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June 2018 Newsletter

June 2018 Newsletter

Are we ready for the end of the first half of 2018?  Are we well-organized for everything that this month of JUNE has to offer?  Graduations at all levels of education, the romance of engagements and weddings, summer sports and recreational activities, vacations and staycations, special projects to complete, festivals and concerts – just to mention a few opportunities to enjoy the months of summer.  Remember to take the time to carefully plan and prepare so you’ll have a fun and safe season.

Congratulations to ten of our Millbrae Amateur Radio Club (MARC) members who participated and assisted in the 2018 Memorial Weekend Flag Ceremony at Golden Gate National Cemetery!  This is always a very meaningful and beautiful tribute to all those Veteran’s who have passed, those still among us and those U.S. Military women and men currently in-service to our Country – we remember and thank them for their sacrifices and brave service.

There are a few references that are worth reading as we move into summer:  PGE has included an information page in our May billing – “Stay cool and safe during extreme heat” providing 8 important tips;  the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) website offers 8 tips for preventing burns and controlling the flames while you grill outside – “Fire Up the Grill Safely This Summer;”   www.ready.gov/heat   offers  “7 Steps to Prepare Your Home for Summer” and please refer to “Staying Safe in Millbrae – A Home Protection Guide” a booklet published in partnership with Central County Fire Department (CCFD) and the Millbrae Police Bureau – San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office (available at Millbrae Fire and Police stations).

            “Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success” ~~ Henry Ford

JUNE Reminders:                                                                                                                                                                 

 5th:       Mid-Term Elections                                                                                                                                               

7th:       GREEN DAWN CERT Exercise (Millbrae location- SMC Junipero Serra Park) Arrive 7:00am                                 

9th:       CCFD Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser for Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation  (see link below)                                 

12th:     CCFD “Get Ready Class” in Chinese language: Interim Community Center Great Room  6:30pm                      

14th:     United States Flag Day and U.S. Army Birthday                                                                                                   

14th:     LEND RADIO NET :7:00 PM                                                                                                                                   

17th:     “Happy Father’s Day” to all men!                                                                                                                            

21st:     Summer Solstice! – Happy Summer! – Happy Longest Daylight Day of the Year!

Submitted by                                                                                                                                                                        

Marge Colapietro, Volunteer                                                                                                                                                

Millbrae LEND-CERT                                                                                                                                                         

Public Information Officer

                                                   

 

                                                                                                                                                                

Posted by : Lee, Alex Updated on :06/01/2018

June 2018 Newsletter

June 2018 Newsletter

Are we ready for the end of the first half of 2018?  Are we well-organized for everything that this month of JUNE has to offer?  Graduations at all levels of education, the romance of engagements and weddings, summer sports and recreational activities, vacations and staycations, special projects to complete, festivals and concerts – just to mention a few opportunities to enjoy the months of summer.  Remember to take the time to carefully plan and prepare so you’ll have a fun and safe season.

Congratulations to ten of our Millbrae Amateur Radio Club (MARC) members who participated and assisted in the 2018 Memorial Weekend Flag Ceremony at Golden Gate National Cemetery!  This is always a very meaningful and beautiful tribute to all those Veteran’s who have passed, those still among us and those U.S. Military women and men currently in-service to our Country – we remember and thank them for their sacrifices and brave service.

There are a few references that are worth reading as we move into summer:  PGE has included an information page in our May billing – “Stay cool and safe during extreme heat” providing 8 important tips;  the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) website offers 8 tips for preventing burns and controlling the flames while you grill outside – “Fire Up the Grill Safely This Summer;”   www.ready.gov/heat   offers  “7 Steps to Prepare Your Home for Summer” and please refer to “Staying Safe in Millbrae – A Home Protection Guide” a booklet published in partnership with Central County Fire Department (CCFD) and the Millbrae Police Bureau – San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office (available at Millbrae Fire and Police stations).

            “Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success” ~~ Henry Ford

JUNE Reminders:                                                                                                                                                                 

 5th:       Mid-Term Elections                                                                                                                                               

7th:       GREEN DAWN CERT Exercise (Millbrae location- SMC Junipero Serra Park) Arrive 7:00am                                 

9th:       CCFD Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser for Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation  (see link below)                                 

12th:     CCFD “Get Ready Class” in Chinese language: Interim Community Center Great Room  6:30pm                      

14th:     United States Flag Day and U.S. Army Birthday                                                                                                   

14th:     LEND RADIO NET :7:00 PM                                                                                                                                   

17th:     “Happy Father’s Day” to all men!                                                                                                                            

21st:     Summer Solstice! – Happy Summer! – Happy Longest Daylight Day of the Year!

