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Bayport –Blue Point Chamber of Commerce

General Meeting Agenda

September 25, 2013

Grey Horse


Meeting started at 12:08 pm. Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a moment of Silence for William Lindsay. Round Robin Chamber Members started the introduction.


Officer Reports:

Secretary Report: Michelle read minutes from September Meeting. Minutes were accepted.


Treasures Report: Jamie reported the general account has $6,000. Karl donated $500 back to replace the brickwork at Chamber Park. There is $4,000 in the community outreach account. Vote to approve the report, Karl first, Seth second


Committee Reports:

Membership Report: Bryn reported we have 100 members in good standing.

Five Star Coverage is a new Member to the Chamber.


St Jude’s Car Show: Kathy informed the members that Skip will be providing a full report on our Oct. meeting. Over 1,000 patrons attended this wonderful event. All money collected went to the St. Jude’s Hospital Foundation.


New Business:

Small Business Saturday:

Lenore informed the members that the Marketing/Small Business Saturday Committees are going to tie small business Saturday and the Member Appreciation dinner together. The restaurants that will provide food for the dinner will also supply stacks of coupons to be placed in the businesses that are participating in Small Business Saturday. A table will be set up with each business’s coupons. Michelle passed around a packet informing members how to get involved with SBS by using the services AMEX offers for free. IF members have any questions please contact Lenore or Michelle.



On Saturday Nov 2. From 4-7 Troop 329 presents its Annual Spagetti Dinner at the Bayport Methodist Church.

October 20th, 9:30 am “Paws for a Cause” The Guide Dog Foundation will be at the Blue Point FD all walkers are welcome.


Guest Speaker Bob Draffin:

Bob Draffin the founder of the Bayport Civic Association spoke to the members about the SEED Foundation. Their mission is to provide excellent educational resources for students attending the Bayport-Blue Point School District. The Civic meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Bayport Methodist Church. The Civic Calendar was gone over month by month. Key topics mentioned were the Serota Project, the apartments on Mc Connell Ave, and a possibility of a new quick check facility on the corner of Snedecor Ave. Bob informed the members that the civic needs member support to defend against such projects that the towns may not want.


Adjournment: 1:30





General Meeting August 28, 2013

The Bayport Blue Point Chamber of Commerce

Bayport Blue Point Library


Called to order at 8:14 am at the Bayport Blue Point Library by Kathy Heinline. Pledge of Allegiance led by Mike Firestone. Kathy thanked Mike and Ryan for the Coffee donation. Round Robin with Business’ introduction started our meeting.


Officer Reports:


Secretary Report: Michelle read minutes from the July 31st Meeting. Motion to accept minutes. Steve Klinzing first, Tom Reid Second. Adoption of minutes was accepted.

Treasures Report : Jamie Rosner reported we have $3,500 in our general account with checks still coming in. Chamber also has $3,800 in our Community Outreach Fund. Motion to accept first Lenore, Steve Klinzing second. Motion was accepted.


Committee Reports:


Membership: Kathy Heinline reported we were less that 60 days into the new Chamber year and off to a strong start with 86 Members in good standing. If anyone has not sent in his or her application and dues for the 2013-2014-membership year, please do so. Existing members should have received a Membership Application in the mail and you can also find one on our web site at The Cards going out in the mailing have changed; please let us know if you receive double mailings. Tom R. is working on putting minutes on our website for members.


St Jude’s Car Show – Skip made a presentation about the St. Jude’s Car Show taking place on September 22nd. Thanks to Kathy and the Bayport Blue Point School District the event will now take place at Blue Point Elementary. This is going to be a judged car show with food vendors, retail vendors, a chamber wheel of fortune and the entertainment of two live bands. Jamie Rosner has been working with the Patchogue Chamber of Commerce getting helpful insight on the Car Show. Chamber members were informed they qualify for a 10x10 space for $50.00

More vendors are needed as well as give -a ways and sponsors. If you are interested in Volunteering please let Skip know. Skip ended with informing us the main purpose of this event is to raise money for the children of St. Jude’s Hospital. Every little bit helps. Kathy thanked Skip for all his hard work on this event.


Chamber Correspondence :


On Friday September 6th from 3-7pm the Bayport Blue Point Library will be holding a Blood Drive. On Thursday October 10th at 8 am the Town of Islip Breakfast Committee will be holding there annual Thanksgiving breakfast at Villa Lombardi. Tickets are $50.00 and each ticket purchased feeds a Turkey dinner to a Family on Thanksgiving Day.


Guest Speaker : Kathy introduced Robin McKinnon and explained to the members how important drug prevention and awareness is among business’. Robin McKinnon a specialist at the Prevention Resource Center informed the chamber that her goal is to spread the message of awareness. Communities and Businesses should consider forming a coalition. Schools are just one stakeholder. We need the businesses to get involved as well. Community Coalitions protect businesses. She informed the members that prescription drug abuse is higher than ever. Availability and technology are also higher. Robin thanked Eastern Suffolk BOCES for educating our children and businesses about the dangers of underage drinking and drug use, She will do whatever she can to help spread the word. If you are interested in more information on how the Prevention Resource Center can help please visit there website at


Meeting was adjourned at 9:30a.m.


Next Meeting will be held at Grey Horse Tavern September 25th at noon.

Last updated: 06-09-2014, 03:08pm