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Lake Balboa NC Emergency Preparedness Update for May 2015

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Hi, Everybody:  Time again for our Lake Balboa NC Emergency Preparedness Meeting, this Saturday, May 9th, at 9 AM at the Flyaway Bus Terminal, 2nd Floor Community Meeting Room, at 7610 Woodley Avenue (NE Corner of Saticoy and Woodley), in Lake Balboa, 91406.  Plenty of FREE Parking out front in the short-term lot in the spaces closest to the street.  Come inside the building and take the elevator at the north end of the building, or the steps outside the building!

We have a real treat for you this week!  Sami Dahdal of the Southern California Chapter of the International Dutch Oven Society will be our guest speaker!  Many of you will remember him from the Disaster Preparedness Fair last year!  Wondering how you’re going to cook delicious, healthy meals after a disaster?  No power?  No gas?  No problem!  Sami will tell us how!  This is a great skill to add to your list for camping, too — or maybe try it in your own back yard!  I didn’t make it to the booth last year in time to see the demonstrations, but I did manage to get a couple samples of his dishes and they were EXCELLENT!  He’ll be back this year at the Disaster Preparedness Fair, but this is your chance to ask him questions without having to wait for hours in line to speak to him!  🙂

Bill Hopkins, EP Chair of North Granada Hills NC will bring us up to date on plans for the 8th Annual Disaster Preparedness Fair on October 3rd at Fire Station 87 (MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!!!), and also what the newly formed Southern California Preparedness Foundation is up to these days!  

Start saving your pennies now, folks!  The H-U-G-E Sidewalk Sale at SOS Survival Products (15705 Strathern Street in Van Nuys) is coming up June 5th and 6th (Friday and Saturday), from 9 AM to 4 PM each day.  You know this is their biggest sale of the year, and they’re going to have bargains up to 75% off their great preparedness products!  I never cease to be amazed at the number of folks who attend these sales each year, but when you consider the mark-downs on so many items, I guess it’s not at all surprising.  Brian and Bill and Ted and I will be there with a table to talk about Map Your Neighborhood, CERT and the DP Fair, so please come by and say “Hello”!

Don’t forget to check out the CERT Web Page at www.CERT-LA.com on a regular basis to keep up with what’s happening in the CERT World!
 
And please, all you HAMS out there, check in to our Ham Radio Net each Sunday at 9 AM on Simplex 145.570. We want to hear from as many licensed hams as possible — especially NEW hams!  We’re really an easy-going net, and this is a great place to get your feet wet with your first check-in!  Our own Dan Tomlinson will lead you thru!  And this Sunday, 5-10-15 at 9:45 AM on Channel 5 we’ll be doing our FRS/GMRS/Walkie-Talkie checkin.  This and Ham may well be the only way most of us will be able to communicate after a disaster, so it’s time to get involved!  🙂

Take a look at the attached Agenda, and if you have questions, give us a call or email us!  Looking forward to seeing you Saturday morning!

Linda Pruett and Brian Tessier, Co-Chairs,
Lake Balboa NC Emergency Preparedness
Linda’s Email:  textmgt@att.net
Brian’s Email:  BJTessier@gmail.com
(818) 345-9809 Linda’s Home or (818) 384-8375 Linda’s Cell

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