Call to Order
Meeting was called to order by President Mary Lou Kriner at 12:04 followed by the flag salute.
58 current Chamber members.
The TVBRC is now open for the season.
The park is now open, and doing well. The new WiFi reaches throughout the entire park. The sprinkler system needs fixed, and the Porta-Potty needs more frequent servicing, which will be looked into.
Lee attended the Aviation conference, with upwards of 12,000 people in attendance. He gave away approximately 1,200 apples and 350 packages of sliced apples to promote tourism in our county.
The Kuhler music event raised 584.00, which will provide 13 free swimming lessons for local kids. With contributions from Parks & Recreation, we will collectively be able to offer 24 lessons this year!
Tonasket Pharmacy was slated to be the next Business of the month, but as they will not
yet be open, the Kuhler was voted as the Business of the Month for July.
The Founders Day parade went well, with 53 parade entries; up from 51 in 2018. There were 8 runners at the fun-run. There were 5 entries for the 1st Annual Soapbox Derby. Parade winners were listed and will be posted for public viewing in the newspaper and on the Chamber website.
Additions to the website were discussed, and Sara agreed to take a look and try to make some improvements.
Marylou presented two candidates for President; Heather Brownlee and Sara Dunn.
An open call was given to those interested in doing anything for Halloween, and it was suggested that we get in touch with the Knowltons, who have a well attended Corn-Maze type event at their property every year, and see how we might be able to assist with or add to their event.
The Fathers day fly-in is coming up, and there will be 12 dollar steak dinner. Kids fly for free.
The Wenatchee Children's Circus will be performing June 22.
The new Tonasket information brochure was passed around, and members were instructed to give feedback, comparing it to the Conconully pamphlet.
It was brought to the group's attention that new teachers will be coming to the area, and interviews were recently conducted for a High School principal.
Sitzmark Ski hill will possibly work with the Lions club to get insurance to operate next season.
The Lions club will host a yard sale at the Lutheran church next Saturday, June 22.
Chamber will take July off and be back on August 13th.