Open networking begins at 7:15am and meetings begin promptly at 7:30am.
Date: Jan 3, 2019 at 7:30am
Location: Ducro at 500 W. Prospect Ashtabula
Present: Executive Committee Officers:
President – Tim Valpone
Vice President – Scott Coblitz
Secretary/Treasurer – Kerry Stepp
See attendance sheet for remainder of attendees
Meeting was called to order by Tim Valpone at Ducro___ and all the following discussions and actions were taken:
Meeting minutes from November 8, 2018 approved as submitted.
Read by _Kerry S._ (a different member will be selected to read the mission statement every week) – “To exchange and promote business with members and support member businesses through information sharing. To support secondary business education in Ashtabula County encouraging and sustaining entrepreneurship.”
Success stories are the week before your 10-minute. Don’t forget to get your bio ready.
Reminder: If Ashtabula City Schools or A-Tech Schools are closed or delayed our meeting will be cancelled.
Remember everyone must continue to recruit for open categories in our membership.
Dues will be resubmitted with business addresses. Please return by Jan 15-20th
Everyone agrees that venue change was a success. If the group continues to change venue, literature/website may have to be changed or updated to reflect meeting locations.
Lakehouse Inn resigned.
Attendance reports for 11/8/18 was sent out and approved as submitted.
Current balance = $15,698.99
Ethics: CHAIR- Don P.
Nova Star application has been rejected. Ethics felt that the “marketing” category that was applied for truly served his real-estate business.
Voting proposed for Dec. 6th 2018
Membership/Marketing: CHAIR- Susan Rossette
Scholarship: CHAIR: Ken M.
A-tech reps to speak with group on December 6th meeting.
1/19/18 Kiwanis MLK jr. @ Ashtabula Library 6p-9p (9 speeches from local area high schools.)
1/23/18 YMCA’s dine to donate at Applebee’s 11a-9p
One-minute commercials presented.
The Bee awarded by Shawn. to:_____________
TEN MINUTE PRESENTATION: Ideas presented by current members
Commercials; theme/key words
Continue Social Events
Encourage creativity with 10 min. presentations
New Members-create policies to allow new business members
Occasional lunch/afternoon meetings
Retreats also using these opportunities to invite new members
Challenge every existing member to bring a potential member/business
Participation in community events.
Interaction with existing members on different aspects of their business
Change the format of the meetings occasionally
Monthly meetings at local venues-no reservations
300 hours or less
Money will be paid out to A-tech
Submission: optional essay including why, 1pg.,
Members Present – 13
Sub – 0
Guests – 0
Number of referrals –
Door Prize was awarded to ____N/A________be added to next week’s referrals.
Next Meeting on Jan 10, 2019: Ducro