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IOWA STATE ABERDEEN ANGUS BREEDERS ASSOCIATION MINUTES
August 15, 2016

Board Meeting
President Becker called the meeting to order at 4:30 pm of the Iowa State Aberdeen Angus Breeders Association.  It was held at the Gammons Building, Iowa State Fair Grounds, Des Moines, IA

Board Members in Attendance:  Chris Miller, Past President, Doug Schroeder, Southeast at Large, Ted Greiman, North Central, Kevin Maas, 6 Rivers, Ron Skarda, Iowa Southern, George Bieber, Northeast,  Erle Driscoll, Hawkeye; Ed Wiederstein, Botna Valley; Mike Wells, Southeast IA; Cody Jensen, Vice President, Joe Becker, President and Tricia & Colby Holmes, Executive Secretary.

Business Conducted
The agenda and minutes from the April meeting were read and accepted. 

Colby Holmes presented the treasurers report on the business she has conducted.  The Association currently has 1 CD valued at $33105.33.  In the First National Bank Checking $30990.33, Payables totaled $4004.71.  Accounts Receivable valued at $4699.00.  Skarda made the motion to approve the treasurers report as given.  The motion was seconded by Schroeder.  Motion carried.

American Angus Regional Manager, Adam Conover briefed the board on the news from the Angus Association.  Membership and registrations are up.  The Annual Meeting is in Indianapolis, IN on November 5th-7th. 

2017 Preview– The 2017 Preview will be in Iowa City, IA  with Johnson Co. Angus Association hosting.

2017 NJAS – Greiman briefed the board on the 2017 NJAS that will be in Des Moines.  We are currently selling embryo lottery tickets as our major fundraiser. 

It was noted that the 2017 Expo judge will be Arlen Sawyer.

Driscoll made the motion to adjourn, seconded by Maas.  The next board meeting will be at the ICA Building on September 25th.

Respectfully submitted:

Tricia Holmes
Executive Secretary. 


IOWA STATE ABERDEEN ANGUS BREEDERS ASSOCIATION MINUTES
APRIL 10, 2016

Board Meeting
President Becker called the meeting to order at 11:02 am of the Iowa State Aberdeen Angus Breeders Association.  It was held at the Iowa Cattlemen’s Building, Ames, IA. 

Board Members in Attendance:  Ron Skarda, Iowa Southern, , Doug Schroeder, Southeast at Large, Jim Werner, Southwest at Large, Drew Schroeder, Eastern IA,, Ted Greiman, North Central,  Jim O’Neill, Botna Valley, Kevin Maas, 6 Rivers, George Bieber, Northeast,  Mike Wells , Southeast Ia, Ed Wiederstein, Botna Valley, Eric Johnson, Warren Co., Chris Miller, Past President, Cody Jensen, Vice President, Joe Becker, President and Tricia & Colby Holmes, Executive Secretary.

Business Conducted

The agenda and minutes from the February meeting were read and accepted. 

Tricia Holmes presented the treasurers report on the business she has conducted.  The Association currently has 1 CD valued at $33105.33.  In the First National Bank Checking $31228.53, Payables totaled $22533.02.  Accounts Receivable valued at $27848.07.  It was noted that the receipts and payables included income and commission from the expo and bull test.  Skarda made the motion to approve the treasurers report as given.  The motion was seconded by ONeill.  Motion carried.

Johnson Co. Angus Association asked the board to become a viable association and would like to host the 2017 Iowa Angus Preview.  Wiederstein made the motion to accept the Johnson Co. Angus Association as long as the terms for an association were met, seconded by ONeill.  Motion carried.

IBBC Representative – Miller made the motion that the sitting Vice President be the second representative for IBBC, seconded by Schroeder.  Motion carried.
2016 Preview  - held in Eldora, IA.  Junior Show judge – Nate Ruby, Open Show Judge – Scott Bayer. 

Bull Test – The sale grossed $152,750 to average $3602.

Promotion – 2016 Tour – the Northeast Association will be looking into doing it.  Johnson made the motion to allow Shelly Mardesen to be administrator of the Junior portion of the website so junior pictures could be updated.  Seconded by Skarda.  Motion carried. 

Expo – Miller made the motion to have the following judges in order, 1.  Greg Butman, 2nd.  Arlen Sawyer, 3rd  Dru Uden, 4th Luke Lemeneger.  Motion was seconded by Schroeder.  Motion carried.  

