North Aurora Days Committee Minutes

NORTH AURORA DAYS COMMITTEE MEETING
MAY 28, 2014
MINUTES

Call to Order
Meeting called to order at 7:00p.m. Attached is the sign in sheet with all who were present.

Attendance
Mark Gaffino, Bill Hannah, Robyn Stecklein, Tom Brooks, Jim Laughead, Sarah Deer, Bob Strusz, Jonelle Hansen, Jacqueline Johnson, Doug Botkin, Chris Faber, Steve Bosco, Jeff Johns, Holly O’Brien.

Approval of Minutes
Robyn Stecklein made a motion to approve the April 30, 2014 North Aurora Days Committee
Minutes seconded by Sarah Deer. Motion was approved unanimously.

Discussion
Jim Laughead advised that he received a ride contract for noon on Saturday, and there may possibly be more rides behind the car wash. The “Game Truck” is booked.

Bill Hannah advised we are ahead of last year as far as sponsorships are concerned. There are two new sponsors and two Gold Sponsors – Rempe-Sharp and Associates and Woodman’s.

The use of Clocktower plaza has been approved for the location. Fireworks will be held on Friday and Saturday nights at approximately 9:45p.m. The fireworks show for Friday night will have a cost of $5,000 and Saturday night will cost $7,500. A motion was made by Jim Laughead to approve the cost of the fireworks for both nights, and seconded by Bill Hannah. The motion passed unanimously.

A garage sale will not be held in conjunction with North Aurora Days this year, and there may be a community garage sale scheduled in September.

Bob Strusz advised that his contact, Dan Schultz, is no longer with Euclid Beverage, however we should have the same product as last year. The beer tent will open from 4:00 pm until 12:00 midnight on Friday, and be open from 12:00 noon until 12:00 midnight on Saturday.

A local high school band might play on Saturday at the Clocktower Plaza.

Tom Brooks advised the pet parade will take place on Sunday as usual, leaving the activity center parking lot at 2:00 p.m.

Jeff Johns will head the Touch a Truck event.

Doug Botkin advised we will be advertising in the Chronicle and Events Guide.

Chris Faber stated the race is status quo.

We will be looking into shuttle services or bussing.

Next meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the North Aurora Police Community Room on June 25th, 2014.

Robyn made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Sarah Deer. All in Favor

Meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.

Robyn Stecklein