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THE STANTON PANCAKE
August 30, 2010 submitted by Secretary, Stephanie Burke
                The monthly meeting of the Stanton Chamber of Commerce was held on Monday, August 30, 2010, at Overtime Bar and Grill.  The meeting was called to order by President Zeb McFarland.
Special Guests: None.
Treasurer’s Report
A McDonald:  $6,008
School  
J Ashley:  Homecoming is scheduled for September 17 with parade at 1:15 p.m.  Enrollment numbers are up in elementary and down in high school.  He updated the Chamber on the discussion of sharing school districts.  Stanton School will be conducting a district wide survey to get everyone’s input on possible sharing in the future.  Stanton borders 5 districts- Griswold, Essex, Red Oak, Villisca and Clarinda.
City
Z McFarland:  Reported on water project.    
Industrial Foundation
D Burke:  No report given
Care Center
D Achenbach:  No report given
Greenbelt
Z McFarland:  No report given    
Fire Department
Kutzli:  No Report given
Child Resource Center 
Hart:  No Report given
Legion
D. Rossander:  Updated the Chamber on the accomplishment of John Mainquist for Boys State Governor.
YMCA
A McDonald:  No Report given
Halland Village
T Allen: Shared that there was one vacancy.
Covenant Church
P Warder:  No Report given
Lutheran Church
E. Kutzli:   No Report given
Endowment Fund
G. Requist:  No report given.   
Montgomery County Memorial Hospital
D. Jennings:  No report given.    
Stanton Coop
No report given
SWIA REC
No report given
Heritage Center
M Kennon: Shared that the volunteer program is growing.  Wants to add to existing exhibits and add new ones in the future.  The center will be closed from Nov 1 – April 1, and will be open by appointment.  
Stanton Friends
Can visit www.stantonfriends.com for the latest news and updates.
 
Brian Hopf/Optimist Request and Update :  Brian Hopf shared with the Chamber that the Optimist Club will be dissolving.  The Club wanted to discuss the option of having the Chamber take over some annual events/duties the Optimist Club did.  Some include running the third grade snack store, managing an annual scholarship and sport tournament play.  The Optimist Club wants to see that these activities continue as well as the chamber members.  There is an estimated balance of $3,000 in the organization’s account.  It was an agreement that Brian work on a detailed description of the Optimist duties and bring back to the Chamber for more discussion at next meeting.  This may lead into a sub-committee of the Chamber to be formed to manage some of these youth programs. 
 
Homecoming 2010 Update:  Cheryl reported the success of Homecoming 2010.  Total numbers have not been finalized, but it is estimated that there is an $8,000 profit (on top of the $6,000 reserve/seed money).  Some organizations/civic groups will receive a donation from the profit that helped during the event. 
 
Trick or Treat on the Trail- Jacque Bates shared information on the 4th annual event.  This will be on Saturday, October 30, 2010 starting at 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Trick or Treat at the Care Center will be from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Community Halloween will be on Saturday, October 30 as well.  There are also plans for a haunted house sponsored by the Spanish Club.  If you are interested in participating in this event or would like to donate treats/goodies, please contact Carrie Nimrod or Jacque Bates.
 
Stanton School Homecoming- Mike Burke will be sending out responsibilities to committees to help make the Pancake Day a success again this year on September 17, 2010. 
 
Next Chamber meeting will be at Overtime Bar and Grill on Monday, October 4, 2010.