August 2016 Newsletter

Chaparral Country Club, venue for monthly meetingMONTHLY DINNER MEETING

Chaparral Country Club
1260 Mohave Drive
Bullhead City

Speakers: 2 Representatives from the Dept. of Revenue
Date: August 10th, 2016
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 Rick Bastyr

President Rick Bastyr

PRESIDENT’S LETTER

 Happy August everyone.

As we begin the final approach of 2016, we also need to begin preparing for 2017. And I know I’m beginning to sound like a broken record, but there really are some big changes coming. Unfortunately, it takes more than one or two people to complete all the tasks. We still have survey forms, a new directory to build, a membership drive, Christmas party and a HUGE 5th annual Home & Garden Expo to plan. We need all hands on deck to get these projects underway and completed by the end of the year. If you would like to become a part of one of these committees please see one of the board members ASAP.

If you haven’t noticed the election season is upon us at full strength. With they way the local seats are being filled we may not be able to meet all or any of the candidates. So please take a few minutes out of your day and at least read up on the issues and make good intelligent decisions based on your interpretation of the facts. Please don’t let your vote go to waste.

If you have any suggestions for guest speakers please let us know and we will do our best to get them scheduled. I personally would love to see a magician come in and entertain us for an evening. Maybe Larry can put a call into David Copperfield to see if he has some time to spare for us. Laura has volunteered to be cut in half if he is able to make it.

The Arizona Department of Revenue is changing all the forms for reporting T.P.T. or Sales Tax to that department.  There will be two representatives from the department of revenue at our August 10th dinner meeting to explain the changes.  This is a change you must know about and I urge you to bring whoever is responsible for filing your reports.  Make your dinner reservation now while you are thinking about it.

 I look forward to seeing you all on August 10th at 6pm at Chaparral Country Club for a great meal and good company. Don’t forget to RSVP to be eligible for next months dinner.

President Rick Bastyr

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Call To Order

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors was held on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at Scooters, 2750 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, AZ. The meeting was called to order at 11:48 a.m., by President Rick Bastyr.

Attendees

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

Minutes

President Bastyr asked if everyone had read the Minutes in the Newsletter. President Bastyr asked for a motion to approve the June 2016 Board Minutes. Vice President Adams made a motion to approve the June 2016 Board Minutes. Director Parker seconded the motion. All were in favor. Motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer Bouman was absent so President Bastyr reported on the current Treasurer’s Report to the Board. President Bastyr asked for a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Director Ramsey made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Director Lopez-Rajaniemi seconded the motion. All were in favor. Motion passed.

Old Business

Membership Drive

President Bastyr asked Director Lopez-Rajaniemi if she had anything to report. Director Lopez-Rajaniemi reported to the Board that they are working on an October membership drive. They are working on having a special dinner and maybe prizes for the members who bring in the most recruits. She hopes to have more information the August Board Meeting. Director Underwood said he will print up some applications to have on his desk. Director Lopez-Rajaniemi hopes to also have a raffle for new members.

Survey Forms

President Bastyr reported that since Director Camacho was absent, no report on how this is coming along.

Economic Recovery Committee

Vice President Adams said we are still waiting for our refund from the Chamber of Commerce. Vice President Adams said we should pressure the Chamber of Commerce to repay our funds. Vice President Adams also said he wants to have all the old brochures inserted into Southern California newspapers like last year. He said they will charge $36 for 1,000 inserts. We should do this sometime in September. Director Lopez-Rajaniemi made a motion to have the brochures put as inserts in the Southern California newspapers and the cost not to exceed $1,000. Director Ramsey seconded the motion. All were in favor. Motion passed. It was mentioned that we need to let the membership know about this at tomorrow’s general meeting.

Vice President Adams made a motion to not renew our membership in the Chamber of Commerce and send them a letter as to why we are not renewing our membership, and a copy of this letter to “Letters to the Editor” section of the Mohave Valley News. Director Ramsey seconded the motion. All were in favor. Motion passed.

