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April 2007 Newsletter
Meeting:
The next meeting will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2007 at 12 noon. The meeting will be held at Houston Lodge.
Speakers:
Al White and Marty Mativa of RC&D
Spotlight on Business:
Spotlight on business is ways of letting people know about your business. Anyone that would like to be the spotlight of the month and tell us about his or her business is welcome. Please feel free to contact Carol Johnston, Secretary at 892-6716.
Membership;
Its that time of year again to renew or become a new member of the Houston Chamber of Commerce. I would like to take this time to thank the individuals and businesses that are currently members. We are proud sponsors of Houstons Annual Clean-up day; Founders Day, and the Houston Volunteer Fire Department along with other functions we sponsor during the year. We appreciate your membership in the past and look forward to a long future with you.
Upcoming Events:
Houston Clean Up Day will be in May. We will give further information as it develops. Any interested in helping can call the City of Houston at 892-6869.
Informational:
Houston Police Depart We have 2 police officers John Rhyshek and Jason Holmgren. The department has been working hard and keeping our roads safe. The Police Department will be moving to the other end of the Fire Station as soon as they get the new offices built. The offices are coming along good and hopefully they will moving in soon.
Animal Control Dennis Lords is in charge of animal control for both Houston and Wasilla. All dogs must be on a leash in Houston and Wasilla. Dogs are too registered in both cities. If your dog is registered and is lost, it can be reunited with you. There are still seats open on the Animal Control Board. Anyone interested in serving on the board from either Houston or Wasilla need to contact the City of Houston at 892-6869. You can also contact the City of Houston to find out about future shot clinics, registration, or adoption.
Houston City Council We want to welcome Sandy McDonald to the council. Sandy took Link Fannon's seat.
Visitor's Center/Houston Chamber Building Unsure of the opening date for the center this year. As we get further information, we will pass it on. You can also contact the City of Houston for more information at 892-6869.
Craft Club Jean Comeaux is interested in starting up a Craft Club at the Mid-Valley Senior Center. This would be open to people of all ages. If you are interested in crafts, please contact Jean Comeaux at 892-7862. This would be a great activity for our area.
Community Calendar:
Houston Chamber of Commerce We meet the 3rd Thursday of every month at noon except June, August, and December. The months we meet are January, February, March, April, May, July, September, October, and November. Contact Angela Rosas, President at 892-0828, Robert Hall, Vice President at 892-6555, or Carol Johnston, Secretary at 892-6716 for more information.
Houston City Council meets 2nd Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at Houston City Hall. The community is encouraged to attend.
Houston Volunteer Fire Department meets every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at the Houston Fire Station. Volunteers welcome, contact John Hodge, Chief at 892-6475. Anyone who is interested in volunteering, please call the City at 892-6869.
Houston/Willow Ambulance meets every 2nd Monday at 7:00 p.m. at Willow Fire Station and 4th Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at the Houston Fire Station. Anyone who would like to volunteer please contact Carol Johnston, Chief at 892-6716 or 892-9226 (leave msg.). You may also contact Sally Leatherman at 892-8800. We offer free training to our members.
Homesteaders Community Center meets every 2nd Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at the Homesteaders Community Center, corner of Parks Hwy. and Hawk Lane. New members welcome, contact Bruce Babcock at 892-6383.
Mid-Valley Senior Board of Directors Meets 2nd. Monday of every month at 3:00 p.m. in the Mid-Valley Senior Center. This meeting is open to the public.
Roger Purcell President-301-3963
Robert Hall Vice President, 892-6555, Carol Johnston Secretary, 892-6716