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Next

Monthly Meeting

Monday September 14th

Base Recreational Center, Myrtle Beach

Fire Safety

Smoke Alarms

1  Install:    Install smoke alarms on every level of your home and outside all sleeping areas. Make sure everyone knows the sound of the alarm. Sleep with bedroom doors closed and install interconnected alarms in the bedrooms so when one sounds, they all sound.

2 Test:                Test alarms once a month and replace their batteries once a year, or when an alarm "chirps" to tell you its battery is low.

3 Replace: Replace any smoke alarm that is more than 10 years old. Replace smoke alarms that use long-Life (10-year) batteries when the alarm chirps or fails to respond to periodic testing. The batteries in these units cannot be replaced

4 Plan Escape: Make a home fire escape plan and practice your plan at least twice a year so everyone knows what to do in a fire emergency.
If you must escape through smoke, crawl low on your hands and knees to your exit, keeping your head one to two feet above the floor where the air is cleaner.

5 Time Factors:   Important Facts: 

 **Medical Studies show that your sense of smell does not function when you sleep. Smoke will not wake you!!

**Statistics have proven you have 45 seconds to escape a fire before being incapacated by smoke inhalation.

Prevention

1 Smoking: Don't smoke in bed. Encourage smokers to smoke outside.  Provide sturdy, deep ashtrays and make sure cigarette butts and ashes are out before throwing them away. Smoking materials are the leading cause of fire deaths and the third leading cause of home fire injuries.

2 Electrical: Inspect electrical cords to make sure they are not pinched behind furniture, under rugs, or stretched. Replace cords that are cracked, frayed, have broken plugs, or have loose connections. Electrical distribution equipment is the fifth leading cause of home fires and the sixth leading cause of home fire deaths

3 Candles:    Keep candles at least one foot away From anything that can burn and put them out when you leave the room or go to sleep. From 1990 to 2001 the number of candle fires has almost tripled.

4 Cooking:   Never leave cooking food on the stovetop unattended and keep a close eye on food cooking inside the oven. Always have a lid nearby to slide over a pan in case of fire. Cooking is the leading cause of home fires-the majority of stovetop fires happen because of unattended cooking.

5 Heaters:      Install a carbon monoxide detector. Keep fixed and portable space heaters at least three feet away from anything that can burn. Heating is the leading cause of reported, unconfirmed home fires during the winter months of December, January, and February.

6 Children:    Keep matches and lighters out of the reach and sight of children - up high in a locked cabinet. Children under age six are the most likely to start fires while playing with matches and lighters

 

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Welcoming from Chairperson

I have had a wonderful time serving as your Chairman for the last three years.  You made me feel that I was accepted and loved throughout my term.  In return, I want you all to know I truly love all of you and count you as one of the special blessings that God has given me in my lifetime.  It has been a fun time for me and I hope for you.  I like being known as Mrs. Bubba.  I think of that when I need a smile, but now it is time to step down due to my husband’s illness.  I will stay on as a member and be of aide to our new board if they have questions.  Billie and I will also continue with “Seniors on the Go”.  I want to say thank you for letting me serve.  It has been a complete joy.

Fran McKnight  

Click to see San Antonio

trip photos... 

TRAVEL NOTES

My time as Co-chairman and Co-Activities chair has been great fun.  I look forward to being a member next year and helping the new officers in any way I can.  Thanks to all who made this such a great experience.  Fran and I will still be doing trips with “Seniors on the Go” and look forward to all the coming good times.  Best of luck to all of the new officers.  You will do great.

Billie

Miscellaneous

 Check out our new website from our member Jim McGowan.  What a wonderful job.

www.50splusgroup.us    Now if you miss a meeting you can just check the latest and greatest.

May 4:  Sandy Kendrick will be at the meeting to inform you of the “Fabulous 50’s Event” to be held Friday, July 24th at Studebakers at 7:30 pm.  There will be dancing demos, bands and DJ’s plus finger food and a cash bar.  All proceeds to go to Arts Council.  The cost is $25 pp.  C’mon over with your dancing shoes on. Great fun for all.

 Elections

Elections were held. Results will be published when they are received.

**Mark your calendar for future meeting dates:

Next Meeting

September 14 (second Monday)

Labor Day falls on the first Monday

Have a great summer, enjoy yourselves and see you all in September. As Fran says, get up and stay active.

 

Reminder:
Each member is to bring a dish for six to share.
No deserts as they are provided.

If no food is brought, then $10 is charged.

 

Sunshine Reminder:

If you know of any member that is sick, under the weather and cannot get out, has had an accident, or other, contact Ruth Hunt (651-0039) of the Sunshine Committee. I'm sure they would welcome a little note or two to lift their spirits.

 

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