RHBPA Meeting Notes – September 13, 2017

Attendees: Greg Zakrzewski, Julie Maedl, Ann Fisher-Bale, Ann Busch, Janet Lyndaker, Vonda Westcott, Mike Carrier The meeting was called to order at 8:10 AM by President Greg Zakrzewski. He introduced our new member Mike Carrier from the Niagara Orleans Country Club. Treasurers Report: Current balance – $2,808.32. Payments since last meeting include newspaper ad for Music In The Park, paper supplies for tickets and flyers. Old Business: Music In The Park Ann Busch reported that the wineries did well at the event, as well as Baker Farms. Julie reported that the Bicentennial had a basket raffle at their event at the ravine and made $700. She suggested we do this type of raffle with more basket offerings instead of the three prizes we have done […]

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RHBPA Meeting Notes – August 9, 2017

Attendees: Greg Zakrzewski, Julie Maedl, Ann Fisher-Bale, Ann Busch, Vonda Westcott The meeting was called to order at 8:20 AM by President Greg Zakrzewski. Treasurers Report: Current balance – $3,368.53 Old Business: Music In The Park  Receivables Tickets: $860 (includes presale and tickets purchased at the door, ($180) Goat Chip: $80 Hot Dogs: $66  Expenses Overnight Stay: $125 Tent: $375 Glasses: $399.55 Newspaper Ad: $112 Port-O-Potty: $175 Yard Signs: $162 Tickets & Flyers: $65-70 (receipt to be provided) Final figures will be available at the September meeting. Discussion on ways to improve MITP 1. Better promotion and advertising 2. More participation from members on selling tickets 3. More breweries (we should have two) 4. Ask for donations for the music 5. Make programs […]

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RHPBA Meeting Notes – May 2017

Next Meeting: Wed, June 14 at 8AM at Darrell’s Members present: Julie Maedl, Janet Lyndaker, Donna McCloy, Brendan Dymes, Dave Stockton, Keith Bond , Ann Bush, Ann Fisher-Bale Treasurer’s Report: Balance of $3585.08 Discussed: Upcoming Music in the Park Event The Moon Hunters Band may be able to play for the hour before Easy St. Big Band. We should know by the next meeting. Dave Stockton suggested we contact John Hotaling to participate in the event this year. He makes wooden wine bottle holders and other wood crafted items. Ann Busch will contact him. Ann Fisher-Bale volunteered to design an event flyer and redesign the tickets. Donna McCloy said they could print them on the FMC printer. Julie said the flyers and posters should go […]

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RHBPA June 2016 Meeting Minutes

RHBPA Meeting Minutes – Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 Attendees: Greg Zakrzewski, Julie Maedl, Ann Fisher-Bale, Ann Busch, Sarah Reed, Don Scott, Donna McCloy, Vonda Westcott The meeting was called to order at 8:14 AM by President Greg Zakrzewski. Treasurers Report: Current balance – $3,979.58. Julie also has approximately $300 in dues to deposit (not included in total). Anyone who has not paid their membership dues, please send to Julie as soon as possible (33 Mechanic St, Middleport). Old Business Scholarship– Emma Lindke has been chosen as the winner of the RHBPA Scholarship this year. Greg Z will present her with a check for $500 on Monday, June 13th at the Academic Awards Ceremony. Music In The Park – July 17th • Music: Dave Stockton – […]

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RHBPA May 2016 Meeting Notes

RHBPA Meeting Minutes – Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 Attendees: Julie Maedl, Ann Fisher-Bale, Ann Busch, Janet Lyndaker, Keith Bond, Donna McCloy, Vonda Westcott The meeting was called to order at 8:12 AM by Vice President Julie Maedl. Treasurers Report: Current balance – $3,982.58. There are no bills. Old Business Membership Month – Julie has spoken to a couple of people about joining to add to our membership. Music In The Park – July 17th Tents/Tables/Port-a-Potty: Julie reported that the tents, tables and port-a-potty have been rented. Music: Dave Stockton and The Blind Leading the Blind have been confirmed for music. Wineries: Leonard Oakes, Schulze, Vizcarra Vineyards. Barker Brewery will represent craft beer. Ann B is also waiting to hear from 810 Mead Works as to […]

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History of the Basket Factory

Back as early as 1886, the factory owned by Sylvester Evans and Henry McClean turned out some 2000 baskets daily. By 1893, James Hulihan and Thomas Conley owned the Royalton Basket Company which supplied local fruit farmers with different size baskets ranging from berry baskets to fruit crates. The logs were floated down the canal and held in the log pond until they were needed. The lower level of the building was used to cut the logs into strips while the assembling of the baskets took place on the top floor. Deliveries of the finished baskets were made by horse and wagon to local farmers. Owners of the business at its closing in 1934 were James and Timothy O’Shaughnessey. Today we look forward to once […]

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RHBPA April 2016 Meeting Notes

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 Attendees: Greg Zakrzewski, Ann Fisher-Bale, Ann Busch, Janet Lyndaker, Sarah Reed, Don Scott, Donna McCloy, Vonda Westcott (If I missed anyone, please let me know…I didn’t pass around a sign-in sheet!) The meeting was called to order at 8:12 AM by President Greg Z. There was no Treasurer’s Report as Julie was not in attendance. Old Business Scholarship – Greg is planning on getting information to Colleen Albee at the Guidance Office this week. Membership Month – Greg reminded us that May is Membership Month. Notices/invoices will be sent to all members. Music In The Park – July 17th – It was reported that Julie has not heard from Easy Street Band. She has talked to Dave Stockton who said he […]

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RHBPA March 2016 Meeting Notes

March 9, 2016 Attendees: Greg Zakrzewski, Ann Fisher-Bale, Janet Lyndaker, Ann Busch, Don Powell, Vonda Westcott The meeting was called to order at 8:11 AM by President Greg Z. Treasurer’s Report $4,208.58. (minus payment of $72 for Post Office box rental) Old Business Scholarship – Greg will get information for this to Colleen Albee at the Guidance Office. Music In The Park – July 17th – Ann continues to work on this but would like a few volunteers. She will put together a list of tasks so that members can choose one to help with. Ann F-B will make a template listing the tasks to make available to members. Ann F-B has volunteered to help with wineries. Meadworks should be contacted to see if they […]

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RHBPA Annual Holiday Dinner at Mr. Bond’s Diner

Members of the RHBPA enjoyed a great annual Holiday Dinner at Mr. Bond’s Diner, 12 Main Street in Middleport, a new restaurant that recently opened up in the Village. A brief business meeting was conducted and a short program was also presented. The cost was $10 for members and $20 for guests. Attendees enjoyed a delicious meal, fellowship and the opportunity to network with our local membership!

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December 2015 Meeting Notes

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Attendees: Julie Maedl, Ann Fisher-Bale, Janet Lyndaker, Vonda Westcott The meeting was called to order at 8:17 AM by Julie Maedl Treasurer’s Report $4,428. Julie contacted Mahar’s regarding the bill for the port-a-potty we rented for the Wine Event. Mrs. Mahar passed away and she did all the billing so they are trying to go through the paperwork. They will send us a bill. Old Business Tree Lighting: Approximately 90 people attended the tree lighting outside in Village Commons and about 75-80 went in the Methodist Church for hot cocoa and cookies afterward. The Middleport Community Choir led everyone in Christmas carols. A good time was had by all! Annual Dinner Meeting: This is to be held on Wednesday, January 20th […]

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