Guest Speaker -
Belinda Davis, Economic Development Director, Hettinger/Grant Counties
Today we had a speaker from the Tourism Bureau
in Dickinson come and speak
to us about Tourism in our region of the state. The main tourists in the
fall are Pheasant hunters from out of state. They have put together a
brochure together advertising some of the attractions we have in ND. The
maps includes the neighboring states. If you would like more information you
may use their website www.dakotawestadventures.com.
The meeting was called to order by President Dan Thompson.
Secretary's report was read by Secretary Dani Krebs
Treasurer's Report was given by treasure Pastor Murphy
Old Buss: The Plate drop at the jamboree did not go as well as expected it
was windy that day and the plates were carried away by the wind. The older
kids got most of the plates and the younger kids were disappointed next year
we may need a better plan if we want to continue the plate drop. A possible
scavenger hunt has been mentioned. Butch brought the display for the travel
brochures in to show us we will need to get approval from the lions to be
able to hang it up in the Lions Park.
The proceeds from the Wheat Harvest Jamboree will go to the library and the
pool. The Lions Club would like to have a Christmas lighting contest for the
weekend (Fri. 22nd) the city will be performing Christmas in New England
they would like to know if the chamber would liked to be involved in this
that weekend. The chamber decided that we would not have time to plan
anything that soon and that we needed more time. The Lions Club will do the
planning for that weekend. They were also talking about making plans with
Mike Thornstenson to have a Sleigh rides with his horses. Meeting was
adjourned next meeting will be held on Nov. 20th at Slope Electric.
Sept. 9th, 2002
Vice President Kevin Schaefer called the meeting to order President Dan
Thompson was unable to attend.
Minuets were read by Secretary Dani motion to approve minuets was made by
Pastor Murphy second by Londa motion carried.
Treasure's Report was given by treasure Pastor Murphy motion to accept made
by Londa second by Dani, motion carried.
Old Business: Plate Drop we are having problems with a location Dan Gardner
said that we could drop them on his land south of town as a last resort if we
could not find anywhere else. There is also a possibility of the Golf
Course, Larry will talk to the school about to see if we could bus some of
the kids out there. If you have any plates to donate to the plate drop
Please drop them off at the bank by Friday. Larry motioned to have the drop
for kids ages 1-12 second by Jim. The banners made by Quality Quick Print
are all done Jeremy will be coming around to collect for them. Thursday
night we will be frying hamburger at the memorial hall at 7pm.
New Buss: On Thursday Shawn will be taped to be on the 5 and 9 O'clock news
it will be filmed out on the Lawnmower track if you would like to add
anything to the clip get it to Shawn. Glen will be announcing for the parade
on Sat. Dan will talk to some of the election candidates to see if they
would walk in the parade. Next meeting will be held on Oct. 16th after this
meeting we will have to check ahead to see if the meeting room at Slope will
be available, Slope will be having some board meetings on Wednesdays. Londa
mentioned that the bank is available if we need to use it for some of our
Motion to adjourn meeting made by Londa second by Emil
Longbranch Lodging, Assembly of
God Church, A & K Hardware, Global AdvertiZing, Arrowhead Lanes, Bear Tech
Industries, NE Family Foods, American State Bank.
President Dan Thompson called
the meeting to order. Londa
Schwartz read the minutes from the previous meeting.
Secretary Danielle Krebs was unable to attend.
Motion to approve minutes by Cheryl Mellmer, seconded by Pastor Murphy,
Pastor Murphy gave the
treasurers report. Balances as of
6/26/02 – Checking account $1,144.62, Savings $474.36 and After Prom Party
$316.45. Motion to approve
treasurers report by Cheryl Mellmer, seconded by Londa Schwartz, motion carried.
Plans need to be finalized for the Wheat Harvest Jamboree.
The radio station will be meeting with Shawn Wolf next week.
We need to have a schedule of events in place at that time.
Kerry Schorsch requested a
better area to do an airplane drop for the kids.
