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The Pilot -- November 2012 Issue

The Pilot -- November 2012 Issue

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Find out the latest about what's going on in our neighborhood with this month's issue of Redwood Shores Community Association's monthly newsletter, The PILOT.

Find out the latest about what's going on in our neighborhood with this month's issue of Redwood Shores Community Association's monthly newsletter, The PILOT.

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The
Pilot 
devotes November Issue toDISASTER PREPAREDNESS
Last year, the Redwood Shores Community Association (RSCA) provided articles onmany different aspects of Disaster Preparedness, but the article that was probably themost significant was the one that provided instructions on how and when to turn off your gas supply. For that reason, we are again addressing the topic of gas shut-off inthis issue. In addition, we are introducing
The Pilot 
readers to some of the peoplewho are working to protect Redwood Shores from disaster.In addition, a red/green Disaster Signal Card is once again included in this issue of 
The Pilot 
for newcomers to Redwood Shores and for those of you who may nothave put your card aside last year. This tool will improve the ability of first responderssuch as the Fire and Police departments, as well as our Community EmergencyManagement Teams (CERT) to quickly identify homes in need of help when landline,cell phone and on-line communications are not working.Following last year’s distribution of the signal cards, CERT held a drill that provedthat all of Redwood Shores could be surveyed in as little as five hours if roads weremostly clear for travel. CERT will be holding a follow-up drill this year on Saturday, November 17th when you will be asked once again to “Show Your Cards” so that theycan be seen from the street. We urge all residents to cooperatewith this local disaster drill.
Everyone who lives in Redwood Shores knows that the possibilityof a major disaster is real. Although there are several possible causesof a future disaster, the greatest threat is from an earthquake. The1906 San Francisco earthquake was a once in a hundred year quakewhich means that we are now overdue for another major quake.Although there is nothing we can do to prevent an earthquake, youCAN prepare your home and family. To help prepare for such adisaster, RSCA is devoting this issue of 
The Pilot 
to DisasterPreparedness.
THE PILOT 
Volume 42 Number 11Redwood Shores Community AssociationNovember 2012
In this issue you will find information on:
Making a family disaster planGetting Information during a disasterPreparing your home for a big ShakeCreating a Go BagCreating an Emergency Supply KitPreparing pets for a disasterPreparedness at our schoolsInstructions on when and how to turnoff your gas
In addition to informative articles dealingwith preparedness, RSCA is providing a newDisaster Signal Card which will allow residentsto signal for help when landline telephone, cellphone and on line communications are notworking. This tool for Redwood Shores willimprove the ability of first responders such asfire and police departments as well as ourCommunity Emergency Response Teams(CERT) to quickly identify homes in needof help.Please remove the Signal Card from this mag-azine and read the instructions. On Saturday,November 17th, Redwood Shores CERT willhold a Disaster Signal Card drill.
Residentsare asked to “Show Your Cards” (GREENside only!) that day so they can be seen fromthe street. On that day CERT teams willpractice surveying our neighborhoods. Weurge all residents to cooperate with thislocal disasterdrill.
RSCA Calendar
Saturday Nov. 17th Disaster Preparedness DayShow Red & Green CardsSunday Dec. 9th Santa Comes To The Shores RWS Library 1pm - 3pmThursday Dec. 20th Light Up The Shores Judging
 
