2009 June

Monday, June 8th, 2009 - Pastime Lounge - 7:00 p.m.

Members Present:

Larry Surber
Heather DePriest
Nancy Diemert
LuAnn Burkhartsmeyer
Bonnie Weber
Kelcey Diemert
Chuck Hewitt
Frank Pehrson
Max Hofeldt
Keith Hanson
Richard Cronk

Guests:
Harold Miller
Roger Jergeson
Cheryl Schuldt

Old Business:

Christmas Lights - Letter to the Editor - Handled - Any Response?  Nancy Diemert

Water Tower Project - The Beet is on the tower!! Yay!  Go Chuck!  It cost $5,900 to paint it on the tower, and we still need to fundraise about $3,000 to cover the cost of the project.  Having a table setup at the reunion.

Chinook PTO - Donna Rasmussen - Has nothing to report on the scrolling marquees project.

All Class Reunion BBQ - Chamber BBQ Scheduled for Friday night of the reunion - Larry, Nancy, Heather, Bonnie, Keith and Keri will help organize this project.  Discussed to plan for 500 people.  Decided on Hamburgers, Chips, Beans and Salad.  Nancy to schedule a meeting to discuss the BBQ.  Richard Cronk offered to help with the BBQ also.

All Class Reunion - Need to decide who will be working the table to sell raffle tickets and memberships to the Chamber.  Heather has setup a timeframe slot and everyone can fill out when they want to work. 

Grants - Lynne will work on these as soon as her eyes are better.

Tables and Chairs Project - Purchased the Tables from Ace Hardware.  Enough 8' banquet tables for 400 people.  Purchased the Chairs through school company - purchased 300 of these - getting 100 from the School for the reunion.  We need to schedule a day to stencil the tables and chairs before the reunion.  Heather to schedule. 

Spurs and Saddles Show - Laura Kleinjan agreed to help - Heather sent her information.  She will be available to help with the project that day.   Keith said Sonny Obrecht has some great saddles and Bonnie offered to call them and ask them to bring them to the Spurs and Saddles show.  Lynne offered to call Bettie Jo Conner and Vonda Montgomery.  Larry to contact George Ortner and Jerry Stender.

4 Wheeler Raffle - 4-Wheeler is at Wells Fargo Bank - Need to sell tickets people!!!  Heather will go collect what is currently sold.

Jamiesons - Heather and Nancy nominated Jamieson Motors for the MSU Family Business Awards - need to contact them and remind them to submit their application - Heather to handle.

Sugarbeet Festival 2009
See minutes from the special meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 10th.

New Business:

Community Center - No new information on the project at this time.

Advertising on the Chameber Site - Keith discussed that he did not want Paula selling spots on the Chamber site, he suggested writing a letter to offer the ads for sale.  Decided and agreed upon.

Project Ideas:
Parade of Homes - Tabled until we have more time.
Food Festival - Tabled until we have more time.

Motions and Votes:
Larry moved to Accept Minutes, Nancy 2nd.

Treasurers Report:
We need to be careful how much we have spent, tables and chairs cost a lot and we still have to pay for the 4-wheeler.  We have not collected ticket sales for the 4-wheeler yet though; and we will receive rental income from the tables and chairs for the reunion.
$11,000.00 Operating Fund
$0.00 Water Tower Fund - Transferred to Operating

Next Meeting to be held Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 at Pastime Lounge at 7:00 p.m.

Meeting was adjourned at 9:08 p.m.

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