Home & Garden Expo Vendor App

MVCA Home and Garden Show 2013Our Home and Garden Expo Vendor Application is available for download here. The event will be held March 23rd & 24th 2013 at the Mohave Crossroads Shopping Center. Booths run from $200 to $400 depending on MVCA membership and booth placement. Secure your booth with completed/signed application and deposit for a $50 discount valid through February 15th. Cash and checks are accepted.

Completed forms may be mailed to:
P.O. Box 9598
Fort Mohave, AZ 86427

Contact Rick Bastyr at 928-201-8051 or Catherine Lopez-Rajaniemi at 928-715-3260 with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you there!

January 2013 Newsletter

President Rick Bastyr

President Rick Bastyr


Happy New Year!! I hope everyone had a great holiday and was able to spend some time with friends and family. My wife and I missed coming to the Christmas party, but we heard everyone had a great time. Apparently the Ramsey table had a really good time. We thank everyone for the well wishes for my wife’s health. She is doing much better and the doctors believe it wasn’t as bad as first thought.

This month will be extremely busy. Your memberships are due on February 1, 2013. Please keep an eye out for the renewal form and return as soon as possible. Renewals are $75. Don’t forget, for referring another member you get $10 off the following years membership.

Also this month, the Home Show sign ups are under way. If you haven’t received any info yet check out the new website at www.mvcaaz.org for more info or contact one of the board members. Spaces are $200 or $150 if signed up early. Members will get first choice then we will take applications from non-members at a cost of $300.

The Home & Garden Show will be held at the Crossroads Shopping Center, next door to Sprint, on March 23rd & 24th, 2013. There are approximately 20 indoor spaces and 8-10 outdoor spaces. Outdoor spaces are slightly higher in price, however they are slightly bigger then the 10×10 indoor spaces. The indoor vendors will be provided with draping, tables, chairs and a booth sign with your company name. Electricity will be available for those that need it.

We are hoping for a really good turn out considering there has not been this type of a venue in our area for quite a few years now. Everyone I have mentioned it to has expressed an interest in attending. This will be your time to show the area residents that you have managed to weather out the storm and are ready to help them improve their homes.

This months speaker will be Glen Wiltse and Billy, the new inspector. Make sure to come welcome him to Bullhead. Dinner is at the Chapperal Golf Course at 6:30pm.

And so another year begins. Lets make the best of it.

President Rick Bastyr

Advertise TodayAdvertising opportunities are available on our MVCA website and in our monthly electronic newsletter. Rates: $25.00 per month; $300.00 per year. Ad size: 125×125. Supply your ad, or one can be designed for you. For more details, contact a board member today.


Call to Order

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors was held on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at Scooters, 2750 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, AZ. The meeting was called to order at 11:52 a.m., by President Rick Bastyr.


President Rick Bastyr, Vice President Larry Adams, Treasurer Steve Bouman, Directors Steve Ramsey, Catherine Lopez-Rajaniemi, Don Grasse, and Kim Camacho. Secretary John Caponetto and Director Darryl Connella were absent.


President Bastyr asked if everyone had read last month’s Minutes, and if so, would like a motion to approve the Minutes. Director Ramsey made a motion for approval of the Minutes. Vice President Adams asked for a discussion and said that he would like a change in the Quartzsite trip in the Minutes. Director Ramsey amended his motion to include the change in the Minutes. Vice President Adams seconded the motion. All were favor of motion. Motion approved.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer Bouman reported on the current Treasurer’s Finance Report. President Bastyr asked for a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Vice President Adams made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report, seconded by Director Ramsey. All were in favor of motion. Motion approved.


Christmas Party

Director Lopez-Rajaniemi said she has the room, food, and DJ already lined up. She’s going to go around picking up the donated prizes. Casino Appliances has donated a wine cooler for a prize. Director Lopez-Rajaniemi said that Casino Appliances is hoping to have a large flat TV available by Friday, but if not, they will get two smaller flat TVs for prizes. She said that around 72 tickets have been sold.


President Bastyr said that the website is up and running with the new name. He also said we need to purchase our .com and link it up. He asked for a motion to purchase the .com and Director Ramsey made a motion to purchase the .com, and Treasurer Bouman seconded the motion. All were in favor of the motion. Motion approved. The ad rates are $25 per month, $300 per year. Question was asked if want to discount the rate. Vice President Adams and Director Ramsey said to keep it the same. Our new website address is: www.mvcaaz.org.

