Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance at 6:05 pm by president, Bill Busscher
Roll Call: Bill /
Sandi / Larry
/ Reba /
Linda / Barb / Celeste all present.
Jodi / Erica
Prior Meeting Minutes:
Motion to Approve made by Linda, 2nd by Barb and approved by all.
Motion to Approve made by Sandi, 2nd by Reba and approved by
all. Motion to approve spending up to
$50 for checks and a memory stick for backing up Chamber info. made by Reba, 2nd
by Sandi and approved by all.
- Christmas –Sandi reported that Erica will
need to be off for a few months and therefore unable to chair the Christmas
event, nor attend meetings. Sandi will
chair. Reba gave verbal report of
proposed ideas for the event after meeting with the DDA events committee. Reba expressed her concern on the proposed
event activities and after full discussion the board made decision to not
approve and that in order for the chamber board members to assist with the
event to shift it back to Friday, December 5th and hold the parade,
tree lighting & caroling and pictures with Santa after as was done in
previous years. Larry & Sue Suerst
will play “Santa & Mrs. Claus”. Bill
offered to attend the next DDA meeting to inform them of the chamber board
decisions & recommendations.
- Winter Banquet –Sandi, chair -will begin working on.
- Summer Concerts-Linda, chair –going well
and 1 concert left for the season.
- Summer Banquet-Jodi, chair – will work
on for summer of 2015
- Easter-Reba, chair –stated verbal
agreement with Golden Orchards to host again.
- Marketing/Promotions- Jodi requested the board discuss whether to
have a joint newsletter of the Chamber, DDA and City. After discussion the board decided it
was not necessary at this time to create a newsletter. Motion made by Linda, 2nd by
Celeste and approved by all to put the energy and expense instead into
improving our website.
chair Bill will get copy of Ken’s
contract, if any for the board to evaluate the services, expenses, etc.
Guide-Jodi, chair Sandi will put
request in to P.R. rep., Mary to send weekly reminders to all members about
arranging for pick up or delivery if needed of guides to their businesses. Reba suggested the board members present at
the next concert to distribute to visitors.
Fennville Report –Jodi, liason / Fennville
DDA Report- liason ?: The
board will evaluate the necessity of these positions.
- Strategic Planning: After discussion, the board made the decision
to hold 1 strategic planning session on our own to determine if this is
feasible for the board to obtain on its own or to have an outside source come
to assist. Monday, August 4th
was the date chosen for this session and will be held at Larry’s home.
Adjournment: Motion made at 7:25 pm by Larry, 2nd by Sandi and approved by all.
Next Meeting: Monday, August 25, 2014 at 6:00 pm at the
Fennville City Hall