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January 4, 2010 submitted by Secretary, Stephanie Burke
                The monthly meeting of the Stanton Chamber of Commerce was held on Monday, January 4, 2010, at Susie’s Kitchen.  The meeting was called to order by President Zeb McFarland.  Appointed Stephanie Burke as 2010 Secretary.
Special Guests:  Rudee DeMarce
Guest Speaker:  None
Treasurer’s Report
A McDonald:  $2,830 and invoice dues sent.
Cards and Flowers
A Sallach:  Card will be sent to Gene Fritscher.
J. Ashley:  Updated chamber members on budget reductions and consideration of integrating 6th grade into Junior High. End of First Semester is January 13.
Zeb McFarland:  Updated members on snow removal progress. Swore in new city council member, Harold Clark.
Industrial Foundation
D Burke:  No report given
Care Center
J. Truesdell:  No report given
Z McFarland:  No report given    
Fire Department
Kutzli:  There will be an Organizational meeting this month.  On-going continued education classes and fire safety.       
Child Resource Center 
Hart:  Center is full and everything is going well.    
D. Rossander:  Santa visited 85 kids.  Looking at fund-raising opportunities, shooting sport, possibly working with Pheasants Forever.  A 20 X 20 ft flag was purchased.  Tim Ilg and Ragbrai Committee donated money toward the purchase of the flag.
A McDonald:  Youth programs are underway- swim lessons, tennis lessons and youth basketball. 
Halland Village
 T. Allen:  No report given. 
Covenant Church
P Warder:  Many activities during the month of December- Sunday School Program, caroling, Operations Christmas Child, Stocking Stuffers for Soldiers, Open Door Mission.  Annual Meeting is on January 17, 2010.
Lutheran Church
E. Kutzli:   Many activities during the month of December- Sunday School Program, Choir Concert, Food Bank, Open Door Mission.  Annual Meeting is on January 17, 2010.     
Endowment Fund
G. Requist:  No report given.   
Montgomery County Memorial Hospital
D. Jennings:  No report given.    
Stanton Coop
No report given
No report given
Heritage Center
No report given
Stanton Friends
No report given
*Next Homecoming Meeting will be on January 24 at 7 pm at the Community Room.
Members wanted more discussion on the motion that was made in December’s chamber meeting to have all the meetings at Susie’s kitchen and at Viking Lake Concession.  This has been an on-going issue. Some members feel strongly on meeting at Susie’s because she is local. Others feel that is only fair to ask the chamber members that cater food to participate as they have supported the Stanton Community in so many activities and not have a policy of excluding them.  A motion was made by Brian Hopf to have the officers contact Fareway, Hy-Vee and Pizza Ranch to see if they are interested in being a caterer. From the feedback that they receive, the officers will make a recommendation to the members for ONLY discussion at the February’s meeting.  Second by Amy Sallach. Motion passed.  Please note that the recommendation will only be for discussion. NO MOTION OR VOTE WILL BE MADE UNTIL MARCH’S REGULAR CHAMBER MEETING.
Next meeting will be Monday, February 1, 2010 at Susie’s Kitchen