At the March 10 meeting of the GV Chamber of Commerce, co- President Diane Caughlin noted member cards are available and asked Marlene Roberts to read off Member-to-Member discounts. Marlene reviewed the current discounts available and said they are available to members in good standing, i.e., dues paid up for 2011. Please present your Chamber membership card to receive your discount for MEMBER-TO-MEMBER DISCOUNTS.
*Diane Caughlin informed the group that the Garden Valley Job Creation and Retention Council activities are tabled for the time being.
*John Jauregui announced there are two remaining strands of store-front lights available from the Chamber “Light-Up-The-Town” initiative. Each strand costs $18.
*Diane Caughlin reminded Chamber Members that Chamber dues should be paid by the end of March. A schedule of payments can be arranged; contact the Chamber Treasurer, Vicky Burford, to set it up.
*Carol Scharf discussed plans for the Chamber Spring Fling scheduled for April 23rd in Crouch from 10 AM to 4 PM. Coupons and booths are available for $25. Call her at 462-2902, for any questions you may have concerning Spring Fling.
*John Cottingham announced he is organizing the 4th of July celebration and needs volunteers for a number of duties including organizing the Chamber booth.
*John Jauregui noted he is organizing October’s Trunk or Treat and needs hot Ghouls and Goblins to make the event memorable for all.
Toni Palmiotto noted: · The Young Life high school group meets every Monday night at 7 PM in the Community Hall. They are planning to attend the Young Life Camp Malibu in British Columbia, Canada, this summer. These kids need good paying work to cover costs of attending this summer camp. Please contact Toni Palmiotto at Garden Valley Properties, 462-4620, if you can use some extra help this spring and summer.
· Also, please provide Toni your calendar events and any coupons, advertisements of goodies you want included in Chamber welcome baskets for new arrivals in the valley.
· For complete nutrition and vitamin supplements especially beneficial for weight loss, women’s health, joint support and athletic performance, see her website http://www.reliv.com/.
Darl Allred described current Sawtooth Wilderness Outfitters current activities. Sawtooth Wilderness Outfitters specializes in family adventure vacations that will accommodate all types of outdoor enthusiasts. They are currently offering sleigh rides and tubing until about the April 1st, weather permitting.
Henry Vanderwyk explained his business, Mountain Landscapes, provides full service landscape maintenance, as well as application insecticides and herbicides to control insect and plant pests at a rate of $70 per house visit or bi-annual visits for $140.
Jerry McLain summarized the electrical and technical services McLain Electric provides. You won’t be shocked by either the great service or the reasonable prices.
Marlene Robison emphasized the need for Chamber members to provision and maintain the Chamber Bulletin Board slots with their business brochures. She also noted her long-held business, Evergreen Insurance Agency, provides a full suite of insurance products from auto insurance to funeral insurance. Drive safely!
Mike Tomlin lamented that the school levy failed and noted that the school board will press on to make the necessary cuts to the school budget while hoping for a more positive outcome at the levy retry in May. Wish them luck in both endeavors. Three trustee seats are up for election in May for zones 2, 3 and 4.
Phil and Dana of Longhorn and Dirty Shame fame announced an upcoming benefit raffle and silent auction at the Longhorn and Community Hall, beginning at 11 AM, on April 2nd, and live entertainment, with auction at the Dirty Shame, starting at 8 PM. Proceeds go to an educational trust fund for Dawn Smith’s surviving children.
Jacqueline Kraupp announced that the ERA West Wind is still operating at full steam.
Joe Roberts noted he is the new chairman for the local Cub Scout pack, which currently has 29 active boys. The pack needs donations for books and uniforms. Uniforms run about $55.
Carole Scharf noted she sells photography and jewelry at the Crouch Farmers Market and on-line at eBay and www.hellbent4leather.com. Don’t hesitate to call her at 208-861-6742.
Tami Smith announced Les Bois Federal Credit Union is planning to open at their new location in May.
Lynne McKibbin announced the start of “1st Tuesday” events featuring flowers, gifts, fashion, accessories, antiques and books, sponsored by Dahlias, Red Rooster and Book the Attic, beginning April 5th. Mark your calendars.
Also, just to let you know, Greg Simione, past president, will be running the April 14th meeting, since most of the current board members will be out of town or unavailable. The Longhorn has offered to cater the food for the meeting, so there should be some good eats!
For general information on Chamber activities, contact:
Diane Caughlin, Co-President Greater Garden Valley area Chamber of Commerce PO Box 10 Garden Valley, Idaho 83622 208-462-5003 or 208-462-4620 FAX 208-462-3321 firstname.lastname@example.org