Vice President Adams asked if we were paying membership dues to the Chamber of Commerce for the Academy of Building Industries School. If so, we should stop paying for it. Director Lopez-Rajaniemi said we should table this for another meeting.

2016 Home Show

President Bastyr reported that we still have not received a check from Lowe’s. Director Underwood said he will take care of this. President Bastyr said that Branson Doors has not paid yet either.

New Business

Christmas Party

President Bastyr reported that they have a date for the Christmas Party. This year’s Christmas Party will be held on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. We will have it at the Chaparral Country. There will be no DJ. We will still give out $200 cash. President Bastyr will have Treasurer Bouman speak to the Chaparral County Club next month regarding menu and cost.

Fifth Annual Home Show

President Bastyr said that this is our Fifth Annual Home Show and it’s going to be bigger and better. He and Director Lopez-Rajaniemi went to the Riverview Mall and toured the old Beale’s store. If they rent this store, we can increase vendor space. We will also get new carpeting. There is limited parking. There’s areas for the car show and bounce houses, that the kids from the Academy of Building Industries can oversee. We will also have banners on the corners. We need to get more advertising out earlier. We are also trying to work out a deal with Cameron Broadcasting.

Calendar of Events

President Bastyr said that we need to work on a calendar of events for next year. There was a discussion on this and they all felt that there should be an addendum with the future events in our Newsletter and on our website.

Guest Speaker

President Bastyr said that Regina Cobb, one of our representatives at the Arizona Legislature, will be our guest speaker for tomorrow night’s general meeting. Vice President Adams said that next month’s guest speakers will be from the Department of Revenue.

Adjournment

President Bastyr asked if anyone had anything more to discuss. Seeing none, he asked for a motion to adjourn. Director Ramsey made a motion to adjourn and Director Underwood seconded the motion. All were in favor. Motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 12:58 p.m. Respectfully submitted,

Laura L. Harrison
July 13, 2016

July 2016 Newsletter

Chaparral Country Club, venue for monthly meetingMONTHLY DINNER MEETING

Chaparral Country Club
1260 Mohave Drive
Bullhead City

Speakers: Regina Cobb
Date: July 13th, 2016
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 Rick Bastyr

President Rick Bastyr

PRESIDENT’S LETTER

Hello all. I hope you’re keeping cool this summer.
In case you missed the last meeting, your board of Directors and officers will not change. I’m conflicted by this outcome. On one hand the board seems to work very well with each other. Things get done and messages get spread. On the other hand, not one single person has stepped up to be on the board or offer any new ideas for our association. The work cannot continue on the efforts of a few. We must all come together to create a better and stronger association. Without ideas and suggestions we cannot grow and prosper.
And speaking of ideas…..we are in the beginning stages of planning next years home show. I know, I know “But Rick, we just closed up the last show. Why are you starting next years show now?” Excellent question unnamed member. This next show will be our 5th Annual Home & Garden Expo. We are in the process of looking at new venues to support more vendors and a new experience for our attendees. We have made subtle improvements every year. This year I want it to all come together and be like no other Expo this area has ever experienced.
So I am looking for “ideas” to put it over the top. The #1 idea we get every year is a “beer garden”. We talk about it every year, and every year it’s deemed to much of a liability. But it is an idea that we look at every year. So give us your ideas for this year, and prepare for the best show in the Tri-State area. Check out our website at www.mvcaaz.org for all of our contact information and submit your ideas ASAP.
In case you haven’t heard, this is an election year. We’ll be working hard on getting candidates in to talk with us and give us a chance to pick their brains, ask some tough questions, have a great dinner and maybe a beer or two (cuz you know you won’t get one at the home show). This country and our values are dropping fast. If we don’t get ourselves out of this tailspin we’ll become another statistic in world history. And it starts with City Council. Pay attention to what’s going on in the city. Listen to what’s going on in the city. Become a concerned and informed voter. I know it’s not as interesting on this level as it is on the federal level. There’s no FBI investigations, no protests, no back stabbing and no bad hair. Well, that last one might have some merit. My point is, just because it’s not headlining the papers everyday doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be paying attention. Which is why we invite them to our dinners. To give everyone of you the opportunity to sit down and talk one on one with them. Ask them any question that comes to mind. Test them on their knowledge of the area and what their “ideas” are for the future of our communities. So please, please plan on attending all of the dinner meetings this fall and show the candidates that we, as business owners and residents are very concerned with the way things look in the future, because politicians come and go, but we’ll still be here.
Our guest speaker for our July meeting will be Regina Cobb. Gina is currently one of our representative at the Arizona Legislature. Last year Gina worked very hard with our association the Arizona Sales Tax problem. The sales tax issue was not resolved last year and it is on the States Priority list for revision again this year. This is an important issue that directly affects your bottom line.

