NEBRASKA STATE REACT COUNCIL
President Kevin Rahe called the Executive Board meeting to
order at on
Members present were:
Kevin Rahe, Blue River REACT, President
John Nixon, Dodge
Jenny Jacobson, Pawnee REACT, Secretary
Carrie Kasper, Pawnee REACT, Treasurer
Julie Brendle, Blue River REACT, District 2 Coordinator
Don Forke, Blue River REACT, Council Historian
Rachael Hilderbrand and Blaz, Blue River REACT
D. Ray Brown, Blue River REACT
Judy Rowley, Heartland REACT
David Proctor, Civil Air Patrol
Minutes were handed out and read; correction of (hot) to (how)
Motion to accept the minutes Julie Brendle, Dist 2 Coordinator
2nd by John Nixon, 2nd VP All in favor
Beginning Balance as of December 2007 $22.95
Deposit transfer from HHD $150.00
Check to Kevin Rahe for Cell Phone purchase $164.04
Service Charge $0.30
Ending Balance of Checking account $8.61
Savings Account Beginning Balance $75.56
Deposit/ transfer from HHD $532.25
Service Charge $5.00
Ending Balance $603.98
Husker Harvest Days Account $682.25
Transfer to Checking $150.00
Transfer to Savings $532.25
Ending Balance $0.00
*1 CD - $1000 plus interest
*A $500.00 CD was not purchased, money transferred to Savings; will be needed for upcoming Raffle prize.
Motion to accept the report and pay the bill for the phone – Jenny Jacobson, Secretary
2nd by Brian Lofgren, Dist 1 Coordinator All in favor
Letter from UNL, survey on Husker Harvest Days event, Carrie Kasper will fill out and return.
Letter from the IRS, REACT needs to fill out form 990; it is for the 503c status – not available yet on the Internet, Carrie will file when available.
Email from Red Cross – they received a grant for them to receive radios
Email – Legislature bill on Good Samaritan Law
Kevin showed the council a letter he sent to WE TV channel, asking for a copy of a program they aired; want to use parts of it for a public service announcement.
The Nebraska State Council web page is http://nebraskareact.tripod.com/
The State Council e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Nebraska REACT List run by Kevin Rahe, to subscribe send an E-mail to
NE-REACT-Lemail@example.com and you will be added to the list.
Heartland – quite winter, meet with new Douglas County Emergency Management Director, Paul Johnson; Information System – Code Spear will automatic notify cell, email, home phone and pagers in the event of an emergency. Training class for weather.
Pawnee – working on council items.
District One- Civil air patrol will work with REACT and we can help them. Civil Air Patrol is made up of Districts, Wings and Squadrons. Contact wing or local squadron if joint help is needed. Brian has the information on how to contact them.
Look for copy of MOU; State of NE Civil Air Patrol this region.
District Two- Blue River will need to use golf cart and letter sign for Homestead Days, getting ready for Spring weather and will be doing bingo and security for street dance during Homestead days.
District Four- no teams or coordinator
Capabilities list still needed from teams. Google Spreadsheet is real time on the internet and Kevin is looking into putting the capabilities list on this site. VOAD would like to have a broad Capabilities list for REACT.
Lighted Sign – New letters have arrived and look very nice. Also need to make or buy a trailer for the sign to be transported with.
Mobil Repeater has arrived; Council has approved the purchase of UHF adapters (2) and a duplexer. Kevin will be ordering the duplexer.
Motion by Jenny Jacobson, Secretary to purchase a Tom Tom Navigational system for $200.
2nd by Carrie Kasper, Treasurer
Motion by Jenny Jacobson, Secretary to purchase 2 packages (400 each) for $21.00
2nd by Brain Lofgren, Dist 1 Coordinator
Lighted traffic cones – price was wrong, Tractor Supply carries cones but they do not light up.
Guidelines for Council Events – type up for Spring Conference
Spring Conference will be April 19 at USA Steak Buffet, in
Promotional Items – notepads/hard cover with pen; Carrie brought a sample to show.
Motion to get notepads with logo for under $50.00 – Jenny Jacobson, Secretary
2nd by Carrie Kasper, Treasurer All in favor
VOAD will have a table at State Fair; council dues for VOAD membership were paid.
Fall Conference will be
August campout will be August 23 at Branched Oak,
Next meeting will be at the Spring Conference in
The meeting adjourned at
Jenny Jacobson, Secretary