Submitted by                                                                                                                                                                        

Marge Colapietro, Volunteer                                                                                                                                                

Millbrae LEND-CERT                                                                                                                                                         

Public Information Officer

                                                   

 

                                                                                                                                                                

Posted by : Lee, Alex Posted on :06/01/2018

May 2018 Newsletter

Millbrae CERT May 2018 Newsletter

“The earth laughs in flowers” are words attributed to E. E. Cummings.   May is a transition from April showers to May flowers and a month in which we recognize, honor, celebrate and pay tribute to many of the persons and institutions who value what we hold dear.  There are several that we all can be grateful for and to:

Teacher Appreciation Week (4/30-5/06), May Day and Law Day (5/01), National Day of Prayer (5/03), Cinco de Mayo (5/05), National Nurses Day (5/o6), Military Spouse Appreciation Day (5/11), Mother’s Day (5/13), Armed Forces Week  and National Police Week (5/13-5/19), Peace Officer’s Memorial Day (5/15),  National Emergency Services – EMS Week (5/20-5/26), Harvey Milk Day (5/22),  EMS for Children’s Day, National Missing Children’s Day (5/25) and Memorial Day (5/30).  Older Americans and Asian Pacific American Heritage is also celebrated throughout the month of May.  It is amazing that so much of May recognizes those in “Public Service.”  Our Millbrae CERT Coordinator – Dino De Ranieri has added our CERT, LEND, MARC and SVIP volunteers to this list saying again “we could not do what we do in our great Emergency Preparedness Programs without the sacrifices of time and talents of our community volunteers who continuously step-up when called upon and I thank you for being the best!”

A couple of updates:                                                                                                                                                                             

*We welcome Tom Williams who has been hired by the City Council to act as the “Interim City Manager” while a search is conducted for a “Permanent” City Manager.  We look forward to a visit from Mr. Williams as he makes the rounds meeting our various volunteer groups in the City.

* On Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 10:00am, law enforcement personnel from agencies throughout San Mateo County will come together to remember their fallen colleagues at a ceremony in honor of National Police Week and Police Officer Memorial Day.  San Bruno Police Chief (Former Millbrae Police Chief) and President of the SMC Police Chiefs and Sheriff Association will serve as Master of Ceremonies during the event that will be held on the steps of the SMC History Museum – 2200 Broadway in Redwood City.  The public is invited to attend.

In Memoriam:

This is also a time when our Millbrae Community recalls and pays tribute to our own MILLBRAE POLICE OFFICER DAVID J. CHETCUTI (BADGE NO. 6) whose end of watch occurred on April 25, 1998 when he was brutally shot and killed in the line of duty while assisting a fellow Officer in the apprehension of a man being chased down Hwy. 101 for a vehicle violation.  April 25, 2018 marked the “20th Anniversary of the murder of Officer David J. Chetcuti.   Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and our then Millbrae Police Officers and Firefighters who served alongside Officer Chetcuti.  You are not forgotten.

Reminders:                                                                                                                                                                                               

* May 10:  Monthly LEND Radio Net Check-in and Roll Call (check up-coming emails for details).                                    

* June  7:  CERT “GREEN DAWN” Exercise – Junipero Serra County Park/San Bruno – this is the replacement exercise for prior “Silver Dragon.”  We need as many Millbrae participants as possible.  Be sure to look for detailed emails from Dino.  We appreciate those who have already signed-up to volunteer.   If you haven’t done so please email Dino:  N6INA@aol.com                                                                                                                                                 

* Please sign in to our CERT website:  http://millbraecacert.samariteam.com to maintain your current contact information and read our monthly newsletter on line.  

A special “THANK YOU” to Alex Lee (MARC Volunteer) who continuously manages our CERT website –always a job well done!

 

Submitted by:                                                                                                                                                                                   

Marge Colapietro                                                                                                                                                                                  

Volunteer                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Millbrae CERT Public Information Officer and                                                                                                                                         

Monthly CERT Newsletter Editor

 

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Posted by : Lee, Alex Updated on :04/28/2018