Membership in the 200 Club of Burlington County

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200 Club of Burlington County
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The owner and president of New Jersey-based Edward J. Post Company, Inc, Lisa Post is a surety bond professional with over 28 years of experience in the field. Lisa Post began her career in 1973 in the military when she enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps. Holder of an MS in health administration, she was later promoted to 2nd Lt. by direct commission in the Medical Service Corp. Outside of her professional life, she is involved in social activities and is one of the executive board members of the 200 Club of Burlington County.

The 200 Club of Burlington County is a non-profit organization based in New Jersey. Founded in 1990, the prime mission of the club is to help the injured or fallen members of the state, county, and municipal police and fire and emergency medics and their families by providing them with assistance and support. The organization also honors public safety professionals through performance awards, advanced training awards, and scholarships.

Anyone interested in supporting this volunteer-based mission is welcome to join. However, the membership must be approved by the 200 Club of Burlington County board of trustees. New members are asked to pay $200 for their membership in the first year and $100 each subsequent year. In the case of corporate members, corporations pay $1000 for the initial membership and $500 annually thereafter. The membership fees are tax deductible.

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A Decade of Armed Forces Freedom Rides

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Armed Forces Freedom Ride
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A former member of the armed forces and elected official, Lisa Post currently serves as president and owner of the Edward J. Post Company, Inc., a New Jersey-based surety bond company. Lisa Post is the treasurer for the Burlington County Military Affairs Committee (BMAC) and an active supporter of its many events, including the Armed Forces Freedom Ride.

The first Armed Forces Freedom Ride took place in 2007, and the event has raised more than $300,000 since its inception, with proceeds divided between BMAC and the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation. Beginning at Barb’s Harley-Davidson in Mount Ephraim, New Jersey, the 1,000-plus riders are led by law enforcement and military vehicles under a giant American flag, which is suspended from ladders of area fire trucks. The ride generally takes about one-and-a-half hours and is followed by a festival featuring food, music, vendors, and sporting activities.

The 2016 Armed Forces Freedom Ride was held on May 22 and featured alumni from the Philadelphia Flyers, US Congressman and former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Jon Runyan, and several active duty military members from McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Joint Base, which is where the ride finishes.

Helping the Nation Train Its Next Generation of Military Recruits

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Lisa A Post, Medford

Since 1988, Lisa A. Post has owned and operated Edward J. Post Company, Inc., a surety bond business based in Medford, New Jersey which she purchased from her father. A veteran of the United States Army and the Army Reserves, Lisa A. Post also supports organizations and activities that increase understanding between the military and civilian sectors.

She recently prepared to participate on a team assisting Congressman Tom MacArthur, who represents Medford in New Jersey’s District 3, in the selection of candidates for admission to US military service academies.

The team’s job involved interviewing applicants and making recommendations on their requests for admission. The duties of members of Congress include submitting nominations of young people who live in their districts for matriculation at service academies. Potential applicants may request such a nomination from members of the House of Representatives or the Senate, as well as from the vice president of the United States.

Members of Congress may nominate candidates for enrollment in the US Military Academy at West Point, the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, the Naval Academy at Annapolis, and the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. The Coast Guard does not request a congressional nomination.

In order to be eligible, applicants must be US citizens above 17 years old but younger than 23. They must not be able to claim any dependents, and must demonstrate their fitness to take on the health, fitness, and academic requirements of a military academy.

About the Pinelands Regional CERT

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The Pinelands Regional CERT
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Lisa A. Post is the owner and president of surety bond agency Edward J. Post Co., Inc. As a Medford, New Jersey resident, Lisa A. Post also serves as a member of the Pinelands Regional Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). The Pinelands Regional CERT, a group of certified and trained citizens, helps local communities in emergency situations.

Responding to the cities of Medford, Bass River, Tabernacle, and Shamong, the Pinelands Regional CERT is comprised of over 130 members, all of whom have completed CERT training from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Pinelands Regional CERT participates in training exercises and programs provided by local fire stations, electric companies, and FEMA. They operate under the direction of the Tabernacle Office of Emergency Management.

Those seeking to join the Pinelands Regional CERT must first go through basic training in areas like first aid, emergency management, disaster simulation, and medical operations. Training typically takes about 18 hours to complete, scheduled in chunks of two to four hours. Training courses and equipment are provided for free.

If you are not in the Pinelands area, your local community may already have a CERT program. If not, you can learn more about starting one at FEMA.gov.