Kaci Morris visits with Beta Sigma Phi about Muleshoe Chamber of Commerce

By Alice Liles
Zeta Rho chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met on Tuesday, February 13th at the Bailey County Electric Co-op meeting room. Kaci Morris, who is now in her third year as Muleshoe Chamber of Commerce manager, gave the program.

Courtesy photos Members present for the meeting included, left to right, standing: Melba King, Anita Black, Sherri Shipman, Cindy Barrett, Sheila Stevenson, Rickie Warren, Pat Young; seated: Sandi Chitwood, Donna Glover, Pat Angeley, Barbara Finney, and Cindy Purdy. Not pictured: Alice Liles.

She brought members up to date on goals and accomplishments of the chamber. Muleshoe–themed merchandise has been selling well from the chamber office that chamber members redecorated and reorganized. Muleshoe T-shirts are always good sellers, she said, and new designs are added throughout the year. She discussed National Small Business Appreciation week that occurs during the first week of May and said the chamber will participate by recognizing our local businesses. The yearly chamber banquet has been set for May 5th this year and will feature entertainment from Dan Dunn, a nationally-known speed painter with his program called Paint Jam. She said last year’s banquet was very successful and the board was pleased they were able to present the community with a positive, quality evening-out experience and expect this year’s banquet to meet those same standards. The 4th of July parade and downtown activities have expanded and were well-attended last year, and members are looking forward to even more vendor participation and visitor attendance this year. The chamber also works on other activities throughout the year, including National Small Business Saturday and events at Christmas, such as Shop the Shoe, the parade, and lighting the Christmas tree. Kacey Coker is this year’s board president, with Basil Nash serving as vice-president and Scott Miller is secretary-treasurer. Other board members include Kris Phillips, Suzie Brown, and Trevor Turnbow. Kaci’s hours at the chamber office, which is located next to the Mule Memorial in the Hugh Young Visitors Center, are 9:30 to 3:30 Tuesday through Thursday. She will be glad to answer questions about all upcoming events, chamber membership, July 4th vendor applications, and banquet tickets.
Members then enjoyed deli sandwiches, Texas caviar, chips, pickles, carrot cake, Valentine candy, cranberry juice, and water provided by hostesses Sheila Stevenson and Pat Young.
President Donna Glover conducted the business meeting which included roll call, reading of the minutes, the treasurer’s report, old and new business, and discussion of various pieces of correspondence from the international office. The meeting was then adjourned followed by the closing ritual and the Mizpah.

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