MASWCD Reorganization

Tan-Tar-A Resort

Terrace Drawing Room

November 27, 2007

Present †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††Not Present


Fred Feldmann President

Steve Oetting, Past President

Bruce Biermann Area I

Steve Radcliff, Area II


Kenny Lovelace Area III


Beverly Dometrorch Area IV


George Engelbach Area V

Marie Iiams Area VI


Sharon Gifford, Area VII†††

Harry Robbins Area VIII


Henry Heinze, Area III Alternate


Duane Ebeling, Area III Alternate


David Dix, Treasurer


Peggy Lemons, Executive Director



President Fred Feldmann called the meeting to order at 11:00 a.m.

A motion was made by Beverly that the Board Officers remain the same for another year.This was seconded by Harry. Motion Carried unanimously.


A motion was made by Kenny, seconded by Bruce to appoint David Dix as Treasurer again and David accepted.Motion carried unanimously.


The NACD Board Member and Alternate were discussed.A motion was made by Steve Oetting to nominate Fred Feldmann for the NACD board Member and Steve Radcliff as NACD Alternate.This was seconded by Kenny Lovelace.Motion carried unanimously.


The North Central Regional Board will meet in Chicago January 3 and 4.Fred Feldman, Steve Radcliff and Peggy will plan to attend.A motion was made by Steve Oetting, seconded by Kenny Lovelace, to approve these three attending the Chicago meeting.Motion carried.


The NACD National Meeting will be held in Reno on Febraury 10-14.Fred Feldman, Steve Radcliff and Peggy will plan to attend.A motion was made by Harry Robbins, seconded by Kenny Lovelace, to approve these three attending the Reno meeting.Motion carried unanimously.


Peggy will make travel arrangements and take care of hotel reservations and meeting registrations for these meetings.


The 2008 Education Seminar was discussed.George suggested to use the Senate Lounge or 3rd Floor Rotunda instead of the House Hearing Room for better access to the legislators.Suggested speakers were Bill Foster and the sponsors of the bill for the proposed rules change.The Capitol Plaza hotel is the prefered hotel to use.The suggested time is the latter part of February.Coffee and donuts were also suggested again for 2008.


The Area Directors shared comments they had heard from the Chairmenís Breakfast and the Business Meeting.They also discussed issues being experienced in district board meetings.A motion was made by George, seconded by Beverly, to have Fred discuss these issues with the Commission.Motion carried unanimously.


Due to lunch program, a motion was made by Marie, seconded by Bruce to recess the meeting at 12:00 p.m. and reconvene at 2:30 p.m.Motion carried unanimously.


The 2007 Farm Bill was discussed, what position does MASWCD want to take on any certain items.After discussion, a motion was made by Bruce, seconded by Beverly, to support the Senate version concerning HEL compliance issues, and to support the House version for the CSP program.Motion carried unanimously.


The attendance at the NACD Meeting in Reno was re-visited.A motion was made by Beverly, seconded by Marie, to rescind the motion in place on attendance at NACD meetings and send those Board members who wish to go.Motion carried unanimously.Steve Oetting will probably be attending due to MRRIC meetings, Bruce will be in Arizona already and Marie expressed interest in attending.Other Board members will let Peggy know if they wish to attend so arrangements can be made.


The next meeting will be at the Education Seminar, as soon as the date is set it will be forwarded to the Board.There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:00 p.m.Motion for adjournent made by Steve Oetting, seconded by Steve Radcliff.Motion carried.


Respectfuly submitted



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Peggy Lemons, Executive Director††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Fred Feldmann, President