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LBMA General Meeting Minutes 12-4-15

Long Beach Merchants Association                       Regular Meeting

Friday, December 4th, 8:00 AM

Lightship Restaurant @ Chautauqua Lodge, Long Beach

 

CALL TO ORDER
President Phillips called the meeting to order at 8:02am.

INTRODUCTIONS (5 min)
Please see the attached Sign-in sheet.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES (1 min)
Unable to approve minutes as a quorum was not present.

TREASURER’S REPORT (2 min)
Treasurer Karl Hintz provided a report.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT (2 min)
Currently we have received 87 membership forms returned for 2016. President Phillips mentioned that the 2016 budget was based on 100 members. He also would like to reach out to those who were members in 2015 and not in 2016.

NEW BUSINESS (10 min)
Budget 2016 – President Phillips went through the budget and explained line items, there were some questions surrounding the trailer expenses and revenues. There was also mention of trailer maintenance and the fact that they need to be repainted.

Jake’s Birthday LTAC request from the City of Long Beach
President Phillips mentioned that the City of Long Beach was finished with their budget workshops, however there will be some workshops in January to carefully go over each LTAC funded request to reevaluate for 2017.

Other business mentioned:
There was more discussion about Sandsations, the name of the event whether or not that should be looked at in the future as it is hard for visitors to know exactly what “Sandsations” means or where “Veterans Field” is located. There was more talk about why Sandsations is still in the red, the need for more donations and community support. The fact that it might be better off if the event is simplified. The event is now going to cross promote with Ocean Shores to try and bring participants and spectators from that event to the Long Beach event as well.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS (10 min)

COMMITTEE REPORTS (15 min)                                                                                                                                   

LBMA Events: [Chair (Supervising Board Member)]

  • Clam Festival [Randy Dennis (Ruth Ann Hocking)] Not in attendance
  • Beach to Chowder Run/Walk and Half Marathon [Jeff Harrell (Steven Linhart)] Not in attendance
  • SandSations [Joyce Rangila (Laura Smith)] Not in attendance
  • Jake’s Birthday [Wendy Murry (Ariel Smith)] Nothing to report.
  • Holidays at the Beach [Mike Myers (Ruth Ann Hocking)] The first weekend went very well and everyone is looking forward to the second weekend of activities on December 5th.
  • LBMA After Hours [Ruth Ann Hocking (Ruth Ann Hocking)] The event was last night and it was a lot of fun, Sondra Eaton mentioned that she wished more people would have attended. That the community merchants need to support one another.

OTHER REPORTS (15 min)

Non-LBMA Events: [Chair (Entity)]

  • World Kite Museum & Kite Festival [Holli Kemmer] mentioned that the Pickled Fish will be sponsoring the stage at the Kite Festival and that there will be bands Wednesday through Saturday.
  • Loyalty Days [Bob Andrew (Loyalty Days Foundation)] It is happening.
  • Surf Perch Derby [Marla Johnson (Long Beach Lion’s Club)] Not in attendance
  • Summerfest/Columbia Pacific Farmer’s Market [Ragan Myers/Gayle Borchard (City of Long Beach)] The Farmer’s market will be funded, the Summerfest schedule is yet to be finalized.
  • Port of Ilwaco [(Guy Glenn Jr.)] Dredging continues to happen at the Port, there are some repairs being done at the boat yard. The crab port Christmas tree lighting will be this Saturday at 5pm, the SALT pub will also have an open house. The Port of Ilwaco continues to assist the Port of Chinook while they face some challenges. Guy also wanted to thank the merchants and the officers for all that they do with the events throughout the year.
  • Long Beach Elk’s Lodge [Maureen Gilbert (BPOE No.1937)] President Phillips reported that the Elks served 350 Thanksgiving dinners this year, next year they will be pairing up with the Inn at the Harbour Village. They expect to serve around 650 Christmas dinners this year, they will also deliver the meals. There will be toys for kids and other events around Christmas.
  • Wellspring Community Network [Vinessa Karnofski ] Not in attendance

LBMA Appointments

  • Long Beach Peninsula Visitor’s Bureau Board [Karl Hintz] – Andi Day that for the month of November visitors were only down 88 from last year, this is probably due to the lack of clam tides but those numbers are still way up from 2013. The year to date numbers for 2015 are higher than 2014. The Board of Directors planning session will happen next Thursday, she really wants to incorporate the whole county. The 2016 beach vacation planner is almost complete, they will also be revising the peninsula maps next year and calling them “Discovery Maps”. Drew will be hosting two social media workshops January 5th and 19th.
  • Liaison to Long Beach City Council [Jerry Phillips] – 2016 budget workshops are complete.
  • Liaison to Ocean Park Chamber & Ilwaco Merchant Association [Laura Price] – Reported on various events and updates throughout the Peninsula.

ANNOUNCEMENTS (2 min)

  • Long Beach City Council:, 7:00pm, City Hall (1st & 3rd Mondays) January 4th, 2016
  • Long Beach Peninsula Visitor’s Bureau Board:, Noon, TBD (2nd Thursday) January 13th, 2016
  • LBMA Board:, 8:00am, Benson’s by the Beach (3rd Friday) January 15th, 2016
  • LBMA General Meeting:, 8:00am, Lightship (1st Friday) January 8th, 2016

ADJOURNMENT

President Phillips adjourned the meeting at 9:22am

LBMA General Meeting Minutes 11-6-15

Long Beach Merchants Association                       Regular Meeting

Friday, November 6th, 8:00 AM

Lightship Restaurant @ Chautauqua Lodge, Long Beach

 

CALL TO ORDER
President Phillips called the meeting to order at 8:00am.

INTRODUCTIONS (5 min)
Please see the attached sign-in sheet

APPROVAL OF MINUTES (1 min)
June 5th, 2015 Regular Meeting
October 2nd, 2015 Regular Meeting

TREASURER’S REPORT (2 min)
Treasurer Karl Hintz provided a report.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT (2 min)
Currently were have received 82 membership forms returned for 2016. President Phillips suggestions that some members in attendance reach out to those who haven’t yet paid for 2016. He went through the list and divided it up.

NEW BUSINESS (10 min)
Officers 2016 – President Phillips went through the list and announced the officers for 2016 and asked for motions from the members. Motion to nominate Karl Hintz as 2016 LBMA President was made by Steven Linhart/Laura Price. Motion to nominate Clint Carter for another term as Vice President was made by Laura Price/Steven Linhart. Motion to nominate Ariel Smith for another term as Secretary was made by Steven Linhart/Laura Price. Motion to nominate Myron Barnum for Treasurer was made by Steven Linhart/Laura Price.

