At our November potluck, we will learn about how to be prepared for a variety of emergency situations, in terms of supplies to have on hand, important considerations, and vital skills, actions or responses, from someone who understands these topics very well. Rusel Hays is a retired army helicopter pilot. Prior to this role, he spent 2 years as an Airborne Ranger at the second ranger battalion. He also has accreditation in high altitude survival, Arctic survival, Ranger school, and the Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Officer's Course.
He moved with his wife Lisa to the Nashville area after a four year tour of duty in Korea. He has seven children and teaches JROTC at Ravenwood High School. Rusel enjoys sharing his knowledge of these topics as a way of helping others to build confidence in their ability to respond effectively in a crisis.
Transition Nashville is based largely upon principles of permaculture, earth stewardship and regeneration, community building, and sustainable living in all of its many and diverse aspects. As such, we also embrace a diversity of ideas, for this is how we build resilience into our own thinking and behavior. We honor this veteran, and are honored by his willingness to teach us a small portion of all he has learned.
Bring food to share: Vegetarian, vegan, carne all ok. Any dish (main, side, dessert, etc) ok. Please make it as local/sustainable as is practical. Please also list ingredients on an index card (for folks with food allergies, etc).
If possible, bring your own plate, bowl, utensils, etc. -- This really helps with the clean-up.
Site fee: $2 if you bring a dish, $5* if you don't. Children free.
* In keeping with our community principles, we strongly encourageeveryone to bring some food to share, if you are able.
Children: Always welcome, with legal parent/guardian.
Schedule & Program:
6:00 pm - Our traditional gathering time.
6:20ish - Dinner, announcements, and more socializing.
6:45ish - Dinner wrap-up, introduction to main program.
7:00 - MAIN PROGRAM
8:00 - Wrap-up & Closing
8:30 - Cleanup & Good-byes