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Sep 12, 2016

Green County Ag Chest

September 2016 Meeting Minutes

Date: Monday, September 12, 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: Getting ready for Cheese Days, Monticello FFA donation, and Queens activities for the upcoming year.

The regular meeting of the Green County Ag Chest was called to order by President Kamholz at 8:07 PM.

The opening prayer: Elizabeth McGuire– Brodhead Dairy Queen

Secretary’s report: Sue Rieder read the July 11, 2016 meeting minutes. A motion to accept the minutes was made by Sierra Helfvogt-Browntown Dairy Queen and seconded by Libby Beck-Green County Dairy Queen. Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report: Pam Burke presented printed copies of the July 11 through September 12, 2016 Profit and Loss sheet and printed copies of the Balance Sheet as of September 12, 2016. A motion to approve the treasurer’s report was made by Judy Gill and seconded by Ken Rankin.  Motion carried.

Past Queens introduced themselves.

Queens present were Libby Beck-Green County Dairy Queen, Emily Streiff-Green County Dairy Princess, Elizabeth McGuire-Brodhead Dairy Queen, Madeline Halverson-Brooklyn Dairy Queen, Sierra Helfvogt-Browntown Dairy Queen, Sharlene Swedlund-Juda Dairy Queen, and Erin Lehr-Monticello Dairy Queen.

County Queens’ Chairperson Report was given by Pam Burke. Upcoming events include Cheese Days, the group photo is planned for October, a Halloween Party and UFO Days in Belleville.

Old Business:

Bonnie Gerner reported on the Boone County Fair and the Roscoe Fall Festival. Bonnie stated the Boone County Fair is a beautiful fair, but hard to get help to come down to it. It takes commitment to work it. As for, Roscoe, Bonnie stated it is a hard place to find, but is family friendly. The crowd likes the ice cream and cream puffs. There was some confusion on whether the food license had been paid. Pam Burke will check into it and make sure the Ag Chest did not double pay.

Craig Kamholz reported on the Breakfast on the Farm Supper at Tofflers. Craig stated there was a good turn out and it was good to see the past host families and the future host families talking with each other.

Correspondences and Announcements: A thank you note from Cows on the Concourse was read.

New Business:

Announcements and discussions: Cheese Days trailer shifts discussed. Per Bonnie Gerner, “could use more help for Friday 1 pm – 4 pm and Saturday 10 am – 1 pm and 4 pm – 7 pm.” There will be one trailer for ice cream and one trailer for cream puffs. Prices will be in dollar amounts to keep things simple.

Elizabeth McGuire-Brodhead Dairy Queen discussed Food for America, September 27 at the Spring Grove Dairy from 8 am – 2 pm. They are planning for 500 4th graders. The Ag Chest ice cream trailer will be there.

A motion not to take the trailer to the Fall Diddley (a big craft show) at the Boone County Fair Grounds on October 8 & 9 was made by Bonnie Gerner and seconded by Sue Rieder. The fee is $400. Discussion was “it’s tough to get workers after Cheese Days.” Motion carried.

Discussion was led by Craig Kamholz in regards to a vision to have a dual purpose building for the Ag Chest on the Green County Fairs grounds.

Vice-President, treasurer and 2 board members (Bonnie Gerner and Julene Elmer) are up for elections in November.

Closing Prayer:  Elizabeth McGuire-Brodhead Dairy Queen

A consensual motion to adjourn was made. Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 8:55 PM

Respectfully submitted by

Sue Rieder, Secretary

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