Battleship TEXAS Volunteer Opportunities for individual BayCERT Members


BayCERT members, you have been invited to volunteer on Saturday, March 15, 2014/ This a celebration to honor the Battleship TEXAS, her legendary history and the men who served on her. The festival will be held on the grounds surrounding the Battleship TEXAS and will feature educational exhibits, a World War I and World War II historical zone, ship tours, Texas Parks and Wildlife Family Zone of activities, concessions, and live entertainment throughout the day including Robert Earl Keen, Reckless Kelly, Charlie Robison, and Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis. The day will end in a celebratory fireworks display.

This public event is a rare opportunity to pay homage to the last remaining dreadnought that served in both world wars and her living crew members from “The Greatest Generation.” We hope you will join us!

The direct link to register as a volunteer:

Click the link to see the flyer and all the details: Volunteer Flyer

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Congratulations to the 2014 Officers!

Last Thursday the following BayCERT Members were elected into office for the 2014 Season!

When you see them, give them a quick high-five and a congratulations :)

President: Bob Cooke
Vice-President: Andrew Downing
Secretary: Jenna Contenta
Vice-Secretary: Geneva Dunaway
Treasurer: Debbie Rogers

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Re-scheduled from Last Week – January CERT Meeting – Election of Officers

Members, BayCERT will hold its January meeting Thursday, January 30, 7 pm, at the Seabrook City Hall, 1700 First St, to replace last Thursday’s meeting which was cancelled due to severe weather.

We will elect officers for 2014 as well as discuss topics for upcoming meetings and review important information for the CERT Rodeo, Saturday, February 8, 2014. All members are encouraged to participate in the Rodeo which is a fun experience and great time to practice skills learned in training classes. It is not too late to sign up and any questions or concerns about the Rodeo will be addressed. Please try to attend.

Officers, please meet at 6:30.

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BayCERT Meeting is Cancelled Tonight

BayCERT Team,

With inclement weather moving in quickly, we’d prefer you all be home safe and sound with your families tonight.

We’ll keep our 2013 BayCERT Officers in place through February, but stay tuned for a new Officers’ Election Night.

Also, if you have any ideas for Meeting Topics/Presentations, please let us know those suggestions/requests!

Be safe team!!


Jenna 
2013 BayCERT Vice-Secretary

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Friendly Reminder – This Week is Elections Night


We ask that you do your very best to make it to this Thursday Night’s 2014 BayCERT Elections of Officers Night. YOU vote on the roles to be filled that will best respresent BayCERT and all of its members.

When: Thursday, January 23rd
Time: 07:00 PM
Where: Seabrook Fire Station (1850 E. Meyer. Seabrook, TX 77586)

We’d also like to hear suggestions from you about potential upcoming meeting topics and discuss holding another shelter management.

Looking forward to seeing you all! :)


Jenna :)

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Happy New Year BayCERT : Election of Officers, CERT in Training and Upcoming Events

BayCERT Team,

We have another great year ahead of us, but before we officially kick it off, we have to vote on the 2014 BayCERT Officers!!!

———————————— BayCERT Election of Officers ————————————
Elections for officers are held at the 1st meeting of the year and it is the MOST IMPORTANT MEETING OF THE YEAR! Let your voice be heard by nominating one of our awesome members or throwing your own hat in the ring!

Elections are by nomination, with a second nomination and a vote by everyone who attends the meeting. Results are immediate.  The following positions are elected and come with additional responsibilities and officer meetings (up to 6 a year).  Consider serving in the future! Remember it is a commitment, but a worthy one.

 President
 Vice- President
 Secretary
 Vice- Secretary
 Treasurer – (requires finance/accounting experience)

These are your current officials, so please ask them if you have any questions about their positions! We’re a team and we work together!!

2013 Elected Officers
President: Nettie Warren
Vice-President: Bob Cooke
Secretary: Donna Contenta
Vice-Secretary: Jenna Contenta
Treasurer: Debbie Rogers

———————————— BayCERT Class in Training ————————————
The next Generation of BayCERT members are currently training on Thursday nights at the La Porte Police Department. Let’s be sure to encourage and welcome them. Stop in to observe the class, refresh your skills or just introduce yourself and why you like being a part of BayCERT! Then, they’ll have a training drill on 2/27/14, where we’ll call on members to come play “victims”!

———————————— Upcoming Events ————————————
– January 23, BayCERT Meeting & Officers Election Night at the Seabrook Volunteer Fire Dept
– February 8, Annual HCCC CERT Rodeo Roundup
– February 27, La Porte CERT Class’ “Disaster Simulation Drill”
– March 27, BayCERT Meeting in Webster
– March 29, Seabrook Trash Bash

Be sure to check out this sites calendar with the latest Upcoming Calendar of Events  for more information!

Have a safe week everyone!


Jenna  – KF5KDQ
2013 BayCERT Vice-Secretary
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Our Next CERT Training Class – Tell your friends!

Tell your friends and family!

January 9th – February 27th, every Thursday
6:30 – 9:30 PM
La Porte Police Department
3001 N 23rd Street
no cost to attend!
pre-registration is required

January 9th: Disaster Preparedness
January 16th: Fire Suppression
January 23rd: Medical Operations – Treatment Strategies
January 30th: Medical Operations – Triage
February 6th: Light Search and Rescue
February 13th: Disaster Psychology and Team Organization
February 20th: Terrorism Awareness
February 27th: Disaster Simulation Drill

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates
people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area
and trains them in basic disaster response skills.

Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT
members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an
event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.

For more information or to request a registration form, contact the La Porte
Office of Emergency Management at 281-470-0010 or

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Dear BayCERT Member,

Celebrate the holidays with your fellow BayCERT members at beautiful Carothers Coastal Gardens.

Bring a favorite dish. Drinks will be provided. Family members are welcome.
Please see attached flyer: 2013 CERT Christmas Party

DATE: Friday, December 6, 2013 at 6:30-9 pm
LOCATION: Carothers Coastal Gardens
502 Pine Gully
Seabrook, TX 77586
( Map It! )
GUEST SPEAKER: David Popoff, Emergency Management Coordinator of Galveston County
RSVP by November 29 to Donna Contenta at


Jenna :)
BayCERT Officer 2013

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SAVE THE DATE: BayCERT Christmas Party 2013

Our Annual Party will be held Friday, December 6, 2013 from 7-9 pm!

More details to come, but please mark your calendars, and start thinking about your favorite dish and family members to bring :)

Jenna – KF5KDQ
BayCERT Vice-Secretary 2013

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Mark Your Calendars: November 16th, 9am – 10:30am

BayCERT Members,

It’s that time again to hone-in our CERT Rodeo AND important life-saving skills!

So come one, come all:

Date: Saturday, November 16th
Time: 9am – 10:30am
What to Bring: Your essential CERT Backpack and gear (especially your hard hat, goggles and gloves)
Where: Seabrook Fire Field (directly across Red Bluff Road from Friendship Park, mapped below)
Map It!

A reminder email will be sent the week of November 11th.

Jenna – KF5KDQ
BayCERT Vice-Secretary 2013

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