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E-News                       Newsletter #102                  February 2020
Dear Members,
         
Conference 2020 Tulsa, Oklahoma
       Need a break from the 2020 Political Drama?   We are excited to announce we have selected a venue for our 2020 Annual ALERT Conference. 

      Plan now to attend our 30th Anniversary Conference in Tulsa Oklahoma hosted by Tulsa PD!!   The Conference will be held September 20-24, 2020 at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Conference Center 6808 S 107th E Ave, Tulsa Oklahoma.   More information as far as room rates and booking information will be forthcoming on our website and Facebook page.   
 
      We are going to try something a little different this year to add to our hotel schedule of presentations.  In the past we have typically looked for presentations and presenters outside of our ALERT membership.  We are sure that within our membership we have the expertise of some of our members who may have a class that would be of interest to the attendees at our conference.    We are looking for 1.5 hour presentations that are related to driver training in some aspect.  Submissions must  be forwarded through email by March 27, 2020 to  alert.president@gmail.com

      Presentation submissions must include a detailed explanation of the course with an attached PDF of the PowerPoint or similar visual presentation portion.   If you have an idea for a presentation, or know of a topic or presenter you would like to see this year, please reach out to me as well.  Selected presenters will have one nights lodging covered by ALERT. 
 
Openings for Officers
         ALERT has two openings this year for the Board positions of Vice-President and Treasurer.    If you have an interest to become more involved in ALERT International in either of these two positions, please submit a letter of interest to    alert.president@gmail.com  by March 15, 2020.   Please reach out to me if you have any questions on either of these two positions.
 
Website Updates
         We are looking for someone to step up and assist in the updating of our website.   We are looking to add new materials and information that YOU our membership would like to share or have access to.
 
Facebook
         We finally hit 1000 likes!!  If you haven't already please like and follow our page.  Invite your friends to like as well.   We need to have folks get on the page and share information to we can make it a more active social media outlet for driving related topics.  It took us 3 years to reach 1000 likes.  I recently saw a law enforcement meme FB page got 10,000 likes in 2 weeks.  Come on!! Yes we need entertainment in our lives but we also need to continue to help spread the word about ALERT and what we do.  LODD deaths and serious injuries are continuing to occur as a result of preventable automobile crashes!!   
 
        We are working as a Board with our consultant Christie Ward to come up with some exciting new ideas to help expand ALERT as an organization and improve what we can do to better promote our ideas and goals.  More exciting news to follow in the near future!
 
Thank you, stay safe, and God Bless!!
   
Sincerely,
 
Geoff Bush
ALERT President
  
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A.L.E.R.T. International is dedicated to the encouragement and correlation of research and development as well as the sharing of information, ideas and innovations in the area of emergency vehicle response operation. Additionally, A.L.E.R.T.'s mission is to provide assistance to states in establishing effective and defensible standards for employment and training of law enforcement officers in the field of emergency vehicle operations. Another aspect of the mission is the promotion of a positive, professional image of emergency response trainers.