Monday, January 13, 2014

Chamber of Commerce Agenda 1/14/2014

Bayview Chamber of Commerce
January 14, 2014

1. Opening

a. Call to order at 7:00pm
b. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
             c. Welcome members and guests
             e. Approval of Minutes from previous meeting (12/10/2013)
             d. Approval of current Agenda

2. Primary Topic:

 Local Business recognized for the year 2013

3. Announcements and Correspondence:

            a.   Members Announcements        

            b.   Website update

                                1) Standing Rules, Membership Application/dues, Reader Board with new                                                      rates, and budget now stand current.
                        2) Latest Sheriffs report.

            c.  Keep It In Kootenai from Jai Nelson

                        1) Commissioner Jai Nelson is looking for participants.

4. Reports

a. Treasures report (separate handout).
b. Bayview Daze - Marsha Ritzheimer
c. Breakfasts – Norma Jean Knowles
d. Bayview Daze Raffle & Reader board – Bruce & Judy Robinson
f. Bayview Park and Farragut Communications-Chuck Murray.
             g. DAC, & Fisheries -Tom Lloyd

5. Business

a. Old business

b. New business

                        1) Volunteer to chair in search for speakers for the Chamber meetings.
                        2) Volunteer to chair Christmas Raffle

6. Chamber activities

            a.) Christmas Party Pictures
            b.) Suggestions?

7.  Tentative Schedule of upcoming Speakers:

February 2014   - Deputy Solar Larson

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Stained Glass, Retirement and LOU

I was asked today at LOU if I was doing any stained glass now that I am retired. Yes got several projects in mind and currently I am working on a small project that had not been completed for my former boss. The project while seemingly simple is proving to be a little more complex than I had previously envisioned!  I am also gathering materials for a larger project that will take some time to complete.

While seeking some answers on the Internet for my questions, oh I so love having resources at the tips of my fingers, I came across a blog about STAINED GLASS! I get thrilled easily and maybe that is because I gave up drinking years ago. Once I quit I found so many small aspects of life to enjoy, stained glass work being one of many.

Someone asked why I love the art. I love the color of the glass, the feel of the glass, and the end of the project when all pieces are put together, cleaned, and shined and the glass becomes alive. Not sure where this will lead me, probably into bankruptcy!

I have other things I want to do. Again my dear friend from years ago encouraged me to start writing again. She seems to feel this is what I am being lead to do and that may be true. I recently finished reading “The Death of the Great Santini”. I have been reading Pat Conroy for years as well as Anne Rivers Siddons. There is something magical with Southern writers and the manner in which words are strung together to form visual thoughts that simply fascinates me.

Pat Conroy had a rough childhood with a father that most would consider abusive. Reading “The Death” I was hit particularly hard with his words and memories of his father and how Pat came to terms with his past making a final connection with his Dad. My sister never forgave my father, he was hard. During his fight with cancer I helped take care Dad, I realize now that time I took for him is what smoothed the past for us. My sister never had the opportunity, she died still being angry with Dad. Reading Pat’s thoughts and feeling provided  understanding  for me that might be material for further written ramblings. I am not sure but I think now I have time to do what I seem to need to do.

But you know then there is the garden that will need planting and seeds, a grow light, flowers for the deck and the Apartments ….

Norma Jean

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Albeni Falls Pipes and Drums at the Kroc Center

A Message from Ed Gould:

   Just received the ticketing information about the Albeni Falls Pipes and Drums "Piping for Princes" Show.  You may begin telling friends and relatives and even total strangers about the upcoming program at the CdA Kroc Center on February 22nd at 7pm.  Tickets are $15 for 13-59 years of age and $12 for youth under 13 or Seniors 60 and up.   Seating is limited and the Kroc center is advertising for us, too, so let your friends know not to delay in getting their tickets.   I'm excited to get this opportunity to demonstrate the talent of this group.  We are so blessed!  Piping, drumming, dancing, fiddling, tin whistle, singing, clogging, and the usual silliness that goes along with it all whenever this group gets together!   It's going to be great! 
    The ticketing information is now up and live. Tickets can be purchased on line through the Kroc Center website under the "calendar overview" drop down by just scrolling down to the February 22 date.  They can also be purchased at the Kroc Center front desk if you are in the area.
Here is a direct link for ticket purchase below... 

    Please spread the word that this is a fundraiser and we are a 501c3 non profit group so the tickets and any donations are deductible.  There is nothing we would love more than to fill the house!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

LOU Menu for January 2014

When I was growing up I never imagined that I would be living in the year 2014! Here I am though.
The following is the menu for LOU. We look forward to seeing you up at the Center for an excellent meal and great companionship! If you know of anyone who is a shut in meals can be delivered.
Jackie can always an extra pair of hands for help if the spirit should so move you!

January 8th,       Meatloaf dinner

January 15th,      Baked chicken dinner

January 22nd,     Pork Chop dinner

January 28th,      Chinese dinner in honor of the Chinese New Year on the 31st.

Movie Night at the Bayview Community Center!!!

After a miserable performance in December, the movies are back.  Friday, January 3rd, we will be showing "Hyde Park on Hudson" at 7pm (at the Center of course).  For all of you who don't know or forgot about it, we have free movies at the Center on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month barring any conflicts.  We suggest you bring a comfy lawn chair since those at the center are less than comfortable.  We also have popcorn and soft drinks.  Hope to see you there. 
Jackie Lloyd