Yorktown Chamber of Commerce

 Monthly Meeting Minutes

 September 20, 2016

 Mellott Family Center

INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME: Mark Goodpaster, Barbara Baker, Al Baker, Marty Ballard, Carolyn “Buffy” Grieves, Kallie Sulanke, Chris Day, Sharon Grubbs, Diana Smiley, Kyla Bartle, Patti Decker, David Riggs, Brendon Comp, Starr Manning, Pete Olson, Keith Gary, Eric Peterson, Jennifer McCormick, Carolyn Case, Todd Blevins, Andrew McCarthy, Ryan Ballard, Tracy Ballard, Sarah McCord, Melissa Bucur, Kristi Geidel, Pamela Peery, Rick Yencer, Todd Blevins, Liz Rozelle, Bob Weaver, Jennifer Groves, Dave Sturgeon, Janae Mobley, Sara Humm, Mark Slusher, Greg Rifner, Bob Owens.


BREAKFAST SPONSOR:    Old National Bank – Represented by Kristi Geidel and Pamela Peery

SECRETARY REPORT:       Approved as submitted.

TREASURER REPORT:      Approved as submitted with $25,613.25 balance.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:    Barbara Baker, luminary chair, said committee is collecting gallon water or milk bottles for the festival Dec. 10. Take to the Historical Alliance office or to the monthly Chamber meetings.

Sarah McCord, awards committee, announced online sign-up is open for reservations for the awards luncheon, Dec. 20, from 11:30-1. Hope to have nomination forms on line also. Categories will be the same as last year: Spirit of Small Business, Outstanding Contribution to Education, Excellence in Public Service, and Community Impact. Luncheon cost is $15.


SCHOOL REPORT:   Jennifer McCormick, superintendent, said homecoming is this weekend with game on Friday night and parade on Saturday. She also asked chamber members to come drive a car, a fundraiser for the schools. She introduced Janae Mobley, new assistant principal for Yorktown High School. Janae formerly was a teacher at Carmel High School

TOWN REPORT:  Todd Blevins –Nebo Road roundabout is open. About 2 weeks until River Rd. trail will be open. Next Movie night will be Friday, Oct. 7, at Morrows Meadow, 1901 S Tiger Dr., with Hotel Transylvania to be shown. If you come dressed in your Halloween costume, you will get a free bag of popcorn!  Food trucks will be in downtown Yorktown for Downtown Dine Oct. 14.

PROGRAM:  Bob Weaver, Hoosier Environmental Council/Mounds Greenway, discussed the economic, health and environmental benefits of the proposed greenway that would go through Yorktown along the White River. The greenway is an alternate to Mounds Lake Reservoir proposal to conserve and protect the White River and its surrounding lands. Connect people from Delaware and Madison counties back to the river by providing non-motorized travel.  Weaver also mentioned the Sept. 24 bicycle ride which will start and end at Canoe Country, Daleville. Three routes—15 miles, 25 miles or 45 miles–for all skill levels. For more information, go to www.Moundsgreenway.org

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS: Diane Smiley, Altrusa style show fundraiser, Sept. 29. Tickets are $30 for lunch and $35 for dinner. Opportunity tickets available for $4,000 of prizes. She and Barb Baker have tickets.

Barb Baker: Yorktown United Methodist Church, Harvest Dinner, Oct. 7, 4-7 p.m., open to the public. Boy Scouts will host their annual pancake breakfast this Saturday, Sept. 24.

Melissa Bucur said snowbird special of $1,000 off for assisted living at Morrison Woods.

Chris Day invited members to his 15th anniversary party, Thursday, Oct. 6, 11 a.am.-2 p.m.

Carolyn Grieves announced Women in Business Unlimited  (WIBU) is accepting nominations for ATHENA Professional, ATHENA Young Professional, and ATHENA Organizational Leadership awards as well as for WIBU Lifetime Achievement Award through Sept. 30.Winners announced Nov. 16.  For information and nomination forms, go to www.wibumuncie.org

Andrew McCarthy announced Oct. 22 is Yorktown Day at Ball State. It is also BSU Homecoming Day. Special ticket prices for the game against Akron. He invited residents to watch Riley Neal, the quarterback from Yorktown, play.

Starr Manning said Minnetrista’s Orchard Shop had freshly pressed apple cider and Cortland apples.

Rick Yencer announced the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay winds through Delaware County on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

Carolyn Case said Yorktown Manor will have a Kids Not-so-Scary Trick-or-Treat Saturday, Oct. 29, from 2-4 at the facility, 2000 S Andrews Rd., Yorktown. She also mentioned that the facility is starting an Adopt a Grandparent Program. It’s a way for residents who do have many visitors to have a consistent friend and visitor that interacts with them monthly. For information, contact Yorktown.CLD@imgcares.com

Shout out to Ball State Athletics for participating in the Food Truck Fest in Morrow’s Meadow.

Shout out to the church’s kitchen staff for another delicious breakfast.

TIP OF THE MONTH:       Mark Goodpaster –Take time to find laughter in your day. Statistics show that a person needs to laugh 15 times a day with three of the laughs being belly laughs. Mark shared several quotes from Yogi Berra such as “Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours,” “I usually take a two-hour nap from one to four,”  “Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical,” and “When you arrive at a fork in the road, take it.” “Why is it that when someone tells you that there are one billion stars in the universe, you believe them but if  they tell you there is wet paint, you have to touch it to check?”  He ended with “Love means nothing in tennis, but it’s everything in life.”