December 2017 Minutes

Brewster Chamber of Commerce
Public Meeting Minutes
Dec 6, 2017
OPEN: 9:00am
INVOCATION: Pastor Greg Thorn
MINUTES: Oct 4, and Nov 6 regular meeting minutes approved

GUEST SPEAKER: Roni Holder Diefenback- Executive Director with Economic Alliance with a very nice detailed presentation on how they help small business and what they offer. Asking for the Chambers help with zoom prospector in finding absentee owners of empty stores in their areas. She left brochures and information for everyone to check out. Christy O’Neil the Business Resource Person for Work Source is planning on coming to next month’s meeting.

TREASURER REPORT: Chris Majors- Savings-10,024.59 Checking 4821.58

CITY REPORT: Lee Webster- The trees are trimmed at the cove and the carver wanted to start this Fall on the trees but then it turned winter and plans to start in the spring. The Playground money is in now waiting on final decisions and will start in the spring. Plans to upgrade the restrooms and the PUD is planning on putting in new restrooms at the cove. Airport project with new runway lights and updated electrical work. Okanogan Housing Authority has acquired the Brewster Housing authority. Cops and Kids Winter Celebration Event at the Boys and Girls Club is the 16th 1 to 4 pm. Santa will be there the whole day. Sled safety program giving away 20 sleds. Christmas shop and manger mall .Nattalie is trying to get someone to run the manger mall. Cocoa and cookies. Boys and girls club doing a Carnival and games and craft table and lots of other fun things.. Fire Dept has list of names for people that need help and there are 2 boxes one at the Brewster market place and one at the Brewster Drug hoping to hand out presents before Christmas.

BUSINESS: Vacation land and info book Omak Chronicle- Pam- for the Vactionland phamlet it was decided at the Nov meeting that the Chamber will go in with the City and the Salmon Derby to take the back page. Chris Majors was appointed in charge of the design. The Chamber is putting in $1000.00, the Salmon Derby -$800.00 and the city $1200.00. Chris Majors is doing the design. 60k printed ,10k stay county wide , and 50k go down the I-5 corridor and Canada. In hotels motels and service stations etc. INFO BOOK Also the Chamber is buying a page in the Chronicles INFO book, which has one full page open to the Chamber and another for the Chambers businesses to add their information at $11.00 per business. The Chamber is going to pay for the businesses using the annual fees, making it part of the package for joining the Chamber. Dead line for getting the information to the Chronicle is Dec 27.

UPCOMING EVENTS: LAS POSADAS: Martin- Everything is coming along and the tamales are ordered and some donations are coming in with about $700.00 received so far with hope of getting enough to cover the costs. Martin figures $1,500.00 will cover everything. Starting at LaMilpa and going up Main Street ending at the INN at the Armory. They are buying 1000 tamales and will have piñatas and caroling. There are already 5 businesses that are on board and have donated. Martin is asking churches if they want to set up a stage and do the reenactment of Christmas. Martin plans on having fire pits. Lee said that we should put in an event application it is easy and if there is a lot of people show up it is necessary. Anna is working on a Banner saying the Chamber is sponsoring along with the businesses. Some of the donated money will be used for radio advertisement, and we are advertising in papers and other media. Motion was made to donate to the Las Posadas for $300.00, seconded and approved. Kiwanis asked for donations for their scholarships, Motion to donate $25.00 seconded and approved.

Membership drive in Jan. those who paid in Sep or later in 2017 they are already paid for 2018. Anna is working on getting decals or signs for businesses that say you belong to the chamber. Monthly Business Meet-ups- Asking for businesses to open their doors to other business after hours. Anna said Coldwell Banker will do Jan. at her office. Dan Webster says he will do Feb. Sweet T’s will host one when it warms up! Voting for new Officers- ballets were passed out and handed back in and with the ones that were emailed in were tallied by Pastor Greg

RESULTS: PRESIDENT- Anna Marie Dalbey, VICE PRESIDENT- Martin Hurtado, SECRETARY- Mike Mauk, TREASURER-Leslie McNamara, DIRECTOR- Dan Webster, DIRECTOR-Chris Majors. DIRECTOR-Manny Hurtado

Senior center is hosting a get together for The Peckhams who are retiring from the center after volunteering for 20 years and they are honoring them Dec 28- 12:30 after lunch everyone is invited! Ice Cream and cake will be served. Senior center is having a Christmas Giving Tree and they selected a family, she is a single mother with 4 young children 2 are school age and 2 are toddlers. Those that want to help can go to the center and take a card from the tree sign it and return it with a gift by Thursday Dec21. The gifts will be delivered Dec22. They are also providing a Christmas dinner and donations are welcome for the food basket as well.

