Weekly Bulletin

16 Jan 2018 6:22 PM | Anonymous

President Gail called our regular meeting to order at 12 Noon and led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test, followed by a moment of silence and retrospection.

Visiting Rotarians:    None, today. 

Guests:           Ashley Caysan, Iris Bradford, Mary Fontaine, Gretchen Kryda, Margaret Kramer, Margaret Farrer, Viola Garduno & Penny.

January is “Rotary Awareness Month”

Two pin or name tag fines were collected today.

Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag bucks:

Mary J. parted with a sawbuck for friend Penny, happy to be back & just happy to be here.

Pat also had a $10, ditto for Mary J, & thankful that her John just broke a rib falling off of a ladder.

Mollie put up a buck for MD Anderson Cancer Center’s treatment of her sister.

Judy threw in a fiver in thanks to all for their wishes & cards, re: her brother’s recent passing.

Sgt-at-Arms Allan’s questions for today:

Non Rotary trivia: Re: MLK Jr. day… What was one of the first NM civil rights laws adopted on Feb. 12, 1952? Marion got the closest, with:   The New Mexico Human Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, or serious medical condition.

When did a chapter of the NAACP start up in NM? No takers… 1912/1913 !

Club, District & R.I. News and Business:   

So, we seem to have discussed soap processing, since we’ll be sending a card to the youngster who recycles and distributes soap to the needy.

The Rotary Leadership Institute’s Rio Grande Academy on Jan 20th - 7:30AM to 1:30PM at French Funerals Lomas Office, 10500 Lomas Blvd NE Cost $35. Upon completion of all three parts of instruction, our Club will reimburse members.

Several members of our club have not as yet attended. Rotarians may attend one of the three parts of instruction. RLI/RGA helps members receive a greater knowledge of Rotary. Sign-up on-line at the District 5520 website. http://www.rotary5520.org/ 

The Crown Plaza is not able to host our Pancake Breakfast at a responsible cost. They wanted $9.00 per plate as opposed to $3.00 per plate that we needed. David and President Gail are meeting with the Rock on Thurs. or Friday, since they are willing to host our fundraiser. We will go over the specifics and make sure it is a win win for both of us. If anyone would like to come to the meeting, let President Gail know or if you have concerns, suggestions etc. If all goes well, we’ll need a person to head up this fund raiser with David as the Logistics guy.

Mollie will be planning a Club outing to see a lady lobo game during the 3rd week of February.

Karen – Our Feb. meeting suggestions: A show of hands approved a HeartStart CPR instructional class by Amanda Gabaldon. $10 per member at our 6 Feb. meeting.

Signup sheets were passed around by Emily for:

The 30 January work meeting at The Rock at Noonday,

Our work days at Silver Horizons on 1/24 & 1/26 and for

Our yearly dinner that we provide at Casa Esperanza on 21 Feb. This is part of our Community Grant!

District 5520 assembly – 24 March @ Crowne Plaza- 10A-3P- $25 to attend. Register at District website.

Foundation Dinner- same evening @ Crowne Plaza- $50

Today, Dr. Dave has made District Cruise raffle tickets available to our Club members.

10 tickets @ $10 ea. Buy or sell what you can.

Our PolioPlus jar travelled about the room to pick up all of our spare change.

Today’s Program:     CPR program, including “AED” use

Karen introduced David Crettol, American Heart Association (AHA) certified instructor in CPR and AED (Automated External Defibrillator).

Mr. Crettol discussed quick steps to take if you or someone else is having a heart attack.

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) kills more people than traffic accidents, handguns, house fires, prostate cancer, breast cancer, and AIDS combined, about 350,000 per year.

It can happen to seemingly healthy people, but those with coronary heart disease and the elderly are at high risk. A family history of arrhythmias or heart related problems can also indicate higher risk.

While AEDs have been conclusively shown to save lives, keeping one in your house will far from guarantee a positive outcome after an SCA. Although SCAs can happen anytime, anywhere, 75% of them occur at home[2]. Therefore portable defibrillators for those at high risk should save lives, but it’s not quite that simple.

1.     AEDs cannot be used by the person in cardiac arrest, so there must be another person nearby to see it happen. SCAs aren’t a common occurrence and may not happen to everyone who is at high risk, so it’s usually impractical to keep tabs on a high risk family member 24/7, especially considering at least 6-8 hours of each day are spent sleeping. In fact, less than half of SCAs at home are witnessed.

2.     When an AED isn’t kept in the house and the first shock comes from paramedics, the victim’s chance of survival is only 2%. One study found the survival rate of SCAs at home increased from 2% to 12% when an AED was kept in the house. Those numbers might not be completely accurate because the study didn’t have enough participants to accurately represent the whole population.

