March 14, 2017
Meeting was called to order at 7:30am. Brian Garrett led the flag salute.
Elsie Stevenson, Dr. Jerry Hauxwell and Laurie Mittman.
Matthew R moved and Jack G seconded acceptance of March 7 minutes. Motion carried.
Matthew R moved and Jon F seconded acceptance of March 13 Board minutes. Motion carried.
Betsy Reed Schultz was introduced as PABA’s newest member.
Three resolutions were presented:
- Kaj moved and George B seconded PABA support of the Clallam Transit Systems plan to provide bus service to the Bainbridge Island Ferry. Motion carried.
- Jim McEntire provided copies of a resolution urging support of Enrolled Second Substitute House Bill 5239 which covers availability of water and water rights.
- Jim also presented a Resolution urging County Commissioners and others to conduct bargaining negotiations of labor contracts at announced public meetings.
Kevin read a thank you note from Youth in Government students thanking PABA for its financial support.
Laurie Mittman handed out information about the revival of “The Big Hurt” which will be held this year on Sept. 23. Other races include the Oat Run on April 1 and the Goa Run on Sept 16. See BigHurtPA.com.
Mike McCarty, USAF, retired and SCORE volunteer presented a powerpoint on Businesses and their need to prepare for disaster whether it be fire, earthquake, or pandemic, etc. He said it does not matter how big your business is, your employees are your most important source. Continuity and planning are what might keep your business from being one of the 40 to 60% that fail after a disaster. Copies of a publication from the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety: “Stay open for Business, the easy way to prepare your business for the unexpected”, covers information on what each house / member / business should plot out ahead of time. It covers knowing your risks, your operations, your employees, your key customers, contacts, suppliers and vendors, your information technology, your finances, when to update you plan, and where to go for help.
Another publication he handed out is from FEMA and is entitled: “Every business should have a plan”, it’s main concern is how to stay in business after a disaster. Ready.gov
Mike reminded all that plans should be reviewed and updated at least every six months depending on changes in your business.
Several comments from PABA members included the importance of earthquake insurance and knowing where to go to set up a temporary business site. Earthquake preparedness is covered in Crew.org.
The EDEN – Extension Disaster Education Network is good for businesses and for your own home. It covers autos, assets, medicines, pets, etc.
Announcements – Part 2:
Matthew reminded all that he still has tickets to the Annual Lincoln Day Dinner on March 25.
Betsy Reed Schultz said she has tickets for the Captain Joseph House Fundraiser – March 25 – featuring an Elvis Presley impersonator.
Phil said the Big School Scholarship Fundraiser in Forks is this weekend.
George B. said the “Bike to Work or School” event will be at the end of May and they are looking for sponsors and volunteers.
March 21: Brian Smith, Chief, PAPD
Meeting adjourned at 8:30am