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Shady Cove-Upper Rogue Chamber Visitors & Convention Bureau Meeting Minutes May 11, 2011 Edgewater Inn Conference Center 5:30PM

In Attendance: ~Joe Riker, J. Riker Enterprises ~Barry Moore, CSO w/Sheriff's Office ~Kate Crowston, Shady Kate's Boutique ~Bonnie Malepsy, Windermere Real Estate ~Kathleen Collins, RKR Properties April 13 Chamber Meeting Minutes: ~Approved and accepted Account Reconciliation: ~PremierWest: ~Total Membership Collections: Business Showcase: ~Joe Riker, J. Riker Enterprises, LLC ~Dave Pritchett, Sun and Moon Martial Arts ­ not present Meerten: New Chamber Members ~Sundance Signs ~Royal Coachman Motel ~Steward's PortaPotties ~Shady Kate's Boutique Meerten: New S.C. Businesses ~Notary on the Rogue, mobile notary public ~Spit Shine Auto Detailing Meerten: Will be meeting with Carolyn Hill with SOVA on May 24 regarding the city beautification grant application process. If the Chamber receives these monies, they will be used not only for city concerns, but for the entire Upper Rogue region. The Chamber can use these funds for event funding as well. Meerten: Referencing the SOVA training conducted May 6. Prior to this meeting, SOVA had "secret shoppers" visit several of Shady Cove's businesses to survey merchants' public relations with their customers. Crowston asked for copy of the Secret Shopper report. Meerten: Need to conduct another chamber membership drive. Upcoming Events: ~Volkssport Hiking Group, 200+ staying @ Edgewater Inn this weekend for local hiking excursions ~Eagle Point's Centennial Vintage Faire, May 14 ~City-Wide Yard Sale, May 20 & 21 ~Circus in Eagle Point, May 24 ~City-Wide Clean-Up, May 28 ~Prospect Mill Creek Memorial Festival, May 28 $1,282.43 $4,225.00

~Richard Gyuro, Alpacas at Lone Ranch ~Ed Mayer, Ed Mayer & Associates ~Debanee Udall, Sundance Signs ~Jinny Pardee, Windermere Trails End ~Tami Meerten, Edgewater Inn

~Eagle Point's Memorial Day, May 30 ~Alpacas & Accordions @ Lone Ranch, June 12 ~Tie Days RiverFest, June 18 ~SPAM Festival, June 25 (Chamber hosting a table at this event-asking for volunteers to man booth) Gyuro: Mentioned an observation of a collection of old cars at a residence behind a chain-link fence in town and was curious about city ordinances pertaining to debris and the like. Riker indicated there are ordinances governing commercial locations but not residences. Riker noted that this location was a commercial storage facility. Moore: Concerned about driver observation, and the lack thereof, of the school zone speed limit. Discussion pursued regarding highway speed limit changes and applying for grant monies to purchase signs cautioning drivers of approaching speed changes in school zones. Malepsy: Presented community promotion campaign utilized by Rogue River's Chamber of Commerce that included these items (as a possible suggestion for Shady Cove Chamber to incorporate): ~Community Brochures ~Window signs for chamber members ($20 cost to member) ~Free Decals passed out to customers ~"Shop Local" postcards & flyers announcing impact of communities purchasing locally ~Mayorial beautification awards to businesses or residents who improve their properties ~Letters to the Editor of community paper spotlighting active and effective businesses Udall: Showcased promotional water bottles...buy your own disposable water bottles...they print the labels with your business name: 50 cents per label. Mayer: Asked the Boosters to partner up with the Chamber's potential fundraising and city-beautification bulb program; assist in labor to plant as well as initial investment. Suggested possible partnering with White Oak Subdivision home owner's association. Also mentioned that the Boys & Girls Club have a gardening club working right outside of the Teen Club. June Business Showcase: ~Alpacas at Lone Ranch, Richard and Renate Gyuro June Chamber Meetings: ~Board Meeting: ~General Meeting: June 1, 8:30 am at Rogue River Lodge June 8, 5:30 pm at Alpacas at Lone Ranch

Meeting Adjourned at 7:08 p.m.

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