October 2014 Newsletter

Chaparral Country Club, venue for monthly meetingMONTHLY DINNER MEETING

Chaparral Country Club
1260 Mohave Drive
Bullhead City

Speakers: Marc Goldstone and Michael Lipshultz
Authors of the recent proposition “Contract for Prosperity”
Date: October 8th, 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


Happy October everyone. We’re in the final quarter of the year. I hope your all doing well and prosperous. As the year comes to an end the MVCA is switching into high gear.

If you missed the last meeting, you missed out on a very important discussion. Our annual Christmas party will be held in December on our regular general dinner meeting. More details to follow. Any suggestions are welcome and appreciated.

The 3rd annual Home and Garden Show is fast approaching. We will have our first meeting this month to get ideas flowing. If you would like to help or have any suggestions please contact me. The car show was a huge success and we are thinking of having something on Sunday as well. Call, text or email me with comments and suggestions.

This months guest speakers are Marc Goldstone and Michael Lipshultz. They are the authors of the recent proposition “Contract for Prosperity”. They are coming to explain what the proposition is all about and to answer any questions you may have.

I look forward to seeing all of you on October 8 at 6 pm. Don’t forget to rsvp for your chance to win next months dinner for free.

President Rick Bastyr

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BOARD LUNCH MEETING – September 9, 2014

Call to Order

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors was held on Tuesday, September  9, 2014, at Scooters, 2750 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, AZ.  The meeting was called to order at 11:49 a.m., by President Rick Bastyr.


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


President Bastyr asked if everyone had read the Board Minutes from last month.  He then asked for a motion to approve the August Board Minutes.  Vice President Adams made a motion to approve the Minutes for the August 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 Secretary Caponetto.   All were in favor.  Motion passed.   Treasurer Bouman asked that in the future, any invoices be submitted only to him so that he can pay them as soon as possible.


1% Sales Tax

President Bastyr congratulated Vice President Adams for the battle he fought in defeating the 1% sales tax.  Vice President Adams said that the residents do not want new taxes and proved it by voting No to the 1% sales tax.

Safety Committee

President Bastyr asked Director Camacho if she had anything to report.  Director Camacho said that she had called Scott Merrill and that they will be getting together sometime next week and she will get the forms she needs from him at that time.

Christmas Party

President Bastyr was asked if anyone had responded to his e-mail request regarding whether the membership wanted to hold a Christmas party or not.  President Bastyr said he received nine votes back.There were five no’s and four yes’s.  We will wait until tomorrow’s general meeting for a final count on whether to hold the Christmas party.  Vice President Adams wanted to talk a little more on the 1% sales tax.  He had pulled up an SOS financial statement and he wants the final report.  He wants to know who all donated money towards the Yes vote for the 1% sales tax.  He wants to know exactly who contributed and how much.  He also wants to know if the Mohave County Air Authority could legally have contributed to this organization.  Secretary Caponetto said he wouldd follow up with another e-mail to the County Attorney about the violations and ask for a response back.



President Bastyr said he had three applications for membership, Bill Chamber Roofing and Swan River Tile Loading (owned by the same person).  They belong to the SCF.  Vice President Adams made a motionto accept the two applications for membership, seconded by Director Connella.  All were in favor.  Motion passed.  The third application was from Precise Builders Incorporated.  Director Connella made a motion to accept the application for membership, seconded by Vice President Adams.  All were in favor.  Motion passed.  It was mentioned that Bob Brown has a prospective member.  President Bastyr said that membership applications are on our website.


President Bastyr said that there was no indication on who may or may not attend our meetings.  A short discussion was held and it was decided that they need to start a process to amend the bylaws and get something to propose for next month’s Board meeting.  Then present the proposed amended bylaws to the general membership.  Vice President Adams made a motion to start the process to amend the bylaws, seconded by Director Connella.  All were in favor.  Motion passed.  A discussion was held regarding what makes a “qualified party”.  Vice President Adams said that the question of who needs a “qualified party” would be great to ask our guest speaker tomorrow night.   We also need to address whether Sunquest Solar is a member or not because of Glen’s death.

Academy of Building Industries

Treasurer Bouman reported that the school has 118 students, and that 60 graduated.  The school has an A+ rating and is recognized by the State.  He also reported that the school is upgrading their website and they also have a blog.  He did mention that there is a turnover of teachers.

Contract for Prosperity

Vice President Adams reported on Proposition 2024-5, titled Contract for Prosperity issue that the authors hope to have on the ballot in November.  The authors of this initiative are Marc Goldstone and Michael Lipshultz.  The authors also have a lawsuit against the City regarding this.  If passed by voters, it will limit the amount of revenue the city could raise.  There was a short discussion on this and it was decided to talk more about this issue next month.


President Bastyr asked if there was anything else to discuss.  If not, we need a motion to adjourn.   Director Connella made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Treasurer Bouman.  All were in favor.  Motion approved.  Meeting adjourned at 12:49 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Laura L. Harrison
September 9, 2014