Regulations state he must stay above 1000 ft if there is a crowd of
people. Dan Thompson will inquire
with Kent Maershbecker if the drop could be made on the land south of the
Mike Koffler and Dan Thompson
will be in charge of the parade. Anne
Wolf will contact people with horses for the parade and have them carry flags.
It was discussed if the
businesses would like to have sidewalk sales or something to get the people into
the businesses that day. If the
businesses would like to sponsor paper plates for the airdrop they will be
responsible to prepare the plates and get them to Kerry before Sept 14th.
Workers will be needed for the
noon meal and there will be two shifts for ticket sellers for the dance.
The meal will be at 11:30 at Memorial Hall.
Dan mentioned getting a sound system for the parade instead of using a
Marlene Schaefer mention there has
been a new person hired as a JDA Grant Developer for Hettinger & Grant
Counties. She suggested having her
present at a future meeting to talk about what she has to offer.
Kerry Schorsch suggested
e-mailing him the minutes of the meetings and he will place them on the web
page. Londa will mention it to
An article was mailed to Dan
Thompson from a newspaper in Calif., that Dave Berry wrote on places to
vacation. Dave had some negative
remarks on ND….Dan & Londa constructed a letter and mailed it to Dave
mentioning the wonderful things to see & do in southwestern ND.
A thank you card was received
from Gail Doe thanking the Commercial Club for sponsoring her in the ND Country
Woman of the Year. Good job
Londa will place an ad in the
Finder & Eido for entries for the Lawnmower Race, Derby and Arts & Craft
Show & Sale.
A motion was made to give
prizes for the parade of $50.00, $25.00 & $15.00.
Pastor Murphy motioned to pay
$200 to Bear Tech for a tourist brochure stand, seconded by Marlene Schaefer,
Walter Frank brought samples of
different colors for the stand. He asked if we could mention it to other communities and
businesses. They charge $300 for a
large stand and $275 for a small stand. For
each one sold he will give $25.00 of the proceeds to the Commercial Club.
It was decided to wait and see what color design the Lion’s would use.
Londa will check with Bob Karns
to see if Rock’n Bob would perform for the 2003 Wheat Harvest Jamboree.
Motion to adjourn by Pastor
Murphy, seconded by Marlene, motion carried.
Meeting was called to order by Vice Pres. Kevin Schaefer, Pres. Dan
Thompson was unable to attend.
Minutes were read by secretary Dani motion to approve minuets was made motion
Treasure's report was given by Pastor Murphy motion to accept the minuets
Welcome to our new comers Sheriff Marighney and Deputy Gant.
Old Buss: Wheat Harvest Jamboree Shawn is having a herby derby this year
will be our new event this derby is with front wheel drive cars. Motion to
have our next meeting one week early because of the Jamboree made by Larry
second by Pastor Murphy. The noon dinner will still be a free will offering.
We need approval on the banners from Quality Quick Print if you have not
done so please contact Jeremy. Shawn has expanded the lawnmower race track
this year as of now it is the largest in the state. If any of the
businesses would like to participate in sidewalk sales on Sat. you are on
your own. We need two groups of ticket takers for the dance from 8:30-10pm
Cheryl and Larry and from 10-12 will by Emil and Jim. This year the parade
will be covered on the radio it would be nice if we could have a nice
turnout. Kerry Schorsch will be in charge of dropping the paper plates with
the business coupons on them if you would like to participate you are on
your own to make your own paper plates. On Thurs. the 12th we will be frying
up the hamburger for the sloppy joes if anyone would like to help please
feel free to do so. We will be having K-Hook dj the dance this year Bob
Barnes has donated $100 to go toward the dj. THANK YOU BOB! We will also be
having some extra events this year such as horseshoes and hole in one
contests. Sat. the Golden West bar will be having a beer garden during the
lawnmower raced spectators are allowed to bring their own beverages. Sun.
there will be no beer garden but the bar will be open. Mr. Lechler's FFA
team will be in charge of the concessions on Sun. Motion to adjourn meeting
made by Gail 2nd by Londa meeting was adjourned
next meeting will be held on Mon. 9th of Sept.