2010 March

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 at the Pastime Lounge Meeting Room - 6:00 p.m.

Members Present:

Larry Surber
Heather DePriest
Nancy Diemert
LuAnn Burkhartsmeyer
Jay Eslick
Max Hofedlt
Frank Pehrson Jr.
Frank Pehrson Sr.
Richard Cronk
Colleen Mulonet

Shawna Broadhead
Lorraine Mulonet
Christin Hileman
Paul Tuss
Bear Paw Development Spokesperson for Brownsfield
Alan Sorensen - Blaine County Journal

Corrected - It was moved that no vote was taken on the planters on main street - majority voted to change the minutes - stand as corrected:  Planters were to have flowers planted in the summer and xmas trees in the winter.
Motion carried.


Banner for chamber- Is in at Clothing Company - Need to pickup.

Annual Banquet - No changes from last meeting - moved to guarantee 65 people at the banquet this year - Jay is handling the door prizes, chamber bucks and entertainment.

Memberships - Plaques will be delivered to the full members at the door.

Raffle - Ticket sales have begun - we will be attending the Montana Seed Show to sell tickets.


Larry Nissen was unable to attend the meeting and report on the turnouts, but Alan Sorensen reported that he had attended in Turner and Chinook both.

COMMUNITY MEETING - Anne Boothe and Heather DePriest implemented the Community Meeting last month, and it was voted on to proceed with a visitors/rest area combination.  We will be finding and securing funding for that in the near future.

City Water Rates - A letter was written and mailed to the City Council.

Christmas Trees in Planters - Discussion was held on the Christmas trees in the planters and the chambers position was to keep the christmas trees in the planters and plant the grass around the pipe in the center.   It was moved by Larry to accept the proposal and 2nd by Colleen.  Motion passed.

Next Meeting date is scheduled for Wednesday, April 7th 10th, 2010 at the Pastime Lounge - 7 p.m.

It was moved by Max to create a CD/Power Point Presentation on Chinook and 2nd by Richard Cronk.  Voted on and the motion passed.  It will cost $550 to present our presentation in Great Falls at the Show.  Heather will build the power point presentation.

HIGHWAY 2 MEETING - Richard Cronk attended a Highway 2 meeting in Havre and reported on the Ports to Plains Alliance from Texas to Colorado.  Teddy Rosevelt Expressway.

BEAR PAW ROUNDUP - Nancy Diemert asked if the Chamber would be interested in helping at the Bear Paw Roundup this year.  She stated that the Roundup Committee was shortened this year and they need help.  It was agreed upon to help the Roundup with anything they need.  Heather will get Becca Skoyen the List of Volunteers.


Xmas Lights Account - $600.01
Sugarbeet Festival - $1700.04
Tables and Chairs - $525.11
Water Tower - $.87
Operating - $6765.25

Meeting adjourned at 8:04 p.m.


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

Rest Area
Tabled at this time.

Marquees - The PTO has decided to take some of the funds for the Marquees and use for another project.  The Chamber decided to hold off on the marquees until we have a visitors center/rest area to place it at.

Sugarbeet Festival 2010 - The Sugarbeet Festival Theme is honoring area Businessmen and Women.  Max Hofeldt brought a list of his ideas to the meeting for possible dedication:

William C. Harbolt
Frank Sharples
Frank Pehrson
Andy Anderson
Robert Inman
Beverly Rusch
Jack Johnson
Ronnie Swenson
Larry Wisch
Don Harshman
EL Luckett
Frank DePriest
Gale Jellum
Bob Sizemore
Jerry Pyette
Bob Tilleman

We will be looking at this list and fine tuning later on down the road.

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