MINUTES March 14, 2007
Meeting was called to order at 7:05 pm
Local artist, Karen Nichols, was announced as the winner of our t-shirt fundraiser logo design contest.
o A sample of Karen’s winning logo design was shown to the CERT members and Dayna Devlin presented Karen with
a certificate recognizing her award.
o Jacquie Beveridge, our Publicity Director, will be submitting a press release and photo to the Siuslaw News.
Minutes from the previous meeting were read and accepted.
o Phyllis Mauldin read Dave Stoutenburg’s report
§ Motion by Lori Grender to accept Treasurer’s Report
§ Motion seconded by Andi Belk
§ Motion Passed
o Chairperson – Dayna Devlin
§ Dayna reviewed the accomplishments of the current Board of Directors.
§ Dayna announced to the membership that the Rotary Club had donated $500 to be used to purchase supplies to create disaster
kits that will be sold to the public as part of our fundraising efforts.
§ Dayna also announced that CERT had recently been awarded a $700 grant from the Western Lane Community Foundation to
be used for such things as providing scholarships to the CERT Classes (covering registration fees), purchasing CERT training
supplies and ham radio equipment, and setting up a high school CERT training program.
o Education Director – Jean Busby
§ Jean announced upcoming Are You Ready classes
§ Looking for more Are U Ready Instructors (Consider Team Teaching)
§ Red Cross Shelter Operations Class training - June 23rd and 24th
§ Emergency Response Vehicle training coming up in July
o Advisor II (CERT) – Nancy Ruch
§ Nancy asked CERT membership to encourage everyone they know to signup for the upcoming CERT classes, starting April
o Planning Director – Anne Machalek
§ Anne announced upcoming Fairs and requested volunteers to staff the booths.
· Volunteer Fair: April 18th – Florence Events Center
· Bi-Mart Fair: May 5th
· Health Fair: May 12th – Florence Events Center
§ Planning disaster exercises at Coast Village end of June and Tsunami Evacuation exercise at Greentrees on Friday, November
30th to coincide with Tsunami siren test.
o Publicity – Jacquie Beveridge
§ Jacquie requested volunteers to signup for a Publicity Committee.
§ CERT members were requested to update email addresses by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org
o Adviser I – Dave Davis
§ Dave announced upcoming 2-day Homeland Security Class to be conducted in Florence. Dave to provide more detail when
§ Citizens Corps Conference scheduled in Portland on June 1st – 3rd and is open to anyone in Citizen Corps Council.
Unfinished Business – None
o Dave Davis read a prepared statement regarding the organizational structure of CERT and the chain of command of the
Board of Directors.
§ Dave expressed a concern that after recently reviewing the currently approved set of By-Laws some changes needed to
o Chief Buchanan spoke to the group about the CERT structure of command in relationship to the fire department. He gave
a brief history of CERT and the requirements that CERT have a community sponsor, which for Florence CERT, is the fire department.
He shared how the fire department was integrated with CERT and how the two co-exist.
o Cal Crowe was recognized for his Outstanding Community Service in the field of Disaster Preparedness and was presented
a plaque by Chief Buchanan.
o Signup sheets were routed around to signup for several events, volunteer positions and committees, including a request
to form a Social Committee.
o Liz Iabichello announced that she had a few CERT shirts available for sale.
Dave Davis gave a PowerPoint presentation on USA On Watch for the remainder of the meeting, which ended at 8:45 pm with
no official adjournment.
Thanks to Dayna Devlin who provided refreshments.
Respectfully Submitted: Lori Grender, Secretary