President: Danny Morris
Vice President: Steve Nordmeier
Secretary: Suzanne Lewis
Treasurer: Adrienne O'Rourke
Bob Lewis, Pam Merritt, Mark Morris, Laurie Nordmeier, Bonnie Haag
Iny Schmidtke, Adrienne O'Rourke, Brian
Merritt, Mark Morris, Bob Lewis (Chair)
Mike O'Rourke, Laurie Nordmeier, Pam
Merritt, (one add'l member to be appointed by the City Council)
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About the Commercial Club
The Commercial Club was established in 1908 by a group of Morristown citizens interested in the promotion of the community, events and businesses. Today the goals are the same. Their motto is "Your Community Volunteers at Work".
Membership is open to all interested persons. Meeting are held on the third Monday of each month at 6:00pm at the Community Center. Membership dues are $10.00 per year, per person. The Commercial Club operates the Community Center Bar during events and uses the bar profits to sponsor/co-sponsor community events throughout the year, to purchase Community Center enhancements and, upon request, makes donations to other community organizations.
An annual meeting is held in January with an election of officers, appointment of board and committee members, a potluck supper and welcome of new members. New members are welcome at any time throughout the year. During the year, the Commercial Club sponsors an annual Community Spring Dinner at the Legion, the Children's Easter Egg Scramble, the Dam Days Pageant reception, the Dam Days beer garden, the city-wide garage sale, co-sponsors the national Night Out picnic in the city park, provides appreciation treats for the school staff during National Education Week, the Children's Halloween Party, the residential Christmas lighting contest, the annual Christmas drawing and members deliver Christmas gift bags to senior citizens and shut-ins.
Dam Days Raffle
The commercial club will be handling the Dam Days raffles. The Cash Raffle has 20 pay backs with the largest be $1000. The other is the Duck Drop Race raffle which has 10 pay backs with the largest also being $1000.
Raffle tickets are available for purchase at Nordmeiers and Lake Country Community Bank, Morristown.
Morristown Commercial Club News
YOUR COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS AT WORK
2018 ANNUAL ACTIVITY REPORT
Election of Officers.
The Commercial Club will meet the Third Monday of each month at 6:00 PM in the council room
Annual dues will be $10.00. All individuals or businesses are welcome to join.
Approved a donation to the MN Dark House event of $250.00
Annual maintenance fee for each Morristown Billboard Advertiser was set at $50.00
The Commercial Club has purchased 99 auditorium chairs for the hall.
Purchased Amplifier for the Hall from Metro Sound, $600.42
Application being made for gambling license for Dam Day
Donated $500.00 to the Morristown Baseball Association
Purchase tables for the hall from Mity Lite for $2263.05
Donated $250.00 to WEM After Prom
Donated $1200.00 to WEM Moving Forward
Held Spring Dinner at the Legion
Held the Kids Easter Egg hunt at the Hall
Reported there was about 575 people who attended the All Male Play performances
Reported there was 140+ in attendance for the Spring Dinner
Reported there was 100+ kids in attendance for the Easter Egg Hunt
Alcohol Awareness training for all members working at the beer gardens is April 17th
Donated $200.00 to the American Legion Fund Raiser
Donated $1000.00 to the Dam Days Kids Games
May-Regular meeting continued
Donated funds for the Dam Days Queen reception and Entertainment
Reviewed the final results from Dam Days
Donated $200.00 to the Rice County Fair
Reported about 200 people were present at Movie Night in the parking lot of the Community Center
Authorized $150.00 for Mike Norrbom for his assistance with Movie Night
Donated $200.00 to Sons of American Legion annual fund raiser
Authorized the Morristown Historical Society to use 6 Morristown Cook Books as door prizes at the County Fair
Authorized funds for the Morristown Fireman’s annual fitness challenge to be held September 24th.
Authorized funding for the Playground going in by the Baseball field.
Mike Norrbom will be assisting with another Movie Night in the Community Centerr parking lot.
Report given on the Annual all City Garage Sale.
Discussed the Playground at the Baseball Field. Work is almost complete
Purchased a new Bunny Suit for Easter activity’s
Authorized the giving of two $500.00 scholarships to local students
Commercial Club will greet Trick or Treaters at the hall on October 31st.
Christmas Community Gathering set for December 15th.
The Hall was booked for 18 events in 2018
Donated $200.00 and 10 Morristown Cook Books to Santa’s Workshop
Donated $400.00 to WEM After Prom, the date is in May 2019
Reported that we gave out over 100 bags of candy at the Halloween Party
Authorized funds to repair the Projector connection to the computer in the hall
Held the annual Christmas Gathering and drawing
Put together treat bags for over 30 shutins
Donated $300.00 to the Sharing Tree
Gave out prizes for the lighting contest: 1st Place of $100.00 to Chuck and Sharon Krenik, 2nd Place of $75.00 to John Byers, and 3rd Place of $50.00 to Pete O’Rourke