Thursday, December 10, 2015

Chamber Happenings for June 1998

Minutes for the June Meetings 1998:
Present: Harvey Shinar, Ivan & Gini Hyde, Jean Dulong, Rosemary Boren, Marion Curtis, Helen Forbes, Debbie Wilkinson, Mike & Janice Trombetta and Judy Bushy.
Welfare to work program will be in Happy Camp June 17th at 7 p.m.
Tour Coach report was given by Gini who thanked the Chamber for encouragement and all they have done.
Ivan & Gini no longer wish Siskiyou House to be the Chamber office so a new place will be considered.
Lioness Fun Fest is postponed to October 3rd.
Bike races are getting too close to complete plans properly this year. Mountain Man Rendezvous is still in planning stages.
Action Committee meeting on law enforcement was discussed. It was requested that the Chamber support the Neighborhood Watch more.
Nominations were discussed. It was suggested usually the officers conduct meetings and business but committees handle other matters. It was suggested we talk to the Lions Club, Lionesses, Grange VFW, and Karuk Council about more representation. They have the same problems we have, come to meeting and discuss them.

June 10, 1998
Jean reported that our previous insurance is in effect until July 28th. Debbie made a motion to rescind the motion of May to pay $57, Rosemary 2nd it and it passed. Allstate $540 seems the best insurance quote we can get.
Copies of the Somes Bar/Orleans Bylaws were handed out for study as Shirry Reynolds sent them to us.
Ivan and Chuck will make a presentation to the Tribe next Wednesday on $4,000.00 reuqst for the Collier's Interpretive & Information 'Center.
Charlotte offered to house the Chamber Visitor Information Center and Chamber telephone at Evans Mercantile. Her gracious offer was appreciated. It was suggested we get a quote for a sign out front. Siskiyou Telephone will have authorization to change the telephone line and brochure racks will be needed.
Charlotte made a motion we gat a $50 ad for BIGFOOT JAMBOREE. Tom 2nd the motion and it passed. Debbie will bring a suggested layout including the web page. We need to call about booth rental.
June 17th, 1998
Present were Harvey, Jean, Rosemary, Debbie, Gini, Rosie. Gary and Judy.
Secretary announced we have received membership renewals from Debbie Wilkinson, Connor's Card-lock, Bigger Hammer McCulley Logging Co and G & L Tire.
Nominations are for President, Harvey Shinar
First Vice President Howard Garthwait, Second Vice President  Debbie Wilkinson (promotion) and Third Vice President Rosemary or Tom Waddell (Membership)
Secretary: Judy Bushy, Treasurer Jean Dulong
Board Member at large: Rosemary Boren, Gary Burnett and 2 more are needed.
Past President: Howard Garthwait.
There is a critical need for more people to serve!
Judy made a motion we pay $5- for Or-Cal, $75.49 to Office Outfitters and $6 postage to Ivan, Rosemary 2nd the motion and it was approved.

June 24, 1998
Present: Harvey, Judy Jean Gini Rosemary Rosie Debbie and Sharon and Judy.
embers who have renewed are:Naturegraph, Frontier Lodge & Cafe, adn Sanitary District.
Harvey announced a professor and his wife who've been to China will give a program at the Grange Hall on Chinese in the Gold Rush sponsored bny the University of California and the Library Board. Perhaps we could serve lunch.
Or Csal and associate Chamber meetings were discussed.
Visitor Bureau requested $4,000 from the Karuk Tribe.
Jean reported that she deposited $507.50 for a balance of $1,834.30 and with what came in now about $156 the balance will be $1,990.
Poker booth for Bigfoot Jamboree and a welcome dinner for doctor and dentist t were discussed.
Note to Chamber Members will Minutes:

Your presence is requested at these very vital meetings:
July 1, Wednesday will be election of officers at 1 p.m. at Gold Mine Restaurant.
July 7th will be monthly Tuesday meeting at 7 p.m. (The Bylaws will be presented for final discussion so that we may vote on adoption by August 4th at 7 p.m. at the Lions/Scout Hall on Park Way.) The Chamber began July 1987 will have a birthday.
Decisions will be made at the time where to hold July Wednesday meeting for July 15th, 22nd and 29th at 1 p.m.

Harvey will check with Somes Bar/POrleans Chamber about their bylaws.

