Call to order
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
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.