Yorktown Indiana Chamber of Commerce

Monthly Meeting

Mach 20, 2018

Mellott Family Center


INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME: Liz Rozelle, Sarah McCord, Jacque Chiudioni, Paul H. Jones, Rick Yencer, Matt Anderson, Kallie Sulanke, Patti Decker, Maureen Walby, Rachel Tucker, Greg Hinshaw, David Sturgeon, Cameron Grubbs, Carly Acree-King, David Riggs, Doug Baim, Tamie Dixon-Tatum, Gay Nation, Brendon Comp, Mark Goodpaster, Carolyn “Buffy” Grieves, Ryan Ballard, Monica Thomas, Ed Armantrout, and mystery person whose name we couldn’t read; please let me know who you are.

QUESTION OF THE DAY: Do you like the old or the new commercials better? Most liked the old commercials and indicated the ones that were most memorable. Several liked some of the new commercials, as well.

BREAKFAST SPONSOR:                  Liz Rozelle -Yorktown Public Library

SECRETARY REPORT:                       Approved as submitted

TREASURER REPORT:                      Ed Armantrout – Approved as submitted

SCHOOL REPORT:                             Greg Hinshaw – I-Step testing has been completed.  Winter sports have finished with excellence in wrestling and swimming. Spring sports are underway. Facility improvement to begin at Pleasant View Elementary School as well as improvements to transportation facilities. Spring break begins March 23rd.

BRE LUNCH AND LEARN:               March 29, 2018 – Mr. Mouse Meeting Room- 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Dustin Humm from E-Keepers.

PROGRAM:                                         Liz Rozelle – Yorktown Public Library – Liz Rozelle has been at the Yorktown Public Library since 2003 and she strongly believes that the library adds a great deal of value to the community. The library offers much more than books by embracing technology. Its programs have provided a cultural center for many people in the community including young mothers, teens and children. The library provides assistance to small businesses through special library collections based around small-business needs.

The Library, formerly known as the Wright Memorial Library, began with the donation of the building in 1999 by Howard Gregory, and was opened in 2000. The library currently has a staff of seventeen employees, twenty-four computers, increased materials and data bases, all of which can be accessed from home with a library card. The library had 102,000 visitors in 2017.

Teens are encouraged to participate in after-school library activities. Currently there are forty teens who participate in “Teen Scene” on a regular basis. Programming includes crafts, movies and reading contests.

The library building is a reflection of community values and is striving to add a 3,000 sq. ft. addition in order to increase services offered to the community. The $1.4M project will allow more family and teen programs, as well as supporting downtown redevelopment and expansion.

The library offers assistance with learning computer programs and is offered on a one-to-one basis from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Fridays. Further, the library offers various passes which can be checked out to attend community events, including Minnetrista Cultural Center, Muncie Children’s Museum and the Indiana State Museum.  Yorktown Public Library offers a reciprocal borrowing agreement with Muncie Public Library, as well.  Rozelle encouraged people to visit the library Website at www.yorktownlib.org.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: The Kiwanis Club is offering tax preparation at the Yorktown Field Operations Building – Contact Ed Armantrout at (765) 254-3929 for an appointment; Westminster Village is offering free event – John Walker, guitarist – 7 p.m. on March 20, visit Westminster Village Website for listing of additional events; Mutual Wealth Management is offering a free seminar on March 20; Applications are available for the Yorktown Town Endowment for Yorktown non-profit organizations. Applications are on line with deadline date of May 1; Community Foundation applications available for the David Sursa Award for outstanding non-profit board members, deadline March 31; The Carriage House of Yorktown,  the newest wedding venue, will be hosting an open house on May 20, 2018.

TIP OF THE MONTH: Mark Goodpaster – To fix a squeaky door hinge, take the door off the hinges and use steel wool to remove rust, oil with WD-40 and replace hinge pins. To create a lantern put your phone flashlight next to a bottle of liquid.


NEXT MEETING:                                April 17, 2018 – BRING A GUEST!