Guest Speakers
Vinessa Karnofski from Wellspring presented a power point- attached. She explained what Wellspring does, who they fund, what their mission is and how to help. They are always looking for donations and others to help.

Holli Kemmer presented the “pending coffee” idea, which is attached. Explaining that customers pay for more coffees/meals than they receive in anticipation for someone in need to come in and cash the “pending coffee”. She thought she would just bring the idea to the merchants and see what they thought. Maybe it was something the community could participate in.

Comedy Fundraiser for Holidays at the Beach, November 7th at the Elks Lodge
The Officers again reminded everyone of the event this coming Saturday. President Phillips explained that there would be food available for purchase and that volunteers are needed. If anyone wanted to show up around 4 they could use some help setting up. He also went over some of the raffle prizes that will be there.

Other new business mentioned:
Steven Linhart wanted to thank the LBMA for their contribution to the cross-walk in North Long Beach.

President Phillips also wanted to bring the idea up again that the merchants were looking into possibly hiring someone to be a project manager in 2016.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS (10 min)

COMMITTEE REPORTS (15 min)                                                                                                                                   

LBMA Events: [Chair (Supervising Board Member)]

  • Clam Festival [Randy Dennis (Ruth Ann Hocking)] Ruth Ann was going to ask Randy to attend meetings.
  • Beach to Chowder Run/Walk and Half Marathon [Jeff Harrell (Steven Linhart)] Nothing to report.
  • SandSations [Joyce Rangila (Laura Smith)] Treasurer Hintz mentioned that he had spoken to Joyce and she is willing to help the chair next year. The event is still in need of a chair.
  • Jake’s Birthday [Wendy Murry (Ariel Smith)] The event had more attend in 2015 then before and it made more money in 2015 than before.
  • Holidays at the Beach [Mike Myers (Ruth Ann Hocking)] Rack cards have been produced with the schedule on them.
  • LBMA After Hours [Ruth Ann Hocking (Ruth Ann Hocking)] December 3rd at 5:30pm at the World Kite Museum and encourages everyone to come with a gag gift and a potluck item.

OTHER REPORTS (15 min)

Non-LBMA Events: [Chair (Entity)]

  • World Kite Museum & Kite Festival [Holli Kemmer] Kite Festival planning has begun, reported that the parking lot was a success but where the profit goes from the parking proceeds should be better advertised.
  • Loyalty Days [Bob Andrew (Loyalty Days Foundation)] Remember that the loyalty day flags help with the costs of the parade, they are available at the Cottage Bakery.
  • Surf Perch Derby [Marla Johnson (Long Beach Lion’s Club)] It is on track.
  • Summerfest/Columbia Pacific Farmer’s Market [Ragan Myers/Gayle Borchard (City of Long Beach)] Doesn’t have enough information until budget season is over.
  • Port of Ilwaco [(Guy Glenn Jr.)] Christmas activities are coming up, the Port Christmas market and the crab pot Christmas tree lighting. The Port is also dredging the marina and helping the Port of Chinook with their current problems.
  • Long Beach Elk’s Lodge [Maureen Gilbert (BPOE No.1937)] Veteran’s Day lunch on November 11th with a guest speaker.
  • Wellspring Community Network [Vinessa Karnofski ] Gave an update about the warming shelter and mini grants available.

LBMA Appointments

  • Long Beach Peninsula Visitor’s Bureau Board [Karl Hintz] – Drew Foster from the LBPVB was in attendance and said that Jane is working on membership. The 2016 beach vacation planner is on track for 2016, numbers for visitors is down by 100 probably due to the lack of clam tides.
  • Liaison to Long Beach City Council [Jerry Phillips] – They are busy working on the 2016 budget.
  • Liaison to Ocean Park Chamber & Ilwaco Merchant Association [Laura Price] – Reported on various events and updates throughout the Peninsula.

ANNOUNCEMENTS (2 min)

  • Long Beach City Council:, 7:00pm, City Hall (1st & 3rd Mondays) December 7th, 2015
  • Long Beach Peninsula Visitor’s Bureau Board:, Noon, TBD (2nd Thursday) December 10th, 2015
  • LBMA Board:, 8:00am, Benson’s by the Beach (3rd Friday) No Board meeting in December
  • LBMA General Meeting:, 8:00am, Lightship (1st Friday) December 4th, 2015

ADJOURNMENT

President Phillips adjourned the meeting at 9:01am

Comedy Event November 7th to Support Holidays at the Beach

 

Doors open at 6pm, tickets available at the door! Join Us!

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LBMA General Meeting Minutes 10-2-15

Long Beach Merchants Association                       Regular Meeting

Friday, October 2, 2015 8:00 AM

Lightship Restaurant @ Chautauqua Lodge, Long Beach

CALL TO ORDER
Treasurer Hintz called the meeting to order at 8:00am and asked that everyone stand for the pledge of allegiance.

INTRODUCTIONS (5 min)
Please see the attached Sign-in sheet.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES (1 min)
There was not a quorum present.

TREASURER’S REPORT (2 min)
Treasurer Karl Hintz provided a report.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT (2 min)
Currently there are 88 members and membership invoices for 2016 were just sent out. The LBMA sent out over 600 to local businesses. It was mentioned that it would be great to get some new members involved to get things going, add some new people into the mix.

NEW BUSINESS (10 min)
LTAC requests for the City of Long Beach-  
The LTAC requests for the City of Long Beach are due October 19, 2015. Ragan just wanted to remind everyone to get them turned in along with their JLARC reporting from 2015.

Comedy Fundraiser for Holidays at the Beach November 7th at the Elks Lodge
Holidays at the Beach is hosting a fundraiser comedy event at the Elks Lodge on November 7th. Tickets are available through the LBMA officers. The last comedy event that supported Sandsations was very successful. The Elks lodge will also be providing some food for sale during the event. LBMA is looking for help selling tickets, setting up and other volunteers.

Officers for 2016
Officer positions for 2016 have been filled, approval of appointment will be left for a later meeting.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies
The LBMA has conducted two ribbon cutting ceremonies this summer, for the Coastal Inns and Suites and Home at the Beach/Imperial Schooner and Beautiful Things. These ceremonies have been well received by the business owners and the community as a whole. The Long Beach Kabob House is next on the list for a ribbon cutting. Another business for consideration would be the Best Western once it is finished, Ragan suggested that the ribbon cutting happen when the City Council and Mayor tour the building. That was agreed upon and should be scheduled for competition some time before January 2016.

Other new business mentioned:
Jessica Rowlett presented about the Preparedness Fair and a couple other events and programs that can be used to prepare a community for a natural disaster.

