Green County Ag Chest
October 2016 Meeting Minutes
Date: Monday, October 24, 2016
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: Green County Justice Center, Monroe, WI
The Board met at 7:30 PM. Members in Attendance: Craig Kamholz-President; Sue Rieder-secretary, Pam Burke-treasurer and board members, Julene Elmer, Bonnie Gerner and Judy Gill.
Discussion items: Becky Granberg met with the board in regards to plans for Dairy Days 2017 in Argyle. Board discussed the Dairy Queen program for the future. Diane Schlafli would like to be on the BOTF committee next year.
The regular meeting of the Gr Co Ag Chest was called to order by President Kamholz at 8:10 PM.
The opening prayer: Sharlene Swedlund-Juda Dairy Queen
Secretary’s report: Sue Rieder read the September 12, 2016 meeting minutes. A motion to accept the minutes was made by Sierra Helfvogt-Browntown Dairy Queen and seconded by Ken Rankin. Motion carried.
Treasurer’s Report: Pam Burke presented printed copies of the September 12 through October 24, 2016 Profit and Loss sheet and printed copies of the Balance Sheet as of October 24, 2016. A motion to approve the treasurer’s report was made by Emily Streiff-Green County Princess and seconded by Brielle Hayden-Monroe Dairy Queen. Motion carried.
Past Queens introduced themselves.
Queens present were Libby Beck-Green County Dairy Queen, Emily Streiff-Green County Dairy Princess, Clarice Loeffelholz-Belleville Dairy Queen, Samantha Holmstrom-Blanchardville Dairy Queen, Elizabeth McGuire-Brodhead Dairy Queen, Sierra Helfvogt-Browntown Dairy Queen, Sharlene Swedlund-Juda Dairy Queen, Brielle Hayden-Monroe Dairy Queen, and Erin Lehr-Monticello Dairy Queen.
County Queens’ Chairperson Report was given by Pam Burke. The group pictures turned out well. The Queens participated in the Corn Maze, Milk Marketing Board and the New Glarus Home Party. Upcoming events include UFO Day in Belleville, Grocery promos and the Christmas Parade.
Correspondences and Announcements: Many Thank you notes were read and available for viewing after the meeting.
Craig Kamholz and Bonnie Gerner explained the money given to the State Fair kids. The Ag Chest gives $25 to each kid who represents Green County with an Ag related project at the State Fair.
Craig Kamholz reported the numbers were down a bit from Cheese Days. Stated there was not power to the vendors on the north side of the square for most of Friday afternoon and the power was spotting for Friday evening. Also the line to the Cheese Tent hurt the trailer sales.
Craig Kamholz and Bonnie Gerner reported that leftover food items that were able to be donated went to the Green Cares Food Pantry. Left over cream puffs from Cheese Days were given the Pleasant View Nursing Home and St.Clare Friedensheim.
Announcements and discussions: Becky Granberg and the Ag Chest are already in discussion for the 2017 Dairy Days in Argyle. Craig Kamholz stated this is a good sign for next year.
The offices of Vice-President, treasurer and 2 board members (Bonnie Gerner and Julene Elmer) are up for elections in November. A nominating committee will need to be formed. Typically the Vice-President puts the committee together.
Craig Kamholz discussed getting the trailers out and cleaned in April next year. Stated the big trailer will need new signage and a new door. Also will need to replace the stabilizer jack and check windows for leaks.
Bonnie Gerner thanked the Green County Ag Chest for the 50th anniversary card and gift certificate. Bonnie stated she plans “a trip to Hawaii and in 10 years, Ed will come and get me!”
The November meeting will be at 6 PM with the board meeting at 5:30 PM.
Closing Prayer: Brielle Hayden-Monroe Dairy Queen
A motion to adjourn was made by Rae Reeson and seconded by Emily Streiff-Green County Dairy Princess. Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 8:45 PM
Respectfully submitted by
Sue Rieder, Secretary