ADJOURNED- 10:15 Next meeting is Jan 3, 2018

November Minutes

Brewster Chamber of Commerce
Public Meeting
November 1, 2017
Gambles Fitness Center

Board Members Present: Martin Hurtado, Mike Mauk, Chris Majors, Dan Webster
1) Open: 10:00 am-Martin
2) Invocation: Pastor Greg Thorn
3) Treasure report- Checking- $5893.23, Savings- $10,024.26
4) Minutes from Oct meeting were not read and approved due to no quorum at the beginning of the meeting. We will handle it at the Dec 6 meeting.
5) Introductions: 10 present

6) Old Business Nominations: President: Anna Marie Dalbey Vice-President: Martin Hurtado Secretary: Mike Mauk Treasurer: Leslie McNamara, Alejandro Gamez Vote for only 3 Board members: Director: Sabrina O'Connell Director: Shan Miller, Director: Dan Webster, Director: Chris Majors Director: Avis Ericson Director: Manny Hurtado

7) City report:
Lee Webster Reservoirs are complete They will do their Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving after the town is winterized. Brewster received the Drinking water award 12 million $ in water improvements Street Sweeper is broke waiting on parts but they are very happy with the work it can do Tree carving: Lee met with him and he looked at the trees and thinks he can get a small black bear out of one and a fish out of one. He did say that he is open to suggestions but the final decision will be the carvers so far the Derby has put money in the City has put money in. The Chamber has already approved up to $2000.00. Christmas tree lighting-The city does not have a boom truck to get lights up. Lee doesn't recommend the tree at the Legion. The tree at Martha's park by the Post Office was mentioned but Mike brought up the fact there is no parking around it and it would be hard to have any type of event there. Umqua Bank tree was mentioned. It was mentioned again to have a tree brought in and set up at the Armory, and Martin said it would be fine but would need a crane to raise it. Yellowjacket construction for boom was mentioned. No decisions. Lee said the playground equipment for the cove park is in the works PUD is putting a new restroom at the launch as well. The city is upgrading the electrical hook-ups in the RV park by the Pool

8) New Business:
Christmas: Family Health Center wants to get involved with the food distribution, she will contact Martin and the Food Distribution Committee about it. Martin appointed as chairman of the Christmas committee Suggestions to piggyback with the boy's & girls club Christmas festival on the 16th. Suggested to have a posada, and having it in the morning before the festivities start at the Community Center. Martin has all kinds of ideas and has offered his business the Armory as a place to have them or at least be a part of.

Nicole Riggan Smith: with New Start Clinics in Brewster, Moses Lake, and Wenatchee and also Okanogan Passed out a flyer and gave a very nice informative talk on what they offer. Chris said the Three Rivers Hospital is starting an old prescription drug drop off box.

Pam Fancher with Chronicle brought information about advertising in the 2018 paper supplements, the Info Book that stays local and also the Vacationland books that are distributed up and down the I-5 corridor. Info book -if the Chamber buys an ad there the Chambers businesses can get their businesses listed for $11.00 per business. Motion was made by Dan Webster to buy a 1/4 page ad for the Info book and for the Vacationland supplements. Chris Majors 2nd and was approved. More discussion is needed on who will pay the $11.00 for the business listing. Chris suggested that the Chamber pay it the first year and then add the cost on to the membership fee or use it as a way to get other businesses to join the Chamber. The city suggested the city and the chamber get ahold of the Derby and split the cost for a full back page in the Vacationland supplement. The cost is $3,017.00. Lee called Lori with the Derby and they are interested but need to talk it over with their Board. Lee and Avis said the city is on board and if the Derby comes in, the chamber will have a special meeting and seek approval. We told Pam we are interested but if someone jumps in and pays before we get back to her then so be it Chris was appointed to take care of the ads and to be the one that communicates with Pam and the Chronicle.

