LBMA General Meeting June 6 2014

Long Beach Merchants Association                     Regular Meeting

Friday, June 6th, 2014 8:00 AM

Lightship Restaurant @ Chautauqua Lodge, Long Beach

CALL TO ORDER calls to order by Steven Linhart at 8:01AM.  Call for a moment of silence in honor of D Day.

INTRODUCTIONS (5 min) Outgoing VP Sue Ellyson and Secretary Holly Beller will need replacements for 2015  LBMA General Meeting June 6 2014 Sign in Sheet

APPROVAL OF MINUTES (1 min) Motion to approve by Natalie Hanson, second by Mike Myers, all in favor none opposed

TREASURER’S REPORT (2 min) given by Treasurer Lacie DeWitt  LBMA Treasurer Report June 6 2014

MEMBERSHIP REPORT (2 min) 86 is current count.  New member of Coastal Corner Market, Paw Prints in the Sand and Everything Blasted will be visited today for new membership applications.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS (10 min)

  • LBMA Core Values and Mission Statement

o   Review, Comment and Adoption

Sherry Hash makes a motion to accept as written, second by Natalie Hanson.  All in favor none opposed.

  • LBMA By-Law Revisions

o   Adoption scheduled for October 2014

NEW BUSINESS (10 min)

  • YES Club and Wellspring Community Network, Lindsey Hylton

o   A coalition of different groups within the community with a focus on preventing substance abuse.  HS students taking part in a state wide event for prevention of youth substance abuse.  The Let’s Draw the Line campaign has several parts.  The one most recent was the can campaign where students found random stores which sell alcohol.  Students assessed the community environment, advertising, healthy food options and product placement.  Placed bottle tags on alcohol warning fines and jail in order to get adult attention and consequences of supplying alcohol to youth.  Per survey, youth alcohol use is going down since 2012.  Students found that the alcohol is being placed in the back of the store and without advertising and placement near junk food.  360-783-1090 to contact Lindsey.

o   Many children on the peninsula are below poverty level. Teachers are supplying children with the supplies that are needed.  So a campaign was started in conjunction with Fire Dist 1, Chinook Observer and Peninsula Baptist.  Coastal Community Network could supply the materials but not the back packs.  Last year 5k was raised but this year CCAP is not involved and so far over 6k has been raised but the goal is 10k due to the lack of funding from CCAP.  Average cost last year for supplies per student was $80 without the back pack.  Goal would get 350 backpacks and about $20 in supplies in each pack.  360-665-2327 to reach Bill or Gloria Buck.

  • Pacific Count EDC, Paul Philpot

o   ACRE = Attract, Create, Retain, and Expand.  EDC attracts businesses from outside the area, looks to keep them within the community and then grow the business.  360-642-9330

COMMITTEE REPORTS (15 min)

LBMA Events: [Chair (Supervising Board Member)]

  • Clam Festival [Robyn Schneider (Ruth Ann Hocking)] No report
  • Beach to Chowder Run/Walk and Half Marathon [Jeff Harrell (Sherry Hash)] less than a week to go!  Rack cards are here and ready to put in your business!  150 people registered for the beach run.  Doogers is doing the chowder this year.
  • Doggie Olympic Games [Danielle Miller (Holly Beller)] Radio ads are on and swag bags are being stuffed.
  • SandSations [Jenny Lombardo/Joyce Rangila (Holly Beller)] Supplies for bonfire for 100 people.  $2500 worth of fireworks on Friday night is ready. 2 master’s teams and a 3rd is being worked on.  Same weekend as Sand in the City in PDX.  Dennis Company will be supplying sand tools to be sold at the beach.  Judges still needed.  Cedars have 2 more judges.
  • Jake’s Birthday [Wendy Murry (Lacie DeWitt)] needs a bounce house.  Nikki with OMG suggested calling the Seaside Factory Outlets bounce place.  First year of doing official sponsorships and they are getting good response!  $50 gets you on the shirt, less than $50 will get you placement elsewhere but not on the t-shirt.  Vintage Roadside who dies the t-shirts takes the shirts and information to all of his events.
  • Kite Festival [Jane Holman (Steven Linhart)] Holli Kemmer is the new Development and Events Director for the Kite Museum and will be taking over the Kite Festival from Jane Holman who will be retiring.
  • Holidays at the Beach [Holly Beller (Lacie DeWitt)] this will be the last year for Holly as chair.
  • LBMA After Hours [Ruth Ann Hocking (Ruth Ann Hocking)] no report

