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Meeting Minutes

October 9, 2007

LocationDavid Girard Vineyards (conference room)
AttendeesMari Wells, Donna McMaster, Robert Dalton, Kary Danielson, Pat Lahey, Kathleen Ash, Cloann Zimmerman, Candy Wall, Sarah Canfield, Teal Triolo, Craig Sanborn, Betty Sederquist, Howard Penn
AuthorCandy Wall
StatusApproved November 13, 2007

Called to order @ 6:35 pm. Vice President Mari Wells resided Judy Huestis President unavailable this meeting.
Chamber minutes were distributed, read for June, Sept. Bus. and General meetings.
Kary motioned to approve all minutes motion second and carried.

Treasurer's Report: $22,378.95

Old Business: Kary promised report on the MOU from El Dorado County ref: Hwy 49 Irrigation for shrubs etc. Nov.CLCC Meeting.

Signage for Businesses: Teal suggested inviting owners to our meeting and together we could enhance business locations/Hwy visibility. Locate Water lines?

This year the Jingle Bell Jubilee will coincide with The B&B Tour, and Christmas in Coloma.
We will have a plan and schedule of activities from Mari Wells as we get closer she'll give us her proposal November. We need a Santa Claus Suit,Caroling songs,and Carolers please report to Mari Wells.

Webmaster Donna McMaster payment agreed or due for the year 2007. Sarah Canfield will be the Chamber Go to Person with our features or business updates to keep our web site current.
Donna said she would submit her invoice Sara is paid by Donna from Donna's fees.Donna's presentation covered webpage statistics, encouraged business highlights sent to her with photo,a 20 word caption suggested. We asked her how we could make it easier to get to the Guide's Lodging to play off each others businesses and she explained how it works todate. A new budget for Donna's services will be determined for 2008.

Howard Penn suggested a Marketing Meeting at the Sierra Nevada House Wed. or Friday watch for email any participants and volunteers welcome.

Please be Present in November for Officer elections Coloma Lotus Chamber of Commerce 2008. A Big Thank you in advance.

Easter Egg Hunt 2008 to be coordinated by Candy and Volunteers. Pat (Treasurer) recalled an Easter Egg Hunt Budget of $800. Candy was happy to work with that amount and noted with the Easter Egg Hunt comes yearly storage just a note to the incoming 2009 Easter Egg Hunt coordinator.

At this meeting a Chamber of Commerce Membership coodinator had not been located but anxious to find one. A coordinator takes care of collecting money from businesses, answering Email, and distribution of the Guides a lot to cover.
A Million thank you (s) to John Tillman for his tireless work in Coordinating members/membership above and beyond for a lot of years.

2007 Unpaid members may be handled differently in 2008. Membership database is in tact and very useful always room for new members.

We need to come up with design for Gateway Signs on the Highway they should set the tone of what's here, who's here, why stay? Be sure we check with planning dept. on size? color? permit? Prompted by Sam Driggers presentation.

Gold Rush Live October coming up and will be covered by Betty Sederquist photos and text.

As a group the Chamber had no stance on the AKA J Bar Ranch development.(Keep involved by knowing who's the backer)
New Business:
More time needed to respond to Email from Noah of the El Dorado County Park/Recreation/General Services regarding a Trail Grant. Kary will follow up with Dan and Noah for more details.

We are nearly 501c-6 complete need to check in with Laurel Bumb when we have completed Articles of Corp. to be a Chapter of the El Dorado County Chamber like El Dorado Hills, Georgetown etc.and more to be determined.

Pat suggested at the start of every meeting we introduce ouselves so we will get to know each other and our businesses. We agreed we could do it.

November meeting reminder: Sierra Nevada House 6:30

Meeting adjourned: 8:40pm