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Sigonella Standard

April2014

NAS Sigonella

Health and Safety Course Schedule April 19 Adult, Child, and Infant CPR/First Aid/AED 0900-1630 Fee: $55 May 10 Pet First Aid 1000-1400 Fee: $30 May 31 Healthy Pregnancy Healthy Baby 0900-1630 Fee: $25

2014 Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

Join us as we celebrate the support and dedication of all of the ARC Sigonella Volunteers! When: Tuesday, April 29th 1130 to 1330 Where: Chart Room at Midtown on NAS 1 Why: Join us for a catered lunch and awards presentation to include Annual ARC Awards and Local Recognition Who: Red Cross Volunteers and Distinguished Guests (all invitees are welcome to bring a guest) RSVP to Amanda Herring at DSN 624-4900 or Amanda.herring@redcross.org

Congratulations to our March Volunteer of the Month! James Herring has been volunteering with the Red Cross for a little over five months. In that time he has participated in almost every special event that has taken place, including the Armed Forces Bowl Tailgate Party, the Heart Healthy Pasta Dinner and Run, and the Everyday Heroes Award Ceremony. He has also assisted the office with completing fundraising paperwork, setting up for events, and providing general support. Along with everything else he does, he has become an integral part in the Red Cross Disaster Action Team. He has put in more than 15 hours of volunteer time in March and has already signed up to participate in more events in the future!

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Now Recruiting: Special Event Volunteers Would you like to become an American Red Cross Special Event Volunteer?

Have you been looking for a way to be more involved in the Sigonella Community? Do you have experience planning or coordinating events? If you answered yes to either of those questions then we have the perfect opportunity for you! The American Red Cross is now recruiting Special Event volunteers to help plan, coordinate, and execute monthly events. If you would like more information on becoming a special event volunteer, stop by our office on NAS 1 or give us a call a DSN 624-4900.

Pet Appreciation Day Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities and Events On April 26th, we are partnering with Base 2 Base Rock of Ages Race March 29 (0900-1400) ***Help with set-up, registration, flaggers, water stations, and post-race events

Rotator Welcome Counter April 9 and April 23 (1200-1600, time can vary based on delays and includes time to prepare supplies)

SAWS to bring you the first Annual Pet Appreciation Day! The event will be held in Marinai and there will be tons of ways to show your pets just how much you love them! The day will include a dog wash, a pet portrait studio, food sales (including treats for your furry family members), and a pet first aid demonstration.

***Hand out water, snacks, and supplies to Rotator passengers making Sigonella their new home

RELO Fair March 28, April 11, and April 25 (12301530, includes set-up and clean-up time) ***Help welcome new Sigonellans during INDOC and share information about Red Cross Services and how they can get involved

Pet Appreciation Day April 26 (Times TBD includes set-up and clean-up time) ***Help set-up, make/sell food, run “Pet Portrait Studio,� help with pet first aid demonstrations, and much more!

Make sure to check us out on Facebook for the most up to date details on the event!


Meet the SAF Sigonella Volunteer Leadership Team!

3rd Annual Bike Rodeo

Chairman of Volunteers Andrea Peters Health & Safety Chair Edith Romero-Cabral Special Events & Fundraising Chair Liz Zendner Disaster Services Chair Katie Connolly Hospital Chair Penny Riojas Publicity Chair Carrie McKown Records Chair Megan Musselwhite Youth Chair Brittany Clark MWR At-Large Member Shannon Freeman Station Advisor Michelle Vosler

On May 3rd, we will be hosting the 3rd Annual Bike Rodeo in Marinai. This event provides an opportunity for children of all ages to learn about bike safety and how to properly operate their bike. They will get to ride through a course that will test bike control and hand signals. After completing the course they’ll receive a certificate to commemorate their accomplishment! The event will also include food vendors, live music, and much more!, Make sure to check us out on Facebook for the most up to date details on the event!

Are you looking for a way to give back to the community and recognize others for their outstanding efforts around Sigonella? Then we have the position for you! We are currently recruiting for a Recognition Chair to join our Volunteer Leadership Team. Contact our office if you would like more information on applying for this position.

