Meeting Minutes

Here is a copy of the meeting minutes that were sent via email yesterday. If you are not on the distribution, please respond to this blog  post and let us know to add you.

We had one door prize that was for EVERYONE! Ring.com has provided us a promo code discount in the amount of $25.00 if you would like to purchase any of the door bells or security cameras. They have a lot to choose from.

Click on the link below to take advantage of the $25.00 discount. 

Use promo code 6HarvestHillsSouth.

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Please join us at our next meeting and maybe you will win one of our door prizes! We look forward to meeting you!

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Here is the meeting minutes summary of the General Meeting that took place last night May 17, 2018.

Active Shooting Training

We had an excellent session provided by Officer Bob Skalla on Active Shooter and Threat Awareness Training. We had 37 neighbors in attendance. It could not have come soon enough with another school shooting today in Texas. It is happening more and more. It is hoped that you learned some valuable tips to keep yourself and loved ones safe. We will be scanning a copy of the handouts and post an electronic copy on the Association website and our Facebook page.

Voting

Crime Patrol

Crime PatrolThe neighborhood voted to start the Crime Patrol. Twelve people have been trained by the OKCPD Hefner Division. Patrols started today. Be on the watch for vehicles with a flashing amber light and crime patrol magnetic signs on the vehicles. They are there to provide additional eyes for the police department. They will take note of things in the neighborhood, for example, if you forget to close your garage door they will call you to notify you. They will also report street light outage and any suspicious behavior.

Sign Toppers

We also talked about the Sign Toppers and the cost difference between multi-color with the wheat logo versus solid color. The board agreed to pay for the toppers to be installed by the city on all street signs within our fire grid. The city will also replace any damaged street signs while doing the installation of the toppers. We will receive new street signs where you are unable to read them (example 80th and Harvest Moon).

Membership

We have 51 paid members and will be sending out information soon for a membership drive. We need to increase our membership in order to meet the current obligations of the neighborhood. Please consider mailing in your payment of $30 or going to our website and pay via PayPal link. We need your support!Membership

Elections

Elections took place and the following people were elected as new board members.

President – Jaci Maguire

1st Vice President – Tom Maguire

Secretary – Becky Hahl

Social Media/Communications – Stephanie Hiemstra

Block Captain Chairperson – Lisa Ann Bergerthank you

We want to say a SPECIAL THANK YOU to Sandy Payne, Lavert Mitchell, Linda Weston and Linda Allen for their dedication, hard work and support they have provided over the years to this neighborhood. They were responsible for providing this neighborhood with the Neighbors Nite Out activities, Garage Sale, Santa Ride, newsletters and all the other activities here at Harvest Hills South.

Door Prizes

Door prizes were handled out for The Garage Burgers, Toby Keith, ½ off Oil change at Firestone, Hefner Grill, Cowboy Museum, Art Museum, OKC Dodgers Fun Pack and Ranch Steakhouse. Pictures of the winners will be posted to the website and Facebook soon!

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Thank you for your interest in Harvest Hills South Neighborhood Association.

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REMINDER – GENERAL MEETING TONIGHT!

Meeting Agenda

Please come to Northridge Elementary School by 7:00pm tonight to take part in the HHSNA General Meeting sponsoring “Active Shooter Training and Threat Awareness” by OKC PD Officer Bob Skalla!

Officer Bob challenged us to fill the house, so bring all your neighbors!

Immediately following we will be electing new officers for the board for 2018. Your vote counts! vote matter

We also have some great door prizes! Everyone who has paid 2018 dues will receive an extra ticket for door prizes! You can pay at the door or by PayPal! It is only $30.00 for the year!

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Look forward to seeing you there! Bring all your neighbors!

Thank you for your interest in Harvest Hills South Neighborhood Association.

General Meeting Thursday Night!

Meeting Agenda

OKC

Officer Bob – OKC PD to present “Active Shooter” Training. Learn “How to respond to an Active Shooter / Threat Awareness Situation” to be able to protect yourself and your family.

Officer Bob challenged us to “Fill the House” for this IMPORTANT training session.

Bring all your neighbors!

You won’t want to miss it!

