Key Peninsula Business Association Lunch Meeting: January 16th, 2015 @ 12:00 pm

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In attendance: Amy Faeth, Bernie Wiles, Donna Lester, Janet Shonk, Frank Grubaugh, Marcia Harris, Laura Condon, Derek Young, Tyler Main, Ean Chikasaye, Phyllis Henry, Mary Ann McDonald, AJ Million, Ruth Bramhall, Paul Samvataro, Tom Boardman, Judy Arbogast, Larry Seaquist, Brian McLean, Glen Ehrhardt, Bek Ashby, Ed Robison, Jud Morris, Dennis Taylor, Danna Webster, Scott Gallacher, Don Mills, Judy Mills, Cheryl Johnson, Hal Wolverton, Guy Allen, Barbara Heard, Michael Ouellette, Rosina Vertz, Jessica Wisberger, Dick Kelley, Tracey Oliviera, and Todd Rosenbach
Secretary’s Report: Approved as presented.
Old Business
Contact Info: Remember to update your contact information. The mailing list is being reviewed and updated to reflect current membership. Contact Todd, Tara, or Brandy.
New Business
Secretary’s Position: Jessica has stepped down as secretary and the position has been filled by Tara Hendrickson for the Breakfast Meetings. Todd will take the Lunch Meetings.
The Annual Dinner: Invitations have all been mailed. Please confirm reservations as soon as possible.
2015 Dues: We are submitting the membership list for the brochure soon and need to verify membership levels to do so. If you have not renewed your membership, please contact Brandy Ellzey to make arrangements.
Updates for the Dessert and Silent Auctions: There is still room for additional dessert auction donations. Please contact Rosina Vertz if you are interested.
Guest Speaker today: Phyllis Henry, representing The Angel Guild
The Angel Guild is more than a local thrift shop. It is a social hub for both members and shoppers. Though a non-profit, the Angel Guild is a successful business, generating enough cash flow to allow the Guild to gift between $6,000 and $7,000 a month back to the community.
All Angels are female. Each member has specific roles and responsibilities, and is asked to commit to work approx. 12 hours a month, as well as attend ½ of the monthly meetings.
The Angel Guild has received donations of great value, sometimes good humor, and occasionally, bad taste. All donations to the Angel Guild are tax deductible.
Individual Business Reports
Amy Faeth: ServPro provides a full array of cleaning services.
Donna Lester: DK Property Management has rentals available on the Key, in Gig Harbor, and in Tacoma.
Bernie Wiles: The real estate market is showing activity, with active sellers and buyers.
Frank Grubaugh: The Fire Department is looking for community members to join the Advisory Panel.
Dick Kelley: KP Veterans are planning 2015 fundraising efforts.
Janet Shonk: Representing Penrose State Park.
Laura Condon: The Red Barn is serving between 25 and 35 kids every afternoon.
Guy Allen: The staff has done a great job finding ways to work with the budget. The ambulance redo is just one example. Approx. $60,000 was saved through this process.
Judy Mills: The Key Peninsula Historical Society will re-open on February 3rd. There will be a miniature display staged at The Food Market in Key Center. Please attend the March 9th fundraiser to be held at El Sombrero. The Historical Society is looking for a site to restore a house originally built in 1882.
Tom Boardman: Call Masters Dry Carpet Cleaning if you need your carpet cleaned.
Danna Webster: The Community Council’s recent meeting hosted TCC, presenting their plans for expansion on the Key Peninsula.
Ruth Bramhall: The Sportsman’s Club recently had a forester tour their property to provide a report about how they might improve their forest land.
Rosina Vertz: Watch for the Library’s many offerings, including book sales, technology classes, and demonstrations.
Derek Young: The Council’s response to questions regarding the Shoreline Plan will be held on February 2nd at Gig Harbor High School.
Brian McLean: The Peninsula Light Company is celebrating its 90th anniversary, with a big celebration coming in July.
Jud Morris: The Children’s Home Society was able to serve more than 500 children through this year’s Holiday Helper program.
Larry Seaquist: There is an opening on the Citizens Advisory Committee that addresses tolling on the Narrows Bridge.
Penny Gazabat: A homeless count will be conducted on January 22nd. The Spay and Neuter Clinic has recently received funding that will allow it to continue serving the Key.
Tracey Oliviera: Serenity Salon is getting ready for Valentine’s Day. Stop by to see the many great ideas available.
Barbara Heard: Sound Credit Union offers business accounts as well as small business loans.
Michael Ouellette: Frog Creek Lodge offers a number of retreat options, and is located conveniently on the Key Peninsula.
Bek Ashby: The West Sound Transportation Alliance has included improvements to SR 302 and the Highway 16 Purdy interchange on its recommendations to the State Legislature.
Scott Gallacher: Key Pen Parks is in the process of a website re-design. Grant applications are due for local projects on February 4th.
Cheryl Johnson: It is reception season at Costco. Let us know if you’d like us to host a reception at your business.
Hal Wolverton: The Fire department is excited to get the upgraded ambulance into service.
Paul Samvataro: Offering counseling services in the area, with an office in Port Orchard.
Upcoming Dates
Friday February 6th 7:30 Breakfast Meeting. @ Homeport
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 contacting me prior to any meeting. Best contact for Tracey is: serenitysalonkp@gmail.com

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