In Other News…

CERTS: Community Emergency Response Teams
If you have not done the CERTS training yet, our local rescue agencies are encouraging you to do so. You can help your family and friends and neighbors at the very least. Locals are invited to check it out by attending the meetings on the last Saturday of the month at Fire Station 49 at 2:00pm.

CERTS training is anticipated to be offered in January/February 2007. Due to the long fire season, locals are encouraged to attend as it won’t be offered again for a while. Classes are usually Monday through Friday from 6pm until 10pm. Drop by Fire Station 49 to enroll or get more information.

Fawnskin Mayoral Race
The first deposit from the Fawnskin Mayoral race has been made by the NSIA under the supervision of Betty Sunseri. The last hurrah for 2006 Mayor Emily Parker will be at the Christmas Tree Lighting at Fire Station 49 on December 2, 2006.

The Fawnskin Mayoral ballot boxes will be collected on January 5th and the winner will be announced at the NSIA January Potluck. Get out and vote (drop you change in the ballot boxes) and vote often–this is the one race where you can do that!

Women of the Moose 359
Many of you might not know that within Moose Lodge 2085 is the very active Women of the Moose (WOTM). This year the group has adopted five local families who are in need. They have been adopted for holiday support and gifting by the group.

Cheryl and Robert Carter will again serve as Santa & Mrs. Claus. They will deliver the gifts to the families personally. If you would like to donate to the cause, drop by the Moose Lodge. Visit the holiday tree to see the requests from the family. Only first names and the ages are listed.

2007 NSIA Officers
The new officers for the North Shore Improvement Association are:
President: Sue Crockett
Vice-President: Lori Gardner
Treasurer: Kathy Murphy
Secretary: Peg Allen
Board Members:
Chris Weber
Steve Cawsey
Don Eads
Rick Fromm
Gene Glessing
Dave & Kathy Hogue
Todd Murphy
Betty Sunseri
Art Voltz

Thanks to all those people who volunteer to serve the community. We may be a little town but the place is full of big hearts.

San Bernardino County Fire Fighters Association
The NSIA is allocating $1,000 to the San Bernardino County Fire Fighters Association and the donation will be made on behalf of our Fire Station 49. We all appreciate the hard work and dedication our fire fighters make. The recent firestorms have prompted awareness and additional support for the families of those men who lost their lives serving the community.

Citizen Patrol Seeks New Members
Captain Ralph from the local Citizen Patrol (CP) attended the last NSIA potluck to recruit new members. He was accompanied by dedicated volunteers Jim, Tom, and our own Harold Allen–and shared a comprehensive overview of the role of the Citizen Patrol.

The valley is divided into three sectors and Fawnskin is listed as Area One. To serve on the Citizen Patrol volunteers must complete a training academy of 40-48 hours. The current membership is 47 and they require at least 60 to cover the valley adequately.

The CP patrols neighborhoods and engage in ticket writing, ice patrol, village patrol, and vacation checks. They are known as “the eyes and ears of the valley.”

The volunteer commitment totals four monthly four hour shifts and a monthly training session. Essentially, 17 hours a month. The cost of the uniform is $150-200 but if you fit into a uniform they have on hand you might luck out! If you are interested in volunteering call Tiffany Lutz at (909)866-0103.

Citizen Patrol: Did you know?
Vacation checks on your home are provided free of charge…all you have to do is drop by the Citizen Patrol office at the Sheriff’s Station in Big Bear and fill out a form.

The group raises funds by selling firewood and purchases their own vehicles then gifts them to the sheriff station–maintenance and fuel are then provided by the station. They need help in the office and with chopping wood and related tasks, too.

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