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We need strong leaders to run for office. Several positions are open!

  1. President
  2. 1st Vice President
  3. Secretary
  4. Communications/ Social Media
  5. Block Captain Chairperson

Crime Patrol

Need your vote to be able to start the patrols. Officers have been trained and ready to go!

You must be a paid member for your vote to count.

You may pay your membership at the door Thursday night or, for your convenience, pay using the PayPal link on this site .

Door Prizes!

All paid members will receive an extra Ticket!door prize

 

A special “Thank You” to the following businesses for providing our door prizes for our meeting!

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Another School Shooting…..

shooterIt seems like every time you turn on the television, you are hearing more and more stories of shootings at schools, or at businesses. We need to be prepared and know how to protect ourselves and our loved ones.

 

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Make sure you attend the Harvest Hills South Neighborhood Association General  Meeting. It will  be held on May 17, 2018 at 7:00pm at Northridge Elementary School. We are sponsoring an “Active Shooter and Threat Awareness” training class. Officer Bob Skalla from OKC PD Hefner Division will be our guest speaker.  He is a very charismatic and informative speaker. You will definitely come away with some very valuable knowledge and life saving tactics in case you ever encounter this type of situation. Please make every effort to attend and bring all your neighbors with you!

Click here for directions to Northridge School

This is one IMPORTANT meeting you won’t want to miss!

Thank you for your interest in Harvest Hills South Neighborhood Association.

Neighborhood Garage Sale This Weekend!

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Harvest Hills South will hold our annual Neighborhood Garage sale this coming Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12.  The event will be advertised in the Daily Oklahoman, Craig’s List and a number of garage sale sites on Facebook.

Remember  you must obtain a garage sale permit from the City.  This can be done from the OKC utilities site online. permit

This event is always a huge success so get busy cleaning out your closets and garages.  Old bicycles, lawn mowers and tools are always in demand.

important-dateGeneral Meeting will be May 17th, so keep this on your calendar! Active Shooter Training and elections! We were challenged to “Fill the House”, so bring all of your neighbors! We will have great door prizes and extra tickets if you have paid your membership!

We need your support, please pay your membership by sending your check to the address below or for your convenience you may pay via PalPal! We need your support to Dream Big!

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Thank you for your support and interest in Harvest Hills South Neighborhood Association.

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Tornado Season

With possible severe weather in this week’s forecast, be sure to have more than one way to get information about the weather and immediately take shelter if you hear a tornado siren.

The National Weather Service predicts an enhanced risk for severe weather in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, including damaging straight-line winds, large hail and possible tornadoes.

Visit okc.gov/prepare for a full list of tips and information on preparing for severe weather.

Have more than one way to get weather information

Wherever you are during a severe weather threat, be sure to have more than one way to get information about the weather. At least one method should work without electric power, without batteries and without a cellular or wifi signal.

Many weather radios have hand-powered cranks for use if you don’t have power or batteries. They’re available to buy locally at many large general merchandise retailers, and online.

Reliable sources of weather information include:

Take shelter if you hear a siren

If you hear a siren, immediately take shelter and get more information about the storm.

OKC’s outdoor warning sirens sound in and near areas where the National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning or where a spotter reports a tornado. There is no all-clear signal.

OKC tests its sirens at noon on Saturdays unless there’s a threat of inclement weather.

Use OKC’s Accessible Hazard Alert System to receive alerts in American Sign Language and English voice and text.

Shelter in place

The Office of Emergency Management recommends people should shelter-in-place during tornado warnings. Oklahoma City does not have public storm shelters.

Shelter-in-place means to take shelter where you are and remain inside your home, workplace or nearby buildings.

If you don’t have a below-ground storm shelter, well-constructed homes and buildings provide life-saving protection from 98 percent of Oklahoma’s tornadoes.

Take shelter in a closet, interior hallway or other interior room with no windows on the lowest level of the house or building. Put on a helmet if you have one, and wear sturdy shoes in case you later have to walk through debris.

People who live in trailers or manufactured homes should have a plan to seek shelter in a well-constructed building nearby.

People who live on upper levels of apartment buildings should seek shelter in an apartment on the lowest level.