Holli Kemmer also gave a request for the LBMA to pay for half of her stay with at the WFEA and OFEA convention. She went last year and found it extremely beneficial, she met vendors that she used for Kite Festival and brought back a lot of valuable information.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS (10 min)

COMMITTEE REPORTS (15 min)                                                                                                                                   

LBMA Events: [Chair (Supervising Board Member)]

  • Clam Festival [Randy Dennis (Ruth Ann Hocking)] Nothing to report.
  • Beach to Chowder Run/Walk and Half Marathon [Jeff Harrell (Steven Linhart)] Everything is going according to schedule.
  • SandSations [Joyce Rangila (Laura Smith)] There was a lot of discussion around this item, it isn’t clear who the chair will be and where things ended. There is the possibility of dividing this chair position up into 5-6 volunteer components.
  • Jake’s Birthday [Wendy Murry (Ariel Smith)] The event went well, looking towards next year. The event made money!
  • Holidays at the Beach [Mike Myers (Ruth Ann Hocking)] Working towards the comedy event Fundraiser. It was mentioned that Mrs. Clause couldn’t make it one weekend, so the coordination there was being reviewed.
  • LBMA After Hours [Ruth Ann Hocking (Ruth Ann Hocking)] Should be the 1st Thursday in December and everyone is invited to come, it’s a fun time!

OTHER REPORTS (15 min)

Ragan reported that there would be no Myers Pumpkin Patch this year.

Steve Linhart also presented an item regarding the potential crosswalk up by 26th St in Long Beach. That is a very dangerous area in town and there have been many pedestrian vs car accidents there. A solution is being sought out, he is asking that the LBMA donate to the City of Long Beach to have that cross walk put in. His presentation was well received and it looks like the LBMA will be making a contribution.

Non-LBMA Events: [Chair (Entity)]

  • World Kite Museum & Kite Festival [Holli Kemmer] Holli presented One Sky, One World. She handed out fliers and encouraged everyone to spread the word.
  • Loyalty Days [Bob Andrew (Loyalty Days Foundation)] They had their exit meeting and are working towards next year.
  • Surf Perch Derby [Marla Johnson (Long Beach Lion’s Club)] It will be returned to its original weekend and they are looking for someone to run it.
  • Summerfest/Columbia Pacific Farmer’s Market [Ragan Myers/Gayle Borchard (City of Long Beach)] Was very successful this summer, the last one will be next week.
  • Port of Ilwaco [(Guy Glenn Jr.)] Not in attendance.
  • Long Beach Elk’s Lodge [Maureen Gilbert (BPOE No.1937)] Not in attendance.
  • Wellspring Community Network [Vinessa Karnofski ] Not in attendance.

LBMA Appointments

  • Long Beach Peninsula Visitor’s Bureau Board [Karl Hintz] – They haven’t met since last June, so Karl will report at the next general meeting.
  • Liaison to Long Beach City Council [Jerry Phillips] –None
  • Liaison to Ocean Park Chamber & Ilwaco Merchant Association [Laura Price] –None

ANNOUNCEMENTS (2 min)

  • Long Beach City Council:, 7:00pm, City Hall (1st & 3rd Mondays) November 2nd, 2015
  • Long Beach Peninsula Visitor’s Bureau Board:, Noon, TBD (2nd Thursday) November 11th, 2015
  • LBMA Board:, 8:00am, Benson’s by the Beach (3rd Friday) November 20th, 2015
  • LBMA General Meeting:, 8:00am, Lightship (1st Friday) November 6th, 2015

ADJOURNMENT

Treasurer Hintz adjourned the meeting at 9:22am

LBMA General Meeting Minutes June 5th, 2015

Long Beach Merchants Association Regular Meeting
Friday, June 5, 2015 8:00 AM
Lightship Restaurant @ Chautauqua Lodge, Long Beach

