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East Mountain Chamber of Commerce General Meeting Minutes

06/02/2016 11:53 AM | Nancy Carpenter

East Mountain Chamber June 2016 Business Meeting Minutes by Tamne Robinson, Secretary 


11.56 A.M. Thursday, 2 June 2016 meeting called to order by President Nancy Carpenter. 


Pledge of Allegiance was recited and all members asked to silence cell phones. 


Member introductions or members present at meeting: 

Nancy Carpenter, Automated Systems Inc, Chamber President Bob Brittian, Creative Concepts, Member at Large George Jasielski, Appliance Service of New Mexico, Member Mary Dammann, ReMax Pros, Member Bob Jones, Sandia Mountain Lions Club, Chamber Treasurer Jose Esqualante, Wells Fargo, Member Jan Mc Nelis, The UPS Store, Member Todd Matson, GCC, Member John Helmich, EM interagency Fire Protection Association Trace Smith, EMHS Foundation, Member Paul Rothberg, East Mountain Directory, Member Geri Jones, Sandia Mountain Lions Club, Member Gail Rossi, Administrative Assistant Effie Medford, New Mexico Medical Center, Member Dan Kniffin, The Kniffin Team, Member Sue Marsh, Walking in Circles/Hug a Horse, Member Barbara Ormand, SASS, Member Roger Alley, Wild Life West, New Member Pastor & Melissa Carter, Legacy Church, Member Tamne Robinson, One Stop Office, Secretary Johnathan Ipiotis , Tillery Chevrolet, Member Stephanie O’Brian, Arukah Holistic Skin care, Andrew Spears, Edwar Jones Financial Adviser, Speaker New Member Myra Pancrazio, Estancia Valley Economic Assoc., (Help NM) Levi Diaz (Help NM) – Prospective Member Miles Copeland, Deputy Cabinet Secretary, NM aging and long term services, Speaker Stephanie Avery – Assisted Mile Copeland 


John Helmich, East Mountain Fire Protection Agency – Stopped long enough to inform us that there was a fire south of Tramway that they were monitoring and were allowing to burn itself out because it was in an un-fightable area. 


Hug a horse Flyer for their fundraising event June 11th , 10-3. 


SASS Invite to their End of the Year Trail event, June 16th -26th, open to the public the 24th -25th at $5.00/person 


Lions club is looking for used glasses. Call for a drop box location and all of the NM Medical doctor’s office has a box. 


Legacy Church has offered their large auditorium for Chamber events. 


Speaker #1: Andrew Spears, Financial Adviser for Edward Jones brought folders and talked about planning for retirement for a business owner. He states that this is less expensive than most people think and that we should call him to find out more information. 


Speaker # 2: Cabinet Secretary Myles Copland speaking on behalf of aging and long-term Services for the state of NM. Stephanie Avery assisted him. HE stated The average age of the recipients receive NM Care is 80. 80+ population will increase to 80.5% of the population by 2030. The age of caregivers 45-64 continue to work and care for an elderly person. According to Mr. Copland the best thing an employer can do to assist caregivers is to be flexible and to direct employees to the aging and disability resource center (ADRC). The laws have changed concerning The family and medical leave act (FMLA). Whereas before a person had to take all their paid leave before qualifying for FMLA and now it can be mixed. Some paid some FMLA so that people can spread out their paid leave to avoid financial devastation. 


The Treasurer Reports an approximate beginning balance of $7956.00 and approximate ending balance of $7087.00 $440 New Member, $1308 for expenses, $172 for meals, $129 for office supplies and non-food lunch supplies. 


Members of the Month: Appliance Service of New Mexico, Floyd W. DeGrodt, CPA, Turquoise Trail Electric, LLC 


Door Prize: Stephanie O’Brian – Akukah Holistic Skin Care 


New Resident Packets: Tamne Robinson Recently had Surgery and they got put on hold. Will be putting together packets throughout June. 


Website: Please check your information and make sure it is the way you want it. If you want to put ads or links on your page please Let Nancy Carpenter know. 


Meeting adjourned at 12:30 PM per Nancy Carpenter, President 


Respectfully Submitted: Tamne Robinson, East Mountain Chamber Secretary

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