Key Peninsula Business Association March 6th, 2015 Breakfast Meeting

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The meeting was called to order at 7:33am.
In Attendance:
Carlos Batista, Ruth Bramhall, Brandy Ellzey, Scott Gallacher, Barbara Heard, Tara Hendrickson, Cheryl
Johnson, Dick Kelly, Tracey Oliveira, Ed Robison, Todd Rosenbach, Rosina Vertz
Secretary’s Report: Ed Robison made a motion to approve and it was seconded by Brandy Ellzey. Approved as
Treasurer’s Report: Bank Balance $15,579.28 as of 03/04/15
Several expenses paid recently for the KPBA Annual Dinner and the Scholarship program.
The auctions at the annual dinner did well.
Ruth Bramhall moved to approve the report and Scott Gallacher seconded. Approved and filed for audit.
Old Business:
Annual Banquet & Auction: Tracey Oliveira asked for ideas for next year. She also suggested that we need more
volunteers from the membership to help out.
1. Name Tags – The general consensus is that printed name tags would be nice to have at the dinner. Scott
suggested blank ones would also need to be made for last minute sign ups. Tracey suggested the logo be on them.
2. Silent Auction – It was suggested that the winners of the silent auction be announced next time to help avoid
confusion. Rosina Vertz explained that there is a system with the slips that needs to be followed next year to help
with the processing of the items as well.
3. Silent Auction – Brandy Ellzey suggested that next year we do not accept IOU’s for the items. It was agreed
by the group that we should post cash/check only on the invitations and/or announce it at the event.
4. Dessert Auction – Rosina suggested the dessert auction be a separate committee from the silent auction
because each auction has different requirements and it is difficult to handle both.
Road Clean Up: Barb Heard said the road clean up was very successful. The weather was good and they even had a few
new volunteers thanks to a reminder email that was sent out prior to the event. The next one will be scheduled for some
time in June.
Scholarship Committee: The scholarship ceremony will be May 13th. The scholarship committee at the school is running
slightly behind and so it may be a couple of weeks before our committee can meet to select the award recipients.
Web Site: Todd Rosenbach drafted letters to go out to Jeff Nelson and Charles Ellis, officially terminating their contracts,
thanking them for their service and asking for their assistance in transitioning to the new web site management contractor.
New Business:
Brochures: Tracey asked for volunteers to help deliver the newly printed brochures. Scott agreed to help and suggested
passing them out at the Key Peninsula Little League opening. More volunteers are still needed.
Summer Vendor Booths: Tracey and Todd brought up the idea of offering rebates to members who display KPBA
materials at their own booths at community events. This was a suggestion that had been previously discussed by the
marketing committee. Todd made a motion to allocate $200 of the marketing fund for these rebates.
After some discussion, it was agreed that the rebates would consist of 20% of the booth fee and would be given out on a
first-come, first-serve basis in exchange for the member displaying a poster and brochures at their event booth. Ruth
seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.
Individual Reports
Barb Heard, Sound Credit Union: Sound has some great Johnny Appleseed savings accounts for children age 12 and
under. They can be started with just $5 and earn dividends and fun quarterly prize. The child should be present at signing
up and should bring a social security card.
Scott Gallacher, Key Pen Parks: They had another successful Gateway Park meeting. They recently hired all of their
seasonal staff ; 3 of those people were from the Key Peninsula. There are exciting biking events coming up in April,
including a poker run!
Ruth Bramhall: Recently received a scam telephone call by a criminal using a familiar name and pleading for money.
Ruth was wise enough to hang up and warned the family whose name the criminal had used. She also attended the
community council meeting that was moved to the library and commented on how nice the library was.
Ed Robison: He received an IRS scam phone call recently. His engineering business is very busy and is working on a
project for a new product line from New Zealand. His wife’s also been at the National Vaulting convention in Seattle.
Todd Rosenbach, LPL Financial: If investors are waiting on 1099’s, they should be coming any time now. Most went out
by the 17th, but some specific investments and some partnership investment K-1’s won’t be out for at least another week.
Tracey Oliveira, Serenity Salon: They might be getting another massage therapist soon!
Brandy Ellzey, KeyFest: The fair is 3 months away. Currently they are booking entertainment and have some really
exciting acts that will soon be posted on the web site and the facebook page. More sponsors and vendors are always
needed and welcome!
Tara Hendrickson, The Tax Shack Inc: A lot of people are having to pay back all or some of their Advanced Premium Tax
credit with regards to the health insurance exchange. Tara reminded everyone to update their income, dependent status,
and marriage status on to make sure they weren’t receiving too high of an advanced credit.
Carlos Batista & Cheryl Johnson, Costco: Carlos is the Gig Harbor rep for Costco and may fill in for Cheryl occasionally.
They are working hard to make the corporation understand how important it is to be involved as part of the community
and hope to see some changes in the future. They will also be changing from American Express to VISA by March of
2016. Costco is looking for community businesses to advertise with them in support of Children’s Miracle Network
Hospital. For $500, your business or organization can have an image of its business card displayed on a 6×4 balloon on
Costco premises.
Rosina Vertz, Key Center Library: The library announced the Pierce County Reads title “Boys in the Boat.”
This is a fantastic story of the University of Wa rowing team that went to the 1936 Olympics. It is well written
with a local flare. They have many copies available to check out and the discussion will be March 26th. March
12th is a geneology class. March 19th is Reading with a Princess. Please lock your vehicles when at the library.
There was a recent theft in the parking lot.
Dick Kelly, Key Peninsula Vets: They could really use some help spreading the word about the bricks they have
for sale. They recently had an ad in the local paper.
Upcoming Dates
Friday March 20th 12:00 Lunch Meeting @ El Sombrero Guest Speaker: Key Pen Parks
Friday April 3rd 7:30am Breakfast Meeting @ Homeport
Firday April 17th 12:00 Lunch Meeting @ El Sombrero Guest Speaker: TCC
Friday May 1st 7:30am 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: KeyFest
Please feel free to add any dates by emailing Tracey prior to any meeting.

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