Happy Camp Chamber for May 5, 1998

May 5, 1998 was Candidate night at the Lions/Scout Hall on Park Way.
May 13th was a regular weekly meeting at the Gold Mine Restaurant. A Hot dog booth at the FunFest was discussed. Volunteers can sign up with Janice at Office Outfitters. Debbie is signing up volunteer poker dealers. Donna made a motion to pay $25 for a food booth (in addition to poker booth) Gini 2nd the motion and it passed.
Ivan did a mailing on the ads for calendars. Judy made a motion we reimburse him $6.40 and five him additional postage for future mailing for $9.60. Donna 2nd the motion and it passed.
 Janice made a motion we pay pay Larry's bill $8.70, Donna 2nd and it passed. Howard made a motion we take the usual Fun Guide ad on the back for $225, Donna 2nd and it passed. Howard asked that we pay interim insurance to Churchill about $51, Gini made the motion, Janice 2nd and it passed. They will check with Churchill on the Allstate policy which will be cheaper considering the added event charge.
Donna will call about advertising at the Bay Shore Mall to get the coastal tourists to come inland and see our area.
Tribe will have hamburger and hot dogs at the Tribal Reunion in September. Secretary was asked to check with Charlotte on T-Shirts (she is agreeable to doing t-shirts for the 2nd annual Tribal Reunion with two feathers.)

Rosemary made a motion that we order envelopes from Office Outfitters, Donna 2nd and it passed.

Howard thanked the Chamber oft the Get Well Balloon during his hospitalization.

Rosemary suggested a MEMBERSHIP DRIVE. There was a discussion  on raising dues because of the raise in insurance and other expenses, as well as to tell whether it is calendar or dues income. The matter was tabled for further consideration.

May 20th, 1998 Harvey called the meeting to order; Howard, Jean, Donna, Delores, Debbie and Judy were present. A dinner to meet the doctor and dentist was discussed. Treasurer reported we had $2605. the end of April. She has paid out $190 thus far this month for an estimated balance of $$2400 including brochure money. Insurance, $51.67 plus $129 per event or $504.00 including events with Allstate was discussed.

Harvey went to the Board Council Training Session with RC&D, je relates the importance that we focus on why we are here.

Two booths (poker and food) at Music Funfest were discussed. Poker dealers and food servers are needed. Rosemary was unavailable for update on the food booth. There will be a FRONTIER bus tour next week.
Howard will call a BYLAW committee meeting soon.
Bayshore offered advertising at the mall for $400 a month for a 10x10 space. Suggestion was made that we split it with Coordinating Council if they want to advertise Bigfoot Jamboree. It was decided we should wait until brochures are paid for.
Discussion on raising the dues a dollar or two to differentiate between calendar payments. Nee for more income due to increasing rent and insurance costs was discussed but the consensus is to keep dues as low as possible for more involvement by more businesses who are still in economic hard times.
May 27th meeing was called to order by Harvey. The FRONTIER tourists were at the Gold Mine Restaurant. Howard was out of town. Gini & Ivan were cooking with BJ at the park for the tour dinner. Rosemary was welcomed back after surgery. Harvey, Jean, Delores, Chuck and Judy were present.
Dispersal of STAT OF JEFFERSON SCENIC BYWAY brochure was discussed. Chuck said that he sent out 3,800 mailings last year for River Connection. Several hundred dollars have come in for the calendar advertising but it is not yet deposited. Chuck will check with Ivan on billing the $447 that we paid for advertisers.
There will be a meeting at 5 the Grange on the Forest Service Road Closures.
OR-CAL grant topics were discussed A snowshoe and cross-country ski Snow park, horseback riding or horse packing and rifer farting tours were discussed. Chuck recommended Orange Torpedo from Grants Pass. We could check with Rick. Claypoole who is part-time with them.
Discussion of generating computer labels for Chamber mailings was discussed.
Howard as chairman of the nominating committee, is seeking faithful people who will serve on the board for the coming year.
It is vital that we have a quorum for the meeting next week to decide budget natters, amount of the dues for this year, and nominations for board members and officers for the coming year. Tuesday night, June 2nd after you vote at 7 p.m. meet at the Lions Scout Hall. It will be decided which cafe to meet at for June Wednesday lunch meetings.

The Happy Camp Chamber of Commerce thanks you for your support in the past. We value your input and appreciate your joining with us to help work together to improve the Klamath River Valley communities. Despite the rise in insurance cost and other expenses, we have tried to keep the annual membership dues as low as possible for the community.

Only one dollar a week, $52.00 a year, will continue your support as a business member of the Happy Camp Chamber of Commerce. Dues are due by July first and cover the year July 1, 1998 to June 30, 1999.

Your business received advertising and listing in the membership directory, you may display your brochures at the Chamber office and calls to the Chamber telephone are referred to Chamber members whenever possible. We support you in appreciation of your support!!