Home Show

President Bastyr said that we have a $75 contract with Freeman for the Home Show being held March 16 and 17, 2013. Treasurer Bouman said that Mohave Electric Cooperative is going to buy a sponsorship. It was decided that the Home Show committee needs to hold another meeting after the holidays. Sponsors for the Home Show so far are Lowe’s, Ace Hardware, and Mohave Electric Cooperative. It was suggested that someone talk to Garth at Southwest Gas and see if they want to be a Sponsor.

Economic Recovery Committee

Vice President Adams talked about the trip to Quartzsite January 19-27, 2013. He said he will be manning the booth with Bob Brown. Petra is also going and on different dates Lisa McCabe and Chris Barton will also be there. They will be passing out around 20,000 brochures on Moving to Bullhead and letting people know how much cheaper it is to live in Bullhead City. The booth will be manned at all times.

Vice President Adams talked about the Snowbird Appreciation Day to be held at the Chamber of Commerce on February 14, 2013. The MVCA may want to have a booth there. Vice President Adams said we need to have the casinos put the Moving to Bullhead City brochures in their hotels. We do have them in the airplanes.


Safety Committee

Discussion was held that the Safety Committee consisting of Director Ramsey, Director Camacho, and Scott Merill, should hold a Safety Meeting. President Bastyr said he will call Scott Merrill to have a Safety Meeting.

It was suggested that we need to have Chairmen for all the different committees that MVCA has.


Vice President said that he has some applications that he would like to have approved. The first one is Express Graphics. Vice President Adams made a motion to approve Express Graphics application for membership. Director Ramsey seconded the motion. All were in favor. Motion approved. The next application was from S & S Materials and they will be interested in our group plan. Vice President Adams made a motion to approve S & S Materials application for membership. Director Ramsey seconded the motion. All were in favor. Motion approved. Next application was from Malibu Pacific for membership. Vice President made a motion to approved Malibu Pacific for membership. Director Ramsey seconded the motion. All were in favor. Motion approved. Next application was Hazelwood Welding. Vice President Adams made a motion to approve Hazelwood Welding for membership. Treasurer Bouman seconded the motion. All were in favor. Motion passed.

President Bastyr asked if we should change rates for next year. It was decided to keep the rates the same. Director Lopez-Rajaniemi said that she has two companies that are interested in becoming members.

Motion to Adjourn

President Bastyr asked for a motion to adjourn. Director Ramsey made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Vice President Adams. Motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 12:36 p.m.

Respectively submitted by
Laura L. Harrison
December 11, 2012

Chaparral Country Club, venue for monthly meetingMONTHLY DINNER MEETING

Chaparral Country Club
1260 Mohave Drive
Bullhead City

Guest Speaker: Glen Wiltse and Billy, the new inspector. Make sure to come welcome him to Bullhead!
Date: January 9, 2013
Social Hour: 6:00pm
Dinner served at 6:30pm sharp! Cost is $15.00 per person
CALL TODAY FOR RESERVATIONS, or reserve via email here.
John Caponetto 928-768-3798 Leave message with Reservation info. (name & number of guests) or Fax 928-768-3796.

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.

Maddie Foreman, Student Of The Month

Maddie Foreman, Student Of The Month


Congratulations Maddie Foreman for getting student of the month!

Maddie is an 11th grader at AOBI, and is the Student Council President. Recently Maddie and some of her officers from Student Council attended the Mohave Valley Contractor’s Association meeting to talk about AOBI. She is also heading up the fundraising program where AOBI is selling Christmas trees to the public! Our goal is 75 trees! Order yours today!

Maddie loves attending AOBI because “you can be an individual without judgment here. It‘s like having a family away from home where you can be comfortable and safe. Everyone is encouraged to be creative and stand up for what’s right. You can make friends easily here because everyone is so friendly and accepting. All of my teachers want me to succeed; I’m not lost in the crowd.”

After high school Maddie plans to attend San Diego State University and earn her degree in Psychology. “One day I’d like to become a Youth Forensic Psychiatrist.”

Congratulations Maddie!

-Interviewed by Rainee Thomas
Student Affairs Director

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