CALL TO ORDER
President Phillips called the meeting to order at 8:00am and asked that everyone stand for the pledge of allegiance.
INTRODUCTIONS (5 min)
Please see the attached Sign-in sheet
APPROVAL OF MINUTES (1 min)
Minutes for May 1st, 2015 – Motion to approve the May 1st, 2015 minutes (Mike Myers/Ruthann Hocking) All Ayes
TREASURER’S REPORT (2 min)
Treasurer Karl Hintz provided a report.
MEMBERSHIP REPORT (2 min)
President Phillips announced that he would like to see the membership reach 100 before the year is out.
NEW BUSINESS (10 min)
Change officers to sign on CD at Key Bank – Changed signers at Credit Union for CD
President Phillips presented this item stating that the CD at Key Bank expires in October and he is hoping to combine this CD with the one at Great Northwest Credit Union that way they are in the same place. Motion to authorize the CD be moved to Great Northwest Credit Union, add the current officers Jerry Phillips, Karl Hintz, Ariel Smith and board member Ruthann Hocking. Two of the aforementioned people have to be present to access. (Mike Myers/Ruthann Hocking)
Close Safety Deposit Box at Key Bank and Open at Great Northwest Credit Union
President Phillips mentioned again that it would be nice to all items in branch. Therefore he suggested that the LBMA close the box at Key Bank and open one at GNWCU. Currently the box at Key Bank only contains some old tax return forms, and President Phillips hopes to add other important documents like agreements and vehicle registration. Motion to open the safety deposit box at GNWCU and close the one at Key Bank and adding Officers Jerry Phillips, Karl Hintz, Ariel Smith and board member Ruthann Hocking. Two of the aforementioned people have to be present to access. (Nikki Whittle/Judi Andrew)
Treasurer’s Lists
President Phillips recommended that the Treasurer make a list of accounts and other items that need an authorized signers for the incoming officers for 2016. He also mentioned that it would be helpful if there was a list of the items in the safety deposit boxes.
Tags on trailers
The LBMA trailers have to new tabs on them and are ready for operation.
Other new business mentioned:
Paul Philpot from the EDC handed out materials on the EDC and how its impacts the community.
Bob Pensworth mentioned that there were 3 new Wi-Fi locations on the Long Beach Peninsula.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS (10 min)
Fundraiser for LBMA – Comedy Show at the Elk’s Lodge June 20th, 2015 – Treasurer Hintz reminded everyone of the comedy event at the Elk’s on June 20th to help support the Sandsations. Currently there have been 55 tickets sold, there are 280 seats available. Nikki from the radio station mentioned that they are doing give-a-ways for 20 tickets. Karl also mentioned that it might be a good idea to include some sort of raffle or prize, Nikki was going to check with some companies across the river to see if they would be interested donating some prizes.
COMMITTEE REPORTS (15 min)
LBMA Events: [Chair (Supervising Board Member)]
• Clam Festival [Randy Dennis (Ruth Ann Hocking)] Ruthann mentioned that Robyn had moved and taken a job in Portland. There is a couple Peter and Jo are going to take over. Everyone is really committed to the event and it should be great next year.
• Beach to Chowder Run/Walk and Half Marathon [Jeff Harrell (Steven Linhart)] Everything is going according to schedule.
• SandSations [Joyce Rangila (Laura Smith)] They have a meeting Monday night, the brochure is ready. President Phillips also gave the Sandsations team praise on all of their hard work.
• Jake’s Birthday [Wendy Murry (Ariel Smith)] Wendy gave a report mentioning that everything was on track, she just got a huge donation from Fort George as they are donating all of the beer.
• Holidays at the Beach [Mike Myers (Ruth Ann Hocking)] Mike mentioned that they have a meeting this week.
• LBMA After Hours [Ruth Ann Hocking (Ruth Ann Hocking)] Should be the 1st Thursday in December and everyone is invited to come, it’s a fun time!
OTHER REPORTS (15 min)
Non-LBMA Events: [Chair (Entity)]
• World Kite Museum & Kite Festival [Holli Kemmer] Not in attendance, President Phillips mentioned that she was working on some sponsorships.
• Loyalty Days [Bob Andrew (Loyalty Days Foundation)] The event was a success and Amelia Earhart loved the Long Beach peninsula and seeing the parade.
• Surf Perch Derby [Marla Johnson (Long Beach Lion’s Club)] Derby went really well, about 30 people participated.
• Summerfest/Columbia Pacific Farmer’s Market [Ragan Myers/Gayle Borchard (City of Long Beach)] The rack cards for both events are in, Summerfest is already 3 weeks in and the market will begin the 12th of June.
• Port of Ilwaco [(Guy Glenn Jr.)] Guy mentioned that the tall ships were in last weekend, the 3rd of July fireworks show, Firecracker 5k is approaching, Tuna Classic in August, Blues and Seafood in August. He also mentioned two new businesses at the port, the Salt Hotel and ArtPort. Saturday Market is in full swing, Salmon fishing is open and the port is nearly full for the month of August. Guy also mentioned that while jetty construction is going on please don’t encourage people to fish along the jetty as it is extremely dangerous.
• Long Beach Elk’s Lodge [Maureen Gilbert (BPOE No.1937)] President Phillips mentioned that they are focusing on back pack for kids program, they serve breakfast on Sundays 8-11 and
• Wellspring Community Network [Lindsey Hylton] Lindsey has left her job at Wellspring so her replacement should be named soon.
LBMA Appointments
• Long Beach Peninsula Visitor’s Bureau Board [Karl Hintz] – Overall spending in Pacific County is on the rise and LTAC dollars are up 21% for the year, Long Beach is up 19%, April overall was up 17. At the year-end total visitors were up 14%, which is the highest reported. This year is on track to be even higher, currently Pacific County is 29/39 in population in the state, 18/39 in revenue within the county and 17/39 for increase in revenue.
• Liaison to Long Beach City Council [Jerry Phillips] Some current issues that the City Council is faced with are the dog park and skateboard park.
• Liaison to Ocean Park Chamber & Ilwaco Merchant Association [Laura Price] Laura provided a verbal report, for more information please ask.
ANNOUNCEMENTS (2 min)
• Long Beach City Council:, 7:00pm, City Hall (1st & 3rd Mondays) June 1st, 2015
• Long Beach Peninsula Visitor’s Bureau Board:, Noon, TBD (2nd Thursday) May 14, 2015
• LBMA Board:, 8:00am, Benson’s by the Beach (3rd Friday) May 15th , 2015
• LBMA General Meeting:, 8:00am, Lightship (1st Friday) June 5th, 2015
• President Phillips also mentioned that there would be no general meeting in July, August and September. He also stated that DFW is looking into getting a grant from RCO for bear-proof garbage cans.
• Nikki also announced that it was the 30th anniversary of the Goonies, so be prepared for heavy traffic in Astoria.
ADJOURNMENT
President Phillips adjourned the meeting at 8:48am

LBMA General Meeting May 1st, 2015

Long Beach Merchants Association Regular Meeting
Friday, May 1st, 2015 8:00 AM
Lightship Restaurant @ Chautauqua Lodge, Long Beach

CALL TO ORDER
President Phillips called the meeting to order at 8:04am
INTRODUCTIONS (5 min)
Please see the attached sign-in sheet
APPROVAL OF MINUTES (1 min)
Minutes for April 3rd, 2015 – Motion to approve the April 3rd, 2015 minutes (Steven Linhart/Marla Johnson) All Ayes
TREASURER’S REPORT (2 min)
Treasurer Karl Hintz provided a report.
MEMBERSHIP REPORT (2 min)
President Phillips announced that there were roughly 85 members.
NEW BUSINESS (10 min)
Pack2School Program- Gloria and Bill Buck presented this program that they in junction with Peninsula Baptist Church put on to gather school supplies for children that otherwise could not afford it. Last year they provided 412 students with materials and this year their goal is 450 students. They are in need of donations and volunteers to help put on this event. Their goal is $12,000.00 and they already have $10,000.00 so any support that would help them reach their goal is greatly appreciated.
Battle on the Beach – Ilwaco High School Girl’s Coach Ned Bittner
Coach Ned Bittner presented the annual Battle on the Beach basketball tournament that brings down roughly 22 teams down to the beach for the weekend. His request was $100.00 larger this year because he also represented the Boys Battle on the Beach and the Boys/Girls Wrestling Tournament that will both occur this summer as well. The Boys tournament brings down 12 teams the wrestling tournament is expected to bring down 300-400 wrestlers. With that said not only do the athletes come but so do their families and supporters putting heads in beds. This is a great community event that attracts a lot of out-of-towners to the beach. It was also mentioned that this item was budgeted for -$300.00 and the other $100.00 could come from the advertising line item as the board opted out of a previously budgeted for ad. Motion: Motion to approve the donation of $400.00 to the Battle on the Beach summer basketball and wrestling tournaments (Steven Linhart/Mike Myers).
Other new business mentioned:
Ration Station Flier for event at the Liberty Theater
Long Beach Circus coming to town in June – Peninsula Lions
Serf Perch Derby- Saturday May 2nd, 2015
Please remind those who are doing direct deposit purchases to make sure that they note what the money is intended for, at the request of Kathy the bookkeeper.
The tabs have been paid for the two trailers.

Charging for the use of the LBMA trailers- There was discussion on whether or not to charge for the use of the LBMA trailers. Motion: Motion to charge everyone who uses the LBMA trailers $25.00 per day (Steven Linhart/Mike Myers).

