See you… in September…

Happy Shoulder Season to the BOCH team! That time of year when the weather turns a little cooler, the lines at the supermarket get a little shorter, and BOCH CERT gets busier!

First off, thank you to all the team members who came out to the September 11th Ceremonies in both Brewster and Chatham. It was a member suggested and voluntary, but the team showed up because that’s how we roll.

Coming up on the docket is our Safety Officer Training on September 22nd. This is a two part training starting with the classroom portion in Brewster coming up. Later, in November, Safety Officer Trainees will complete a practical as the rest of the team trains on Point of Distribution. You’ll have to excuse leadership for some of the confusion on dates, times, cancellations and misdated emails (my bad!) as we have been buried under new member applications from our NEW MEMBER RECRUITMENT DRIVE!!!

Did I mention we are recruiting new members during the months of September and October? It’s true and members are asked to pitch in and help us distribute flyers and business cards to grow our team. If you are interested, please contact Corey Barker at CBarker@boch-cert.org for information and supplies.

Which reminds me of September 25th and our deployment at the Brewster Town Meeting where we will be assisting again with seating voters. We will also be manning a recruitment table, so if you’d like to help, email Corey.

Don’t go just yet, we have confirmation of a Chatham Flu Shot Clinic on October 19th. We will deploying to assist in the traffic management and check in again. Remember Team: Yellow Reflective vests are required at all our deployments coming up.

Coming up in Training is our Traffic Management course and our Provisional and New Member practical in October. I’m looking forward to having Harwich Police department show the team the ins and outs of moving traffic because it’s become an important skillset for our most recent deployments. All dates are posted on the member calendar which is updated regularly (but when the sun comes out in fall, there’s no guarantees!).

Enjoy the long summer while it lasts.

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