Meeting Minutes

Call to order:

Meeting called to order at 6 PM by President Phyllis Lapi
12 in attendance

Minutes:  Previous minutes distributed by secretary, two corrections, all but 1 reindeer were sold and Palatine is celebrating their 150th not 100. Motion to approve made by Dolores Jacksland and seconded by Sue Barker.

Treasurer’s Report:

Checking Balance:  2169.59

$1335 were made from our 3 fundraisers, the cemetery tour, the deer and the masquerade at Greystone.

Flag money will be kept separate as those funds were raised specific to purchasing flags.

Motion to accept report made by Sheryl Neal and seconded by Dave Jordan


No correspondence

Old Business:

Elves night was a great success, wonderful turn out. Activities were enjoyed by many. This continues to be a valuable event sponsored by the Chamber that gives businesses exposure.

New Business:

Suggestion to raise membership dues by five dollars was made. Dues for 2017 will be $40 for individuals and $60 for businesses. All present voted in favor.

Draft budget was presented, the chamber will need to raise approximately $4000 to maintain their goals. It was agreed the items in the budget are necessary and the group committed to raising the funds. A motion to accept the budget was made by Beth Luck and seconded by Sheryl Neal, all in favor.


Meetings to be held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Next Chamber meeting 2/14/1 6 PM at Arkell Center.

There will be no open meeting in January instead the fundraising and membership committees will meet. Anyone interested in assisting these committees should contact Phyllis Lapi.


meeting adjourned


Respectfully Submitted by:    Kim Lawrence, Secretary