May 2017 Newsletter

Chaparral Country Club, venue for monthly meetingMONTHLY DINNER MEETING

Chaparral Country Club
1260 Mohave Drive
Bullhead City

Speaker: Mayor Tom Brady and City Manager Toby Cotter
Date:
May 10th, 2017
Social Hour:6:00pm
Dinner served at 6:30pm sharp! Cost is $15.00 per person

DID YOU KNOW????Bring 1 ream of paper for a FREE 50/50 Ticket! Donation benefits the Academy of Building Industries

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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

I can’t believe it’s summer already but it is. Harbor Freight is open, Dot Foods is under construction, Mohave Crossroads has a new owner. Discount Tires has announced a new store in Bullhead. Walmart on the mesa is nearing completion. In short, the recession at long last is over and our area is definitely on the rebound. It has been a long time coming but what a relief that it is now here. New significant projects are being
announced on a weekly basis so if we can find an adequate workforce we should all be
fine for the for seeable future.
The guest speakers at our May 10th dinner meeting will be Mayor Tom Brady and City Manager Toby Cotter. They will be speaking about new projects in Bullhead City, this
years proposed budget and many other important concerns for our area. This is also the opportunity for you to express any concerns you have with the City Building Department or the service you are getting from the city. This is your chance to air your desires and concerns plus be aware of changes that may impact you and your business.
Make your dinner reservations with John Caponetto now while you are thinking about it.
See you Wednesday Night.

Larry D. Adams
Vice President


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Call To Order

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors was held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at Scooters, 2750 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, AZ.  The meeting was called to order at 12:00 p.m., by President Larry Adams.    

Attendees

President Larry Adams, Treasurer Steve Bouman, Secretary John Caponetto, Directors Steve Ramsey and Catherine Lopez-Rajaniemi.   Absent :  Directors Kim Camacho, Keith Parker, and Jim Underwood.  

Minutes

President Adams said the Board Minutes were fine.  No approval needed as there was no quorum.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer Bouman reported on the Treasurer’s Report.  President Adams asked for a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report.    There was discussion regarding paying back deposits for vendors.  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

President Adams recapped the Home Show.  Discussion was held regarding the excess carpet that was bought.   Question was brought up whether to donate it. President Adams discussed the bill from Mike Price Plumbing.  After a short discussion, everyone agreed to pay the bill.  The bill for Clear Circuit was for $1,000. Everyone agreed to pay it.  Bill for Epcor Water was for $87.24.  Everyone agreed to pay it.  The Florist bill for Kelly was for $91.67.  Everyone agreed to pay it.

Newsletter

President Adams said that this is not working.  We need to find an economic way to get labels done and stuff the Newsletter to mail out.  We won’t get attendance if no one knows what is going on.  We have to get information out there.  We need to talk to Tom Gallant.  Secretary Caponetto said he could do the mailing labels.

Membership

President Adams said they received a membership form from Marc Goldstone.  No one nominated him for membership.  

New Business

Secretary Caponetto said he had sent an e-mail to then President Bastyr on February 17th regarding a lady who wanted a handicap ramp built.  He said he does not know if Rick handled it.  Secretary Caponetto said he does not know whether anyone else did anything with this request.  Director Lopez-Rajaniemi said she would get in touch with Mike Connor to see if this has been done.  She said that there were a lot of people that wanted to help with this request.  

Where To Retire

President Adams said that they had 45 responses to our advertisement.  He said we need to get envelopes with the Mohave Valley Contractors Association name on them. Director Lopez-Rajamiemi said she may get them at a good price.  We need to look into this.  

Adjournment

President Adams asked for a motion to adjourn.  Director Ramsey made a motion to adjourn the Board Meeting, and seconded by Director Lopez-Rajaniemi.  All were in favor.  Meeting adjourned at 12:56 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Laura L. Harrison
April 15, 2017

April 2017 Newsletter

Chaparral Country Club, venue for monthly meetingMONTHLY DINNER MEETING

Chaparral Country Club
1260 Mohave Drive
Bullhead City

Speaker: Mohave County Assessor Jeannie Kentch
Date: April 12th, 2017
Social Hour: 6:00pm
Dinner served at 6:30pm sharp! Cost is $15.00 per person

DID YOU KNOW????Bring 1 ream of paper for a FREE 50/50 Ticket! Donation benefits the Academy of Building Industries

*REMINDER* – RESERVE ONLINE

CLICK HERE TO RSVP ONLINE

CLICK HERE to RSVP Online

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

Our Annual Home and Garden Show held March 25 th and 26 th is now behind us. This is our 5 th year for this event and was the best ever in terms of turn out as well as revenue generated for our association. This event is the only source of income for our association with the exception of annual dues which doesn’t go very far. If you talk to any of the vendors who took part I am confident they will tell you that it was very effective in generating more clients and business for them. It certainly was for me.

As always, a whole lot of work fell onto a few people to make this event a reality. The committee who put this on Catherine Rajaniemi, Chair, Althea Swanson, Darlene Hilter, Steve Bouman and John Caponetto worked six months to make it happen. Hopefully, next year we can get some other people involved so it isn’t such a burden of these few people.

It is pretty evident to nearly everyone that at long last the recession is over for us. Everyone I talked to seems to be very busy and the new problem is finding a work force to get the work done. This is a nice problem compared to the last 10 or 11 years with not enough work.

This month’s guest speaker at our dinner meeting will be the Mohave County Assessor Jeannie Kentch. Ms. Kentch will be talking about property taxes and how evaluations are set. The difference between Primary and Secondary taxes as well as the various taxing districts which derive revenue from property taxes. There are some things that can be done to lessen your tax burden.

So plan to attend the dinner meeting Wednesday, April 12th , 6pm at Chaparral Clubhouse. Be sure and make reservations for dinner with John Caponetto as we must give a count for dinner.

Larry D. Adams
Vice President


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Call To Order

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors was held on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Scooters, 2750 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, AZ. The meeting was called to order at 12:01 p.m., by Vice President Larry Adams.

Attendees

Vice President Larry Adams and Director Steve Ramsey. Absent were: President Rick Bastyr, Treasurer Steve Bouman, Secretary John Caponetto, Directors Catherine Lopez-Rajaniemi, Kim Camacho, Keith Parker, and Jim Underwood.

Vice President Adams said as there was no quorum, no Minutes or Treasurer’s Report will not be reported on.

Vice President Adams asked Director Ramsey if he had received a Newsletter, and Director Ramsey said he had not.

Where To Retire

Vice President Adams reported that leads have been coming from the advertisement in the Where to Retire magazine. He said that Director Lopez-Rajaniemi is doing the address labels. Vice President Adams is sticking the address labels on the envelopes and Director Ramsey said if they needed help he would do so.

Home Show

Vice President Adams said that President has resigned with all his responsibilities. Very few individuals are helping out with the Home Show. The next meeting will be held next Monday at the Chaparral Country Club. Director Lopez-Rajaniemi will be heading the committee. The Home Show is coming together.

Adjournment

Vice President Adams adjourned the meeting at 12:13 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Laura L. Harrison
March 7, 2017