RED SUNSET MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION
JANUARY 10, 2013
First National Bank of South Miami
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Attendance: Karla Cooper, Ivan Mladenovic, Rene Aldonza, Brandon Lurie, Hans Husby, Francesco Balli, Oliver Von Gundlach
Not in Attendance: Mercy Garcia, Amy Donner
I. Call to Order: Ivan Mladenovic 4:00 pm
II. Approval of minutes read by Karla Cooper, Rene Aldonza approved the minutes and Francesco Balli seconded the motion – motion carries.
III. Old Business:
a. Membership drive for 2013: The board must continue to reach out to the community to join RSMA. RSMA hasn’t signed a new member since late 2012. Board tasked to continue its mission to bring more merchants in.
b. Upcoming events: Safe Streets, The Elves Parade, and the support of other events in the city of South Miami.
c. Website update – Chamber South….Admin support: Board needs to approve and move forward.
d. Budget set for approval by board, this is be done at the Feb meeting
e. Continuing to support Merchants nights and events.
f. Ivan to continue E-blasts and a possible bi-monthly letter to merchants.
g. Ivan, in September, recommended and new letter be prepared and sent to merchants for their participation in the community and what RSMA does. The letter will be reviewed and approved by the board members.
h. T-shirts printed and table cloth for the chamber expo. RSMA SHOULD PARTICIPATE.
i. Ivan to explore additional event such as “Retail Therapy” panel on an online marketing techniques for merchants.
IV: New Business:
j. RSMA and its responsibility to represent the merchants at commission meetings, requesting commissioners play a more vital role in downtown.
k. Merchant luncheon at Don Shula’s. All merchants to eat lunch complimentary and cost absorbed by RSMA. Board was in favor, Hans Huseby approved and Brandon Lurie second the motion – motion carried. Karla Cooper to make a preparation for the event.
V: Next meeting February 4, 2013 at FNBSM
IV: Merchant lunch Feb 7, 2013 at 12:00 at Don Shula’s
IIV: Meeting adjourned at 5:25
Karla J Cooper, RSMA Secretary