The Rotary Club of San Juan, New Mexico under the guidance of Rotarian Paul McQueary developed this program in 2006.
The Rotary Club of Mitchell, through the leadership of Rotarian Doug Bielek, began implementation of the “Don’t Meth with Us” program in Ontario, Canada in 2011.
The Rotary Club of Mitchell has presented the DMWU program to over 5,000 grade five students in the Avon Maitland District School Board and the Huron-Perth Catholic School Board since the start. The presentations are delivered by Rotarians and their friends. Implementing this program has been made easy with the great cooperation experienced from Police Forces, School Boards, Municipal leaders, Service clubs, community minded businesses and Rotarians.
In 2013 the Rotary Club of Chesley followed Mitchell's lead and implemented the program in the Bluewater District School Board and the Grey Bruce Catholic School Board. In November of 2017 the Rotary Club of Hanover took the presentation of the program over from the Chesley club.
Visit the Hanover/Chesley club page at https://www.facebook.com/dontmethgreybruce/
The Rotary Club of Festival City (Stratford morning club) came on board in the 2016-2017 school year making presentations to the Stratford schools. We now have two full time teams making presentations throughout the Perth/Huron school district.
Over the past three years we have pushed the program into high gear and here are the results so far for the school years:
Huron/Perth School district
2016-2017 1,200 students reached
2017-2018 1,147 students reached
2018-2019 508 students reached (updated Nov/15/18)*
* We are constantly making appointments with the schools and will update the numbers as more presentations are made.
The DMWU presentations have been paused only in the Huron-Perth School District for the 2018-2019 school year while the program content is being reviewed. We have been asked to make the program more current with the misuse of all drug challenges faced by our youth today and to coincide with the Anti Drug program being taught in the schools. Hopefully the presentations will be resumed soon.
The Rotary Club of Hanover in the Grey Bruce School District is still presenting the DMWU message.