ANNANDALE AREA

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Board Meeting Minutes

February 11, 2004, 11:30 AM

Lake Center Bar & Grill, Annandale  MN

 

President Marlene Young called the meeting to order at 11:30 AM.

Attendance:   21 Members

 

Adoption / Amendment of Agenda: Brent Morningstar made a motion to accept the agenda. Jeff Lundquist  2nd the motion.  Motion carried.

 

Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes: Charlene Donnelly made a motion to accept the minutes of the January 2004 meeting. Mike Zieska  2nd the motion.   Motion carried.

 

New Business in the Community:  None

                                                         

Correspondence: A thank you from the Heart of the Lakes Women of Today.  A letter  from the Arts & Culture group of the Annandale ACT Community Team requested input on the purchase and uses the chamber had for a portable stage.   A lengthy discussion was held and came up with a lot of supportive ideas for the group.

 

Treasurer’s Report:  No report.

 

Committee Reports:

 8.a    Membership Committee

As of this meeting we have 138 members paid. . 

 8.b    Ambassador Committee

          No report

 8.c    Business Expo

          Everything is going well, registrations are coming in.  Thinking about having the 

          Easter bunny visit. 

 8.d    All City Garage Sale

          Date is May 1, 2004

 8.e    Chili Cook-Off

           Date is May 29, 2004

 8.f    Queen’s Committee

          Signing up Sponsor’s Candidates

 8.g    Fourth of July Committee

          Parade at 2 PM this year

8.h    Arts and Crafts

         Applications have been mailed out for the August 7th show.  There will be a

         Holiday Craft Show on November 6th at the Annandale High School.     

 8.i    Golf Tournament

         No report.

 

 8.j    Halloween

         No report

 8.k   Community Christmas

          No report

8.l    Social Committee

         A very good turn out for the social this year.  Next year it was suggested to have a 

         sign in sheet.

8.m   Chamber Map

          Kari McCermott reported that the map is on schedule. 

8.n     Kiosk

           Steve Bergesch and Chad Spaulding wrote a policy on rules for the kiosk.  Mike

           Zieska made a motion to approve the policy and Charlene Donnelly 2nd the 

           motion.  Motion carried                

9.0        Old Business:

 None         

 

10. New Business:

It was discussed and voted on to have a committee check into doing a Chamber Scholarship.  Brent Morningstar will be Chair, with Jeff Lundquist and Denise Meilke serving on the committee.  They will come back at the March meeting with further details.

 

It was also discussed and voted on to have a committee formed to do a Business of the Year program.  Brent Morningstar, will be Chair, Committee members are

Kari  McDermott, Mike Zieska, Derek Groth and Mary Wilson.

 

          At the close of the meeting we had a guest specker,   Mr. Gerry Wenner,  from the 

          MN  Dept of Employment & Economic Development, sponspored by Lakedale  

          Telephone.

11.   Upcoming Events/Meetings

         March 10, 2004, Board Meeting at Blue Waters Family Restaurant, 11:30 AM

         

12.  Adjournment:  Charlene Donnelly made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Karen

         Pitra 2nd the motion.  Motion carried.

 

Minutes and Agenda respectfully submitted by Mary Wilson, Chamber Secretary.