March 2013 EPWA Meeting: American Red Cross-What We Are, What We Do, & Citizen CPR

  • Tuesday, March 12, 2013
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • American Red Cross


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Meeting Chairwoman: Lesa Phillips

American Red Cross:
Who We Are, What We Do, & Citizen CPR

Speaker:  Breeze Ettl
American Red Cross Chapter Executive for Berrien & Van Buren Counties

Tuesday, March 12

5:30p.m. Networking
6:00p.m. Dinner & Meeting

Reservations Due By Thursday, March 7

Speaker Topic

Learn about what multiple roles the American Red Cross plays in Berrien and Van Buren Counties.  If a disaster strikes a business, 85% affected then go out of business.  Learn about the Ready Rating Program, a program for businesses to be prepared and resilient if faced with the devastating effects of a disaster.

Speaker Bio
Breeze Ettl is celebrating her first year anniversary with the American Red Cross in March. Breeze feels very fortunate in professional career to have landed where her heart lies.   She feels that working with the Red Cross is a full circle in her life…starting as a Red Cross trained lifeguard, waterfront director and junior leader in her youth at the YMCA.  “The American Red Cross allows me to live my visions and values that I learned way back then every day.”  She is very pleased to be involved and entrenched in the community where she lives in several different capacities.  She is also the President of the Board for 100 Women Strong, she is on the Chamber Services Committee for the Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce, is a St Joseph/ Benton Harbor Rotary member and served on the Berrien County Local Board for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program.   In her personal life Breeze and her husband Fritz are members of the St Joseph River Yacht Club and are avid sailors.  In the summer their boat lives in Holland at Eldeans Marina.  She also loves to cook, paint and garden.

Meeting Location
American Red Cross
3838 Niles Road
St. Joseph, MI  49085

Take Niles Road South over 1-94, go past Maiden Lane and the Road to Life Church, The Red Cross Building is on the right.

Meal Cost $18 Members / $28 Trial Members & Guests

Buffet Dinner
Pork Tenderloin Medallions in Thai Curry Rub topped with Mango Chutney Sauce, Roasted Root Vegetables, Asian Inspired Tossed Salad, Dessert, Coffee and Beverages.
You may bring your own adult beverage. No cash bar available.

Questions?  Reach Jo Ann Bertrand by email at or by phone at 269-235-9030.

If paying by mail, please remember that you still need to make your reservation on the EPWA website.

Send payment to:
Jo Ann Bertrand
902 Eagle Point Drive
St. Joseph, MI 49085
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