UNFINISHED BUSINESS (10 min)
Clam Festival – Clam Festival co-chair Robyn Unruh presented some facts about the recent Clam Festival. She noted that the weather was great, there was a great turn out for the clam cleaning station both Saturday and Sunday. There were 350 tickets available for the clam chowder cook-off and they were sold out in the first 45 minutes. She also mentioned that she will be stepping down and Jo Peterson will be replacing her, Jo shadowed Robyn this year. President Phillips thanked Robyn for her commitment over the last three years and wanted to make sure that she shared why she thought the event was such a success. He is hoping to meet with the clam festival committee to answer questions like: How can we make the event larger? What went well? How can we improve on an already successful event?
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – President Phillips inquired about possibly reviving the ribbon cutting ceremony for new businesses. He wants to make sure that business owners are aware of how active the LBMA is and that they want to show support. There was discussion over this and the consensus among the group was to move forward with this idea.
Fundraiser for LBMA – Comedy Show at the Elk’s Lodge June 20th, 2015 – Treasurer Hintz reminded everyone of the comedy event at the Elk’s on June 20th to help support the Sandsations.
COMMITTEE REPORTS (15 min)
LBMA Events: [Chair (Supervising Board Member)]
• Clam Festival [Robyn Unruh (Ruth Ann Hocking)] Robyn gave a report previously in the meeting.
• Beach to Chowder Run/Walk and Half Marathon [Jeff Harrell (Steven Linhart)] Things are going well, the new website is up. There were questions whether or not the events should be merged in the books.
• Doggie Olympic Games [Danielle Miller (Jerry Phillips)] suspended.
• SandSations [Joyce Rangila (Laura Smith)] The new website is up, new order forms, volunteer forms are done. Customers can now order merchandise online. They are still looking for hotel rooms and teams.
• Jake’s Birthday [Wendy Murry (Ariel Smith)] Ariel mentioned that Wendy has puts ads in the guest directory, Rodz Magazine and the Portland Mercury. She is also in the midst of getting an approval for her liquor license.
• Holidays at the Beach [Mike Myers (Ruth Ann Hocking)] Mike mentioned that they are doing planning and reorganizing some details.
• LBMA After Hours [Ruth Ann Hocking (Ruth Ann Hocking)] Nothing to report.
OTHER REPORTS (15 min)
Non-LBMA Events: [Chair (Entity)]
• World Kite Museum & Kite Festival [Holli Kemmer] Marla mentioned that she is sending out letters for the posters. Moving along with the Kite Festival preparation.
• Loyalty Days [Bob Andrew (Loyalty Days Foundation)] The event was the next weekend, everyone as looking forward to meeting Amelia Earhart. She was presenting at schools and giving a speech at the banquet.
• Surf Perch Derby [Marla Johnson (Long Beach Lion’s Club)] Marla Johnson reported that the Long Beach Lion’s Club is now the Peninsula Lion’s Club.
• Summerfest/Columbia Pacific Farmer’s Market [Ragan Myers/Gayle Borchard (City of Long Beach)] Ragan mentioned that all of the talent is booked, it should be a good turnout. The market will begin the 12th of June.
• Port of Ilwaco [(Guy Glenn Jr.)] No report
• Long Beach Elk’s Lodge [Maureen Gilbert (BPOE No.1937)] President Phillips mentioned that there will be an oyster feed.
• Wellspring Community Network [Lindsey Hylton] Town Hall May7th.
LBMA Appointments
• Long Beach Peninsula Visitor’s Bureau Board [Karl Hintz] – Robyn from the LBPVB mentioned that there were 6 blogs done in April, there have been 280 plans with Utrip. There were 2 press releases one for Loyalty Days and the other for Summer Fun. Robyn, Andi and Carole attended a conference in Bend, OR where there were 70 writers, publishers, and editors. The annual meeting went well, for 2014 they had $12 million that is $1spent = $218.18in earned media.
• Liaison to Long Beach City Council [Jerry Phillips] Nothing to report.
• Liaison to Ocean Park Chamber & Ilwaco Merchant Association [Laura Price] Nothing to report.
ANNOUNCEMENTS (2 min)
• Long Beach City Council:, 7:00pm, City Hall (1st & 3rd Mondays) June 1st, 2015
• Long Beach Peninsula Visitor’s Bureau Board:, Noon, TBD (2nd Thursday) May 14, 2015
• LBMA Board:, 8:00am, Benson’s by the Beach (3rd Friday) May 15th , 2015
• LBMA General Meeting:, 8:00am, Lightship (1st Friday) June 5th, 2015
• President Phillips also mentioned that there would be no general meeting in July, August and September.
ADJOURNMENT
President Phillips adjourned the meeting at 8:48am

LBMA General Meeting April 3, 2015

Long Beach Merchants Association                       Regular Meeting

Friday, April 3rd, 2015 8:00 AM

Lightship Restaurant @ Chautauqua Lodge, Long Beach

CALL TO ORDER
President Phillips called the meeting to order at 8:03am

INTRODUCTIONS (5 min)
Please see the attached sign-in sheet

APPROVAL OF MINUTES (1 min)
Minutes for March 6th, 2015Motion to approve the March 6th, 2015 minutes (Mike Myers/Guy Glenn) All Ayes

TREASURER’S REPORT (2 min)
Treasurer Karl Hintz provided a report.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT (2 min)
President Phillips announced that there were 7 new members for the month of March, which brings the membership total to 83.

NEW BUSINESS (10 min)
Health Department Event Recycle Program- Kristen Sieff from Pacific County Department of Community Development presented the event recycling program. This program provides recycling bins for events to help promote the recycling program. It is available throughout the county.

Events Meeting after the Board Meeting on April 17th
Ragan Myers and Holli Kemmer will be presenting an events workshop after the board meeting on April 17th. They will present the information that they learned from the WEAF conference this year. There will also be time to evaluate the events and really take a look at the ones that are profitable and work vs. the ones that don’t.

Fundraiser for LBMA – Holidays at the Beach
Holidays at the Beach will be hosting a fundraiser similar to the one in June for Sandsations. This one will be help in October and all proceeds will go towards Holidays at the Beach.

Doggie Olympics
President Phillips discussed that no one has stepped up to chair Doggie Olympics, therefore he doesn’t think that the event will occur this year. He had talked to those who have helped with the event in the past and it seemed that no one wanted to take it over. This will be discussed further at the April 17th Board Meeting, no one from the general membership objected to this idea. Therefore, as of now the event is suspended and a notice will be posted on their website.

