April 23, 2019
Meeting was called to order by Carol Johnson at 7:32am. Mark L. led the flag salute.
Thought of the Day:
Peggy gave a history moment.
Jack G. moved to accept April 16 meeting minutes, second by Rob O. Motion carried.
Mary Budke from Boys & Girls Club.
Carol said May 28 there will be no meeting.
Jack said the first wall has gone up for the new Jamestown hotel in Blyn.
Mandy T. announced a potluck meeting at Crescent Bay Lions.
Jon introduced Brent Powell from Coldwell Banker as a new member.
Program: CEO Len Borchers and PA Branch Manager Nancy King from the YMCA
Len talked about their focus on:
- Youth Development – “After The Bell”. They host 150 students, sports and camps.
- Healthy Living – “Exercise and Thrive” for cancer survivors, “Fit 5” for kids, group exercise.
- Social Responsibility – Adopt a Highway, member support program. Earned revenue can help support program and those who can’t afford whole membership. Dennis Watson Memorial Fund also exists to help middle school students.
Len talked about the expansion to Sequim when SAR closed, with help from the Opportunity Fund in the amount of $750K.
The YMCA incorporated in 1948 in Port Angeles but started as a reading room for sailors and lumberjacks in 1892.
Nancy said 7th graders are given a membership for one year because that age group is most impressionable. First Friday is family night every month and 150-250 people attend. They work with DAV, Peninsula Behavioral Health and Lefties. People can check out a membership through the library. They also work with the food bank to supplement their program.
Nancy told stories of how the Y has made a difference in our community. There is opportunity for businesses to sponsor their golf tournament on Sept. 21st at Cedars at Dungeness.
Jack asked about expansion of their building in Sequim. Len said they are starting to look at it because they are full, but it will be awhile.
Mandy asked about childcare onsite. There is, while in the facility, as well as their after school program.
Kelly J. mentioned membership reciprocity nationwide.
Jon asked how they work with the Boys & Girls Club. In Sequim, the Y has no after school programs because the Club does that. They complement each other.
Sam asked about the food bank numbers. The answer was they support 110 kids weekly. They are the primary food provider in Jefferson County.
The Y has a local advisory board in each community and operate committees within them. They are looking at a teen center and more childcare / after school programs.
They also have a Youth in Government Program.
PA Swim Team and Club can use the Sequim Y pool and they are working on the contracts.
The City of Sequim has pulled back their Human Services funding and want service providers to band together with one lead. The Y is working on a 3-year contract with Sequim to be that lead.
Nancy talked about day camps with the addition of one for 4-5 year olds. They offer $2 showers for homeless with valid ID because they are screened.
Board members and PABA members discussed how the Y helped them and expressed appreciation.
April 30: Black Ball Ferry
Meeting adjourned at 8:25am.