|Top of the Hill||Boots and Blisters||Business as Usual:Meeting Minutes|
|Pinching Pennies||Who's Who and New||Medical News|
|Top of the Hill||by Larry Mervine , President|
Have you looked at our call out list lately? Too few folks to call. Of course quality is more important than quantity, but a few more bodies would not hurt. What could the problem be? Not enough fun? Not enough time, or too many other commitments? Whatever the delay in recruiting new members, we can work on having more fun. Some ideas to kick around: eating together after meetings, trainings and missions. Host a "chew the fat" session. A "chew the fat" session is to select a SAR topic, meet at some location, and chat. For example: play with a new GPS unit, what goes in my first aid kit, HAM radio stuff, or just to gather to talk about missions. Another idea is to arrange a hike of the month. Lets not forget to help recruitment by inviting a friend, help with PR stuff, and talking to new people at the meetings and trainings.
See you out there.
|Boots and Blisters||by Tony Gaier, Training Officer|
There are only three scheduled training events left in the first six month period. As you know already you need to attend at least two training events this period or you will go training deficient. Please check your attendance record to make sure you get what you need.
We have two training opportunities between now and the next business meeting. May 15th, at 9:00AM there will be a Land Navigation Training at Embudo Trailhead and the Summer Bivy will be June 5th & 6th.
We had eight people attend ESCAPE this year! Thanks to everyone who attended this great event and showed Cibola's support for New Mexico SAR. Classes this year ranged from Medical to Cave Rescue.
If you have any questions concerning training events please call me at home or on my cellular phone.
|Business as Usual:Meeting Minutes||by Aidan Thompson, Secretary|
The meeting kicked off at 19:20.
Upcoming events include night navigation training on April 24 at Bear Canyon trailhead. We are approaching the end of the first half of the year, so Tony will be sending out reminders to those who are training deficient. Escape 2004 will be on the weekend of April 30, in Ruidoso. Early registration ends on April 15. If you plan on going and want to car pool, leave a message on the hotline. A motion was made proposing that the team reimburse Escape 2004 attendees up to $75/person, with a cap of $1000. It passed 15-0.
Please turn in any mission reports and please remember to sign in at meetings.
One of the four team radios has been given back to Mark and is available for sign out by team members.
Adam confirmed that on May 29 the team will do the Open Space Sunset Chat at Elena Gallegos and host the Hike the next morning. REI has offered us a booth at one of their store events, date to be decided. Alex has been scoping out some deals on gear from Patagonia, as well as GPS's from NASAR. The committee will also be doing an article on Cibola in a summer issue of New Mexico Wild newspaper.
The meeting ended at 20:35.
|Pinching Pennies||by Lili Ziesmann, Treasurer|
Below is the cumulative percentage of annual budget spent so far so that each committee can see how they are doing: By now, at the end of the first quarter, our budget for the year should be at about 33% spent. Although we are a little behind in Donations at 23% (State employee campaigns usually come in all at once in the summer), we are way under in overall expenses at 16%, which means we are well within budget. The large percentage in Administrative expenses is due to the donation we gave the church this year.
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|Who's Who and New||by Bob Baker, Membership Officer|
|Medical News||by Mike Dugger|
We now have five medical providers on the team, with the highest level of care at EMT Intermediate. As our general level of medical care increases, by getting more folks certified as providers and more folks at higher levels of skill, we will be working with our Medical Director to modify our protocols to allow more patient treatment options.
In addition to refreshing our skills on medical care, we got some good ideas for gear that can help us with all subjects, not just those requiring medical care. For instance, there are some new lightweight inflatable back supports we will be exploring, and Carl Gilmore (one of our instructors) had some ideas on rapid strapping systems for our Stokes litter.
Some other exciting developments may be coming in the near future. Our old friend Cy Stockhoff (co-instructor at this recert) expressed an interest in developing a SAR curriculum at TVI, where he is now setting up the medical program. We will meet in the next couple of months to discuss details and how to get started. If this goes forward, it could provide a consistent schedule of opportunities for medical as well as other training for SAR. Some of our members as well as colleagues from other SAR teams would be potential instructors of these courses. Stay tuned.
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