The following are the minutes for the monthly meeting of North Okaloosa Cert.
Absent was Phil and Mark so the second part of map course training was delayed until next month.
The fall basic course was cancelled since we only had four people show up to the Friday night class out of 14 that signed up.
Rob & Terry showed up a little late since they were at the Crestview City Council Special meeting creating recognition for our group and it's contribution to the hurricane Michael response efforts.
Dale has been involved in a group called Crowdsourcerescue.com They are organizing relief efforts for Hurricane Michael.
Mary Bell volunteered to be our CERT representative in the EOC the next time we have an emergency so we have eyes and ears in there and are not left in the dark and uninformed and misinformed and under-utilized.
We have been asked to help supply volunteers for shepherding at the railroad crossing for the veterans day parade on November 12th. Meet up time is 9am but the parade starts at 10. We are also driving Rob's truck and trailer in the parade to help fly the CERT flag to promote community awareness.
Dale and Chris will be helping NOARC. Mary Bell, Terry, Carol, and Rob will be in the parade.
Mary Bell wrote a short article for the Crestview News Bulletin.
We also discussed how to get funded for future projects. Rob will provided letter to give to store owners the give all our groups necessary information.
End of meeting.
13 people signed up for basic course in Oct.
Rob handed out practice test for amateur radio Tech level.
Discussed an EMR class with Baker FD, more info to come.
Rob, Phil will create flyers for handing out for recruitment.
Discussed going to local business for donations.
Fundraising is needed badly.