Sunday, August 28, 2011

ICS Post Storm Update - August 28, 2011

I hope this finds all of our ICSers safe and sound. While the storm did not turn out to be quite as bad as expected, it did cause a lot of damage in specific pockets of the Baltimore Metro Area. We still have power here in Perry Hall, but there are a lot of trees down and debris in the roadways. All in a all, I think canceling the meeting was a good call. We did not want to risk any members trying to make it to a meeting.

This is the first time we've been called for a hurricane. I always look forward to our monthly meeting. I don't know about everyone else, but after a month of working where our budget is cut, where micro-management seems to be the new ideal, and where managers don't know how to lead, I enjoy our monthly times together.

What we will be doing is moving Courtney's presentation on "MacBeth" to September (if Courtney can make it) and Dave Willard will fill in for Greg Mank with his presentation on the Peter Lorre film "M". We have some gaps open in our months ahead- if you'd like to sponsor a night, let Charlie Wittig know.

We will try to re-schedule Greg Mank for some time in the future. The Board will go over the upcoming months to see what we can do as far as scheduling. We will definitely try to get him for next October, if nothing else.

Now how come Summer goes so fast, but Winter drags??

Chairman Hendo

Friday, August 26, 2011

ICS Update - August 26, 2011 IMPORTANT: Hurricane Cancels Orson

Listening to the latest weather reports, it sounds like we are in for a heavy tropical storm, with the brunt of the storm  hitting around 5:00 p.m. Saturday and lasting into Sunday morning.

There seems to be no point in delaying it any more. We will be dealing with torrential rain, and high winds. It is not worth anyone taking a chance coming out to the meeting.

Therefore, we will not be having our meeting tomorrow night. The Board will let you know how we will schedule things for September

Everyone stay safe and stay dry, and we'll see you next month.


P.S. You can always go to our FACEBOOK page and post photos of the storm from your neck of the woods if you like! 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

ICS Update - August 24, 2011 (Good Night Irene)

I got this email from Charlie:
2. "Good Night Irene"...
Am I the only one concerned about the state of the weather on Saturday afternoon/evening?

I think we ought to send out a note asap to the rest of the ICS telling them to watch the weather reports and to check their email at 4pm.  If the weather is creating problems, the board can get together on the phone/email and make a decision on whether we will have a meeting.  A note can go out, and people will be prepared to check at 4pm.  For the Proveaux's of the world who do not have regular access to email, we can call.

What do you all think

Charlie is spot on. For those who may not have heard, a major hurricane is heading our way this weekend. What happens depends upon its course. If it veers out to sea, we'll have a lot of rain. If not, we'll have major winds and rain. Use common sense. Check your emails that day. We'll send out an email if there is good reason to cancel.


Monday, August 1, 2011

ICS Update - August 1, 2011 (Short Update)

Hey group! We had a nice turnout for Pizza Night. 32 people showed up for the yearly event.

Mary Blackstock gave a presentation on THE EXORCIST. Believe it or not, John Weber had never seen it!

Next month, Courtney Spies will be doing the Orson Welles version of MAC BETH. One of my favorite Shakespearean plays.

Attached are a few photos from Pizza Night:
A longer update will come out in a few weeks.