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October 13, 2017

President Bebe Kinnett opened the meeting held at the Bright Lions Club, 8AM.  Wayne Leslie led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Round Robin introductions were conducted.  Rocky Schroeder from Dearborn County Hospital Auxiliary spoke to the group about the need for volunteers, or Pink Ladies as they are called.  The need is great in the winter as most of the volunteers are “Snow Birds” and can’t volunteer during that time.  The Auxiliary requested to be a vendor at the next BABA-Q.

November’s program will be about Disaster Recovery: tornado, etc.

December will be the Annual Christmas Breakfast. Catered by Logan Supermart.

BABA has a new address with a mailbox.  This way all correspondence will go to this address rather than whoever is President, Committee Chair etc.  The new address is 23995 Stateline Rd. Suite E.  Thank you to Wayne Leslie for making the arrangements with Dave Phillips of D&G Gun Shop.  Dave will receive a complimentary membership for his generosity.

BABA-Q, Debby said several last-minute changes for parking.  Due to the weather, we cannot park cars in the field behind the firehouse.  Debby has arranged for All Saints Parish to lend their 14 passenger bus for the festival.  We will bus people from St Teresa’s to the Festival Grounds.  Debby will also be the bus driver, for lack of a better option.  Volunteers are needed to direct people to the parking lot at St. Teresa’s.  A team is needed to sell pop and water at the Festival. Brett Bischoff volunteered to take care of that need. Several more people stepped up to the plate.

Treasurer, Wayne Leslie reported a balance of $4800.  We should have membership money coming in for 2018 in the next few months.

Jim Kinnett reported that BABA will be a 5013C in about 2 weeks.

Marketing, Jim Kinnett reported that BABA will offer an advertising insert in the Beacon which reaches 80,000 households. For a reasonable cost, members can advertise their business and reach a lot of households.  Tamara Taylor from The Beacon will donate the set-up fee.   Les Finn made a motion to accept and Jennifer Getzendanner 2nd the motion.  Motion passed.

Chris Faller announced that ISDBC has cut funding which means that his wife Ginny, an advisor for the organization will be looking for a new job.  He asked that we email tphelps@isdbc.org to support Ginny and the valuable part she plays in that organization.  Jason Eckhoff suggested we draft a letter to send to ISDBC from the group and direct the letter to political entities to put pressure not to cut the funding.  Lori Enright, Dan Hawkins and Bebe Kinnett will take care of doing that.

Motion to adjourn by Wayne Leslie, 2nd by Les Finn.  So moved.

Attendance:  Tawnya Haire-Amerifirst Home Mortgage, Cindy Nixon-Cindy Nixon & Co, Paul F. Helmer-VFW Post 7570,, Jason Eckhoff-Bright Fire & EMT, Barry Mitchell-Trinity Dry Cleaners, Les Finn-Quest Capital Strategies, Jennifer Getzendanner-Mia Bella Candles, Lisa Cox-JDC Construction, Chris Faller-Lawn Doctor, Diane Bender-Logan Supermart, Rocky Schroeder-DCH Auxiliary, Tamara Taylor-The Beacon, Debby Stutz-At The Barn Winery, Bebe Kinnett-Absolute Web Solutions, Wayne Leslie-High Noon Guns.