December Chamber Meeting

December 17, 2013, 8:00 a.m.,

Osborn’s Country Kitchen


INTRODUCTIONS and WELCOME:   Those attending:  Brendon Comp, Chris Day, Carolyn Grieves, Al Baker, Barb Baker, Bonita Ramirez, James Dalton, Sarah McCord, Ed Armantrout, Marty Ballard, Ryan Ballard, Gene Gragg, Steve Perry, Rick Yencer, Scott Dieg, Leslie Baim, Doug Baim, David Boone, Gary Birk, Robert Schounce,


SECRETARY REPORT:  Minutes approved as presented.


TREASURER REPORT:  Financial report approved as presented.


2014 ELECTIONS:  Unanimous votes were received for the following:

President, Steve Perry

Vice President, James Dalton

Secretary, Chris Day

Treasurer, Ed Armantrout


2013 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR:  The winner was Dr. Jennifer McCormick for her leadership with the numerous recognitions for excellence in education in the Yorktown Community School Corporation.  The first runner-up was Mary Ann Stroeh.  The second runner-up was Yorktown Fire Department.



LUMINARY FESTIVAL –  The festival was December 14, 2013.  The weather and water main break caused some minor issues, but the snow was beautiful with the luminaries lit throughout the meadow.  Carriage rides, Santa and coloring contest went on as normal.  Planter contest winner by voting was Wasson’s and by People’s choice was Aspen Beer Club.  Vendors setting up in the YMS gym worked out well.  Snowball fight and parade were well attended given the weather.  Thanks to committee members for making it a big success again.


WEBSITE – – The committee had their third meeting for the website makeover and will continue to meet monthly.  Project to be completed Feb 2014.


TOWN UPDATE –   Jan 14 Hyett Palma findings presentation at Yorktown UMC at 7:00 pm.


YORKTOWN SCHOOLS – Friday is the last student day of the first semester.


YORKTOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT – Fire Chief David Boone attended to present an annual update of the YFD including number of fire runs, response times and active firemen.  The department is currently seeking support for an aerial ladder truck.


CITIZEN OF THE MONTH:  Luminary Committee including Leslie Baim, Gene Gragg, Vicki Hornbaker, Dianna Thornburg, Vicki Craig, Michael Caldwell, Jennifer Scott, Becky Monroe, April Kemp as chaired by Barb Baker with assistance from the Yorktown Y Board and Community Corrections.  Additionally, Yorktown Street Dept. for setting out luminaries. Custodians at YMS for their help with the vendor space.


MISCELLANEOUS NEWS/ANNOUNCEMENTS – Kiwanis Blood drive Jan 4 from 1230-415.  Luminary Cookbooks from last year were distributed.  Christmas Eve at 8p at Yorktown UMC –




Ongoing List of 2014 Recognitions – Luminary Festival Committee,

NEXT MEETING IS  JANUARY 21 at 8:00 a.m. at Osborn’s Country Kitchen