I’m Casey Benefield, and I will be the Point of Contact for ALERT’s table for Tornado Helmet Safety Night.
I’m looking for any and all ALERT Members who would like to volunteer to join us for that event, as we promote wearing a safety helmet when taking shelter from a tornado, as well as talk to people about Amateur Radio/ALERT’s role in weather events. Most of the work is passing out literature at the table. We may also be assisting the National Weather Service, for their table.
I will need to provide the leader of the event with our expected volunteer headcount, to inform Regions Field staff, so don’t delay if you would like to volunteer.
Status: So far, we have 5 volunteers, including myself.
Volunteers Arrive: Friday, April 29, 2016. 4:30PM (UPDATED). Free street parking may become scarce later on.
If you are an ALERT member, and want to volunteer, or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Casey Benefield:
firstname.lastname@example.org or Text/Call/Voicemail (205) 830-8115
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TornadoHelmetSafety/
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/798261996952659/
Event Time: Friday, April 29, 2016, Gates open at 6:00PM
Game Info: Birmingham Barons vs Pensacola Blue Wahoos @ 7:05PM
This is also Superheroes Night, FIAT Friday, Friday Night Fireworks, and a Bobby Allison appearance.
Admission: $7-14, Depending on seating
Ticketing info can be found here and here to buy an individual game ticket.
Location: Birmingham Barons Regions Field
Address: 1401 1ST Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233 Google Maps
ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) is taking part in the WBRC First Alert Weather Fest. We have a couple of ALERT members who also serve ARES, who will be representing ARES at that event. Give them a visit and say hi!
Location: McWane Science Center
200 19th St N
Birmingham, AL 35203
Event Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016
Event Time: 9:00AM-2:00PM
Admission: Included in standard admission prices.
Deck Parking: $5.00 required to exit parking deck. A token can also be purchased at the ticketing counter inside the center. McWane members receive free parking.
Street Parking: Free on Saturday
This month, Dale Chambers and Roger Parsons are the nominating committee for the new year’s officer elections. Nominations will be accepted up until the vote at our next NWS meeting. Just reply back to the email that was sent earlier.
Active ALERT members are invited to nominate for the offices of:
We encourage all members to attend on May 10, 2016, at 7:00PM to cast your votes!
Good evening everyone!
Just a quick update for our meeting, from Ronnie King (WX4RON). The monthly ALERT meeting will continue as scheduled, at 7PM, with door open at 6:50PM. This is the first meeting of the new officers for the 2015-2016 term.
There is a weather event expected some time that night, after our meeting time period. Please stay tuned for updates on the ALERT Facebook page/group.
Additionally, we are planning to do a monthly test of our callout system tomorrow.
Update: As/of 1:48PM today, we are still having the meeting at 7PM.