Operation Christmas box: Pastor Greg and the Calvary church is doing this. It is to give a shoe box present to needy children in foreign lands. We did not discuss it, but can contact Pastor Greg at the Calvary Church for more information Meeting Adjourned at 10:26 AM

October Minutes

Brewster Chamber of Commerce
Meeting Minutes
October 4, 2017

Board MembersPresent: Anna Dalbey, Mike Mauk, Chris Majors, Brian Paine, Sabrina O’Connell,
Shan Miller

Next meeting: Nov 1, 2017
I. Open: 9:00 am
II. Invocation: Anna Dalbey
lll. Treasure Report: Checking-$5333.23 - Savings-$10,023.59
lV. Minutes from Sept meeting read and approved
V. City Report- Avis reports the big news is the new street sweeper has arrived
Vl. Old Business: By-Laws completed and signed and officially completed
Vll. New Business: The call for Chamber Board nominations are this month, the Secretary will
send out the Call via email by the 15th of October as stated in the new By-Laws

Upcoming events: Halloween-
Costume contest up and down Main Street. They will end up at the Boys and Girls club for judging. Pedro is donating $100.00 for the trophy’s. Avis is in charge of it. Trunk and treat will be at the American Legion and also at the Armory the Fire Dept. will be at the Amory. Set up about 4:00. Chris is going to make a map and Shan will hand it out of the businesses that participate The Chamber is buying the trick or treat bags Senior Center is having a Pumpkin carving contest and will be having chili. They have their own flyer

Vlll. November:
Committee for food distribution:
So far Board members Anna, Brian, and Martin have signed up for the committee Ford Focus on Child Hunger- Boys and Girls Club. The Chamber wants to help along with the local Churches with the Food Boxes. The Legion has a free meal at Thanksgiving. For just donations.

lX. Epic: Elvis Garcia Epic Manager –Head Start programs for the migrant seasonal workers
children’s programs. Monday – Friday they offer Breakfast and Lunch for 80 children and they have 5 classrooms. They are also accepting and looking for the preschoolers

X. Billy Bosch- New Real Life Lake Chelan Church. They are having a meet and greet Oct18th to get to know the locals. Passed out flyers

Xl. American Legion- Ray Counts- The Legion is trying to locate the Hispanic Veterans that are in the area. They are looking for help doing that as they have tried and had no luck.
He also said the Legion gives out 3 scholarship’s a year. They are looking to help the needy children in the area as well. They also have walkers and wheel chairs and will come to homes to build wheel chair ramps as needed. The Legion restaurant is open to the public and opens at 11:00 am and closes after the crowd leaves in the evening. They have Breakfast at 9:00am every Sunday and a Steak dinner Friday nights.

Motion: Shan made a motion to donate $200.00 to the American Legion for their Thanksgiving,
2nd and approved.

Senior Center- Kathy- they were donated a nice BBQ from the Salmon Derby that the winner
donated. They set up a raffle and some of the local businesses have tickets to sell for them.
Avis said the Christmas Shop needs donations of presents- things that the children buy for their parents.

Meeting adjourned: 10:00

September Minutes

Brewster Chamber of Commerce
Meeting Minutes
September 6, 2017
Present: Board

Anna Dalbey, Mike Mauk, Sabrina O’Connell, Dan Webster, Brian Paine,
Chris Chambers
Next meeting: Oct 4,2017
I. OPEN; 9:00AM
INVOCATION: Greg, Calvary Baptist Church
II. Minutes from July 5 approved, Minutes from Aug 2 meeting approved
lll. Treasure Report- Checking-$5894.94, Savings $10,023.59
lV. By-Laws- motion to approve 2nd and approved
V. Lee Webster City-Tree Carving up date. City is about $2375.00 short.
Motion was made, 2nd

and approved to donate a maximum of $2000.00 to help cover the costs

of the Tree Carving
Vl. Trick or Treat on Main Street Halloween. Motion to do the event 2nd and approved and Avis
appointed to be in charge of it.

Vll. Christmas Boys and Girls Club- Brian-
Christmas Shop is looking for donations for presents for the kids to buy for their parents.

Christina Gebbers is putting on a Manger Mall for the parents to get presents for the kids. She is
coming to the next meeting to discuss it.
We are going to table discussion about involvement until the next meeting.
Vlll. Suggestions for the Holidays;
Tamales contest.
Street light decorations by business and individuals
Old Fashioned Christmas with Sleigh rides and lighting of a Christmas tree.
Meeting Adjourned: 10:09
Special Board Meeting: planning of Next Year Events. Gamble Sands Oct. 3, 2017 11:30