OTHER REPORTS (15 min)

Non-LBMA Events: [Chair (Entity)]

  • World Kite Museum [Holli Kemmer] no report
  • Loyalty Days [Bob Andrew (Loyalty Days Foundation)] Amelia Earhart will be the guest and the theme will be UP, UP, AND AWAY!
  • Surf Perch Derby [Marla Johnson (Long Beach Lion’s Club)] no report
  • Summerfest/Columbia Pacific Farmer’s Market [Ragan Myers/Gayle Borchard (City of Long Beach)] Summerfest this weekend is the Lonesome Highway Band.  Balloon artist will be twisting balloons in the gazebo.  Next week, Friday the 13th will be the opening of the Columbia Pacific Farmers market with expanded hours 3-7. Greg Parke will be on the stage!
  • Long Beach Elk’s Lodge [Maureen Gilbert (BPOE No.1937)] June 21st will be the Golf tourney for Food4kids.  Runs about 15k for the year including back packs.  Last year 74 kids needed the back packs.  The golf tourney is the only fundraiser for this campaign.  Tourney is a scramble and includes a fish taco dinner. Needs raffle prizes and PLAYERS!  At Peninsula Golf Course.  Starts at Noon with a shot gun start.  Free Golf Clinic for kids on Sunday Jun2 22nd and 29th at surfside golf course. 360-642-8244 to reach Natalie Hanson.  Limit is 25 kids!
  • Wellspring Community Network [Lindsey Hylton]meeting this upcoming Tuesday at the county building on Sandridge at 3pm

LBMA Appointments

  • Long Beach Peninsula Visitor’s Bureau Board [Holly Beller]

o   2014 membership is up over 2013, ad going into Alaska Airlines Magazine, over 65 different media pick-ups for Clam Festival.  Next meeting at Chen’s

  • Liaison to Long Beach City Council [Steven Linhart] numbers for sales tax and lodging or OMG up…..the best year EVER and it is only June.  Kudos to Andi Day and Ragan Myers!
  • Liaison to Long Beach Marketing Committee [Sue Ellyson] there will be a new chair appointed now that Sue is working for the city.  Cost for Swag bags for the cruise ship guests (chap sticks, taffy, etc) was approved.  Few more ideas in the works for presentation to city council.  (Treasure Hunt and tear sheet map with business and activities)  Hospitality tours will begin in the fall again with a new name of Tourism Ambassador Certification.
  • Liaison to Ocean Park Chamber & Ilwaco Merchant Association [Laura Price]

ANNOUNCEMENTS (2 min)

  • Long Beach City Council:, 7:00pm, City Hall (1st & 3rd Mondays)  June 16th     
  • Long Beach Peninsula Visitor’s Bureau Board:, Noon, Chen’s Restaurant (2nd Thursday)  June 12th
  • Long Beach Marketing Committee:, 9:00am, City Hall (3rd Tuesday)  June 17th
  • LBMA Board:, 8:00am, Benson’s by the Beach (3rd Friday)  June 20th
  • LBMA General Meeting:, 8:00am, Lightship (1st Friday)  NO MEETING JULY & AUGUST

Motion to adjourn by Nikki Whittle, second by Steven Linhart at 9:02AM

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LBMA General Meeting May 2, 2014

Long Beach Merchants Association                     Regular Meeting

Friday, May 2nd, 2014 8:00 AM

Lightship Restaurant @ Chautauqua Lodge, Long Beach

 

