Key Peninsula Business Association Lunch Meeting: April 17, 2015 @ 12:00 pm

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In attendance: Ruth Bramhall, Bernie Wiles, Donna Lester, Frank Grubaugh, Linda Grubaugh, Ed Robison, Dick Kelly, Jud Morris, Michael Ouellette, Tracey Oliveira, Dennis Taylor, Chuck Cuzzetto, Danna Webster, Marcia Harris, Mary Jackson and Scott Gallacher
Secretary’s Report: Approved as presented
Old Business:
Please e-mail your representatives to let them know how much we value this event and look forward to their attendance and presentations at June meeting. E-mail addresses are as follows:
Jan Angel:
Jesse Young:
Michelle Caldier:
Marketing: We are making progress on obtaining Chad Oliveira as Web webmaster.
Livable Community Fair: Ruth, Ed, CC, Chad and Tracey have signed up. Please remember to get any new or updated information to Todd or Tracey for table.
Scholarship Committee decisions have been made. The awards banquet is May 13th
Thank you to Barb, Todd, and Ed for your effort and work on this.
Brochures have been distributed. More brochures are available at Goin’ Postal in Key Center.
New Business:
Congratulations to Jud Morris, the Key Peninsula Lions Club 2015 Citizen of the year!
Today’s Guest Speaker: Tod E. Treat and Janine Mott
Tacoma Community College (TCC)
TCC Updates
 Spoke of various programs based upon clear message from community
o Competency based business degree
o Limited legal technician
o Technical degree for health technician
 Success of Strategic Planning
o More adult basic skills
o Red Barn partnership
 GED/HS diploma
 Laptops key for success
o Harbor Institute – Hobby related classes
 Community Scan/Assessment
o TCC is affordable
o Running Start
 Challenge for Gig Harbor Campus
 Physical location of campus not on bus line
 No science lab
Individual Business Reports:
Donna Lester: DK Property Management has one rental available. Now is good time to sell as inventory on Key Peninsula is less than 100 homes.
Bernie Wiles: No report
Mike Ouellette: No report
Chuck Cuzzetto: Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) for Girls past weekend very popular. May 12 Showcase for STEM
Dennis Taylor: No report.
Ed Robison: Working on correcting errors by others. Vaulting is off to a good start with 14 new students.
Frank Grubaugh: Toastmasters May 14, 8am at KPCC. Open to public. The next Fire District 16 commissioner meeting will be to discuss a levy lid lift for equipment, personnel, and maintenance, as well as re-building the diminished reserve.
Dick Kelly: The Key Peninsula Veterans meet 1st/3rd Monday. The Veterans are getting ready for Aisle of Honor Ceremony on May 24. Commemorative Bricks are available.
Scott Gallacher: Gateway is hosting a youth mountain biking event this weekend. Parks Appreciation Day April 25.
Jud Morris: Little Toasters, an elementary level girls program, meets weekly. The program started at Evergreen Elementary. Little Toasters is now taking place at Vaughn, Minter Creek, Artondale, and Discovery.
Ruth Bramhall: Selling tickets for Jackson Lake Sportsmen’s Club Annual Fisherman’s Breakfast on Sunday April 26.
Marcia Harris: Providing bus transportation from Vaughn for the Aisle of Honor Ceremony. There will be summer transportation to the Boys and Girls Club, YMCA/Costco, and St. Anthony’s.
Tracey Oliveira: Working on new sign and building has been painted.
Mary Jackson: Swap Meet at Lake Kathryn starting May 2nd. The back lot being cleaned up as part of agreement for allowing storage of material & equipment from SR 302/118th street construction project. Marketing plan for future development has been completed.
Danna Webster: KPCC meeting on transportation. The Annual Farm Tour is set for October 3rd with 12 destinations on Key Peninsula. There will be an event planning May 20th at 6:30 pm.
Upcoming Dates:
Friday May 1st 7:30 am Breakfast Meeting @ Homeport
Saturday May 9th 10:00 Livable Community Fair @ the Civic Center
Friday May 15th 12:00 Lunch Meeting @ El Sombrero Guest Speaker: Key Fest
Saturday May 23rd Memorial Day Dance Longbranch Improvement Club
Friday June 5th 7:30 am Breakfast Meeting @ Homeport
Friday June 19th 12:00 pm Lunch Meeting @ El Sombrero
Saturday June 27 KPCS Golf Tournament
Please feel free to add any dates by contacting me prior to any meeting. Best contact for Tracey is:

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