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Gregory Shaskan MD Award for Outstanding Medical Service
2018 Recipient David Kleckner
The Gregory Shaskan MD Memorial Award
was created in 2010 to honor the memory of former
Medical Volunteer Dr. Gregory Shaskan. Dr. Shaskan
served as Code Team Medical Captain at the Chicago
Marathon from 2007-09. He was commited to the assurance
that every participant finished safely. He also served
as a mentor for other health care professionals to help
them promote healthy living throughout the community.
Each year, this award will be given to the Medical
Volunteer team member who exemplifies commitment and
professionalism. This individual has shown great
leadership in the field of marathon medicine and
additionally has served as a teacher to those who
Kleckner has been a critical part of the Bank of America
Chicago Marathon for the last 10 years. He came to the
event has a part of the ham radio team, and has since
applied his professional experience in meteorology to
support the race from an emergency preparedness
standpoint. In the days and weeks leading up to the
Chicago Marathon, David closely examines the weather
feeds and patterns to create custom forecasts for the
event. His predictive models help to inform our Event
Alert System and ensure that everyone is prepared for
changing conditions leading up to and during the race.
KC9GZB our RACES Radio Officer.. Read the original
article on the
Chicago Marathon Website.
January 14th, 2019
Everyone is encouraged to attend the
January meeting. This is the meeting where annual
reports are presented on our accomplishments in 2018 and
plans for 2019. Also elections to the board for the 4
board members who's terms are expiring. Please join us.
Veteran of three wars. WWII, Korea and Vietnam
94 Years young Jim Walch, N4MJV
moved here from Alabama to be near family. His daughter
reached out to RACES to see if we could help get him
back on the air. Thanks to Dave, KC9GZB and Harry W9BR
Jim was soon up and running on 2 Meters. Sadly, Jim
passed away a week later, but we were told that he had a
smile on his face all week, being back on the air. RIP
Amateur License Testing
Members and the public are
reminded that our VE Team conducts license testing every
second Monday at 7PM at the Lake County EOC in
Libertyville. Watch this website for exact dates as some
may be offset due to holidays. Walk ins are welcome
however pre-registration is available.
More details about our VE
program are available
Pre registration is available
Support Lake County
Did you know that there are new ways to support our
group? We have added a support page to our menu.
If you shop on Amazon, you can join
Amazon Smile. By joining and logging in via amazon smile,
at no additional cost to you, a small percentage of what
you pay to Amazon will be donated to RACES. It's easy to
set up and use.
We use Go Fund Me page for project
donations. There is no current project but will be soon.
And if you would like to make a cash
donation please visit our PayPal donation page. We can
always use additional funds to support our projects.
Our support page is located
here. Please visit it. Thanks.
a Weather Radio
According to our EC Don K9DRW,
if you don't have a weather radio, you REALLY
should buy one.
Read the article
Reprinted from November 2008 Public
Safety Communications with permission of
APCO International. For membership and
subscription information, visit http://www.apcointl.org.
Anyone serious about Emergency Support
should have a go-kit, or maybe more than one. It may be
something you keep in the car or something mostly packed
and ready to go at home. Even if you don't have one, you
should think about what you might need to have in case
of an emergency.
This is a presentation that Dan O'Connor, KE7HLR made at EMCOMMWEST in 2008. It's a
rather large PDF file (about 3Meg). If you don't have a
high speed connection, I suggest downloading it, and
reading it off line. It's great 'food for thought' and
well worth the read. I found myself mentally comparing
Dan's ideas to what I have assembled and thinking about
what I might want to add.
PERSONAL GO-KIT FOR EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS
Saturday Jan 12th
Monday - Jan 21st
Monday - Dec 17th
Emergency Management Agency
Alert Lake County
Lake County Transportation
Lake County Passage