CALL TO ORDER at 8:01 by President Steven Linhart

INTRODUCTIONS (5 min)  May 2014 sign in

APPROVAL OF MINUTES (1 min) Motion by Curb Side Appeal, second by Nikki Whittle, all in favor, none opposed

TREASURER’S REPORT (2 min) given by Treasurer Lacie DeWitt.  Nikki Whittle mentioned that she may have a new sponsor for SandSations  LBMA Treasurer report May 2014

MEMBERSHIP REPORT (2 min)  2 new members this month of the Bead Shop, and Peninsula Golf Course. Total of 84.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS (10 min)

  • Mission Statement and By-Laws- Steven asked if anybody had read the bylaws and mission statement and have input/suggestions.  One board Member (Ruth Ann Hocking) reviewed.  Steven asked everyone to please review and give input to secretary.

NEW BUSINESS (10 min)

o   Board has reviewed and recommends the request move forward to the general membership for approval.  Ned has provided a list of the schools that are attending and how many nights attending and where staying.  Furthest is Cashmere team that came from 180 miles away and have 3 nights at the breakers.  Ragan Myers asked if we can do the LBMA logo on the arm rather than the back of the shirt.  Motion to approve by Craig Smith, second by Curb Side Appeal. All in favor and none opposed.

  • The Bead Shop has a variety of everything, fresh look in the shop – come check it out! Business seems slowed a bit.  Bead classes will start up again soon!  They have done bead clinics in the school.  Sue suggested that if they bring cards to the local hotels.
  • CresComm has 2 WIFI spots that will give 15 minutes of free time

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS (15 min)

LBMA Events: [Chair (Supervising Board Member)]

  • Clam Festival [Robyn Schneider (Ruth Ann Hocking)] Good work by the Long City crew salvaging the tents that were blown over.  Tourism survey at chowder cook off.  61% of the people there were staying in paid lodging.  69% were planning on dining out.  Many stated that they would be taking part in other local activities.  At least 60 media pick ups – got as far as San Francisco and Oklahoma.  Got on Longview Daily News, event calendar for USA today.  April 18 & 19 will be the 2015 dates!  Laura Price wondered how many total people, which the event committee is still waiting for those numbers.
  • Beach To Chowder Run/Walk and Half Marathon [Jeff Harrell (Sherry Hash)] OMG will be MC’ing the run.
  • Doggie Olympic Games [Danielle Miller (Holly Beller)] Danielle had the event featured on KOMO4 news yesterday! Medals are here and ready, shirts are being ordered soon.  Volunteer meeting May 12 at 6pm at the Train Depot. Randy Dennis is ordering the dog bowls for around town at business’.  Needs judges!  Must like dogs and people.  SandFlea pet Parade on Sunday.  Judges at 7:30am until end of event.  Judges will get a t-shirt and certificate.
  • SandSations [Jenny Lombardo/Joyce Rangila (Holly Beller)] Don Nesbitt is doing the art work, we need judges!

o   Fireworks at Dusk on Friday

o   Free Community Bon Fire at Bolstad Friday

o   Free Smore kits for the first 100 people at the Bon Fire Friday

o   Northwest Pan Man will be playing Steel Pan music at the Bon Fire Friday

o   Have your picture taken with Orchid the Jellyfish Saturday and Sunday at the Beach

o   Free Kids sandcastle building lesson at the beach off Bolstad – Friday

o   Watch Master Building in Long Beach for City SandSations Wednesday – Friday

o   Saturday Don’t just be a spectator, get involved! Grab a group of friends, family or people you don’t know and build a castle yourself!, No Age limit!

o   If people have photos from years past we are looking to collect or get digital copies for our Photos of the Past Collection

o   Keep your eyes out for the 30th Anniversary shirt design. Shirts, hoodies, and we are looking into a collectors pin.

