Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce
General Membership Meeting Notes
August 4, 2019
Welcome (Mary Ingersoll welcomed everyone; Wakefield Hare prayed before the meal).
Sponsor: North Central Missouri College
Host: North Central Missouri College, North Belt Campus
Catering: Ugly Duck Supper Club
Introductions - Everyone stood and introduced themselves with their position titles.
New Members were announced: Triple H Design Co. and The Pasture Cafe
City of Savannah - No representative present.
Andrew County - Cindy Esely
County Collector had the delinquent property tax sale, the biggest sale they have had. Working on tax bills to be sent out later.
Museum - Jan Glenn
Program on - Places Where Black People Lived in Andrew County - 9/21/19
Masonic Lodge turns 100 on 10/1/19
Trunk or Treat at Museum - 10/31/19 - 4:30 to 6:30 pm
Questionnaire handed out about Museum services to Chamber members.
Leadership Savannah - Leigh Spicer
Food Drive being held for the Savannah Middle School caring closet. They are partnering with the Rotary Club.
Alumni Retreat is September 17.
Northwest Missouri Enterprise Facilitation – no representative present.
Chamber - Mary Ingersoll
Golf tournament will be held 9/13/19 at Duncan Hills golf course.
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The empty building tour will be 10/4/19 at 2:00 pm. An email will go out to remind and with where to meet.
North Andrew Homecoming 9/20/19
Savannah Homecoming 9/27/19
Lunch was provided for several groups including administrative staff, new teachers, and activity/sport directors. The goal is to make them aware of local shopping options as many do not live in Savannah.
Long Range Planning conversations continue with City, County and more.
Schools- Dr. Eric Kurre, Savannah Superintendent
The start of school seems to be going smoothly. There were some issues with parent pick-up at the middle school the first few days, but they have been resolved.
The first home football game is 9/6/19 against Pleasant Hill.
A high school swim team has been established this year with the help of Diane Gould. The first boys swim meet is 9/5/19 at MWSU.
Chad Dreyer the high school athletic director reported that there is a more user friendly website for all sports related news. (savannahathletics.com)
Rolling Hills Library - No representative present.
Host Sharon Weiser from North Central Missouri College spoke about the college.
The St. Joseph campus is a satellite campus and all classes are hybrid. Hybrid classes are half on campus and half on line. They are happy with their enrollment numbers. There is a new financial aid program for students over 25, called Fast Track. You would qualify if you haven't attended college in the last two years. They are looking for a space to possibly hold nursing classes in Savannah.
Guests - Bill Ulm and Matt Dameron with Gardner Properties
They feel there is a need in Savannah for family housing. They have proposed a 42 unit family apartment property located behind Praise Fellowship Church located at 900 State Highway E in Savannah. There will be an on site manager along with a Community Action Partnership office on site to provide services for the families. Applicants will be credit and background checked and must have income to be approved for an apartment. Costs for this project is estimated at nine million.
Mary thanked everyone for attending and wished them a great afternoon.