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Meeting Minutes 2016

Meeting Minutes 2016

NDAAEA 2016 Annual Meeting (October 19; Fargo Holiday Inn)

Meeting was called to order at 4:10 p.m. by president Rick Schmidt.

Eleven guests were introduced among the 48 persons who signed the attendance sheet. The guests were invited to join NDAAEA.

Chris Bruynis, North Central Region Director provided an overview of NACAA activities/issues including NACAA dues, communication and poster contest changes, continuing spouse and sons/daughters program over long-term; NACAA notification of death of life members; and costs of future AM/PIC meetings.

Chris Boerboom, Extension Service Director, provided administrative updates including county coordinator position, incentive program and Title 9 training.

Secretary’s Report: Greg Endres moved and Joel Lemer seconded to approve the fall 2015 meeting minutes as posted on the NDAAEA website. Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report: Lisa Pederson presented the treasurer’s report that was prepared by Jackie Buckley, NDAAEA treasurer. Checkbook balance (Oct. 1, 2016) = $6921.35; Savings account balance (actual) = $3193.14. Willie Huot moved and Dan Folske seconded to approve the report. Motion carried. 2016 Fall Conference auction income to NDAAEA was $575.55.

Old Business:

  • AM/PIC (Little Rock, Arkansas): Sheldon Gerhardt (AA recipient) and Karl Hoppe (DSA recipient) provided overviews of the event along with a slide program. Comments were also given by Mary Berg, Craig Askim and Willie Huot.

New Business:

  • ND 4-H Foundation Board representative: Samantha Lahman will elected to serve as NDAAEA representative.
  • JCEP: Todd Weinman submitted a written report from state meeting conducted on October 18, 2016. National meeting scheduled in Feb. 2017 at Orlando, Florida. Dan Folske moved and Calla Jarboe seconded to pay expenses of pres. or pres-elect to attend. Motion carried.
  • PILD: NDAAEA can submit membership nominations to Extension administration.
  • The following NDAAEA Committee chairs or representatives gave brief oral reports from Skype committee meetings conducted during October 2016:
  • Early Career and Social – Penny Nester
  • Communications and Public Relations – Ashley Ueckert
  • Search for Excellence – Julie Kramlich
  • 4-H and Youth – Angie Johnson
  • Recognition and Awards – Andy Swenson. 2017: Dan Folske = DSA and Mary Berg = AA.
  • Scholarship and Life Members – Andrew Thostenson
  • Animal Science – Lisa Pederson
  • Agronomy and Pest Management – Greg Endres
  • Natural Resources, Horticulture and Sustainable Ag – Dan Folske
  • Ag Economics – Crystal Schaunaman
  • Lesley Lubenow moved and Lisa Pederson seconded to recognize John Kringler, Dwight Aakre and Keith Brown as life members. Motion carried.
  • Lesley Lubenow moved and Todd Wienmann seconded to make up to $1000 available in 2017 (general fund money may be used to supplement interest earnings from scholarship fund) for NDAAEA member scholarships. Motion carried.
  • Sam Lahman moved and Karl Hoppe seconded to approve committee reports. Motion carried. Written committee reports will be posted on the Association’s webpages.
  • Alicia Harstad moved and Sam Lahman seconded that future committee meetings be conducted by Skype and written minutes be submitted at least one week before Fall Conference. Motion carried.
  • NDAAEA 2017 Professional Improvement Summer tour: Southeast agents tentatively plan to organize the event.
  • Kelsey Hoffmann and Kelsie Egeland will develop an NDAAEA logo for organization identification and promotion. Light jackets will be available for purchase with the logo.

NDAAEA leadership elections:

  • President-Elect = Craig Askim
  • Secretary = Mary Berg
  • NE District Director = Samantha Lahman
  • SW District Director = Julie Kramlich
  • State and Area Specialists District Director = Frayne Olson

Gavel was passed to new president Chris Augustin.

Willie Huot moved and Calla Jarboe seconded to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried.

Written by Greg Endres, secretary

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