June 2016 Newsletter

Chaparral Country Club, venue for monthly meetingMONTHLY DINNER MEETING

Chaparral Country Club
1260 Mohave Drive
Bullhead City

Speakers: Mohave County District 5 Supervisor Steve Moss
and his challenger Sue Donahue

Date: June 8th, 2016
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


Ok, it’s that time of year again. Time to vote for board officers and directors. These 9 people help navigate the direction this association goes. It’s important that you make a good decision when casting your vote. If anyone is at all interested in joining the board please let us know asap.

You will be casting your vote next Wednesday June 8th.

The guest speakers for our June dinner meeting will be Mohave County District 5 Supervisor Steve Moss and his challenger Sue Donahue.

 Sue was appointed to the Arizona Senate to fill out Kelly Wards term and has recently announced that she will be running against Steve for our supervisor seat.   Come and hear what these candidates have to say so you can cast an informed vote.

Please be sure to attend our General Dinner Meeting at 6:00pm at Chaparral Country Club for a fantastic meal and good company. Don’t forget to rsvp online to have a chance to win next months dinner for free.

President Rick Bastyr

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Call To Order

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors was held on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at Scooters, 2750 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, AZ. The meeting was called to order at 11:50 p.m., by President Rick Bastyr.


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


President Bastyr asked if everyone had read the April 2016 Board Minutes in the Newsletter as they had come in late. There was a need to change the words “wine garden” to “Weingarten Properties”. President Bastyr asked for a motion to approve the April 2016 Board Minutes with changes. Director Parker made a motion to approve the April 2016 Board Minutes with changes. Director Ramsey seconded the motion. All were in favor. Motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer Bouman reported on the current Treasurer’s Report. President Bastyr asked for a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Director Ramsey made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Director Parker seconded the motion. All were in favor. Motion passed.

Old Business

Home Show

President Bastyr said they are still collecting monies from sponsors. There was discussion regarding holding a fund raiser in the fall. He asked if anyone had any thoughts on this. Another discussion was on holding an October Fest. A motion to hold the Home Show only for our fund raiser was made by Director Parker and seconded by Director Ramsey. There was discussion on joining the Rotary Club’s Burro Barbeque and water slide fund raiser. Another discussion was held regarding holding the Home Show at the River View Mall. They could save a lot of money doing this. Director Parker made a motion not to do anything this fall unless there’s something spectacular. Director Ramsey seconded the motion. All were in favor. Motion passed.


Director Parker said he has heard, “what is the benefit of being a member of the Mohave Valley Contractors Association”? He asked the Board, “what do they get out of membership’? Director Parker said he has attended a contractor’ meeting Lake Havasu City and they get great participation. President Bastyr said we should send a letter to the members asking what do the members want to get out of joining the Mohave Valley Contractors Association. He asked the Board Members who wants to write and send out the letters. Secretary Caponetto said that a trifold was sent out to educate the public as to what the Mohave Valley Contractors Association is all about. Discussion was held on how to keep and get new members to attend or belong to the Mohave Valley Contractors Association. Secretary Caponetto said we should be involved with community development and in keeping people educated as what the Mohave Valley Contractors Association stands for. Director Catherine Lopez-Rajaniemi asked the question as to why don’t we have a membership drive. We could have a regular dinner and members that come to bring the subs to the dinner and sign up. On the membership drive, we can become more involved with the Academy of Building Industries School. Maybe in the fall, we could help the Academy of Building Industries School build something. We could put out public relations on how much the Mohave Valley Contractors Association helps out the Academy of Building Industries School. On the membership drive, we can do a barbeque and have fun and be different. Whatever business brings in the most members, there will be no membership fee. Let’s develop this concept and present it to the members at the next meeting. We could do this sometime in September. Also, let’s see if we can plan a Board Meeting at the Academy of Building Industries School.

Secretary Caponetto reported the Academy of Building Industries School will have graduation on May 27, 2016, at 5:00 p.m., at the Chamber of Commerce. Forty students will be graduating.

Economic Recovery Committee

President Bastyr reported to the Board Members that Vice President Adams said that the Economic Recovery Committee has been disbanded. The monies are being divided three ways, between the City, Chamber of Commerce, and the Mohave Valley Contractors Association. This will take around two months. Discussion was held regarding having Tim Williams, Tribal Leader of the Mojave Indians to be a future guest speaker. Director Parker volunteered to contact Mr. Williams. President Basty asked if there were any more Old Business to discuss. There was none.

New Business


President Bastyr reminded the Board Members that nominations were needed. Elections will be held in June. Director Parker said he will be gone for seven months so there will be a spot on the Board unless he gets a Leave of Absence. Hopefully we have nominations at tomorrow’s meeting.

Guest Speakers

President Bastyr said that our three guest speakers tomorrow night are candidates for Mohave County Sheriff position. They are Cori Merryman, John Plough, and John Gillette.

President Bastyr said that he is a coach for the ASA Girls Fast Pitch Softball. He asked if the Board Members would consider becoming a sponsor in the name of Mohave Valley Contractor Association and donate $450. With this sponsorship, the Mohave Valley Contractors Association would have their name on a banner and on the back of the t-shirts. Director Ramsey made a motion for the Mohave Valley Contractors Association to sponsor the Bullhead City ASA Fast Pitch Softball All Stars Tournament and donate $450 for sponsorship. Secretary Caponetto seconded the motion. All were in favor. Motion passed.


Discussion was held regarding presenting plaques to each member and future members, one time only. Need to talk to Paula at the Academy of Building Industries School to see how much it would cost to have the students make these plaques. They have received quite a bit of free Cherry wood.


President Bastyr asked if anyone had anything more to discuss. Seeing none, he asked for a motion to adjourn. Director Parker made a motion to adjourn and Director Ramsey seconded the motion. All were in favor. Motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 1:20 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Laura L. Harrison
May 16, 2016