2008 October

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 at 12:00 p.m. at Wells Fargo Bank - Chinook

Members Present:

Larry Surber
Heather DePriest
Colleen Mulonet
Chuck Hewitt
LuAnn Burkhartsmeyer
Frank Pehrson Jr.
Deb Davies


Storage Shed Update:
Storage Shed is still on hold.

Old Business:
Grates around Trees on Main Street - Larry will check with the City to see if they will help cut them out.
Keough Fournier - Heather will call Sharples Jewlery.  JM Donovan otherwise.
Chinook PTO - Status of the Marquees.
All Class Reunion Breakfast
All Class Reunion Bracelets - Chuck
Russell Country Advertising - Need to decide on ad.
SBA Awards Nominations - Kelcey Diemert will handle - numerous categories, need to have nominated by Oct. 31st.

New Business:
There are 2 Hooded Sweatshirts available at Shore's Floral for $20 if anyone is interested.

Donation of $75.00 by Jacki DePriest, Moselle DePriest and Anita Magnuson.  Thanks ladies!
Made a suggestion of insulating the commercial building - possibly adding a kitchen too.  Next year we will contact Dave Taylor for possible use of heater.  Chuck to talk to the Fairboard about their intentions and the Chambers if we can get a grant to help fund the project.

Parade of Lights - Nancy unable to attend meeting.  Adding Santa's Toyland (Chuck Hewitt) to this year's festivities.  Santa's Toyland includes a self-propelled smaller vehicle that must be lighted and will be decorated like a toy.  Entry forms available at the banks or wherever a poster is posted.  Heather to make the poster for Chuck an demail.
Vendors - Lynne to turn over list to LuAnn for our files.  Colleen to handle vendors for the festival.
Alliance Church would like to do a nativity display.  Chamber agreed the more the displays the better and would like to encourage the church to do so.
Community Tree Lighting  - Need to address the issue of the lights on the trees (need replaced)  Chuck to contact Barb at NHS and suggested the chamber purchase new lights - agreed upon - unanimously.

Water Tower Project - Would like to get done by the All Class Reunion next summer - Chuck will be calling the painters and Moselle DePriest stated she would make a donation as long as it was the "old" beeter on the tower - not the one with the eggbeaters.

Sugarbeet Festival: 
Nancy & Larry  - BBQ
Alan & Mike - Car Show
Lynne and Colleen - Vendors
Rita and Vanessa - Parade
Thom MacLean - Fun Run
Tammy Bergman - Bed Races
Kay Blatter - Sugarbeet Growing Contest

Need to have Committee Chair Forms turned in soon.

Motions and Votes:
Larry Moved to accept Minutes - Voted - Unanimous

Treasurers Report:
There is $12,386.67 in the Wells Fargo Checking Account
There is $2,734.03 in the Water Tower Fund

Meeting was adjourned at 1:18 p.m.

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