Wells made the motion that the judge does not put a value on the animals.  Seconded by Schroeder.  Motion Carried.

Miller made the motion to add the following divisions to the expo sale:

Fall heifers, Pregnancies and Flushes. 

Seedstock – Skarda made the motion to nominate Brandt Farms for the Seedstock Producer of the Year.  Seconded by ONeill.  Motion carried.          

Skarda nominated Butch and Patsy Neumeyer for the Lyle Haring award.  Seconded by Greiman.  Motion carried.

Greiman made the motion to nominate John Rash as the North East director at Large.  This director became open after Cody Jensen was named Vice President.   Motion seconded by Miller, Motion carried. 

Schroeder made the motion to adjourn, seconded by Maas.  The next board meeting will be at the Iowa State Fair.

Respectfully submitted:

Tricia Holmes
Executive Secretary. 


IOWA STATE ABERDEEN ANGUS BREEDERS ASSOCIATION MINUTES
February 16, 2016

Board Meeting
President Miller called the meeting to order at 2:45 pm of the Iowa State Aberdeen Angus Breeders Association.  It was held in the Gammon Building at the Iowa State Fair Building in Des Moines, IA. 

Board Members in attendance were:  President Miller , Vice President Becker, Hawkeye - Erle Driscoll;  Denison - Jim O’Neill; Northeast at large - Cody Jensen; Southwest at Large - Jim Werner;  Iowa Southern -Kirk Brandt; Mike Wells - Southeast;  Botna Valley - Ed Wiederstein;  Doug Schroeder - Southeast At Large; Bob Paulsrud - Northwest at Large; George Bieber - Northeast;  Danny Bradshaw - Tall Corn; Ted Greiman - North Central; Kevin Maas - Six Rivers; Eric Johnson – Warren Co; Dave Nichols - American Angus Board;  and Tricia and Colby Holmes, Executive Secretary.

Business Conducted
The agenda and minutes from the September meeting were read and accepted.

Tricia Holmes presented the treasurers report on the business she has conducted.  The Association currently has 1 CD’s valued at $33105.33.  In the Union National Bank checking $41252.82. Payables totaled $18921.24.  Accounts Receivable valued at $12472.33 (this includes directory and Jan/Feb. paper that were just sent out).  Brandt made the motion to approve the Treasurers report as given.  The motion was seconded by Jensen.  Motion carried. 
The board held its election of officers for the 2016 year.  ONeill made the motion to nominate Joe Becker for President, seconded by Schroeder. Schroeder made the motion for Cody Jensen as Vice President, seconded by Greiman.  Wiederstein made the motion for a unanimous ballot, seconded by Maas.  Motion carried.

The next meeting will be held on April 10, 2016.  Driscoll made the adjourn, seconded by Brandt.  Motion Carried. 

Respectfully submitted

Tricia Holmes
Executive Secretary


IOWA STATE ABERDEEN ANGUS BREEDERS ASSOCIATION MINUTES
OCTOBER 5TH, 2014

Board Meeting

President Chris Miller called the meeting to order at 11:00 am of the Iowa State Aberdeen Angus Breeders Association. It was held at the Iowa Cattlemens Building, Ames, IA. Board members in attendance were: Past President Ron Skarda, President Chris Miller, Vice President Joe Becker, North Central - Ted Greiman; Northeast - George Bieber; Mike Wells - Southeast; Cody Jensen- Northeast Iowa; Jim Werner - Southwest at Large; Kevin Maas - 6 Rivers; Ed Wiederstein - Botna Valley; Cheryl Barker - Hawkeye, Eric Johnson - Warren Co, and Tricia and Colby Holmes, Executive Secretaries.

Business Conducted
The agenda and minutes from the June meeting were read and accepted.

Tricia Holmes presented the treasurers report on the business she has conducted. The Association currently has 1 CD valued at $32028.26. In the First National Bank checking $28253.67. Payables totaled $1861.27. Accounts Receivable valued at $6279.00. Jensen made the motion to approve the treasurers report as given. The motion was seconded by Greiman. Motion carried.

The 2015 budget was presented. Jensen made the motion to approve the budget. Seconded by Bieber. motion carried.

