September 2016 Meeting Minutes
CALL TO ORDER by Sylvia Iodice
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE was recited
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS of PBWAB DIRECTORS Sylvia welcomed everyone. Each officer and director introduced themselves and listed which precinct they represented.
MOUNTAIN VIEW PRECINCT Commander Veach gave updates on the Mountain View Precinct. Violent crime is up across the city between ten and twelve percent. Violent crime in the Mountain View Precinct is up five percent. Many violent crimes have to do with known offenders. It is often gang or domestic violence-related. Commander Veach also spoke about Operation Golden Bear. October 1st is the Citywide GAIN Kick-Off event. October 15th is GAIN day. October 27th is the Trunk-or-Treat at the Mountain View Precinct beginning at 5:30pm. Also, Shop With A Cop is coming up.
CARING COMMUNITY AWARDS Rick Sain was awarded the Caring Community Award. AJ read the rice crispy poem. Christine Deal from the Westwood Village Estates Block Watch was also awarded a Caring Community Award.
FIRST AID, WATER SAFETY, and CPR – Kira McClinton spoke about water safety. Constant vigilance is important. Even small amounts of water in sinks, toilets, and buckets can pose a hazard. Put a lot on the toilet seat. Practice CPR. Kira recommends small swim lessons at the age of one and beginning regular swim lessons at the age of four. Lock your pool gate and put up the pool toys. Make sure your child knows how to call 911 and that they know their name, their parent’s name, and any allergies. Byron demonstrated how to do CPR on an infant utilizing a football hold. He also demonstrated the proper way to perform the Heimlich maneuver on someone over the age of one. Always call for help for starting CPR. Put pets away, and make sure any doors are open for emergency personnel.
POLICE DEPARTMENT UPDATE-Officer Deb Iodice GAIN kick-off is October 1st from 10am-noon inside MetroCenter Mall. There will be a shred-a-thon outside MetroCenter Mall from 9am-noon where you can have up to five banker’s boxes of documents shredded. A survey was sent out relating to the metal block watch signs. Please answer quickly.
DOOR PRIZES Tickets were drawn for door prizes.
NEXT MEETING The next general meeting will be October 25th at 6:30pm in the Central City Precinct at the Hope VI Center, 1150 S. 7th Ave. The topic will be Grant Writing – Updates for 2017-18. Please make sure we have your email address on file to receive meeting notices.
REFRESHMENTS were served.
MEETING ADJOURNED at 8:40pm
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