Earthquake! Not Just the Title of a Hollywood Blockbuster!

For those of us who live in "Earthquake Country" it holds a definite fascination, not "If" but "when"

There is, so far, no definite way of foretelling an earthquake so it behooves us all to be ready for the next shake, especially the Big One.

First of all, each household should definitely have plenty of water and ready to eat food Along with a first aid kit, stashed in more than one place...home, car, and don't forget both your medicine and prescriptions, some ready cash (yes, real money!) and remember supplies for the family pet.

Thursday, October 16 at 7:00 p. m. in the Montecito Ballroom, the SCSH Discussion Club will hold an event called Living in Earthquake Country...Understanding Earthquakes.   This would be a good place to start.

On November 21 at 5:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. November 23, there will be a CERT Training class at the Santa Rosa Clubhouse. CERT stands for Community Emergency Response Team. This class will train you to handle emergency and disaster situations in a positive and realistic way. You'll learn how to organize yourself during a to turnoff your utilities, extinguish fires and give first aid. The class is 20 hours and worth every minute. See the posters and flyers in both club houses for registration information.

The EPC (Emergency Preparedness Committee) of SCSH would very much like to encourage residents to volunteer for different slots available which are designed to prepare for diverse emergencies long term and immediate. You would be of genuine help to your neighbors and your community. Check with Cindy Hailpern at