Team Meeting – July 2019

SDMRT Team Meeting

Wednesday July 10th, 2019 1900 COC

Committee Reports

Treasurer: TJ Tischer

Treasurer’s Report June 30, 2019

  • Checking & PayPal Accounts: $34,424.41
  • Cash Receipts: $39.00 A
  • Cash Disbursements: ($843.72) B

Cash Receipts

  • Reduction in Mt. Langley permit: $24.00
  • Team stores: $15.00

Cash Disbursements:

  • Payment to Verizon ($50.08)
  • Purchase of 5 antennas from Smiley Antenna Co. (10% discount, $13.09 credit with them now) (132.64)
  • Reimbursement to Hugo for team awards plaques ($172.80)
  • Payment to NFP for general liability and management insurance (661.00)


  • $500 check to county for COC still outstanding
  • $118 payment made to US Postal Service for PO Box on 7/5/19
  • There is an account set-up error in chart of accounts due to mtn. climb permit cancellations/reductions. TJ to resolve
  • Insurance certificate submitted to Faith Mitchell with SDCOE for July training
  • Just received $1000 check from Viasat

Operations: Tony Rolfe

  1. Meeting Cadence: Quarterly
  2. Hugo and ITC group have met, to discuss with board
  3. 9/25 – Angeles Mutual Aid – Searchers: Will P, Rob B, Marshall M, Bill M, Steve Herman, Frank Ortega – ITCs: Mark, Hugo, and Dennis

Training: Tony Rolfe

  • Mtn. Climbs done
    • Some successful, some not
    • No injuries
  • Search – this weekend
    • Cuyamaca outdoor school
    • Sign up for the potluck!
    • Car camping, but in a lot
    • Sharon planned, Tony leading in field
  • Medical scope of practice
    • Mark reached out to county
      • Got positive response from one person, generic from another
      • County doesn’t seem interested in adding classification for WFR, likely nothing to change in the short term
    • Still in discussion with county
  • Desert
    • Lindsey planning

Sherriff Liaison: Hugo

  • Eric Hanigan attending team meetingsEven quarterly is useful if not every one
  • Eric H – rope rescue course starts soon
  • Eric H – thanks to Waterman search ITCs and searchers


  1. Resignations: Eitan
  2. LOAs:
    1. Justin Berg – military deployment to Jan’20
    2. Mitch McKnight – to 5/7/2020

Old Business

  1. Old Slide Digitization
    • Have folder of pictures, Nick to send out this month
  2. Training plans and slide shows stored for reference
    • SDMRTarchive (not archives)
    • Repository of documents
    • Tony working on it
  3. Team strategy for technology
    • Tech committee of Jeff, Dennis (leader), Adam
    • Computers all updated
    • Jeff working it
    • Nick looking into printer donation
  4. Radio reprogramming
    • Nothing major
    • Sub-committee met to chat on communications and talked to Riverside since we work with them a fair amount
      • Sent the proposal we are considering, they never responded
  5. New gear
    • Carabiners ordered
    • Omni blocks ordered
    • Aztecs on backorder
    • Ropes, working to match color, on backorder

New Business

  1. Recruitment
    • Sign-up for places we can put up posters
    • Grab a couple and get the word out
    • Sept 11th is the interest meeting
    • Contact rangers first for Mission Trails
  2. Kristin managing Instagram account
  3. TJ – ops manual
    • We should really have one for new members
    • Need to re-create
    • To be brought to training committee meeting
  4. Waterman Search
    • For in county searches, they take precedence over trainings so always be prepared to go from a training to a search

Adjourned: 1955