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May 2023 Meeting Minutes

Ignacio Chamber Meeting

May 3, 2023

Sky Ute Casino

Called to Order: 8:02am

Welcome Visitors

Time of Reflection: Pastor Randall Haynes

Thank you to Sky Ute Casino for hosting the meeting and sponsoring breakfast.

April Minutes: Andrea Taylor moved to accept March minutes. Carol second. All


Financials: $7691.31 in checking and $4659.62 in savings.

Board Vacancy – Rebecca York has resigned due to moving. Kristen Johnston volunteered to replace Rebecca.

Susan Cimburek moved to place Kristen on the board. Bobbie Rosa seconded the motion. All approved.

Presentation: Thank you to Teresa Bagdol – Celbrate Recovery for her presentation and to the commitment

to our community.

Old Business:

Taste of Christmas will start meeting in July. Green Chile Fest needs volunteers and sponsors

New Business: Ignacio Graduation May 27th

Round Table Updates:

Bruce LeClaire – Boys and Girls Club - Scholarships for Summer attendees. Rural Philanthropy Days will be in

the area they will visit Ignacio on June 7 th at 9am planning visits to Sun Ute Community Center, ELHI possibly

KSUT. Looking for donations for Swag Bags for philanthropists and sponsors for the event.

Team UP – distributing funds for summer programs. Looking for staff.

Los Pinos Fire Protection District – Currently Training Wildland Crews they will be stationed here

June/July/August but will work nationally as needed. Station 5 is complete. Upper Pine has scholarships for

interested parties to attend EMT School for free. Tony is retiring announcement of the new fire chief soon.

Community Banks of Colorado – Erik has moved back to the Bayfield Branch. First Saturday of June will be the

Bayfield Yard Sale. $5 Donation goes to Pine River Shares.

ELHI – Ignite gymnasts very successful at Regionals. Pine River Shares second Saturdays 10am – 2pm.

Backpack Snack Summer Program donate at ELHI

Cajas – Kameryn looking for interest in ADU’s and for community housing needs.

Ignacio Community Library – Check out May Newsletter, Summer Reading will start soon. Book-mobile on

track for Summer.

Community Parties back every 2 nd Friday, June, July and August.

The Voices of Ignacio Project - Do you remember going to the movies at the Ute Theatre or Buckskin Drive-In

Theatre? Please share your stories and preserve Ignacio community history. or

call (970)563-9287 Visit the voices website to learn more and hear other recordings

Southern Ute Indian Tribe – Amy suggested making sure you watch Facebook for everything going on at the

Tribe. Tribal Code will go out to public after approved by council. Check out the Sun Ute website for activities

and classes. DMV services will be available May 31 st – June 1 st at the Casino.

Dancing Spirit – breaking ground next week!! Decided to change name to Dancing Spirit Center for the Arts.

Handmade birds for Mother’s Day. June 17 th at Fox Fire Farms Fill Your Plate Fundraiser $45. Music, BBQ and


Ignacio Youth Baseball – looking for sponsors.

Jack-A-Lope Acres – Planning to open May 25 th . Working with visit Durango, when visitors go to the Visitor

Center they will recommend as a destination. Designing an Escape Trail and working on a liquor license

Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum – New Friday afternoon programming. Brochure coming out soon.

Ignacio Creative District – NYE (Native Youth Expressions) program starting soon. Visit the MMIR exhibit at ICL.

Meeting with Visit Durango to push people to Ignacio. June 6 th Music in the Mountains will be in Shoshone


Town of Ignacio – CDOT maintenance and Town of Ignacio Maintenance

on Goddard. Please be patient and drive slow.

Adjourned at 9:26 am

Next Meeting – June 7, 2023 Guest Speaker: Angie Beach, Music in the Mountains

July Meeting – July 5, 2023 Guest Speaker: Marcia Vinning, ICL Bookmobile launch TBD

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