Fort Recovery Area Chamber of Commerce
August 29, 2016
The Fort Recovery Chamber of Commerce met in regular session on Monday, August 29 at Trusty Woods.
Members Present: Joe Faller, Ted Romer, Randy Diller, PG Jellison, Bob Freemeyer, Sue Heiser, Connor Rammel, Mandy Wendel, Megan Steinberg & Amanda Wyerick.
The meeting was called to order by President, Joe Faller.
Secretary Report: A motion was made by Ted Romer to approve the minutes of the July meeting; seconded by Connor Rammel.
Treasurer’s Report: Amanda reported a beginning checking book balance of $4,343.91. Along with receipts totaling $1,030 and disbursements totaling $1,640 and a grand total of $9,565.23. Bob Freemeyer made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report seconded by Sue Heiser.
Leadership & Action Program: The Chamber has agreed to sponsor Connor Rammel for his interest in the Leadership & Action Program.
Village News: Randy reported construction on Elm Street has begun. Williams Street is on the agenda next year for improvements. Improvements include widening of the street, sidewalks and street lights. The recreational trail has begun as well with hopes of completion this fall. Contractors are lined up for restroom remodel over the winter. Restoration on the monument will start this week and end sometime in October.
Merchants Association: The Halloween Parade will take place this year October 30th at 3pm. Christmas Open House will take place November 13th 11am-5pm.
FR225: This year’s 225 Celebration was a huge success. The 225 Committee is donating over $104,000 back to the community! The Fort Recovery Community Foundation is receiving a $76,000 donation to build a 3 Season Shelter House at Community Park with a projected start date in 2018, as well as a $12,000 donation to repay the initial startup funds for the FR225. The Ambassador Club is receiving a donation of $15,000 for new restrooms to be built in Fall 2017. The Village of Fort Recovery received a $1,000 donation for a bench to be placed on the walking trail at Community Park.
Drama DVD’s are still available for $10 each while supplies last. These can be purchased at the Museum.
FR Historical Society & Project Recovery: The annual One of A Kind Auction will take place this year on Sunday, October 16th from 5-9pm in the Elementary/Middle School Auditoria. The theme this year is “Up! Up! and Away!” The proceeds from this auction will help support the maintenance of historical sites and the Visitors Center in our community. Tickets are on sale for $10 which includes your bid number and the appetizer & dessert buffet catered by the Psi Iota Xi Sorority.
FR Historical Society: Wabash 1791 Symposium will take place November 5th from 9-4. You must preregister for this event which will take place at the Nazarene Family Center. A $50 deposit must accompany each registrant. This presentation includes a battlefield walk, lunch and much more.
Mercer Health: Mercer Health Weight Management Center invites attendees to a special patient panel. This free event will take place September 12 at 6pm. This will include patients of a variety of programs to answer questions and share their weight loss experiences.
Ground breaking for the 3 story expansion will take place September 25th from 11-2.
Flu immunization clinics will begin in October.
Community Club: Dueling Pianos will take place October 15th 6:30-10:30. All proceeds will go toward Community Park Improvements.
With no other business, Randy Diller made a motion to adjourn.
The next meeting is scheduled for September 26, 2016 at Trusty Woods.