May Minutes 2023

RLE Chamber of Commerce and Civic League

Minutes for May 8th, 2023

Open Session: 6:30 PM

Call to order: 6:33 PM

Wendy Stirnaman, President (exp 2024)        X  
Cathy Scharf, Vice President (exp 2023)       X  
Tonia Silva, Treasurer (exp 2024)        X  
Dan Welch, Director (exp 2025)       X  
Stacy Bastian, Director (exp 2025)      X  
Anthony Silva, Director (exp 2024)      X  
Liliette Freeman, Director (exp 2023)       X  
John Todd, Director (exp 2025)       X  

Quorum Present: yes


Vianne Todd, Stephan Freeman, Troy Golden, Sheena McGowan, Meghan Schaefer, Karrie Anderson, Ian Manis, Shirley Breckenridge, Charlea Moore, Gene Moore, LeeAnn Williams  


President Opening Comments: Public comments at the end      

Approval of the prior minutes: Tonia motioned, Cathy 2nd , motion passes

Treasurer’s Report and approval:  Anthony motioned, Dan 2nd ,motion passes

Old Business

1.Grant Money (address for grant)(Tonia Silva)-  Dan motioned to use 825 M ST for address for grant money. Liliette 2nd, motion passes

2. New logo (Discussion)- Revisit in June

3 Mayor’s Race- Katherine is in the lead, mayors social on May 24th at Tummys 6:00 PM

4. Vacant Seat (Wendy) -Revisit in June

5. City map cartoon drawing (Tonia)- Revisit in June

6. Website Management (John Todd) John is willing to help manage website

7. Bylaws (Wendy, Dan, Tonia)- Revisit in June- discussing safe banking card with a no option for cash withdrawal, discussing number of directors, discussing number of meeting a director can miss, discussing discretionary spending for items between meeting(postage, printing, ECT) discussing changing time frames in bylaws.

8. More Business Classes-in lieu of business mixers -Revisit in June. LeeAnn to make a poll to see what membership wants.

New Business

  1. Business of the Month –(LeeAnn) Meg’s Creamery
  2. Membership update- 74 members
  3. Sprinklers at the Marvel shopping center (Discussion)Anthony will speak with owner of complex.
  4. WPF Forms renewal- (John Todd) Tonia motioned for John to be reimbursed $199 for website forms bill. Antony 2nd , motion passes
  5. Chamber transparency- (Wendy Stirnamen) Wendy addressed some messages that came in regarding transparency issues, and newsletter complaints.

Other Comments or Concerns

Director Comments: Dan mentioned forecast look good finally, John mentioned Sue Frost’s meeting for May 9th at 6:30 at parks and rec, May 22nd is Neighborhood Association meeting at Rio Java at 7pm. Stacey said RLH baseball complex should be completed within 2 months, new principals for RLH, Westside and Orchard. Tonia- Chamber was sent air pollution pamphlets, and a notice of declaration from the county, she left them out for people to view. Anthony mentioned Rio java moving in beginning of June.

Public Comments: Troy mentioned to add an alternate option for poll for classes. Gene says that spending allotments between meetings should be specified to a one-time allotment. Gene questioned why it is taking so long to seat a new director.  Charlea says should be a difference between public and members for comments during meeting. She also mentioned that Chamber should consider that not all members have internet before changing bylaws to say 15 days. Any expulsion should not be decided by president but by the whole board. Public comments should be during deliberation. Expulsion of a person should never be instant, offer chance to defend oneself. Shirley mentioned that farm and tractor days would be great opportunity for Mayors Candidates to sell tickets. Karrie asked about grant money, why we got it and what it is being used for. Also asked about National Night Out. Meg suggested that an excusable absence should be doctors note or death of a family member.

Adjourn – 8:10 PM


Future Agenda Items-

Next Meeting is June 12th ,2023 at 6:30 P.M

Location- Depot Building 6730 Front St, Rio Linda, C.A. 95673

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