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ST. PARICK’S DAY SPAGHETTI DINNER



Siuslaw Valley Fire & Rescue Annual Fund Raiser, Saturday March 17th, 2007 4:30-7:00 p.m. Florence Main Fire Station Cost - $6.00 adults & $3.00 children 12 & Under . Join Us For the Food & Fun!

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MARCH CERT VOLUNTEER

This month’s CERT Volunteer helped protect this country during the “Cold War” with the Soviets and now Lon Bradley is helping to keep us aware of the threat of tsunami’s and other disasters here along the Central Oregon Coast. Lon spent 20 years in the Air Force as a Disaster Preparedness Officer and had experience in electronic avionics, communications, computer and radar training and maintenance. He was involved with the military’s Nuclear Defense Program. Lon said he flew in an EC-135 aircraft with nuclear weapons. It was a complete command post with direct ties to the President of the United States. There was always an aircraft in the air 24 hours a day. In the military, he was stationed in places all throughout the U-S and the world including Iceland, Japan, Germany and Viet Naum. Following his military career Lon and his wife Connie, a nurse, eventually moved to the Florence area in 1980, building a house at Sutton Lake. At that time, he started Dolphin Property Management in Florence before retiring several years later. The Bradley’s have two sons who also made careers in the military. One of his sons is an Army Judge Advocate (Lt. Colonel). Lon has also been involved in the Coast Guard Auxiliary, helping fishing vessels distressed or lost at sea and other Coast Guard law enforcement duties. Besides helping in our CERT activities, Lon and his wife are involved in helping to care for his sister who is struggling with some serious medical issues. Thank you, Lon Bradley. Lon is our Communication's Director.

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2006-2007 CERT Board Members


Chair - Dayna Devlin
Vice-Chair - Phyllis Mauldin
Secretary - Lori Grender
Treasurer - David Stoutenburg
Communications - Lon Bradley
Publicity - Jacquie Beveridge
Planning - Anne Machalek
Education - Jean Busby
Advisor 1 - Dave Davis
Advisor II - Nancy Ruch

MARCH EVENTS

 



  • CERT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING - Monday March 5, 2007 at 7 p.m. @ the Florence Main Fire Station, 26th & Hwy 101. (Downstairs) 



  • CERT GENERAL MEETING: (All CERT Members): Wednesday March 14, 2007 at 7 p.m. @ The Florence Main Fire Station (26th & Hwy 101) (Upstairs).

Agenda:



  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of last Membership Meeting minutes
  3. Board of Director reports
  4. Unfinished Business
  5. Roster for call-tree. Members to update phone list going around, need physical address,
  6. Schedule of classes being handed out
  7. New Business
  8. Recognize winning T-shirt design artist
  9. How to order t-shirts
  10. Lon Bradley request for team leaders for May CERT meeting
  11. ICS 700 class, required for Fire Corp, recommended for all April 12, 6:00-9:00, Fire Station
  12. Social Committee formation. Arrange for meeting refreshments and organize socials
  13. Open Floor for announcements
  14. Adjournment
  15. Tonight's Topic: USA on Watch: Dave Davis


  • CITY OF FLORENCE Tsunami Siren Test: Friday March 30, 2007 @ 11 a.m. Edit Text

 


 

UPCOMING EVENTS

SPRING CERT CLASS








  • April 2, (Monday) 6 p.m. -  9 p.m.

  • April 7, (Sat.)        8 a.m. -  4 p.m.

  • April 9, (Monday) 6 p.m. -  9 p.m.

  • April 14 (Sat.)   7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • (Continental Breakfast) April 14 


All Classes will be held at the Florence Firestation One (26th & Hwy. 101).


To enroll call Janet at 997-3212.


 


CERT Rodeo, Saturday April 14, 2007 noon-4 p.m. Victim Volunteers are needed as well as someone to teach a mini-class on bleeding & bandaging. Please Contact Jean Busby at 997-5810 if you can help out.


 


 

Disaster Preparedness Expo
 
Florence CERT is working on an area wide disaster exercise slated for Saturday, September 15, 2007 at the Florence High School. If you would like to help out with the planning, please contact Dave Davis at 902-0677, 997-3212 or get in touch with any of the Board Members. More information will be made available at a later date.

What: Pacific Northwest Regional Citizen Corps Conference
Where: Portland State University (PSU), Portland
When: June 1, 2, 3rd (Friday 1pm to Sunday noon)
Lodging: PSU on-campus hotel (former Red Lion)

We, as a State Citizen Corps Council will host a region wide Citizen Corps Preparedness Conference on the dates listed above. This event is co-sponsored along with Idaho, Washington, and Alaska Citizen Corps Councils. With such a wide diversity, we hope to draw on many different ideas, skills, best practices and leadership traits from our many varied individual councils.

Our Northwest Conference is open to <all> persons participating in any genre under the Citizen Corps umbrella (CERT, MRC, VIPS, Neighborhood Watch, Fire Corps) and attached to a registered Council. Oregon (OEM) Citizen Corps will pay lodging for up to two persons from each of Oregon's (40) active, registered councils. Active is a key word here. Other states may/will arrange attendance in other ways.

Registration is not set up yet to receive reservations but should be on-line shortly. Contact numbers for registration and lodging reservation will be available soon. There may be a minimal cost for conference registration but that has not been determined yet. While June seems a long way off, our dates are also a week before Rose Festival kicks off and may present some booking congestion. We have reserved a block of rooms at a very affordable rate of $79 which is way below metro area per diem.

Organizers and co-chairs of the conference are:
Cathy Harrington, City of Gresham (503)618-2482 and <cathy.harrington@ci.gresham.or.us>
Kathleen Joy, Oregon Commission for Voluntary (503)725-5903 and <kathleen@oregonvolunteers.org>
Action and Service

If you have any burning suggestions for sessions, or if you have a best, nominations for a member continually going "above and beyond", best practice to share, or potential vendor suggestions, please email either of our co-chairs or myself. Both also have regular jobs and may have to prioritize messages. I have a leave of absence coming up shortly and will defer to both Kathleen and Cathy at that point.

Remember, we are in the infancy stages here and still adding to our plans day by day. Be patient .....