  • Jake’s Birthday [Wendy Murry (Lacie DeWitt)]

o   Entertainment is booked, fliers are done and waiting on print. Shirts and trophies are in the works.  Vintage trailers have been added to the car show with 6 confirmed, and only 6 spots available.

  • Kite Festival [Jane Holman (Steven Linhart)] Museum is still looking for a new director.
  • Holidays at the Beach [Holly Beller (Lacie DeWitt)] donation from Myron at Cedars Ocean View inn.  Santa is here for the parades!
  • LBMA After Hours [Ruth Ann Hocking (Ruth Ann Hocking)] it’s happening!

 

OTHER REPORTS (15 min)

Non-LBMA Events: [Chair (Entity)]

  • World Kite Museum [Kay Buesing] Patty reports that Spring Break Family fun saw over 2000 people through museum. Museum detective kits were completed as well with 11 merchants contribute coupons and over 200 envelopes went out over spring break.
  • Loyalty Days [Bob Andrew (Loyalty Days Foundation)]As of last night we 120 entries into the parade with some new ones! President Roosevelt is here.  Banquet on Saturday evening will feature the next in series of Don Nesbit collectibles. Loyalty Days foundation float has new features so take a special look at that when it comes by.  We are ready Rain or Shine!
  • Surf Perch Derby [Marla Johnson (Long Beach Lion’s Club)]cancelled
  • Summerfest/Columbia Pacific Farmer’s Market [Ragan Myers/Gayle Borchard (City of Long Beach)]Summerfest starts Memorial Day weekend, rack cards are going out.  Farmers market is oening on June 13.  Ragan will be meeting with Katie soon and Farmers market rack cards will be done soon.  Next Hospitality is May 7th
  • Long Beach Elk’s Lodge [Maiko Minami (BPOE No.1937)]Oyster feed this Saturday from 1-4, Loyalty Day banquet that evening.  Band tonight.  Back packs went out to schools yesterday.  One of the parade drill teams will be staying upstairs. The Elks is now involved with scouting and have 3 eagle scouts this year!  Scouts are in need of funds, please see Natalie Hanson.  Also, veterans pictures on the Veterans Wall are welcomed, attn Jerry Philips.  Looking for an Army sword for the wall.  Free Golf clinic in June.
  • Wellspring Community Network [Geri Marcus]Do we need a new contact?

LBMA Appointments

  • Long Beach Peninsula Visitor’s Bureau Board [Holly Beller] according to the Dean Runyan Travel Report for 2013, visitor spending in Pacific County is up $14.1 million, a 10.5% increase, which is the second highest rate of growth in the state.  Next meeting at El Compadres!  April is biggest yet! On track to break all records!  Email robyn@funbeach.com for the next commercial airing schedules!
  • Liaison to Long Beach City Council [Steven Linhart]
  • Liaison to Long Beach Marketing Committee [ Sue Ellyson ]
  • Liaison to Ocean Park Chamber & Ilwaco Merchant Association [Laura Price]

ANNOUNCEMENTS (2 min)

  • Long Beach City Council:, 7:00pm, City Hall (1st & 3rd Mondays)  May 5th   
  • Long Beach Peninsula Visitor’s Bureau Board:, Noon, El Compadre(2nd Thursday)  May 8th
  • Long Beach Marketing Committee:, 9:00am, City Hall (3rd Tuesday)  May 20th  
  • LBMA Board:, 8:00am, Benson’s by the Beach (3rd Friday)  May 16th   
  • LBMA General Meeting:, 8:00am, Lightship (1st Friday)  June 6th   

 

Adjourned at 9:02AM by President Steven Linhart

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Counterfeit Currency Alert!

It has come to our attention we have had three merchants received counterfeit currency over the past couple of weeks.  I know it’s tough enough to make money and strike while we have tourism in swing.  However this is when the bad guys like to strike.

I have attached a few items that can help you identify counterfeit currency.  If anyone would like  specific help I am more than happy to come to your business and provide training/information one on one or in a group setting.

