Elkader Area Chamber of Commerce Board Minutes

February 9, 2016

Location: Treats

Members present: K. Dunlap, C. Fosse, R. Keuhl, S. Mayne, C. Ruhser

Call to order

Financial Report

Ron Keuhl presented financial report. Rentschler made motion to approve financial report and was 2nd by Mayne.


We had to postpone 2/2 meeting to 2/9 due to weather.
Minutes were reviewed from the Jan mtg. The minutes were reviewed and a motion was made by Ruhser and 2nd by Keuhl.

Membership Report

Our current number of members paid is 64.
We discussed if there was a possibility to link a member’s webpage from our webpage.
Mayne will work on annual report once membership drive is finished.

Promotion Committee Report

Ladies Day Out (LDO) March 12th – we reviewed the proposed budget. A motion was made by Mayne to approve budget as proposed and 2nd by Dunlap.
• The purchase of bags for LDO was approved by the Board via e-mail last week.

Old Business

Sweet Corn Days: Discussed possibility of setting up an informational booth during the event.
We reviewed the ‘Punch card fundraiser’ idea again. The Board has decided to table this idea at this time.

New Business

Ruhser made a motion to continue with the current Board members and positions as it stands for this upcoming year. This motion was 2nd by Mayne. All Board members were unanimously in favor of motion.
• We currently have approx. 200 left of the brochures. These will be placed into the LDO bags.
• Reviewed current brochure for updates. Discussed possible changes to be made such as adding regularly scheduled events and size of brochure.
• We will need to place an insert for LDO that gives the names of our new members.
Fosse mentioned that the Chamber was approached to place an ad in the Backbone/Bluegrass Newsletter. The Chamber decided to decline this opportunity at this time.
Ruhser made a motion to pay Walter for hanging flags in the amount of $425 which is the same as last year. Dunlap 2nd this motion.
Ruhser adjourned the meeting.
Next meeting will be on March 1st, 7:30am at Treats.
Minutes submitted by Kristin Dunlap and will be approved at following Chamber meeting.

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