August 2018

Lewis County Emerging Professionals Meeting Minutes 8/1/18


Liz Cole, Ellie Steltz, Dave Steltz, Brittany Davis, Rachel Gardner, Alayna Arthur, Gerry Haenlin, Mckenzie Lyndaker



  • Vino & Vinyasa: Successful event and raised $250 for Alzheimers Association. We are planning another event in August. Offer options for guys (corn hole).
  • Other location options for hosting quarterly – Inside Vinyard, Snow Ridge Wax House


  • Sunnycrest Event: August – September does not work for Sunnycrest due to events and vacations. Focus event for October, maybe a Fall themed event.
  • Whetstone Gulf Hike: Saturday in September go for Hike and then meet up at near bar/restaurant for a drink (specials or deals offered by restaurant)?
  • VOLUNTEERING: Cream Cheese Festival third weekend in Sept.
  • November: Friendsgiving?
  • December – Reach out to Liz Ripp and Sue Peck to partner with New Years Eve gala
  • Ugly Sweater Party – Jeb’s Restaurant?


  • Bank Account: Need to get bank account open. Get minutes on website. Leaning towards Credit Union for local focus, and sponsorships. Either Northern Credit Union or AmeriCU.
  • Membership – What perks can we offer? We will start talking to local businesses for member perks.
  • Other Funding Options: Reach out to Pratt Northam for some starter funds.
  • Online registration is working great – once we get an account we can connect registration and online payments.


Roger Abbey is looking to start the Brantingham Arts Council and is looking for a group to help promote live music, arts, etc. Reach out to Roger to see how we can partner up.

NEXT LCEP MEETING DATE: September 5, 2018




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