Board of Directors Meeting
February 28, 2006
UW Farm Headquarters, Arlington, WI
The meeting was called to order by President Jim Ward. Those present: Phyllis Tomaw, Tom Tomaw, Jeff Kind, Tom Peters, Kevin Konkol, Tony Weber, Dan Downing, Aaron Galbreath, Steve Wagemester, Jim Ward, Roger Kreul, Sue Finley and Ardel Quam
Secretary report: T. Tomaw moved to approve the November 8, 2005, minutes. Peters seconded the motion. Minutes approved. Downing moved to approve the minutes from January 28, 2006. Weber seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Treasurer report: Weber moved to accept the treasurer’s report. The motion was seconded by Wagemester. Motion carried.
New business: Marjorie Steive and Brenda Murphy from the Agri-View presented to the board information about a newsletter from the WAA to be run in the Agri-View. The newsletter can be billed per issue. The first issue has gone to print so there are 5 issues remaining cost of $160 per issue. The cost for the year would be $800. What about WAA members who are not WCA members? Would they get the Agri-View? Agri-View will send it to them for one year at no charge- but then would need to go to subscription. Ward opened the floor to discussion about the newsletter in the Agri-View. T. Tomaw moved to accept the presentation from Agri-View. Wagemester seconded the motion. Motion carried. P. Tomaw speaking on behalf of the Auxiliary said they would be willing to pay for one-third of the cost. Downing moved to have WAA take the financial burden the first year of the newsletter. Konkol seconded the motion. Motion carried with 1 nay.
Old Business: T. Tomaw gave the report. Tomaw and Weber have 35 lots cataloged for the March 18th sale. Tomaw feels the sale on Saturday may be an error. Scott Crawford will be the auctioneer. Cassady will not be in attendance. An ad in Angus Journal is running. Midwest Marketer in Iowa is being advertised in. Tomaw asked for $500 from the WAA to pay for local advertising to jump start this new day and time. The sale consignors would be responsible for the rest. Weber seconded the motion. Carried. Tomaw and Finley will work on having something at the fairgrounds on Friday evening (food & beverage).
Annual Meeting: T. Tomaw thanked everyone for all the work. Heck of a day for the associations. Peters moved to have the annual meeting January 27, 2007, at Buds in the Pines. Downing seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Budget: Weber moved to table the budget till the next meeting. Peters seconded the motion. Budget was tabled to the next meeting.
Preview Show: Peters announced the June 11, 2006, will be the date. Floor was open for nominations. Peters nominated Bruce Kiesewetter, IA; Mark Frederickson, MN; Tom Hook, MN; Roger Allen, WI; Joe Starr. T. Tomaw moved to close nominations. Weber seconded the motion. Hand vote was taken. Results were: Bruce Kiesewetter 1st choice, Mark Frederickson 2nd choice, Tom Hook 3rd choice. Show will start at 9:00 am, cattle must be in place by 8 a.m., this is a change from last year.
E-mail from Roger Ferris saying he would not be attending the meeting tonight. Jim will send a reply to Roger.
Committee set up: hand out of the list of committee breakdown. Ward will try to put together a listing later outlining duties. Weber would like not be the chairman for the World Beef Expo committee. A new committee this year would be the PR/Web site/newsletter. Mindemann, T. Tomaw, Konkol, Quam.
Tom Tomaw report on WBE: 2006 is a go. Have an associate that will help coordinate ideas and sponsors for the show. WBE questioned if WAA would be a sponsor at the show in 2006. This will be discussed at next meeting. Angus Hall of Fame has sent a letter to Jim Ward letting him know that they are interested in managing the WBE sale in 2006. This will be discussed at the next meeting.
Next meeting dates: May 16th, August 22nd and November 7th.
A concern was brought up during the annual meeting about the association helping the Kinds for their hospitality during the open preview show. Feeling was that it is not a state association sponsored event. This idea could be re-examined once the budget is set at the next meeting, perhaps something from the show budget.
Auxiliary: will be having their dessert auction at the spring sale and will be offering coffee and donuts sale morning.
Questions were fielded by Kevin Konkol about his announcement at the annual meeting of having a semen & embryo sale offering at the WBE sale. This would be a fund-raiser for part of an upcoming national show down the road, and having more funds for LEAD conferences. He will have more information at the next meeting and will try to have a junior in attendance to also help answer questions.
Weber moved to not send money to the Pioneer Showdown. Peters seconded the motion and it was carried.
Peters moved to adjourn the meeting. Motion seconded by Weber. Meeting was adjourned.