Wisconsin Angus Association
Board of Directors Meeting
October 27, 2009
Raemisch Implement, DeForest
The meeting was called to order by President Kevin Konkol. Those present were: Kevin Konkol, Dan Downing, Scott Gaffney, Tony Weber, Jim Hawthorne, Dustin Henningfeld, Steve Wagemester, Dave Horstmeyer, Jeff Kind, Andy Mindemann, Kathy Miller and Ardel Quam.
Secretary report: Downing moved to accept the minutes. Weber seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Treasurer report: Quam handed out an updated financial statement. Downing moved to accept the report. Mindemann seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Old Business: State fair: Horstmeyer- herdsman award went to Thornberry Angus. He has not heard anything about any planning meetings. Will keep the board updated with anything he learns.
Field Day: Hawthorne reported on the field day. Question was raised on the bill from the 2009 field day. Henningfeld moved to pay $1000 to the host of the state field day. Starting with the 2009 and going forward. Gaffney seconded the motion. Motion carried. Quam will be sending Emerald Lane $1000 to help offset some of the costs of the field day.
World Beef Expo: 16 head cataloged- 14 sold 2 no sales. Comments were very good on the sale and the sale catalog.
Audit: The same person will be doing it. The books will go through the end of November.
Annual meeting: Wagemester moved to have the annual meeting at the Cranberry Lodge January 23, 2010. Henningfeld seconded the motion. Quam will work to finalize everything.
New Business: Hawthorne called the AAA for the mailing list of members in Wisconsin. W will use this for the annual meeting mailing.
Spring sale: Horstmeyer- was approached about having a pen of heifers not broke- either open or bred. Would offering something like help with numbers for the sale? The board will take this under consideration.
Weber moved to sponsor the Champion Angus Heifer at the 2009 Badger Kick Off Classic if it is available. Downing seconded the motion. Quam will check on this.
Farm Tech Days- Dates and place have been set: July 20-22, 2010 River Falls.
Annual meeting: see above: directors- Weber & Horstmeyer have each served 2 -3 year terms. Gaffney & Hawthorne have served 1 three term and are eligible for re-election.
Nomination committee: Henningfeld & Wagemester are the committee. Please forward any names of interested individuals to them. Foundation- Kathy reported that 1 association member is needed to replace Dave Horstmeyer. Dan Downing will volunteer to go on.
Spring sale: Hall looks for 50-60 head of quality head. Henningfeld will be sending all board members ideas that he has put together about the state association doing everything for the sale. Hawthorne & Gaffney are the committee chairmen. The mailing list and the printing of the catalog are concerns.
Newsletter: 3rd class mail doesn’t work- changing that. November 25th is the deadline for the next issue.
Feeder calf- Wagemester is going to work with Henningfeld about getting something together for the spring. More to come. Bring this up at the state sale for the bull buyers.
Website: Hawthorne will be doing more updates soon.
Auxiliary: selling gift boxes again with multi breed cheese option –postcards will be sent out.
Next meeting will be before the start of the annual meeting. Seeing no further business Hawthorne moved to adjourn the meeting. Weber seconded the motion. Meeting was adjourned.