Meeting was called to order by President MaryLou Kriner at 12:01, followed by the flag salute.
No minutes from October. September minutes were passed around.
No report. Budget for 2020 will be presented at next meeting.
Nothing to report.
Income from RV park has been good, steadily increasing every year. Projected income from RV park was 12,000 this year, and we have already surpassed that, with current income estimated in the 13,000 range.
A vote was called to decide how the Chamber will pay for lot management and grounds-keeping. Potential options were as follows:
1. Pay for a camp post
2. Keep Steve on as caretaker/ on call
3. Hire another person to be caretaker/ on call
With cost management in consideration, the Chamber voted to keep Steve Kriner on payroll, at a rate of 100/ month.
Greg Gardinier presented options for new Chamber website. With costs estimated to range from 700.00 to 2,000.00, he asked that the Chamber consider how many features we need/want in this new website, and how much we can/are willing to spend. Recently having purchased more drone/video equipment, Greg can reasonably film some nice videos for the website. The Board will form a committee to help in the process of planning/designing a customized website.
New employee at NVH, Linda Oddo was introduced. Linda runs the allied health department. Informational brochures were handed out.
Emma Alexander is seeking sponsorships for the upcoming FBLA competitive event. More information on the event, and how to provide sponsorship can be found at www.wa.fbla.org
David "Mac" McElheran, representing Oroville law enforcement, spoke about the upcoming "Shop with a Cop" charity event. During the event, children from the Tonasket and Oroville school districts who have been selected to receive gifts are bussed to Country Store in Oroville to choose and receive their items. A budget of 150.00 is spent on each child, with 25.00 going toward a toy of their choice, and the other 125.00 buying clothes. This year, the program can accommodate only 19 (of the usual 30) children. With the program relying on donations, Shop with a Cop is seeking donations before December 1 (though donations are accepted and appreciated at any time). Donations can be received at Oroville City Hall, or sent to P.O. Box 2200, Oroville Wa 98844.
The President of the Oroville Chamber, Karen Frisbie, shared some procedural documents with the Board. The board will take these under advisement when creating our own official application documents.
Devon Sprague will host the second annual soap box derby competition during the 2020 Founders day. The event could us a PA system, and the Chamber agreed to try and share the one used for the Parade.
Board members for the upcoming term were voted in. Kris Duchow won the Presidency, with Angie Gavin as Vice President. Marylou Kriner will take up the Treasurer position. For secretary, we have Sara Dunn, and for the two other general Board member positions, Dale Crandall and Heather Kircaldy were voted in.
The Farmers Market will be in operation for the next two Thursdays, from 2-6 at the CCC.
The Catholic Church will hold their annual Bazaar during Winterfest.
The Christmas lights will be put up on November 23, and help is always needed and welcomed.
The Chronicle will be coming out with the county's "Best of" list in upcoming issue/s, and certificates will be mailed out soon to winning business owners.
OVOC has tickets available for Farewell Angelina, at the PAC on the 17th. Auditions for the upcoming play "Mama Mia" will be held on Saturday, the 16th.
The Chamber voted "Beanediction" as the business of the month for December.
The date for the Chamber banquet was voted on, with January 18 winning. The banquet will start at 4pm (correction to 6pm), and the first choice of location will be the Eagles, with the second option being the CCC.