General Membership Meeting 2/2/23

SODUS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

General Meeting

February 2, 2023

Attendees:  Lynne Anne Batzold, Karen Rawden, Steve Humbert, Jane Hopkins, Karen Hoad, Alexa Wessie, Scott Johnson, Mylinh Johnson, Kari Hopkins, Thad Peak IV, Thad Peak V, Dhairya Ray, Jim Hopkins, Don Lessord, Michele Kerr

Meeting came to order at 6:03pm

Jim Hopkins reviewed the monthly meeting for the year of 2023.  This information os on the Chamber web site.  All meetings are open to the public and welcome to attend.

No treasures minutes, Alexa is away no January meeting minutes as there was only a board of directors meeting in the month of January.

Kari reminded us that there is still a problem with our website.  Patty has been attempting to get ahold of Alexa Castle to see what is wrong and get it back up.  Mild discussion that maybe we should look at a different service for our website, something that a member could work with such as Google.

The Harvest Fest committee has also bought a phone specifically for their use.  The number to follow when set up.

Citizen of the Year will be held at the Heights on April 14th.  Ads are going out in The Wayne County Times and on Facebook the week of February 4th.

Kari Hopkins gave an update on the Harvest Fest.  The hours will be changing from 9:am – 4:00pm and they will partnering with the Much Love organization who will continue the festival from 5:00 pm  – 9:00 pm with food vendors and bands.  The February meeting will be held on the 23rd at 6:00 pm in the Sodus Library Community room.  Anyone interested in helping is asked to attend.

Scott Johnson said the Food Trucks will begin setting up at the Fireman’s field on June 12th and run every other Monday until August 25th.  The last night will also have a fireworks presentation.

Scott mentioned that there is an e-waste event in the works to be held in Lyons.

Wayne County Bicentennial has many events going on this year.  They can be found on Facebook.  Bruce Farrington has a production of Bicentennial Minutes and will post one new one per week throughout the year.

Karen Rawden was welcomed as a new member who joined the Chamber with her new business Affordable Advisory for Seniors/Medicare Education and Advising Service.  www.medicareful.com/krawden

Thad Peak provided us with pizza from Fat Frankie’s and soda refreshments.  He and his son then gave us a tour of the facility pointing put all the different types of vehicles they now sell.  Truck, cars, tractors, ATV’s and coming soon jet skiis!  They also have an insurance agency that covers auto, home and life.

The tour concluded and the meeting ended at 6:55 pm.

Respectfully Submitted

Michele K. Kerr

Secretary