Key Peninsula Business Association February 6th, 2015 Breakfast Meeting

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The meeting was called to order at 7:30am.
In Attendance:
Ruth Bramhall, Brandy Ellzey, Scott Gallacher, Frank Grubaugh, Barbara Heard, Tara Hendrickson,
Shayne Johnstone, Dick Kelly, Edie Morgan, Tracey Oliveira, Ed Robison, Todd Rosenbach, Rosina Vertz, Cathy
Williams, CC Williams
Secretary’s Report: Scott Gallacher made a motion to approve and it was seconded by CC Williams. Approved as
Treasurer’s Report: Bank Balance $12,882.23 as of 02/05/15
Several expenses paid recently for the KPBA Annual Dinner. Little League Sponsorship paid.
Not reflected in the report is a $2000 check that the treasurer issued at the meeting for the scholarship program.
Frank Grubaugh moved to approve the report and CC Williams seconded. Approved and filed for audit.
Old Business:
Annual Banquet: The dinner is coming together nicely. Todd Rosenbach & Ruth Bramhall have been finishing up the last
minute details. Todd already picked up frames and will be getting napkins etc.
Auction: The auction items have been coming in and are stored at Serenity Salon. Rosina stated that they had plenty of
items, but are still looking for dessert auction items and need a total of 12.
New Business:
Adopt A Road: Barb Heard scheduled a date for February 28th, 8:00am at Home Park and needs volunteers!
Scholarship Committee: Barb and Todd need volunteers. Ed Robison and CC Williams volunteered during the meeting.
They will meet in March to read scholarship notebooks and appropriately designate the $2000. Criteria: The student must
live on the Key Peninsula side of the bridge, be interested in business, and somehow be affiliated with the association
through a relative.
Message to the Membership: Pierce County Planning and Land Service wants to redesignate agricultural land in rural
areas that doesn’t meet certain criteria. There are 300 properties they are trying to redesignate to rural use. Meeting Dates
– 02/09 from 4:30 to 6:30 at the Civic Center, 02/10 in Eatonville and 02/12 in Kapowsin.
Web Site Management: Jeff Nelson recently approached Todd about making some changes. Todd was unsure if Jeff was
still considered part of the Web Site team. CC Williams will look back through the minutes to see if that change was ever
made. Charles Ellis is no longer able to handle the workload of managing the site.
Ed moved to contract web site management out to Chad Oliveira, a professional web site designer and Tara seconded.
After some discussion, it was determined that the Vice President would sign a formal contract with Chad. The motion
was approved unanimously.
Todd made a second motion to draft a letter formally terminating old contracts and clarifying the change. Brandy
seconded the motion. It was approved unanimously.
Individual Reports
Brandy Ellzey, KeyFest: Planning is well underway, but they still need sponsorships. The “Friend of the Fair”
sponsorship level is customizable to fit the budget of any Key Peninsula area business wanting to support the community.
Cathy Williams, Key Peninsula Historical Society: The museum changed its hours to Tuesdays and Saturdays from 1 to 4
or by appointment. They have a new exhibit that features communities, businesses and schools in the time period of
1880’s to 1920’s.
Edie Morgan, The Mustard Seed Project: They finished reporting to the United Way to receive funding and discovered
that they had served 697 individuals in 2014. They are also working diligently on their senior housing project. 02/09 is
an open house community forum with 7 home health agencies that serve the community.
Rosina Vertz, Key Center Library: They are getting geared up for a new fun program in March. There is a huge used
book sale going on today and tomorrow.
Dick Kelly, Key Peninsula Veterans: They are still selling bricks and a brick was donated to the KPBA auction. The
Trees of Sharing was a huge success and a large load of gifts was taken to the vets.
Barb Heard, Sound Credit Union: Things are slow at the bank so they are concentrating on continuing education for
compliance and service. They recently prevented a customer from falling victim to one of the fake IRS telephone scams.
Scott Gallacher, Key Pen Parks: They are currently recruiting for seasonal maintenance positions and they will be
launching an updated web site soon. 03/04, 6:30pm at Mintercreek – unveiling of proposed plans for Gateway Park.
03/21 Key Peninsula Little League Opening Day. 03/28 Pet Easter hunt. April – 4 mountain biking events coming up.
Todd Rosenbach, LPL Financial: He is also catching up on education, taking exams, learning about anti-money
laundering, and getting updated on all insurances.
Ruth Bramhall, Sportsmans Club: The club was established in 1947. Recently the septic system failed and they
had to get a new one designed.
Ed Robison, E&L Civil Engineering: He has been busy at work on several projects. He also added that the
parks are working hard at getting the driveways developed at Gateway Park.
CC Williams, Better Propertyies: She has been working on her 30 hours of training for the year and has learned
that mortgage rates are going up. They expect many more houses to hit the market and many more people to
walk away from their mortgages.
Frank Grubaugh, Key Peninsula Fire: The first responders have been very busy with auto accidents lately.
There was one resident fire at Palmer Lake that they were able to put out. They will probably run a levy in
August to increase funding for necessary maintenance they have been deferring.
Frank Grubaugh, Key Peninsula Lions Club: They are getting ready for the Citizen of the Year Banquet.
Tracey Oliveira, Serenity Salon: They have a new gift certificate special for Valentines Day. If you purchase a
gift certificate, you get a 20% discount and an aroma therapy item.
Tara Hendrickson, The Tax Shack: Taxpayers who purchased health insurance on the exchange should be
receiving form 1095-A both by mail and online. These forms are required to complete the tax return.
Shayne Johnstone: Looking for mentorship and to start up a community garden in home. He has been talking to
Sunnycrest Nursery and the Angel Guild about getting help.
General discussion revealed several financial scams occurring lately. Beware of suspicious phone calls or
emails of companies trying to get your personal information or your money.
Upcoming Dates
Monday February 9th 6:00 pm – Annual Membership Dinner with Silent & Dessert Auctions.
Friday February 20th 12:00 Lunch Meeting. @ El Sombrero Guest Speaker: Derek Young
Friday March 6th 7:30 am Breakfast Meeting @ Homeport
Friday March 20th 12:00 Lunch Meeting @ El Sombrero Guest Speaker: Key Pen Parks
Saturday May 9th 10:00 Livable Community Fair @ the Civic Center
Please feel free to add any dates by emailing Tracey prior to any meeting.

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