|Top of the Hill||Boots and Blisters||Business as Usual:Meeting Minutes|
|Who's Who and New||Gearing Up||Public Relations|
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|Top of the Hill||by Aaron Hall , President|
|Boots and Blisters||by Steven Buckley, Training Officer|
My training focus for the next two months will be the Mock Search. We had some trouble getting a date that seemed to meet everyone's needs. So far, 4 Oct 2003 seems to be suitable for the most participants. I hope that is a suitable date for this team. This year's topic will be a plane crash with associated medical and recovery tasks as well as a surprise or two (did you expect anything else?). I know this year's event will be a great time. Now for the call for volunteers. I already have a committee willing to work the planning. I hope to have met with them face-to-face before this month's meeting. We will need help putting the "props" together. For example, we have a plane to construct. Please save any large pieces of cardboard and be ready to meet to turn them into an aircraft. Tape and paint is all we will need to make a suitable aircraft mock-up. We also need a suitable site with a South 14 site topping my list. I am still in need of ICS staff. Please let me know if you can support in those roles. Finally, we need you all to get the word out to maximize participation.
Again, thanks for the training assist in these difficult times. I appreciate the support.
|Business as Usual:Meeting Minutes||by Joyce Rumschlag, Secretary|
Pre-meeting mini lesson was presented by Larry Mervine on Mission Safety.
Joyce Rumschlag reported for Aaron Hall. The Bonze boot was presented to Mark Espelien and Kevin Mohr for attending two missions in one 24 hr period and Aidan Thompson for being Pager 1 for the two missions running simultaneously. Our pager problem was brought up again and Mike Dugger agreed to look into it with Contact Paging. Lili Ziesmann also volunteered to look into other pager companies. Tony Gaier would try to have something for the team next meeting in regard to the Land Nav. Committee.
Joyce Rumschlag reported for Steve Buckley. Steve needs help with planning the Mock Search in September. He has put together a climb to Cabezon Peak on July 19, please call and let him know if you are interested. The team voted 11-0 to give prospective members an orange shirt. The administration fee will be raised to $20.
Joyce Rumschlag reported for David Chapek. Bob Baker is now a full member.
Lili Ziesmann reported a profit this month after a month of being in the red. Comparisons with prior years show that income is usually slow at the start of the year, plus we purchased new equipment early. United Way campaigns will start in September, and Lili encouraged members to be sure to ask for donor option cards to designate their donations to Cibola.
Tony Gaier reported that everything with the equipment is going well and to see him after the meeting if you need anything.
Mike is still trying to set up a Wilderness First Responder recertification class with either Carl Gilmore or Don Mason, but doubted he could set up a full WFR course anytime soon. He recommended that members who want the full course take the course being held in El Rito.
David Dixon reminded us about upcoming PR events and the need for volunteers for all of them: 25th Anniversary of Sandia Wilderness celebration on July 26, Open Space Sunset Chat and Hike August 23-24 and UNM Day on the 29th. The Committee is still looking into shirts and logo embroidery. The next PR meeting will be on Sept. 24.
Paul McClendon (NMESC) will be here next month for our pre-meeting mini lesson. It will start at 1845 so please be here (and on time).
Meeting was adjourned at 2030.
|Who's Who and New||by David Chapek, Membership Officer|
Thanks to all those who helped with Sandia Days a few weeks back. The PR committee made 13 contacts for potential future members in addition to teaching people about preventative SAR.
I'm in the market for a few new mentors. I have at least one person ready to go through orientation and hopefully will have a few more by the end of the month. If you're interested please let me know.
|Gearing Up||by Tony Gaier, Equipment Committee chair, Equipment Committee chair|
|Public Relations||by David Dixon|
Upcoming PR events this month include the Open Space Sunset Chat on "Outdoor Preparedness" on Saturday, the 23rd and Hike the next day. The "Chat" has become an annual for us with usually a large, interested crowd. On Friday the 29th we'll set up and do UNM Welcome Back Day primarily as another recruiting event. There are a few of us doing Open Space duties but if you're interested in some public speaking we could use a few more. And we can always use more for UNM Day. Let me know asap.
Speaking of members who work PR events, they are truly hearty Cibola volunteers. It's not a mission, you don't get credit for it, you don't pass it and you don't show up in a database. Now that's dedication. Not that there aren't other jobs in this organization that fit that. I guess all of us deserve a big way to go!
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