Safety Ministry Report Annual Meeting January 2004
Jim Lewendowski really made the safety ministry his own this year. A security system was installed and he instructed everyone in it's use. Guest speakers were brought in to speak on safety issues. C.P.R. classes were provided for those who wished certification. All the locks were rekeyed and numbered keys were issued. A list of those who have keys is maintained. A safety protocol for using the building during the week was written and implemented. Our safety teams for locking the building up on Sunday were organized and scheduled. Also Jim provided police security for our processions for Pascha and helped with the sledding problem by getting the sledders removed from the parking lot. In the coming year Jim will be doing his usual great job and in addition hopes to revamp the security teams in order to get better attendance. Also he wishes to change the locks over to a keyless entry system similar to that which is used in hotels. All the wiring is in place and this system would be hooked up to a computer, which would be able to tell us who entered the building and when they arrived and left. Also with the new policy of allowing parishioners to use the fellowship hall for private events, Jim will coordinate security for these events as well. A class on self-defense for women only is planned for this year. Finally with the new mission parish using our building for their services, Jim will be coordinating with them concerning security issues as well.