May 2, 2017
Meeting was called to order at 7:30am. Eric Johnson led the flag salute.
Eric Johnson and Mary Budke.
Secretary corrected date on April 25 to read April 25. Sam Phillips corrected Brian Smith’s title to Police Chief not Fire Chief. Jack Glaubert moved and John Brewer seconded acceptance of April 25 minutes with the two corrections. Motion carried.
Steve Bearman said Eric Waterkotter will give a talk on Computer privacy and safety on Thursday, May 4 at 6:30pm at the Port Angeles Branch of the North Olympic Library System. President Kevin gave examples of Computer Spearheading, a type of phishing that makes a message look like it’s specifically for you BUT it isn’t, so DON’T open it.
Jack Glaubert said he and John Brewer attended the NorthOlympic Development Council Meeting where Lower Elwah CEO Michael Peters announced the new downtown hotel. Jack said Ron Allen, CEO Jamestown, will be a guest at the next meeting.
George Bergner said “Bike to Work” week will end with a special event at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday, May 20.
Steve Dueterman, President of the Boys and Girls Club Board, traced his business history and then his history of concern for those kids in need. He said 50% of the students in the area are eligible for free nutrition programs. He said there is a great need for a foster parent program, a safe place to go after school and a food program. The Mount Angeles View Complex, site of the Port Angeles Girls and Boys program, is too old (1942) and will be replaced. Location, growth (30%), efficiency (150 served in three buildings, when 300 could be served in one), equality with Sequim facility and redevelopment with a new State of the Art Complex will result in a big new program. Expanding from 6,000 square feet, in three buildings, to 16,000 square feet in one building, will allow for a gym, kitchen and meeting room.
One phase of the capital campaign to raise the $6.4 million needed is underway. A completion date in 2019 depends on funding, even though the State might give a little leeway if construction is started by 2018.
Steve said after school care is important as a big draw for those moving to the area.
Q & A and Comments
Q: National Affiliation?
A: There are 4,000 Boys and Girls Clubs in the country with each being an entity on their own even though they must meet standards of the National Association.
Q: Funding? Goals?
A: Site is still available during construction. Public campaign to start soon.
Q: Other Affiliations?
A: ONP, Schools, Businesses, YMCA, Churches and the City.
Q: Ages Served?
A: Serves ages 6 – 18. Boys & Girls transports students from school, by van or walking with them. Parents pick them up afterwards.
Other questions, answers and comments:
Volunteers and professional hep is needed and used for tutoring, cleaning, maintenance, food prep, parenting skills, summer lunch program (23,000 meals at 7 sites), donation of bikes, Toys for Tots, VIMO. Smile mobile, Apple health, Olycap, Physical exams, dispute resolutions, TAFY, Food Bank and swimming lessons.
May 9: Doc Robinson, Serenity House
May 30: NO MEETING
Meeting adjourned at 8:30am.