RKC (ROSEMEAD KIWANIS CLUB) REPORTER WEEKLY E-MAIL –  12/05/2010

 

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Greetings to our K-Family (Kiwanis affiliated partner group of clubs), RKN (Rosemead Kiwanis Network) and other friends.

           NEWS

 

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 on:

 

·                      Home Invasion Prevention

·                      Personal Protection

·                      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.    

 

WEEKLY FAX OF LIFE INSPIRATIONAL E-MAIL

 

 This 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 Day”.

 

(Simply highlight 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.)

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS:

  

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2010 – RKC MEETING

 

Special 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.

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2010 – SPECIAL EVENT

 

          CMI Craft Faire – Refreshments, entertainment and exhibits of personal talents

        will all be part of the California Mission Inn (CMI) Open House and Craft Faire

        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.

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16 2010 – RKC MEETING – special location

 

Poems and Disabled CaregivingOur 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.

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2010 – RKC SERVICE PROJECT

 

Lincoln 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.

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2010 – RKC MEETING

 

No scheduled meeting due to Lincoln Training Center Service Project on the prior day

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2010 Special KI Interclub

 

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. Box

        50484, Pasadena, CA  91115. Craig’s e-mail address is cwallace@m-k-c.com.

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2010 – RKC MEETING

 

              No scheduled meeting due to KI Interclub the day before

 

                * - unless otherwise indicated, Kiwanis meetings are at 12:10 in

                      California Mission Inn chapel’s Social Hall and multipurpose

                      room, 4807 Earle (north of Mission and south of Grand

                      ½ block on west  side of the street), Rosemead. Street

                      parking is normally required.

 

 RKC 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 occupied.

 

·   Have a timer set for various lights in the house.

 

·   Talk to your neighbors about being alert and aware of suspicious persons or

    vehicles. 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

    request a Vacation/Resident check.

 

·   Have a trusted friend or neighbor to keep an eye on your home. If you plan to

    travel for 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 radio" station.

 

Personal Protection

 

·    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.

   Go to a busy well-lit safe place or the Sheriff's Station.

 

·   Comply with a thief's demands. Record an accurate description for law

    enforcement: 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

    security person.

 

·   Tell someone where you are going and how long you will be gone. Let them know

    if you 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 your car.

 

·    Store packages in the trunk of the car. Put your packages in the trunk before you

    drive to your next location not when you arrive. Never leave them visible inside the

    car.

 

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 lane marker.

 

·   Almost striking an object or another vehicle.

 

·   Weaving or zigzagging across the road.

 

·   Driving on surfaces other than a designated roadway.

 

·   Swerving or abruptly turning away from a generally straight course.

 

·   Driving slower than 10 mph below the speed limit.

 

·   Stopping without a cause in a traffic lane.

 

·   Stopping inappropriately.

 

·   Following other too closely.

 

·   Drifting or moving in a straight line.

 

·   Erratic braking.

 

·   Driving into opposing or crossing traffic.

 

·   Signaling that is inconsistent with driving actions.

 

·   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/   

  285-7171 - it is suggested that those in the Temple City sub-station service area

  should enter this number into their cell phone directory)

 

·   Give the exact location of the vehicle, including the name of the road or cross

    streets 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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