July 25, 2017
Meeting was called to order at 7:30am by Vice President Matthew Rainwater. Matt Acker, majority co-owner of the Port Angeles Lefties baseball team, led the flag salute.
Jack Glaubert moved and Edna Petersen seconded acceptance of the PABA meet minutes from July 18, 2017. Motion carried.
Guests introduced themselves and several announcements were made from the floor of upcoming community events.
There were two programs on the agenda for today.
Shana Scott, Executive for the Mount Olympus District, Boy Scouts of America, talked about the efforts to start a Sea Scout program in Port Angeles.
She said Sea Scouts provide a range of adventurous opportunities for youth, male and female, age 14 to 21. The Sea Scout mission is the same as the Boy Scout mission: “to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices and to internalize the Scout Oath and Law … we just do that on boats,” said Scott.
Lefties majority co-owner, Matt Acker, told the audience that his West Coast League collegiate-level baseball team will return next year for its second season and promised a “Big Announcement” about the team on August 5.
He said that Civic Field attendance is averaging more than 1,200 people per game, which places the first-year team right in the middle of 11 league squads in attendance rankings. That includes gate receipts and season ticketholders, of which there are 450.
The Lefties, although 20-27 overall before this evenings game, also still have a chance for post-season play, Acker said.
Acker’s presentation was covered by reporter Paul Gottlieb of the Peninsula Daily News.
The PDN Story: Lefties will be back next year, co-owner says
Meeting adjourned at 8:30am.