WHY ARE WE USING CIVIC PLUS? For the last couple of weeks, you have received the email from “firstname.lastname@example.org.” I am not sure if everyone has been receiving the emails and I recognize that this platform is quite different from what we have done in the past.
The reason we are moving to Civic Plus is that in the next couple of months, we will no longer be using AlertSense. As you may know AlertSense is the program that we have used to be able to call volunteers quickly in the event of an emergency. The program can quickly send out an email and text message to everyone. The civic plus can also do this, but we need to make sure that everyone is receiving the emails and comfortable using the platform. For that reason we have moved the weekly update from an Outlook email such as this one to the civicplus email with a link in it.
For the next few weeks, I will be sending out an email like this as well as another message through Civic Plus (they will be the same). I would like to know if you are receiving both emails. If you do not receive the civicplus email, please check your spam/junk email folder to see if it is there. You can then add the email address to the accepted email senders so that it will not go into the spam folder in the future. Please contact me if you do not receive the civic plus email or if you have any difficulty with the platform. I will make sure that there is no more expiration on the links so that should not be a problem.
We have some trainings and activities coming up very soon!
Psychological First Aid from 9-4 at Tulalip. Unless we get more people into the class we will have to cancel this class. Please register by emailing me.
We have also been asked to staff a first aid station at a 5K in Mt. Vernon – so far we have no one for that activity.
COFA Islander Health Fair is Saturday, November 2 (10 am to 5 pm) and we need many volunteers to support this project. There will be an optional training for this event on Saturday, October 5 from noon to 4:15 pm (lunch included). Please email me for more information.
All of these are on our web page at http://www.snohd.org/221/Medical-Reserve-Corps
Look for a survey in the next few weeks about using Civic Plus and in November we will be having a call down drill using Civic Plus.
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.