The Mane Lion

Brady Lions Club’s regular Thursday meeting last week was well attended. There were 22 members, one guest (Lion Ron Fible brought James Petty) and two individuals for the program. Lion Dr. Steve DeFiore has made amends. He not only attended the meeting, but he brought the program ‘on time! Peggy Magar, 9-1-1 Coordinator for the Concho Valley Council of Governments was joined by Orlando Rubio, who serves in a similar capacity for McCulloch County. Peggy explained some of the functions of her position, which include public education about the Enhanced 9-1-1 system and the many tasks that are performed by the operators at the Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs). She also explained how it is that calls from cellular phones are sometimes directed to the wrong PSAP. When using a cell phone, the radio signal goes to one of several surrounding ‘cells’ and is directed to the PSAP closest to that cell. The caller (that’s you and me) must be able to tell the 9-1-1 operator exactly where the emergency is. Only the address of the cell tower will appear on the operator’s display. Also remember that a 9-1-1 emergency is one in which there is an immediate threat to the safety of people or property. Don’t use 9-1-1 to ask directions or report something that happened hours or days ago. Attention all local lions’bring your families and meet at the Super S Food Store in Brady at 2:30 p.m. this Sunday, July 29. We’ll load the food and supplies in our vehicles and leave at 3 p.m. in a caravan for the Texas Lions Camp at Kerrville. Once there, we’ll prepare and serve the evening picnic meal for nearly 400 campers and staff. The campers, and some of the staff, are learning to live with diabetes. Along with those ‘We Serve,’ we’ll have a lot of fun. Don’t forget to bring your Brady Lions Club cap and vest.

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