September Minutes

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

Anna Dalbey, Mike Mauk, Sabrina O’Connell, Dan Webster, Brian Paine,
Chris Chambers
Next meeting: Oct 4,2017
I. OPEN; 9:00AM
Introductions
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 -cascade.org
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.