General Membership Meeting 9/7/23


General Meeting

September 7, 2023 – 6:05pm

Meeting held at the Farm Stand and hosted by Ross and Kaye Gansz.  In attendance: Jim Hopkins, Chris and Marty Tertinek, Nancy Ross, Amanda Burman, Patty Paprocki, Christina Kariuk, Sandy Hamilton, Karen Rawden, Jenny Sedore, Karen Hoad, Michele Kerr

Treasurers report was read by Jim Hopkins.

Expenses – $ (187.47)

Checking –  $5229.37

Savings  –   $  215.07

Special Savings –  $1554.67 (Mural)

Total.          $6999.11


Jim is looking for an individual to handle upcoming nominations for available positions.

He announced that Career Day will be held on October 25, 2023 at the Sodus High School.  Information will be going out online to interested businesses.

Legislation Breakfast is being held on October 6th; 7”30 am until 10”:00am at the VFW in Palmyra.

Website is coming along and it is hoped be up and running by the end of the month.

Harvest Fest – As of September 30th, there are 100 vendor spots paid for.  The Harvest Fest will run from 9:00am until 4:00pm.  At 5:00pm there will be a party in the park to support the Much Love Foundation with music from Swagger.  Thew vendor fee this year was $45.00 and $10.00 for each fee was given to the Much Love Foundation which is an organization for the awareness of mental health.  The Chamber will have a booth set up.  If you can assist, please contact Pappy Paprocki.


The Apple Farm Stand

Kaye and Ross Gansz spoke about their products and the expansion of the Apple Farm Stand.  The Stand offers apple cider donuts, River Rat cheese, Crogan Bologna, Salt bread, homemade pies and jams, fresh vegetables and more.  Ross discussed his history of hard cider making and treated us to samples.  They have a tasting bar set up just for this.  The cider is sold in growlers.  The Ganzs’ discussed how they like to give back to the community and reflected that it was a responsibility they took seriously.  They furnished a wonderful charcutier board with samples of what is sold at the Stand.


The meeting was adjourned 7:00pm


Respectfully Submitted,

Michele Kerr