Lost and Found... the newsletter of Volume 9, Issue 12
9 December 2004
Editors: David Dixon, Mike Dugger, and Tom Russo

Cibola Search and Rescue
"That Others May Live..."
Top of the Hill Boots and Blisters Business as Usual:Meeting Minutes
Who's Who and New Disclaimer/Copyright
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Top of the Hill by Larry Mervine , President
It is hard to believe that another year has past. I want to thank everyone for their support and help in making this a good year for Cibola Search & Rescue. I hope you continue your support with the newly elected Officers. When an officer asks you to do an evaluation or training please do so. Volunteering to do a training or evaluation gives you a better understanding of the skills we train in.

On closing my term as President I also want stress the importance of physical fitness. So much of want we do and how well we perform during a mission depends on our level of fitness. Each of us needs to have a fitness program that increases our strength, agility, flexibility and endurance. Aerobic exercise like jogging, walking , biking, hiking and swimming are good exercises that prepare us for the strenuous activities we are performing on missions. And don't forget to do some upper body strength training. By being in good physical condition we can avoid becoming fatigued too early into the mission, keep mentally alert, and prevent injury, which means we are providing better service to the lost or injured subject.

See you out there.

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Boots and Blisters by Tony Gaier, Training Officer

Thanks to everyone who showed up for the Land Navigation and Night Training in November.

There is only one training opportunity remaining for the year. December 12th, at 9:00 a.m. there will be a Litter Handling Training at Three Gun Springs Trailhead.

It has been a pleasure being your training officer this year. I wish everyone a great holiday season!

If you have any questions concerning training events please call me at home or on my cellular phone.

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Business as Usual:Meeting Minutes by Aidan Thompson, Secretary

Minutes of 11 November 2004 Meeting

The only business recorded from the meeting was the list of 2005 officer nominations, which were as follows:

President: Dennis Barnhart, David Dixon

Vice President: Mike Dugger, Aaron Hall

Secretary: Aidan Thompson

Treasurer: Mark Espelien

Membership Officer: Bob Baker

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Who's Who and New by Bob Baker, Membership Officer
It is that time of year for remembrances and celebration. We remember our friends who've departed the team: Francis Robertson who served many years; Jennifer Hall who left to finish her PhD and will hopefully rejoin us in January; Kevin Mohr who left us to serve in the PEACE Corps in Africa for two years; and Stephen Teller who is leaving us at the end of the year and will become an officer of the NYPD. Stephen, best wishes as you protect and serve the citizens of New York City -- drop us a line when you can.

We also celebrate our new members Bryan Wilcox and newest member Rhiannon Mercer. We look forward to working with you in the next year of adventure and excitement. We also congratulate our newest prospective member Roger Campbell and look forward to bringing Norton Francis on-board as a full member in the very near future. Waiting in the wings as well are Sam Williamson, Elizabeth Engelbretson, and Andy Rupert!

Take time this season to remember our friends from years and missions past, but don't dwell too long. Look forward to this next year and bringing our new members fully on-board. Take a moment to reflect on our missions this year and the people and families we have assisted in times of need. I appreciate each and every one of you who have given of yourselves to help those in need. Blessings to all this joyous season.

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Disclaimer and Copyright notice the Editors
The contents of this newsletter are copyright © 2004 by their respective authors or by Cibola Search and Rescue, Inc., and individual articles represent the opinions of the author. Cibola SAR makes no representation, express or implied, with regard to the accuracy of the information contained in these articles, and cannot accept any legal responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions that may be made. Articles contained in this newsletter may be reproduced, with attribution given to Cibola SAR and the author, by any member of the Search and Rescue community for use in other team's publications.