March 8, 2016
President John Brewer called the meeting to order at 7:32am. Steve Berman led the flag salute. Guests included: Mathew Rainwater, Kathryn MacGeraghty, Heidi Simpson, Debby Spinks, Jerry Stewart and Randy Frederick.
Minutes were read and Edna moved and Andrew seconded that the minutes be accepted. Motion carried.
Jon Fager presented a check to Heidi Simpson, from the YMCA to help pay for meals for youth attending Legislative Week in Olympia. Heidi said the event is so successful that 27 students have signed up.
Edna reviewed the welcome home event for the Coho. She said there was a great turnout, great food and great fun. Well, maybe she didn’t use those exact words, but close to it. Phil thanked Edna and all her committees for all their work. He said the ferry crew was impressed and delighted.
Phil announced that the annual Forks High School Scholarship Auction will be March 19 and 20. The event brings in between $80,000 and $100,000 every year. Any Forks student going on to college can expect to share some of the funds.
Andrew, the PABA Representative to the Chamber, said Chamber is rebooking at its meeting schedules. Monthly lunch, breakfast and board meetings are planned. Andrew will report back on all decisions. Call Executive Director, Mark Abshire, with comments and concerns.
Port Commissioner Connie said each candidate went through 45 minutes of questions and answers. A work session is planned for this Friday. Stephanie recorded the candidate sessions if anyone wants to follow them on Clallam Public Eye.
Harry Bell called for a Governmental Affairs meeting right after today’s PABA meeting. His committee will have the program next Tuesday.
Dale Wilson asked for help on an incident that occurred during the Welcome Home event last Saturday.
Andrew said it might be a beautiful day in Port Angeles but not if you have been the victim of computer hacking or identity theft. PABA member Kevin Holt, from the Washington Small Business Development Center said there are 27 such centers in the State and 1400 in the United States. His powerpoint presentation highlighted employee theft and crime, not backing up with a backup plan and heaven forbid leaving password information on post-its on your screen or desk. Data is money so be aware of social engineering, phishing, threats, identity theft, hacking, doxing, and crypto extortion. A basic backup strategy will save time, money and lost data. Always check what you are doing and don’t be afraid to seek professional help.
Q & A Period
Online backup companies, metadata, Alexa, bit coins, spam files, phone apps?
Andrew moved and Edna seconded extending the meeting 15 minutes. Motion passed.
Other questions had to do with internet insurance, credit card chips and ATM hacking.
Meeting adjourned at 8:38am.