Vehicles are among the most dangerous places to be during a tornado. Find a nearby building to shelter in if you are driving during a tornado warning. Never seek shelter underneath a bridge or overpass.

If you are stranded outside, lie down in a ditch or low-lying area away from your vehicle.

The best way to protect yourself from tornadoes at home is to install a safe room or below-ground storm shelter. Safe rooms and storm shelters designed and built to FEMA guidelines and ICC 500 standards will protect against the force of extreme winds up to 250 mph.

Clean out shelters and closets

Clean out your storm shelters and closets to make sure they are accessible and comfortable.

Shelters should be dusted and cleaned, and their entrances should be unobstructed. If you use a closet or interior room as a tornado shelter, make sure floor space is clear and blankets, pillows, helmets and other safety items are easily accessible.

Make sure the moving parts like door hinges, latches and rollers are properly working and you have performed any preventative maintenance.

If you spray your storm shelter or safe room for bugs and insects, make sure it is properly ventilated before vacuuming it or using it.

Make a plan, and build a kit

Every household should have an emergency supply kit, and plans for what to do in weather emergencies at every location where you spend lots of time – home, work, school, church, etc.

Visit okc.gov/prepare for tips on making a plan and building a kit.

Register your storm shelter

If you have a storm shelter that is not registered with the City, do so by registering it online at this link or calling the City’s Action Center at (405) 297-2535 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.

Disasters and pets

  • Create a plan that includes your pets and make sure everyone in the home is aware of individual expectations, communication and meeting locations.
  • Always keep a collar and tag on pets. Include your name, phone number and email on the tag and write it with permanent ink on the inside of the collar. We also recommend a form of permanent identification such as a microchip or tattoo for all animals.
  • Create a disaster bag for your pet. It should include a copy of your pet’s medical records, a photo of your pet, copies of your pet’s identifications, food, water, medications, leash, bowls, bedding, litter/box and a carrier to transport your pet.
  • Start a buddy system with your neighbors to check on each other’s pets if you are not home after a disaster.
  • Make sure your pet is free of disease and up-to-date on vaccinations so it will be accepted into a facility if necessary.
  • Know the phone number and address of the Animal Shelter so you can find out about temporary evacuation locations for your pet or know where to go if you lost your pet during a disaster. Oklahoma City Animal Welfare is at 2811 SE 29th Street and can be reached at (405) 297-3100.

Thank you for your interest in Harvest Hills South Neighborhood Association.

Elections

book itElections will be held at the May 17, 2018 meeting for several positions. Please consider volunteering. If you are interested in running for office, please let us know so we can put your name on the ballots. You can respond by leaving a comment. Let us know which position you would be interested in. We Need You! Help us Dream Big!

 

1st Vice President
Shall:
  • Perform the duties of the President in his/her absence.
  • He/she shall fill, by succession the vacancy of President in the case of resignation.
  • Schedule, reserve and arrange neighborhood meeting facility
  • Sign checks as required
Secretary
Shall:
  • Keep and distribute minutes of the association and executive board meetings
  • Keep archive of association documentation as appropriate
Newsletter/website editor
Shall:
  • Prepare newsletter prior to each neighborhood meeting as needed
  • Coordinate printing of newsletter as needed
  • Distribute newsletter to Block Captain Chairperson as needed
  • Post an electronic copy of the newsletter to the website
  • E-mail newsletters to interested city officials and local neighborhood organizations as needed
  • Maintain and update neighborhood website

Challenge

Officer Bob has challenged us to fill the house at Northridge Elementary School on May 17th! Be there! It will be a very informative meeting. We will have several door prizes!

 

Please pay your $30.00 annual  dues today. You may pay by PayPal by clicking the button on the right hand side of the web site or send your check to Corky Bishop at the below address.

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Thank you for your interest in Harvest Hills South Neighborhood Association.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Citizen’s Fire Academy

Neighborhood Alliance is sponsoring a Citizen’s Fire Academy.