The 2015 Iowa Angus Preview was discussed. It will be held on June 12-14, 2015 in Atlantic. Preview judges were listed as follows: 1. Chris Mullinix; 2. Jake Scott; 3. Cody Sankey; 4. Jerry Talma; 5. Kevin Jensen; 6. Jason Hoffman. Greiman made the motion to approve the list as stated. Seconded by Skarda. Motion carried. Iowa State Fair judges Jeff Sargent; 2. Randy Daniel; 3. Randy Perry. Greiman seconded the motion. Motion carried. Wells made the following motion: Iowa Expo sale committee possibles: 1. Gene Doran; 2. Matt Deppe/Kellie Carolan. 3. Jay Steenhook; 4. Merle Schrage; . Jensen seconded. Motion carried.

Skarda made the motion to approve Chris and Dixie McCormick as junior advisors. The motion was seconded by Maas. Motion carried. Maas made the motion to change the directory ads to $300 per page and the paper to $380 starting in the 2015 year. Motion seconded by Jensen. Motion carried.

The board discussed the tour and what a success it was. The 2017 NJAS headquarters will be the Sheraton and the Theme is Join the Angus team in 2017. Robina Leonard thanked the board for nominating her family for the Lyle Haring award. The next meeting will be held in Des Moines on February 10th. Barker made the adjourn, seconded by Maas. Motion Carried.

Respectfully submitted
Tricia Holmes Executive Secretary


IOWA STATE ABERDEEN ANGUS BREEDERS ASSOCIATION MINUTES
August 11, 2014

Board Meeting

President Chris Miller called the meeting to order at 3:30 pm of the Iowa State Aberdeen Angus Breeders Association. It was held at the Iowa State Fair Grounds, Des Moines, IA. Board members in attendance were: Past President Ron Skarda, President Chris Miller, Vice President Joe Becker, American Angus Board Member - Doug Schroeder; North Central - Ted Greiman; Northeast - George Bieber; Mike Wells - Southeast; Cody Jensen- Northeast Iowa; Kirk Brandt - Iowa Southern; Jason Schroeder - Eastern Ia; Ed Wiederstein - Botna Valley; Jim O’Neill - Denison; Bob Paulsrud - Northwest; Erle Driscoll - Hawkeye and Kevin Maas- 6 Rivers; and Tricia and Colby Holmes, Executive Secretaries.

Business Conducted
The agenda and minutes from the June meeting were read and accepted.

Tricia Holmes presented the treasurers report on the business she has conducted. The Association currently has 1 CD valued at $32028.26. In the First National Bank checking $30284.69. Payables totaled $2563.93. Accounts Receivable valued at $7372.51. Jensen made the motion to approve the treasurers report as given. The motion was seconded by Greiman. Motion carried.

Doug Schroeder, American Angus Board Member briefed the board on the activities of the American Angus Association. CAB was up 25% in acceptance rate, this is the 8th year of an increase.

Dave Nichols, Iowa candidate for the American Angus Board of Directors addressed the board about his candidacy. The theme for the 2017 National Junior Angus Show in Des Moines is “Winning with the Angus team in 2017. It was noted that we had $60011 in a CD and $2700 in checking.

The 2015 Preview was discussed. It was tabled until the fall meeting because of a scheduling conflict. The 2014 tour is going to be on August 23rd and the Northwest Iowa Angus breeders are hosting the event. Bull Test Chairman Kirk Brandt briefed the board on the recommended changes for the 2015 Ia Angus Bull test. He made the motion to move the sale to the 1st Saturday in April, it will be held with a cow sale at the Lamoni Livestock Auction, it would also eliminate the use of the current auctioneer and ring service. Jensen seconded the motion. Motion carried.

The 2015 Ia Beef Expo Judge will be Rob Fanning. The next meeting will be held in Ames on October 5th at the Iowa Cattlemen’s Building. Driscoll made the adjourn, seconded by Maas. Motion Carried.

Respectfully submitted
Tricia Holmes Executive Secretary


IOWA STATE ABERDEEN ANGUS BREEDERS ASSOCIATION MINUTES
June 14th, 2014

Board Meeting

President Chris Miller called the meeting to order at 4:00 pm of the Iowa State Aberdeen Angus Breeders Association. It was held in Washington, IA, immediately following the Junior Preview Show. Board members in attendance were: President Chris Miller, Vice President - Joe Becker; Ron Skarda - Past President; North Central - Ted Greiman; Northeast at large - Cody Jensen; Mike Wells - Southeast; Doug Schroder, National Board; Erle Driscoll - Hawkeye; Ed Wiederstein, Botna Valley; and Tricia and Colby Holmes, Executive Secretaries.

