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Feb 25, 2013

Green County Ag Chest Monthly Meeting Minutes

Date: February 25, 2013

Time: 8:10 PM

Place: Green County Justice Center, Monroe, WI


Board in attendance: VP Jeff Ditzenberger, Secretary Candee Christen, Treasurer Pam Burke and Bonnie Gerner. Absent were President Craig Kamholz, Joe Schwarzenberger and Wayne Monte.


The meeting was called to order by VP Ditzenberger.


The opening prayer was given by Clare Gietzel, Green County Dairy Princess.


Secretary’s Report: January 28, 2013 meeting minutes to approve, MOTION (Darlyne Schneider/Alyssa Cramer), approved.


Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Burke presented the balance sheet for the month of January.

               Checking acct- $16,362.94

               Jeglum acct-     $ 1,995.24

MOTION to approve (Judy Gill/ Sue Hellenbrand), approved.


Present Queen Reports: all queens present except Alexandra and Samantha.


Past Queens present: Rachel Shrader, Lydia Russell, Lindsey Woller, Lisa Behnke and Pam Burke.


County Queens’ Chair Report: given by Committee Chair Pam Burke.

               -newspaper articles continue to be handed in by the Queens.

               -Nursing home parties continue to be scheduled in each of the girls’ hometown.

               -March 17 is the St. Patrick Day parade in Monroe. Let Pam know if you are attending.

               -a date will be set soon to have the queens’ picture taken with the BOTF host family to be used

               on the billboard display in May.


BOTF updates:

               -Judy corrected the address for the BOTF (W7744 Smock Valley Road); the milking facility is                separate from the farmstead. As well as the farm is called Southern Ridge Caw Palace owned                by Jeff and Katie Falk.  The updates will be made on the website as well.

               -next BOTF committee meeting is Monday, March 4, 2013 at 6:30pm at the farm.


Ag Chest Meeting date changed:

               -the April 22nd meeting has been changed to Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 7:30 PM at the Albany                Lions Club, Albany.  This will be a meeting and awards banquet format to acknowledge the                scholarship recipients. A meal will be served, to be announced.


Alyssa Cramer spoke on behalf of the Green County Junior Holstein Quiz bowl members that have qualified for the National Jr. Quiz Bowl competition requesting support and possible monetary donation from the Ag Chest for the members to attend. MOTION to donate $250, (Bonnie Gerner/Sue Hellenbrand), approved.


Bonnie Gerner then spoke on her recent trip to Guatemala as a church mission trip.  The city was very primitive with over 8 million people basically living on top of each other with very little running water and no hot water and very few public rest room facilities and there is not any type of sewer system.  She slept on a fourth floor rooftop, steps the only way to access it. Everyone has dogs that run at large and roosters and there is always barking and crowing at all hours so rest was little.  They worked hard helping children in the schools, their days were very long.  She stated that we need to be very thankful for what we have here in the United States and appreciate the basics.


Closing prayer was given by Taylor Behnke, Green County Dairy Queen.


MOTION to adjourn (Judy Gill/ Rachel Shrader), approved, 8:55 PM.


Respectfully submitted,

Candee J. Christen, Secretary













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