August Minutes

Brewster Chamber of Commerce
Meeting Minutes
August 2, 2017
Present:Board members
Anna Dalbey, Mike Mauk
Next Regular meeting:
Sept 6, 2017
I. Open: 9:00am
II. Invocation: Anna
lll. Discussion:
Lee Webster, Brewster Public works- The tree carver was contacted and can start work in the fall. The City is going to pay to have the trees trimmed and will pay for some of the cost and if the Chamber is interested in donating it would be fine and perhaps help deciding the designs. The Salmon Derby may be interested in paying for a tree but nothing has been decided yet that we know of. We need to find out how much the City is going to pay so the Chamber can discuss what follows.
The city received a multi-million $ grant to work on the water system, big news for the City.
Avis reported for the City of Brewster that National Night out did not get as many visitors nor booths this year. But it was still a very nice turn out and a lot of car seats were handed out. The City plans to be more aggressive next year and hopes to get the businesses more involved.
Avis brought up Trick or Treat night on Main street as she has been involved with that for many years and wants to know if the Chamber is wanting to carry on with that. If not she and the Chief of Police Nattalie have formed a group and will have it. She does not want it to go away
Anna is planning Special meeting to go over budget and activity’s for 2018, and hopes to have that in October.
Anna suggested having an Old Time Christmas theme with like a horse and sleigh, caroling and get the big Tree lighted and have a ceremony there and on Main Street. We need to decide very soon.
Avis reminded us of when they had Christmas on the Columbia where businesses would put together a basket and people would go around town and get tickets from the Businesses and there would be a drawing at the Cove. Lots of ideas. We need to bring back some of them , but need to get the businesses on board.
lV. Special Leadership Board meeting set for August 11, 8:30 am at the Gamble Fitness to go over the By-Laws
V. Meeting Adjourned 10 am

July Meeting Minutes

Brewster Chamber of Commerce
Meeting Minutes
July 5, 2017
Board members Present:
Anna Dalbey. Martin Hurtado, Mike Mauk, Chris Majors, Sabrina O’Connell, Brian Payne
Next meeting:
Aug 2,2017 Gamble Fitness, Brewster, WA
I. Open: 9:00 am
II. Invocoation: Anna Marie Dalbey
lll. Minutes: Reviewed and approved
lV. Treasurer Report- Checking: $5,902.92 Savings: $10,022.94
V. Brewster City Report: Avis; Nattalie had her baby
Aug 2nd Bikers will be coming though Brewster and staying at the Soccer Field for the night. More information about the group
National Night out Aug 1st at the Cove in Brewster.
The Armory is going to cook hot dogs and pass out free water and chips. Harvest Food’s is going to donate the food.
Chamber members can set up a table if they wish for free.
The tree carver was contacted and he very busy but is evaluating the trees and will be in touch. Avis reported that the City will pay for one tree and the Salmon Derby will do the other If the Chamber wants to maybe share in the cost with the city and help decide the theme. It can be discussed. It is at least a year out.
Vl. Old Business:
Boys and Girls club received the check for the Chambers advertisement on the T shirts. It was voted on through an email vote to the Board members to approve the money as there were not enough board members at the Board meeting June14th when it was discussed to have a quorum. We had a majority vote yes to approve the funds.
4th of July report: Sabrina: The parade had 38 entries and everything went smooth. It was discussed maybe extending the parade route on down 7th Street next year.
Venders: Heather with the Boys and Girls Club reported that all went well. We discussed maybe having the venders down along 7th by the park they have had it there before. We need to reserve the RV spots at the first of the Year for the day. The council will pay the cost. The secretary was asked to put a reminder to do that at the beginning of 2018.
There was a report of over 300 people took advantage of the Free Pool Day
Web site- Chris Majors contacted the web site providers and for 2500.00 and 35.00 a month they would take care of the web site for us and offer premium services. Chris said he would do the web site for us for $750.00. It will be a template type web site and can be easily transferred over to someone else when Chris no longer does it. So a motion was made that Chris take over the web site and 2nd and passed.
Vll. Roundtable Discussion:
Jamaican Days, later in Aug.
Anna Dalbey bought up that Brewster does have a courtesy car at the airport.
Salmon Derby- Anna asked if we had 2 venders yet, Martin with the Armory said they would consider only if they could have a beer garden. So Avis is going to check with the City and the rules to see if that is possible.
Mike Mauk brought up having a shuttle service and after some discussion, Sabrina said she would offer her delivery van and driver. It would be available from 3:00 am until 6:00 am Friday Saturday and Sunday Mornings. The Chamber would pay a flat rate of 56 cents a mile.
Meeting Closed 10:00am

Next meeting is August 2, 2017 9:00am at the Gamble Fitness Center.