Wisconsin Angus Association
Board of Directors Meeting
June 23, 2015
Marda Angus Farms, LLC, Lodi
The meeting was called to order by President Justin Diefenbach. Those present were: Justin Diefenbach, Cody Quam, Glen Davis, Jenny Kilpatrick, Jeff Berget, Paul Nuttelman, Bart Mitchell, Sue Finley, Allison Hawthorne, Jim Hawthorne, Courtney Jentz, Mark & Ellie Schmidt and Ardel Quam.
Secretary report: Nuttelman moved to accept the minutes from the May meeting. Jentz seconded Treasurer report: Report given covering March through May. Kilpatrick moved to accept the report. Mitchell seconded the motion. Motion carried. the motion. Motion carried.
Old Business: State Sale: Sale average was around $4400. One person hasn't paid for their animal yet so waiting on that to totally finish the sale. This payment will be paid directly to the consignor. No complaints on the date or place from anyone. Will be contacting the show Spring Thaw as to when they will be holding their 2016 show.
CAB & Cab: Henningfeld and Davis have been texting. They need to get all together and finalize.
Open Preview Show: Berget gave report. Smooth nice show 38 head numbers. The futurity class had 10 head were entered.
Farm Tech Days-C Quam Sun Prairie, August 25-27. Still working on getting the animals for the Angus display. Need to order 2 exhibitor pins. The association will have a new display/booth for the display this year.
Wisconsin State Fair: steer show some are wondered about having enough for a class at state fair. As of today we have no entries for the steer futurity.
New Business: WCA steak trailer- is the association interested in working a shift this year. Berget would like to see the association do it again. Diefenbach will contact Koning's to see what the schedule is for work shifts. An email blast will be sent out with the shift time.
WJAA: Jim Hawthorne gave a report on what has been done so far. July 5-15, 2018 has been tentatively been put on hold at the Alliant Energy Center for a National Junior Angus Show. They have been talking with Illinois about jointly hosting the 2018 nationals. The new facilities at the Alliant Center are a calling card for the show. Since 2002 the Angus Foundation is kicking in more money. The state hosting is expected to raise $200,000. If the two states work together that would be $100,000. Right now each state has raised around $50,000. The WJAA is asking for support from the WAA in hosting the show in 2018. Schmidt moved to support the WJAA in this bid for a National Show in 2018. Berget seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Other new business: C Quam was contacted by the head of the 4-H Foundation. Wanted everyone to know that they are working on setting up an endowment to insure that livestock functions will continue. WSF will be requesting all livestock exhibitors will have to be certified by testing to exhibit at Wisconsin State Fair in 2016. Once more information is gathered we could have in the newsletter to inform people.
Liability Insurance: question is raised if the WJAA and Wisconsin Auxiliary are covered under the WAA liability insurance. According to the insurance company they are not. Because each board has their own by-laws and board of directors, each organization are completely separate and need their own policy.
WCA: Diefenbach reported that WCA would like to see us back at the Winter Conference. The conference will be staying at the Wilderness. Diefenbach will keep us in the know. The dates are set and are February 5 & 6, 2016.
WJAA: have 19 exhibitors and 39 head entered in the National show in Oklahoma.
Next meeting: September 26 after the sale before the Supreme Drive which is at 7:00pm.
Seeing no further business Finley moved to adjourn the meeting. Nuttelman seconded the motion. Meeting was adjourned.