Wednesday evening was also a Happy Camp Coordinating Committee of Government to Government meeting. The panel there was from the Forest Service, Community Services District, Fire District and Happy Camp Elementary School as well as Buster Attebery from the Karuk Tribe.
The importance of getting input during comment opportunities about proposed Forest Service projects was emphasized. Buster Attebery, Tribal Chairman, shared that the 2010 Ordinance makes consultation with the Tribe not only desirable, but they “must” consult with the Tribe.
Several projects and possible shut downs of local sales were discussed and will be further researched. It was appreciated how tribal ecological knowledge and that of other local long time residents would be invaluable to the successful efforts to improve the forests for the vegetation, wildlife habitat, jobs and fire safety. The heavy load of forest fuels for coming fires in the dry summer seemed to be a universal a concern of all those participating.
Several questions were also asked about Siskiyou County Roads work from Bill Lahue. He mentioned that not being able to afford update equipment, and the price of materials like asphalt continue to rise. We may take the Road Department for granted, but it would be quite serious if we had no one to plow the roads when we have a serious snow incident such as we did at the end of December last year!
Tentative date for the next Coordination Meeting is June 25th at 6:30 at the Grange.
P.K. Hallinan spoke at the happy Camp Christian Fellowship at the Elementary School Gym last week. The question that was the theme of his teaching was, “What are you doing here?” This is the first of three Sundays when P.K. will be with us while Pastor Kirk is not here.
P.K.is a pastor in a Christian Fellowship by Ashland, Oregon, but is also well known as a writer and illustrator of books. His cheerfully illustrated little story books for youngsters aged 3 to 6 are enchanting. “Heart Prints” is one of his books and he has just finished writing about sisters.. Actually he is the author of 85 children’s books covering topics of inspiration, friendship, love, relationships and life values.
He began by telling the story of the bear in the forest and the atheist and then turned to I Kings 19:9 about Elijah the prophet. First we looked at the events of 857 BC when Elijah had a great victory over the prophets of Baal and God answered his prayer and consumed the sacrifice on the altar. After that great and glorious victory, he ran and hid in a cave from Jezebel. Why when he faced 450 men who worshiped Baal would he run from one woman?
God asked Elijah, “What are you doing here?” Elijah doesn’t answer the question, he makes the claim, which will later be proven false, that he is the only one left. He also tells God that they are seeking his life. God has him rest and eat. On the strength of that food he is able to go forty days.
Then there is the wind, earthquake, raging fire, but God was not in the wind, God was not in the earthquake, God was not in the raging fire, but God was in the still small voice and He asked again What are you doing here?
God tells Elijah that He still has 7000 who have not bowed their knee to Baal or kissed him. He gives him a job to do, to anoint of Judah and Jehu of Israel and appoint Elisha as prophet after Elijah is gone.
At Green Springs Inn in Ashland they had all the pastors gather and they came to get straightened out and spiritually encouraged. The question is “Why did God call you?” Joseph told his brothers, that although they meant selling him into slavery for evil, God meant it for good to save much people, in fact all of Joseph’s family as well as other nations.
God is in the soul saving business! He cleanses us from sin by His atoning sacrifice. He places His Holy Spirit in the believer and He transforms us into His own likeness. The only way that God has chosen to take this message to lost world is by the means of believers. How do we save much people alive? He wants us to be as much like little Christs as possible.
In “More than a Carpenter”, Josh McDowell said about his hatred for his alcoholic, abusive father when his life changed, “:Love so strong, it turned hate upside down.”
Josh’s father came to him and said, “Son, How can you love a father like me?”
Just the way they are
God looks like Love, God doesn’t’ look like rules, God doesn’t look like a lecturer, God doesn’t’ look like an assignment, smiles, laughs, kind eyes, Love, God looks like Love.
People see God in us when they see Love.
All I want you to do is love people.
They are not saved by arguments, clever tricks, etc.
In “A Life that Matters” money doesn’t make me happy, fame doesn’t’ make me happy…etc
So, what do I do? I need Jesus
Chosen specifically and intentionally to love people like Jesus
Dolly called the June meeting of the Happy Camp Chamber of Commerce to order at 6:20pm as Bob Schmalzbach was out of town. Those present were: Dolly Elston, James Buchner, Dan Effman, Judy Bushy and Rosemary Boren and we had a quorum.
