Clubs & Committees (Summer 2021) 

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Neighborhood Watch Utility Ride: April 12, 2021

 

Sent 2021-04-19: REMINDER: Neighborhood Watch Utility Ride this Tuesday 1pm - 

Dear Friends - Reminder - tomorrow  1pm at   Retzlaff Hall door. Use your golf cart. We will travel around SCCE checking out power poles, transformers and other stuff. Looks like good weather too. 
 
Next month is STOP-THE-BLEED month. We can give a class if you like.  - safely  -  very interesting.
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Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276   Coordinator NW-CERT

 

Sent 2021-04-12: NW - CERT Information and Utility Ride April 2021 -

Sunshine Neighborhood Watch – CERT Team  (Est. 2008)
Harlingen’s premier NW & CERT Team.
 
Lights On --  Lock Up  and Look Out for one other!

RE:  Sunshine NW-CERT notice --- dated 12 April 2021 for Utility Ride Tuesday 20 April 1pm

 

Lenore J. Combs, Coordinator, 956-245-1276, LJCombs44@gmail.com

Dear Friends:

We will NOT have the usual “Virtual” NW-CERT meeting this month of April. 

 

BUT - Instead of our meeting,

we shall conduct our annual Utility Safety Ride on Tuesday 20 April at 1PM.   

Everyone is invited.  Meet us by the Retzlaff Hall side door on Michigan Avenue.

We will have an interesting Golf Cart ride viewing our Utility Pads, Transformers and etc. – most informative thanks to Kathy Wunderlich.

 

Back to “instead of our usual meeting”

We shall conduct our annual Utility Safety Ride on Tuesday the 20th of April at 1PM sharp.

Everyone is invited. 

Meet us by the Retzlaff Hall side door on Michigan Avenue.

We will have an interesting Golf Cart ride viewing our Utility Pads, Transformers and etc. – most informative thanks to Kathy Wunderlich.

If Sunshine has an “issue” this summer, such as a power or flooding condition – we are in it until professional help arrives.  So, sharpen up your learning curve and join us.  See how we can immediately respond safely at the scene.  For instance, stay away from downed power lines or report a downed line.  On the other hand, if water is running wildly down the street or a gas odor is detected – take appropriate action. Your safety is job one. (Best to notify the Board or the Office before any action is taken. But if it is a case of serious emergency and if action was taken – make sure they become aware).

Another example - Did you know if you are in your car, if a power line falls on it, the car will channel electricity around you, so you will not get hurt?  You get help by honking the horn or yelling out the window – even use your phone.  Warn passersby NOT to come near your vehicle.  If you would have to exit your vehicle that is touching a power line, you would have to jump out of the car with both feet touching, and landing with both feet together, to avoid getting shocked – then shuffle away with both feet touching.

Take a look at some of the CERT materials available (for free). IS 317 - Introduction To Community Emergency Response Teams is a great start.

Also, take a peek at the AEP Web site – good info.  We shall all have fun learning about the dangers of Utility Poles, the anatomy of a Utility Pole, why they are dangerous – stray voltage, dangling wires, transformers and chemical toxins etc.

COVID commandments: Wear your mask- Wash your hands- Social Distance- Act Responsibly

Lenore J. Combs, Coordinator, 956-245-1276, LJCombs44@gmail.com

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Birding and Nature Club Outing (Apr 5, 2021)

Sent 2021-04-02: REMINDER: Monday Birding Trip to Estero Llano State Park in Weslaco - 

Just a quick reminder of the Birding and Nature Club outing to Estero Llano SP in Weslaco on Monday.  In the past we have been able to eat a lunch on the covered deck overlooking the wetlands.  However, because of COVID-19, all the tables have been removed from the deck.  My wife and I are planning on eating lunch at Nana’s, a Mexican Restaurant about a half mile north of the park on rte 1015.  All are welcome to join us.  We will depart for the park promptly at 8:30 am from in front of our office/library area.  Questions? Call Ralph Peterson @ 607-590-0606.     Ralph Peterson

Sent 2021-03-15: Birding and Nature Club Outing - 

 

The SCCE Birding and Nature Club has scheduled its annual Spring outing on Monday, April 5th to Estero Llano Grande state park in Weslaco.  Due to the ongoing pandemic, the park will not offer any guided tours and no shuttle carts.  All tours will be self guided.  Masks will be required as well as social distancing.  The cost for park entrance is $5.00 per person unless you have a park pass.  The park features a variety of habitats for birds and wildlife to include a beautiful covered deck overlooking a very active pond scene.  A variety of birds to be seen at the park include the rare Elegant Trogan, Pauraque, Crimson-collared Grosbeak, Audubon’s Oriole and the usual south Texas specialties.  For those that desire to eat lunch at the park, it is a bring your own.  The deck offers very relaxing spot to eat and chat.  For those caravaning over, we will meet at the parking area outside our library at 8:15am and depart for the park promptly at 8:30.  To sign up for the trip or for questions about the trip contact Ralph Peterson at 607-590-0606 or email at ralphpete@frontier.com.