MARCH 16, 2009


Meeting called to order at 7:00 P.M. by Lee Swoboda.


Attendees:  30


The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag followed.


Self-introductions were next


Board of Directors present: Lee Swoboda, Kaye Massie, Ralph Lartz, Jack Kimball, Judy Scott, Margie Benson, Randy Neatherlin, Jim Clark and Bruce Jackson

Absent: Ken VanBuskirk and Jacquelyn Mastel


The Draft minutes for the February 16, 2009 meeting were read.

A Motion was made by Judy Scott and second by Ray Stutz to approve the Minutes as read. The Motion passes unanimous by Voice Vote.


Treasurer’s Report

Jim Clark reports we have $1148.85 in the checking account.

A Motion was made by Ralph Lartz and second by Judy Scott to accept the Treasurer’s report as read. The Motion passes unanimous by Voice Vote.

A bill for the printing of the NMCV signs for $161.52 is to be paid.


PIO Report:

Ralph Lartz said he is looking for a speaker for the April meeting and will try to get Washington State Department of Transportation representative at a future meeting.

The Business meeting was adjourned at 7:14 P.M.



David Baker from the Mason County Utilities and Waste Management presented a great talk on Recycling in our County.

He started out by answering a question of “What is Solid Waste or Garbage”??

Our Mason County has 5 truck loads a day that leave Shelton for Centralia . They are then transferred onto railroad cars and shipped to the Roosevelt Regional Landfill in Eastern Washington.

He went on to explain how garbage has changed over the years. Our State now has a Bill that requires manufacturers of electronic items to pay a recycling fee into a fund for every item sold. This money helps to recycle these items when people throw them away.

He said there is a movement to have a “0” Waste Contract with manufacturers so it will be possible to recycle everything.

Products sold in disposable containers will cost more than the same product sold in a recyclable container.

They are still working to get a better recycling program in our area.


Marcia Hamilton of the Neighbor to Neighbor Network announced there will be free recycling this weekend, Saturday March 21, at the Theler Center from 9:00 A.M. to noon.

Marcia can be reached at 360-275-6701. All volunteers are appreciated.



Herb Gerhardt said the new Harrison Urgent and Primary Care Clinic will have the official Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at noon on Friday, April 17, 2009. That will be followed by a Public Open House from 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.



We had two beautiful Lemon Meringue Pies that were made by Judy Scott auctioned off. Linnie Griffin did the auctioning and got $20 for each pie. The money was donated to the NMCV.

Our new signs will be installed by Randy Neatherlin’s car dealership and in Tahuya River Valley by Margie Benson.


Jim Clark gave a talk on the North Mason Bethel of Job’s Daughters and what the group does and how it helps young women become leaders.

Linnie Griffin made a Motion and Randy Neatherlin second the Motion to donate $100 to support the Honor Queen. This will be used for a large ad in their paper showing the NMCV supports this Bethel. The Motion passes unanimous by Voice Vote.


A Motion to adjourn was made by Judy Scott and second by Ray Stutz. The Motion passes unanimous by Voice Vote.


Meeting adjourned at 8:55.


Submitted by Bruce Jackson. Approved by NMCV Board 4/20/2009.