7am Wed 2 Nov 2011 7am Roosters Minutes
- Thank you to Roosters! for use of their meeting area. Attending: J Mackenzie, D Thomson, R Davies, A Quinton, S Sabey
- J Mackenzie and D Thomson reported results of meeting A Bullock of Magrath Seniors. They have decided to join chamber. R Davies has updated member list online and forwarded check to R Spencer Treasurer.
- Minutes of Last Meeting read and accepted with 2 changes - Gala date is [28 Jan] vs 2 Feb and 'Proceeds to Trail System' applies to Gala vs Trade Show.
- Discussed Budgets for Hometown Christmas and Citizen/Business/Youth of the year. Flyers were suggested from each committee. Recommend a combined flyer now and perhaps a second one in new year. Discussed $500 budget for flyer mailout and newspaper ad. D Thomson will prepare one side for Hometown Christmas info and R Davies will draft other for CYB of year and upcoming events - General Jan 2012 Meeting, Gala Award Dinner, Spring Trade Show.
- Discussed Hometown Christmas 2011. Plan to proceed much like last year. Reviewed draft sponsorship request letter for this year. Approved with minor revisions. R Moore OK to distribute asap. Need to confirm with town that they will be handling Santa/Treats/Tree Lighting/Music per last year. D Thomson and J Mackenzie reported meeting with C Blackwell of Fire Dept - they are planning to participate again as well. A Quinton reported we would like to reserve table space for Chamber CYB Nominations. R Davies will contact R Moore re table bookings.
- Gala Jan 2012: S Sabey reported her committee initial plans and fun 'Family' theme for upcoming Gala Awards Dinner on Sat [28 Jan] 2012. Tickets will be $15 per person or $50 for immediate family of 6. They are recruiting volunteers and have next meeting set for 15 Nov 2011.
- Question raised on Chamber and social media. R Davies reported he has set up Twitter and Facebook and Google App accounts for chamber. Breaking news is posted on website and forwarded to social media as links. There is also 'follow' link at top of each page at magrath-chamber.com.
- Discussed date for next Annual General Meeting. Suggested either Tue 10th or Thu 12th of Jan 2012 in evening (8pm). Need to check for any conflicts in calendar.
- 8am Motion to Adjourn D Thomson
NOTE: Next Board Meeting: 7:30 am at Roosters Wed 7 Dec 2011
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