The Downtown Business Association met Feb. 8 at noon and held their 2012 elections and members voted to keep Kevin Austin as president, Debbie Sharp as vice president and Brenda Brown as treasurer.
The association nominated and elected Kimberly Michael as secretary.
Austin said he was pleased to be chosen for his fourth year as president.
“The president’s job is to guide the meetings and cheerlead and those sorts of things,” Austin said. “I’m proud of the way the organization has operated since I’ve been president. Most of the credit goes to other people than myself. Brenda Brown and Debbie Sharp are really the backbone of the organization.”
Brown returns as treasurer for the eighth year in a row. She expected to remain in her position because it is difficult to switch the responsibilities to someone new.
“My job is really more than just taking care of money and making sure that we have money for everything,” Brown said. “It is a process to get someone else into the treasury department because they have to go to the bank and get the name changed so they can write the checks. It is a pretty big responsibility.”
Michael is accepting an officer position for the first time since joining the DBA three years ago.
“I plan trying to keep the association informed about the meetings, and I’m trying to decide whether or not to put something out there as minutes or highlights of the meetings,” Michael said.
Later in the meeting the DBA discussed an upcoming spring rummage sale to raise money. Brown will plan the event, which is tentatively slated for April or May. The association is currently in need of donations for the sale. Anyone interested in donations is asked to contact Brown via email at email@example.com.
Brown also noted that a fundraising event called Dinner and Mystery at the Oaks will take place on Feb. 24. Tickets will be on sale through Feb. 19 and are $30 a person. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Kimberly Michael at 679-8816 or by email at Kimberly@cms-insurance.com or by contacting Brenda Brown at 679-2467 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susan and Stephen Lyons from the Yadkin Arts Council announce that the “Winter Heat” exhibit will close on March 3 and “Hand Crafted-The Art of Furniture Making” will open on March 9.
Malinda Sells of the Yadkin County Public Library announced that the deadline for the Northwestern Regional Library’s annual travel photography contest will be Feb. 27.
Austin called attention to the success of the Yadkin County Humane Society and Animal Control for doubling their adoption numbers from last year and reminding everyone in attendance the importance of vaccinating and spaying and neutering their pets.
At the conclusion of the meeting Brown called for anyone interested to start a committee for the 4th of July celebration.