ARPSC Meeting Minutes Monday September 16, 2013

9-16-13 Meeting Minutes @ Lansing EOC

Monthly Reports – Make sure to report your activities above and beyond scheduled meetings and events (such as prep time for net control, etc). Send hours to Jim.

New RACES Cards RACES cards need to be updated. If you were not at the last meeting, contact Jim about getting your new RACES card.

ATV Kits – Kits are in need of being groomed. The plan is to groom the kits in the next week or so by Jim Greiner. We have two new cameras that have 360 degree coverage.

Background Checks Routine checks are being conducted on members.

Skywarn – It is suggested that Skywarn leads are point of contact for requests for RACES activations for things such as Search and Rescue. There was discussion for the net control coordinators to meet to work out things for next year.

Skywarn Training – We have confirmed the LCC West campus as the location for 2014 talks.

Anual CERT Picnic – The picnic is put on by the Emergency Management Division and for CERT and RACES with donated food for all. This is for all members of CERT and RACES and their families. Ginny Hannahs KD8HPG, Randy Williams KD8MOK, Jerry Waite KD8GLN, Jim Greiner KC8KED (award of excellence); Daniel Beuchert WX8MOJ (leadership award); and Jeremiah Sevrey KC8EIA (volunteer of the year) for their work helping out in ARPSC.

MARS – Saturday October 5 – State Emergency Event for “unusual event”. Traffic is likely to be heavy and form based.

There are open positions for the SEOC. Interested parties should look into them.

Lansing Trailer Check– Weds November 6 @ 9am – at S Washington Armory (just north of Holmes). The City of Lansing Mass Casualty trailer will be tested from that location by erecting antennas and testing all radios. We are looking for 3 or more volunteers to help out and gain experience with this trailer.

Event Help – Jeremiah has requested for there to be helpers on the different events, so that he has help in setting up different events.