It is important if you have an incident and or have information that you notify our local police.  Especially if you have details of who may be passing the counterfeit money.  However I caution you that the person passing the money may or may not know its counterfeit.

Here is a link that you may want to use.

Secret Service website for Counterfeit Note reports and additional information.

http://www.secretservice.gov/know_your_money.shtml

ID Program

Know Your Money 08

Fraud Fighter UV-16

Fraud Fighter CT-550

Security Features 5  Security Features 10  Security Features 20  New Color of Money $50  Security Features 100

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LBMA Meeting April 4th, 2014

Long Beach Merchants Association                     Regular Meeting

Friday, April 4th, 2014 8:00 AM

Lightship Restaurant @ Chautauqua Lodge, Long Beach

 

CALL TO ORDER at 8:03AM by Pres Steven Linhart

INTRODUCTIONS (5 min) Sign in

APPROVAL OF MINUTES (1 min) Motion to approve by Bob Andrews, second by Judy Andrews, all in favor and none opposed.

TREASURER’S REPORT (2 min) Given by Treasurer Lacie DeWitt. Reminder to all event chairs that any bills that are turned in to be paid for an event that the bill is signed by the event chair for approval. Treasurer Report

MEMBERSHIP REPORT (2 min) Given by Vice President Sue Ellyson.  Now up to 82 members.  Recent additions of Grays Harbor College and Ocean Beach Hospital.  New business and members of LBMA are now receiving a ribbon cutting ceremony!

UNFINISHED BUSINESS (10 min) None

NEW BUSINESS (10 min) None

COMMITTEE REPORTS (15 min)

LBMA Events: [Chair (Supervising Board Member)]

  • Clam Festival [Robyn Schneider (Ruth Ann Hocking)] In 2 weeks! 19th and 20th of April.  6 different media groups coming for the event, NPR Radio included.  Clam digging lessons are full for Saturday.  Sunday is filling up fast! Clam contest from 9-12 at the store.  Prizes for biggest and smallest clams! Clam digging vendors at the store, mermaids and pirates around town. Mermaids will be at the Train Depot this year.  Clam Chowder contest is full and is now a ticketed item.  The spitting clam will be dedicated at 2pm on Saturday.  Fry pan will be up and running!  Next Tuesday at 1:30 the culinary students from the HS will try it out for a test run.  Cook off will be at Veterans’ park from 3-5 on Sat. with live entertainment and a beer garden.  North Coast Blues will be at the Elks during the chowder cook off.  Almost up to 4000 likes on facebook!  Hoping for nice weather! OMG has a local ad starting today.  Randy will be doing a live broadcast on the radio.  Festival coupon book is full of great deals! Still looking for about 4 more volunteers for the chowder cook off!
  • Beach To Chowder Run/Walk and Half Marathon [Jeff Harrell (Sherry Hash)]
  • Doggie Olympic Games [Danielle Miller (Holly Beller)] Has information from Mollie and met with Holly and Ragan this past week.  Ordered medals and needs money for that.  Ordering t-shirts from Blue Crab.  Moving event from Friday/Sat to Sat/Sun and moving the pet parade from Sandsations to Sunday of DOG.  Will be working on getting a dog trainer in to teach obedience/pet tricks.  The plan is to order inexpensive dog bowls to put outside every business with water for the dogs, with a sticker of the event.  Volunteer meeting on April 14th at 6pm at the Train Depot!
  • SandSations [Jenny Lombardo/Joyce Rangila (Holly Beller)] Meeting was moved, working on rescheduling the meeting.  We have a $1500 sponsorship match for fireworks.  Steel drum player and s’more kits for Friday night.  Orca the Jelly Fish will be around too!
  • Jake’s Birthday [Wendy Murry (Lacie DeWitt)] Venue is booked at the Elks.  Summerfest is doing sidewalk chalk contest with a band downtown.
  • Kite Festival [Jane Holman (Steven Linhart)] Looking for a new development director and events manager for the WKM.  Vendor apps continue to come in.  Free WIFI available.
  • Holidays at the Beach [Holly Beller (Lacie DeWitt)] Will be sending in apps for the Loyalty Day parades.
  • LBMA After Hours [Ruth Ann Hocking (Ruth Ann Hocking)] No Report