Business Conducted
The agenda and minutes from the April meeting were read and accepted.

Tricia Holmes presented the treasurers report on the business she has conducted. The Association currently has 1 CD valued at $32028.26. In the Union National Bank checking $35455.85. Payables totaled $1007.77. Accounts Receivable valued at $3237.01. Greiman made the motion to approve the treasurers report as given. The motion was seconded by Schroeder. Motion carried.

The board discussed the 2015 Preview. Botna Valley expressed interest in hosting the 2015 Preview in Atlantic. More information will be available at the state fair meeting. Doug Schroeder gave a report on the national board. A new service is available, angusauctions.com, a new service headed up by Brett Spader. CAB is up 108% in ten years and the Iowa Premium Beef in Tama is up and running and will be CAB certified.

The 2017 NJAS tentative dates are July 9-15, 2017. The next meeting will be held in Des Moines on August 11th at the Iowa State Fair. Driscoll made the motion to adjourn, seconded by Johnson. Motion Carried.


IOWA STATE ABERDEEN ANGUS BREEDERS ASSOCIATION MINUTES
APRIL 14th, 2014

Board Meeting

President Miller called the meeting to order at 7:20 9m of the Iowa State Aberdeen Angus Breeders Association. It was held in the Iowa Cattlemen's Building, Ames, IA. Board Members in attendance were: President Miller, Vice President - Joe Becker; Past President - Ron Skarda; Northeast at Large - Cody Jensen; Mike Wells - Southeast; Kirk Brandt - Iowa Southern; Ted Greiman - North Central, Kevin Maas- Six Rivers; Jason Schroeder - Eastern IA, Jim Werner - Southwest at Large; Eric Johnson - Warren; Ed Wiederstein - Botna Valley; Erle Driscoll - Hawkeye; Danny Bradshaw - Tall Corn; Jim O’Neill - Denison; Greg Wood - Northwest; Bob Paulsrud - Northwest at Large; and Doug Schroeder - National Director; and Tricia Holmes, Executive Secretary.

Business Conducted
The board met to discuss the recent action of the American Angus Board of Directors. Greiman made the motion to write a letter asking to assess the recent actions taken by the American Angus Association. The motion was seconded by Brandt. Wiederstein made the motion to call for the question. Seconded by Driscoll. Doug Schreoder and Jim Werner abstained from voting. The motion carried in a vote of 9-5.

The letter is as follows:
To the Officers and Directors of the American Angus Association, On Monday, April 14, 2014 the Iowa Angus Association Board of Directors called an emergency meeting to discuss the recent American Angus CEO actions. We as strong supporters of the American Angus Association are very concerned about the recent developments. Our passion for our organization is our driving force for writing this letter. The American Angus is and has always been the premier breed organization. The recent actions of the CEO to remove the twelve veteran employees, we feel will disrupt member services and weaken the association. This action could result in possible financial liability and the loss of confidence in our leadership by the membership. The Iowa Angus Board of Directors asks the American Angus Board to assess the actions taken by the CEO. Thank you for your consideration on this matter. Sincerely, Iowa Angus Association Board of Directors

Driscoll made the motion to adjourn. Seconded by Maas. Motion carried.
Respectfully submitted: Tricia Holmes


IOWA STATE ABERDEEN ANGUS BREEDERS ASSOCIATION MINUTES
APRIL 6th, 2014

Board Meeting

President Miller called the meeting to order at 11:02 am of the Iowa State Aberdeen Angus Breeders Association. It was held in the Iowa Cattlemen's Building, Ames, IA. Board Members in attendance were: President Miller, Past President - Ron Skarda; Northeast at Large - Cody Jensen; Mike Wells - Southeast; Kirk Brandt - Iowa Southern; Ted Greiman - North Central, Kevin Maas- Six Rivers; Jason Schroeder - Eastern IA, , George Bieber - Northeast; Jim Werner - Southwest at Large; Doug Schroeder - National Director; and Tricia Holmes, Executive Secretary.

Business Conducted
The agenda and minutes from the February meeting were read and accepted.
Tricia Holmes presented the treasurers report on the business she has conducted. The Association currently has 1 CD’s valued at $32028.26 In the First National Bank checking $33128.72. Payables totaled $24258.23. Accounts Receivable valued at $30842.90. It was noted that the receipts and payables included income and commission for expo and the bull test. Jensen made the motion to approve the treasurers report as given. The motion was seconded by Greiman.. Motion carried.