Plan on attending this meeting to hear what Gina has to say and give her your input on Arizona Sales Tax as well as thanking her for her efforts on our behalf.

I look forward to seeing all of you on Wednesday July 13th at 6pm for an amazing dinner, interesting guest speaker and good company. Remember to RSVP online and receive a chance to win next months dinner for free.
President Rick Bastyr

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Call To Order

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors was held on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at Scooters, 2750 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, AZ. The meeting was called to order at 12:00 p.m., by President Rick Bastyr.

Attendees

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

Minutes

President Bastyr asked if everyone had read the Minutes in the Newsletter. President Bastyr asked for a motion to approve the May 2016 Board Minutes. Director Parker made a motion to approve the May 2016 Board Minutes. Treasurer Bouman seconded the motion. All were in favor. Motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report

President Bastyr asked for the Treasurer’s Report. Treasurer Bouman reported on the current Treasurer’s Report to the Board. President Bastyr asked for a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Vice President Adams made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Director Parker seconded the motion. All were in favor. Motion passed. Question was asked by Vice President Adams as to what was the total amount from the Home Show. Treasurer Bouman said he does not have an answer as yet because not everyone has paid.

Old Business

Membership Drive

President Bastyr said there will be no report because Director Lopez-Rajaniemi was not present at this meeting. Director Camacho said she was still working on the forms. Vice President Adams asked how the last dinner meeting went, and President Bastyr commented on the two guest speakers that did show up.

Guest Speakers

President Bastyr asked Vice President Adams if we have a guest speaker for tomorrow’s dinner meeting as we did not see that information in the Newsletter. Vice President Adams reported that Steve Moss, our current County Supervisor of District 5, and Gaynell Crews, representing Senator Sue Donahue who is running against Steve Moss, will be our guest speakers.

Economic Recovery Committee

Vice President Adams said that there is no activity and that he is now just waiting for our check back from the Chamber of Commerce.

New Business

President Bastyr asked Vice President Adams to report on the free wood that the Aquarius Casino is donating to the Academy of Building Industries School and said we could pick up. Vice President Adams said the Aquarius Casino have around 500 pieces of 2 x 2 cherrywood that they said we could have. Vice President Adams said he needed at least two pickups and four men to pick this wood up and take it to the Academy of Building Industries School. President Bastyr said he can help. Treasurer Bouman, Secretary John Caponetto, and Vice President Adams will go Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m., to pick up the wood and take it down to the Academy of Building Industries School.

Fund Raisers

Vice President Adams reported to the Board members regarding a fund raiser held at a Montessori school that he attended and was amazed at the amount of money that was raised. He passed the brochure to President Bastyr and they discussed the sponsors and the amount of money donated. Vice President Adams said if the Mohave Valley Contractors Association wants to do something like this, it would take a lot of work, and money needs to be invested up front to make this work.

Academy of Building Industries

Treasurer Bouman reported that the Academy of Building Industries had 40 students that graduated.

Adjournment

President Bastyr asked if anyone had anything more to discuss. Seeing none, he asked for a motion to adjourn. Vice President Adams made a motion to adjourn and Treasurer Bouman seconded the motion. All were in favor. Motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 12:33 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Laura L. Harrison
June 7, 2016