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Hi, Everybody:  There will be NO LBNC EP Meeting this month due to the CERT 30th Anniversary Conference in Los Angeles September 8, 9, and 10 at the Sheraton Universal.  We’ll resume our meetings on Saturday, October 8th, the Saturdayafter the 9th Annual Disaster Preparedness Fair on Saturday, October 1st!  The Fair will be held from 10:00 am to 2:00 pmbehind Fire Station 87, 10124 Balboa Blvd. (just south of Devonshire) in Granada Hills.
Be sure to register for the Fair at www.ValleyDisasterFair.com..  You’ll receive an emailed Voucher to any Pre-Registered Check-in Line station for a quick scan.  We think we have all the bugs worked out of registration this year, and it should be a breeze!  😉
Remember that EVERYTHING IS FREE AT THE FAIR!  Plenty of FREE PARKING behind the shopping center on the southeast corner of Devonshire and Balboa — entrance to the Fair through the block wall gate south of the shopping center). FREE ADMISSION!  FREE LUNCH (hot dogs, hamburgers and veggie burgers), from 11:30 to 1:30, as long as supplies last! FREE EP STARTER KITS to registered families as long as supplies last!
The Fair is a Family Friendly event and is ADA accessible!  FREE EXHIBITS AND DISPLAYS!  Nothing is for sale at the Fair! FREE DRAWINGS for EP and specialty items!  Send a FREE RADIOGRAM to your out-of-state contact.  And much, much more.
There will also be a GREAT FREE SPEAKER SERIES in the Community Room:
Louise Masin Sattler, Advocate for persons with Access and Functional Needs and how to best meet their needs in time of disaster.  11:15 to 11:45
Brian Tessier, discussing how to create a really nifty personalized preparedness kit on the cheap.  12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
Grayce Liu, General Manager, Dept. of Neighborhood Empowerment, discussing how L.A.’s Neighborhood Councils help prepare their citizens for disaster awareness and response.  Introducing Marissa Aho, City Resiliency Officer.  12:45 pm to 1:15 pm
Erin Huey, long-time Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED instructor-trainer will show us how to help get our pets prepared before and safely care for them during and after a disaster.  1:30 pm to 2:00 pm.
DON’T FORGET!  SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS MONTH!!!  Now’s the time to get those EP Kits completed, those water barrels filled, first aid kits resupplied, and take those Preparedness Classes at SOS Survival Products you’ve been promising yourself!  They’re located at 15706 Strathern St., Unit 11, Van Nuys, 91406.  Call them at (818) 909-0131.  Also, sign up for a CERT class and schedule a Map Your Neighborhood presentation!
Lots to do between now and then, and we hope see you at the Fair and at the next EP Meeting!
Questions?
Linda Pruett and Sandy Joseph, Emergency Preparedness Co-Chairs
Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council
(818) 384-8375 Direct to Linda
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