Meeting Minutes

Call to order: Meeting called to order at 6 PM by President Phyllis Lapi

Minutes: Previous minutes distributed by secretary, motion to approve made by  Beth Luck and seconded by Sheryl Neal

Treasurer’s Report: Savings and checking combined into one account.

Checking Balance: 2738.12

Motion to accept report made by Sheryl Neal seconded by Sue Barker.

Old Business:

Three new waterfront signs have been taken by: Scott Rickard, Venice 22, and Gino’s.

New Business:

Electricity at waterfront,  is running much higher than other years. Phyllis suggests this be discussed with the village making a suggestion the chamber can only pay a $300 towards this. Sheryl Neal made a motion this be brought to the village and seconded by Beth Luck.

Spring clean up day scheduled for 4/23/16 with a 4/24/16 rain date. We are registered with the canal corp. Volunteers are needed from 10-4, anyone interested can register by going on line, if you are registered you will receive a t-shirt.

Website has been updated to include all members, listings look great and can be looked up by category. Please visit our website: Members are encouraged to forward information or events to be shared on the website.


Promotional Committee

Welcome to Canajoharie booklet was further discussed, the booklet would be paid for by ads, booklet will include a brief history of the area, attractions, businesses and calendar of events. Motion made by Dave Jordan and Sheryl Neal to proceed with this project, all present were in favor. Booklet will be printed by Lee publications, ad sizes and prices were distributed. Anyone interested in purchasing an ad can contact John Snyder 518-378-3279 or

Membership suggestion brought forward, to have a door decal given to members rather than a plaque, there is a significant price difference. Motion made by Sheryl Neal and Beth Luck to proceed with the decal rather than the plaque, all present were in favor.

Final discussion held on pay pal. Suggestion made by Anthony Palmieri to have the ability to purchase membership, pay for events or make donations through the website. A motion was made by Sheryl Neal and seconded by Kim Lawrence, all present were in favor. Beth and Anthony will implement this.


3/26/16 flea market 10-4 to be held in conjunction with youth center, flyers distributed. Cost of table $10 members and $15 non members.

House and garden tour set for 6/4/16.


Additional Items Discussed:

Village assessments were discussed

Office of the aging shared they have an office in Canajoharie located at 42 W main street, call 843-2300 to make an appointment.

Meetings: Meetings to be held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Next Chamber meeting 4/12/16  6 PM at Arkell Center.

Motion: meeting adjourned by Sue Barker and Sheryl Neal

Respectfully Submitted by:    Kim Lawrence, Secretary