Miller Civic & Commerce
October 10, 2013 12 pm – On Hand Development Office
Members present were Shar Ruhnke, Nancy Lewellen, and Mike Ruth. Also present was Amy Howard OHDC Executive Director and OHDC Assistant Director Kecia Beranek and Leah Baloun. Members Absent Joe Beranek, Daryn Pederson, Amber Werdel, Katie Eschenbaum.
Meeting Minutes – no motions were able to be made because there wasn’t enough board members present.
Financials – no motions were able to be made because there wasn’t enough board members present.
“Caught Doing it Right” – no new nominations at this time.
1st dollar awards – Need to do first dollars for: Marci’s B&B, Swenson Investments & Commodities, Auch Star Lodge, and TS Customs Precision Firearms. Shar ordered the frames and Kecia will get a hold of all these businesses when the frames are done.
Pheasant Release – Joe was absent but Kecia reported that the pheasant release has 15 banded birds in Hand County. She also put an ad in the pheasant guide and took posters around Main Street.
Christmas on the Prairie – Shar Ruhnke reported that the next Christmas on the Prairie meeting is Thursday, October 17th. The Library League is going to do their annual Cookie Fundraiser at the court house during Christmas on the Prairie.
Coupon Books – There is a still a box of these left. Leah took a few to try and sell. Carr Clinic sold 7.
New Board Member Needed – There was not enough board members present to vote in a new board member.
On-Hand Updates – Amy reported that a Business After Hours is scheduled for Wednesday, October 16 at Mid-Dakota/BP Wind Farm. She also updated everyone about the Community Center project.
Elementary School Christmas Tree – Tree isn’t gone yet, Mike is going to take care of this.
Dues Requirement – Kecia reported that the dues requirement and structure is finalized and ready to be mailed out. She is going to wait until next month to mail out the letters for the 2014 year. Kecia has talked to some businesses about joining for next year and 4 new members have joined and paid the C&C for 2014- Auch Star Lodge, Hand County Insurance, Midwestern Auction and Swenson Investment & Commodities.
2014 Annual Banquet- There was discussion about the 2014 annual banquet and where it should be held. There is concern that the Hondah is no longer big enough for a private party that big. Ideas for possible locations: the old school gym and having the meal catered.