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    Vol. 6 No. 2 www.mypaperonline.com February 2014

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    Proverbs 3:5

    Mt. Olive High School Band Booster Association is

    hosting its annual Tricky Tray on Saturday,

    March 15, 2014 at the Mt. Olive High School

    Cafeteria, Corey Road, Flanders. Doors open at 6:00pm,

    calling starts at 7:30pm.

    Some of the larger items will include: Disney ParkHopper Passes, Grill and 8 Circus Tickets, and more!

    We will be holding a ticket pre-sale on Wednesday, feb-

    ruary 26th at Mt. Olive High School in th Commons Area

    from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

    Cant make that date, go to www.MOHSBandTricky

    tray.com to order your tickets or contact Mary Lalama at

    973-768-1815. You can also email us with any questions to

    mohsbandtrickytray@gmail.com

    Tricky Tray Saturday, March 15th!

    Chester First Aid Squad (CFAS) announced its Line andAdministrative Officers for 2014:

    Administrative Officers: President: Russi Champi; Vice

    President; Mary Robinson; Treasurer: Julia Robinson.

    Administrative officers are responsible for the business aspect

    of the squad, including facilitating meetings and maintaining

    finances.

    Line Officers: Chief: Cris Champi; Deputy Chief: Michael

    Mastro; Lieutenant: Stephen Ilnitzki; Sargeant: Skyler

    Fraenkel. Line Officers are responsible for managing all

    emergency responses and the overall operational function of

    the squad.Other appointed Officers include: Quartermaster: Samuel

    Rosenfeld; Chief Engineer: Eric Kaleda; Training Officer:

    Becky Banzon; Community Relations: Sophie Rosenfeld

    This year marks the second consecutive year that the moth-

    er-daughter team will take the reins at CFAS. Russi Champi,

    a 16-year squad veteran, assumes the role of President after

    serving in various administrative and line officer positions in

    prior years. Daughter Cris Champi, a 7-year squad veteran,

    assumes the role of Chief after previously serving in various

    line officer positions. Cris continues to be one of CFAS

    busiest members, logging a record 579 calls in 2013 alone.

    2013 Recap:The Chester First Aid Squad had another busy year in

    2013. Its dedicated team of volunteers, on call 24x7, respond-

    ed to a total of 823 calls. CFAS EMTs responded to diverse

    emergencies, including traumatic injuries, medical emergen-

    cies, and fire-related emergencies servicing both patients and

    emergency fire personnel. For some emergency calls, CFAS

    partnered with advanced life support units, as well as AirOne,

    an Atlantic Health System helicopter, plus NorthSTAR oper-

    ated by NJ State Police. The helicopters were utilized on four

    occasions to transport critically injured patients to a trauma or

    burn center hospital.

    CFAS would like to warmly thank neighboring First AidSquads who assisted us in responding to mutual aid calls.

    2013 was a banner year for volunteerism: CFAS was

    Chester First Aid Squad Announces 2014 Officers;Mother-Daughter Champi Team Continue to Serve

    in Key Roles, Membership Continues to Grow

    President Russi Champi with daughter, Chief Cris Champi.

    excited to welcome over twenty new members to the squad.

    Among the new members, some are either currently enrolled

    in EMT school or plan on enrolling this year. Some are driv-

    ers, and others are prior EMTs, with other members whose

    membership status is pending. There are also new cadets whorecently completed training and have passed the state exam.

    Cadets are under the age of 18 who will become full members

    at age 18.

    In addition to handling emergency calls, CFAS ensured an

    on-site presence at several local Chester events, such as the

    Chester Craft Fairs, and various other festivals and sports

    events held locally. CFAS' North Road facility continued to

    serve as a Car Seat Station for the NJ Safe Kids/Safe

    Communities organization. A few members who are certified

    AHA BLS Instructors have been providing CPR/AED classes

    to teachers, athletic coaches and members of the public in an

    effort to help save lives.CFAS also serves as a Northern New Jersey Safe Kids Car

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    The West Morris Central Girls LacrosseParents club is running an ApplebeesBreakfast fundraiser on Sunday,

    March 9 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am at the

    Hackettstown Applebees. The cost is $10and breakfast includes: pancakes, scrambled

    eggs, sausage and a beverage (coffee, tea,soda or juice).