OTHER REPORTS (15 min)

Non-LBMA Events: [Chair (Entity)]

  • World Kite Museum [Kay Buesing] New Exhibit called Water Creatures in the Sky which is also the theme for the mega fly for the Kite Festival.  Any kind of water creature applies, fly your kite for an hour and you receive a special pin for the event!  Kay is officially retiring May 1.  Spring Break Family Fun is happening.  Museum detective Scavenger Hunt with a reward of coupon package.  Need more coupons from retailers!  Gone through 100 in 2 weeks, and need more!
  • Loyalty Days [Bob Andrew (Loyalty Days Foundation)] 55th Army band from JBML are coming! Working on color guard as well, along with the banquet quartet. Schedule of events are ready! 7 bands committed. Buttons are out!   1200 have been disbursed.  Cloisonné pins are in and are given as thank you’s to dignitaries and guests to banquet.
  • Surf Perch Derby [Marla Johnson (Long Beach Lion’s Club)] scheduled for May 10th
  • Summerfest/Columbia Pacific Farmer’s Market [Ragan Myers/Gayle Borchard (City of Long Beach)] schedule is done and at the printer. Rack cards should be out by Loyalty Days weekend.  Hospitality training is continuing!  The upcoming workshop will be utilizing a small bus from the transit station.  Big Thank you and shout out to Tim Russ at the Transit Station for supplying the small bus.
  • Long Beach Elk’s Lodge [Maiko Minami (BPOE No.1937)] The Elks Easter Egg hunt will be on Easter Sunday. Sunday morning breakfast is open to the public. Egg Hunt starts at 1PM.
  • Wellspring Community Network [Geri Marcus] No report

LBMA Appointments

  • Long Beach Peninsula Visitor’s Bureau Board [Holly Beller] Annual meeting at the Eagles Nest next Thursday at noon!  Please RSVP and attend!
  • Liaison to Long Beach City Council [Steven Linhart] City Council meeting on Monday regarding the trolley.
  • Liaison to Long Beach Marketing Committee [ Sue Ellyson ] Did not meet this month, but will be meeting again April 15th
  • Liaison to Ocean Park Chamber & Ilwaco Merchant Association [Laura Price] Report from March12 – up to 32 members, brand NEW 1st time member of Ilwaco Landing.  Saturday Market will begin April 19th to coincide with Clam Festival.  Fireworks are in need of sponsors “Grass roots” started the fireworks and is needed now.  Blues & Seafood is changing locations to where the Roo Brewery was going to go.  Trailers will be moved, ground leveled, perm power and temp water to site.  Views of river and port in new spot, bigger tent, extended hours on Saturday, dance floor! Tix for Fri nite only are $15 for 3 acts, Saturday is $25 for 5+ acts and 8+ hours of entertainment!  Weekend packages available again for Sunday tix to Jazz & Oysters in OP.  Aug 15/16

Report from 4/3 tickets are online for Blues and Seafood, Saturday Market open for Clam Festival, Envision Ilwaco Meeting 3rd Thursday 8AM at Port Office

ANNOUNCEMENTS (2 min)

  • Long Beach City Council:, 7:00pm, City Hall (1st & 3rd Mondays)
  • Long Beach Peninsula Visitor’s Bureau Board:, Noon, Lightship (2nd Thursday)
  • Long Beach Marketing Committee:, 9:00am, City Hall (3rd Tuesday)
  • LBMA Board:, 8:00am, Benson’s by the Beach (3rd Friday)
  • LBMA General Meeting:, 8:00am, Lightship (1st Friday)
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LBMA Meeting March 7 2014

Long Beach Merchants Association                    Regular Meeting

Friday, March 7th, 2014 8:00 AM

Lightship Restaurant @ Chautauqua Lodge, Long Beach

 

CALL TO ORDER at 8:01Am by Pres Steven Linhart

INTRODUCTIONS (5 min)

APPROVAL OF MINUTES (1 min) Motion by Laura Price, second by Judy Andrew, all in favor and none opposed.

