The Bashaw and District Chamber of Commerce (BDCC) held their annual general meeting on March 10 via Zoom, electing their board and discussing membership dues.
In by acclamation are president Dustin Hemingson, vice-president Carlos Siguenza, secretary Peter Graham and treasurer Cindy Orom. Although Graham let his name stand, he is hoping to be replaced.
Directors are Bill Sinclair, Jamie Turcotte and Stacey Trombley with room for five more.
After a short discussion, it was decided to keep the membership dues for 2022 the same as 2021 at $70.
Graham noted that although the dues haven’t been raised in five years, there hasn’t been any shortfalls either.
“My only concern is, is that coming out of COVID, there still are businesses that are a little bit behind and looking at cutting costs … $10 is $10,” said Orom.
“One one hand I see the argument — do we just let this ride and just try to get out of COVID and when everybody is a little more stable, look at raising it again?”
There was no seconder so the motion was dropped.
In the treasurer’s report, a balance sheet was presented showing deposits and balances for each month.
According to Orom, everything balanced and there was nothing else of note.
Businesses such as restaurants have “managed to keep going with the best they had to work with,” said Hemingson.
“Good job everybody for getting through a fairly unique year and I look forward to many better ones.”
The chamber is now looking for volunteers to form a committee to update the chamber’s bylaws. Jan. 25, 2010 was the last time they were updated.
It was decided that a copy would be sent to all chamber members for review.