January 2016 Newsletter

Chaparral Country Club, venue for monthly meetingMONTHLY DINNER MEETING

Chaparral Country Club
1260 Mohave Drive
Bullhead City

Speaker: Jerry Duvall, Bullhead City Councilman
Date: January 13th, 2016
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


Happy New Year!!
I hope everyone survived the holidays. Well, the party’s over, time to get back to work. And we started off with a bang. We held another home show meeting this past Tuesday and hashed over a bunch of stuff.
You should have received an e-mail about the home show this past week. If you attended last year print out your forms and return ASAP. If you did not attend last years show what are you waiting for? When have you ever had 2000 people walk into your office in 2 days? This is your chance to make it happen. If you have questions please feel free to call, text or e-mail me. We also have the car show and new this year will be a craft show.

This past week Larry went to Phoenix to fight for the TPT tax overhaul. He will be reporting on the outcome of the meeting.

The Winter Visitors Expo is on February 4 and of course we need a few volunteers to work for a couple hours each. The more the merrier.

Incase you haven’t heard, the AOBI was broken into Tuesday night or Thursday morning. All their softball equipment, including jerseys, were stolen. They also took some tools: a lapidary saw, large belt sander and various other small tools. Keep an eye out for these items.

This Months guest speaker will be Councilman, Jerry Duvall. In 2013 Jerry, decided that the homeless problem in Bullhead City needed to be addressed. Jerry, formed a task force to establish a Mission Statement, Business Plan, and Goals to meet the needs of the Homeless. This effort has resulted in establishing  shelters for the Homeless as well as establishing an office to screen and assist the Homeless. Jerry is to be commended for his effort. Come and hear more about this beneficial program. Make your reservations on line Now!!

I look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting on Wednesday January 13th at 6pm. Don’t forget to RSVP to receive a chance at winning next months dinner for free.

President Rick Bastyr

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BOARD LUNCH MEETING – December 8, 2015

Call to Order

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors was held on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at Scooters, 2750 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, AZ. The meeting was called to order at 11:51 am by President Rick Bastyr.


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


President Bastyr asked if everyone had read the Minutes in the Newsletter.  President Bastyr asked for a motion to approve the November Board Minutes.  Treasurer Bouman made a motion to approve the November Board Minutes.  Director Underwood 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.  Secretary Caponetto made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report.  Director Underwood seconded the motion.  All were in favor.  Motion passed.

Old Business


President Bastyr asked Vice President Adams if he had anything to report on the TPT Bill.  Vice President Adams said that he attended a meeting in Phoenix on Monday, December 7, 2015.  There were around 30-35 people attending the meeting.  Gina Cobb was at another meeting and couldn’t make this meeting regarding the second draft, so Vice President Adams presided over the meeting.  He felt it went over very well.  There were people from the League of Towns and Cities, Department of Revenue, and from the Governor’s office.  There were no representatives from the cities of Kingman and Lake Havasu City. Vice President Adams said when he left the meeting he left with a positive feeling.

Economic Recovery Committee

President Bastyr asked Vice President Adams if he had anything to report on the Economic Recovery Committee.  Vice President Adams told the Board members that the Economic Recovery Committee is in the process of printing new brochures.  He also said that they have received good responses from the ad in “Where to Retire” magazine.  They have had around 600 inquiries.  He also informed the Board that the Realtors have a new person and that the Chamber still needs to fill Chris Barton’s spot at the Chamber of Commerce.

Christmas Party

President Bastyr and Treasurer Bouman stuffed six envelopes with a different amount in each envelope for a total of $200; one $100 bill, one $50 bill, two $20 bills, and one $10 bill.  President Bastyr asked the Board if there were any more donations.  Treasurer Bouman said that MEC will be donating three goody bags.  Vice President Adams said that he is donating two $50 gifts cards, one from Ace Hardware and one from Lowe’s.  Director Lopez-Rajaniemi has lined up the DJ.  The cocktail hour starts at 6pm and dinner will be served at 6:30pm.

Home Show

President Bastyr informed the Board that Havasu Contractors Association is changing the dates of their Home Show.  Their Home Show will be held a week after the MVCA holds theirs.  He also informed them that they can lease the Hallmark to Horizon buildings.  Regarding the Home Show Committee, President Bastyr asked for a show of hands as to what Board members will be on the Home Show Committee.  Vice President Adams, Treasurer Bouman, Directors Underwood, and Lopez-Rajaniemi all said they would be on the Committee.  President Bastyr said they will hold the first meeting on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at 11:30am at Scooters.  Secretary Caponetto asked Director Lopez-Rajaniemi regarding the Home Show Car Show as to how many awards will be handed out.  She said they will have 1st, 2nd and 3rd awards and that the kids will do the judging.


Question was asked if we are charging for ads on the website.  Treasurer Bouman said he will take care of this.

New Business

Gary Keith Park

Director Lopez-Rajaniemi said that Glenn Rajaniemi reported that the committee was still in the planning stages.  They are looking to having a flag park, bathrooms, something that is low maintenance and maybe have an entertainment stage.  Olivia McCormick would like to have someone design and donate to the park a Ramada and a built-in stage.  The MVCA could contribute labor.  So, an overview is that they need bathrooms, an open event stage, and there is no time frame yet.  They were meeting again today.  They are working on getting grants for funds and they are also planning fund raisers.


Secretary Caponetto reminded everyone that February 1st starts for renewing memberships.  Discussion was held as to how much we should charge for membership and it was decided to keep membership cost at $100.


Discussion was held regarding sponsorships for classrooms or just general sponsorships for the school.


President Bastyr asked if anyone had anything more to discuss.  Seeing none, he asked for a motion to adjourn.  Treasurer Bouman made a motion to adjourn and Secretary Caponetto seconded the motion.  All were in favor.  Motion passed.  Meeting adjourned at 12:40 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Laura L. Harrison
December 9, 2015