Wimberley Merchants Association
Minutes June 6, 2016
Call to Order
Traci called the meeting to order at 6:15 p.m. Location – Cypress Creek Café
Darelle Jordan – Camp Good Sam
Sherri Cline – I Media Services
Mary Van Ostrand Queen Bee
Jeanne Ann Cope Seniors Craft Shop
Robin McCullough Wimberley Café
Shari Miller Rancho Deluxe
Donna Morris 4 Sisters Shop
Kathy Cima River House
Tanya Kilgore Shop the Tree House
Kristi Broadway In Style Shoes
Tammy Steen Taste Buds Market
Maridel Martinez Under One Roof
Traci Ferguson On A Branch
Kathy Utts Ply Yarn
Melissa Kibby Sassy Scrappers
Darelle Jordan spoke about the Big Scoop Ice Cream Social to be held July 2 at the Wimberley Community Center. This is a fundraiser for Camp Good Sam that is a summer literacy camp for 1st – 5th grade at risk youth. Goal is to bring at risk youth to their correct school level.
Sherri Cline can help us with our tourist based advertising. She can do our website update and a quarterly newsletter. Merchants can send input for the quarterly newsletter such as any events or happenings they may want to advertise.
Shari Miller made a motion to hire Sherri at proposal rate to be billed quarterly beginning June 15. Maridel seconded the motion. It was a unanimous vote.
Minutes from last meeting were read by Tammy.
Robin motioned to accept minutes and Maridel seconded.
Melissa presented Treasurer’s report.
Jeanne Ann motioned to accept Treasurer’s report and Maridel seconded.
Mary will order more Shopper Guides so we will have them available before July 4th.
Third Thursday Wimberley – We have some advertising funds we can use. We will re-do rack cards. We will do a raffle for 2 - $30.00 Gift Certificates to be given away. The business that redeems the gift certificate(s) will be reimbursed the $30 from the Merchants Association. Traci will prepare sign up forms for customers to provide their name and email address. Merchants will bring their entries to On a Branch by Friday noon so they can draw for the winner. The gift certificates will have an expiration date of 3 months from issuance. If any shops want to have music, they will be asked to pay for their own. Lots of musicians will play for tips.
Melissa was going to see about making window stickers for the shops to advertise Third Thursday and also a window sticker to designate the business as a WMA member.
The Shuttle stops need to be added to the Shopper Guides. We also discussed tall flags or A-frame signs to be placed at shuttle stops. Melissa will check some prices.
Update on WMA flags – Traci made a motion to not have flags anymore. Melissa seconded.
Our next meeting will be on July 11th since July 4th is the next first Monday.
Shari made a motion to adjourn and Robin seconded. We adjourned at 8:15.
Tammy Steen, Recording Secretary