13 October 2016

President's October Feature

October 13, 2016

Hi everyone,

Fall has arrived and so have the beautiful fall colors – now if only the fields could dry ….

The most important item since our last meeting is our new email address and updated website.  Our new e-mail address is sturgeonRCWA@gmail.com and our website www.sturgeonruralcrimewatch.org.  

A reminder to install your County addresses – emergency personnel need them in order to reach you. They can’t help you if they can’t find you.

Susan Evans the Councilor for Div. 2 advised CW that a bylaw was passed Oct. 16, 2016 requiring residents of the County to obtain a year-round burn permit. The permits are FREE and available online or at the County offices. 

Sturgeon County is offering FREE ½ page advertising once a month for non-profit groups. SRCWA will be featured in December.  For more information, please contact schubb@sturgeoncounty.ca or call 780-939-8333.

The Director for Zone 9 resigned in May, and because no one has stepped forward yet, Zone 9 is currently without representation. Zone 9 is from Highway 28 to Highway 37 and from Secondary Highway 803 to RR 233.  There are 62 members in Zone 9 and all have been recently updated. Please contact me for more information on how to be the representative for your area and what that entails.

On September 24 five of our members attended the Zone 5 Meeting hosted by the Strathcona RCWA. There were four CW groups in attendance–Strathcona, Sturgeon, Redwater and Smoky Lake.  Our next Zone 5 meeting is in Redwater in the fall of 2017.

The RCMP gave a very interesting presentation on EVE - Electronic Voice Entry. The County of Strathcona has purchased four Evans consoles for their detachment. This system would allow their members to make contact with a digital voice entry unit, which will automatically enter in real time all of their files into their computer system. The members would enter the information from where they are located rather than having to come back to the detachment to document. The time saved by giving their reports electronically would be better spent patrolling the county. Strathcona County is the first municipality to receive these consoles. 
Cpl Gulash , Cst Tearle and I were invited to speak at the Legal CWL on Oct 12th.  The presentations were very informative and the group was very receptive.

The Poster Contest Awards Night has been changed from the AGM in March to our regular monthly meeting night in April. The Coordinator has been in contact with all the schools with the information.
Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch Association received these two promotional
banners from the Alberta Provincial Rural Crime Watch Association.  We will
be using the banners at all of our events.

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday November 8th at 7 p.m. at the Provincial Building in Morinville.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns please contact me at sturgeonRCWA@gmail.com

Francoise Meunier
Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch Association

SRCWA #2016-104

This message is made possible by the Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch Association in partnership with the Morinville RCMP.

If you have any information in respect to any crime or criminal activity, please call the Morinville RCMP at 
780-939-4550 or Toll Free at 780-459-7689.