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January 10, 2020, BABA Meeting Minutes at the Bright Lion’s Club

Meeting called to order – Debby

Pledge of Allegiance – Lonny

Introduction of Attendees

Introduction of Guest Speaker – Chris Meyers, Friendship President and CEO

–          Chris discussed the commitment of Friendship Bank and Insurance to minimizing the carbon footprint of their branches

–          The latest example is the construction of the newest bank branch in Madison, IN

–          The building was constructed specifically facing southward to maximize the angle of the sun and exposure

–          78 solar panels were installed for the purpose of powering the branch during peak sunlight, no battery storage

–          All panels were sourced in the US and will provide 24kwatts of power

–          The panels come with a 25 year warranty

–          The overall cost of the project was $60,000 for the panels, installation and controls depreciated over 25 years

–          The panels will be the primary source of power with the local power grid providing backup power when needed 

Christmas Breakfast Award Review:

–          Bright Fire Department ($10,000)

–          North Dearborn Pantry ($1,000)

–          Lion’s Club ($1,000)

Meeting Minutes were not available to review at meeting time:

Treasurer’s Report:

–          $5,280.18

Motion to approve Insurance Payment with Doris Gibbons – American Family Insurance:

–          Motion by Wayne Leslie

–          Second by Jim Kinnett

–          Motion Passed

Drawing for (4) $50 Gift Cards for those that paid their dues before 12/31/2019 (Facebook Live):

–          Ravena Heating & Air (Casey’s Outdoor)

–          Absolute Web Marketing (At the Barn Winery)

–          Edward Jones Investments (Logan SuperMart)

–          CalComm Ind (Stout’s BBQ)

Advertising Opportunity:

–          BABA Gift Basket for the Mardi Gras (Children’s Advocacy Servicing 6 counties)

–          We need donations for the basket from those interested

–          Each County selects a King and Queen nominee which is awarded for votes ($1 = one vote)

–          Last year, Casey and Toni were the Dearborn County King/Queen (received over 43,000 votes / $43,000)

–          Contact Debby to donate items for the basket or bring to the next meeting on February 14th

Golf Outing:

–          The plan is to have the brochures out by the end of January

–          As always, the outing will be the third Monday in May (5/18/2020)

–          One foursome has already committed

–          Hole sponsorship is $125

–          Foursome and Hole Sponsorship if $500

Next month’s meeting: Friday February 14, 2020 at 8:00 am, at the Lion’s Club


–          Lonny Barnett discussed the recent SECURE Act passed by Congress at the end of 2019. One-Page sheets were passed out to attendees

–          There will be a hearing at the Bright Elementary Cafeteria on February 13, 2020 @ 6:00 regarding the proposed LMH 94{7b8c989abf756bf7ce1f89de0a7bd15766f0afcab20f44905b10f83f92dee193} rate increase for those affected in the West Harrison/Bright Area.  Debby Stutz proposed a Motion that BABA opposes the rate increase for BABA which was seconded by Wayne Leslie.  Motion passed.

Motion to Adjourn:  Jim Kinnett


Debby Stutz – President, At the Barn Winery

Nicole Wuestefeld – Vice President, Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home

Kim Joerger – Treasurer/Finance, Tri-Force Fitness

Lonny Barnett – Secretary, Edward Jones Investments

Nick Bader, Membership, First Financial Bank

Bebe Kinnett, Past President, Absolute Web Marketing

Terry Hahn, Education, Friendship Insurance

Chris Meyer, Friendship Bank/Insurance

Jim Kinnett, The Kinnett Consulting Group

Jill Ruther, United Way

Gary Angel, Bright Christian Church

Jay Knowles, Keller Williams Realty

Wayne Leslie

Tonya Wolf, Amerifirst Home Mortgage


Thank You,

Lonny D. Barnett