Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Brewster Chamber welcomes annual King Salmon Derby organizers


BREWSTER – The Chamber of Commerce convened its regular monthly meeting last Wednesday, June 6, with new officers for 2017 including President, Anna Marie Dalby, Vice President, Martin Hurtado, Secretary Mike Mauk and Treasurer, Chris Majors.
Brewster King Salmon Derby organizers Lori Kratzer and Randy Cole addressed the chamber about the 13th annual derby that will be held from Friday, August 4, through Sunday, August 6, this year.
Kratzer encouraged the chamber to find a vendor or two who can provide food and refreshments for the derby visitors.
“Our gatherings are Thursday night at Sunday at noon for the awards,” said Cole. “That’s when you get everybody there.”
Cole proposed that the city give some thought to scheduling an event to “piggyback” on the salmon derby to take advantage of the 250 to 300 people from all around the state who attend the derby.
“We should catapult something else onto this event from your side,” said Cole, “And we’re open to anything.”
Cole said the derby is very conservative with its funds to ensure that it has ample resources to cover the following year’s costs. That approach helps create a revenue allowance for charitable donations to the community.
“Last year we had $7,000 or $8,000 and we donated to the Boys and Girls Club and the Senior Center,” Cole said.
The chamber voted to include a message in an email to members advising of the vendor opportunity at this year’s salmon derby.
Brewster Police Chief Nattalie Cariker announced that National Night Out, promoting the community-law enforcement relationship, will be on August 1, from 4-9 p.m. in at Columbia Cove in front of the BBGC.
In other business, chamber members discussed such housekeeping topics as the group’s bylaws, finances, current membership campaign, dues guidelines, website and non-profit status.
Event committee members updated the meeting on the status of entries and vendors for the Fourth of July parade.
 Brewster Boys and Girls (BBGC) Director, Brian Paine reported that the Brewster swimming pool opens for the summer on Monday, June 12. Paine said he will be ordering Summer Camp t-shirts as soon as he determines how many to purchase based on the number of youngsters who register. In the meantime, Paine is accepting sponsors through this week who want their business names on the shirts for $125 per listing.
Paine reminded the chamber that BBGC has adjusted its hours to accommodate community needs and will be open 13 hours daily from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Summer camp memberships are $65 per week child or $115 for a family with two or more children from the same family. The membership includes breakfast, lunch, snack and afternoon pool privileges.

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