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Annual meeting held at Aullwood learning center successful event
The annual Dinner of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau was held at the Aullwood learning Center Sept. 23. County President, John O’Diam greeted all those in attendance and Kevin Dull gave the invocation. Dinner was served by Shoelace catering. John called the meeting to order at 8 p.m. The following board members were present: Ann Blackburn, Mary Haggard, Tom Hertlein, Charles Klipfer, Wally Stiver, John Yancik and Rita Warner. John introduced distinguished guests: County Recorder, Greg Brush; County Treasurer. Carolyn Rice; State Treasurer's office representatives Marcie Longnecker and Lauren Bowen; Sheriff, Phil Plummer; Montgomery County Deputy, Rob Streck; Montgomery County Ag Society, Evette Moody; Kim Sexten, Nationwide; Rossolet Financial, Tom Gilday. John also recognized Montgomery County Farm Bureau office administrators, Tami Metzger and Penny Travisano.
The minutes from the 2012 Annual meeting were accepted and approved. The 2012 financial report was accepted and filed for audit. John O’diam introduced Scholarship chairman, Michelle McDonald and Michelle recognized scholarship winners who were in attendance.
John introduced Bailey Montoya for his attendance and participation with the Capital Youth Challenge participation. Rita Warner was recognized for her outstanding service over the years as trustee and membership chairman. Public Policy action team leader, Tom Hertlein reviewed the policy changes that were being voted on and President O’diam introduced the candidates on the ballot. The evenings tellers were John Friedline, Theresa McGuire and Gary Black.
State Trustees Lane Osswald and Andra Troyer presented State trustee reports. Budgets and new membership models being presented at the annual meeting were top discussion. The need for involvement of young people was also discussed and the importance of getting the new generations involved in Farm Bureau.
Tom Hertlien gave the results for the policies voted on. All policies passed.
John O’Diam announced the 2013-2014 trustees. Latham Farley, Mary Haggard, John O’Diam, Wally Stiver, Tom Thomas and Jeff Trick. The 2014 annual meeting delegates are Kevin Dull, John and Kris Yancik.
There was no new or old business. John O’Diam thanked those in attendance and asked for motion to adjourn. Door prizes were awarded.