November 2013 Newsletter

Chaparral Country Club, venue for monthly meetingMONTHLY DINNER MEETING

Chaparral Country Club
1260 Mohave Drive
Bullhead City

Guest Speaker(s): none
Date: November 13th, 2013
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




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


These last couple of months have flown by. As we come to the end of another year, it amazes me what we went through in the past 12 months. From our first Home Show to section 12 to building code changes at the county level. It seemed every time we turned around there was a new dilemma. And when things seemed at their worst we managed to get through it all.

Sticking together and staying focused was our goal this year and I believe we accomplished this. As an association we showed a few government officials that we will not back down when confronted with a challenge.

Our next general meeting is on November 13 at 6:00 pm. We will not have a guest speaker, but will have a discussion about the future of the association and what you, the members, would like to see happen in the future. We need all the ideas and input we can get.

Tickets for the Christmas party will be available for purchase. The cost is $40 each. It will be held at the Riverside casino on December 13 with a wonderful meal, great music and door prizes. This is a great time to kick back and have fun with your friends and colleagues.

Also, remember to RSVP for the general dinner to receive a chance at winning a free meal at the January meeting. And bring a ream of paper for an extra 50/50 ticket.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

President Rick Bastyr

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BOARD LUNCH MEETING – October 8, 2013

Call to Order

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors was held on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at Scooters, 2750 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, AZ.  The meeting was called to order at 11:54 a.m., by President Rick Bastyr.


President Rick Bastyr, Vice President Larry Adams, Treasurer Steven Bouman,  Directors Steve Ramsey and Catherine Lopez-Rajaniemi.  Absent were Secretary John Caponetto and Directors Darryl Connella,  Kim Camacho,  and Scott Merrill.


President Bastyr asked if everyone had read the Board Minutes.  He then asked for a motion to approve the September Board Minutes.  Vice President Adams made a motion to approve the Minutes for the September Board Meeting, and the motion was seconded by Treasurer Bouman.   All were in favor.  Motion passed.

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.  Director Ramsey made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report, seconded by Vice President Adams.  All were in favor.  Motion passed.


Section 12

President Bastyr asked Vice President Adams to report on Section 12.  Vice President Adams reported on the lease report and that there have been significantly improved changes from what it was.  A lot more work needs to be done on the lease report.  Director Lopez-Rajaniemi reported to the Board that the Chamber of Commerce did get their lease agreement to be changed to 2046.  Vice President Adams said he hasn’t heard from the Attorney General’s office in two and half months.

Building Codes 2012

President Bastyr reported that at the County Meeting re-addressing  the wording regarding the Building Codes 2012, that the original motion stays.  There will be no changes in the Code.

Christmas Party

Arrangements are still being worked on for the Christmas Party that is going to be held on Friday, December 13, 2013.  Director Lopez-Rajaniemi is going to look into who will be doing the tickets.  President Bastyr said that his wife Wendy may not be able to do the center pieces.  Also, discussion was held as to suggestions for prizes and looking for donations.

Home Show

President Bastyr said that we need to form a committee for the Home Show.  We need to get a contract for the venue.  Discussion was held about maybe getting Lowe’s and Tri State being on the committee, besides being a sponsor.  Vice President Adams to talk to Michael Paul of Tri State about joining the Home Show Committee, besides being a sponsor for the Home Show.  President Bastyr said he would  talk to Wingard and Jim Lange.  Director Lopez-Rajaniemi said she would talk to Tammi at Human Resources at Walmart.

“Where To Retire”

Vice President Adams said they have gotten at least 400 responses to the ad from the magazine “Where to Retire”.  He said that we need to advertise again soon and that the ad will cost $1200.  There was a short discussion on when to put in our ad in the magazine.  A motion was called for.  Vice President Adams made a motion to advertise in the magazine “Where to Retire” as soon as possible.  Director Ramsey seconded the motion.  All were in favor.  Motion passed.

Safety Committee Meeting

President Bastyr said that Director Merrill will be bringing a couple of safety films for tomorrow’s meeting.  President Bastyr said that he talked to John Masterson of Vortex at last month’s general meeting, and Mr. Masterson offered to lend us their safety people when we hold a safety meeting.  Everyone felt that this was a good idea.

Academy of Building Industries

Treasurer Bouman reported that the Academy of Building Industries will be having their Open House on Wednesday, November 1st.

Director Don Grasse’s condition is that he is not doing very well.  He has gone through a very aggressive form of radiation to help, but that he’s very weak.


President Bastyr asked for a motion to adjourn.  Vice President Adams made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Director Ramsey.  All were in favor.  Motion approved.  Meeting adjourned at 1:21 p.m.

Respectively submitted,
Laura L. Harrison
October 8, 2013