President’s Message – Back to School!

WIWSA PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

SEPTEMBER,  2017

BACK TO SCHOOL!  I think that we have all been watching the natural disasters unfold down in Texas and Florida … and most of us have asked ourselves how well prepared we are to cope with some sort of disaster here on Whidbey Island.  Very, very fortunately, history shows that we have little to fear from hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts or blizzards …… BUT, the geologists have frequently reminded us that we are probably overdue for an earthquake of some severity.

It has been some time since we have devoted a WIWSA quarterly members meeting to a discussion about preparations for a crisis here that might deny some of our sources of safe drinking water.

Once again, the good folks at the State Office of Drinking Water and Island County Government have agreed to meet with us to tell us how we should prepare for an emergency involving a loss of access to even some of the ground water that over 40,000 Whidbey Island residents depend upon.  I hope that you will join us at the Race Road Fire Station at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, September 20th to listen to them and to raise the kind of questions that typically do not occur to us until it is too late.

Warm regards, Jim Patton

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – Preparations for a natural disaster that might deny access to your source of ground water.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

September 20, 2017 — 5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM
CENTRAL WHIDBEY ISLAND FIRE & RESCUE STATION
1164 RACE ROAD, COUPEVILLE, WA

AGENDA

Call to order

Member and guest introductions

Quorum call One-fifth of membership present

Approve Agenda Vote to approve the Agenda

Secretary’s Report: Randi Perry will present the Minutes for the June 15, 2017 General Membership Meeting. Vote to approve the Minutes.

Treasurer’s Report: John Lovie will present the Treasurer’s Report. Vote to approve the Treasurer’s Report.

“Pass the word!”: Scheduled dates for 2018 Membership Meetings — and members’ suggestions about themes.

Theme of this meeting: Preparations for a natural disaster that might deny access to your source of ground water.

Introduction of guest panelists:
Ms. Jennifer Kropack, NW Region Planner, WA DOH, Office of Drinking Water
Mr. Eric Brooks, Island County Manager for Emergency Services
Mr. Doug Kelly, Island County Hydrogeologist
Mr. Vin Sherman, Island County Health

Floor open for general discussion

Adjourn