October 2015 Newsletter


Academy of Building Industries School
1547 E Lipan Blvd
Fort Mohave

Date: October 14th, 2015
Social Hour: 5:30pm

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President Rick Bastyr

President Rick Bastyr


Merry Christmas everyone. I know it’s only October, but with all the stores setting up their Christmas displays, I wanted to be the first to say it.

As everyone probably knows, we lost a friend and board member last month. Daryl Connella past away due to complications from his diabetes. He will be missed and we send our prayers to his family.

We have a busy schedule coming up for the next few months. Our Home & Garden Expo committee will be getting back together to plan our 4th show. Last year was our most successful show to date, so the bar is already set high for this year.  If you would like to be on the committee or interested in having a booth at this years show let me know, we are always looking for help.

Our next dinner meeting will be at the Academy of Building Industries, 1547 E Lipan Blvd, Fort Mohave, AZ on October 14 at 5:30 PM. This will be more of a get together in conjunction with the schools open house. Come on down and bring the family, tour the school and have some food. There is no cost, but the school does accept donations.

Our dinner meeting in November will be back at Chaparral Country Club. We will have updates on the TPT tax issue that Larry Adams has been working very hard on. If this new legislation passes it could save everyone a lot of time and money. Don’t forget this coming Wednesday October 14 we will be meeting at the AOBI. Tours start at 5:30 come and show your support for the school, the kids and the staff. 

President Rick Bastyr

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BOARD LUNCH MEETING – September 8, 2015

Call to Order

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors was held on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at Scooters, 2750 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, AZ.  The meeting was called to order at 11:50am by President Rick Bastyr.


President Rick Bastyr, Vice President Larry Adams, Treasurer Steve Bouman, Directors Kim Camacho, and Jim Underwood.   Absent:  Secretary John Caponetto, Directors Darryl Connella, Keith Parker, and Catherine Lopez-Rajanimi.


President Bastyr asked if everyone had read the Minutes in the Newsletter.  President Bastyr asked for a motion to approve August Board Minutes as written.  Vice President Larry Adams made a motion to approve the August Board Minutes with corrections. Treasurer Steve Bouman seconded the motion.  All were in favor.  Motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report

President Bastyr asked for the 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.  Director Jim Underwood seconded the motion.  All were in favor.  Motion passed.

Old Business

Gary Keith Park

President Bastyr said that Director Catherine Lopez-Rajanimi had made contact with Olivia McCormick and they were very receptive for our help in this project.  Director Lopez-Rajanimi will have more information next month.

Economic Recovery Committee

President Bastyr asked Vice President Adams if he had an update on the Economic Recovery Committee.  Vice President Adams said that they have a new design for the brochure and that it has been approved by the committee.  They are also drafting a letter to former members of BREDA requesting donations.  Their ad in Where to Retire will be coming out sometime in October.  He also mentioned that the city is going ahead with their own brochure. They are competing with private businesses.  He said that the Economic Recovery Committee meets once a month.


Vice President Adams said that President Bastyr, Secretary Caponetto, and he attended a meeting in Lake Havasu City and met with the Kingman and Lake Havasu associations as well as with Regina Cobb to discuss this issue   Vice President Adams passed out a rough draft of what they are going to give to the Legislature and went over it with the Board.  They will refine the draft next week.

New Business

Treasurer Bouman said that the next general meeting will be at the Academy of Building Industries’ Open House.  They have hired a “hot shot” cabinet maker.  They need sponsorships for materials. Discussion was also held regarding having Jean be interviewed by KTOX Shock Radio. Vice President Adams said he would handle that.


President Bastyr asked if anyone had anything more to discuss.  Seeing none, he asked for a motion to adjourn.  Vice President Adams made a motion to adjourn and Director Underwood seconded the motion.  All were in favor.  Motion passed.  Meeting adjourned at 12:37pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Laura L. Harrison
September 8, 2015