May 11th Save the Date!! 6pm for dinner and 6:30pm program
Cost is $10 for dinner. The program will have two workshops-your choice. The first workshop is an introduction to ICS -Incident
Command System. This is the command structure that is set up during a disasters and all depts and agencies function under
this one system. All volunteers are expected to have an entry level knowledge. The second option is introduction to individual
and family preparedness. This is a hands on activity that you can take back to your church, scout troop, school groups, senior
centers etc in your community. Place Doubletree Hotel, Erdman Way, Leominster For questions or to register please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-928-3834
April 22- March for Science- Out of the lab and into
the streets, speak out for science. There will be a rally beginning at 11am at Institute Park in Worcester. There is also
going to be a bus that will take anyone who wants to go to the Boston event which starts at 2 pm. The bus will pick up people
at noon. To register for the bus, please contact email@example.com. Sponsors for the march include Indivisible, marchforscience.com, Americans United, Catholic Workers. For more information https://www.marchforscience.com/
May 2nd is the state MRC leadership meeting at
the Fire Academy in Stow from 10 am to 3pm. Usually 2-4 of us from Wachusett MRC attend this meeting. Good meeting as
you get to see and hear what other units are doing. If you are interested in attending the day long program, please email
to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must have your application and Cori forms up to date to attend.
Registration page: www.mamedicalreservecorps.org to the Maycalendar
page and click on the meeting title. This will take you to the registration page. Again please let me know if you plan
1.We do have a health fair on May 18th at Athol
Elementary School. I have been putting some things together on nutrition. Thanks to some volunteers over the years,
we do have a number of items to share. We have a brochure, a trivia tree, junk food jail, plates to give out with the
right portions, a banner for Eat by Colors and all kinds of cards with info from the maclearinghouse.gov....So now I need
2. I have started reviewing records for each volunteers and finding a lot
of missing pieces. So let's start simply. Everybody needs to have ICS 100 b...why? because in an emergency this is the
system of command we function under, It is important to have at least an awareness level of how an emergency event
is organized so that things don't seem like a jumble of confusion but instead it is orderly chaos. In 2008 Hubbardston
was able to set up ICS 100 and although it was orderly chaos when FEMA came through they saw operations, planning, resources
and finances were in order. And even as a volunteer you are an important part of the system. as was demonstrated when
volunteers worked with highway and fire to clear roads and others set up a warming center with meals for all who
were out working and for residents that dropped by. So please everyone please complete this requirement and send in your
certificates!! In addition to the link on the website www.wachusettmrc.org here are other links.
I have started talking with Boards of Health to find out what they perceive to be community heath issues.
Some of the concerns so far are asthma as related to substandard, health access to services (such as mental health)
for rural communities, lyme disease education, emergency preparedness review for town officials (as events are usualy about
10 years apart), reaching out to elderly in rural communities, Public Health is prevention and education...what
do you see as a health concern for your community?
April 3-7 Public Health Week
--Community outreach programs
17-21 Preparedness Summit in Atlanta, Georgia
Our mission is to be dedicated to establish teams of local medical and public health professionals and lay
volunteers to contribute their skills/expertise throughout the year
as well as during times of community need.
is to use the skills, knowledge and abilities of the Wachusett Medical Reserve Corps membership to
meet an identified public health need or emergency response.
Plan of Action/Goals for 2017
CPR for the community/ AED training-
Senior Preparedness- presentations Senior centers
Community emergency preparedness awareness -fairs
Training for volunteers through
meetings/e-learning* Revised for 2017
Diabetes and taking care - new for 2017 Presentations and
Cardiovascular health-tie in with diabetes presentation.
Renew contacts with BOH -review community needs
Contact Fire Dept- work
together with the safety programs
First Congregational Health Fair-fall- work with them -volunteers and table presentations
with high school/colleges- introducing volunteer work through MRC programs
& Customer Support
Wachusett MRC Honored
We have been honored with an award from the Mount Wachusett Community College as Community Partner
of the Year.
who have worked with us the past year nominated our program for this award and we wish to thank them for their support and
you and we are honored.
Wachusett MRC, P.O. Box 555, Hubbardston, MA 01452, Wachusettmrc@juno.com