The Mansfield/Huntington Chamber of Commerce met in regular session on Thursday afternoon, March 4.
2021 officers were elected, and are as follows: President – Sheri Hopkins; Vice-President – Becky Walker; Treasurer – Beverly Lyons; Secretary – Tammy Teague.
Hopkins called the meeting to order at noon at Mansfield City Hall. “As you all know we lost Rick McDaniel. He was such an asset and will surely be missed.” Hopkins also acknowledged a $200 donation to the chamber by McDaniel’s brother and sister-in-law, James and Linda McMahon.
After some discussion about the checking account bearing McDaniel’s name, it was decided to appoint Lyons as the new secretary, as she was already on as a secondary signer. Chamber members took an official vote to remove past President Joseph Dinar from the checking account.
Hopkins reported a chamber of commerce balance of $2,423.27 with several outstanding checks to be deposited.
The decision was made to nix the annual Easter Egg Hunt with the unknowns of the governor’s directives and the insufficiency of time to plan. Plans remain, however, for the Community Cookout tentatively slated for Saturday, April 24 at 5 p.m. The event will take place at the parking lot of the Mansfield Senior Center. Everyone is asked to observe social distancing, wear a mask when being served and to bring a lawn chair. The $5 meal will consist of a hamburger or hot dog, chips, a drink, and dessert. The band Nickeltown Road will be playing.
The chamber will be planning for the Independence Day Celebration, and also for the Kid’s Fishing Derby slated for August 7. More details on these events will be discussed at upcoming meetings.
If you are interested in becoming involved with the chamber, you are invited to attend the next meeting on Thursday, April 1 at noon, Mansfield City Hall.