Merchants Association Direction
President Phillips mentioned that he thought it was important to discuss the future of the LBMA. He wants to get all of Long Beach involved and the whole peninsula for that matter. There were some ideas thrown around about how to get merchants to participate more, possibly giving them a membership discount if they chair an event. There were a lot of questions about why more merchants don’t help with events or come to meetings. This is something that Jerry has been asking about when he is out and about in town. This discussion is to continue on.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS (10 min)

Fundraiser for LBMA – Comedy Show at the Elk’s Lodge June 20th, 2015 – Treasurer Hintz mentioned this fundraiser, he also told the membership that tickets are available to check out. He wants everyone to promote it so that it can be a successful event so that there will be more in the future.  There will be radio live reads to promote the event. The tickets will also be sold at sandsationslongbeach.com.

Trailer Storage – President Phillips mentioned that the trailer storage had been agreed upon for $700 per year. So the trailer that is currently at the City shop will be moved into the new storage unit.

New Budget Form – President Phillips mentioned that the budget would be broken down into an itemized budget so it would be clearer where money was going. He also said that since the Bluegrass Festival will not be coming back that they will use some of the money from that CD, but save the majority of it in case of an emergency.

COMMITTEE REPORTS (15 min)                                                                                                                                   

LBMA Events: [Chair (Supervising Board Member)]

  • Clam Festival [Robyn Unruh (Ruth Ann Hocking)] Robyn reported that they tested the frying pan and everything was moving along
  • Beach to Chowder Run/Walk and Half Marathon [Jeff Harrell (Steven Linhart)] The metals and t-shirts have been ordered and plans are moving along.
  • Doggie Olympic Games [Danielle Miller (Jerry Phillips)] possibly cancelled.
  • SandSations [Joyce Rangila (Laura Smith)] The new website is up, new order forms, volunteer forms are done. Customers can now order merchandise online. The masters are booked, they are staying at the Chautauqua Lodge. There will be no sand in the city, it will all be on Bolstad.
  • Jake’s Birthday [Wendy Murry (Ariel Smith)] Ariel mentioned that the new website is up and running, and encouraged everyone to go look at it.
  • Holidays at the Beach [Mike Meyers (Ruth Ann Hocking)] Will be two weekends this year, the weekend of Thanksgiving and the first weekend in December. They mentioned the fundraiser again and that planning was going good.
  • LBMA After Hours [Ruth Ann Hocking (Ruth Ann Hocking)] Nothing to report.

OTHER REPORTS (15 min)

Non-LBMA Events: [Chair (Entity)]

  • World Kite Museum & Kite Festival [Holli Kemmer] Holli talked about the Spring break rush and trivia games that the museum is offering. She also mentioned all of the cross promotion that she was doing, she showed her coupon booklets.
  • Loyalty Days [Bob Andrew (Loyalty Days Foundation)] Jerry gave an update, it is almost time and everyone is really excited.
  • Surf Perch Derby [Marla Johnson (Long Beach Lion’s Club)] Steven Linhart reported that the derby is scheduled for the first Saturday in May at 5:30am.
  • Summerfest/Columbia Pacific Farmer’s Market [Ragan Myers/Gayle Borchard (City of Long Beach)] Ragan mentioned that all of the talent is booked, it should be a good turnout. The market will begin the 2nd Friday in June.
  • Long Beach Elk’s Lodge [Maureen Gilbert (BPOE No.1937)] No report
  • Wellspring Community Network [Lindsey Hylton] No report
  • President Phillips also wanted to thank Nicki Whittle for all of her hard work promoting the Long Beach peninsula. He also wanted to thank Keleigh Schwartz of beachdog.com for all of her work on the website!

LBMA Appointments

  • Long Beach Peninsula Visitor’s Bureau Board [Karl Hintz] President Phillips gave a small report that the LBPVB had 58,000 in web traffic, 282 members and 629 visitors during March. They are having a great year, they also attended some trade shows during March. Robyn from the LBPVB mentioned the annual meeting on April 9th at 11:30 at the Klispan Senior Center. She encouraged everyone to attend and RSVP.
  • Liaison to Long Beach City Council [Jerry Phillips] Nothing to report.
  • Liaison to Ocean Park Chamber & Ilwaco Merchant Association [Laura Price] Gave a report of all the Easter events.

ANNOUNCEMENTS (2 min)

  • Long Beach City Council:, 7:00pm, City Hall (1st & 3rd Mondays) May 4th, 2015
  • Long Beach Peninsula Visitor’s Bureau Board:, Noon, TBD (2nd Thursday) April 9th, 2015 Annual Meeting Klipsan Senior Center
  • LBMA Board:, 8:00am, Benson’s by the Beach (3rd Friday) April 17th, 2015
  • LBMA General Meeting:, 8:00am, Lightship (1st Friday) May 1st, 2015
  • Bob Pensworth announced that he hadn’t been in attendance lately because he was in Forks working on “hot spots”.

ADJOURNMENT

President Phillips adjourned the meeting at 9:09am

LBMA General Meeting March 6th, 2015

Long Beach Merchants Association                       Regular Meeting

Friday, March 6th, 2015 8:00 AM

Lightship Restaurant @ Chautauqua Lodge, Long Beach

 

CALL TO ORDER
Treasurer Karl Hintz called the meeting to order at 8:00am (in the absence of President Jerry Phillips).

INTRODUCTIONS (5 min)
Please see the attached sign-in sheet

APPROVAL OF MINUTES (1 min)
Minutes for February 6th, 2015Motion to approve the February 6th, 2015 minutes (Ruth Ann Hocking/Mike Myers) All Ayes

TREASURER’S REPORT (2 min)
Treasurer Karl Hintz provided a report.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT (2 min)
None.

NEW BUSINESS (10 min)
Each Event Chair needs to fill out LTAC information sheet- Ragan Myers requested that each event chair fill out the JLARC reporting paperwork, it is due on March 15th so she needs it by the end of the next week (13th). This is a new reporting system for any events that receive LTAC dollars through the City of Long Beach.

Fundraiser for LBMA – Comedy Show at Elk’s Lodge June 20th, 2015- Treasurer Hintz presented this, a fundraiser for LBMA at the Elk’s lodge on June 20th. This will be a comedy show featuring Gabriel Rutledge and Susan Jones and it will be $15 per ticket. This money will go towards the LBMA and specifically SandSations. The costs the LBMA are minimal, the even could also possibly offer a raffle, SandSations merchandise among other items.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS (10 min)

Chair & Liaison for Sandsations – Joyce Rangila explained that she suggested to Laura Smith that they co-chair the event together. They are still working on those logistics, but everything for the event is coming along nicely. Karl is going to be the board member liaison, but Laura and Joyce should need minimal input from him.