National board member Schroeder gave a report on the National Association. The dates for the NJAS are July 6-12. He also briefed the board on a discussion about structure score for animals. It was noted that registrations were up 1.3% and CAB had a record year.

Finance - The board discussed whether Tricia and Colby Holmes are independent contractors or employees. Schroeder made the motion to approve Colby and Tricia Holmes as independent Contractors. The motion was seconded by Greiman. Motion carried.

Expo - Greiman made the motion to raise the floor to $2000 for bulls for expo, Jensen seconded the motion. Motion carried. Jensen made the motion that once cattle are checked in they must stay in the stalling bard or tie out barn, if caught violating this rule all animals of the at exhibitors string will sell last and no show. Motion seconded by Brandt. Motion carried. Greiman made the following motion that the expo judge be selected in this order: 1. Rob Fanning; 2. Dean Janssen; 3. Ernie Wallace; 4. Brent Murphy. Seconded by Wells. Motion carried. Greiman made motion to stay at the Downtown Holiday Inn for the 2015 Expo. Motion seconded by Jason Schroeder. Motion carried. Brandt made the motion to raise the meal cost to $40. Motion was seconded by Werner. Motion carried. Seedstock - Jensen made the motion to nominate Gary & Robina Leonard and family for the Lyle Haring award and for Doug and Glenda Schroeder for the seedstock producer of the year. Motion was seconded by Maas. Motion carried.

Bull Test - Greiman made the motion to give the committee authority to explore options of joining a cow sale for the 2015 sale. Werner seconded. Motion carried.

Promotion - The tour was discussed and the Knops are going to host, with a possible date of the last weekend in August. Schroeder made the motion to give $1000 to the Beef Quarters at the Iowa State Fair for new banners. Brandt seconded the motion. Motion carried. It was noted that Brigham Stewart is judging the junior cattle and Brad Hanewich is judging the open show cattle at the preview. Schroeder made the motion to unanimously support Dave Nichols on a run for the American Angus Board. Motion was seconded by Skarda. Motion carried. The next meeting will be held at the summer Preview Show.


IOWA STATE ABERDEEN ANGUS BREEDERS ASSOCIATION MINUTES
February 11, 2014

Board Meeting

President Skarda called the meeting to order at 2:45 pm of the Iowa State Aberdeen Angus Breeders Association. It was held in the Gammon Building at the Iowa State Fair Building in Des Moines, IA.

Board Members in attendance were: President Skarda , Vice President Miller, Past President Purdum ; Hawkeye - Erle Driscoll; Denison - Jim O’Neill; Northeast - Cody Jensen; Southwest at Large - Jim Werner; Iowa Southern -Joe Becker; ; Mike Wells - Southeast; Botna Valley - Ed Wiederstein; Kevin Mohrfeld - Southeast At Large; Bob Paulsrud - Northwest at Large; George Bieber - Northeast at Large; Jason Schoeder - Eastern; Danny Bradshaw - Tall Corn; Eric Johnson - Warren Co; and Tricia and Colby Holmes, Executive Secretary.

Business Conducted
The agenda and minutes from the September meeting were read and accepted.

Tricia Holmes presented the treasurers report on the business she has conducted. The Association currently has 1 CD’s valued at $32028.26. In the Union National Bank checking $37814.32. Payables totaled $13881.99. Accounts Receivable valued at $10193.16 (this includes directory and Jan/Feb. paper that were just sent out). Driscoll made the motion to approve the treasurers report as given. The motion was seconded by Jensen. Motion carried.

The board held its election of officers for the 2014 year. Jensen made the motion to nominate Chris Miller as president using an unanimous ballot. Motion seconded by ONeill. motion carried. ONeill made the motion to nominate Ed Wiederstein as Vice President, seconded by Joe Becker. Jensen made the motion to nominate Joe Becker as Vice President, seconded by Brandt. Ed Wiederstein respectfully declined the nomination. Wells made the motion for nominations to cease, seconded by Purdum. Motion carried. Driscoll made the motion for a unanimous ballot, seconded by ONeill. Motion Carried. Joe Becker was nominated as Vice President.

Wes Tiemann briefed the board on the new online sales that American Angus is adopting, named Angusauctions.com. The board discussed the trailer, a jack is in need of repair. Jensen made the motion to have Chris McCormick fix the trailer and to send a bill to the association, seconded by Driscoll. Motion carried.

