Yorktown Chamber of Commerce

Monthly Chamber Meeting

June 16, 2015

Mellott Family Center


INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME: Al Baker, Barb Baker, Bonita Ramirez, Pat Smith, Sarah McCord, Carolyn “Buffy” Grieves, Mike Desloover,  Marcy Minton, David Karnes, Chris Day, Molly Day, Jon Myrick, Ashley Runkle, Angie Rogers-Howell, Brian Haughn, Susan Orebaugh, Leslie Baim, Maggie Walker, Melissa Bucur, David Riggs, Ed Armantrout, Mary Ann Stroeh, Kayla Hall, Steve Huddleston, Keith Gary, Preston Howell, Brian Minger, Steve Wickliffe, Susan Londt, Steve Perry.


QUESTION OF THE DAY: What are your summer plans?


SECRETARY REPORT:      Approved as presented.


TREASURER REPORT:      Approved as presented.


TOWN REPORT: Council meeting on Monday night – 6/22; Budget process going on; 14 new home permits issued so far this year; new firetruck will arrive anytime and hopes to be at the July 4th festival; splash pad in Memorial Park should be finished the week of 6/22.


PROGRAM: Park Board presentation – Jon Myrick – Continue to operate three parks plus all trails and greenspace in town. Have countless partnerships with local groups to enhance programming; meetings are the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the field operations building – all are welcome to attend and bring ideas, suggestions, and money to back it up!

Schedule of events for 4 for the 4th – Molly Day

8 a.m.               Four for the Fourth

10:30 a.m.        Canoe Race

1:00 p.m.          Cardboard duct tape boat race

3:00 p.m.          Pie Baking Contest

5:30 p.m.          Hot dog eating contest

6:00 p.m.          Reminisce Oldies Band

6:30 p.m.          Rubber Duck Race

7:00 p.m.          Rubber Duck Race

7:30 p.m.          Rubber Duck Race

Dusk                Fireworks

Carnival will be in town 7/2, 5- 10 p.m., 7/3, 5 – 11 p.m., 7/4, 12 noon – 12 midnight


MISCELLANEOUS NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS: Motion was made and passed to donate $1,000 to the festival for promotion cost expenses. Chamber Pork booth needs volunteers from 2:00 – 10 p.m.; 4 for the 4th is still on record pace, needs volunteers for race day, arrive a 7 a.m. to help. Harvest Soup Kitchen golf outing to be held August 28 at the Players’ Club in Yorktown; Farmer’s Market continues on Fridays, 4 – 7 p.m. at Morrows Meadow; West End Arts district Festival coming in the fall; Morrison Woods Car show on Friday 6/19; First Merchants open house downtown on 6/17 and includes new community room that non-profit organizations can utilize during the business day; Kids in the Meadow is very popular and will continue on Mondays from 5:45 – 8 p.m. through July.


MEETING ADJOURNED:                  9 a.m.


NEXT MEETING:                               August 18, 2015 – Bring a guest!