June 2017 Newsletter

Chaparral Country Club, venue for monthly meetingMONTHLY DINNER MEETING

Chaparral Country Club
1260 Mohave Drive
Bullhead City

Speaker: Mr. Joe Bardswich
General Manager for Golden Vortex and the Moss Mine Operation
 June 14th, 2017
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.


We have tried for a number of years to keep our members informed and reminded of our monthly meetings strictly with e-mail. It’s evident that hasn’t worked out well as folks don’t open the e-mail or for whatever the reason the e-mail doesn’t go through. So, we are going to try mailing the newsletter again to see if we can get better attendance at the regular monthly meeting. We invite informative guest speakers to every meeting. Many of these guests travel from out of town and go to a lot of trouble to speak at our meetings. We sure need enough participation to make it worth their while to bring their expertise to our meetings.

This June meeting is the month for election of officers and board of directors for the association. I use the word “election” loosely as we have not been very successful in drafting officers or director let alone elect them. We sure encourage, if not beg for some of you to get involved and help with the very important business of our association.

Our guest speaker for this month will be Mr. Joe Bardswich, General Manager for Golden Vortex and the Moss Mine Operation. Joe will update us on the mine’s progress. It’s my understanding that all required permits have been issued, capital obtained and Golden Vortex is on the verge of becoming 100% operational in the next few months. The mine will have need to hire contractors to support its operation.

Plan to attend and find out firsthand what is going on and maybe identify a job opportunity for your company.

Larry D. Adams
Vice President

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Call To Order

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors was held on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at Scooters, 2750 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, AZ.  The meeting was called to order at 11:00 a.m., by President Larry Adams.


President Larry Adams, Treasurer Steve Bouman, and Secretary John Caponetto. Absent were:   Directors Steve Ramsey, Catherine Lopez-Rajaniemi, Kim Camacho, and Jim Underwood.  Director Keith Parker has resigned from the Board.    There was no quorum.


President Adams asked if everyone had received the Newsletter.  Everyone said they had. President Adams asked for a motion to approve the Board Minutes.  Secretary Caponetto made a motion to approve the Board Minutes.  Treasurer Bouman seconded the motion. All were in favor.  Motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer Bouman reported on the Treasurer’s Report.  President Adams asked for a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report.    Secretary Caponetto made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report, and Treasurer Bouman seconded the motion.  All were in favor.  Motion passed.

Old Business

President Adams reported that he has ordered 2500 envelopes for the Association. There was a preliminary discussion on the ordering of the envelopes, Xeroxing the Newsletter, then stuffing the envelopes with the Newsletter, labeling the envelopes, and mailing them out.  Laura Harrison offered to stuff, do labels, and putting the stamps on the envelopes.

President Adams said that Jeanne Kentch asked about the excess carpet that was left over from the Home Show, but she never followed up.  President Adams said that the Salvation Army wound up taking all the carpet.

Home Show

President Adams asked for an update on the Home Show.  Secretary Caponetto said that they are having a meeting regarding the Home Show on May 16th.


President Adams said that we need to remind everyone that elections will be held next month.


Secretary Caponetto reported that there are 13 people that have not responded to the renewal notices. Also, Secretary Caponetto said that for the last three years, Lowe’s has not paid their membership dues. President Adams said that he will call Director Underwood to find out the reason.

New Business

Guest Speakers

President Adams reported that Mayor Tom Brady and City Manager Toby Cotter will be our guest speakers tomorrow night. Discussion may include length of time to get permits; talk about waiving commercial fees; gifting permit fees to Harbor Freight and Dot Foods; and the need to get more plan checkers. People may ask questions of them after their presentation.

Academy of Building Industries

Treasurer Bouman reported that they had an issue last week at the school regarding a 15 year girl concerning anti-semantic slurs. She is on suspension. He also mentioned that the fence that Jean wanted around the school is built. They do not have funds to have new carpet installed at the school.


President Adams asked for a motion to adjourn. Treasurer Bouman made a motion to adjourn the Board Meeting, and seconded by Secretary Caponetto. All were in favor. Meeting adjourned at 12:17 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Laura L. Harrison
May 10, 2017