NOKOMIS — The Nokomis Chamber of Commerce met at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4 at Demi’s Diner. Vice President Judy Rupert presided over the meeting in absence of president Ed Heck. Eight members were in attendance.
Minutes from the September 9 meeting were presented via email prior to the meeting and were approved.
Treasurer Loren Compton presented his report, revealing $4,095.67 in currently usable funds. As of October 31, $46,108.59 is the current balance for a 24-month CD, which will mature in September 2023 for the mine site fund. $2,705.64 is the balance for a 30 month CD for the bicentennial celebration. The combined assets come to a total of $52,909.90. The report was approved.
Ugly Mugs ribbon cutting rescheduled after the initial date
The Chamber was to hold a ribbon-cutting at Ugly Mugs Coffeehouse with new owners Kody and McKinsy Lietz at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6. (However, following the meeting, the Lietzes had to cancel is working with the Chamber to reschedule. More information on the ribbon cutting will be available once a rescheduled date and time is available.)
Update on Chamber and NEF nickel raffle fundraiser
Dr. Scott Doerr would then update the Chamber regarding the nickel raffle, which is a partnership between the Chamber and the Nokomis Education Foundation (NEF). He is looking for volunteers to help sell tickets for the raffle for junior high and high school basketball games until the drawing on January 7.
The dates for home games include the following:
- November 11 for junior high girls basketball
- November 22, December 15-16, and January 3 for junior high boys basketball
- December 14 and 16 for high school girls basketball
- During the Terry Todt Shootout on December 11, December 18, and January 7 for high school boys basketball
Interested Chamber members are welcome to contact Doerr via phone or email.
Expense approved for Christmas in Nokomis
The Chamber approved the expense of $200 for prizes in the Downtown Nokomis Association Christmas window decorating contest and another $200 for advertising the Christmas in Nokomis event, set for early December.
Planning underway for Chamber annual meeting
A committee for setting up the annual business meeting, officer elections, and banquet was established. Therefore, Judy Rupert, JoAnn Keele, Judy Beaman, and Jake Leonard are comprising of the committee. The duties include setting the date and time, venue setting, menu, and selection of the Business and Person of the Year. This also includes the procuring of plagues to commemorate the selections. That process began shortly after the conclusion of the meeting.
Rupert will contact Easterday Electrical to schedule the installation of the Christmas lights downtown and will likely occur around the Thanksgiving holiday.
With no other business, the meeting adjourned at 8:20 a.m., with the next meeting being the annual business meeting in January.
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