MASWCD Conference Call
January 5, 2009
Steve Radcliff, President
Fred Feldmann, Past President
Bruce Biermann , Area 1
Tom Lambert, Area 2
Kenny Lovelace, Area 3
Beverly Dometrorch, Area 4
George Engelbach, Area 5
Ben Gorden, Area 6
Sharon Gifford, Area 7
Steve Huber, Area 8
Peggy Lemons, Executive Director
President Steve Radcliff opened the meeting at 8:00 p.m. and approved a quorum by roll call.
The first item discussed was
attendance at the NACD National Meeting in
The next item discussed was the auction item for the NACD Legislative Auction. The clock seems to be a good item however proves a little difficult to transport. A motion was made by Bruce Biermann to have the clock but use brochures, pictures at the auction and then ship the clock to the winning bidder with MASWCD covering the shipping costs. Beverly Dometrorch seconded this motion. Motion carried by voice vote.
The next item discussed was the poster contest categories. This year there are two additional categories due to the poster contest being coordinated with the Smithsonian Soils Display. A motion was made by Bruce Biermann to include both these new categories in the state poster contest for 2009. Tom Lambert seconded the motion. Motion carried by a voice vote. The other issue with the poster contest is that NACD is requiring all posters to include the “Dig It” theme title and no other. A motion was made by Beverly Dometrorch, seconded by Tom Lambert, to have the state contest follow the guidelines of NACD and require the theme “Dig It” on the poster. Motion carried by voice vote.
Another item Steve Radcliff wanted to discuss is the idea of hosting a speech contest in conjunction with FFA. He has been discussing this with a local FFA Advisor on how this could be accomplished. The FFA area competitions would handle it at their level with the 16 area winners competing at the 6 district competitions. The 6 district winners would have a run-off at Tan-Tar-A with MASWCD helping select the judging panel and providing the prizes for the winners. Some organizations that currently do speech contests have prizes in the range of $200 for first place and $100 for second place. We would probably need to provide hotel rooms for the competing students at the Training Conference. The FFA area and district competitions are normally done by the end of November providing the timing of having district winners hold a run-off for a state winner at Tan-Tar-A. Steve Radcliff stated this is normally a 5-6 minute speech with 5 minutes of questions. The difference between this and the Envirothon is that this is an individual speech whereas the Envirothon is a team speech. This could be promoted at the 2009 FFA state meeting this April.
Next the 2009 Education Seminar was
discussed. The dates are March 11 and
12, Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and the Third
Floor Rotunda of the
Steve Radcliff asked
There being no further business, a motion was made by Bruce Biermann to adjourn. Motion seconded by Kenny Lovelace. Motion carried by voice vote. Conference call adjourned at 8:55 p.m.