BOD Annual Dinner and Officer Installation

Annual Dinner and Installation of Officers
Information on the Annual Dinner and Installation of Officers, the Ballot and Bio’s for the candidates are provided below.  We have three (3) candidates for the three (3) open positions.
Voting rights are reserved for traditional business members only.  Traditional business members are defined as any person in good standing, engaged in a business, partnership, corporation or other entity engaged in business, using good business practices.
Please note we need your completed ballots and dinner reservations by close of business Tuesday, October 22nd.  Hard copy ballots are in the mail to you now.  If you are unable to return them by Tuesday, October 22nd, please drop them off at the Chamber office or bring them with you to the dinner.
Apologies for the short notice.
If you have any questions, please contact Carmen Taira at (209) 962-0429 or by email at

Annual Dinner and Officer Installation
Date:             Thursday October 24th, 2019
Time:             No Host Bar at 5:30 pm; Dinner at 6 pm
Location:      Lake Lodge at Pine Mountain Lake – 20270 Pine Mountain Drive Groveland, CA 95321
Price:             $35 per person
Menu:           Pork Loin (stuffed) along with twice baked potato, broccoli, green salad, dinner rolls and pumpkin crunch cake for dessert.
Reservations required, please RSVP to the Chamber Office by Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

2019-2020 BOD Elections
Bio’s for Candidates

Jeff Thompson:  I began learning about auto body work in 1974 through my Father and Grandfather. I had a small shop with my dad and brother, Steve, until 1979. I went to work for many other people but in 1980 I went to work at a dealership shop in Alameda, CA. The shop was Morris Landy Ford, which I later bought and became the owner. The business was profiting 300k per month with 30,000 SQ FT in three separate locations. In 2006 I sold two of the locations and kept the smallest of the three in Castro Valley, CA for myself. It was in 2015 that I sold my last location and moved to Pine Mountain Lake. I opened a small shop in Groveland off of Ferretti Road. That was mainly so I could work on my own collection of cars while helping the people I have met up here with their auto body needs. I am presently a Groveland Rotarian/Ecc Board Member and I volunteer for other causes. In the Bay Area I was with the Chambers in Alameda/Castro Valley.  I was also with the Rotaries, Moose Elk, other service clubs, Churches, and a select few trade groups related to auto body.

Bob Turney:  has 35 years of experience as a successful business owner and the last 4 years as a business owner in Groveland. He has been visiting Yosemite since he was a small child, saw the actual Fire Falls, watched his father chase a bear that was running away with the family ice chest and brought his own children to Yosemite to pass on, what his own parents shared with him, sans the bear thief. So, he was elated at the opportunity to purchase Yosemite Adventure Supplies after he moved here in 2014. Yosemite Adventure Supplies was a small gift shop that also sold some outdoor supplies and since that time, except for souvenirs, he has added a large inventory of camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, climbing gear and snow supplies, including snow tire chains, to become the most visited and recommended store of its kind in Groveland and the Yosemite North Gateway area. Even through the devastating effects of fires, floods and road closures, he has used social media marketing, directed primarily towards the local and international tourism industry, to turn his store into a successful business and he is looking forward to sharing his many years of experience as a business owner and social media marketer, to help other local businesses achieve similar goals. Not only is Bob a successful entrepreneur, dedicated to helping his business neighbors, he is also a member of the Yosemite Gateway Partners Group and active as a volunteer in the community, which is primarily recognized by his 5 year annual dedication to helping put on the Chamber of Commerce’s annual 49er Festival. Bob is the volunteer chairman for the Chili Cook Off, Gunfight Reenactors, Beard competition and is also now the MC for the festival parade.

David Lint:  Dave moved to Pine Mountain in 1985 and started Pine Cone Realty where Shirley Lint, his wife, was the Broker. In 1997 they joined Sugar Pine Realty with Emmett and Ann Brennen, and managed the Groveland and Coulterville offices for them until a year before Shirley passed away in 2004.  Dave later married Donna Wines, of Wines Chiropractic.  Donna passed in 2017..

Dave served as Vice President and President for the Hetch Hetchy Association of REALTORS, as secretary for the Chamber of Commerce for 2 years, and has run the “Golf for Schools” tournament at Pine Mountain Lake for 16 years, raising funds for our local schools to the tune of about $60,000 to date. Dave personally donated $10,000 to the Groveland Skate Park, as well as kitchen and recreation equipment for the Groveland Youth Center.  Thank you Dave for being part of our community.