LBNC EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE MEETING

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Saturday, July 10, 2021 – 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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When: July 10, 2021 — 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Next meeting TBD 09:00 AM
Linda Pruett
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OUR FEARLESS LEADER LINDA PRUETT WILL ALWAYS LIVE ON IN OUR HEARTS!!!
Emergency Preparedness/
EP Communications Committee & Special Joint LBNC Board Meeting
SATURDAY, July 10, 2021 – 9:00 AM TO 11:00 AM ON LINE
AGENDA
1. CALL TO ORDER, WELCOME, SCRIBE’S INSTRUCTIONS
2. INTROS, APPROVAL OF FORMER EP MEETING MINUTES
3. COMMITTEE REPORTS: LAPD SLO, OFFICER ISALA PARRA-SMITH; Public Safety Committee, JAMES BROWN; EP Communications, DAN TOMLINSON
4. PUBLIC COMMENT ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS.

5. WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? WHAT DOES THE EP COMMITTEE WANT TO ACCOMPLISH MOVING FORWARD? HOW DO WE ACCOMPLISH THESE THINGS? IT WILL TAKE A VILLAGE!
6. PLEASE DON’T FORGET THE ANIMALS! Please continue to collect contributions for OPERATION BLANKETS OF LOVE for animals in Shelters, and pets owned by the Homeless. Needed items include clean/new blankets and towels, collars and leashes, food and treats, stainless steel food bowls, crates, igloos, and carriers, litter, flea meds and other dog and cat related items.
Communications Committee: Contact Committee Chair, Dan Tomlinson (NR6V) at (818) 776-0474 or DTomlinson@socal.rr.com for info on Ham/FRS/GMRS/WALKIE-TALKIE Radios and Classes.
Sunday Morning Lake Balboa Amateur Radio Net: EVERY SUNDAY, 9:00 AM, Simplex 145.570. How Far Can We Transmit? On What Equipment and Power? Who Hears Us? All Licensed Hams are Invited! We are a very friendly Net, and we especially love to help NEW Hams get started! Don’t be shy – check in with us! Make some great new friends and have fun, too!
FRS/GMRS/Walkie-Talkie Check-In: NOW EVERY SUNDAY OF THE MONTH, 10:00 AM, Channel 15. (Channel 17 if 15 is busy). An easy and great way for EVERYBODY to communicate after a disaster! Quick and easy to do – usually takes only about 10 minutes!!! Could save lives! New radio that you don’t know how to use? We can help! Contact Dan Tomlinson, (NR6V) our Communications Chair at (818) 776-0474 or DTomlinson@socal.rr.com
SFV Amateur Radio Club Meeting: (Always the 3rd Friday), Next meeting will be ???? at 7:30pm. PLEASE NOTE NEW MEETING LOCATION: LAPD WEST VALLEY STATION COMMUNITY ROOM, 19020 Vanowen St., Reseda, CA 91335. Park behind the Library next door.
Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting of the Lake Balboa EP Committee on Saturday, TBD, at 9:00 AM, on line! We’ll contact you ahead of time!
For Emergency Preparedness and Map Your Neighborhood Information, contact EP Committee Co-Chair: Sandy Joseph at Sandy@lakebalboanc.org. Check the www.CERT-LA.com website often to stay abreast of all that’s happening in the CERT world, and www.LakeBalboaNC.org for information about our Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council. Our Neighborhood Council usually meets the first Wednesday of each month, in the Gault Street Elementary School Auditorium, 17600 Gault Street, Lake Balboa, at 7:00 PM (6:30 PM Meet and Greet) but we are currently conducting Zoom Meetings on line. Contact us for an invitation! Next meeting is Wednesday, August 4, 2021. Invite your neighbors and come join us on line!

Linda Pruett pix

Posted on June 21, 2021 by LBNCadmin
On Sunday, June 13, 2021, after a couple months in hospitals and rehabs, Linda succumbed to an infection her body could not fight off. She had many accomplishments to her credit, which are listed below. However, they were possible because she knew relationships and connections were how to reach people, as evidenced by these quotes: “There are a few humans that have had such an incredible impact in our community of Lake Balboa in all of Emergency Preparedness and of course CERT (Community Emergency Response Team). She was such a wonderful, incredible person whom I loved so very much and that I was lucky enough to have had as my dear friend and mentor,“ and “She was a great person and friend. She always had a smile for you, you always looked forward to seeing her, you always waited and listened to her input on a given project. On the Land Use committee, she may not always agree with the project, but she always made the presenter feel that they had earned her respect. When she walked into a room, the room lit up, she made everyone feel good about themselves and why they were in the room, to begin with.”

Linda was a member of the West Van Nuys/Lake Balboa Forming Neighborhood Council in 2003. She helped gather signatures and write the proposed bylaws. When the neighborhood council was certified in September 2004 she was a member of the Interim Board. On March 31, 2005, Linda was installed a one of the original West Van Nuys/Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council (renamed Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council in 2007) Board Members.
By 2007 Linda was the Emergency Preparedness guru and became the chair of our EP committee. Her motion to spend the equivalent of a full years’ annual budget of $50,000 on two containers filled with search and rescue equipment, triage, and medical supplies to be used by stakeholders in time of a disaster was met with resistance from the City. But with Linda’s perseverance, she marshaled support, fought City Hall, and won! In the following years her agenda of being prepared for “The Big One” was copied citywide. “Can’t do” was not in her vocabulary. Linda continued on the Board as a Senior Stakeholder Representative until her passing.
In 2007, she co-founded the Southern California Preparedness Foundation, a non-profit organization of which she was the Corporate Secretary and Director, whose mission is to promote and support disaster awareness, education, and preparedness via community events, such as the Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair, public forums, focused programs such as Map Your Neighborhood and targeted outreach. Trained as a CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) 3 responder, she vigorously supported that training for others and was responsible for graduating the largest CERT class in Los Angeles. On March 21, 2011, Assemblymember Bob Blumenfield honored Linda’s tireless dedication to emergency preparedness during the California State Assembly’s Woman of the Year ceremony at the California State Capitol in Sacramento.

She was the Founder of Text Management Services, Inc., the first full-service word processing Service Bureau on the west coast, and served as its President and CEO for nearly thirty years.

Developing into a publishing company, TMS, Inc. produced technical manuals for the aircraft and aerospace industry throughout the world. Linda also served as Preparedness Adviser on the West Valley Community Police Advisory Board (CPAB), and as Co-President of the San Fernando Valley Chapter of NOW, the National Organization for Women.

We will greatly miss you, Linda P. Thank you for dedicating 18 years to the community of West Van Nuys / Lake Balboa. We will continue your work to get everyone ready for THE BIG ONE!

LBNC EP bin

Linda Pruett w/ Dr Lucy

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