learned in recent years that disaster can strike at almost any time
in many ways---hurricane, tornado, flood. Being prepared for
these and other types of disaster has become a matter of awareness
and common sense.” So begins the Parish Pandemic Plan, approved by
the Vestry on April 25, 2006.
of St. Aidan’s are encouraged to add
a flu pandemic
the list of possible disasters for which education and preparedness
The Disaster Planning
Committee (DPC) has been at work for three months educating
themselves and creating the Parish Pandemic Plan.
for the St. Aidan's Parish Pandemic Plan (PDF format)
the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services (HHS) document "Pandemic Flu Planning for
Individuals and Families"
A few copies are also
available in the Narthex.
charged the DPC to now focus on how St. Aidan’s leadership will lead
the congregation if and when a pandemic, or any disaster, occurs in
our area. In the weeks ahead, the DPC will offer an educational
seminar (at a time to be determined) that will share with you our
vision for caring for one another and continuing our life of prayer
and service even in difficult and trying times.
If you have
questions, please contact any of the DPC Committee, which falls
under Pastoral Care, Clark Miller, chair. Committee members: Elwyn
Alexander, Dr. Ruth Clemens, Jerry Hood, Carole Maddux, Theo Manos,
Julie Michelitch, and Fr. Rob Wood.