Date: Mon, 08 Nov 2004 22:23:36 -0600 To: (Recipient list suppressed) From: Steve Hilberg Subject: ARES of Champaign County QST - November 2004 The November meeting of ARES of Champaign County was held Wednesday, November 3, 2004 at the Fire Service Institute. Here are important notes from that meeting and other news. ATTENDING N9XDC, KF8ZN, W9DML, AB9FJ, WB9HFK, K9SI, KB9KAI, N9DN Guest: Harry Osoff, KC9GRV (who has since registered with ARES - welcome Harry) "GO" KIT SHOW 'N' TELL Several varieties of "GO" or "READY" kits were shown at the meeting, and it was interesting to see what and how these were organized. All ARES members should have some sort of "go" kit for emergency activations, and a list of recommended items is appended to our Emergency Operations Plan. Are your ready and prepared to "GO" on short notice? WEEKLY NET SCRIPT A revised weekly net script and net check-in list have been posted on the web. Please be sure to download these documents from the web site if you are scheduled to be NCS for the weekly net. NOVEMBER NET CONTROL STATIONS The weekly ARES net is held each Tuesday, 9:00 p.m., on the 444.100 repeater. November 9 KF8ZN November 16 W9DML November 23 AB9FJ November 30 N9XDC December 7 KC9GRV RED CROSS TRAINING The Illini Prairie Chapter of the American Red Cross will be offering regular training classes on a variety of topics. The Introduction to Disaster course will be offered the first Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Red Cross headquarters on Main St. in Urbana. If you have not taken this course yet, please make arrangements to attend on of these classes. Introduction to Disaster is one of the components of our "basic training" program. Red Cross is one of our served agencies and all ARES volunteers should have this training. WMD DRILL RESCHEDULED I have heard that the WMD drill that was originally scheduled for October has been rescheduled for December 21. ARES will likely be involved providing support to the Red Cross. NEXT MEETING The next meeting will be Wednesday, December 8, 7:00 pm at the Fire Service Institute. This will be our annual meeting. More info will be coming out about that soon.
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