The meeting was called to order by Philippe Cras at 1:08 pm. Philippe led the pledge and Jim led the prayer.

Introduction of members was completed.

The minutes were approved.

Treasurer’s report:  Chris reported that the treasurer had a balance of $ $1727.78.


The speaker was Michael DeMasi, Chief of Emergency Management for the US Army Corp of Engineers in Galveston.  He spoke on disaster response.


The election was held and Chris, Susan and Millie were reelected to the board.

Member Updates

Philippe acknowledged Service Master as a sponsor for CRTF.

Each board member discussed their area of membership.

Churches (Susan) stated that Holy Comforter’s 1st annual October Fest was a great success. She also stated that the monthly food drive would be held at the Kingwood College Campus on Wednesday, December 7 due to finals, and that there would be no food drive in January 2017.

Civic (Millie) stated that HAAM, The Mission and other agencies are getting ready to distribute  Thanksgiving and Christmas food and toys.  All of these agencies are accepting donations.

Communications (Leroy) Nothing to report.

Government (Chris) Nothing to report.

Medical (David) stated that the flu season has arrived and the Zika virus is still around.

Schools (Chery) stated that Humble ISD is still working towards preparedness for all schools in the district.  Dr. Walker from the Lone Star College System stated that there would be a drill at Kingwood College on November 17, 2016 and that they needed evaluators and/or observers for the drill.

Other (Philippe) stated that CRTF was working with AVFD for a new logo and that CRTF is trying to bring value to the group so training will become very important.

New Business


Members in attendance were

LeRoy Harrison, Arlene Holmes, Cheryl Vital, David Cramer, Susan Cotton, Lynn Cheney, Mike Sutton, Denise Chatam Walker, Jim deMasi,  Millie Garrison, Mark Linabury, Solomon Cook, Alice Rekeweg, Glen Rekeweg, Phillippe Cras, Larry Dangerfield, & Chris Green.

The meeting was adjourned by Philippe at 2:05 pm.

The next meeting will be held JANUARY 13, 2017 at 1 pm  at AVFD.