Guest Speaker Series
Our guest speakers on May 18th were Joy Votrobek and Mark Renehan (aka Officer Frederick) of American History Live, a division of the American Security Council Foundation. American History Live is a cyber interactive Avatar in which presentations are made to schools across the United States. There are several of these programs which are Florida State standard approved.
The program discussed today was Assignment Blue designed to assist police officers gain the confidence of our youth. Assignment Blue uses a cartoon character named Officer Frederick to help young students understand safety concerns in their environment and law enforcements’ role in the community. Facilitators are A.L.I.C.E. certified, which means they have been through the Active Shooter Training and Preparedness Solutions class. Mark and Joy attended this certification class in order to be able to facilitate this program to the kids, faculty and staff of local schools. A.L.I.C.E. (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) teaches safety tactics. Various interactive exercises are available depending on the ages of the students. Mark and Joy hope to gain approval from the school districts to work with the assistance of school resource officers and make more presentations in our schools locally. Our club was a $1500 sponsor of their clay shooting tournament fundraising event to promote the Assignment Blue program. For more information visit the website at www.americanhistorylive.org.
2022-2023 OFFICERS and DIRECTORS
An election of the new board of directors was held on May 11th. The new board takes office on July 1, 2022. Congratulations and thank you for serving our club!
Directors – Two Year Term
Directors – One Year Term
Kathy Burns (Foundation Treasurer)
Paul Williamson 06/22
Debbie Fitzpatrick 06/23
Charles Fischer (EXP Realty) 06/30
Sebastian Police Department Community Outreach Upcoming Events
Sebastian Charter Junior High School – R.A.D. Women Self Defense Class – Monday through Thursday – 6:00pm – 9:00 p.m., May 16th-19th. Fourteen Graduates!
Pelican Island Elementary School – Community Outreach Trailer -Friday, May 20th– 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Melbourne Square Mall – Hometown Heroes Event – Community Outreach Trailer – Saturday, May 21st– 10:00am – 3:00pm
Officer Bill Jarvis, Sergeant Todd Finnegan and Officer Donald Hart
Micco Park – Sebastian Charter Junior 8th grade graduation picnic – On Monday, May 23rdwe spent some time with the Sebastian Charter Junior High School 8th grade students. They are graduating this year and decided to have a fun day at Micco Park. The snow cones were a huge hit! Congratulations 8th graders! We at the Sebastian Police Department wish you well with your journey on to high school!
Schumann Park – Community Outreach Trailer – Wednesday, May 25th– 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Barber Street Sports Complex – Community Outreach Trailer – Thursday, May 26th– 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Excel Club of Sebastian River High School
This year the club completed at least one event in each of the four pillars of Exchange (8 total) as well as earned the National Service Award. In April the Child Prevention flag was displayed on campus. The May meeting was a celebration of all the accomplishments for the year. Volunteers are needed to assist with these meetings!
Jr. Excel Club of Sebastian Charter
Junior High School
This club has completed at least one event in all of the four pillars of Exchange (13 total) as well as earned the National Service Award. In April the Child Prevention flag was displayed on campus and students distributed fliers to home room classes. The May meeting was a celebration of all the accomplishments for the year.
Volunteers are needed to assist with helping the students achieve activities which represent the four pillars of Exchange. Any member willing to assist should contact Margie Duffell or Kathy Burns.
2nd Qtr. Visitors – Please Come Again!
04/13 – “Mom” Ruth White (Susan Baran)
04/13 – Francis Papineau (Adam Preuss)
04/20 – Ruth White (Susan Baran)
04/20 – Johnnie Ricchards, Dependable Title (Susan Baran)
04/20 – John Oats, StoreRight Self Storage (Terry Gardner)
04/27 – Peter Muckenhaupt (Kathy Falzone)
04/27 – Officer Bill Jarvis, SPD (Donald Hart)
05/11 – Charla Mori-Terra, ASCF (Mark Renehan)
05/11 – Cory Maxwell, Dive Therapy (Eva Chapman)
05/11 – Kelsey McPhearson (Francis Papineau)
05/11 – Georgia Irish, Marine Bank (Terry Gardner)
05/11 – Johnnie Richards, Dependable Title (Susan Baran)
05/18 – Michele Buldo,SAFIR (Substance Abuse Free Indian River Coalition) (Donald Hart)
05/18 – Officer Frederick & Beannie Silverstein, American History Live
(Joy Votrobek & Mark Renehan)
05/25 – Tracy Black (Scott Thiel)