TREASURER’S REPORT (2 min) given by Treasurer Lacie DeWitt Treasurer Report March 2014

MEMBERSHIP REPORT (2 min) 78 members for 2014 so far

UNFINISHED BUSINESS (10 min)

  • Clint Carter of Imperial Schooner will be moving into the old Aloha Charlie’s location around April 1.  Ilwaco will still be open for limited lunch hours.
  • Everything Blasted is opening downtown.  Ribbon Cutting Friday March 14 at 10AM!  Please join us!  Actual ribbon will be cut, picture taken, join merchants and be featured in New Business Beat in Chinook Observer.
  • 2014 Decals for members will be coming soon!

NEW BUSINESS (10 min)

  • 2014 Tourism Ambassador of the Year Nomination to LBPVB.  Award will be given at the annual meeting April 10 at Eagles Nest Resort.
    • Gayle nominates Jane Holman
    • Jerry Phillips nominates Ragan Myers
    • Grays Harbor College will have new classes coming soon for $37 a class.  Booklets are in the mail!
    • Bob with CresComm will be headed to the Olympic Peninsula in the next few days.  If an event has information they would like to share please get it to him asap!
    • Oyster and Art is next weekend at the Heritage Museum. Contact Nancy Olson, Mike Karvia, or Gene Miles about donating artwork.
    • 19th of March will see North Coast Blues performing with the HS Jazz Band students at Hill Top Auditorium, 7PM for a fundraising concert to benefit the HS trip to Florida.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS (15 min)

LBMA Events: [Chair (Supervising Board Member)]

  • Clam Festival [Robyn Schneider (Ruth Ann Hocking)] Everything is going along great, we will be re-printing and revising the brochures next week and if anybody needs any we would be happy to drop some off at any location/business.  The beer garden has been moved to Veteran’s Park, the LB city council gave us their approval Monday night.  We have a second band booked at Veteran’s Park.  The City has been a huge help this year with all the planning and the event.  We will need volunteers for the clam chowder cook-off and at Veteran’s Park, if anybody would like to volunteer they can contact Robyn or I.  Our FB page has exceeded 3000 likes and continues to get lots of activity and we have started a contest for the best clam digging photo.  Our biggest fear is that too many people will want into the clam chowder contest so this year we are cutting it off at 350 and you must pay to get in—last year it was beyond full.  I like the fact that this year we have activity going on all over the entire town so this festival should benefit everyone, anybody that wants to participate can—just send us your ideas or what you are doing.  The train depot will have the mermaids in it this year and the Peninsula Art Association will be having a show in their building also.  April 19 and 20th!  Looking for sponsors!!  Currently have 10 and are welcoming more!  New flyer coming in a few weeks.  North Jetty Brewing Co. donating the beer for Beer Garden at Veteran’s Field.  11-1 at Elks will be the Chowder Cook Off.  10 restaurants already signed up, tickets are limited to 300.
  • Beach To Chowder Run/Walk and Half Marathon [Jeff Harrell (Sherry Hash)] Money is coming in for entrants!  Half may have more entries than the beach to chowder.
  • Doggie Olympic Games [Danielle Miller (Holly Beller)] Mollie and Danielle are working well together.
  • SandSations [Jenny Lombardo/Joyce Rangila (Holly Beller)]  No report
  • Jake’s Birthday [Wendy Murry (Lacie DeWitt)] Applied for the liquor license.  Still be held at Elks
  • Kite Festival [Jane Holman (Steven Linhart)] LBMA and Kite Museum are looking for a new Development Director for the Kite Museum.  Shadow Jane for Kite Festival 2014; take over from Jane in 2015.
  • Holidays at the Beach [Holly Beller (Lacie DeWitt)] Making arrangements for Loyalty Days
  • LBMA After Hours [Ruth Ann Hocking (Ruth Ann Hocking)] No report

