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Wisconsin Angus Association
2007 Annual Meeting

January 27, 2007
The Pines, Poynette

President Jim Ward called the annual meeting of the Wisconsin Angus Association Cooperative to order. Ward welcomed everyone to the 2007 annual meeting. The minutes and financial statements were passed out to everyone.

Secretary report: Tom Tomaw moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes and accept them as printed. Terry Quam seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Treasurer report: Konkol moved to accept the financial statement. Kevin Bockhop seconded the motion. Carried.

New Business: Kevin Konkol explained the work the Web committee has been doing. The committee is working on getting links to our Web site. Open to any comments and questions about the Web site. Thanks to everyone that has worked on it.

State Sale: Report from Tom Tomaw; the sale date is Sunday March 18, 2007. Spent 2 1/2 days looking at cattle. About 60 head to be in the sale. Appreciate all the people working with them on the tour. Big thing is to get the cattle to the sale.

Election of directors: Jeff Kind passed out the listing of people who have expressed interest in running for the board. Troy Eick, Seymour; Scott Gaffney, Barneveld; Jim Hawthorn, Monroe; Dave Horstmeyer, Marshall; Tony Weber, Dousman; Glenn Wilharm, Whitewater; Dustin Henningfeld, Burlington. Tom Tomaw moved to close nominations. Tom Peters seconded the motion. Motion carried. Ballots were handed out; everyone was to vote for up to four people. New board members are: Dave Horstmeyer, Scott Gaffney, Tony Weber and Jim Hawthorne.

Association reports: WAA president- Jim Ward introduced the current board members in attendance and thanked them for all their work for the association. Talked about the year the association has had and the work the board has done this year. This past year the association has added 33 new members to our state membership. Thanked Roger Kreul and Sue Finley for hosting the get-together the night before the spring state sale. Also, thanked the Kind family for hosting a get-together before the open preview show. Remind those in attendance to bid on the items in the silent auction. Thank you to everyone for all their help and support during his term as president.

WJAA- Dana May out going president reported the WJAA had an exciting year. The WJAA is always working on expanding their membership. Small group, but they have a good time and make lasting friendships. They will be continuing with the mentoring program. They are looking at hosting a LEAD conference. At the national level, Keela Retallick was awarded the National Leadership Award (awarded to only one junior per year). Dana May was elected to the National Junior Board. Casey Jentz, Fennimore, retired from the National Junior Board this past July. The WJAA named Kathy Miller as their advisor of the year. New board president is Kelsi Retallick. Dana May was awarded Wisconsin Junior of the Year. Thanked the Auxiliary and the WAA for all their support this past year.

Auxiliary- Debbie Kind, newly elected president, gave a review of their past year. Lunch stand and desert auction at the spring sale, food at the WBE sale. Scholarships are available to current year seniors in high school and one scholarship to a junior member already attending college. Chris Konkol secretary/treasurer and Kathy Miller, secretary, round out the officer’s positions of the auxiliary for 2007.

AAA: Jerry Cassady: update on how things are going at the AAA. Turn around in the office has for paper work has not been slowed down even with the increase of cattle numbers. Eighty percent of all cow herds are 20 head or less. Cassady gave an update to those in attendance on the Angus Source program. CAB continues to grow. They can sell all they can get. API circulation is at 19,000. The March issue will start with the sale catalogs being separate from the Angus Journal. The Beef Bulletin circulation is 97,000. Goes to all commercial breeders that have had Angus bulls transferred to them. It is published five times a year. Upcoming National Show is in Oklahoma. The national conference and tour in August will be in Illinois. August 28-30, 2007. February 16 will be the next outreach program at Western Illinois University.

WCA: Gregg May, president of WCA, reported a shown increase in membership. They have been busy in new fields of interest. Terry Quam heads up the legislation committee. Kathy Miller sits on the board. Mike Mason works on the scholarship committee. It is great to see Angus breeders being involved in the WCA. The WCA gives $500 each in scholarship to the Supreme Heifer, Steer and Carcass. They have a new Web site that is linked to the WAA site. The WCA Winter Conference is February 16 & 17, 2007 in Barneveld. Extend an invitation to all to attend. Every year they honor a cattleman of the year, this year the honoree is Bill Hilleman, Richland Center. WCA is involved in World Beef Expo.

World Beef Expo: Tom Tomaw, September 26-29, 2007. ROV show will be held again. They are revamping the management for the show. Hope everyone plans on attending.

Field day: Tom Peters chairman announced that Country Lane Angus will be hosting the field day on September 15, 2007.

Feeder calf survey: Leslie Mindemann has a survey that she would like everyone to fill out. Something the board is looking at as a way to help breeders of Angus. Any input is welcome.

