November 2015 Newsletter

Chaparral Country Club, venue for monthly meetingMONTHLY DINNER MEETING

Chaparral Country Club
1260 Mohave Drive
Bullhead City

Speaker: Mark Clark, Bullhead City Councilman
Date: November 11th, 2015
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


If you’re reading this you must have survived all the ghosts, goblins and super heroes from Halloween. I think we put on a couple miles with the grandkids collecting buckets of candy. And do you think they will share with me? NO! Of course they know I’m not supposed to have any, but still, I am Papa.

Well, here we are going into the last 2 months of the year. Have you accomplished any of your goals you set for yourself and your business? I hope so. The next few months are going to be busy ones. The upcoming holidays, our Christmas party, the TPT bill being introduced, our 4th Annual Home & Garden Expo, and trying to keep everyone amused at the general meetings make it important to have all hands on deck.

Our Christmas party will be held December 9th at 6pm at Chaparral Country Club. This will take the place of our general dinner meeting. We hope everyone will be available to attend. We are seeking gift donations for the drawings and of course the MVCA Santa Claus is kicking in some cash prizes with a little twist. It’s going to be fun with great food.  Be sure to clear your calendar.

Larry Adams has been working almost around the clock on getting the new TPT Tax bill introduced that would allow everyone to pay tax at the source of purchase. That means no more filing sales tax forms and no confusion on who is supposed to pay the sales tax on which job. The state will save money by not needing as many auditors to keep track of who is filing and if they are doing it correctly.  The retailers won’t have to keep track of anyone’s tax numbers. In fact, you won’t even have a tax number anymore. It’s a WIN-WIN for everyone. So when you see Larry tell him thank you, and ask if there is anything you can do to help. This was started by other associations, unfortunately, they didn’t have the dedication or determination to complete this task. Thank God we have Larry Adams who knows the political process and has the will to stand up for what is right on our behalf. Remember, he’s not doing this just for himself, he’s doing it for all of us.

Another date to set aside is March 26-27, 2016. That is when we will hold our 4th Annual Home & Garden Expo. We are in the process of getting the committee back together. We are looking at adding a craft show in addition to the Home show this year. And for the 3rd year In a row we will be having our car show to benefit the AOBI school. Last year was our best year yet and we hope to make this year even better. The one thing we are always in need of is help during the show. This year we will have a sign up sheet for you to come help for a couple hours on either day to help hand out bags, help with the cars, and anything else that needs attention. The kids from the AOBI will be there as well to help out flipping signs by the highway and pass out bags at the door. We really need support from the members of the association. The money we make at this show helps offset the monies lost from the closure of The State Compensation Fund. So please help by volunteering a couple hours to make this show run smoothly.

This Month quest speaker will be Bullhead City Councilman, Mark Clark. Councilman Clark will be talking about the threatened water shortage in the Colorado River system and how this may impact Bullhead City.

Don’t forget to RSVP your dinner this month for a chance of winning next months (Xmas) dinner for free. Can’t beat that deal. I hope to see all of you on the 11th at 6pm.

President Rick Bastyr

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BOARD LUNCH MEETING – October 13, 2015

Call to Order

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors was held on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at Scooters, 2750 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, AZ.  The meeting was called to order at 11:52 am by President Rick Bastyr.


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


President Bastyr asked if everyone had read the Minutes in the Newsletter.  President Bastyr asked for a motion to approve the September Board Minutes.  Vice President Larry Adams made a motion to approve the September Board Minutes.  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 Catherine Lopez-Rajaniemi seconded the motion.  All were in favor.  Motion passed.

President Bastyr talked about Director Darryl Connella’s passing away.  President Bastyr officially appointed Steve Ramsey to take Director Connella‘s place on the Board.

Old Business

Gary Keith Park

President Bastyr said he spoke with Olivia McCormick and she showed him pictures of the concept of what they want to do to Gary Keith’s Park.  We need someone from the MVCA to go to their meetings that is not a Board member, as they have their meetings the same time we have our Board meetings.  Director Lopez-Rajanimi is going to ask her husband Glen if he can go to the meetings and be our liaison.

Economic Recovery Committee

President Bastyr asked Vice President Adams if he had anything to report.  Vice President Adams told the Board members that the City is going ahead and developing their own brochure with advertisement only for Bullhead City, and they are not including Fort Mohave or Mohave Valley.  He doesn’t think the Committee will survive.  He also doesn’t know if there will be any changes when a new president for the Board of Realtors comes on board.

Where To Retire Magazine

Vice President Adams showed the members the latest issue of “Where to Retire” magazine.  He said we have two ads in the magazine for $1550 and it comes out bi-monthly.  Discussion was held as whether to continue to advertise in the magazine.  Director Steve Ramsey thought it’s a good idea for two ads placed in the magazine.  Treasurer Steve Bouman said we should do this at least one more time.  Treasurer Bouman made a motion to place two ads for $1550 in the “Where to Retire” magazine.  Director Ramsey seconded the motion.  All were in favor.  Motion passed.  A short discussion was held to use a past picture for the ads instead of the picture of the rock.


Vice President Adams said that we do have a Bill.  He showed the Board members 80 pages of the revision of the sales tax TPT.  We get involved on pages 75 and 80.  Vice President Adams informed the Board on what it entails.  He also said that the Department of Revenue is on board with this Bill.  The Legislature will meet after the first of the year.

Vice President Adams also discussed the e-mail he had received from Toby Orr.


Our general meeting tomorrow night will be held at the Academy of Building Industries School starting at 5:30 pm.  They will be serving hot dogs and drinks.

New Business


President Bastyr talked about having a Christmas Party this coming year.  Everyone decided to do the same thing as last year.  Vice President Adams made a motion to have  the Christmas Party at the Chaparral Country Club on the second Wednesday of December.  Director Lopez-Rajaniemi seconded the motion.  All were in favor.  Motion carried.

Discussion was held regarding donations, gifts, prizes, also to have cash prizes or gift cards from the Mohave Valley Contractors Assocation.  Someone mentioned that Lowe’s and Ace Hardware donated gifts last time and that maybe they will donate again.  Director Lopez-Rajaniemi will be looking for donations.  We will also be looking for cash donations.


President Bastyr told the Board members that he received an e-mail from Harvey asking to work with him on his home show in Laughlin.  President Bastyr told him no.  Treasure Bouman and Vice President Adams told President Bastyr that he did a great job in his reply letter to Harvey.

Director Lopez-Rajaniemi wanted to know the dates for the Home Show so that she can get flyers done and get them out.  Dates mentioned for the Home Show were March 12, 19, or 26th.   We need a committee to start planning for the Home Show, and after discussion, they found that they already have a committee.  Another discussion was held regarding getting Ace Hardware and Lowe’s on board, the food situation, car show, also finding out when the Academy of Building Industries school’s spring break, sponsors, and when Lake Havasu City is holding their Home Show.


Treasurer Bouman reported that there were 102 students enrolled as of last week, and they are budgeted for 108 students.  He reported on some weird student activities.


President Bastyr asked if anyone had anything more to discuss.  Seeing none, he asked for a motion to adjourn.  Director Ramsey made a motion to adjourn and Director Lopez-Rajamiemi seconded the motion.  All were in favor.  Motion passed.  Meeting adjourned at 1:02 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Laura L. Harrison
October 14, 2015