Friday, June 28, 2013

4TH OF JULY Community FESTIVITIES "Home of the Free Because of the Brave"

  By:   Melinda Shodin & Rose Bernal

We are excited & ever so proud to announce that this year your communities' 4th of July family events are a result of the Partnering of your very own Butte County Troop Boosters,  your Butte County Chamber of Commerce & Local Volunteer Firefighters!   Help us celebrate our freedom remembering our loved & cherished ones by entering your float/vehicle or by coming downtown to view the parade & donating to the Fireworks display which is completely community funded!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Skateboarding Through Arco...A Push to Remember - Skateboarding Across America to End Alzheimer's

I would like to introduce you to “A Push to Remember – Skateboarding Across America to End Alzheimer’s”.  On July 4th, 2013, our five person team,  ranging in age from 20 to 56 will come together to push our skateboards 3,000 miles from Newport, Oregon to New York City, New York in a little over three weeks. 

Monday, June 3, 2013

Butte County Chamber Minutes from May 15, 2013

Butte County Chamber Meeting Minutes
May 15, 2013
Pickle’s Place 

Interim Chair Melinda Shodin called meeting to order at 8:06am.  

Members Present: Melinda Shodin, Clay Condit, Richard and Mary Dean, Jack Jensen, Janet Thornock, Mea Mays, Marie Cummins, Rhonda Morris, Tammy Maynard. 

Rhonda MM to accept April Meeting minutes as read. Jack 2nd. Passes by voice. 

Treasurer’s Report:  Chamber - $1457.01  Rodeo: 1898.96 with a total of  3355.89 

Old: Business:  Jack gave a review of the Butte High School Senior Appreciation Luncheon sponsored by the Chamber on May 14.  Catered by Jack. All went very well.  Seniors were very appreciative and thankful.  Each student had to tell what their most memorable moments were in school, and tell of their plans after graduation.

Harlem Ambassadors – Rhonda MM to not take on that activity due to the cost. Jack 2nd. Passed by voice. 

Kyle Petty Ride:  Jack said everything went well.  The group was very pleasant and clean.  Had lunch, filled up tanks, and spent 30+ minutes visiting with the public and taking pictures. 

Lost River Vermiculture – Tammy Maynard gave a talk on what their business provides.  They raise red worms which provide an organic fertilizer for lawns, gardens, rose bushes, trees, potted plants, and anywhere you want healthier plants and soil.  (see article.) 

ATC will be Highlighted business for June meeting. 

July 4th Luau.  Will be held in City Park again this year immediately after the parade.  Menu has been tweaked but ticket price is still the same bargain.  Need to sell 50 tickets in advance.  $8.00/adult.  $5.00 for children up to age 12.  Chamber gets $1.00/ticket.

Heidi’s Tips and Toes, Donna Storer, and Clay Condit have agreed to assist.  Rhonda suggested asking a cub scout troop to help with set/up/clean up as a service project. 

Atomic Days:  Discussion points
Melinda – Permanent Stage at City Park for future performances.  Adopt-a-Board.
Janet MM to take proposal to City Council, Jack 2nd. Passed by voice. No one volunteered to talk to city council?? Melinda?
Parade – Guker’s are still parade captains.
Concert Friday Night – Chad Nolan is returning for second year. 

Co-ed Softball Tournament – Rhonda gave update.  Tourney is pretty much full.  16 teams.  Need shagging crew. John Danz suggested band – Stephanie Nelson. 
Jack mentions the Idaho Department of Transportation meeting at BIC tonight at 6pm.  Discussion of lowering speed limit in front of Jack’s Travel Plaza and Golden West.
Rhonda brought up that Arco needs to push and advertise as Gateway to Crates of the Moon and try to get more of the tourist traffic to stop in Arco.  250,000 people from all over the world visit Craters of the Moon and most all drive through Arco on their way to or from the park.
Craters of the Moon Natural History Association is sponsoring a Fun Run at the Craters on September 28, 2013 to celebrate National Public Lands Day.  More info to follow.
Casino Night – Topic tabled until fall.
Meeting adjourned at 9:08am.