2009 December

Chamber Meeting December 6th, 2009 - Pastime Lounge - 7:00 p.m.

Members Present:

Larry Surber
Heather DePriest
Max Hofledt
Richard Cronk

Krystal Steinmetz


Banner for chamber- Ordered, have not seen it yet from Kellie Rasmussen.

Parliamentarian- Nancy Diemert to report on this at next meeting.  Ali Molyneaux and Lynette Finley possibilities?

Rest Area
Report from Commissioner Meeting from Thom, Larry, Mike

Annual Banquet - Decided to do either March 20th, 27th, April 3rd, or 10th.
Moax Moved, Richard 2nd, Voted Unanimous.  Heather will schedule and email everyone after talking with Art, Bill and Valerie.  Decided on MARCH 20th, 2010!


CTEP FUNDS - Krystal Steinmetz was a guest speaker at this meeting.  She asked the Chambers Goals and spoke about CTEP funds and what they can do for the community.  As of right now, the City of Chinook has 58,000. In funds to be allocated at a 13.42% match.  Projects that are eligible are:  Sidewalks, welcome signs, information centers, etc.  CTEP must pay Davis Bacon Wages and allow for 8-15% for an engieneer.  We decided to table until January and hold a special meeting.  Krystal had great things to tell us and Bear Paw Development will be instrumental in securing these funds.  She needs the information from us on the projects that we have in mind to get started on them.

Memberships - Heather brought samples of our membership plaques from All Awards in Lewistown and we agreed to do the horizontal one - and will order them as they start to trickle in.  Full members only - associates receive membership sheet.  Max moved and Heather 2nd.  Voted on Unanimous.

Raffle - Received bids from local businesses:
B & L Mechanics - $4990 for a 2009 400 auto 4x4 red in color.
Precision - Chose not to bid
Jamieson Motors - Chose not to bid
Tilleman Motor Co. - $4749 for a 2009 366cc automatic 4x4.

Will hold a special meeting to decide on 4-wheeler.  Heather, Larry and Max met at the Motor Inn and determined that we would go with B&L's Bid.  Heather ordered from Bob and setup tickets, etc.

Chamber Bucks - Heather will look at the old Chinook Bucks and put together a proposal for next meeting.

Previous Minutes were approved and Max 2nd.
Next Meeting date is scheduled for Monday, January 11th, 2010 at the Pastime Lounge - 7 p.m.

Meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.


Chinook PTO - Tabled at this time - current leader resigned, will be working on this in the future.

Community Center/Chamber Office- Tabled at this time - building we were intending on occupying may be rented.

Notary Training - Tabled at this time - do not know if we will have enough interest in it to justify bringing the trainer down.

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