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October 29, 2015 Special Executive Meeting

North Dakota NEAFCS Meeting Minutes

Executive Meeting (Skype Call)

10-29-15

 

Executive meeting called to order by President Samantha Roth on October 29, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. via Skype.

Online Participants: Samantha Roth, Christina Rittenbach, Vanessa Hoines, Ellen Bjelland, Kari Helgoe, Marcia Hellandsaas, Julie Garden-Robinson, Deb Gebeke

One Year Paid NDNEAFCS Membership: Discussion result of wanting to help boost Association membership and also get large contingency to attend Annual Session in Big Sky, MT, in 2016.

Deb Gebeke shared that the professional organizations are described to new employees during orientation and the professional Ag association allows new employees membership for the first year free to try out the association. Currently NDEAFCS has no reduced membership rate. Also, association fees can be daunting for part-time staff who want to participate but do not receive county support. At the state level there no longer is state supported funding for association membership fees. This makes joining an association a major choice for non-members.

Motion moved by Ellen Bjelland that our Association will pay first year dues for all non-current members this year only (2016) for new or returning members to experience NDEAFCS and NEAFCS. Second by Marcia Hellandsaas. All in favor of bringing motion to full membership for a vote.

An additional Skype meeting will be scheduled by Samantha Roth for members to have discussion opportunities. A vote will be held via technology November 12, 2015 (10 am & 1 pm) prior to January dues renewal.

 

Meeting adjourned.

Kari Helgoe, Secretary

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