Present: Jim Hopkins, Chris Hopkins, Nancy Ross, Sandi Hamilton, Michele Kerr, Patty Paprocki, Mary Jane Mumby
Completed 2020 program schedule (attached). Confirmations needed before it can be published. Feb. meeting will be at Nicks to present this to general membership
Per Patty we have 56 paid business memberships, 12 individual and 4 civic. It was decided to let last year’s members who have not paid yet continue to be able to do eblasts. Mary Jane to send eblast reminder and at end of month send second dues notice.
April 3 is the date for the Citizen of the Year banquet, Michele and Patty in charge of it this year. About 2/1 ad will go in Times for Nominations, deadline will be 2/17. Board will meet at Mary Jane’s on 2/20 for selection and announcement made by 3/3.
Jim met with Ontario and Williamson Chambers to possibly pool some resources.
Patty to check on cost of using “Square” to pay dues and Harvest Fest online.
Mary Jane to place ad in Wolcott Shopper for membership drive. Also, will do eblast.
Minutes taken by Mary Jane Mumby
Sodus Chamber of Commerce Annual Financial Report 2019/ytd
Jennie Sedore, Jim Hopkins, Jane Hopkins, Kari Hopkins, Chris Hopkins, Sandra
Hamilton, Craig Wollensen. Diane DiWispelaere, Alice Bill, Patty Paprocki, Lara Duckett, Beth Ares, David Ares, Martha Miller, Jim Miller, Mary Jane Mumby
Minutes read and accepted Detailed year end treasurer report given by Patty Paprocki
Elections of Officers for 2019
No nominations from the floor, secretary cast one ballot for the following:
Chris Hopkins – Director
Mary Jane Mumby – Director
Michele Kerr – Vice President
Beth Ares – Secretary
Bylaws to be reviewed by Patty Paprocki, Sandi Hamilton and Alice Bill
Over 2000 people in attendance
Application fee to be raised to $45 from $40
New forms will be posted on our website next week
Vendor wanted flyers to be handed out during the Christmas season
Christmas party at Young Sommer Winery on 12/6 at 6 pm
Catered with guests paying $10 per person and chamber the rest
Grab bag gift of $20
Food pantry items will be collected
Santa in the Park on Friday after Thanksgiving
Chamber donating $100
Wallington Fireworks on 121/9
Chamber donating $300
Discussion held on donating towards park bench in Sodus Point to ice rink Alice Bill to contact village for more info
St Johns Holiday Bazaar – will attend and pay $25 table fee
Thank you notes were received from some of the scholarship winners
ARC has received a grant for a trailer that can be used for events that has a PA system etc. Jay Roscup is contact
Jim and Martha Miller thanked the Chamber for hosting the open house at the Wallington Cobblestone school house. $500 was donated that day and another $1500 came in afterwards.The cost of a new roof is about $5000 and they are looking into grants to cover cost.
Suggestion made that Chamber start looking into grants
Next meeting will be for Board members in January 2019 to plan next years events and programs. Regular membership meeting will be in February at place to be determined.
Short tour of the STAC facility followed the meeting.
Present: James Hoyt, Kari Hopkins, Chris Hopkins, Alice Bill, Debra Spring, Ray Seppler, Ema Seppler, Shelly Gates, Jennie Sedore, Nelson Kise, Scott Johnson, Darrell Vasseur, Mike Scoville, Lara Duckett, Michele Kerr, Sandi Hamilton, Jim Hopkins, David Englert, Mary Ellen Fava, Micha Atwater, Nancy Ross, Patty Paprocki, Mary Jane Mumby
Introductions were made by each attending.
No minutes since recording secretary on vacation, no minutes were done at August picnic.
Michele Kerr reported that so far $2600.00 had been taken in
Craft only vendors still being accepted
Help is needed for set up in morning about 7:00 and clean up at 4:00 pm
Organizational meeting on Wed 9/25 at 5:30 at Destinations for assignments
Party In the Park Friday night starting at 6:00 pm
Food and Drink will be available
Chamber paying half of band cost ($200)
Jim Hoyt furnishing port a potties, will be located by Key Bank
Village Hall will be open for the restrooms
Masons will open store front for rest rooms unless it’s rented
Discussion about changing vendor fee
Michele had some wanting it lower
All felt it should be left at $45 since attending vendors are ok with it
Will still do discount for signing up at event for next year
Will still do Chamber discount
Packets will include next year’s application
This is last year Jim Hopkins will be work Harvest Fest and replacement is needed
This weekend is Wallington Bog and Grog
Next Chamber meeting is Oct 3 at new Finger Lakes Medical Center on Ridge Road. Beth Ares in charge of meeting
Chamber will host Meet and Greet the Candidates on Oct 20, 1:00 pm at Wallington Fire Hall
Invitations will be sent to the 15 candidates running in the Sodus, Sodus Village and Sodus Point Village elections.
Same format as previous years with 5 minutes talk time, and light refreshments served after for one on one time.
Chamber elections in November will call for President, Treasurer, and 2 Directors. Jim Hopkins to see about a nomination committee to report at Oct meeting.
Anyone interested in running for any of these offices should contact the Chamber
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