3.     SCAs usually happen so fast the person having one cannot notify anyone.

4.     Instead of having AEDs in homes or targeting specific, high-risk patients, AEDs are most efficiently used in high traffic areas. For this reason many public places have defibrillators available.

Portable defibrillators are expensive and only raise your chance of success from terrible to bad, but they do raise your chance of success. Taking a CPR course as a family along with having a portable defibrillator will also improve outcomes.

No response to tapping on shoulders.

Cardiac arrest strikes immediately and without warning. Here are the signs:

·        Sudden loss of responsiveness.

*   No response to tapping on shoulders.

*   Does nothing when you ask if he's OK.

*   No normal breathing: Victim is not breathing or is only gasping.

If you suspect someone is suffering from cardiac arrest:

·        Tap and shout

*   Check if the person responds. Tap him and shout, “Are you OK?” If he doesn’t move, speak, blink, or otherwise react, then he is not responding. 

·        Yell for help

*   Tell someone to call 911 and get an AED. 

*   If you are alone with an adult who has these signs of cardiac arrest, call 911 and get an AED if one is available. 

*   Check breathing: If the person isn't breathing or is only gasping, give CPR.

·        Give CPR: Push hard and fast

*   Push down at least 2 inches at a rate of 100 to 120 pushes a minute in the center of the chest, allowing the chest to come back up to its normal position after each push.

·        Use an AED as soon as it arrives by turning it on and following the prompt.

·        Keep pushing until the person starts to breathe or move or someone with more advanced training takes over.


Heart Attack Warning Signs:

Chest Discomfort

Discomfort in other areas of the upper body

Shortness of Breath

Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach. 

Other signs with or without chest discomfort.

may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.

SCA is due to an “electrical” problem.

Heart Attack is due to a Clogged up artery.

The American Heart Association does not endorse "cough CPR," a coughing procedure widely publicized on the Internet. As noted in the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care, “cough CPR” is NOT useful for unresponsive victims and should NOT be taught to lay rescuers.

During a sudden arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm), it may be possible for a conscious, responsive person to cough forcefully and repetitively to maintain enough blood flow to the brain to remain conscious for a few seconds until the arrhythmia is treated. Blood flow is maintained by increased pressure in the chest that occurs during forceful coughs. This has been mislabeled "cough CPR," although it's not a form of traditional resuscitation.

Why isn't "cough CPR" appropriate in CPR training courses?

"Cough CPR" should not be taught in lay-rescuer CPR courses because it is generally not useful in the pre hospital setting. In virtually all lay-rescuer CPR courses, the finding that signals an emergency is the victim's unresponsiveness. Unresponsive victims will not be able to perform "cough CPR."

Go & buy “The Body Electric” a book by Becker. It cost only around $6 to $8 !!!

Remember that you’ve got only 10 minutes ‘til oxygen depletement to the brain. So, get to work quickly!

Also mentioned: The Good Samaritan Law in NM: Do your best & keep doing it (No liability)!

President Gail presented a packet of our gift cards to Mr. Crettol in thanks for his time today.

A thought for the day was presented by Pat, who actually recounted a joke for all of us.

There being no further Rotary business, President Gail concluded today’s meeting at 1:00 PM.

Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

23 Jan              Regular Meeting – Kathleen Raskob – Albuquerque Oasis

24 Jan              Work day at Silver Horizons food distribution

26 Jan              Work day at Silver Horizons food distribution

30 Jan              A working meeting at “The Rock at Noonday”. Both 8:30A-10:30A & 11:30A-1:30P

31 Jan              It’s once in a blue moon day!!!

6 Feb               Regular Meeting – CPR Class by Amanda Gabaldon. Bring your $10.00

13 Feb             Regular Meeting –

14 Feb             Valentine’s Day

19 Feb             Presidents’ Day

20 Feb             Regular Meeting –

21 Feb             Dinner service at Casa Esperanza – 5 PM

27 Feb             Regular Meeting –

1-3 Mar           PETS & “CATS” 12N to 12N in Mescalero, NM @ Inn of the Mountain Gods

24 Mar            District Assembly & Foundation Dinner @ Crowne Plaza

24 Mar            OUR CLUB’S Pancake Breakfast fundraiser.

26-29 Apr       District 5520 2018 Conference in Santa Fe – at the Eldorado Hotel.

                       Donna Pedace is District 5520’s conference chairperson.

23-27 June      Rotary Convention in Toronto, Canada… Got your passport?

PLEASE don’t forget that ya just gotta continue to help us out with setting up and striking the necessary equipment that we use during our meetings!

The Rotary Club of Albuquerque Sandia.  For more information on service, please contact us:  service@RotarySandia.org

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