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04/05/12 General Chamber Meeting

  • 04/05/2012
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Los Vecinos Community Center


Minutes of EMCC Luncheon Meeting on April 5, 2012
The meeting was called to order at 11:50 am by President Bob Brittain. Officers and directors present were Bob Brittain, Loretta Olson, Diane Shoudt, Bill Herman, Barbara Ormand, Wayne Clay, Kara Schug and Julie Albright, Administrator.
The new member presentation was given by Devon Herndon of Herndon Consulting Co, LLC.
There was no Current Member Presentation.
The Guest Speaker was Craig Springer. Although Craig resides in Edgewood, his parents owned a historical house in Hillsboro, NM that was built by Nicholas Galles in the 1880’s and now owned by Springer and his wife. He is a historian who has researched much of the history of that area and wrote a book titled “Murder on the White Sands” about the Fountain murders. The book is a fundraiser and sells for $20.00. The topic of the speach was “The Apache Wars, Murder and Mining in Hillsboro, NM” and he showed a series of slides coinciding with the story. Hillsboro was founded in 1877 and was the county seat of Sierra County. The county courthouse was built in 1892 and although it was torn down, there are still remnants of the building that can be seen. His story told of the battles between the black soldiers, called Buffalo Soldiers, and the Apache’s led by Chief Victorio, who was the great, great grandfather of EMCC member, Linda Eaglefeather. For more information, go to hillsborohistory.blogspot.com or email Craig at craig@lobo.net .
The winner of the member drawing of the month was PNM.
The Treasurer’s report was given by Treasurer Bill Herman. The starting balance last month was $8813.59, with income of $1191 and expenses of $1198 with the ending balance of $8576.41.
Announcements: Susie Clay announced that she will Chair the Breakfast with Santa for 2012 and she is looking for a co-chairperson. Bob Brittain reminded everyone of the Country Hoedown on April 28 from 6pm to 9:30 pm and tickets are currently available at the meeting or at the Visitors Center on Monday and Friday afternoons or call Bob at 286-8482. He also announced that for information about emergencies in the East Mountain area you can sign up for NIXEL to receive emails or calls by going to www.bernco.gov or www. nixel.com. You can also contact Jerod Sanchez for questions regarding the 911 Care Program. The East Mountain Celebration will take place on Sunday, June 6th and the Chamber needs members to staff their booth. It was also announced that the grand opening for the new Senior Center in Tijeras will be June 9th from 1 to 4pm.
The meeting was adjourned at 12:55pm. Board of Directors meeting to follow.
Respectfully Submitted by Secretary Diane Shoudt

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