East Mountain Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
October 3, 2013
Luncheon was held at the Los Vecinos Community Center in Tijeras. Board members present were Bob Brittain, Bill Herman, Jose Madera, Kara Schug, Regina Marnett, Sarah Edgell, Barbara Ormand and Julie Albright.
President Bob Brittain called the meeting to order at 11:50 am. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and board members, chamber members, and guests were introduced.
Treasurer Bill Herman gave the Treasurer’s Report. Bank balance is $3350.41. Income for September was $310 and expenses were $379 for a net loss of -$69. Members donated funds to make up the loss.
Kara Schug asked members for silent auction items for our upcoming Breakfast with Santa
Event. Items can be dropped off at Remax Realty in Cedar Crest or at the Chamber office.
Guest speakers were Mary Spring and Joe Barber, Executive Director of the El Rancho de los Ninos children's home in Los Lunas. El Rancho de los Ninos is a public charity, nonprofit organization that provides brothers and sisters with a permanent/long-term non-denominational home in a rural family farm setting as an alternative to foster care. The home can house up to 16 children, ages 0-18. They are sponsoring a “Home of Your Own” Raffle for $75 a ticket. Winner can win a new D. R. Horton home in Albuquerque or $100,000 in cash.
New Member Presentation by Lorenzo Stanton of Three Cords Construction of Edgewood. The company does mostly remodels, but prides itself on its workmanship and long-term relationship with its customers.
Bob Brittain had nomination forms available for members to nominate a worthy teacher for the Teacher Star Award. All three chambers are involved and a Tijeras teacher will be given the award in November.
A sign up sheet for Wednesday Chamber office duty was circulated.
Nominations are needed for chamber board members in 2014.
Member of the month drawing was Bee Hive Homes of Edgewood.
The East Mountain Celebration will be held October 6 from noon to 4 pm at the Los Vecinos Community Center.
Meeting adjourned at 12:50 pm.
Respectfully submitted, Barbara Ormand, Secretary