December 10, 2019
Meeting was called to order by Carol Johnson at 7:30am. Julie H. led the flag salute.
Matthew R. moved to accept Dec. 3 minutes, seconded by Kaj. Motion carried.
Citizen Tim, Deb Garrett, Rita, Brendan Meyer
Miranda announced that North Peninsula Builder Association’s gala is Thursday, December 12 at Vern Burton and they are looking for live auction items. Their partner charity is Salmon for Soldiers.
Hwy 112 Lions Club Pancake Breakfast on Sunday.
Edna reminded everyone about this season’s Panto performances.
Kitsap Bank has a giving tree, see Julie Hatcher for info.
Matthew R. moved to approve the PABA 2020 Budget based on 75 members at $55 member dues each, second by Gerry A. Kaj added membership increased $50 to $55 to balance the budget. Motion passed.
Jim McEntire talked about issue papers to come which follow the Government Affairs Regulatory Agenda for next year. Dept of Ecology is attempting to regulate stormwater countywide. Issue papers will be voted on at our December 17 meeting.
Carol stated the board’s proposed slate of officers for 2020 as Kaj Ahlburg, President; Edna Petersen, Vice President; Debbie Swanson, secretary; Debby Fuson, treasurer; Julie Hatch, board member, term one; John Brewer, board member, term two; Jack Glaubert, board member, term two. Carol called for additional nominations. None were named.
Andrew M. moved that the unanimous slate of officers be approved, second by Steve B. Motion passed.
Program: Valerie Brooks, CASA Coordinator
Valerie talked about what it’s like to be in foster care. The kids each have one volunteer, the one consistency from beginning to end of their case.
CASA volunteers each talked about cases of theirs. A court near the fairgrounds meets every Wednesday morning where they testify. Volunteers are legislatively mandated, and sign on behalf of the kids they represent.
Volunteers receive 30 hours of classroom training, observe in court twice, and participate in annual training. They average 10-15 hours per month in committed time, but that is an extremely low estimate. It depends on the type of case.
Andrew moved to extend the meeting for up to 15 minutes, second by Debby. Motion passed.
CASA is not adequately funded and receives no state funding. All funds come from the county and are used for staff. Friends of Clallam County CASA foundraises for them.
CASA suggests a volunteer meet with the child 2-3 times a month. The county requires case review every 3 months.
Randy would like a letter written to Rep. Tharinger asking to properly fund CASA coordinators. Approximately $200K a year funding has been taken away.
Santa’s Helper, Julie H., held raffle drawings.
Dec 17: Marc Abshire, Chamber of Commerce
Meeting adjourned at 8:44am.