Rose Hill Chamber Board Meeting November 18, 2021
Call to Order
The Executive Board Meeting was called to order by Gerald Amato at 12:08 pm. The meeting was held at Gerald Amato, American Family Insurance Office.
Approval of Agenda
Motion made by Mia, 2nd by Jessica
Approval of Minutes
Motion made by Mia, 2nd by Jessica
Teressa went through the financial report with numbers for Chamber, Hometown Christmas, and Car show.
Motion to approve by Natalie, 2nd by Sharynne
New members – none
6 renewing members
Who is the January member of the month? Doug Mowder is excited to be a member, so might be a good candidate. Also the Vet (Hodes) might be a good pick. Totally Tammy
December: Aura Elements
February: Totally Tammy
March: All Seasons Cooling and Heating
Chamber members – 55
Sponsor on Website: HTC
Social Media improved this month
Website goes down but because Fall Festival is over, but FB up with reached and engagements.
American State Bank to Equity changes
Went through the stats and demographics
HTC had lots of activity on website and social media
Motion to approve by Teressa, 2nd by Natalie
1-Recruitment Session- Results: Lovina did not get to the list, but will try harder.
Ryan sent his list results to Gerald who went through the success of Ryan’s list.
Citizens Bank of Kansas applied as a new member, but he is not showing up on the list.
Natalie – Cute Nails is not interested.
Teressa – not much success, will check emails
Mia – had 5 or 6 renew
Gerald – Jenny got 4 renewals immediately
Went through the closed businesses to update the lists
Will finish up the process and then need to get the program to the schools.
We should market to the community better.
Lovina will create a flyer for the scholarship program
How do we want to pay out this money for the scholarships. We need to have a subcommittee to decide the program. Teressa, Lovina, Gayle, Mia, Jessica
3-Fall Festival- concessions- car show-
Concessions – brought in stack of money $454.50 – need to reconcile the books to pay Proj Grad. this week if possible . The Chamber wants to give $300 to the Proj Grad. $267 is a chamber administration fee.
Car Show – Natalie went through all the expenses and income from the Car Show. $2554.20 profit with the Chamber keeping the $1,000 starting monies back into the account.
Gerald suggested buying a hot dog cart for the Chamber events. Hot dog cart discussion – expense, storage, cleaning and certifying it as a food provider. Which started a discussion about storage: do we want to combine organization stuff into a storage unit where everyone can keep and share our combined stuff. Going to ask some of our members, especially if they can donate a unit. Mia will ask Webster’s storage.
Natalie has a short list of expenses that she needs to purchase. Mia motioned to buy account checks, 2nd Andrea.
Sheridan Warren donated $425 so far to the car show as a memorial fund.
4-Shop Local – any updates? Sharynne will update us next month. Postponing until new year.
5-Mixers – library in the spring
6-Ribbon Cutting for Andover body Shop (The Andover Chamber of Commerce is doing a ribbon cutting on 12/01/2021 at 11:30 Am. The owner reached out and asked if we would be able to do a ribbon cutting on the same day. – Other businesses are wanting to have ribbon cuttings also. Try to do Perfect Imperfections, Totally Tammys, ribbon cutting at the Perf Imper mixer.
7- Next General Meeting – January 20, 2022. Think about a speaker. Gayle? Caterer? Twisted Kitchen? backup Happy House. Advertise in the RHRC Program Guide. Motion – Natalie; 2nd Jessica
order a raised embossed stamp seal for the Chamber Bucks and going forward, official, no copies of chamber bucks, with a logged spreadsheet to track them. Motion to buy stamp and paper – Lovina 2nd Andrea
Chamber Bucks to HTC – $100 motion by Natalie, 2nd Lovina
Chamber Bucks donation to HTC – motion Teressa for
Meeting adjourned at 2:45 pm