Now Recruiting: Hospital Volunteers Would you like to become an American Red Cross Hospital Volunteer?

Have you been looking for a way to be more involved in the Sigonella Community? Do you have experience working in a Hospital? If you answered yes to either of those questions then we have the perfect opportunity for you! The American Red Cross is now recruiting volunteers for Naval Hospital Sigonella. The available opportunities include computer support, office filing, records clerk, phone operator, front desk assistant, and nurses. If you would like more information on becoming a hospital volunteer, stop by our office on NAS 1 or give us a call a DSN 624-4900.


Red Cross “Everyday Heroes”

Since 1943, March has been proclaimed as Red Cross Month across the United States, a tradition begun by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This year during Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross is recognizing the country’s Everyday Heroes – heroes who reach out to help people in need. The Sigonella American Red Cross would like to take this opportunity to recognize Sigonella’s Everyday Heroes who in some way help the community ——by giving of themselves. Lt. Kristy Carpenter from the NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center has excelled as the NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Command Suicide Prevention Coordinator. She established a Suicide Survivors blog on Facebook that has attained 6,900 followers to date that provides a resource to those affected by Suicide. She also serves as a SAPR Victim Advocate where she has shown that she is both compassionate and supportive in assisting those she has advocated for. Besides these activities she has DEDICATING countless hours and resources to the Combined Federal Campaign, Wounded Warrior Project, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Box Tops for Education, Smile Train, and the Sigonella Parent-Teacher Organization. Because of this is Lt. Carpenter is an American Red Cross Everyday Hero. YN1 Eduardo Clemente from Patrol Squadron Nine has distinguished himself above and beyond his peers in his dedication to the community especially being in a deployed environment. He has participated in numerous volunteer opportunities in the local community including the Catania Soup and participating in VIP Static Displays. He also became trained as a VITA tax representative to assist service members with tax questions. His command seeks him out to serve as an Italian translator which has been invaluable to cultivating community relations. Because of this YN1 Clemente is an American Red Cross Everyday Hero.

ABH1 Shawn Conway from NASSIG Air Operations Transient Line epitomizes what it means to be selfless. He serves as the DEFY program coordinator, leading 10 counselors in the mentoring of over 50 children on healthy living and drug education. In addition, he is an active leader of the current Active Duty Fund Drive for the Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society. He attends all the events to ensure a smooth and timely fundraiser is conducted often working 6-7 days a week. Because of this ABH1 Shawn Conway is an American Red Cross Everyday Hero.


TSgt Jeremy Thatcher from Detachment 2, Global Hawks has displayed unrelenting compassionate assistance to the local community from the moment he arrived in 2010. He has volunteered over 500 hours to Sigonella and the local community through local church painting projects, beautification projects, and ceremonies including being known as THE “Go To Guy” for the Navy Marine Corp Relief Society as a delivery drive. These activities and more have shined a positive light on Sigonella and the United States Air Force. Because of this TSgt Jeremy Thatcher is an American Red Cross Everyday Hero. SSgt Lionel Blunt from Detachment 2, Global Hawks strongest traits according to his peers are his ability to be open-minded and selfless in any situation before him. He has dedicated 100+ hours this past year in volunteer work. He co-led the 4th of July Kids’ Bouncy Houses which accumulated nearly $1200 in funds for the Global Hawk Booster Club and as well as the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR). Safety and security are a priority for him and as such he spearheaded the 1st National Night Out and continued his devotion into the 2nd Annual National Night Out. Because of this SSgt Lionel Blunt is an American Red Cross Everyday Hero.

IT3 Tamara Hassler, NCTS consistently seeks opportunities to give her time and serve the community. As a member of the NCTS Activities Committee she dedicated more than 200 hours supporting fundraising events, auctioning off personal services such as pet and babysitting, her efforts contributed to more than $35,000 raised for the command holiday party. In addition, she has served as the NCTS Team Captain for Relay for Life where she coordinated more than $10,000 in donations and walked more than 16 hours. She is also a qualified CPR trainer and has trained 80 sailors in life saving skills. Because of this IT3 Tamara Hassler is an American Red Cross Everyday Hero.


ARC Sigonella April 2014 Newsletter