Minnesota Affiliate's 2009 Activity Report

January 8: Kevin Sheppard led a presentation about the need for placing AEDs in businesses.

January 9: Wendell Mogren and Gene Johnson told their SCA stories to a CPR-AED class.

January 21: Ray Eyler and Gene Johnson told their SCA stories to a retraining class of EMT/Paramedics to raise SCA and AED awareness.

January 28: Ray Eyler and Gene Johnson told their SCA stories to a class of CPR/AED trainees at Maple Grove Church as part of the Heart Rescue Program Grant, sponsored by Medtronic.

January 30: Affiliate members taught a CPR/AED class for eight employees of The Rhonda Company.

February 4: Members were invited to tell their stories and talk about SCA to a group of 21 firefighters of the Wayzata Fire Department.

February 5: Submitted two resolution on SCA and AEDs, both were passed to be forwarded to the District Democratic Farmer Labor Convention. Resolution 1: Bring physical education classes back into Minnesota school cirriculums. Resolution 2: Place AEDs next to every fire extinguisher in all state buildings.

February 13: Members told stories about SCA to Lakeville Business Association about placement of AEDs in private businesses.

February 14: Monthly affiliate meeting of MNSCASN at Lakeville City Hall.

February 23: Taught CPR and AED use to high school athletes at a girl's hockey tournament at Excel Energy Hockey Center.

February 29: Gave presentation at EMS Conference at Northland Inn, reviewed the physiology of SCA, discussed AEDs, and updated guidelines to CPR and AED usage.

March 5: Gave presentation to EMTs and paramedics who were attending a refresher course to keep their certification current, shared survivor stories and SCA knowledge.

March 6: Attended Heart on the Hill Day @ the Capitol, spoke with visiting senators and representatives about obesity, phys ed in schools, public health care, and heart disease and stroke.

March 8: Manned a booth and taught CPR and AED use to high school hockey players at tournament.

March 12: Gave presentation to EMTs and paramedics who were attending a refresher course to keep their certification current, shared survivor stories and SCA knowledge.

March 13: Monthly affiliate meeting of MNSCASN at Rochester City Hall.

March 15: Taught CPR and AED use to high school athletes at the girl's basketball tournament in the Metrodome.

March 26: Manned a booth at Take Heart Anoka health fair, there were speakers, CPR sessions, lunch, and information booths.

March 28: Manned booth and taught CPR and AED use to high school basketball players at tournament at the Metrodome.

April 17: Monthly affiliate meeting of MNSCASN at Medtronic Headquarters.

April 21-22: Affiliate representatives manned a booth at Duluth Police Convention, where they met police chiefs and obtained leads on SCA survivors who were shocked back to life.

May 27: Attended Mounds View City Council meeting for their SCA and AED proclamation week, thanked them for their efforts and reported recent saves in Mounds View.

June 1-7: After MNSCASN contacted public officials, Minnesota legislators voted to enact these days to SCA and AED Proclamation Awareness WEek.

June 12: Monthly affiliate meeting of MNSCASN at Boston Scientific Headquarters.

June 25: Gave presentation to EMTs and paramedics who were attending a refresher course to keep their certification current, shared survivor stories and SCA knowledge.

July 10: Monthly affiliate meeting of MNSCASN at Minnesota Airport Commission.

July 11-12: MNSCASN manned booth for the CPR and AED training session from Allina Hospitals, taught fair-goers about SCA and AED strategic usage and placement.

August 14: Monthly affiliate meeting of MNSCASN at River Falls Town Hall.

August 17: Manned a booth at Medtronic's 5K at Mounds View Medtronic Plant, educated runners about SCA and AEDs.

August 22: Manned a booth at Fire Prevention Safety Day, also gave presentation on stage.

September 11: Monthly affiliate meeting at Mystic Lake Casino, presented plaque to casino bosses who donated 200 AEDs to state patrol cars.

September 16: Met with students from EMT class at 916 Career Center, told survivor stories to three classes and showed videos of our organization and goals.

Septembeer 18: Sponsored dinner for SCA survivors at Holiday Inn in Bloomington, Minnesota.

October 1: Gave presentation to EMTs and paramedics who were attending a refresher course to keep their certification current, shared survivor stories and SCA knowledge.

October 4: Presented a re-enactment of an SCA attack and save on stage at the AHA walk-a-thon in rochester.

October 6: Told SCA survival stories to Brooklyn Park Fire Department.

October 10-11: 26 SCA survivors attended MNSCASN Survivor Summit at the Kaler Hotel, featured educational classes and motivational speakers.

October 30: Presented an AED and CPR demonstration to Hastings High School.

November 3: SCA survivors told their stories to Fridley High School students and talked about CPR and AED use.

November 5: Gave presentation to EMTs and paramedics who were attending a refresher course to keep their certification current, shared survivor stories and SCA knowledge.

November 13: Monthly affiliate meeting of MNSCASN at Boston Scientific Headquarters.

November 28: Manned booth at Minnesota High School Athletic League gathering for the High School playoffs.

December 9: Gave presentation to the Wayzata Fire Department, featured SCAA info and survivor stories.

December 21: Story on Channel 9 News about MNSCASN and how they teach high school students how to do CPR and use AEDs.


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