San Luis Obispo, CA, May 26, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- With the recent rash of tornadoes in the southern United States, flooding along the Mississippi River, as well as the devastating earthquakes and nuclear concerns in Japan, emergency preparedness is fresh on the minds of San Luis Obispo county residents. To better prepare members, as well as those in the surrounding communities, the South Bay Women's Network will be presenting an educational overview at the SBWN June Meeting & Luncheon on Tuesday, June 7 at 12 p.m.
"I'm thrilled that we are able to present such a vital and timely topic," said Mia Simmons, SBWN President. "Our speaker, Cathy Stalter, is a long-time SBWN member and her experience will be of great value to those who attend the luncheon."
Stalter, owner of the Copy Spot Signs & More in Los Osos and a member of the Estero Bay Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) received her CERT completion certificate in May 2010.
"It is imperative to be properly prepared for emergencies," said Stalter. "Knowing your community is prepared for disaster relief, and knowing how to prepare properly to assist your family, neighborhood, workplace or church, is very important."
Along with educating SBWN members and guests on the basics of emergency preparedness, Stalter will also discuss how to become more involved with community disaster efforts and why it is crucial to have such a group in San Luis Obispo County.
"We are 225 miles from the nearest large city; that is at least a four to six hour wait for back up. Our early survival may depend upon civilian volunteers as local emergency services may be overwhelmed by a significant event," said Stalter.
Those interested in attending the presentation, which will take place at the Inn at Morro Bay, can find registration information online at SBWN.org.
Established in 1983, South Bay Women's Network is open to all women on all job levels and in every occupation. It offers an opportunity to share ideas, build friendships and exchange support on both a professional and personal level. Meeting monthly, South Bay Women's Network presents its members valuable networking time and informative presentations from a variety of speakers. South Bay Women's Network also provides support and assistance to Women's Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County and provides a scholarship to a female, adult re-entry student attending Cuesta College.