Wednesday January 23, 2001
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
· Charlie Losoya Young - DLT Project Coordinator, RAIN Network
· · Lou Detwiler - Teacher, Piru School
· Chris Pavik - Teacher, Piru School
· Cindy Escoto - Librarian, Piru Library
· Stefanie Acosta Piru Nieghborhood Council
·· Victoria Lopez - Community Youth
· Eleazan Lopez - Community Youth
· Sofia Lopez - Community Youth
· Javier Hurtado - Community Youth
· Pete Hurtado - Community Youth
· Sean McCoy - Community Youth
· Eric Talley - Community Youth
· Yolanda Mejia - Community Youth
· Juana Buerra - Community Youth
- Meeting Agenda -
1) Review of last CTAC meeting and issues discussed
2) Initial council agenda items: Lou Ditweiler introduced
Charlie Young as the new DLT representative to the Piru CTAC
3) Outreach for a Piru Technology Master Family - Previous
attendee, Ms. Lopez unable to make the meeting. She is attending
night school in order to qualify for her teaching credentials.
Mr. Young will contact Susan to schedule a time, preferably
on a Saturday to deliver the computer. Lou Detweiler will
make a list of other individual families that are interested
in the Technology Master Family.
Additional requests for Ms. Acosta of the Neighborhood Council
recommended computers in different locations indicated that
the Boys and Girls club has a lot of youth, and families who
are active at the facility. However, to warehouse the computers
there would not be feasible because of security concerns.
The Sheriffs station had offered their facility for about
ten computers. This would be readily accessible to the community.
Security would not be a concern.
Telephone lines are an issue. The need for additional hookups
for Internet accessibility.
4) Formation of a Piru Youth Technology Corp s-
Previous discussions centered around projects that the YTC
could assist with such as GIS Mapping, Topographical mapping
and Video camera shoots. Lou recommended that the YTC group
could focus on onlin mapping as a tool for Tourists who are
visitng the area. However, the CTAC group recommended that
a Saturday orientation workshop be organized to provide the
youth and people in the community an educational opportunity
to learn more about technology The group recommended holding
an educational and information workshop on Saturday, March
3, 2001 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.. Potluck lunch could
be provided, as well as a concert. Some ideas tossed around
by the council consisted of topics listed below:
Introduction to computers
Introduction to the Internet
At this workshop, Lou Deitweiler and other members of the
CTAC council offered to coordinate and offer short presentations
such as creating a community GIS map, career counseling, and
other miscellanious activities to be enjoined in the workshop.
It was recommended that RAIN assist in this orientation. Charlie
Young informed the council that RAIN could provide and assist
in workshop presentations. However, it would have to be approved
by the Director of RAIN.
The workshops could be held at the PIRU community Center,
and the Boys and Girls club. WEBB TV is available for demonstration
of the internet, computer configuration, and other training
offered to the community.
Opportunities would be offered to illustrate how the YTC could
promote, educate, and maintain information that is critical
to such areas of the community in issues related to health
Ø For example: GIS could save lives by obtaining important
information such as parcel numbers, addresses, post office.
This is relevant especially for 911 calls. Ambulance need
to locate the Correct addresses of emergency calls.
5) Piru Community Calendar- Mr. Kurt Ingalls a local member
of CTAC was unavailable to give information on the Piru Community
Calendar. Charlie Young will contact Kurt to assist the CTAC
committee with this endeavor. He has been trained by RAIN
staff on its use.
6) Location needed for hosting community computer/internet
Hosting, and training of local residents- The council recommeded
computer training could be offered initially at the Piru Library.
At the last meeting attendees asked around the community for
locations for community involvement and training. Some training
could be offered at the Boys and Girls Club, Community Center,
and the Sheriffs station. If there is a lot of demand for
training it can be offered at the Piru School computer lab.
Fliers can be handed out, posted at the Post Office, and markets
such as the Sanchez Market.
7) Piru Clinic- Representative Ms. Alamitto was unable to
meet with the CTAC group this evening. Charlie Young will
contact the clinic to review its facility and the telemedicine
station, which could be used for doctor training and community
wellness. The telemedicine units with the KIOSKS have been
ordered. - Who can coordinate locally to see what health issues
people would like to learn more about and who would participate?
Meeting attendees decided unanimously that Diabetes is the
most important issue in the community and would make a great
topic for a community wellness day.
8) Piru School teacher Mr. Chris Pavek is working with GATE,
and rural education community to present, and work with local
students on a video piece about the history of Piru, which
can be integrated into RAIN's youth programs and the Piru
website. Lou Deitweiler, Cindy Escoto, and Ms. Alvarez will
work with Mr. Pavek to continue the work in progress for the
8) YTC-Representatives Ms. Lopez and other students involved
recommended working with Mr. Deitweiler in refurbishing and
restoring computer hardware. Many students would see this
as a career-training enhancement for future careers. Students
are active in the GIS program. However, a GIS monitor is needed.
Charlie Young informed the council that RAIN has ordered the
tools. 9) SESPE- Members of CTAC, and YTC recommended that
additional outreach is one of the main pushes for computer
training. The council at the next meeting would address this
10) Reminder of upcoming calendar events:
5:30 - 6:30, CTAC, YTC Meeting- Date: February 21 Location:
7:00 - 9:00 - Piru Neighborhood Civic Council Date: February
21 Location: Boys & Girls Club.
Workshops: RAIN, Computer Training, Technology, GIS.
- Meeting Adjourned -