Secretary read the minutes of the May meeting. James made a motion to accept the minutes as read, minutes passed unanimously
Bob sent a message showing the May 31st balance in the Scott Valley Bank account is $629.24. We have a deposit yet to make of Parry’s and Marble Mountain Gifts memberships, book sales etc. and quarterly rent is due as well as June utilities. We will take minutes and letter concerning signatures on the account to Scott Valley Bank as soon as all board members are available. Dolly found out that Bob, Dolly and Judy already have signatures at the bank in the meantime.
Art & Treasure is Saturday. Cat handed out mini-fliers in Scott Valley last weekend. Klamath River Community Hall is having a Flea Market. Horse Creek Community Church is having rummage sale and huge Bake Sale, and the Happy Camp Grange is having Indoor & Outdoor Yard Sales as well as multifamily Yard Sales, individual sales and moving sales. Dan, Dolly, Rich and a lady from Elk Creek is planning to be at Bigfoot Corner. Dan will sell raffle tickets and RTK tickets. Nonmembers can be asked to donate from successful sales.
Rosemary mentioned that a phone number is wrong on the Bulletin Boards and Secretary will check them for accuracy.
James reported that the Rockin’ the Klamath tickets have come and presented an invoice for reimbursement of $90.24. Judy made a motion, Dan 2nd it, James abstained and the balance vote was unanimous. Fairchild Medical Center, Klamath River Resort Inn, Happy Camp News, Parry’s Market and River Connection Realty, Forest Lodge Motel and perhaps another will be sponsors for $100 each receiving 10 tickets, and a booth at the event. James will talk to Mr. Hahn about security, and Dan Falkenstein about portapottis. Judy will ask Alan Dyar about being Master of Ceremonies.
Friends of Dear Mad’m will commence picking up litter along the adopted highway shortly after the ride with Ryan Gomes on June 19th.
We had a request from EGG (Economic Growth Group) to have training on bicycle tourism. We will check with others, Beth Buchanan, Jon Graunbaum and Jody Waddell and if they are interested in attending will see about arranging a meeting, perhaps at the Forest Service.
Dan would like to see us plan the Street Fair. Al’s band would play at his place, we would charge nominally for nonprofit booths and Davis Road was suggested as long as people could get to Parry’s etc. Memorial Day Weekend 2014 was suggested.
Next meeting is July 2 at 6 at the Chamber Office.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:20
When my nights are overshadowed
by uneasy clouds of gray,
When it seems as if there is no hope
and I can’t find my way.
I stand beneath the heavens
and I pray that I might find,
something just to reassure
This lonely heart of mine.
Through untamed storms
and angry seas
His light shall gently roam
Across the raging waters
He safely guides me Home.
Jesus is my lighthouse,
until the end of time!
And His beacon guides me
through these lonely nights of mine.
In Him I know that all is well
because He set me free
Yes, Jesus is my lighthouse
from now through all eternity.
Unknown Author, Published by Worker Magazine
Read by Pastor Royal Blue on KVIP Morning Inspiration Reasons for life
I don’t know how to say it, but somehow it seems to me
That maybe we are stationed where God wants us to be.
That the little place I’m filling is the reason for my birth.
And just to do the work I do, He sent me down to earth.
If God had wanted otherwise, I reckon He’d have made
Made me just a little different of a worse or better grade
And since God knows and understands all things, Of land and sea
I fancy that He placed me here, just where he wanted me!
Sometime I get to thinking, as my labors I review,
That I should like a higher place with greater things to do.
But I’ve come to the conclusion, when the ending is stilled
That the post to which God sent me, is the post He wanted filled.
So, I plod along and struggle in the hope that when Day is through
That I’m really necessary to the things God wants to do
And there isn’t any service, I can give which I should scorn
For it may be just the reason God allowed me to be born.
You remain the same and your years will never end.
Psalm 102:27 NIV
The weather changes daily, and seasons come and go.
But God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. His days are not numbered. He’s on His own eternal, never ending timetable.
God is always with us keeping all of His promises. The Bible tells us that God put the rainbow in the sky as a sign that He will never again destroy the earth with a flood. Only your infinite God can make and keep such a promise.
He has good plans for you, to give you hope and a future. Next time you see a rainbow, let it bring you hope.
Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 119:137-152; Jeremiah 29:11-13; Hebrews 1:10-12
When you count your blessings, don’t forget the promises that you can rely on!!
By Judy Bushy, Editor
For Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Facebook showed a photo of Dr. King and Billy Graham and told about when they had become acquainted. Dr; King died April 4, 1968 when Billy Graham was holding a Crusade in Australia.
Dr. King would be a leader in stopping the murder of babies in our country. A disproportionate number of black children are murdered since Roe vs Wade. It is sad to know that over 55 million babies have been murdered since the Supreme Court of the United States said that it was legal. Making murder legal does not make it right. The morality and ethics of America are in sad state and our Land needs revival.
