Familiarize yourself with the Park’s new AED (Automatic Electro Defibrillator) machine on Thurs., Aug. 29, 2 p.m., in the Clubhouse.
This informal review is being presented by the Sutherlin Fire Department.
Many of us at Timber Valley have heart conditions and may suffer from a ‘SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST.’
“Research shows that the probability of survival goes up dramatically when CPR is performed, and when an AED is applied before an ambulance arrives.”
If you know how to use an AED or Automatic Electro Defibrillator you can save a life. Using an AED is easy and cannot harm the victim of Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
ZOLL’s AED Plus is equipped with Real CPR Help technology. The sensor in the pads lets the AED see each chest compression and lets you know how you’re doing. It guides you, with prompts and a real-time bar gauge, to the recommended depth and rate of compressions.
A back-lit display screen provides simultaneous text with every audio prompt, and a circle of lighted graphical icons that show what to do.
I’m sure you’re all remembering that our power is supposed to be off for much of the day tomorrow, Wednesday. I’ve been asked to make some suggestions about surviving this event unscathed… for you personally as well as your appliances and electronics.
Power Outage Ideas/Recommendations
1. After the power goes out, unplug your RV from the Park power pedestal. Later, after power returns for a few minutes, re-connect to the pedestal. This method makes it easy to protect all your appliances and electronics from surges or low voltage as the power comes back on.
2. If you can’t (or it’s inconvenient) to unplug your entire RV, make sure all large draw items (A/C’s, electric water heater, microwave, etc.) are unplugged or turned off. It’s also a good idea to unplug all complicated and sensitive electronics like PCs, printers, routers, and modems. Once power is restored and stable, just plug everything back in.
3. Keep freezers and refrigerators closed. Most units will retain enough chill to keep foods safe during outages of less than 8 hours.
4. If using a generator during a power outage, make sure your unit is unplugged from the Park pedestal to insure there’s no danger of power coming into your unit from both sources.
5. If using a portable generator for emergency power, take precaution that the exhaust isn’t finding it’s way into the RV interior. And, keep the generator on the slab or gravel and away from any grass or foliage. Remember, it’s dry and we don’t need a fire here in the park.
6. If the outage occurs during hot summer or cold winter days (and it’s supposed to be well above 90f tomorrow), it’s best to seek comfort elsewhere. The public library, shopping mall, movie theater, or other similar places are good places to find refuge.
7. As with any neighborhood, it’s good to check in on neighbors who you know may not be as mobile or able to get around as you.
8. During our outage on the 15th, I understand the Sutherlin Senior Center is going to be open to provide comfort to our residents. How’s that for community spirit?
I invite anyone to add your own ideas in the comments section of this post.
A big Timber Valley Welcome to new members Karen and Garrett Billington. They’re on lot 186.
Karen, Garrett… we’re all looking forward to getting to know you and having you brighten up our little RV community.
from Helaine, to help get your mind off the heat, wildfires, and an impending power interruption…
The following events or meetings have been changed due to the projected park-wide power outage next week.
TVCG Chicken and Dumpling Dinner: The Timber Valley Cooking Group’s Chicken and Dumpling dinner has been rescheduled from Wednesday to Friday, August 17th. The time is unchanged at 5:00pm. Please adjust the signup list if you aren’t able to attend on the new date.
Apple Users Group: The restart of the Apple Users Group will be postponed one week to August 22. Also, please note that the first hour (9 to 10) will be devoted to computers and the remaining hour (10 to 11) will be devoted to iPhones and iPads.
If you are aware of other changes due to the power outage this coming Wednesday Aug. 15, please let me know so I can add it here.
Addendum: as of this morning, August 10th, it looks like just about anything scheduled for the clubhouse for Wednesday, the 15th, is cancelled. Check the online calendar for the latest.
NOTICE: Electric Power to the Park will be off between the hours of 7:30am and 4:00pm on Wednesday, August 15th. The entire Park will be without electricity including the clubhouse, office, laundry room, and propane filling station. Generators will be allowed as long as you use common sense: Make sure the generator and it’s exhaust is well away from any dry grass, foliage, trees, bushes, etc. Keep the generator on your slab, paver patio, or gravel lot and well away from any plant material.
Reason for the outage: Pacific Power is replacing a power pole on State Street. This pole is part of the system that feeds our Park.
It’s expected to be warm again that day, so it might be best to get away. Maybe a day of shopping and restauranting, a trip to the coast, or take in a double-matinee at the theater. It’s what many did in the old days before A/C. In addition, if you have elderly or disabled neighbors it might be a good idea to check with them and see if they have plans to stay cool.
Watch for updates on the website and on Rained Out. If you haven’t yet signed up for Park alerts by Rained Out, this would be a great time to do so. Talk to Thom Hoch or Rob Hendershot if you need assistance. You’re always the first to know with RainedOut.
It appears the July 25, 2018 sign-up sheet for our next Wednesday (August 8) Breakfast and meeting, at Coco’s Cafe in Oakland has disappeared from the Club house. It was there Friday at 1 p.m. and missing at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday morning.
A temporary replacement sign-up sheet was circulated during the coffee and rolls group meeting on Saturday morning and a Replacement Sign-up sheet has now replaced it. Anyone who signed up before Saturday morning needs to sign the replacement sheet or telephone Rick at 541-315-2830 (and he will add them).
This is very important as Coco’s will be offering a breakfast buffet, prepared for our group only, and you have to be signed up to have food available for you. Thanks for your understanding and help
Rick De Young
Chapter 9 President (2018).
“The Apple Users Group” will resume weekly meetings starting August 15th. Anyone having an iPhone, iPad or Mac Computer is welcome and encouraged to come be a part of this group. We learn tips, techniques and new “stuff” from each other and solve problems together. We’ll meet Wednesdays from 9 to 11 in the clubhouse card-room. General focus during much of the first hour of each session will be directed to iPhones & iPads and will transition to Computers during the remaining time. Come, learn & share.
shared by Joan Larson
The Membership Committee welcomed new members David and Beverly Van Westen (lot 182), and Marc Tuggle (lot 18) during their orientation meeting on August 1st.
David, Beverly, Marc… We’re so glad you choose to make Timber Valley your home and that you’ll join us in helping to keep this the best little RV community in the West.
David & Beverly Van Westen