Foundation: Kathy Miller reported on the funds the foundation is guiding until the money is needed for hosting the next national junior show. Jake Konkol & Ty Bayer are the new WJAA members to this board. Dana May and Keela Retallick are the retiring board members.

Mary Kohl talked about the ambassador program and shared with everyone the dress code they will be wearing. The auxiliary will be paying for part of the outfit. Mary introduced the new Miss Wisconsin Angus Bailey Quam. A gift for outgoing queen Kori Konkol was presented. Kaley Bockhop is an ambassador.

Auction of the directory ads was held. Thanks to Tony Weber, Gregg May & Jerry Cassady for their help with the auction.

Wisconsin Recognition Program:

  • 2006 Show Bull of the Year: HBL Jake G405
  • 2006 Show Heifer of the Year: HBL Blackbird 572
  • 2006 Cow/ Calf of the Year: 2K Queen 384
  • 2006 Breeder of the Year: Lone Willow Acres
  • 2006 Exhibitor of the Year: Lone Willow Acres

Retiring board member Tom Peters was recognized.

Silent auction will be closing at 7:00. Please bid and pay for your item tonight.
Hats, long sleeve twill shirts and polos with the WAA logo are available to buy, if interested see Kathy Miller.
Seeing no further business to come before the membership, president Ward entertained a motion from Tony Weber to adjourn the 2007 Wisconsin Angus Association, Cooperative annual meeting. Andy Mindemann seconded motion.

Meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,


Ardel Quam,
Secretary
Wisconsin Angus Association, Cooperative


Wisconsin Angus Association
Board of Directors Meeting
Before the Annual Meeting

January 27, 2007
The Pines, Poynette, WI

The meeting was called to order by President Jim Ward. Those present were: Leslie Mindemann, Tom Peters, Tony Weber, Dave Horstmeyer, Phyllis Tomaw, Jim Ward, Steve Wagemester, Kevin Konkol, Jeff Kind, Dan Downing, Tom Tomaw, Aaron Galbreath, Jerry Cassady, and Ardel Quam.

Old Business: Audit- Konkol moved to accept the audit report. T. Tomaw seconded the motion. Motion carried.

State Fair judge: Nominations were accepted for judge at the 2007 Wisconsin State Fair open Angus show. Dean Janssen, Illinois; Black Bloomberg, Texas; and Bruce Kiesewetter, Iowa were nominated. T. Tomaw moved to close nominations. Konkol seconded the motion and motion carried. Order of choice is as follows: Black Bloomberg, Bruce Kiesewetter, and Dean Janssen. Wisconsin State Fair will be notified of these choices. These judges are if the Angus and the Polled Herefords are showing at the same time. Further discussion on state fair followed. State fair was wondering if the Angus board of directors was in favor of moving the show time to 1:00 because of scheduling changes. With a show of hands the board was in favor of keeping the show in the morning at 8:00 if at all possible. This will also be included in the letter to Bolan at state fair.

Mindemann talked about the Web site. Mindemann moved to offer a free link to any business that advertises in the directory. Downing seconded the motion and motion carried. The committee will barter with any other businesses to link to our Web site for a value. Any additional expense would be their expense.

Mindemann reported on some discussion during the auxiliary annual meeting about the food stand at the state preview show. Was wondering if all three organizations that supported this could work better. This will be on the agenda for the next meeting.

Seeing no further business, Downing moved to adjourn the meeting. Konkol seconded the motion. Meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,


Ardel Quam,
Secretary


Wisconsin Angus Association
Board of Directors Meeting
After the Annual Meeting

January 27, 2007
The Pines, Poynette, WI

The meeting was called to order by President Jim Ward. Those present were: Leslie Mindemann, Jim Hawthorne, Jim Ward, David Horstmeyer, Deb Kind, Tony Weber, Steve Wagemester, Kevin Konkol, Jeff Kind, Dan Downing, Tom Tomaw, Aaron Galbreath, Jerry Cassady, and Ardel Quam.

Ward opened the floor for nominations for the office of president. Tony Weber and Tom Tomaw were nominated. Downing moved to close nominations, Mindemann seconded the motion. Motion carried. A hand vote was taken; Tony Weber was elected the new president.

President Weber opened the floor for nominations for vice president. Dave Horstmeyer and Tom Tomaw were nominated. Ward moved to close nominations and Downing seconded the motion. Nominations were closed. By hand vote Dave Horstmeyer is the new vice president.

Floor was opened for secretary/treasurer nominations. Ardel Quam was nominated. Ward moved to close nominations and to cast a unanimous ballot. Horstmeyer seconded the motion and motion carried.

Seeing no further business, Konkol moved to adjourn the meeting. Hawthorne seconded the motion. Meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,


Ardel Quam,
Secretary



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