Billy is looking forward to November, his 95th birthday I think it is. Bev who sang at Billy Graham’s Crusades for so many years is over a hundred already. And still it is the same as back in Minneapolis, Always Good News!!!
With all the needs morally, spiritually, politically, economically: in our hearts and minds, that’s what we need….Always Good News!!!
Between now and next November, Billy Graham is praying for an outreach to America, and it is called Here’s Hope!!! There has been no hope for solutions from our political, social or economic leaders, but there is HOPE…Always Good News!
“God give me joy in the common things:
In the dawn that lures, the eve that sings.
In the new grass sparkling after rain,
In the late wind’s wild and weird refrain;
In the springtime’s spacious field of gold,
In the precious light by winter doled…
God give me joy in the tasks that press,
In the memories that burn and bless;
In the thought that life has love to spend,
In the faith that God’s at journey’s end.”
~ Thomas Curtis Clark ~
Dolly called the meeting to order at 1:15 pm on December 29, 2012.
Those present were Dolly Elston, James Buchner, Ron & Rosemary Boren and Judy Bushy. There was a quorum with four board members.
Judy read the previous minutes from October. James made motion that we accept the minutes as read, Rosemary 2nd the motion and it passed unanimously.
There was no Treasurer Report but the phone bill had been questioned in the October minutes. The unusual amount was a figure added for late payment. Karen Tulledo gifted the chamber with a phone card to call back to answer calls on the answering machine. It was suggested we look into a Magic Jack. In order to save on the electric bill it was suggested that we make a list of things to turn off before leaving the office, particularly the heater or air conditioner.
Committee Report on Rocking the Klamath. June 29th is the date and we need to pay to reserve the River Park for that day. James will invite the Spiral Kings and opening band. It suggested that the Chamber members be able to offer food booths for the normal charge for a booth, only members.
Dear Mad’m Days was held in October. Next year will be October 11-13. There was discussion on Organization to do Pancake breakfast and agreement beforehand. James made a motion that the Dear Mad’m Committee make decision on the Adopt a Highway program/signs, Rosemary 2nd it and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion. It was suggested we ask Norma Seaman and Linda Mutz if they would consider helping.
Community Tree Lighting was held in December. The lights were not overly profuse and had not been improved last year. There was a suggestions we have a Christmas Tree at the office next year.
We have Cycle Friendly Stickers available for a $1 donation but they sent them before letting us know that a donation was required.
Membership for 2013 was discussed. Judy made a motion that we raise the Annual Membership Dues to $100, except for home businesses, nonprofits and retired individuals who would remain at $50, and prepare to send out renewals within the next few weeks. James seconded it and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.
We appreciate Linda’s help on the Web pages. James made a motion that we renew happyampchamber.com, happycampchamber.org, Dear Mad’m and abandon Rollin on the River, and redirect them to happycampchamber.org. The codes and passwords for them will be kept in the Chamber office, Dolly 2nd the motions and the vote was unanimously in favor.
Facebook posts will continue to be made frequently with notices of things happening in the community and photos. Siskiyou Chamber Alliance is having a calendar of activities but must say what town the activity takes place.
New business: Javabob received a notice from Jefferson Backroads where 8 chamber members can contribute ads to a page for which the Chamber would pay $175 a month for three months Each individual ad would cost $25 so the Chamber would make a little on it. Since we didn’t think we had eight members willing to pay $75 we declined this opportunity at the present time.
James made a motion that we pay Sportsman’s Expo $112.50 for March event. Dolly 2nd and the vote unanimously approved it. We will need volunteers to sit at the booth in March on Saturday to help Judy and on Sunday to help Rosemary.
The Annual Report will include the Sportsman’s’ Expo, Art & Treasure Hunt, Rockin the Klamath, Dear Mad’m , Community Tree Lighting, Facebook and Web pages, volunteers, especially youth, and consignment in office, Troop packages, etc. it was decided that each board member would write about an event or accomplishment and e-mail it to Judy this week to be compiled to the Annual Report.
Rosemary made a motion that the next meeting will be Tuesday, February 5th at the office at 6 pm and the Tuesday, March 5th Annual Meeting will also be at the office at 6 with coffee and desserts. James 2nd the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:30 p.m.
Afterwards, we had forgotten to discuss ad in the Yearbook for Happy Camp High School. Cheyenne Moore wrote us a letter requesting we support the Yearbook with an ad. This year they are trying to make things simple with a business card size ad for $40 per business.