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REDWOOD SHORESCOMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
270 Redwood Shores Parkway, PMB #205Redwood Shores, CA 94065 - 1173rsca.org2012 Board
PRESIDENTHarris Rogers....................................harris.rogers@comcast.netVICE PRESIDENTSue Nix...............................................smn3333@gmail.comSECRETARYLynn Adams........................................randladams@aol.comTREASURERStephen Bellingham...........................sbellingham@apr.com
PAST PRESIDENT
Doug Crisman.......................................djcrisman@aol.com
BOARD MEMBERS
The Board of Directors meets promptly at 7pm,the third Thursday of each month atThe Redwood Shores Library
DEADLINES DEADLINESThe deadline for the December Pilot is theweek of November 12th to the19th
THE PILOT 
531 Shoal Circle, Redwood City, CA 94065CPmert@comcast.netEditor, Carol Mertens............................................595-1595Advertising, Carol Mertens..................................595-1595Circulation, Carol Mertens....................................595-1595Shores Press..........................................................593-2802Design & Review Board Inquiries: adb@rsca.orgJim CvengrosCarol FordSue NixFor CC&R Copies, Carol Ford - carol_ford@sbcglobal.net
THE PILOT 
is a monthly publication of theRedwood Shores Community Association (RSCA).Circulation: 6,000 Redwood Shores Households & BusinessesThe opinions published in the
Pilot 
are those of the authors andnot the expressions of RSCA unless so officially designated.Lynn AdamsMayling BellinghamStephen BellinghanNina BoireDoug CrismanJim CvengrosCarol FordCelli FrostMike MancusiCarol MertensSue NixJerry PatrickHarris RogersRobert SchmidtClemencia RodriquezMichael WhatmoreAndrew YoungPresident’s Memo Page 3Family Disaster PlanPage 4Were For The BirdsPage 8More Disaster PreparednessPage 10Musical Bridges 2Page 12Sandpiper Disaster PreparednessPage 16Letter To Belmont/RWS SchoolsPage 16Keeping Watch On Silent KillerPage 19Control Excessive BarkingPage 20Why Acupuncture WorksPage 21Therapists CornerPage 22Disaster Preparedness For AnimalsPage 23RSES WalkathonPage 23Preparing for DisasterPage 24Lynns Kitchen, Wine AppreciationPage 25College Funding Options, RWS LibraryPage 26Your Genetic MapPage 27
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President’s Memo for November 2012
by Harris Rogers
Be a Member! 
Most of this issue of The PILOT is dedicated to preparingyou and your family for a large natural disaster. But lastmonth we also began our membership drive for 2013.(Many of you had asked us to move our schedule up a bit totry to avoid the November & December Holiday season.) Now you can help us by returning your membership check  promptly so that our volunteers can also enjoy the Holidays.In case you have not received our Membership letter yet andwish to help us now, there is a form at the bottom of this page you can tear off and mail to us along with your $35check for 2013.
RSCA: Where the Money Goes 
RSCA is a non-profit classified by the Internal RevenueService as a “501(c)(4) Civic League or Social WelfareOrganization”. The California Franchise Tax Board desig-nation is “23701(f) Civic League/Public BenefitCorporation.”As with all non-profits, we are required to file both federaland state tax returns each year, in addition to informationalfilings with the CA Secretary of State and the CA AttorneyGeneral’s Registry of Charitable Trusts.You can find copies of our federal tax returns and other information on the CA Secretary of State’s web site atrct.doj.ca.gov/MyLicenseVerification/Search.aspx?facility=Y.The only field you will need to find our information is the“Organization Name”. Just enter “Redwood ShoresCommunity Association” and hit the “search” button.RSCA operates each year close to break-even. We generallyclassify our expenses into these four categories:
1.
COMMUNICATIONS
,
which includes the monthly publication of The PILOT magazine, maintenance of our roadway median signboards, and our postal mailand email systems. This is by far our largest expense.
2.
MEMBERSHIP Services
,
which includes our specialcommunity events, our Annual Meeting, and other com-munity meetings to address specific issues as needed.
3.
GRANTS & Special Expenses
,
such as our contribu-tions to the Redwood Shores Library, to the initial librarycollection at our new RWS Elementary School, and toorganizations like SchoolForce.org (“Save the Music”).We’ve also sponsored educational programs for kids atour local Redwood Shores Library. These gifts are limit-ed by the funds available each year.
4.GENERAL Organizational Expenses
(everything else).
WHY Be a Member? 
*If you or your children, grand-children, nieces, nephews,cousins, or friends of the family participate in any of our events, you should join RSCA.*If you believe that events like our Halloween Parade, our summer concerts, and other holiday events contribute tothe quality of life and value of our community, youshould join RSCA.*If you read The PILOT (provided at no cost to you) eachmonth, you should join RSCA.*If you believe that a geographically distinct communitylike the Shores needs a dedicated voice and advocate for our unique issues, you should join RSCA.Simply tear off and return the information below and mailit to us with your check for $35.(Yes, that’s all… just $35.)
And, please… give us an email address if you have one

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