MINUTES

MASWCD BOARD REORGANIZATION

Tan-Tar-A Resort

Osage Beach, Missouri

November 28, 2001

 

 

Present

Eli Mast, President

 

Steve Hopper, Past President

Brenda Ebersold, Area I

Richard Morgan, Area II

David Dix, Treasurer

Peggy Lemons, Executive Secretary

Henry Heinze, Area III

Steve Oetting, Area IV

Tom Lambert, Area II Alternate

Roy Pittrich, Cole County SWCD

Bill Hollenbeck, Area V

Kathryn Braden, Area VI

Montie Hawks, Asst. State Conservationist

Robert Thornsberry, Area VII

Steve Huber, Area VIII

The meeting was called to order by President Eli Mast at 6:45 a.m. Eli turned the meeting over to Henry Heinze for the election of President.

Henry asked for nominations for President. A motion was made by Steve Huber to re-elect Eli Mast as President. This motion was seconded by Richard. A motion was made by Richard for nominations to cease and he be elected by acclamation. This was seconded by Kathryn. Motion carried. Eli was elected for another term as President.

Eli Mast took over the meeting, and asked for nominations for 1st Vice President. He explained the duties of the 1st Vice-President. Bill made a motion to nominate Steve Oetting for 1st Vice-President. Steve declined the nomination. Kathryn made a motion to nominate Bill Hollenbeck, this was seconded by Henry. Steve Oetting made a motion for nominations to cease and he be elected by acclamation. This was seconded by Kathryn. Motion carried.

Richard made a motion to nominate Henry Heinze for 2nd Vice President. This motion was seconded by Bob Thornsberry. A motion was made by Henry to nominate Bob Thornsberry. Bob declined the nomination. A motion was made by Bill and seconded by Kathryn that nominations cease and Henry be elected by acclamation. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Henry to nominate Bob Thornsberry for 3rd Vice President, seconded by Steve Huber. A motion was made by Kathryn and seconded by Henry that nominations cease and Bob be elected by acclamation. Motion carried.

David Dix and Peggy Lemons were re-appointed as Treasurer and Executive Secretary.

The North Central Meeting in Chicago on January 3 and 4 will be attended by Eli, Peggy, and Richard or Steve Huber if Richard cannot go.

The NACD National Meeting in Reno, February 3-6, will be attended by Eli, Steve Hopper, and Brenda. Bill and Kathryn will let Peggy know next week. Peggy will attend if possible. Group airfare has been contracted through Continental leaving from Kansas City. Seats not used by the MASWCD Board will be offered to DNR the districts, etc. The auction items were discussed. It was decided to talk with Peter Hofherr about donating some wine for the live auction and the silent auction. Bill will be the flag bearer at Reno if he goes.

Eli reviewed the travel policy with the Board.

New letterhead will be printed and sent to the Board as well as business cards for the new directors and those with changes.

The Urban Committee was appointed last year for 1 year. They will continue to work for another year. The MASWCD representative for the Urban Committee will be Kathryn.

Bill will continue to be the Legislative Committee chair. Eli indicated he will need Bill to take more of a leadership role in this for the upcoming year, especially in the federal legislative work.

Eli indicated that he will need to have someone join him in the meeting with the Governor concerning the $500,000 expansion request. This person should probably be someone who has a contact in the Governor's office. No one was suggested at the time.

A motion was made by Steve Hopper, seconded by Henry to adjourn. Motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 8:00 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

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Peggy Lemons, Executive Secretary