July Minutes 2023

RLE Chamber of Commerce and Civic League

Minutes for July 10th, 2023

Open Session: 6:30 P.M.

Call to order: 6:30 P.M

Roll Call                                                                        Present              Excused            Absent

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 (2023)X  
John Todd, Director (exp 2025)X  
Troy Golden, Director (exp 2025)X  

Quorum Present: Yes


Lee Ann Williams, Stephen Freeman, Sheena Mc Gowan, Meghen Schaefer, Vianne Todd

President Opening Comments: None.

Approval of the prior minutes: Tonia motioned, Dan 2nd – motion passes.

 Treasurer’s Report and approval: Dan motioned, Liliette 2nd – motion passes.

Old Business

1.Grant Money (Tonia) 46,000 has been deposited into account. The financial committee will meet to review the budget.

2. New logo (Discussion) New plan is to hire out for new logo,

3 Mayor’s Race Update-(Cathy, LeeAnn) Katherine Shermer is well in the lead, still plenty of tickets available.

4. City map cartoon drawing (Tonia) map committee created- Meghen, Anthony, Liliette. They will look for artists and work out details.

5. Bylaws (Wendy, Dan, Tonia) Anthony motioned to send proposed changes of the bylaws to membership, and vote on August 14th ,at the next meeting. Cathy 2nd – motion passes

Bylaw changes would involve director absences- a 4th missed meeting would result in resignation. Allow use of a debit card that is incapable of cash withdrawals. Only require single signature per check, instead of two.

6. Membership stickers, new membership bags- (LeeAnn) LeeAnn will get quotes on items for swag bags for new members, cups, shirts, window decals, etc..

New Business

  1. 1.      Business of the Month (LeeAnn) Dogs Life Boarding at the Ranch
  2. Konnected Event (Cathy) Tommy needs help directing everyone in line, and needs hands to help in various areas of the event.
  3. National Night Out (Cathy) Discussion on Chamber involvement, for this year and next year.

Other Comments or Concerns none

Director Comments: John asked about conduct of members, misrepresenting chamber, what can be done? Dan mentioned that the Zucchini Races moved to the library. Tonia reminded everyone to shop locally, and that Rio Java and Tummy’s may be willing to extend hours. Anthony mentioned that the new Rio Java location is doing better than previous location.

Public Comments: Sheena informed everyone of a website to help with map drawing, mapcomarketing.com



Future Agenda Items

Next Meeting is August 14th ,2023 at 6:30 P.M

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

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