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March 2019 Newsletter

Happy March CERT Family,

February was an amazing month with our first academy of the year, and our first CERT deployment of the year.  We have many opportunities during the month of March and April.

Coastline Debris Search: Thank you to everyone who deployed on 2/28 to help with the debris search.  We were able to deploy several members who searched our coastline for debris, we had members searching for debris by boat, our drone team deployed ready to search by air, and our CERT Situational Awareness Team (CSAT) searched social media posts from the area looking for mentions of debris washing ashore. This was a great effort and a true testament to what CERT can do for our community.

April Academy and Fundraiser: 

Academy: We have a new academy starting in April.  This academy will take place in Santa Fe.  If you know of anyone who is interested, please have them sign up at this link.

Big A$$ Crawfish Boil Fundraiser:  Our 501C3 has one large fundraiser a year.  We work the parking lot at the Big A$$ Crawfish Boil.  Doing this allows us to purchase supplies and trailers for our outlying areas, and pay for specialized training not covered by our grant funding.  We need around 40 people throughout the day to make this a success.  All volunteers will work the parking lot for a shift, and in return, they receive an armband that allows them into the party and free crawfish.  Sign up and details about the event can be found here.

March and Early April Events: (see the list of events at the bottom of this email for the next 3 months events)

March 2: Skyward Course 10 - Noon - Provided by the National Weather Service

March 6: 6:30 - 8:00 PM CERT Monthly Meeting - Join us for coffee and sweets and hear about what to expect over the next month.

March 16: 8 - 1 PM Drone Team Meeting - Sign up here

March 19 - 21 - Public Information Officer Course (Sign up on Preparing Texas)

March 21 -  6:30 - 8:30 CSAT (CERT Situational Awareness Team)  Meeting at the OEM 

March 23rd - ALL CERT Drill (Are you ready?) 

March 26th - American Heart Association HeartSaver Course Sign up here

March 27th -  Flood Aware Seminar Details are here

April 3rd - Monthly Meeting

April 20th  - Big A$$ Crawfish Boil - Sign up and details here

 

We appreciate all you do for our community,  Keep the above dates in mind, and please let us know if you have any training you'd like to see offered.

 

Doris & John

Galveston County CERT

 

Posted by : Herrmann, Doris Updated on :02/28/2019