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LeeCARES Monthly Meeting, February 21, 2021

LeeCares welcomed at Elm Creek Cafe two guests and after a short business meeting we discussed the extreme Winter Weather of the previous week and way for LeeCARES to be more efficiently involved in the County besides offering a welfare and informational net. We also heard reports by two LeeCARES members who were activated in the neighboring Williamson County through Williamson County ARES by the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and Sheriff’s Office. We heard about the SITRep nets and welfare nets conducted there and the difference made yo emergency personnel and neighbors. We also laid down the basics for the incoming exercise on March 20 targeting Precinct 4 in Lee County, how do divide its odd shape, what distance to be from one another to guarantee better simplex, and where to place base stations. We briefly discussed  our Strategic Plan and decided on a possible future meeting. We resolved to help a local volunteer fire department who needs to upgrade their communication system, and we will meet with them very soon.  We have finally been asked by retired Ranger and current COVID-19 Response Coordinator Malinak to announce on our net and help inform radio hams and the public that at the Lee County Emergency Operation Center will be open as an information hub for the distribution of vaccines against COVID-19 in Lee County, Monday through Friday, 0800-1700 hours, starting on Tuesday February 23.

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