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On Friday, February 17, 2012, Facilities Attendant Joe Riedell was working at the Senior Sunrise Room when Brisbane resident and Senior Club member Carol Gee began to choke on the sandwich she was eating. While Ms. Gee's face was beginning to turn blue and other participants in the Sunrise Room attempted to assist her, Joe swiftly came to her rescue and skillfully administered the Heimlich maneuver, quite possibly saving Ms. Gee's life. Joe Riedell's actions were timely and in accordance with the professional manner that the City of Brisbane expects of its employees.
Recreation Supervisor Russ Carmick proudly awarded Joe with his commendation at this past Wednesday's Senior Luncheon, as seen in the above photo. Joe was also recognized at this past Monday's City Council meeting, where he looked ever-so-dapper.
Joe, you truly exemplify what it means to serve the public, and have touched many lives with your heart of service (bravely even saving one!). We commend you for being such a great example to us all!
If you're a frequent visitor to the Brisbane Marina, you probably noticed that construction work started this past Monday, March 5th, at the southend private boater restrooms. A much-needed remodeling job for the bathrooms was necessary, which themselves are nearly 30 years old. The project is being funded through the 2% increase in berth rates, which the City Council unanimously adopted at their June 20, 2011 meeting. The remodeling work includes new wall and floor tiles, ADA-accessible showers, toilets, and sinks, as well as new fixtures and fittings. The lefthand picture illustrates the poor quality the bathrooms, notably the shower areas, were in. Work is estimated to be completed over the next couple months, so please exercise caution if walking along the pathway near Dock 1. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Brisbane Baylands Comm. Advisory Group
Baylands Contamination & Clean Up
Tues., Mar. 20, 7 pm, Comm. Ctr.
Speakers: Charles Gribble, DTSC re: Schlage & N. RR Yard
and Vic Pal, RWQCB, re: So. RR Yard and Landfill
Brisbane Eagles Club
Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner
Sat., Mar. 17, 4-6 pm, 185 Visitacion
$10/person, Benefit for the Jimmy Durante Fund
Brisbane Parks and Recreation Department
Youth Summer Camp
Resident Only Reg. Starts Mar. 20
Earlier this evening, the City was notified by Kinder Morgan's Safety Liason about a burn off that needed to be conducted in order to replace one of its small gas tanks. All of the tank's fuel has already been removed, but before the tank itself can be moved, a burn off must first occur. The location of this tank is situated towards the southern end of Kinder Morgan's property (near Lagoon), so the large orange glow that is estimated to persist for 8 hours and into the night will be clearly visible to those whose homes are situated higher up on the Mountain or on The Ridge. Since the burn off will certainly be a sight that our residents are not accustomed to, we wanted to pass along this information; namely, that Kinder Morgan's Safety Liason has assured the City that this burn off is not hazardous, and that both the Police and Fire Departments are aware of the fact of the burn off taking place tonight.
Brisbane School Board Meeting
Results of School District Studies
Wednesday, March 7, 7PM, City Hall
Please Join Us!
Brisbane Lions Club
Annual Benefit Crab Dinner
Sat., Mar. 10, 6 pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.
Brisbane Community Pool
Mon., Apr. 2 - Fri., Apr. 6, 10 am - 4 pm
2012 S C H O L A R S A W A R D S
U p t o $ 2, 5 0 0 - A P P L Y N O W !
Applications at City Hall, Library & www.brisbaneca.org
Brisbane LIONS Club
At this year's Artists Evening of Sharing on February 25th, Moira McShane Lukas was honored as the 2012 Arts Advocate of the Year by the Brisbane City Council. Moira's love of the arts and her artistic talents served as a catalyst into Brisbane's arts programs that began when her children were in school. She is a founding member of the Brisbane Dance Workshop (BDW) and was a member of the Board of Directors for 10 years. She created costumes, props, and did make-up for BDW performances and Lipman musicals, in addition to assisting with Brisbane Elementary School and Lipman's Visual Arts programs. Even the family dog, Kokomo, joined in the creative and generous act of assisting with the arts by having his white coat spray-painted with coffee to be Sandy for a production of "Annie" at Lipman.
Moira's involvement with the arts didn't stop when her children graduated from school. Moira is an accomplished watercolor artist who has won awards around the Bay Area and received the Mayor's Art Achievement Award from the City of Brisbane. Moira is a member of the Brisbane Dance Workshop Adult Singing Group and has performed at numerous events, such as the 2011 Festival of Lights, as seen in the below photo. Most graciously, Moira has donated one original watercolor painting to the BDW Silent Auction for the past 25 years. Moira's paintings have always been a significant focus of attention at the auctions.
We have been honored over the years to receive the benefits of Moira's commitment to the arts. Congratulations, Moira, and thank you for your dedication to the arts and the community, and for sharing your talents. It has truly been a joy and an honor to behold.
Check out the "Sharing Artists Sharing 2012 Trailer" by Brisbane filmmaker Keith Moreau, which features Moira and other gifted Brisbane artists, at his website www.artistsharing.com.
For an organization that's comprised of 97% volunteers, equal to 100 million individuals world-wide, there is never a time when financial donations aren't welcomed by The American Red Cross. As a humanitarian service organization which esteems "Universality" as one of its core values, donated dollars are used by The Red Cross to purchase supplies in the locations that need their assistance. Such was the case in the September 2010 San Bruno Pipeline Explosion, where monetary assistance went towards purchasing food and supplies from local businesses. Buying locally also ensures that those affected by a disaster are getting exactly what they need to recover, and not just "stuff" that's been dropped off at the Volunteer Intake Center (The Red Cross received a truck-load of ski jackets when assisting with relief efforts in Haiti after the January 2010 earthquake). March is an especially good time to support The Red Cross as they work to prevent, prepare, and respond to disasters. Click here to donate to either disaster relief, where the need is greatest, or the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter.
If you'd like to get involved with The Red Cross, April 14, 2012 is Save-A-Life Saturday 2012. Participants will learn:
- Hands-only Citizen CPR
- Basic first aid
- Managing shock
- Personal and household disaster preparedness skills
Sessions will be offered in Spanish and English, with Tongan translation. Click here to sign up. Spaces are limited!