BEAR LAKE RENDEZVOUS CHAMBER OF
Minutes of the membership
October 2, 2008
The first meeting of the 2008-09 year was held at the new City offices in the
beautiful new conference room, at 12:00 noon on October 2, 2008.
Ten members were present and one visitor.
Walt Morrell of Sign*A*Rama in Logan was introduced as a new member and
our visitor, Jesse Taylor, was presented by Judy Holbrook.
Minutes of the last meeting on June 5, 2008 were reviewed and approved on the
motion made by Judy Holbrook, seconded by Angie McPhie.
The Treasurerís Report was presented and reviewed and made a part of
these minutes. Motion was made by
Brenda Terry, seconded by Judy Holbrook, that the minutes and the Treasurerís
Report be approved as written. Carried
Discussion was held on the success of this yearís advertising for members.
The full-page ads in the Rich County Times for the summer were very
successful, and it was decided that we should keep these ads going year round,
but that they should show if they are open year round or the summer season only.
The brochures that were circulated this summer were blank on the back,
and it was suggested that possibly we could put advertising on the back, thereby
recouping some of the costs of printing. This
cannot be completed as yet until we have the names of all the members for
2008-09. It was suggested that we
get some kind of a price for the printing of the brochures.
of the Trees: Jennifer
Huefner of Needles and Leaves indicated they would like to sponsor a Christmas
tree Festival of the Trees where individuals or businesses would buy and
decorate a Christmas tree and they would then be auctioned off for charity.
Discussion revealed that this could be a good project for the Chamber to
sponsor. Brenda Terry indicated she
would follow up on this.
Holbrook gave a report on the PRT Commuter Bus for the summer.
In 2007 we had 331 riders. In
2008 we had 3,666 riders. Next year
PRT is looking at expanding the service by adding 2 extra runs per day.
This will require a larger budget, which they are looking at and will get
back to us. They appreciate the help
from the Chamber. Judy will attend
the snowmobile show on October 24 and 25 and circulate our advertising
brochures. She feels Garden City
merchants should do package deals for the Chocolate Festival.
Warner, Chairman of the Chocolate Festival brought up a discussion regarding the
dates for the festival and asked for ideas from members.
Dates were discussed. Members
thought that it should be held on February 13, 14 and 15, with hours from 4-8 on
Friday, Saturday 10:00 to 5:00 and Sunday from 10:00 to 2:00.
Package deals were discussed and Angie indicated she would put one
together. Booth fees were discussed
and it was decided $40 for Friday and Saturday and Sunday would be free.
Every booth would be required to have a chocolate theme, no commercial
sales, and only hand-crafted items. It
was suggested that the entry fee to the Festival include raffle tickets.
of Officers: Nominations
were called for. Those nominated as
officers for 2008-09 were Angie
McPhie, President; Jesse Taylor, Vice President and Loretta Fidler as Secretary
Treasurer. Votes were taken and the
above officers were elected unanimously.
Discussion regarding a drive for new members followed, and it was decided
we should contact everyone within our territory to join the Chamber and work
with us for the good of the area and all members.
As a growing community we need everyoneís help.
Party Donation: This
annual donation to the community party for the children was discussed, and $400
was approved as a sponsorís donation by the Chamber.
There being no further business to come before the meeting, a light lunch was
served and the meeting was adjourned.