RCC minutes June 11, 2012
Members Present: Rebecca Christensen, Bert Siemieniewski, Bonnie Anderson, Ione Pherson, Diane Smith, Carolyn Christensen, Lori McLaen, Deb Banish.
Rebecca, as vice president, called the meeting to order at 7:05 pm. Minutes from the May meeting were read and approved. A treasurer’s report was given by Deb and approved. Checking and Savings accounts together total $12,106.61. There are some funds that have been allocated from that amount but not yet paid. Checking is $2,011.68. Deb also reported that the article about the cookbooks was published in the last North Dakota Living magazine and requests have been pouring in for the books.
Bonnie reported on a very successful Memorial Day celebration and meal. She did note, however, that there were no records available from previous years. She designed a 3 ring binder with page protectors that will keep a one page report from each year, and she suggested it stay in the kitchen. Lori asked if we could also keep records for other events in the same binder, with tab pages, so they would be readily accessible. A second, official copy will be kept in the file cabinet, or wherever it is decided they need to be.
The Blood drive will be Tuesday, June 26th. RCC provides the lunch for this event and will again.
RutlandSign/s: Bert brought new information to the table. She visited with the museum representative in Forman, June Fritzen, to find out how they were able to put signs up along Hiway 32 advertising for their business. She said they just put them up. They purchased 2 signs from Donna Rienertson for $150.00 that were designed by her and printed on vinyl. They would then need to be framed with wood and put up on a stand of some kind. Discussion followed about getting this kind of sign for the highway and at the same time, offering to work with Nordland Lutheran Church to get their sign replaced. It was also suggested to ask theBaptistChurchcongregation if they are interested in a sign too. Lori volunteered to contact Earl Fust regarding the placement of the signs. The Lutheran sign in now on his land.
Town Sign: Rebecca had examples of static signs we could choose from. They are all priced around $500.00. There were still unanswered questions, such as insurance coverage and permission from Greg Donaldson to put the sign on his building, if that’s what is decided to do. Deb offered to check into insurance and Lori will talk to Greg. Ione suggested to table, once again, the discussion for one week. A meeting of the executive committee and any other interested parties was scheduled for Monday, June 18th at 8:00 pm to get the sign ordered.
Ione reported on the nearing completion of the welcome basket project. Many promotional items have been gathered by Ben Durbin from local businesses, and Ione put together a list of services in the area. A finished product will be displayed at the next meeting.
Ione also gave an update on the mailing that will be going out to all addresses in the area with a schedule of events listed on one side and advertising from area businesses on the other. We are planning to send these out more than once a year, so submit information to Ione.
New Business: Diane Smith brought up a theater concern. She asked what the regulations are for using the walls of the stage for productions. In the past it has been painted and nailed to, etc., but now that the entire hall has been renovated, the stage needs to be kept in better shape. It is also a facility that hosts weddings and other events. Lori said she would work with anyone who has questions or concerns regarding how to secure things to the walls for aesthetics and safety.
Ione reported that the 30th anniversary celebration of the World’s largest hamburger will be on Wednesday, July 25th at the hall. There will be a showing of the 20 minute documentary from 1989 as well as stories and discussion of the event. If anyone has memorabilia they would like to bring they are welcome to do that. RCC will serve a supper of hamburgers, beans, etc.
Bert moved to adjourn the meeting. Delores seconded. Meeting adjourned 8:05 pm.
Secretary, Ione Pherson