goooooooo Mountaineers.

Jim Roop
President, WVU Alumni Association NCC Chapter

Complete and return reservation form.