EDUCATION THROUGH TRAINING
|THANKSGIVING THURSDAY NOV. 23, 2006
CERT NOVEMBER VOLUNTEER
The November Volunteer of the month goes out to a former school teacher, Jean Busby. She deserves this distinction
because of her outstanding service to CERT. Jean is well known for her dedication to the CERT programs “Are You Ready?”
and the Neighborhood Disaster Program. Along with that, she constantly comes up with innovative teaching aids and techniques
for the group. If anyone is ready for a disaster, it’s Jean Busby, her family and neighborhood. Jean dedicates her life
to the service of others whether it’s her 27 years as a sixth-ninth grade school teacher in Fresno, California or helping
to care for her elderly mother in a Florence Care facility or helping out at the local L.D.S. church or even her service to
her family, neighbors and friends. If you know anything about Jean Busby, you know how artistic she can be as well. Jean’s
husband is Don who was a Sales Representative for Mother‘s Cake and Cookie Company before retiring and eventually moving
to Florence. Does that sound like a delicious job or what? They have two grown children Debbie and Bob. Jean says Debbie is
working on a Masters Degree in Social Work at National University in Sacramento, CA. and her so son has earned duel degrees
in International Business and Law and Architectural Electronic Micro Chip Design. He also does under the ice scuba diving
and has helped teach and analyze other divers in Antarctica. Jean has a grandson who is involved in LDS Missionary work in
Japan. So you can see Jean has a full plate of activities and service. Thank you Jean Busby for being an important part of
the CERT program here. We appreciate it. Keep up the good work.
2006-2007 CERT Board Members
Chair - Dayna Devlin
Vice-Chair - Phyllis Mauldin
Secretary - Debbie Golob
Treasurer - Jacquie Beveridge
Communications - Lon Bradley
Publicity - David Stoutenburg
Planning - Anne Machalek
Education - Jean Busby
Advisor 1 - Dave Davis
Advisor II - Nancy Ruch
- The Bi-Monthly Overall CERT
Meeting for all Florence CERT
Members, Wednesday, November 8, 2006, 7 p.m. at the Siuslaw Fire & Rescue Fire Station One (26th & Hwy. 101). Main
Subject: CERT IS 100 Program Training. Keep CERT Strong!
FLORENCE CERT AGENDA
November 8, 2006
Call to Order - 7 p.m., Chair
Approve Minutes - September
2006, Secretary, Debbie Golob
Treasurer's Report - Treasurer,
Unfinished Business -
New Phone List
New Business -
Main Speaker - Dale Kamrath,
Volunteer Battalion Chief, Incident Command System
The next overall CERT Meeting will be Januart 10,
2007, here. The Regular Board meets December 13, 2006 (downstairs room).
- Special Program: Tyree Wilde from the National Weather Service will be giving
a talk to discuss the Weather Spotter Program November 27 , 2006 7:00 - 8:30 pm. at Fire Station One
|The National Weather Service
Skywarn Weather Spotters
are a National Weather Service (NWS) team of volunteers, trained to observe and report significant weather. Weather spotters
support their local community and emergency managers by providing the NWS with timely and accurate severe weather reports.
These reports are an integral part of the NWS mission to help saves lives and property through flood and weather watches,
warnings, and advisories. Accurate
and reliable weather information from the general public is often difficult to obtain. The NWS has found that trained weather
spotters greatly improve information quality. The NWS works with other volunteer organizations in the Skywarn Weather Spotter
program, such as Amateur Radio, the American Red Cross, and local emergency managers.
|2006 NEW FLORENCE CERT MEMBERS
|ARTWORK BY DEBBIE GOLOB
Congratulations Recent CERT Graduates
C.E.R.T. Board of Directors Meeting
September 13, 2006
The meeting was called to order at 7:10 p.m.
Attendees were Board members: Lon Bradley, Paul Cornett, Jean Busby, Dave Davis and Chief John
Buchanon. Also present were 36 other members.
The Minutes of July, 2006 which had been posted on the Web site were approved.
The Treasurer was not present to provide a report..
Chief Buchanon talked about his desires for organization, that everything CERT related should
go through Dave Davis. That in his new assignments with Citizen Corps Dave would be representing the City in many ways. The
Chief also favorably compared our area’s preparation and participation to most of the other cities on the coast. He
indicated that our efforts are being held up as a model and incentive for other cities. The Chief and Dave Davis then handed
out certificates and badges to new CERT graduates.
Dave Davis then provided some additional details on his assignment with Citizen Corps.
Lon talked to the attendees about the importance of efficient communications and how we will
start having training sessions with our radios and drills to ensure that everyone knows how to do all the necessary tasks.
The annual election to the Board was the final item on the agenda. The nominating committee
presented a slate of three names to fill the 3 vacancies on the Board. The following members had agreed to stay on the Board
for another year: Cal Crowe, Dayna Davis, Denise Crowe, Ray Ericson, and Lon Bradley. Jean Busby and Anne Machalek had decide
to stay if they could split the Education Director spot. The three nominees are Phyllis Mauldin, Debbie Golub and David Stoutenburg.
There were no nominations from the floor. The three nominees were elected by acclamation.
It was announced that Sharon McCloud, Jean Busby and Anne Machalek. have prepared a new
book “Organizing Neighborhoods for Disaster Preparedness. This will be the next step in preparing the Florence Area.
As more people complete the CERT and Are You Ready classes it will then be possible to organize the local neighborhoods. Any
of our members can obtain a copy of the book and start in on their neighborhood, and using any one of the three authors as
an advisor is encouraged.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m.