President: Danny Morris
Vice President: Steve Nordmeier
Secretary: Suzanne Lewis
Treasurer: Adrienne O'Rourke
Bob Lewis, Pam Merritt, Mark Morris, Laurie Nordmeier, Iny Schmidtke
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)
2020 Christmas Lighting Contest and Other Events
Due to COVID-19 restrictions we will NOT be holding our annual Christmas Community Drawing sponsored by the Morristown Commercial Club.
We are making donations to Santa’s Workshop: $200.00 and the St Vincent DePaul food shelf: $250.00.
Kids Coloring Contest:
We will have a Children’s Christmas Coloring Contest. Watch for the details.
Christmas Lighting Contest:
An anonymous business owner has given $1600.00 toward the Morristown Commercial Club Christmas Lighting Contest. This generous donor wishes to see the City of Morristown Light Up. So, let’s light up the Best Little Town by a Dam Site.
Details: You must be within the City Limits of Morristown. All are welcome and encouraged to compete. No registration is required.
The Judging will be done by outside sources and December 21st is the deadline.
Winners will be contacted by the Morristown Commercial Club.
Prizes are as follows:
1st Place $1000.00
2nd Place $500.00
3rd Place $300.00
4th Place $100.00
5th Place $100.00
If you are a part of the Morristown Community and would like to see our Community grow and continue to offer local events, we would like you to consider joining the Morristown Commercial Club. We meet the third Monday of the Month at 6:00pm. All members of the Community are welcome to join.
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.
Other Annual Events
Community Center Coffee Club Hog Roast (Father's Day Weekend)
Kids Halloween Party Movie Nights at the Community Center
Christmas Drawing Corn Feed
Polar Plunge National Night Out
Morristown Commercial Club News
YOUR COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS AT WORK
2019 ANNUAL ACTIVITY REPORT
Officers, Board and Committee Members were elected. Annual membership dues, billboard sign rental fee, time and date for monthly meetings were set.
Donated to WEM's Moving Forward and Morristown Baseball. Purchased a computer cart for the Hall and a new Bunny Costume.
No meeting due to weather. Sponsored a Volunteer Party, about 50 attended.
Annual Spring Dinner, about 137 attended. Donated to the Legion for use of their kitchen. Sponsored the Annual Easter Egg Hunt.
Donated to the Dam Days Committee toward the Friday night band. Cody Merritt and Alexis Morsching were MCC Scholarship recipients. Donated tot eh Legion scroller fund. Gave to Dark House.
MCC received many good comments on the new playground at the ball field. A donation was made toward the Babe Nordmeier field sign.
Made a memorial donation in the name of Jeff Dahle to Sacred Church and School in Waseca. Donated Cook Books to the Morristown Historical Society to give out at the Rice County Fair. Donation was made to the Rice County Fair.
Sponsored Family Movie Night, All City Garage Sale and National Night Out. Donated to the DU banquet and SAL's corn feed.
Added new lights and outlets in the Hall.
Sponsored 2nd Stop on Halloween night, the Halloween party and coloring contest on the 26th. MCC received donated filing cabinets to use.
Donated to Santa's Workshop in Waterville, the sharing tree at the bank and 1440 LED bulbs were okayed to order for the city Christmas street lights.
Sponsored the Annual Christmas Drawing, Christmas tree and lights contest, Grinch-mas party and winter family movie night.