|Top of the Hill||Boots and Blisters||Business as Usual:Meeting Minutes|
|Pinching Pennies||Gearing Up||Disclaimer/Copyright|
|Top of the Hill||by David Dixon , President|
I would like to thank everyone for their support as I enter another Presidency. I again look forward to the challenge. I would also like to thank last year's officers for all the hard work they did for the team and this year's for all they will do. I look forward to working with them. Finally, thanks to Mark, Mike and Adam who have all agreed to remain as committee chairs.
Evaluations will be, as they were last year, the weekend following trainings at 9 a.m. I will start with Sunday and alternate them as usual. Mike has set up some great trainings for the year including pre-meeting classroom time covering each of the evals. Just as he asked for I can also use help running them. If you are certified please let me know which of them you would be willing to do. If you are not let me know which you are interested in becoming. Here is the schedule:
January 23. Search Techniques
February 19. Land Nav
March 20. Litter
April 23. Search Techniques
May 22. Land Nav
June 18. Litter
July 24. Search Techniques
August 20. Land Nav
September 18. Litter
October 22. Search Techniques
November 20. Land Nav
December 17. Litter
Finally, I think the president always need to establish a few yearly goals, and certainly maintaining high standards and increasing membership are most important for Cibola right now. With those in mind I look forward to another great year.
|Boots and Blisters||by Mike Dugger, Training Officer|
So far, here is what I have in mind for the annual training calendar:
I will upload the specific dates and other information to our online training calendar within a couple of weeks. Please be sure to check the website and the voicemail hotline for the latest information on training dates and locations.
January's training will be on orienteering, and will take place at Cedro Peak at 9:00 AM, Saturday January 15. Steve Buckley has graciously offered to lead this training as I must be out of town that day. The training will focus on terrain identification and route-finding using a map and compass and NO GPS.
On January 21-22 there will be an avalanche training at Pajarito Mountain, near Los Alamos, provided by the New Mexico Emergency Services Council (NMESC). I have chosen to sanction this training which means that attendees from our team will get training credit. Continuing education credits are also available for medical personnel. Additional information can be found at www.nmesc.org (go to "training," then "registration"). The sooner you register, the cheaper it will be. Please be aware that we are an NMESC team, so you should get a reduced registration rate. If you attend, please provide me with copies of your registration receipt so that you may get credit.
If you have ideas for training topics, or components of one of the above that you feel should be emphasized, please let me know. This is YOUR training program - I am just the facilitator - and it should reflect the topics we need to do our jobs as proficiently as possible. See you out there!
|Business as Usual:Meeting Minutes||by Aidan Thompson, Secretary|
Minutes of December 2004 Meeting
The meeting began at 19:15. Larry congratulated Rhiannon on becoming an active member. He also thanked Stephen T. for his service to the team and wished him well in the future. Tom Rinck received a commendation for "Top Mission goer". Bryan received the "Rookie of the Year Award." Larry announced the result of the election for 2005 Officer Positions, which were as follows
President: David Dixon
Vice President: Mike Dugger
Secretary: Aidan Thompson
Treasurer: Mark Espelien
Membership Officer: Bob Baker
Aidan requested that pager handlers e-mail him a brief mission report directly after the mission. The key data required to enter a mission report in the database are: mission number, start time, end time and list of members responding.
The meeting ended at 20:00.
|Pinching Pennies||by Mark Espelien, Treasurer|
To that end, we received several donations at year's end. When I get my feet under me in this new job, I hope to do more to recognize that generosity.
Also, continue to send in your fuel receipts, even if you do not want to be reimbursed, as these can be handled as donations. Make sure you check that on the form if that is your choice.
|Gearing Up||by Mark Espelien, Equipment Committee chair|
2004 was pretty easy on consumables - remember that our team provides items such as batteries (AA, AAA, C), MREs, and trail tape for use on missions.
|Disclaimer and Copyright notice||the Editors|