    Tickets may be purchased in advance andwalk ups are welcome! If you have any ques-

    tions please contact Bernie Meola atbrimeo1@verizon.net.

    WMC Project Graduations springevents are in full swing. WMCProject Graduation is a fun, drug

    and alcohol free celebration on graduation

    night each year. No student is ever left behindas we fundraise to make sure all graduates areable to participate. To learn more aboutProject Graduation and our events please goto our website which is www.wmchsproject-graduation.co or email us at the addressbelow.

    On February 28th at WMC starting at 6PM we will have the traditional DodgeballTournament. Form a team and be a part of thefun. Prizes are given out for 1st place, 2ndplace, BEST TEAM UNIFORM/COSTUME

    and of course BEST WOLFPACK/PAN-THER SPIRIT.Time to clean out those closets, drawers

    and garages! We are sponsoring our annualspring town wide garage sale on April 26th,2014. Be a part of the map and advertising

    that goes out to businesses and towns allaround. We make it so they know exactlywhere to find you.

    The Clothing, Household Items and Toy

    Drive will take place on Saturday, April 5th,2014. We accept clothing and shoes, acces-sories, household items such as blankets, tow-els, quilts, soft toys, hard toys and kitchenitems to just name a few.

    Are you prepared in any emergency? TheFirst Aid Kit sale starts now offering a zip-pered soft kit, a personal safety pack, outdoorzip kit and a pet zip kit. All are affordablypriced and convenient for any emergency.

    Finally, there will be an AT HOMETRICKY TRAY coming soon Look fordetails on our website when available.

    For more information on all of theseevents go to our website at www.wmchspro-

    jectgraduation.com Or email PROJECTGRADUATION 2014 at the following:wmcprojectgraduation@gmail.com.

    West Morris Central Project Graduation 2014Announces Spring Fundraisers

    Pancake Breakfast at Applebees

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    Seat Inspection Station. Parents can stop bythe station (100 North Road) on the first

    Tuesday of the month from 2-6 pm or the

    third Thursday of the month from 7am-noon,

    and the certified technicians will ensure chil-

    drens safety seats are the correct type and

    properly installed.

    CFAS President Russi Champi comment-

    ed: It is a pleasure and honor for us to lead

    our squad for another year. 2013 was a phe-

    nomenal year in terms of volunteerism and

    new membership. Volunteerism is the epito-

    me of our motto, Neighbors HelpingNeighbors, and we are so thrilled that so

    many have opted to follow this journey.CFAS Chief Cris Champi added: CFAS is a

    wonderful group of people who unselfishly

    give of their time. We look forward to con-

    tinuing our teamwork with the police depart-

    ments, fire departments, DPWs and other

    dedicated community organizations and indi-

    viduals.

    To learn more about the Chester First Aid

    Squad, inquire about becoming a member, or

    make a donation, visit:

    www.chesterfirstaid.org or call the CFAS

    Office at: (908) 879-5560. CFAS is a501(c)(3) non-profit organization: all dona-

    Some of the 20+ new CFAS members who joined in 2013.

    Chester First Aid Squad...tions are tax deductible to the extent allowed

    by law and are greatly appreciated.

    About Chester First Aid Squad

    The Chester First Aid Squad (CFAS)

    located in Chester, NJ is a volunteer, nonprof-

    it, organization that provides emergency

    medical services to sick and injured residents

    of Chester and surrounding towns. CFASwas established in 1945 and became inde-

    pendent from the Chester Volunteer Fire

    Company in 1987. CFAS currently operates

    three ambulances and a support unit and con-

    sists of approximately 40 members, many of

    whom are certified Emergency Medical

    Technicians (EMTs). On average CFAS runs

    over 800 emergency calls a year. CFAS

    works closely with the Chester Vol. Fire

    Company, and Chester Borough and Chester

    Township Police Depts. In addition to these

    local organizations, CFAS works with other

    mutual aid squads in the area, hospital-based

    paramedics, and state and private aeromed-

    ical helicopters. For more information aboutthe Chester First Aid Squad, visit:

    www.chesterfirstaid.org.

    CFAS Media Contact:

    Sophie Rosenfeld, Community Relations

    Officer: sophie@thesbrgroup.