SAA Council Resolution Honors John A. LeGloahec

July 8, 2013

WHEREAS John A. LeGloahec is an unabashed fan of America's National Pastime; and

WHEREAS he is a strong believer in providing opportunities for fellowship outside the friendly confines of the formal Annual Meeting; and

WHEREAS he has, through his monogrammatic JAL Tours, channeled his enthusiasm for both baseball and archivists into thirteen memorable group outings to fourteen games during the past fifteen years; and

WHEREAS his growing fan base of SAA Annual meeting attendees has most recently experienced the San Diego Padres’ Petco Park (in 2012), the legendary Chicago Cubs’ Wrigley Field (in 2011), and the upstart Washington Nationals’ Nationals Park (in 2010); and

WHEREAS he has contributed significantly to the SAA social record by steering hundreds of SAA conference attendees to cheer on local teams, slug down ballpark franks and popcorn, and swill bad beer; and

WHEREAS he has ensured that messages welcoming the Society of American Archivists members – and JAL Tours! – have been shown in major and minor league ball parks throughout the land, contributing to positive public awareness of archivists and the organization; and

WHEREAS he and his subscribers have, during the past three years, generously and enthusiastically contributed a portion of the ticket price to the SAA Foundation’s Mosaic Scholarship Fund, raising more than $600 for this worthy cause;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Society of American Archivists recognizes and thanks John A. LeGloahec for contributing to the socio-cultural record of SAA and for hitting one out of the park for archives and archivists!