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* Alzheimer's Symposium World Tour
* SARSCENE Conference
* Win a Free NASAR Membership
* NASAR Black Tie Gala Fundraiser
* NASAR's Going Mobile
* Super SAR Giveaway Results
* NASAR SAR Dog Section Grant Guidelines
* New Electronic Journal
* Help Wanted: Executive Director, NVOAD
* US National Weather Service Photo library
* American National Standards Institute
* WTC Registry
* Building a Better Bug Beater

 Online version at www.SARNEWS.com 6/10/03

Alzheimer's Symposium World Tour

SARNEWS embarks today on its Alzheimer's World Tour.  Stops on the tour
are New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and the United States to give talks
on looking for those with Alzheimer's.  It also means the next issue
should have a world perspective on SAR.  For more information on the
seminar in Kingston, Ontario, check out the link:


SARSCENE Conference

It's time to start thinking about SARSCENE. This year, the conference
will be held October 15-18 in Kingston, Ontario. You'll find participants
from all across Canada and around the world who have come to share their
stories and learn more about new search and rescue techniques,
initiatives and products.  It is one of the larger SAR conferences in
North America.


Win a Free NASAR Membership

Get your automatic redial buttons ready.  On July 15th, NASAR will be
providing complimentary 1-year individual memberships to the first three
non-members who call in after 8 a.m. (08:00) EDT.

(703) 222-6277   www.nasar.org

NASAR Black Tie Gala Fundraiser

On Thursday, September 11, 2003, NASAR will host its first-ever black tie
gala in support of our nation's search and rescue heroes. The event will
be held at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. The
first-class event will include an emotional tribute to the Search and
Rescue community. Serving as Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be
Bob Costas. Additionally, the art of Mr. Peter Max will be displayed for
silent auction with proceeds benefiting NASAR's educational and
operational programs.  The Gala is part of NASAR's new fundraising


NASAR's Going Mobile

NASAR President, Mike Tuttle, has created an ad hoc committee to oversee
the development of a nationwide mobile marketing campaign. Mark Spencer
has been named the Committee Chair. The discussion to wager this campaign
was initiated in March as a joint effort between Wisconsin SAR, NASAR and
EventPro. EventPro is a nationally recognized corporation that
specializes in marketing and advertising.


Super SAR Giveaway Results

Famed mantracker, Ab Taylor, graciously agreed to conduct the drawing for
NASAR's recent "Super SAR Giveaway." The drawing was conducted at the
General Membership Meeting on May 31, 2003 in Reno, NV. Check out the
winners and all the great prizes.


NASAR SAR Dog Section Grant Guidelines

A new grant program has been established for the purpose of advancing
canine search and rescue training.

After September 11, 2001, the NASAR SAR Dog Section received donated
funds earmarked for the training and education of search dogs and their
handlers. It has been determined by the Section Leadership, and
approved by the Board of Directors, that these funds be set aside for
grants to local canine units.  Find out details of this new grant
program and how much your team might be able to recieve.


New Electronic Journal

Contributions are being solicited for the inaugural edition of the
peer-reviewed "Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management,"
a new Internet-based journal. The editors welcome submissions of
original articles, news from the field, and suggestions about book

For more information, including details about the editorial board, and
the aim and scope of the journal, contact Claire B. Rubin, e-mail:
cbrubin@gwu.edu; or visit the website:


Help Wanted: Executive Director, NVOAD

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD)is
searching for an executive director. This is a newly created
contractual position that initially will be implemented part-time, but
will move to full-time as resources increase. NVOAD is looking for an
individual to develop, coordinate, and evaluate strategies that foster
cooperation, communication, coordination, and collaboration among
member agencies, faith-based organizations, the emergency management
community, and communities affected by disasters. The executive
director will communicate the organization's mission and goals,
oversee the development and dissemination of a newsletter and website,
monitor trends in the disaster community, recruit members, and build
strong working relationships in the disaster community.

Applications must be received by July 30, 2003. To apply, or to obtain
complete vacancy details, contact Michael C. Caison, NVOAD,4200 North
Point Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30022; e-mail: mcaison@namb.net.

US National Weather Service's Photo Library

Need a picture of a flood, tornado, hurricane, great sunset, fogbank, or
anything related to weather?  Like the idea of no cost.  Then check out
the National Weather Service's photo library.  With over 20,000 photos
ranging from historic to current it might be the perfect place to find
an image for a brochure or web.  Imagines range from thumbnails to
normal resolution to high resolution.


American National Standards Institute

Interested in standards and guidelines for making truly great standards?
Here is a free guide.


WTC Registry

The WTC Registry will collect health information about people most heavily
exposed to smoke, dust, and debris from the collapse of the World Trade
Center. It will help identify patterns of illness and recovery that might
not be uncovered by individual doctors. When completed, it will be the
largest registry of its kind, and have up to 200,000 people enrolled.

The WTC Registry is scheduled to begin interviewing prospective enrollees in
the spring or early summer of 2003. This site will continue to be updated,
so make sure to check back regularly for information about when enrollment
will begin.

The WTC Registry is a collaborative project by the New York City Department
of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the federal Agency for Toxic Substance and
Disease Registry (ATSDR).


Building a Better Bug Beater

Some of the latest information on the next replacement to DEET with some
science behind it.


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