Minutes of Luncheon Meeting 2/2/2012
The meeting was called to order at 11:55 am by President Bob Brittain. Board Members present were Bob Brittain, President; Loretta Olson, Vice President, Diane Shoudt, Secretary, Bill Herman, Treasurer, and members at large, Wayne Clay, Kara Schug and Barbara Ormand.
The New Member Presentation was given by Erik Fabricius Olsen. His company is Internet Marketing Solutions DigMar LLc. His company does digital marketing for small businesses. This field has grown 20% in the last year vs inflation at 2-3%. He will do a free analysis about your website which takes 30 minutes to 1 hr, which he has the software to perform.
The current member presentation was given by John Helmick with EMIFPA. They are planning some special events this spring to raise funds to help families of fallen firefighters. You can participate by collecting donations at your business or your business donating funds. The first event is Saturday February 25th at Roosevelt Middle School in Tijeras. It will be a mock event to make the community aware of the 2012 fire season. Refrigerator magnets with current emergency phone numbers were handed out but there was a mistake with one number and they will be printing more correct ones. If you live in Bernalillo County and want help in thinning your land or other environmental issues you can contact Sue Hansen Putze at 761-5446. They also have property signs available to distinguish property addresses from one another in the event of emergencies. For more information about EMIFPA contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The treasurers report reported a beginning balance of $7710.36, with income of @2159 and expenses of 1432.40, leaving a balance of $8436.86, a turn around from last year at this time.
There was no guest speaker, since the guest speaker did now show up.
The winner of the drawing for the month was Coffee at Dawn in Cedar Crest.
The winner of flowers donated by Stephanie at What about the Flowers was Ellen Ashcraft from Mary Kay Cosmetics.
Remember the Tijeras City Council Meetings are open to all of us.
There was a drawing for flowers donated by Chamber member Stephanie from What about the Flowers and won by Ellen Ashcraft representing Mary Kay. Ellen also wants to remind everyone that the deadline for announcements in the Chamber Voice next issue is February 13th.
The meeting was adjourned at 12:45.
Respectfully Submited by Secretary, Diane Shoudt.