March 2014 Newsletter

Chaparral Country Club, venue for monthly meetingMONTHLY DINNER MEETING

Chaparral Country Club
1260 Mohave Drive
Bullhead City

Guest Speaker(s): Ruben Sanchez,
Field Manager for the Bureau of Land Management Kingman Resource District
Date: March 12th, 2014
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


Well, here we are. It’s the middle of March and our 2nd annual Home and Garden Expo is just a few days away. We only have a handful of spots available, so if you haven’t turned in your application you better do it now. We have received quite a few registrants for the car and bike show. So make sure to stop by and show your appreciation for them coming out to share their vehicles with us. The kids from AOBI will be doing the judging and selling water at the home show. All of the proceeds from the car and bike show and the water sales will go directly to the school.

Membership renewals have slowed down. If you have not renewed yet please visit our website at to download the application. And while your there you might as well sign up for the home show.

The city has brought up section 12 again. I was a little disappointed that their first meeting was done behind closed doors during an Executive Session. Seems that’s where they went wrong the first time around. Anytime you want to gain someone’s trust, go behind closed doors and talk about them. Seems to work for the city, not. They are also proposing a one cent sales tax for the next seven years to be dedicated for street repairs only. Be sure to attend as many of the workshops and town hall meetings as possible. It remains uncertain if they will attend another one of our meetings to discuss the issue. Absorb as much info as you can on this issue so you can ask plenty of questions.

The Guest Speaker for our March 12th meetings will be Ruben Sanchez. Mr. Sanchez is the Field Manager for the Bureau of Land Management Kingman Resource District which encompass 2 million areas of our Public Lands mostly in Mohave County. Mr. Sanchez will give an overview of B.L.M. responsibilities and purposed changes in the use of Public Lands in the near future. This will be a very interesting and informative meeting so please plan to attend.

Don’t forget to RSVP on line to get a drawing ticket for next months dinner for free. We look forward to seeing you all on March 12 at 6pm.

President Rick Bastyr

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BOARD LUNCH MEETING – February 11, 2014

Call to Order

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors was held on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 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,  Secretary John Caponetto, Directors Catherine Lopez-Rajaniemi, Darryl Connella, Kim Camacho, Steve Ramsey.  Absent was Director Scott Merrill.


President Bastyr asked if everyone had read the Board Minutes from last month.  He then asked for a motion to approve the January Board Minutes.  Vice President Adams made a motion to approve the Minutes for the February Board Meeting, and the motion was seconded by Director Connella.  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 Connella made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report, seconded by Vice President Adams.  All were in favor.  Motion passed.

Economic Recovery Committee

President Bastyr asked Vice President Adams if there were any updates.  Vice President Adams said that there were no meetings.  He did say that got 272 labels to mail out.

Winter Expo

President Bastyr asked about how many people showed up for the Winter Expo held at the Chamber of Commerce.  Someone said there about 700-800 people showed up.  Director Lopez-Rajaniemi said that they had given out 580 goodie bags.  They had run out of the goodie bags.  It was mentioned that a lot of people that came to the Winter Expo were mostly from the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

Home Show

President Bastyr said he attended the Home Show in Laughlin over the weekend.  People were asking the gardener what kind of plants they could grow here.  President Bastyr talked to the gardener about our upcoming Home Show and the gardener said he would be at our Home Show for free.  President Bastyr said we should give the plant experts free space.  Vice President Adams made a motion to comped the gardeners free space at the Home Show.  Treasurer Bouman seconded the motion.  All were in favor.  Motion passed. President Bastyr said that the next Home Show committee meeting will be held March 4th. Director Lopez-Rajaniemi passed out flyers that were made to difference Board members to pass out.

Face Book

President Bastyr reported that the Face Book page is up and running.

New Business

President Bastyr reported that the City of Bullhead is again proposing a City Sales Tax of 1%.  Vice President Adams said he was not for this 1% sales tax at all.  There was a short discussion regarding this and the members concluded that they were not for this tax at all.


President Bastyr reported that we have 22 renewals and one dropped out.


President Bastyr said that there will be elections in June.  Did anyone have any thoughts regarding the elections and did anyone want to run for President?

Guest Speakers

President Bastyr asked if anyone wanted to take over the job of finding guest speakers.  Vice President Adams volunteered to take the job of finding guest speakers for the general dinner meetings.

Vice President Adams said that our guest speakers for tomorrow night will be the Building Officials for the City and County.


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 12:51 pm.

Respectively submitted,
Laura L. Harrison
February 11, 2014