|Top of the Hill||Boots and Blisters||Business as Usual:Meeting Minutes|
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|Top of the Hill||by Aaron Hall , President|
Another thing that makes this team great is our training and evaluation program. I want to put out a gentle reminder that we still have three evaluations left in 2003. That means that everyone still has the chance to complete all three evaluations this year. So...if you still have an eval that needs to be completed please come out and complete it (we really do need you for those January and February missions). If you aren't sure of your evaluation status, please take the time to check the database on the Cibola website. It will give you up-to-the-minute information on your evaluation and training status.
Finally, please consider being an officer in 2004. We really do need you for more than just those winter missions. Enough said...
|Boots and Blisters||by Steven Buckley, Training Officer|
Thanks to Alex and Tony for their outstanding help in building our "aircraft". By the power vested in me by my MSAE, I hereby grant five awards:
To Tony Gaier: the rank of honorary junior aerospace engineer and the coveted Cardboard Control Panel Award.
To Alex Fischer: the rank of honorary junior aerospace engineer and the coveted Cardboard Propeller Award.
Thanks for that:
To Bob Baker, Tony Gaier, and David Chapek: the "Cibola Mule" award for carrying the albatross into the crash site and the rank of honorary A&P for putting it together in the field. Without your help on MS day, our simulation would have failed miserably. Thanks.
To our volunteer subjects: Thanks for helping, getting "bloody" and playing your roles well.
To the ICS staff and their helpers: You guys did a great job. You made some mistakes, learned from them, but, if the crash were real, would have done a great job for the victims.
To the Cibola folks who supported the MS, I hope you had fun and got something useful out of it.
I hope I didn't miss anyone. To all who contributed, thanks for all of the outstanding help this year!
|Business as Usual:Meeting Minutes||by Joyce Rumschlag, Secretary|
Tony Gaier presented the pre-meeting mini lesson on gear.
Aaron Hall called the meeting to order at 1925. He began with general introductions of all attending and reminded the membership that now was the time to think about being an officer.
Steve Buckley announced that those going on the summer bivy on September 20 need to meet at the Wells Fargo Bank in Tijeras at 1500. The bivy will be at David Canyon and will be combined with a star party. Family members are invited. Car pooling with 4 wheel drive vehicles is recommended.
Steve thanked Larry Mervine for filling in the "holes" in the remaining trainings for this year. He needs a F.C. for the Mock Search. Two teams have already responded to the invitation to participate. We will reserve a group campground for teams coming in from out of town. Steve will prepare a press release. He has already contacted AMRC about a high angle component in the Mock Search. Tom Russo and Mike Dugger will handle the medical aspects. We need green & white paint as well as the live subjects. Any volunteers?
Lili Ziesmann reported our financial status and reminded us about donations to the United Way campaign. She noted that Cibola SAR needs to be specified on the donor option card.
Tony Gaier reported that our ropes are in good shape and all are 2000-03 ropes. We have two litters and the red sled for winter operations and one wheel. He has two more litters at his house. Also available are two sets of snow shoes and two sets of poles that are available for check out during the winter months. He also has two radios and 4 GPS for checkout.
Mike Dugger reported that a WFR refresher will be held in Dulce on October 10-11.
David Dixon asked for help with upcoming P.R. events. Adam Hernandez, Bob Baker, and David did the Outdoor Preparedness talk at the Sunset Chat. David also did the hike the next day. UNM Day yielded 16 new contacts. That event was covered by David, Larry Mervine, Mike Dugger, Adam Hernandez, and Kevin Mohr.
Upcoming events include a presentation to the Mt. Club on October 15 and a Volunteer fair at UNM on the 21st.
Scott at Duke City Graphics charges $5 for the embroidery of our logo or a name on shirts or some caps.
The next P.R. Committee will be on September 24, 1830 at Frontier Restaurant. Everyone is always welcome.
Gear storage: The purchase of a storage container or trailer was discussed. All of the gear would be stored in the trailer and the trailer would be stored in a rental garage. Discussion included the cost of storage, where it would be located, insurance issues, ability to tow a trailer (back country roads as well as driving skills). David said he would look into some costs including insurance.
Land Nav. Eval: It has been proposed that the resection portion be eliminated. In it's place would be terrain identification (must get 3 out of 4 correct), plotting a UTM coordinate, getting a heading both mag and true within plus or minus 5 degrees, and plotting the points to within 200 meters on a map. The GPS portion would include the basic skills of powering up, putting in the correct datum, and retrieving UTM from the GPS. No decision was made. Discussion will continue.
Aaron Hall read three letters from the subjects of previous searches.
Meeting was adjourned at 2130.
|Public Relations||by David Dixon|
Lili, Adam and I did some of that promotion at two CFC events this last month, at the Veterans Hospital and Kirtland AFB. Hopefully we'll reap some fruits from our labor.
Upcoming P.R events include a talk to the Mt. Club on the evening of the 15th and a Volunteer Fair at UNM from 11-2 on the 21st. Anyone is welcome to help with these events. Come to the meeting or let me know otherwise.
Over the next months the P.R. Committee will be working on redoing our brochure. It needs some updating on medical and new photos. If you are interested in helping on that come to the next Committee meeting on the 29th, 6:30 p.m. Frontier Restaurant.
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