Thursday, January 23, 2014

First Annual Rotary Show & Shine Car & Vintage Aircraft Show - Sat May 31

The Rotary Club of Ione will sponsor the first Annual Show ‘n Shine automobile and vintage aircraft show on Saturday, May 31, 2014. The location is the Eagle’s Nest Airport located in Ione, CA off of Ione Road. This venue is a private airport ideally configured for this event. The show expects cars from throughout California and Nevada, and will feature vehicles in all categories from street rods to stock pre-1960, modified, foreign cars and more. Some trucks will also be on display.
           
An added addition to this show is vintage WWII aircraft that will be on display for the public to view. An air show is also planned. Raffle tickets at $20 each will be sold for a ride in a P-51 aircraft the day of the show. Arrangements are being made for registered show vehicles to have the opportunity for a professional photo to be taken alongside one of the vintage aircraft.

            Food, beverage and auto accessory vendors will be on site to accommodate all attendees. Amador County is known for its fine wines, and several vintners will be on-site for tasting.  A pancake breakfast will be served by the local Boy Scout Troop 477 from 7:00 to 10:30 AM. All proceeds from this breakfast will be donated to the Troop. For those with a sweet tooth, Boy Scout Troop 581 will be serving sundaes. Other food vendors will include a variety of tasty faire.

            All proceeds will go to local youth organizations and the Interfaith Food Bank. The food bank currently serves 6000 individuals and 2400 families. They experience lower donations during the mid-year months and this event will help to ease that burden.

            General admission for the public will be $5.00 per car. Pre-registration for display vehicles is $25, day of registration $30. 

For show and registration information, visit: www. ionerotary.com.
For lodging, visit: www.touramador.com.
For show general information, contact Dave Wardall at 209-274-9160.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Be Prepared in 2014: Make Preparedness Part of Your New Year

For many, the New Year is a time for setting goals and making new resolutions for the year to come. If you are anything like me, each year you find yourself resolving to achieve a healthier lifestyle - eating right, exercising more, losing a few pounds.

Setting personal health goals in the New Year is great, but improving overall well-being involves taking actions to be prepared. Knowing what to do in an emergency is vital to the health and safety of you and your loved ones.

This year, the Ready Campaign is challenging you to be Prepared in 2014. Start the New Year by connecting with family and friends on the importance of preparedness. Not only can the information shared potentially save a life, connecting with those you love has an added benefit. People who have strong social connections tend to be healthier and more resilient.

I know the hardest part of keeping a resolution is sustaining it after those first few weeks of the year, but you don’t have to do it all at once.

First, start by simply having the conversation: who to call, where to meet and what to pack in an emergency.

Build your family’s emergency supply kit by picking up recommended emergency items over the first month or two of the year.

Create a preparedness checklist. This should include things such as emergency phone numbers and copies of important documents, and information on how to register for programs such as the American Red Cross Safe and Well website.

Set reminders throughout the year to talk about and update your family emergency communication plan. If you have children, include them in conversations and planning activities. The Ready Campaign has age-appropriate tools and resources you can use to introduce disaster preparedness to them. And you can learn more about talking with kids after disasters so you’re ready to help them through tough situations.

Have pets? Make sure they are a part of your planning process. Create a pet go-bag to help keep them safe during an emergency. Find helpful tips from FEMA on how to plan for your furry friends.

Older adults often have special needs in a disaster and may depend on medications or other special requirements. If older adults are a part of your social connection, be sure to include them in your preparedness planning efforts.

Emergencies can and will happen, but being ready can minimize the impact they have on the overall well-being of you and your family.

This year, make disaster preparedness part of your New Year’s resolution. On January 1st 2014, join the Resolve To Be Ready Thunderclap to promote a message of preparedness to your social connections on New Year’s Day.

Darryl Madden
Director of FEMA Ready Campaign

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