East Mountain Chamber of Commerce
March 7, 2013
Board Members Present: Bob Brittain, Bill Herman, Regina Marnett, Kara Schug, Sarah Edgell, Barbara Ormand, and Julie Albright, Director
Meeting called to order at 11:55 am by President Bob Brittain. Pledge of Allegiance was recited, and introduction of officers, chamber members, and guests.
East Mountain Fire Prevention Association said there will be a Green Waste week beginning March 30. Cid Morgan, Sandia Ranger, told everyone the area is very dry and it’s important to have a defensible area around homes during this dangerous fire season.
New member presentation was the Dental and Elite Med Spa, a full service health business featuring dental, chiropractic, dermatology, and massage therapy. Chiropractor Dr. Tom Larison spoke about the benefits of chiropractic therapy. Office manager, Theresa gave out several gifts of massages, facials, and skin products. Their massage therapist was on hand giving 10 minute chair massages. The spa is located in the Joe Boydon Construction Building in Tijeras.
Current Member Presentation by Patricia Bernardez of Shaklee products. She presented Shaklee’s newest product – a weight reduction program consisting of smoothies, snacks, and meals called Shaklee 180, along with a brief video.
Guest speakers featured students from the East Mountain High School Speech & Debate Team, current New Mexico State Champions. Started six years ago with 6 students, the membership has doubled each year under the leadership of teacher, Mr. Smith. Three years ago the team defeated the prestigious ABQ Academy, a 24 year champion, and have maintained their State Championship title since then. The Team has since entered National and International Championships. Senior James Clark and Sophomore Adelynn Nee gave a brief simulation of a public forum debate over health care reform.
Treasurers Report –Time constraints did not allow the presentation of the Treasurer’s Report.
May Meeting will be a tour of the GCC Plant in Tijeras.
Member of the month – Ellen Ashcraft, Mary Kay Cosmetics
Meeting was adjourned at 1:15 pm.
Respectfully submitted by Barbara Ormand, Secretary