The Newkirk Chamber of Commerce met on June 4, 2018 for their regular monthly meeting at 6:00 p.m. The meeting was called to order by president, Debbie Leaming. Also in attendance were directors, Roy Chaney, Marvin Johns, and Theda Sheets along with Glenna Blair, secretary. Karla Cheek was absent. Dawn Brakey from Pioneer Tech was a guest. The minutes were approved by Marvin and seconded by Roy. Roy moved that the financial report be accepted and Marvin seconded the motion. Glenna gave the secretary’s report which was approved after a motion by Marvin, seconded by Roy.
Under old business, an update was given on the 4th of July Celebration on the Court House lawn. The Chamber will hand out water which is donated by Quality Water. Glenna has requested six 20 lb. bags of ice donated by Jiffy Trip. There was discussion on Christmas decorations for Main Street. Marvin made a motion to spend up to $400. on 4 banners and it was seconded by Roy. Glenna will contact Joe about the brackets. Debbie will work on an article for the newspaper to let people know what the Chamber is doing. Debbie will take care of ordering shirts for the Chamber directors–royal blue polo shirts. Glenna will check on having them embroidered. Lisa Kubik will sponsor a Business After Hours on July 12 at the Senior Center. Glenna will call to reserve the building.
Under new business, Locke Auto Parts was selected as the Business of the Month. Glenna was asked to call the City Office and get on the agenda to request our new contract with the City. Debbie will put together a presentation. It was suggested that we list all of our business members on our website. Glenna will take care of this.
Roy moved that the meeting be adjourned and Marvin seconded.