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Aug 27, 2018

Green County Ag Chest

August 2018 Meeting Minutes


Date: Monday, August 27, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM

Place: Albany Lions Club, 402 N. Cincinnati St., Albany, WI


The Board of Directors met at 6:30 PM. Members present were Craig Kamholz-President, Sue Rieder-Secretary, Pam Burke-Treasurer and board members, Ken Rankin, Dean Reeson and Diane Schlafli.  Sue Hellenbrand and Judy Gill with BOTF were also present.  Bonnie Gerner-Vice-President board was absent. Members present discussed Roscoe Fall Festival on September 7 and Cheese Days September 14-16. Per Judy Gill, cream puffs for Cheese Days are ordered. Renting out the people haulers discussed. The red one cost $10,000. The Vets can rent the people haulers and they give a donation. It is recommended that the rent for the people haulers be $220 per hauler, per day. Craig Kamholz will be in charge of bookings and Joe Schwartenberg will be in charge of prepping the haulers and collecting the rent. Craig Kamholz states he does not want to be in charge of hauling and setting up the small trailer next year. Cleaning the trailer was also discussed.

A motion not to return to the Roscoe Fall Festival after 2018 was made by Sue Rieder and seconded by Dean Reeson. Motion carried.


The regular meeting of the Green County Ag Chest was called to order by President Craig Kamholz at 7:28 PM.


Opening Prayer was given by Sarah Blumer-Monticello Dairy Queen.


Secretary’s Report: Sue Rieder presented printed copies of the July meeting minutes. A motion to accept the meeting minutes was made by Bobbi Stricker and seconded by Emma Stricker-Browntown Dairy Queen. Motion carried.


Treasurer’s Report:  Pam Burke presented printed copies of the financial report from July 10-August 27 2018. A motion to accept the financial report was made by Jolene Van Dyk and seconded by Bobbi Stricker. Motion carried.


Old Business:

                Correspondences/Announcements: A lot thank you notes were available to look at after the meeting.

                It was reported the trailer sales at the Green County Fair were good in spite of the rain. It was also reported, the Boone County Fair sales were good. The Ag Chest plans to keep the location they have at the Boone County Fair.

                It was discussed that the FFA trailer may be for sale; the Ag Chest members are interested in purchasing it.

                No addition old business discussed.


New Business:

                Trisha Pernot presented an update on the Alice in Dairyland program of which the Gr Co Ag Chest is a co-sponsor. The reigning Alice in Dairyland will be a Cheese Days all day on Saturday. Trisha also reported there are many fund raising events and activities planned for the near future. The committed needs to come up with a $30, 000 budget for the 2019 Alice in Dairyland event. $4000 is in the account now. Insurance needs for events involving the crowning of the 2019 Alice in Dairyland was also discussed,

                The need for help in the trailers on Sunday from 2-6 pm during Cheese Days was discussed. Per Craig Kamholz, “Bonnie is going to see the parade this year.”

                Craig Kamholz announced that this will be the last year at the Roscoe Fall Festival.

                Craig is also looking for help pulling the small trailer to events. The Ag Chest pays $3 per mile one way, with a minimum of $30. Patience is needed to learn to check supplies, set up the trailer and make sure all is running correctly. It is a 16 foot trailer and a ½ ton truck could handle it. Please see Craig Kamholz after the meeting.


Past Queens introduced themselves.


County Queen Chairperson’s Report: Rae Reeson thanked Judy Gill for arranging the limo-bus for the Queens to travel to the State Fair in. The Queens worked the House of Moo. Rae stated she her back from the House of Moo people that the Queens were the most professional group to work with. Rae also reported, “The Queens are ready to rock Cheese Days!”


Queens present were: Brenna Meier-Green County Dairy Queen, Emily Makos-Green County Dairy Princess, Averey Marean-Albany Dairy Queen, Emma Stietz-Blanchardville Dairy Queen, Rileigh Powers-Brodhead Dairy Queen, Ivy Horn-Brooklyn Dairy Queen, Emma Stricker-Browntown Dairy Queen, Eva Van Dyk-Monroe Dairy Queen, and Sarah Blumer-Monticello Dairy Queen. The Queens introduced themselves by reporting on their State Fair experiences, except for Emily Makos, she had her tonsils out.


Other Business: Craig Kamholz thanked the Dairy Queens for the good job they did at the Green County Fair.  He also reported, the Farm Bureau meeting is next Thursday and would like any available Queens to help with cheese trays at the beginning of the meeting. The meeting is at the Peppercorn.


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


Meeting adjourned at 8:26 PM


Closing Prayer was given by Eva Van Dyk–Monroe Dairy Queen.


Respectfully submitted,

Sue Rieder

Green County Ag Chest Secretary

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