January 2020

Happy 2020! May all your troubles in 2020 be as short as your New Year's resolutions. Hope to see you on Jan. 25.
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As we begin 2020, I wish you and your family a joyful, healthy and safe New Year.

The 2020 CERT Board has completed orientation and is busy preparing a great year for our organization.

We are excited to announce a free 2020 public education series, Resolve to be Ready . Attendees will learn about LWR CERT in addition to hearing from subject expert speakers. The Jan. 25 session features Manatee County Sheriff's Dept. Deputy May discussing Active Shooter Response strategies. Registration is required (see below). We hope to see you there.

Jim Emanuelson
President
Resolve to Be Ready : Our 2020 Public Educational Series
LWR CERT is pleased to announce a new pubic education series, Resolve to be Ready. Based on the tremendous success of our Hurricane Preparedness sessions last year, this 2020 public seminar series is designed to showcase LWR CERT while providing valuable community education to the residents of LWR CDD areas.

The first Resolve to Be Ready session, set for Jan. 25, focuses on Active Shooter Response and will feature Deputy May with the Manatee County Sheriff's Dept. He'll cover what defines an active shooter event, the mentality of a violent person, what to do during an active shooter event, and what to expect from law enforcement when they arrive.

We anticipate this event will fill to capacity, so we encourage you to register ASAP quickly to ensure you have a seat.
Battery Removal Reminder
Radios can be ruined by leaking batteries corroding the electronics. Rechargeable batteries also should be removed when a radio is not being used so they do not drain their power. This is also a good rule to follow for all your personal electronics, flashlights, etc.
Holiday Happy Hour at MacAllisters - Dec. 4, 2019
WOW! The members of LWR CERT had a great time at the our Holiday Happy Hour with almost 60 members joining in the celebration. Thanks to all who took time out of their busy holiday schedule to visit.

As you'll see below, we honored outgoing President Victor Kline with a gold CERT helmet. Congratulations to Team 26 for having the most members present (though Kim Wright did an amazing job campaigning for Team 8!) Thanks to Ken Stahs for the great photos.
Upcoming LWR CERT Meetings and Training
Meetings take place at LWR Town Hall unless otherwise noted and are open to all members

LWR 101  - Thursday, Jan. 9 at 6 PM
Public Active Shooter Presentation- Registration Required - Saturday, Jan. 25 at 9 AM
Newsletter Editor - Karen Emanuelson, Manager, Communications Committee

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