The Rosemead Department of Personal Safety has
issued a detailed list of Holiday Safety Tips (reproduced under “Special
Report” at the bottom of this issue of the RKC Reporter). Included are sections
Home Invasion Prevention
Vehicle and Gift Protection
This listing is supplemented by a multi-agency
bulletin (also reproduced below) on identifying and reporting possible
drunk drivers. Please note suggested listing of the Temple
Sub-station’s direct phone number in cell phone calling directories.
FAX OF LIFE INSPIRATIONAL E-MAIL
week’s Fax of Life from the Scott’s Valley
Kiwanis Club is entitled The Brick and is a repeat
of an earlier release. It is accompanied by a special “Thought for
the underlined word(s) in italics, right click and
select “open hyperlink” to view these
inspirational monographs on the rosemeadkiwanis.org website. Sometimes it
takes more than one attempt.)
MEETINGS AND EVENTS:
DECEMBER 9, 2010 – RKC MEETING
Ed in 2010 – Dr Sandra Johnson, recently designated
Superintendent of the Garvey School District, will give a featured
presentation on the latest developments in special education.
DECEMBER 11, 2010 – SPECIAL EVENT
Craft Faire – Refreshments, entertainment and exhibits of personal
all be part of the California Mission Inn (CMI) Open House and Craft
from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. CMI, the home of
“Vintage Senior Living,” which has
been part of Rosemead since 1926, is located at
8417 Mission Drive. RSVPs
are requested for this event – 626/287-0438.
DECEMBER 16 2010 – RKC MEETING –
and Disabled Caregiving – Our own Bob
Bruesch will give us the 37th edition of his annual Xmas
poetry, followed by a presentation on Caregiving
for the Disabled by Stephanie Reade, daughter of our Sgt. at Arms Lou
Reade. Stephanie works for ElevateHealth home
health services and will be accompanied by Jan Sheets, RN. Note: Use of
our normal California Mission Inn location has been pre-empted. As a
result this meeting will be held at Denny’s Restaurant, 3643 Rosemead
Blvd (just south of Marshall St) in Rosemead.
DECEMBER 22, 2010 – RKC SERVICE PROJECT
Training Center Holiday Party – in lieu of our regular meeting
Kiwanis volunteers will be assisting the Lincoln Training Center (2643
Loma Avenue in South El Monte) with their annual holiday party in two
shifts. The first shift will run from 8:00 to 11:00 am running game
booths. The second shift will entail serving food with volunteers
from Southern California Edison and United Parcel Service from 11:30-1:00
pm. Please contact Mario Manzano at 626/442-0621.
DECEMBER 23, 2010 – RKC MEETING
No scheduled meeting
due to Lincoln
Training Center Service Project on the
DECEMBER 29, 2010 – Special
A special “International President’s
Interclub Luncheon” will be held Wednesday, December 29th,
2010, from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM at the University Club of Pasadena,
175 North Oakland, Pasadena, CA. Featured speaker will be Kiwanis
International President for 2010-2011 Sylvester Neal.
The $45 per plate ($38 for sponsored youth) Interclub is being
co-sponsored by the
Kiwanis Club of Pasadena and Kiwanis Rose Float Club.
Reservations are required
and should be made through Craig Wallace, 626/449-3466, ext 241, P.O.
50484, Pasadena, CA 91115. Craig’s e-mail
address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
DECEMBER 30, 2010 – RKC MEETING
scheduled meeting due to KI Interclub the day before
* - unless otherwise indicated, Kiwanis meetings are at 12:10 in
Mission Inn chapel’s Social Hall and multipurpose
4807 Earle (north of Mission and south of Grand
block on west side of the street),
parking is normally required.
Reporter Special Report
HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS
The Rosemead Department of Public Safety would like
to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. We would like everyone
to take extra precautions to assure their personal safety and have an
enjoyable holiday season.
Home Invasion Prevention
· Make your home appear as if it's
· Have a timer set for various lights in
· Talk to your neighbors about being
alert and aware of suspicious persons or
Report suspicious activity to Temple Sherriff’s Station (626) 285-7171.
· Stop mail if you'll be away on
vacation. Contact Temple Sherriff’s Station for extra
patrol checks or call the Rosemead
Public Safety Department (626) 569-2292 to
a Vacation/Resident check.
· Have a trusted friend or neighbor to
keep an eye on your home. If you plan to
the holidays don't discuss your plans with strangers.
· Turn off the ringer on your home
telephone if you are away for a few days.
· Leave an emergency contact number with
someone you trust.
· Secure the property around home. Lock
ALL doors and windows, even if you plan
to be gone
for just a few minutes.
· Close window coverings (blinds,
drapes, and etc.)
· Leave a radio on with a "talk
· Dress casually and comfortably. Avoid
wearing expensive jewelry.
· Shop with friends and family. Try not
to shop alone, especially at night.
· Avoid carrying too many packages that put
you off balance and make
you a target.
· Never go home if you think you are
being followed or if you feel threatened.
to a busy well-lit safe place or the Sheriff's Station.
· Comply with a thief's demands. Record
an accurate description for law
height, weight, eye, color, scars, tattoos, clothing and license plate.
Your safety is most important.
· Teach kids what to do if you get
separated. Tell them to find a store clerk or
· Tell someone where you are going and how
long you will be gone. Let them know
change your schedule.
· Hold your purse close to your body or
use a front pocket if carry a wallet.
Vehicle and Gift Protection
· Park close to the store. Avoid dark
and secluded areas.
· Keep doors locked and windows closed.
· Remember where you park you car. Be aware of suspicious cars and people.
· Have your car keys when returning to
· Store packages in the trunk of the
car. Put your packages in the trunk before you
to your next location not when you arrive. Never leave them visible
In addition, the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS),
California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Department of Transportation
(Caltrans), Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and Department of
Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) are urging citizens to report suspected
drunk drivers. Please call 911 immediately.
Possible Signs of a Drunk Driver:
· Turning with wide radius.
· Straddling the center of the road or
· Almost striking an object or another
· Weaving or zigzagging across the road.
· Driving on surfaces other than a
· Swerving or abruptly turning away from
a generally straight course.
· Driving slower than 10 mph below the
· Stopping without a cause in a traffic
· Stopping inappropriately.
· Following other too closely.
· Drifting or moving in a straight line.
· Erratic braking.
· Driving into opposing or crossing
· Signaling that is inconsistent with
· Slow response to traffic signals,
including sudden stops and delays starts.
· Driving with headlights off.
How to Report a Drunk Driver:
· Call 911 or (in the Rosemead/Temple
City area, the Sherriff’s substation at 626/
it is suggested that those in the Temple City sub-station service area
enter this number into their cell phone directory)
· Give the exact location of the vehicle,
including the name of the road or cross
and the direction the vehicle is traveling.
· Give a complete description of the
vehicle: make, model, color and license plate.
· Describe the manner in which the
vehicle is being driven.
Please do not drink and drive! Safety
belts save lives!
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