Winnebago County Health Department

MRC Member Information Page

TO:          WINNEBAGO COUNTY MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS MEMBERS
FROM:     WCHD OFFICE OF EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE
RE:           NOTICE OF ORIENTATION MEETINGS
DATE:      12 JAN 2012

MESSAGE:

The Winnebago County MRC has scheduled two Orientation meetings for propspective MRC volunteers and current MRC volunteers. These meetings are scheduled as follows:

THURSDAY, 16th FEB 2012 6:30pm - 7:30pm

and

TUESDAY 21st FEB 2012, from 6:00pm - 7:30pm

You can elect to attend either meeting as they are offering the same agenda. Both meetings will take place in the Conference Room located on the Ground Floor of the new health dept. facility located at:
 
555 Noth Court Street, Rockford IL 61103

Both meetings will include: an introduction to the new Winnebago County Organizational Chart (to include the new Specialty Volunteer Response Teams), overview of this years MRC activities, and the Training and Exercise calendar for 2012. A question and answer session will then follow.

For current MRC members, an opportunity to update your contact information and to apply for one of the new Specialty Volunteer Response Teams will be provided and an opportunity for you to provide your ideas and suggestions for the future will be offered.

If you are not a current member of the Medical Reserve Corps, we will demonstrate ways for you and your family to be prepared for an emergency and show you a way to make a differance in y our community.

For all current members of the Winnebago County MRC, letters requesting an update to your Volunteer status have gone out in the mail. The deadline for replies will be January 31st 2012. After that date any member who has not been heard from will have their file archived. Any member whose file is archived may request re-activation of their file by contacting the staff listed below. 

Karla Chester at kchester@wchd.org or (815)720-4033.

 The first edition of the Winnebago County MRC newsletter for 2012 will be sent to the e-mail addresses provided and will also be posted on the website, along with the 2012 Training and Exercise calendar.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the staff listed above.

We have a fantastic and exciting year planned, and we can't wait to work with you to prepare our community for emergencies.

Respectfully,

Karla Chester
Winnebago County MRC Coordinator