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Apr 30, 2018

Green County Ag Chest

April 2018 Meeting Minutes


Date: Monday, April 30, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM

Place: Albany Lions Club, Cincinnati Street, Albany, WI

The Board of Directors met at 6:30 PM. Members present were Craig Kamholz-President, Bonnie Gerner-Vice President, Sue Rieder-Secretary, Pam Burke-Treasurer and board members, Ken Rankin, Dean Reeson and Diane Schlafli.  Julene Elmer was also present.  Craig Kamholz stated the people hauler was sold before he could get back to them. Pam Burke is asking to get the food license out of the big trailer. It is still current and can to be used for Cows on the Concourse. Bonnie Gerner reported the Koenig trailer is not available for checking in volunteers at the BOTF. Pam Burke stated 3 more scholarship applications were received. 2 were dated before the deadline, one was not.

A motion to accept the 2 scholarships that were dated before the deadline was made by Diane Schlafli and seconded by Bonnie Gerner. Motion carried.  Pam Burke stated she will talk to the late applicant.

A motion for Pam Burke to work with the bank in appropriately naming the Gr Co Ag Chest Promotion account to include Alice in Dairyland was made by Dean Reeson and seconded by Ken Rankin. Motion carried.

The regular meeting of the Green County Ag Chest was called to order by President Craig Kamholz at 7:15 PM.

Opening Prayer was given by Skye Hoffman-Blanchardville Dairy Queen.

Secretary’s Report: Sue Rieder presented printed copies of the March meeting minutes. A motion to accept the meeting minutes was made by Ken Rankin and seconded by Tina Fey. Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report:  Pam Burke presented printed copies of the financial report from March 26-April 30 2018. A motion to accept the financial report was made by Karen Buck and seconded by Paige Bittner-Gr Co Dairy Princess. Motion carried.

Old Business:

                Correspondences/Announcements: A thank you note from Bonnie Gerner was read by Sue Rieder. Pam Burke stated 14 scholarship applications were received this year.

New Business:

                BOTF updates were given by Judy Gill and Sue Hellenbrand. Donations are coming in good.  Shuttle bus sites will be Monroe and New Glarus. There will be a bus dedicated to BOTF workers leaving Wal-Mart at 5:15. Traffic flow discussed. There is a need for coffee cakes, but worker slots are filling up.

                Dairy Days updates were given by Sally Roe and Rae Reeson.  The Queen and Princess Judging will be June 22. The Brunch is June 23 with Moo-tails starting at 10:00 am and the Crowning of the 2018-2019 Gr Co Dairy Queen and Princess will be downtown Monticello at 2 pm.

Past Queens introduced themselves.

County Queen Chairperson’s Report: Rae Reeson welcomed the candidates. Rae reported the billboard was up. Rae thanked the Milk Marketing Board and Angie Edge for donating 780 books, A Farm of Many Colors, to Kindergarten students of Green County. For the Grocery store dairy promotions in the communities, each Dairy Queen did one and helped with one. May 20 is the Community Dairy Queens interviews/judging. Crowning dates are posted.  Rae stated the Dairy Queens and candidates know their duties for BOTF.

Queens present were: Haley Mueller-Green County Dairy Queen, Paige Bittner-Green County Dairy Princess, Ainsley Krueger-Albany Dairy Queen, Mikayla Brey-Belleville Dairy Queen, Skye Hoffman-Blanchardville Dairy Queen, Skylar Stanley-Brodhead Dairy Queen, Kaitlyn Fey-Browntown-Dairy Queen, Jaiden Walker-Juda Dairy Queen, Stephanie Kolden-Monroe Dairy Queen, Lindsey Pence-Monticello Dairy Queen and Hailey Raymond-New Glarus. The Queens gave their radio reports, stated their favorite event and introduced their candidates. Lindsey Pence-Monticello Dairy Queen presented a $550 check to the Gr Co Ag Chest from the Farm to Table event in Monticello.  Paige Bittner-Green County Dairy Queen Princess thanked the Ag Chest for pizza and bowling party after the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Rae Reeson had the Community Dairy Queen Chairpersons introduce themselves and thanked them for their support. Craig Kamholz thanked the Queens for all their hard work this past year. He stated they have all grown in confidence this past year.

A motion to adjourn was made by Ken Rankin and was seconded by Judy Gill. Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 8:06 PM

Closing Prayer was given by Stephanie Kolden–Monroe Dairy Queen.

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Rieder

Green County Ag Chest Secretary

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