Lost and Found... the newsletter of Volume 9, Issue 9
9 September 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
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Top of the Hill by Larry Mervine , President
September is one of my favorite months in New Mexico, it's not too hot during the day and it's cool at night.

The mock search was cancelled and we hope to offer another opportunity before the end of the year. At first I was disappointed: the mock search is a good training opportunity, especially good at building our ability to work with other teams when we are not stressing on a real mission. But looking at the size of the team (25 members) and the number of team mates who have served as an officer (13, or 52% of the current membership) it is not surprising no one wanted to plan the mock search. Planning a good mock search takes a lot of effort; are some of our older team members who have served as officers and committee chairs getting burned out? Maybe our focus should be on team recruitment rather than a multi-team mock search?

October is the month we start looking for members for new officer positions. It is not too early to start thinking about running, and I urge all to consider doing so. This is your chance to bring new ideas, energy and spirit to the team.

See you out there.

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Boots and Blisters by Tony Gaier, Training Officer

Thanks to Steve Buckley for the great Land Navigation training he put on last month! We had seven members and one prospective member attend.

There is only one training opportunity between now and the October business meeting. September 18th, at 9:00 am there will be a Litter Handling Training at Bear Canyon Trailhead.

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 12 August 2004 Meeting

The meeting kicked off at 19:23. Secretary Aidan welcomed everyone and performed introductions, standing in for President Larry, who was absent.

Training Officer's Report

Land Nav Training at Three Gun Springs trailhead next saturday. Land Eval following week Sunday.
Next month is mock search (since cancelled), Tony needs assistance. Tom pointed out that a mission number needs to be requested 30 days prior.

Secretary's Report

Nothing to report.

Treasurer's Report

Lili reported that there is still no closure on Escape gas receipts.

Membership Officer's Report

Bob congratulated Norton on becoming a prospective.

Gear Committee Report

Mark reported that batteries are available. Lithium Batteries are 1.7 V, not 1.5 V so be careful using them in sensitive electronics.

Public Relations Committee Report

Adam reported that Nat. Pub. Lands Day is happening on Sept. 18, 10-3. He needs volunteers.
Combined Federal Campaign kickoff is sept 21 at the VA.
AMRC is having a fundraiser sale, 28th August.

Medical Committee Report

No report.

President's Report

No report.

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Meeting adjourned to Taco Cabana at 20:30.

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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.