 

OTHER REPORTS (15 min)

Non-LBMA Events: [Chair (Entity)]

  • World Kite Museum [Kay Buesing] Patty Rolfe reports that the ad for the Development Director has gone to the paper.  The applicant does not have to have kite or museum experience.  Spring Break Family Fun is coming up.  There will be an indoor scavenger hunt at the WKM with a prize to every one of coupons for local merchants.  Kay will be visiting business’ looking for coupon donations.
  • Loyalty Days [Bob Andrew (Loyalty Days Foundation)] Buttons are available!  Parade applicants are coming in.  Guest of Honor this year is Franklin D. Roosevelt!  Will focus on the year of 1944.  FDR will speak at schools on Friday, the Saturday banquet and Sunday parade and will also ride as Grand Marshall of the parade.  Banquet Tables are $225 and will get you 6 seats.  The Foundation is requesting LBMA to get together and create a basket with one of two themes (or both) “Passport to Fun” or “Taste of the Peninsula”.
  • Surf Perch Derby [Marla Johnson (Long Beach Lion’s Club)] It is happening!
  • Summerfest/Columbia Pacific Farmer’s Market [Ragan Myers/Katie Haskins] Farmers Market will run from June 13 to Oct 10 this year.  Katie just returned from attending a 10 day WA State Farmer’s Market Conference.  Karen Boardman, Ragan, and Holly Beller will be attending WFEA this month.  Ragan & Andi Day will be attending JBLM Trade show.  Ragan will be restarting her monthly radio show so get her your event information you want mentioned.  Ragan just returned from NW Tourism Summit.  VB and City of hosted groups from China and Germany tour operators and media coverage through blogs and editorials are already appearing!  Upcoming Hospitality Tour dates are April 8, April 25 and May 7th!
  • Long Beach Elk’s Lodge [Maiko Minami (BPOE No.1937)] Spring Ball will be held March 22.  Will feature a 19 piece band, will be semi-formal and open to public.  Tickets are 25/45.  New Exalted Ruler soon!
  • Wellspring Community Network [Geri Marcus] No report

LBMA Appointments

  • Long Beach Peninsula Visitor’s Bureau Board [Holly Beller] Annual Membership Meeting coming up on April 10th at the Eagle’s Nest.  Next Board Meeting will be March 13 at Castaways at noon.  We are continuing to break records!
  • Liaison to Long Beach City Council [Steven Linhart] LBE tile project is getting started.  5th and 6th graders will be doing tiles that will be inserted into the front of Veteran’s Stage in April.  City is accepting summer help applications.  Downtown pressure washing and planter box clean up continues.  City is working on marijuana and ATV regulations.  Business owners who wish to extend vending space to outdoors by utilizing covered tents and are asked to speak with the City before making any new purchases as the city is looking to improve the visual sights of exterior tents.
  • Liaison to Long Beach Marketing Committee [Sue Ellyson] We continue to work on the new Clamshell Railroad pamphlets with Heritage Museum.  Waiting on price quote for the dry erase scavenger hunt cards.
  • Liaison to Ocean Park Chamber & Ilwaco Merchant Association [Laura Price]

ANNOUNCEMENTS (2 min)

  • Long Beach City Council:, 7:00pm, City Hall (1st & 3rd Mondays)  March 17th
  • Long Beach Peninsula Visitor’s Bureau Board:, Noon, Castaway’s (2nd Thursday)  March 13th
  • Long Beach Marketing Committee:, 9:00am, City Hall (3rd Tuesday)  March 18th
  • LBMA Board:, 8:00am, Benson’s by the Beach (3rd Friday)  March 21st
  • LBMA General Meeting:, 8:00am, Lightship (1st Friday)  April 4th
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