Change the lock combination at the storage unit – Past President Linhart is just waiting to hear from current President Phillips on when to change the combination.

Storage Site Clean-up and Reorganization – Treasurer Hintz held a discussion on when the clean-up should occur and it was decided that Saturday March 14th at 10:00am would be a good time. He requested that a representative from each event attend, that way there would be less confusion on what to keep and what to throw away.

COMMITTEE REPORTS (15 min)                                                                                                                                   

LBMA Events: [Chair (Supervising Board Member)]

  • Clam Festival [Robyn Unruh (Ruth Ann Hocking)] Robyn reported that they were getting fliers out, they still need some adult volunteers, they are getting ready to test the frying pan and everything seems to be on track.
  • Beach to Chowder Run/Walk and Half Marathon [Jeff Harrell (Steven Linhart)] They had their first meeting, the logo has been approved and things are moving along.
  • Doggie Olympic Games [Danielle Miller (Jerry Phillips)] Nothing to report.
  • SandSations [Joyce Rangila (Laura Smith)] Joyce has still been meeting with Jenny- the past chair, she went through the storage unit and found some old materials. The new facebook page is up, the website is updated, the t-shirt logo has been chosen, t-shirt orders have been made. They are still debating whether or not to sell shirts online, if so she would need more volunteers to pass out shirts. They also need to know how many solo artists the LBMA would like to see this year on Bolstad.
  • Jake’s Birthday [Wendy Murry (Ariel Smith)] Ariel mentioned that Wendy has booked the Elk’s lodge, booked the entertainment and things are right on track.
  • Holidays at the Beach [Mike Meyers (Ruth Ann Hocking)] Katie Haskins mentioned that next year the event will go back to the original weekend. They also have a meeting this week.
  • LBMA After Hours [Ruth Ann Hocking (Ruth Ann Hocking)] Looking forward to next year.

OTHER REPORTS (15 min)

Non-LBMA Events: [Chair (Entity)]

  • World Kite Museum & Kite Festival [Holli Kemmer] Holli was not in attendance so Board member Robyn Unruh mentioned the Special Night at the Museum fundraiser that is happening March 7th at 6:00pm. There will be food, drink and entertainment. It is also a good chance to see the new theatre, she encouraged everyone to attend.
  • Loyalty Days [Bob Andrew (Loyalty Days Foundation)] Ruth Ann reported that they are very busy with preparations for the upcoming event. Entries are coming in for the parade and the buttons are almost done.
  • Surf Perch Derby [Marla Johnson (Long Beach Lion’s Club)] Steven Linhart reported that the derby is scheduled for the first Saturday in May at 5:30am.
  • Summerfest/Columbia Pacific Farmer’s Market [Ragan Myers/Gayle Borchard (City of Long Beach)] Katie Haskins mentioned that the event will begin in June and will now be from 3-6pm. Most of the entertainment has been booked or arranged for the season.
  • Long Beach Elk’s Lodge [Maureen Gilbert (BPOE No.1937)] No report
  • Wellspring Community Network [Lindsey Hylton] No report
  • Ilwaco Merchants Association, Secretary Ariel Smith mentioned the Black Lake Fishing Derby on April 25th.
  • Nick Pilon from Pepsi was in attendance and announced that if any events need donations from Pepsi to apply online.
  • Johanna Gufstason from KLEAN was also in attendance and mentioned that they are going to have a float in the parade. They donated PE equipment to the local schools and are looking for ways to be involved in the community. She also mentioned that if any events need more volunteers to let her know because the residents of KLEAN need community service hours.
  • Ruth Ann Hocking also mentioned the Relay for Life event, it will be happening on May 30th from 11:00am to 11:00pm and will be located at the Chinook gym for more information please contact Ann Powell at 360-244-0698.

LBMA Appointments

  • Long Beach Peninsula Visitor’s Bureau Board [Karl Hintz] Robyn from the LBPVB mentioned that the bureau had a very busy February, there were roughly 1200 visitors through the door. They hosted 1 writer, there were 2 blogs done and 2 press releases. The staff went to multiple events including a trade show summit and they also presented to visit Seattle for 30 minutes. The annual membership meeting is coming up on April 9th at 11:30am at the Klipsan Senior Center. They are also hosting a Membership 101 class on March 10th at 11:00am at the Ilwaco Community Building.
  • Liaison to Long Beach City Council [Jerry Phillips] Past President Linhart mentioned that there was nothing exciting to report.
  • Liaison to Ocean Park Chamber & Ilwaco Merchant Association [Laura Price] Was not in attendance.

ANNOUNCEMENTS (2 min)

  • Long Beach City Council:, 7:00pm, City Hall (1st & 3rd Mondays) March 16th, 2015
  • Long Beach Peninsula Visitor’s Bureau Board:, Noon, TBD (2nd Thursday) March 12th, 2015 at Benson’s by the Beach
  • LBMA Board:, 8:00am, Benson’s by the Beach (3rd Friday) March 20th, 2015
  • LBMA General Meeting:, 8:00am, Lightship (1st Friday) April 3rd, 2015

ADJOURNMENT

Treasurer Hintz adjourned the meeting at 8:45am

S.O.S Save Our Sandsations Fundraiser!

The Long Beach Merchants Association is hosting a fundraiser on Saturday June 20th starting 7pm. The comedy event is going to be held at the Elks Lodge in Long Beach. This event will feature Gabriel Rutledge and Susan Jones. Tickets are $15 a piece and all proceeds go towards Sandsations! Please contact the LBMA Officers for more information: Jerry Phillips – President or Karl Hintz – Treasurer 

LBMA General Meeting February 6th, 2015

Long Beach Merchants Association                       Regular Meeting

Friday, February 6th, 2015 8:00 AM

Lightship Restaurant @ Chautauqua Lodge, Long Beach

CALL TO ORDER 

President Jerry Phillips called the meeting to order at 8:00am and the pledge of allegiance was recited.

INTRODUCTIONS (5 min)
Please see the attached sign-in sheet

APPROVAL OF MINUTES (1 min)
Minutes for December 5th, 2014 – Motion to approve the December 5th, 2014 minutes (Steven Linhart/Merry Scharfe) All Ayes
Minutes for January 2nd, 2015Motion to approve the January 2nd, 2015 minutes (Steven Linhart/Merry Scharfe) All Ayes

TREASURER’S REPORT (2 min)
None.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT (2 min)
None.

NEW BUSINESS (10 min)
Long Beach Merchants By-laws – President Phillips wanted to make sure that these were passed and signed. Past President Linhart assured him that they were passed in the minutes and just need to be signed.