The Citizen’s Fire Academy is a program targeted toward adults in the Oklahoma City community. Academy participants will obtain an insider’s view of the services the Oklahoma City Fire Department provides, information about fire safety for the home and work place, and a deeper understanding of the duties of a firefighter by engaging in hand’s-on activities.

As an added benefit, participants will have the opportunity to do “ride-alongs” at Oklahoma City Fire Stations during this eight-week academy. This will be a great opportunity for the participants to see all of the things that they have been learning about come together in real-world incidents.

The Citizen’s Fire Academy is a program targeted toward adults in the Oklahoma City community. Academy participants will obtain an insider’s view of the services the Oklahoma City Fire Department provides, information about fire safety for the home and work place, and a deeper understanding of the duties of a firefighter by engaging in hand’s-on activities.

 

As an added benefit, participants will have the opportunity to do “ride-alongs” at Oklahoma City Fire Stations during this eight-week academy.  This will be a great opportunity for the participants to see all of the things that they have been learning about come together in real-world incidents.

The meeting times for the Citizen’s Fire Academy are on eight consecutive Thursdays FIrefrom 6 to 9 p.m., with a welcome beginning the first week at 5:30 p.m. During these eight informational and educational weeks, participants will be enlightened according to the following outline:

Week One

The Citizen’s Fire Academy Alumni Association will provide refreshments at 5:30 p.m. The participants will be welcomed by City dignitaries, and the President of the Citizen’s Fire Academy Alumni Association will address the group. The Fire Chief will give an overview of the Oklahoma City Fire Department and discuss the Department’s role in the community. The Safety Officer will present an overview of the Safety work section. Pictures for ID badges will be taken.

Week Two

Review and questions. This night is dedicated to the explanation of fire ground operations. The Deputy Chief of Operations will discuss the Fire Department’s role on various incidents. Discussion will include strategy, tactics, risk analysis, and the Incident Management System.

Week Three

Review and questions. Special Operations night. The capabilities of the Department’s Special Rescue Teams will be demonstrated. The Hazardous Materials team will give an explanation and demonstration of their capabilities.

Week Four

Review and questions. Participants will learn about the Oklahoma City Fire Department’s role in providing Emergency Medical Services to the community. They will receive demonstrations and hands on experience with medical equipment.

Week Five

Review and questions. The Deputy Chief of Support Services will explain this Division’s responsibilities.  The support functions of Fire Information Technology, Human Resources, Fleet Maintenance, Facilities Maintenance, and Fire Dispatch will be discussed. The evening will conclude with a tour of the Emergency Operations Center.

Week Six

Review and Questions. The Deputy Chief of Fire Prevention, who is also the Fire Marshal for Oklahoma City, will present an overview of the Fire Prevention Division. The Chief of Fire Investigation and the Chief of Code Enforcement will each provide insight into the inner workings of their respective work sections.

Week Seven

Review and questions. The Department’s Public Education work section will be highlighted on this evening.  Participants will engage in a study of fire safety in the home, fire/smoke detection and alerting systems, home escape planning, and portable fire extinguishers.  Weather permitting, participants will be given an opportunity to extinguish a live fire with a portable fire extinguisher.  The Mobile Fire Safety Demonstration House will be on-site for tours.

Week Eight

On this final night, participants will tour Fire Station 1, Fire Administration, and Fire Station 6 in Bricktown.  Review and questions with the Fire Chief will conclude the evening.

For more information about the Academy and sign up CLICK HERE

support

Membership dues are payable via the PayPal link or mail your check today to the address below. Dues are $30.00 a year. We have a lot of Dream Big plans, but we need your support in order to make them happen!

The next General Meeting will be held on May 17th at Northridge Elementary. You wont want to miss it!

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Thank you for your interest in Harvest Hills South Neighborhood Association.

CPTED – Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Neighborhood Alliance has notified us that they are having a Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design if you are interested.
Did you know that with proper design and effective use of the built designenvironment can lead to a reduction of crime in neighborhoods?
Learn more about ways you can prevent crime through proper maintenance and lighting, purposeful planting, and creating natural surveillance.
When: Thursday, April 26th, 2018; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: Capitol Hill Library, 327 SW 27th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73109
 
~Space is limited~ Light dinner will be provided~