March 13, 2019
Call to order: Meeting called to order at 6 PM by President Janet Stanley
Minutes: No minutes to review for 2/12/19 meeting as previous meeting was “Meet the candidates” no other business conducted
Treasurer’s Report: Balance: $1282.27
Correspondence: A thank you received from Central Bridge for donation made to Schoharie victims
A meet the candidate night was held at Gino’s for mayor candidates and village trustees.
CPR class sponsored by chamber was successful and will be held again later this year.
Slate of officers to be sent out through e-mail for approval as we do not have a quorum.
Janet Stanley, President
Dolores Jacksland, Vice President
Kimberly Lawrence, Secretary
Dave Jordan, Treasurer
Matt Stanley, Corresponding Secretary
May Day celebration to be held May 1st. Janet to contact the school.
Canjo Slam’s second annual volleyball tournament will be held 8/10. Looking to add around 5 additional teams. Volunteers please contact Matt Stanley, volunteers needed to work the scoring tables, post scores, runners, information table and run 50/50 raffle.
DPW expressed concern that some of the Christmas lights and garlands are looking poor. Chamber will look into new items.
30 red and white flower baskets by Johnstone’s are planned for downtown, this is a reduction by 6 baskets. Chamber is evaluating how best to keep them watered. Dave Jordan will contact Liberty to see if any assistance can be provided.
Empower will be a possible guest speaker at the April Meeting. Also looking at Mohawk Valley Today face book site to come and share their mission at the May meeting.
Canajoharie parade movies were previewed, there is not enough material to use for a program. However, the short film will be shown at a future chamber meeting.
Farmer’s market will be sponsored again by the chamber and will start in June.
Membership: Membership letters have gone out. We hope everyone will renew, remember you can complete your membership on line on our website.
Fundraising: Suggestion was made that we look at holding some kind of event on the same weekend as either the Sharon Springs garden party or Harvest Festival, as many people would be passing through town. Idea was to have antique or craft vendors in the Wagner’s corners parking lot. This will continue to be looked at.
A junk in the trunk was suggested, Harry Barse to discuss with Liberty to make sure we don’t conflict with their event.
A fundraiser is needed if anyone has suggestions or ideas, we would welcome them.
Other: Montgomery County Office for Aging is looking for accessible office space in Canajoharie if anyone has suggestions please contact Dave Jordan at OFA.
Harry Barse shared a handout about himself and his interest in becoming village trustee.
It was shared that the Canajoharie Prom is 5/4/19 and donations are needed to the post prom party held at the school. This is truly an important event for our kids.
Meetings: Meetings to be held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Next Chamber meeting 4/9/19 at Arkell Center at 6 PM.
Motion: Motion to adjourn Tim Robertson, Matt Stanley
Respectfully Submitted by: Kim Lawrence, Secretary