The Newkirk Chamber met at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, March 5, 2018 in the Chamber office. Board member Roy Chaney called the meeting to order. Other board members present were: Kirk Brown, Theda Sheets, and Debbie Leaming. Marvin Johns was absent. Glenna Blair, secretary, also attended. The minutes were approved after a motion by Kirk, seconded by Debbie. After reviewing the financial report, Debbie made a motion to accept it and Kirk seconded the motion. The secretary’s report was given by Glenna and approved on a motion by Kirk. Debbie seconded it.
Under old business, the website was discussed and members agreed that we need to start including activities and events going on all over town–with our schools, library, churches, historical society, etc. Glenna has been busy updating the commerce pages and church pages. The business of the month for March is “A Perfect Day”. Glenna will set up a time to take pictures for the paper.
Ribbon cuttings was the first topic under new business. There are several in town that we need to set up times with–R & L Photography, JP Plumbing, Stagecoach, and Weathers Mechanical. There was much discussion on Chamber membership. Debbie suggested that we have a short but clear mission statement. It was suggested that we have a way for new members to sign up on the website for membership. Our Facebook page needs to be updated often. The board elected Debbie to serve as president after a motion by Roy and second by Theda. The first weekend in May was decided on for the City-wide Garage Sale.
Kirk made a motion to adjourn and Roy seconded it.
Glenna Blair, secretary