Yorktown Chamber of Commerce

Monthly Meeting

November 17, 2021

Yorktown Town Hall


INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME:  Kristi Ingram, Ed Armantrout, Keith Gary, Nanci Perry, Greg Hinshaw, Steve Stroeh, Ken Glab, Sarah McCord, Tyler Ewing, Rick Yencer, Michele Tench, Carly Acree King, Carolyn “Buffy” Grieves, Pete Olson, Bonita Ramirez, Tim Williams, Tracy Gregory, Maureen Walby,


QUESTION OF THE DAY: What are your Thanksgiving traditions? Everyone shared with varied responses.


SECRETARY REPORT:               Approved as submitted.


TREASURER REPORT:               Total spent on concerts was $9,428 with sponsorships of $4,750 with cost to the Chamber of $4,678. Four for the 4th completed with proceeds of $43,612.61. Treasury balance $33,376.10. Treasurer report approved as submitted.


HOLIDAY ON THE GREEN – Nanci Perry – The event will take place on December 11, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. and will feature two large tents with approximately 35 vendors. There will be featured music from the Yorktown High School choir and jazz band, with an art gallery inside the Town Hall Building. There will be a tree raffle, photo booth, food from mobile vendors. Assistance would be appreciated to distribute the flyers.


SCHOOL REPORT – Dr. Greg Hinshaw – Winter sports are underway with basketball beginning soon. The new tennis courts are completed with construction to begin soon on the concessions and restrooms. The building project is on target. Numbers of covid cases have decreased at the school although general covid numbers are creeping up. Question raised about decision to put no windows in the gym, with discussions underway about looking for ways to make that improvement. Plans for use of old tennis court area include a green space with potential for adding more parking if needed, with possible plans for planting new tress in that area, as well. Enrollment remains stable at Yorktown, with general decline in enrollment in Delaware County.


TOWN REPORT: Pete Olson – Council met and discussed possibly purchasing new vehicles. Construction on the new roundabout scheduled for June and July, 2022 and will be about a ten-week project. The process for hiring a new police chief is moving forward.


AWARDS BANQUET: Tyler Ewing – Banquet will be held December 14 at Yorktown Town Hall at noon. Westminster Village will cater the food, with a cost of $15 per person. Registration for this event is available on the Chamber Website.  Nominations are still being accepted for the Chamber Awards.


LUNCH AND LEARN: Keith Gary – Scheduled to begin in February. Reminded members to register for Shafer Leadership events, as well.


PROGRAM: Ken Glab – Difference Makers – Glab who is with Dogwood Builders, is part of a group that provides assistance to Delaware County not-for-profit agencies that need assistance with certain projects. Their goal is to assist other local ministries who need assistance with small renovation projects. The group has also been available to assist with national disasters providing a crew of individuals for on-site work. They also have helped with delivery of gifts for Secret Santa. During the group’s last trip to assist with hurricane relief, they distributed more than 5,000 cookies with the meals they provided for people who had been displaced by the disaster.


ANNOUNCEMENTS: Luminary Kits can be purchased on line from the Scouts, with approximately 100 kits having been sold to date. The Kiwanis Club is selling Abbotts Caramels and can be purchased from any Yorktown Kiwanis member with proceeds to assist in the purchase of Parent Bags for families at Riley. Farmers’ Market at the Compass Church on the first Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. – noon, WINOS – Women in Need of Shopping – Will be held at Muncie Elks, December 12, 2-5 p.m.


ELECTION OF OFFICERS – Will take place at the December meeting. Nominations are still be accepted.


TIP OF THE MONTH:  Seven Rules for Life – 1. Make Peace with your past so that it doesn’t affect your present. 2. What others think of you is none of your business. 3. Time heals almost everything, give it time. 4. Don’t compare your life to others and don’t judge them. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 5. It’s all right not to know all the answers. They will come to you when you least expect it. 6. You are in charge of your happiness. 7. Smile! You don’t own all the problems of the world.


MEETING ADJOURNED:  Next meeting – December 14, 2021 – Yorktown Town Hall