I hope you’re all staying as cool as possible in our hot desert climate! It was nice seeing so many of you at the July Luncheon, and I want to take this opportunity to thank Leslie Fox-Priest for the great job she is doing on our programs every month! July was no exception as our two speakers addressed both personal health/safety as well as fire safety.
Our first speakers were from our local Fire Station #9 on Rainbow (this is the fire station that would normally respond to a call from Los Prados). They had a lot of good information for us, especially things we should on hand at home to make things faster and easier for them when they do have to come. Additionally, they stressed the things we should have with us at all times: i.e., our I.D. with current address and telephone number(s); a list of the medications we take; and who to get in-touch with in case of an emergency. They answered a lot of questions we had and, hopefully, all of us are better prepared because the information they presented!
Three Firefighters from Station #9
Our second speaker was David Ricketts, Fire Advisor with DNA Fire Safety Services. David’s information was also very valuable as he listed common things that could start fires at home and what we could do to prevent them. Some fires, he related, can start in our attics and spread VERY quickly. This is partly because of the building materials used in today’s homes, as well as the fabrics and finishes in our home furnishings. The information he relayed was educational, interesting and very sobering! The membership had quite a few questions whose answers helped inform everyone that was present. You all have his company’s information and if you’re interested, can contact them to purchase items such as fire blankets, ladders, and other fire-prevention items.
We have an exciting August coming up: It’s “Girls Night Out”! This special meeting will be an evening event full of fun! We’ll have a short business meeting and the rest of our time will be spent eating, playing games, winning prizes and having fun together. The cost will be the same as a regular luncheon: $16.00. If you are on the permanent list, you only have to call if you’re NOT coming. The rest of you will call or email as usual to make reservations. See you August 10th at 5:00 PM for a night for FUN FUN FUN! (Special thanks to Doris Ferrell, Helen Henson, and Lynn Parker for all their hard work to put this all together!) It’s going to be GREAT --- don’t miss it!
The collection of school supplies for the back-to-school drive at our July meeting was a big success. You ladies are so generous and I know that all of your donations will be greatly appreciated by the teachers, school-kids and parents as well. Thanks to my girls on the board who took care of everything that day… I just love you guys!
It’s time to remind everyone that there will no meeting in September because the clubhouse will be closed. They close on the 10th of September and will reopen on the 29th. I will see you in October for the October luncheon on the 12th when our speaker will be Stacey Escalante from Inspirational/Health and Wellness. This promises to be another good program!
FYI: Tickets for the October 20th Social (“Cabaret de Prados”) will be sold at “Girls Night Out” for $30.00 a ticket. It’s going to be a sit-down dinner with a great floor-show, reminiscent of old-style Vegas dinner shows complete with glitz and glamour! Tickets will be available for sale at Women’s Club luncheons, or by calling JoAnne DiGerolami at (702) 655-4534. After buying your tickets, please call Joanne with the names of who will be sitting at your table and which of the menu options you would prefer. This is going to be a fun-filled night --- hope to see you all there!
We still have members in the hospital, so please pray for those who are ill and for a safe summer for all. Thank you again for all your support and until we see you again, take good care.
Hugs to all,
David Ricketts from DNA Fire Safety Services
5150 Los Prados Circle, Las Vegas, NV 89130, US