Chamber looking to fill four board positions |

Chamber looking to fill four board positions

Jerry Raehal

— The Craig Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors seeks to fill four positions on its 12-member board for the 2008 to 2010 term.

A nomination committee was put together at Thursday’s board meeting. Its task is to come up with potential candidates; however, Chamber Executive Director Christina Currie said anyone interested should contact her before Oct. 1.

Board members “set the policy for the Chamber, review and are fiscally responsible as far as approving the budget and making sure that we’re staying within that,” Currie said. “But our board has decided to be an active board. They just don’t set policy. They actually participate in the events, fundraisers – almost the day-to-day work of the Chamber.”

The four expiring terms include Missy Bonaker, Stacey Mathers, Deb Teeter and the position that was left vacant when Pam Thompson moved.

Currie said Mathers does not plan on running again, but she was unsure of the other candidates at this time.

Elections for the new board are slated for October. Contact Currie at 824-5689, or at the Chamber’s 360 E. Victory Way location for more information.

Other Chamber action items at Thursday’s meeting include:

• Instead of hiring a new finance manager, which became vacant when Sue Ann Harless resigned in June, the Chamber is considering hiring a part-time receptionist. The board has given preliminary approval for the new position.

• Work is beginning on this year’s Chamber of Commerce Mud Volleyball Tournament, scheduled for Aug. 25.

“Right now, we’re just trying to get teams signed up,” Currie said.

The cost is $175 per team. Six players can be on the mud court at one time, but teams can have as many players as they want. To sign up, contact Currie at 824-5689, or stop by the Chamber’s 360 E. Victory Way location.

Tournament proceeds go toward beautification efforts in the city.

• The Beautification Committee, which helped put on the Clean-up Craig Week, was officially made a subcommittee of the Chamber Board of Directors.

Before then, “It was just a group of people with (beautification) in mind,” Currie said. “They hit the ground running with trying to get programs in place for Clean-up Craig Week, because the time frame was important. Now that it’s over, the group has kept working. Individually, they do work days about three times a month, but as far as setting their goals, how they’re going to operate and the perimeters and guidelines – that hadn’t been officially done.”

• The board also discussed Ride the Rockies, which came through Craig June 17 and 18.

“We had fabulous support from the board, the ambassadors and from the community in general,” Currie said. “It really showed in the feedback we’ve gotten from Ride the Rockies organizers, the riders and community itself. It was a fabulous event.”

Jerry Raehal can be reached at 824-7031, ext. 204, or

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