MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM OUR COUNCIL!
In 2015, we are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Kingsport Area Safety Council. On this site you will find links to who we are, our Mission and Vision, our Board of Directors, annual events that are sponsored by our organization, and other projects that we have supported. KASC provides a great opportunity for networking and promoting safety throughout our region. In 2012, we were awarded the International Safe Communities of America Award through the National Safety Council, highlighting the successful relationship we have forged with area businesses, organizations, and individual members. We welcome your support of KASC.
Calendar of Events
The Board of Directors Meeting was held on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at the Eastman Contractor Training Center in Kingsport. The next Board meeting will be held on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at the same location. Announcements will be mailed to Board Members.
The November Community Safety Awareness Meeting was held
on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the Eastman Lodge in
Kingsport. Dr. Richard Strang, Environmental Affairs Director at Eastman, spoke on Hazardous Materials programs and emergency response capabilities at their facility. Attendees gave a cash donation of $335.00 that was taken to Second Harvest Food Bank by Brenda Lowder. Air Products also provided a $250.00 check, bringing the total for this year's gift to $585.00. The next CSA meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Picadilly Restaurant in Kingsport. Dr. Testerman of Wellmont is scheduled to speak.
On behalf of the KASC
Christmas Benevolence Program, Tommy Hughes of Kingsport City Services presented a check to Pamela
Johnson, Family Advocate for Children's
Advocacy Center. Apostolic Lighthouse also teamed up with KASC to provide a luncheon for the Salvation Army. Angela Morris of American Red Cross provided presents for two Salvation Army Christmas Angels. More projects are being completed prior to Christmas.
On Wednesday, October 22, 2014, several KASC members stuffed 1,000 Halloween treat bags that were distributed to local youth for promoting safety. Several companies provided candy and toys for use in this project.
2014 Annual Recognition and Awards Banquet
The 2014 Annual Awards/Recognition Banquet and election of Officers/Board Members was held on Thursday, September 25 at Domtar Cabin in Kingsport. Special thanks to Brenda Lowder, Pearl Dotson, and Past Presidents and our corporate sponsors for you efforts and support. See KASC Awards.
The Seminar Committee met in June for review of last year's event. On October 30, 2014, this group met again to begin work on the 2015 30th Annual Safety Seminar scheduled for May 13th, 2015. A lot of effort and commitment is required to ensure this event is successful. Thanks to this special staff and all of our corporate sponsors.
The Fall Accident Avoidance Workshops were held at Bristol Motor Speedway (Visit AAWS website for information/application). KASC is a sponsor of these events, providing four grants to promote participation. "Homer" Stillwell has conducted this exceptional drivers training course in our area for several years, resulting in exceptional testimonials from participants and parents.