Wisconsin Angus Association
Board of Directors Meeting
August 22, 2006
Marda Angus Farm, Lodi, Wis.
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, Jim Ward, Aaron Galbreath, Steve Wagemester, Jim Ward and Ardel Quam.
Secretary report: T. Tomaw moved to approve the May 16, 2006, minutes with the correction of the sale amount listed. Weber seconded the motion. Minutes approved.
Treasurer report: Weber moved to accept the treasurer report. The motion was seconded by Mindemann. Motion carried.
Old Business: Spring Sale - One lot has not been paid for yet but still has the cow/calf pair. Tomaw is working on getting this taken care of. He will keep the board up-to-date on the outcome of this. Tomaw will verify that the fairgrounds are booked for the same Saturday next year.
Budget: Mindemann handed out the budget that she put together. Amounts were gone over. Figures look good for 2006. Income is higher than what was projected.
Preview Show: Peters gave his report. Thank you to the Kind family for again hosting a get together on Saturday evening at their farm.
New business: WBE sale - copy of the sale catalog was handed out for board members to view. The sale has 24 lots in the sale plus the tank of champions put together by the WJAA as a fund-raiser. L. Mindemann will be organizing the ring. T. Tomaw reported on the offer that the WAA had to WBE to sponsor the exhibitor get together on Thursday evening. The Wisconsin Hereford Association will also be helping in the sponsorship of this. Kathy Miller sent out word that she would like the WAA, WJAA and the Auxiliary to bring items for the silent auction.
Audit: Ward brought up the idea about getting the audit done before the annual meeting. The idea was brought up of doing it by the first of the year. Would the association need to look at having an outside source audit the books? Konkol move to establish December 1st through November 30th as the fiscal year for auditing purposes. T. Tomaw seconded the motion. Motion carried. Tomaw will look into what an audit will cost and get back to the board of directors with that information.
Committee reports: Annual meeting - Mindemann will be coordinating the silent auction and the raffle again. For the raffle would like to stay away from semen this upcoming meeting.
Other business: Mindemann reported on a letter from Sue Finley about advertising in the Midwest Herdsman. Would charge $30 a year for running information in the magazine. Weber moved to pay the $30 to Sue Finley. Downing seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Wisconsin Jaycees was wondering if the WAA would have any nominations for outstanding young farmer. Applications are due November 1, 2006. Mindemann moved to nominate Mike Mason as a candidate for Wisconsin Outstanding Young Farmer from the WAA. Weber seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Ward brought up what the retiring board members get at the end of their years of service. Perhaps these board members could get something for them at the end of their 6 years of service. A pullover or plaques were some ideas brought up. Konkol will get some options together for the next meeting.
Kathy Miller was wondering if anyone would be interested in getting WAA or WJAA shirts be it polos or denims for anyone wanting them. Peters will look into what costs these would be.
Mindemann wondered if any merit would be brought if the association would put together a feeder calf sale for the smaller breeders. A survey will be put together to see if any interest in this. Mindemann will look at using the Web site to get a feeling about any interest in this. If enough interest perhaps WAA can look to use the Superior market.
Question was raised as to why don’t more members use the classifieds on our website?
A new WCA representative for WAA is needed. Terry Quam has served two three-year terms and needs to have a replacement. Konkol would like to have more information regarding the meetings and times but would consider the position. He will be in contact with T. Quam to get more information.
Next meeting date is November 7th. Peters moved to adjourn the meeting. Motion seconded by Weber. Meeting was adjourned.