Chamber officers at the annual meeting, front row: Tim Love, Nancy Miller, and Cheri Thompson; back row: Gary Miller, Kevin Wetherell and Gary Guse.
Kevin Wetherell, left, presents Gary Miller with a Monte Dolack print for his years of servide. Miller, who has been on the board since 1993, is leaving the board this year.
June 1, 2000
Seeley Swan Pathfinder
Seeley Lake, Montana
Thirty-nine guests attended the annual Seeley Lake Area Chamber of Commerce meeting at Camp Paxson on May 16.
The event was hosted by Larry and Addrienne Marx, Rovero's, and Nat and Margo Sturgis who oversee Camp Paxson for the camp's operators, Missoula Children Theater.
Nat Sturgis gave a brief talk on Camp Paxson's history and what the future may hold.
Ann and John Kimbell, who are building a new mall next to the Seeley Lake Post Office were welcomed as members.
President Cheri Thompson touched on the success of the monthly newsletter in communicating with members and reviewed the success of advertising campaigns in the Spokane Review, the Kalispell Daily Inter Lake 101 Travel Guide, the Trail Map, and other guides.
Bruce Johnson updated work on the Museum and Visitor Center, which is needing $100,000 to finish the site with an elevator and handicap access.
Larry Marx introduced Stan Nicholson who spoke about the Community Foundation formed recently in Seeley Lake and the progress made in soliciting donations and grants for what eventually will become a source of community grants for organizations and projects.
Jack Rich of the Rich Ranch talked about his recent advertising in "Snowest Magazine," and asked others to participate to help winter sports in the area.
Larry Marx and Wayne Heaton talked about this year's Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet and benefit for land acquisition on the Game Range. This year's banquet is Saturday, June 3, at the Heaton Ranch. Last year's banquet raised just over $200,000, one of the largest banquets of its kind in the country.
Cheri Thompson recognized Gary Noland for his past work on the Chamber's web site, which he has been done at no cost to the chamber. A card and gift were given by the board to Noland.
Thompson also paid tribute to the years of service by Gary Miller, out-going board member, who has served seven years and has held offices of secretary/treasure and president during that time.
Also leaving the board are Pat Holt and Tim Love.