June 2014 Newsletter

Chaparral Country Club, venue for monthly meetingMONTHLY DINNER MEETING

Chaparral Country Club
1260 Mohave Drive
Bullhead City

Speakers: Toby Cotter, Kathy Bruck and Tom Brady
Date: June 11th, 2014
Social Hour: 6:00pm
Dinner served at 6:30pm sharp! Cost is $15.00 per person

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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 Rick Bastyr

President Rick Bastyr

PRESIDENT’S LETTER

This month’s dinner meeting is an extension from last month. Per your requests, Toby Cotter will be in attendance to answer your questions pertaining to the 1% tax increase in Bullhead City. I have asked him to bring some of the particulars of the Parkway project as well as some info on the other major repairs in town.

We also have two of the three candidates for mayor joining us. Kathy Bruck and Tom Brady have accepted our invitation. Rodney Head is out of town this week. They will be fielding questions on any subject concerning Bullhead City, so be sure to bring your questions and concerns with you.

And if that wasn’t enough to pack into one night, this is also our yearly General election. You will vote for your new President, Vice President and Board members. This is your chance to step up and become more involved in the future of this organization.

I look forward to seeing all of you on Wednesday June 11th at 6pm. Don’t forget to RSVP to get a chance to win a free dinner next month.

President Rick Bastyr


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BOARD LUNCH MEETING – May 13, 2014

Call to Order

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors was held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Scooters, 2750 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, AZ. The meeting was called to order at 11:45 a.m., by President Rick Bastyr.

Attendees

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

Minutes

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

NEW BUSINESS

Academy of Building Industries

President Bastyr talked about the play houses that the school built for the Home Show. Everyone agreed that they did a fantastic job and the play houses were raffled off. Treasurer Bouman reported that a Presidential Citation was received by the school. Five students received gold, 27 students received bronze. Their graduation will be held a week from Friday at the Chamber of Commerce. There will be 60 students graduating. This will be the 10th graduating class.  Question was asked if there will be a shortage of students, but the answer was that there is a waiting list for students wanting to get in.

Membership

President Bastyr said that we have three new member applications. The first application for membership is from Mohave Lock and Safe. President Bastyr asked for a motion to accept the application for membership. Vice President Adams made a motion to approve the application from Mohave Lock and Safe for membership, and Director Connella seconded the motion. All were in favor. Motion passed. The second application for membership is from Bug Emergency. President Bastyr asked for a motion to accept the application for membership. Vice President Adams made a motion to approve the application from Bug Emergency for membership, and Director Connella seconded the motion. All were in favor. Motion passed. The third application for membership is from the Mahoney Group. President Bastyr asked for a motion to accept the application for membership. Vice President Adams made a motion to accept the application from the Mahoney Group for membership, and Director Connella seconded the motion. All were in favor. Motion passed.

OLD BUSINESS

Where to Retire Magazine

Vice President Adams said that they had around 500 responses to our advertisement in the Where to Retire Magazine. Unfortunately, we do not have the capability to track the responses. Discussion was held as to whether to advertise again or to wait a while. It costs $1200 to put this advertisement in the magazine. President Bastyr asked for a motion to table this until August. Treasurer Bouman made a motion to table putting an advertisement in the magazine until August, and Vice President Adams seconded the motion. All were in favor. Motion passed.

1% City Sales Tax

President Bastyr said they would discuss what they plan to put forth to the membership tomorrow night as to holding a debate on how the membership feels about the 1% city sales tax that is being proposed. Some of the questions to be asked are “does the MVCA have to take a stand one way or another?” “Do we have to support, stay neutral, or be against the sales tax?” “Are we going to vote by hand or by ballot?” “Do we need to vote on this tomorrow?” “Do we have enough information on this subject to pass on to the membership?” What it comes down to, it will be the memberships’ choice. President Bastyr said he will give information to the membership.

Adjournment

President Bastyr asked for a motion to adjourn. Director Connella made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Director Ramsey. All were in favor. Motion approved. Meeting adjourned at 1:15 p.m.

Respectively submitted,
Laura L. Harrison
May 13, 2014