August 2017 Newsletter

Call To Order

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors was held on Tuesday, July 11, at Scooters, 2750 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, AZ.  The meeting was called to order at 11:46 a.m., by President Larry Adams.

Attendees

President Larry Adams, Treasurer Steve Bouman, Secretary John Caponetto, and Director Catherine Lopez-Rajaniemi.   Absent were:   Directors Steve Ramsey, Kim Camacho and Jim Underwood.  Also in attendance was guest Mark Harris, Estimator/Project Manager of McCormick Construction Co.

Minutes

President Adams asked if everyone had received the Newsletter.  Everyone said they had.  President Adams asked for a motion to approve the Board Minutes.  Treasurer Bouman made a motion to approve the Board Minutes.  Secretary John Caponetto seconded the motion.  All were in favor.  Motion passed.  

Treasurer’s Report

President Adams asked for the Treasurer’s Report.  Treasurer Bouman read the Treasurer’s Report.  President Adams asked for a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report.    Secretary Caponetto made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report, and Director Lopez-Rajaniemi seconded the motion.  All were in favor.  Motion passed.  

Old Business

Membership

President Adams asked for a report on membership renewals.  Secretary Caponetto stated that we have six that have not renewed.  President Adams is to get in touch with Terry Kreidel.   

Newsletter

President Adams and Secretary Caponetto informed the Board that they discussed giving Laura Harrison more duties as she is now retired.  Her additional duties include picking up the Newsletter from Office Express; stuffing the Newsletter in envelopes; putting labels and stamps on the envelopes; and, mailing them out.  Also, making phone calls to find out who will be attending the general meeting dinners.  Ms. Harrison will also get an increase in pay for these additional duties.  

Going Dark

President Adams informed the Board that he will be gone the month of August. Secretary Caponetto also said he will be gone the month of August.  Discussion will held whether to have a dinner meeting for August or go dark.  Tentatively, we will say that we are going dark for the month of August.  

Director Lopez-Rajaniemi came up with some ideas to encourage participation for our dinner meetings.

President Adams told the Board that we need a Vice President designated so that when the President is not available for meetings, the Vice President can handle the meetings.  Also, President Adam appointed Mark Harris to be a Board Member Board.

Guest Speaker

President Adams said that Supervisor Hildy Angius will be our guest speaker for tomorrow’s dinner meeting.  She will be discussing property and sales taxes and how they will affect us.  

Secretary Caponetto informed the Board that there are 29 dinner reservations set for tomorrow night.

Adjournment

President Adams asked for a motion to adjourn.  Director Lopez-Rajaniemi made a motion to adjourn the Board Meeting, and was seconded by Treasurer Bouman.   All were in favor.  Meeting adjourned at 12:37 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Laura L. Harrison
July 12, 2017

July 2017 Newsletter

Chaparral Country Club, venue for monthly meetingMONTHLY DINNER MEETING

Chaparral Country Club
1260 Mohave Drive
Bullhead City

Speaker: Supervisor, Hildy Angius
Date:
 July 12th, 2017
Social Hour: 6:00pm
Dinner served at 6:30pm sharp! Cost is $15.00 per person

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Please note: We pay for all meals ordered. Once you have made your reservation, you will be charged for your dinner even if you do not attend.


PRESIDENT’S CORNER

If you are paying attention you are aware that taxes particularly property taxes are on
the increase. There are a number of tax increase proposals under consideration by the
county which include substantial increases in property tax, possibly a sales tax increase
and maybe both. The Bullhead Fire District is asking for voter approval to sale 16.5
million in bonds which will be paid back with an increase in your property taxes should it
pass. All of these proposed increases will be on top of the already approved property
tax increase to repay the 35 million bonds sold by the High School District and those of
you who live in Mohave Valley Elementary School District are already committed to
repaying their bonding amount. These combined increases are significant to the point
of being crippling particularly to commercial property.
Our guest speaker at our July 12th dinner meeting will be Supervisor, Hildy Angius to talk
about the counties possible increases. This is something you need to be informed on
before it is too late to do anything about it. Make your dinner reservations now and let
your feelings known to Supervisor Angius.

Larry D. Adams
Vice President


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Call To Order

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors was held on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017, at Scooters, 2750 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, AZ.  The meeting was called to order at 10:46 a.m., by President Larry Adams.

Attendees

President Larry Adams, Treasurer Steve Bouman, and Secretary John Caponetto, DirectorsCatherine Lopez-Rajaniemi and Steve Ramsey. Absent were: Kim Camacho and Jim Underwood.

Minutes

President Adams asked if everyone had received the Newsletter.  Everyone said they had. President Adams asked for a motion to approve the Board Minutes.  Director Ramsey made a motion to approve the Board Minutes.  Secretary Caponetto seconded the motion. All were in favor.  Motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report

President Adams asked for a report on the Home Show.  Treasurer Steve Bouman reported that as of now, the Home Show netted $8,470.95.  There is still $1,535 outstanding.    Discussion was held regarding the Academy of Building Industries School and how well the students worked on the Home Show.  It was decided to give the school the same amount as last year, with the provision that if the school needs help, we will give them monetary support.  It was also decided to show the school some form of appreciation like a plaque.  Treasurer Bouman then reported on the Treasurer’s Report.  President Adams asked for a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report.    Director Ramsey made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report, and Secretary Caponetto seconded the motion.  All were in favor.  Motion passed.

Old Business

Membership

President Adams asked for a report on membership renewals.  Secretary Caponetto stated that we have 48 paid memberships.  Eight members have not renewed for 2017. Lowe’s still has not paid for three years.

Newsletter

Secretary Caponetto reported that he goes to the website and prints up the current information, then edits the information and saves the file.  He can call it up on his computer and then goes to Office Express where they print it out.  It costs $43 for mailing costs and he also prints up the mailing list.  He still has problems having people reserving for dinner.

Mohave Electric Cooperative

Treasurer Steve Bouman explained a little what Mohave Electric Cooperative is going through getting a Bill passed.  He said he will have cards to be filled out in the next few months to help getting the Bill passed.

Guest Speaker

President Adams said that he will try and get a guest speaker to talk about taxes.

President Adams told the Board that he will be in Alaska in August.

Elections

President Adams said that we need people to run for tomorrow night’s election.

Adjournment

President Adams asked for a motion to adjourn.  Director Ramsey made a motion to adjourn the Board Meeting, and was seconded by Treasurer Bouman.   All were in favor.  Meeting adjourned at 12:27 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Laura L. Harrison
June 13, 2017