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January 2024 Meeting Minutes

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January 2024 Membership Minutes - GACC

Gillett Area Chamber of Commerce Membership Meeting

January 11, 2024 | 12:00 p.m.

At St. John’s Lutheran Church (E. Main St., Gillett) JANUARY MINUTES

1. Welcome and Call to Order

Chris Byars welcomed members and called the meeting to order at 11:59 a.m.

2. Board Officers Announcement

The Board voted on officer positions at the December meeting. President: Chris Byars, Vice: Monica Wagner, Secretary: Katie Daul, interim-Treasurer: Katie Daul. Daul was named as interim treasurer as only 3 members were on ballot. Board is looking to appoint remaining positions.

3. Introduction of Members

Each member introduced themselves. 12 people were in attendance.

4. Membership Spotlight: Photos by Keri

New Members/Ribbon Cuttings:

Keri Hicks/Photos by Keri continues to provide photography services to our surrounding areas and has openings for senior photos, weddings, and schools.

Membership - Please renew if you haven’t yet.

5. Secretary’s Report

December meeting minutes were sent electronically in advance of the meeting. Motion to accept the minutes was made by Kurt Hicks, seconded by Keri Hicks. Motion carried.

  1. Treasurer’s Report


    1. Grants -

The balance was shared in person. The board will work on the transition efforts of the treasurer position. Motion to approve the treasurer’s report made by Jerry Luther, seconded by Dr. Ev Hauser-Frederick; motion carried. If anyone wants a giving statement for tax purposes, please pick up or contact a Board member.


a. Grants - Information received to apply for KC Stock Foundation.

7. City’s Report

City is looking for new committee and council members. No decision on City/Chamber agreement. City is interested in becoming members.

Follow Up: Request to receive information on playground to help with marketing.

8. Forever Fund Committee Report

No updates.


Follow Up: Keri Hicks will reach out to committee


members to schedule a meeting.

9. Project Report-Outs (none)

Spring Clean up is May 4; Garden Walk is 7/11.

Follow Up: Will reach out to set up planning meetings.

  1. New Business

    1. Strategic Plan 5-10-15 year

    2. Other New Business

Strategic Plan: Planning a meeting to talk in dept about how to enhance current assets, cultivate community spirit to increase awareness and pride in Gillett for the long term. If anyone is interested in working on it with the Board, please contact a Board member. Discussion points include - trail system work (school woods for hiking, skiing, snowshoeing), sports complex,

Discussion on fundraising efforts to complete projects from strategic plan - ie: raffles, chamber month, chamber bucks, donation of ‘experiences’ vs. baskets/gifts

Other New Business: A candy store and men’s clothing store may be opening on Main Street. Taco Truck interested in purchasing Howlin’ Groomin’ building for indoor seating. No other new business.

  1. Old Business

    1. Chamber Volunteer Shirts

    2. Chamber Ambassadors

    3. Other Old Business


  1. Shirts with a new designer.

  2. No updates

  3. None.

12. Membership Updates

Of note:

Clock Church: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner 6-8p on 2/13. Food Pantry - in need of donations as needs have increased. Please drop off at the Church.

UW-Madison Extension: Wise Wisconsin series open for sign up. Flyer available.

School District: Todd Carlson will be interim superintendent while Dr. Johnson is off.

Make a Move: Consider refinancing now.

Lions Club: Rose/Flower Sale going on now; $16 bouquets. Gillett Dental Care: Returned from continued ed trip; new equipment purchased for faster results.

Bellin: Starting Employee Share Program - to assist with patients and employee needs. Starting a YPAC (Young professionals group). Doctors in Recital being held 1/21.

13. Adjourn

Seeing as there was no other business, meeting was adjourned at 1:07p.


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at each meeting, by emailing, or by filling out the form on our website.

Gillett Area Chamber of Commerce Membership Meeting February 8, 2024

12:00 p.m. At St. John’s Lutheran Church (Clock Church)

101 W. Main St., Gillett

FEBRUARY AGENDA

  1. Welcome and Call to Order

  2. Appointment of New Board Member

  3. Introduction of Members

  4. Membership Spotlight: St. John’s Lutheran Church a. New Members/Ribbon Cuttings:

  5. Secretary’s Report

  6. Treasurer’s Report a. Grants b. Raffle Application

  7. City Report

  8. Forever Fund Committee Report

  9. Project Report-Outs a. Spring Clean Up 10.New Business a. Oconto County Economic Outlook b. Other New Business

  10. Old Business a. Strategic Plan 5-10-15 Updates b. Chamber Volunteer Shirts c. Chamber Ambassadors d. Other Old Business 12.Membership Updates 13.Adjourn

  1. Welcome and Call to Order

  2. Appointment of New Board Member

  3. Introduction of Members

  4. Membership Spotlight: St. John’s Lutheran Church a. New Members/Ribbon Cuttings:

  5. Secretary’s Report

  6. Treasurer’s Report a. Grants b. Raffle Application

  7. City Report

  8. Forever Fund Committee Report

  9. Project Report-Outs a. Spring Clean Up 10.New Business a. Oconto County Economic Outlook b. Other New Business

  10. Old Business a. Strategic Plan 5-10-15 Updates b. Chamber Volunteer Shirts c. Chamber Ambassadors d. Other Old Business 12.Membership Updates 13.Adjourn