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ALERT Chairperson Presentation

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ALERT Chairperson Presentation

  1. 1. ALERTChairperson Orientation Disaster Preparedness and Relief October 11th 2012
  2. 2. Welcome and Congratulations!
  3. 3. Today we will be discussing…• Disaster Preparedness and Relief  Principles  Role of Chairpersons  Partnerships• Insights  Reported Disaster Relief Service Activities  Needs Assessment Survey Results• Resources  ALERT Guide  LCIF Emergency Grant• Questions 3
  4. 4. Global Disaster Preparedness and Relief 4
  5. 5. Disaster Preparedness Principles• Disaster Preparedness and Relief is a continuous cycle of taking corrective action in an effort to ensuring effective coordination during incident response by: ○Planning Plan ○Organizing ○Training Evaluate/ Organize/ Improve Equip ○Exercising ○Evaluating Exercise Train 5
  6. 6. Role of the ALERT ChairpersonsLions are often the first ones onthe ground as soon as a disasterhits a region• Conduct an analysis of what natural disasters are prone in your region •Work with your club to develop an ALERT Plan •Organize disaster preparedness activities and projects •Identify key partnerships in your area •Integrate Disaster Preparedness Principles •Plan, Organize, Train, Exercise, and Evaluate 6
  7. 7. Establish Local Partnerships Ways you can develop local partnerships:• Identify key disaster relief organizations in your region• Contact them and introduce yourself as a Disaster Preparedness and Relief Chairperson for Lions Clubs International• Communicate potential opportunities for collaboration and discuss a potential partnership• Collaborate with them on future projects 7
  8. 8. International Federation of Red Cross• IFRC works in regions all around the world providing disaster preparedness and relief services• Partner with your local IFRC agency• Blood Collection Partnerships  Lions in Khanpur Pakistan conducted a Blood Drive in Sept 26th 2012 with the Red Cross collected over 100 pints of Blood  Indonesian Lions partnered with the Red Cross in July and collected a total of 27 bags of Blood 8
  9. 9. Lions Commitment to Preparedness and Relief • During the 2011-12 fiscal year, reporting clubs dedicated nearly 588 thousand service hours to Disaster Preparedness and Relief • About 56% of those hours went to Blood collection services • Lions have engaged in a total of 16 thousand disaster preparedness and relief activities • Lions have served a total of 15,028,653 people in the current fiscal year under Disaster Preparedness and Relief services 9
  10. 10. Needs Assessment Survey Findings• NEEDS  Communication efforts between LCI and chairpersons should be enhanced (86%)  Increased service activity visibility is needed (72%)  The ability to promote and increase visibility of clubs’ service to the community was a need (75%)  Relevant activity planning resources for clubs (68%)  Means to share ideas and best practices with other chairpersons (63%)  Quarterly Newsletters would be most effective (75%)  Intercommunication through Chairperson-to-Chairperson online forums (57%) 10
  11. 11. Resources for Disaster Preparedness & ReliefALERT Chairpersons- appointed by district governors tooversee Lions disaster preparedness and relief efforts,develop emergency preparedness plans, andcommunicate with local disaster management authorities.• ALERT Planning materials (available on the LCI Web site):  Lions ALERT guide  Checklist – How to Develop a Lions ALERT Plan  Checklist – Personal Safety  Checklist – After a Disaster Occurs  View some Sample Plans in Action 11
  12. 12. ALERT Guide• Helps you identify the different levels of emergency• Teaches you how to organize a Lions ALERT Committee• Shows you how to develop an Emergency response plan• Introduces you to the four phases of emergency management• Provides you with basic planning guidelines• Gives you tools on how to communicate effectively during a crisis 12
  13. 13. LCIF Emergency Grant • Since 1985, the Foundation has been able to award more than US$36.7 million in disaster relief funds through this grant • Each year LCIF awards between US$1.2 and US$1.4 million in Emergency grants, mostly for flooding. • Lions district governors may apply for funds to help meet immediate needs such as:  Food  Water  Clothing  Medical supplies 13
  14. 14. Thank you for your participation Visit our website for more resources & contact me at: vanessa.avila@lionsclubs.org 14

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