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    February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

KF Chamber of Commerce Annual Members Meeting 10-17-2019

KETTLE FALLS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING 2020

October 17, 2019 Meeting Minutes

1 Call to Order @ 7:10pm

  1. Sign-in of Members – sign in sheet was passed around

            Phil Teller, Riverwood B&B, Chamber President 

           Wayne Wardlow, Coast to Coast, Chamber Vice President

           Michael Olsen, Kettle Falls School District, Member

           Lee Moak, 3RBIS, Member

          Carrie Paetsch, Realtor, non-member – NEW MEMBER

          Robyn Westergard, Westergard Real Estate, non-member – NEW MEMBER

         Cheri Durbin, guest, non-member – NEW MEMBER

         Chip & Bunny Carr, North Lake RV Park, non-member – NEW MEMBER

         Larry Kulesza, KF Planning Commission, guest/non-member

         Allison Hansen, Backyard BBQ Manager, guest/non-member – NEW MEMBER 

         Vernita Wright, Backyard BBQ, guest/non-member – NEW MEMBER

         Ela Scott, New American Funding, guest/non-member – NEW MEMBER

 

We went around the room and introduced ourselves to the guests and those not familiar.  Phil Teller explained his career and accomplishments with the Chamber and his affiliation with the KFDA.  Larry Kulesza left the meeting abruptly, he voiced his frustration of the meeting not going straight to the agenda.

 

  1. General Business – Amending of Bylaws. Reducing the number of Directors from 8 to 5. (There has been a critical shortage of people willing to serve as Directors. In order to conduct business this change is necessary.) A copy of the Bylaws and the proposed changes will be provided at the meeting.

 

Proposed Amendments 

  1. Change: Article VI: Officers and Board Members Section 1: Election of Officers and Terms of Office 

From: Officers shall be elected by a majority vote of the general membership in attendance at the annual meeting. Officers shall be elected for one (1) year terms, with the exception that the Vice-President shall serve as President the following year. Officers may serve more than one (1) year in office. Occasionally a conflict of interest may occur. In the event of a conflict of interest, the chamber shall seek a different person to serve as a chamber officer.  

To: Officers shall be elected by a majority vote of the general membership in attendance at the annual meeting. Officers shall be elected for one (1) year terms. Officers may serve more than one (1) year in office. Occasionally a conflict of interest may occur. In the event of a conflict of interest, the chamber shall seek a different person to serve as a chamber officer.  

*Carrie Paetsch moved to Approve – Wayne Wardlow 2nd – Motion Passed

  1. Change: Article VI: Officers and Board Members Section 3: Board of Directors  

From: Officers of the Chamber are automatically members of the Board of Directors. At Large directors shall be appointed by the president from the general membership within one month of the annual meeting.

To: Officers of the Chamber are automatically members of the Board of Directors. The general membership by majority vote shall also elect one (1) Director at Large. The Officers of the Chamber and the Director at Large constitute the Board of Directors.

Proposed after discussion: Officers of the Chamber are automatically members of the Board of Directors. The general membership by majority vote shall also elect at least one (1) Director at Large. The Officers of the Chamber and the Director at Large constitute the Board of Directors.

 

  1. Change: Article VII: Government  Section 1: General Powers

From: The business affairs of the Chamber shall be managed by a Board of Directors consisting of not less than eight (8) nor more than twelve (12) members, which shall include elected officials as set forth in these by-laws, and at large members appointed by the President from the general membership. The Board of Directors shall exercise all of the powers of the corporation, except as otherwise stated in these bylaws.

To: The business affairs of the Chamber shall be managed by a Board of Directors consisting of five (5) members, which shall include four (4) elected officials, and one (1) Director at Large as set forth in these by-laws. The Board of Directors shall exercise all of the powers of the corporation, except as otherwise stated in these bylaws.

Proposed after discussion: The business affairs of the Chamber shall be managed by a Board of Directors consisting of five (5) members, which shall include four (4) elected officials, and at least one (1) Director at Large as set forth in these by-laws. The Board of Directors shall exercise all of the powers of the corporation, except as otherwise stated in these bylaws.

*Wayne Wardlow moved to Approve both items b & c as written – Ela Scott 2nd – Motion Passed

 

The items were revisited and discussion resulted in adding “at least” to the Director at Large to accommodate more than one Directors at Large on the Board.

*Wayne Wardlow moved to Approve both items b & c after discussion – Michael Olsen 2nd – Motion Passed

 

  1. Election of Directors. President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Director at Large

President – Wayne Wardlow – Carrie Paetsch Motion – Ela Scott 2nd – Approved

Vice President – Ela Scott – Carrie Paetsch Motion – Robyn Westergard 2nd – Approved

Secretary – Cheri Durbin – Carrie Paetsch Motion – Ela Scott 2nd – Approved

Treasurer – Carrie Paetsch – Robyn Westergard Motion – Lee Moak 2nd – Approved

Director at Large – Vernita Wright – Allison Hansen Motion – Robyn Westergard 2nd – Approved

Director at Large – Allison Hansen – Vernita Wright Motion – Robyn Westergard 2nd – Approved

 

  1. Financial Status Report

The Treasurer Report was presented by former President Phil Teller as of July 18, 2019

Checking $1,408.00

Savings $2,003.48

Town & County             $11,369.92

Wayne Wardlow, President and Carrie Paetsch, Treasurer will go onto the Kettle Falls Area Chamber of Commerce  bank accounts and Phil Teller and any and all other individuals will be removed. Town and Country Days falls under the Chamber of Commerce and bank accounts. 

Phil, Wayne and Carrie will go to Banner Bank on 10-18-2019.

 

Phil Teller wanted to give the $1,000 that was given to the KFDA last month back to the KFDA.  Carrie Paetsch, acting as President of the KFDA, stated that the KFDA will not accept the $1,000 at this time and may revisit the gift of funds when the details of the Taste of Kettle Falls are decided and a date is set.  The check for the $1,000.00 will go into the KFACC account tomorrow. This will add $1,000 to the balances above.

*Ela Scott moved to Approve the Treasurer Report – Lee Moak 2nd – Motion Passed

 

  1. Old Business—Committee Reports – No committee reports were presented

 

  1. New Business—2020 Goals and Objectives – We would like to see happen

The chamber will hold a Spotlight for each business in Kettle Falls regardless if they are a member or not.  Each business in Kettle Falls will have their name put into a pot of some sort and a business will be drawn either 1 or 2 times a month, we will interview, take photos and advertise that business.  – to Increase our members. 

  1. Membership Drive – Help in promoting business, advertising, collaborating
  2. Get the Kettle Falls business to work together with the Chamber and KFDA to plan events and promote the town.
  3. Website update and Facebook updates – Phil to get Linda to email Carrie all the information to have those sites admins changed.

 

  1. General Discussion  

Meeting date was discussed and changed to the 2nd Monday of each month at 6pm.  Any additional meetings will be called as needed.

Wayne thanked Phil for his time and service as the Kettle Falls Area Chamber of Commerce President and thanked those who attended the meeting, the new board members and new members that joined tonight.  Carrie to get membership forms to all the new members.

 

  1. Adjourn @ 8:30pm

 

Next meeting will be November 11, 2019 @ 6pm at the Kettle Falls Visitor Center.

 

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