COMMERCE met January 4th at the new Larkspur Cafe at 9 a.m. with tasty breakfasts.
American Indian Heritage Day
This new event is being planned by Alan Schumacher and Gus Donowho. This proposed annual event would be a craft fair with speakers and Native American dancing. The craft fair would be open to all vendors and maybe have Native food. Under discussion was which tribes to contact and arranging meets, yet which Sharon Dryden reminded the group nothing is open on reservations due to government shut-downs.
Car Show June 8th
Chairmen are Mike Welbourn and Terry LeBlanc who reported they’d had 120 cars last year. New member, Paul Cueto, having done graphic work, offered to open a Facebook page for year-’round exposure.
Under food discussion, Golden West Dining will open early that day.
Sharon Dryden suggested raising the registration cost to include an extra large t-shirt that car show enthusiasts like to collect. Paul added, it wasn’t necessary to include a date on the t-shirts.
Tour de Manure June 15th
The ESVCC will participate as usual
Monthly Country Markets Dates:
These Markets are free to vendors and are held at the kiosk across from White’s Sierra Station on Main Street in Loyalton, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
July 6th will be start-up date to be featured along with the monthly meeting
August 10th to be held witha possible American Indian Heritage Day.
September 7th as a regular market
September 28th as part of Art + Ag Tour
October 26th as the annual Pumpkin Carving
Trees on Main Street:
Being State specific, the trees to be replaced will be a derivative of maples. Watering downtown was discussed with President Mike Welbourn suggesting the chamber may have to be responsible for splicing the lines and members may have to volunteer.
County board vacancies
Sierra County Supervisor Paul Roen told of a vacancy on the County Resource Conservation District Board with the Van Vleck ranch in escrow. The position is ag-related and covers up to Davis Lake and Frenchman Lake to Little Truckee Summit. Associate members are welcome, too, according to Roen.
Other vacancies are on the Groundwater District Board.