Judi Andrew – Holiday Lighting – Judi presented a flier and let the merchants know that the City would like to extend their holiday lighting display in the future. She also let everyone know that if they wanted to get into contact with her, they could or Ruth Ann Hocking.

Merchants Membership Window Stickers – President Phillips presented a quote from beachdog.com and discussed how this was done in the past. Past President Linhart explained that they ordered double in 2014 so that each business could display the sticker both inside and outside the window. There was a motion made to go ahead and purchase 250 of the stickers (Steven Linhart/Merry Scharfe) All Ayes

WFEA Festivals and Events Convention March 15-17, 2015 – President Phillips presented this item, it is something that Event Coordinator for the City of Long Beach (Ragan Myers) attends and last year the secretary of the LBMA Holly Beller attending. It is a great opportunity for networking and learning how other events are ran. The cost of the convention was discussed and possibly sending a representative from the LBMA.

Change the lock combination at the storage unit – President Phillips would like to see the lock combination changed at the LBMA storage unit so that there can be a better record of who has access. Past President Steven Linhart mentioned that he would change it at President Phillips request. President Phillips would also like to see the storage unit cleaned out, he suggested that board members and volunteers gather together on a Saturday morning to do so. The date and time is yet to be determined.

Website Agreement – President Phillips presented a sample website and service agreement with beachdog.com. He explained that he would like to see all the event website under one LBMA umbrella. He is hoping to work further with Keleigh from beachdog.com to iron out the details. Member Natalie Hanson asked about the attachment in member email, Keleigh from beachdog.com just assured her that it was a sheet of service options.

Storage Site Clean-up and Reorganization – This was mostly discussed earlier, but President Phillips would like to see the LBMA storage unit cleaned out by event chairs and then an inventory taken. Each item should be a LBMA item and accounted for.

Authorize New LBMA Officers to have Access to Safety Deposit Box – President Phillips explained that the old officers need to be removed from the safety deposit box authorized user and the new officers need to be added. Motion to approve the new (2015) LBMA officers to have access to the safety deposit box at Key Bank and remove the 2014 officers. (Holli Kemmer/Mike Myers) All Ayes.

Close out current LBMA – Kite Festival bank account – Kite Museum Director Holli Kemmer requested that the LMBA closeout the Kite Festival bank account and authorize the funds to be transferred to new account. Motion to authorize Kathy Vinzant to close the current merchant checking account and transfer funds to World Kite Museum, after all outstanding checks have cleared. (Steven Linhart/Merry Scharfe) All Ayes
UNFINISHED BUSINESS (10 min)

Chair & Liaison for Sandsations – Joyce Rangila explained that she would like to help the chair of the Sandsations. She does not currently live in the area so it would be difficult for her to chair the event, but she is happy to update the website, get volunteers, organize the t-shirt/sweatshirts and take on a lot of other important duties. Laura Smith (Kiwanis& Bank of the Pacific) also agreed to be the Board Member for Sandsations.

Status of Trolley- Ragan Myers explained that the trolley was getting new tires, a paint job and new windows. It should be back in Long Beach some time in March.

Donation Receipts- President Phillips was in search of donation receipts, Keleigh from beachdog.com said that she possibly had some on file from 6 years ago. President Phillips and Keleigh were going to get together to discuss.

COMMITTEE REPORTS (15 min)                                                                                                                                   

LBMA Events: [Chair (Supervising Board Member)]

  • Clam Festival [Robyn Unruh (Ruth Ann Hocking)] Robyn reported that they were going to have clam digging lessons, clam cleaning lessons, an amateur chowder cooking contest, chowder taste off, clam fritter tasting, clam gun design contest, merchant coupon book, beer garden and BBQ tent.
  • Beach to Chowder Run/Walk and Half Marathon [Jeff Harrell (Steven Linhart)] nothing to report at this time.
  • Doggie Olympic Games [Danielle Miller (Jerry Phillips)] Working towards this year.
  • SandSations [Joyce Rangila (Laura Smith)] Gave a report above.
  • Jake’s Birthday [Wendy Murry (Ariel Smith)] Ariel mentioned that she spoke with Wendy and she had booked most of the performers including Medusa the fire breathing mermaid, was getting her liquor license and tying up some lose ends. Everything is on schedule.
  • Holidays at the Beach [Mike Meyers (Ruth Ann Hocking)] Looking forward to meeting with his committee.
  • LBMA After Hours [Ruth Ann Hocking (2015 Board Member)] Nothing to report at this time.

OTHER REPORTS (15 min)

Non-LBMA Events: [Chair (Entity)]

  • World Kite Museum & Kite Festival [Holli Kemmer] Handed out fliers for “A Special Night at the Museum” and gave the dates of all of the museum events throughout the month.
  • Loyalty Days [Bob Andrew (Loyalty Days Foundation)] The Mayor reported that the buttons have been ordered and that the City has received band applications back in.
  • Surf Perch Derby [Marla Johnson (Long Beach Lion’s Club)] Steven Linhart reported that the derby is scheduled for the first Saturday in May.
  • Summerfest/Columbia Pacific Farmer’s Market [Ragan Myers/Gayle Borchard (City of Long Beach)]
  • Long Beach Elk’s Lodge [Maureen Gilbert (BPOE No.1937)] Natalie reported that the Elk’s Lodge will host the annual Merchant’s Appreciation dinner.
  • Wellspring Community Network [Lindsey Hylton] No report
  • Ilwaco Merchants Association, Vice President Clint Carter reported that the Peninsula Players have a production going on and that Hamilton Lewis will be preforming at Blues & Seafood this year.

LBMA Appointments

  • Long Beach Peninsula Visitor’s Bureau Board [Karl Hintz] Turned it over to Andi Day who was in attendance. Andi went on to explain all of the earned media that the VB has received in the past months. She also reported that she recently was at a Visit Seattle function and that she will be presenting to the Visit Seattle staff in the near future.
  • Liaison to Long Beach City Council [Jerry Phillips] President Phillips reports that things are moving along.
  • Liaison to Ocean Park Chamber & Ilwaco Merchant Association [Laura Price] She went through all of the upcoming events on the peninsula.

ANNOUNCEMENTS (2 min)

  • Long Beach City Council:, 7:00pm, City Hall (1st & 3rd Mondays) March 2nd, 2015
  • Long Beach Peninsula Visitor’s Bureau Board:, Noon, TBD (2nd Thursday) March 12th, 2015
  • LBMA Board:, 8:00am, Benson’s by the Beach (3rd Friday) February 20th, 2015
  • LBMA General Meeting:, 8:00am, Lightship (1st Friday) March 6th, 2015

ADJOURNMENT

President Phillips adjourned the meeting at 8:59am