CCE Annual Meeting
On November 12, the staff, volunteers, and supporters of Cornell Cooperative Extension met for the Association's 2nd annual meeting at Columbia-Greene Community College.
The annual meeting is a time to celebrate the successes of the year in addition to recognizing those who make it all possible. A number of dedicated volunteers were acknowledged for their time and dedication to the association: Betsy Braley, Joe Gilbert, Robin Smith and Betty Young concluded their terms with the board of directors; 4-H leaders present to receive their pins were: Jessie Zurawel (5 years), Cathi Annese (15 years), Sandy Muller (15 years), Patty Ross (20 years), and Sarah Meyers (20 years). Master Gardeners Gloria Kadish and Deborah Pierce also received pins for their volunteer efforts.
Staff celebrating milestones with the association were: Linda Tripp (25 years), Angela Tallarico (25 years), Crystil Lee Skoda (5 years) and A.J. Melino (5 years). On the national level, Linda Tripp was elected Vice President for Programs to the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents and Theresa Mayhew was elected as National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Vice President of Public Affairs.
Each year Cornell Cooperative Extension associations recognize a local "Friend of Extension." This year, Bill Williams, Program Director of Clear Channel Radio, was selected for his steadfast support in helping CCE share information with the community.
Winter Storms - Are You Ready?
With the recent snowstorms that have been sweeping across the United States it is wise for each of us to think about our own preparation for a major storm. The following suggestions are some things you can do to prepare for a storm and how to stay safe during and after a storm.
Be Prepared for a Storm:
Before Mother Nature strikes, be prepared for a major storm. Everyone should have some basic supplies on hand to survive for at least three days in the event of an extended power outage. Following are suggested items to keep on hand and easily accessible, although everyone should consider the unique needs of their own family in order to create an emergency kit that will provide for your needs.
- Water: at least one gallon per person, per day for drinking and sanitation. If you have pets, have extra available.
- Food: at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food, focusing on items that can be eaten without being cooked. Don’t forget a hand-operated can opener.
- Flashlights and a supply of fresh batteries, as well as candles and matches.
- A corded telephone. Cordless phones will not work when your power is out.
- A battery-powered radio and/or television along with a battery-powered or wind-up clock.
- A first-aid kit and hand sanitizer. Be sure to fill prescriptions and have any needed medical supplies on hand.
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation.
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities.
- Rock salt or other product to melt ice on walkways; and sand to improve traction.
- Snow shovels and other snow removal equipment.
- Sufficient heating fuel. You may become isolated in your home and regular fuel sources may be cut off. Store a good supply of dry, seasoned wood for your fireplace or wood-burning stove.
- Adequate clothing to keep you warm, and extra blankets.
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- Stream Habitats and Storm Resiliency
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Wednesday, December 11th 2013
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