Wiederstein discussed with the board to use EPD’s at a show, it was just a discussion point. No action was taken. The next meeting will be held on April 6, 2014. Driscoll made the adjourn, seconded by Becker. Motion Carried.

Respectfully submitted
Tricia Holmes
Executive Secretary


IOWA STATE ABERDEEN ANGUS BREEDERS ASSOCIATION MINUTES
February 14, 2012

Board Meeting

President Purdum called the meeting to order at 2:30 pm of the Iowa State Aberdeen Angus Breeders Association. It was held in the Gammon Building at the Iowa State Fair Building in Des Moines, IA. Board Members in attendance were: President Purdum, Vice President Skarda, Past President Claussen; Hawkeye - Erle Driscoll; Denison - Jim O'Neill; Northeast - Cody Jensen; Southwest at Large - Kirk Brandt; Iowa Southern -Joe Becker; Northeast at Large Chris Miller; Mike Wells - Southeast; Botna Valley - Ed Wiederstein; Butch Neumeyer - Beef Breeds Council; Ted Greiman - Bruce Kieswetter - Eastern IA; Kevin Mohrfeld - Southeast At Large; Dan Knop - Northwest at Large; Eric Johnson - Warren; Doug Schroeder - American Angus Board Member; and Tricia and Colby Holmes, Executive Secretary. Business Conducted

The agenda and minutes from the October meeting were read and accepted.

Tricia Holmes presented the treasurers report on the business she has conducted. The Association currently has 1 CD's valued at $30860.93. In the Union National Bank checking $24803.23. Payables totaled $13606.26. Accounts Receivable valued at $13648.49 (this includes directory and Jan/Feb. paper that were just sent out). Jensen made the motion to approve the treasurers report as given. The motion was seconded by Miller. Motion carried.

The board held its election of officers for the 2012 year. Becker made the motion for Ron Skarda as President with nominations to cease. The motion was seconded by Greiman. Motion carried. Becker made the motion to nominate Chris Miller as Vice President, seconded by Claussen. Neumeyer made the motion to nominate Erle Driscoll as Vice President. Seconded by ONeill. The two candidates left and the board voted for Chris Miller as Vice President.

Claussen discussed the 2012 IA Preview Show. Brent Murphy and Mark Houge will be the judges for the Junior show and the open show accordingly. The date for the preview is June 15th through the 17th.

The next meeting will be held on April 15, 2012. Driscoll made the adjourn, seconded by Knop. Motion Carried.

Respectfully submitted
Tricia Holmes
Executive Secretary


IOWA STATE ABERDEEN ANGUS BREEDERS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING MINUTES
February 14, 2012

Board Members in attendance were: President Purdum, Vice President Skarda, Past President Claussen; Hawkeye - Erle Driscoll; Denison - Jim O'Neill; Northeast - Cody Jensen; Southwest at Large - Kirk Brandt; Iowa Southern -Joe Becker; Northeast at Large Chris Miller; Mike Wells - Southeast; Botna Valley - Ed Wiederstein; Butch Neumeyer - Beef Breeds Council; Ted Greiman - Bruce Kieswetter - Eastern IA; Kevin Mohrfeld - Southeast At Large; Dan Knop - Northwest at Large; Eric Johnson - Warren; Doug Schroeder - American Angus Board Member; and Tricia and Colby Holmes, Executive Secretary.

Business Conducted

The minutes from last years Annual Meeting were read by Executive Secretary Tricia Holmes. The minutes were approved as read.

Tricia Holmes explained the finances to the membership. The Iowa Angus Association had income of 1283 for the 2011 year. Cash in the bank on December 31st was as $16895.15. The Liberty Trust CD was $30860.93. Miller made the motion to approve the treasurers report. The motion was seconded by Greiman.

The membership held nominations for the Southeast and Southwest at large board members. Becker made the motion to roll the same people, Kirk Brandt - Southwest and Kevin Morhfeld - Southeast, back into their board positions. Greiman Seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Doug Schroeder, American Angus Board Member briefed the membership on the boards activity. Registrations are up 10.7%. New programs offered to the membership from American Angus include a Pathfinder Plus program and a GeneMax program through CAB. Also Embryo transfers now require a certificate from the breeder.

Driscoll made the motion to adjourn, seconded by Becker.

Respectfully submitted
Tricia Holmes
Executive Secretary