LBNC Joint Emergency Preparedness and EP Communications Committees Meeting ALL WELCOME

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This is an open invitation to all persons interested in Emergency Preparedness and Amateur Radio                                       in Lake Balboa and all of the San Fernando Valley

The Flyaway Bus Terminal – Community Meeting Room, Second Floor
(GO INSIDE – take elevator at north end of the building to second floor – turn right to the end of the hall

7610 Woodley Avenue (NE Corner of Saticoy and Woodley) Van Nuys, CA 91406

(PARK FREE out front in the spaces closest to Woodley Avenue)
Amateur Radio Check-In every Sunday morning, 9:00 AM, Simplex 145.570.                                                                                If busy, go down by 10’s to 145.530. NO FURTHER!

For Info on Emergency Preparedness call Linda Pruett at (818) 345-9809 or email

For more Information on Amateur Radio, call Communications Committee Co-Chair Ken Finnie, (818) 486-3601              or email, or email Committee Co-Chair Steve Wardlaw at

This is our annual Holiday Party, and in addition to the frivolities, Girl Scout Jennifer Spinoglio (working on her Senior status — same as Eagle Scout in Boy Scouts!)  will do a presentation on “Communicating Disaster Preparedness to Children”.  Come cheer her on as she fulfills another of the many requirements she must fill — and perhaps one of the most difficult for many of us — public speaking!
And,  Jeff Edelstein of SOS Survival Products will join us with some great ideas for EP/Disaster Preparedness gifts for everyone on your gift list!  You may even get an idea or two for additions to your own “Dear Santa” list!
Please, please, please, don’t forget the animals this Holiday!  Please bring contributions for OPERATION BLANKETS OF LOVE for animals in Shelters, and also pets owned by the Homless.  Saw these great folks on tv during the wildfires bringing in a truckload of items for all the animals in need at the makeshift shelter at Pierce College.  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.  Nights are cold now!  We really need blankets and towels.  Remember:  SHELTERS HAVE NO BUDGET FOR ANY COMFORT ITEMS!!!  Please be GENEROUS
Also, this Friday, December 7th, is Contribution Day from Del Taco, 7545 Balboa Blvd., just north of Vanowen, across from McDonalds, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  Twenty percent of all sales between those hours will be donated to Southern California Preparedness Foundation for the Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair, CERT, and Map Your Neighborhood.  We still haven’t finished paying for the 2018 Fair, so we really need your help on this one, guys.  Won’t cost you a penny and you can either eat in, or go thru the drive thru just as you ordinarily would.  You don’t have to say anything — the donation from Del Taco is automatic.  🙂  We’re still paying off the 2018 Fair, so come help us out — painlessly!
There will be a little Holiday gift for the person coming up with the best idea for a Meeting topic for our group!  Come armed with several suggestions!!!  Yaaaaaaaaaay, Team!!!
A bit of personal good news to share — my daughter finished 5 months of chemo while I was there in NC with her for Thanksgiving.  Her surgery is scheduled for January 3rd, but her Docs all tell her the “hard stuff is over”!  Yaaaaay!
Wishing each and every one of you a wonderful Holiday Season, and the best New Year ever!  Hoping to see many of you this Saturday at the meeting.  Please see the attached Agenda.  Questions?
Linda Pruett and Sandy Joseph, Co-Chairs, Emergency Preparedness
Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council
(818) 384-8375 Direct to Linda email to Sandy

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