Key Peninsula Business Association Lunch Meeting Minutes October 16, 2015

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In attendance: Dennis Taylor, Andriene Sterlington, Bek Ashby, Jud Morris, George Robison,
Leslie Harbaugh, Brian McLean, Guy Allen, Claudia Jones, Ed Taylor, Marcia Harris, Ed Robison, Barbara Heard, Stephanie Wilson, Michael Ouellette, Ruth Bramhall, Edie Morgan, Phyllis Henry, Janet Shonk, Mary Williams, Cheryl Johnson, Carlos Batista, Tracey Oliveira, Scott Gallacher, Ronn Mayer

Old Business:
Peninsula Schools Education Foundation Breakfast Report: The events were well attended.

2016 Officers: Looking for 2016 officer nominees. Contact Tracey if interested in filling a position or nominating someone for a position. Nominations will be held at our November Business Meeting. Elections will be held at our December Business meeting.
Membership Dues: Due by November 15.

New Business:
Annual Dinner: Scheduled for Monday, February 1st. Volunteers are needed.
Guest Speaker: The Mustard Seed Project
Edie Morgan presented information regarding The Mustard Seed Project’s Affordable Housing Project.

Individual Reports:
Guy Allen: The Fire Department is working on the budget for the upcoming year.
Brian McLean: Pen Light and the Harbor History Museum are launching the Harbor Community Solar Project. Solar units can be purchased as part of the project.
Marcia Harris: PSEF Breakfast and Lunch was a great success.
Jud Morris: CHS is in the process of launching its annual Holiday Helper program.
Ed Robison: Four Winds Riding enjoyed another successful farm tour.
George Robison: The 26th District Democrats meet monthly at The Givens Community Center in Port Orchard.
Leslie Harbaugh
Dan Gregory: KPMS is launching AVID after receiving a grant.
Scott Gallacher: Key Pen Parks is working on the 2016 Budget.
Danna Webster: The Farm Tour was a great success this year. 530 guests were counted at The Lavender Farm.
Cheryl Johnson: Costco’s Flu Shot Program is available for member businesses.
Carlos Batiste: Costco will transition to VISA Cards beginning in March of 2016.
Mary Williams: Backpacks for Kids is looking to establish drop off locations.
Bek Ashby: The Key Peninsula could benefit from representation on the West Sound Alliance as issues relating to local transportation and infrastructure are being addressed that will have an impact on the long term resources available to the community.
Janet Shonk: The Joemma Beach Floats have been pulled for winter. The parks are open, beautiful, and uncrowded this time of year. Come out and enjoy your local parks.
Dick Kelly: Commemorative bricks are still available, to be installed at Volunteer Park or the Vaughn Cemetery. Contact the KP Veterans at: www.kpveterans.net
Tracey Oliveira: Serenity Salon’s new signage is in place. The Salon is a drop off location for the Food Bank and Backpacks for Kids.

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