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Annual Meeting held at the Shrine Cafeteria
The 2013 Annual Meeting of the Wyandot County Farm Bureau was held at the Carey Shrine Cafeteria with nearly 60 guests in attendance. A social time was held prior to the delicious buffet meal catered by Special Occasions.
Darren Frank, Organization Director, gave the invocation. Local officials as well as Wyandot County Board members and special guests were introduced. Special acknowledgement was given to the Action Team Leaders: Kayla Weaver, Communications; Richard Walton, Public Policy; Marlene McCleary, Organization; Kyle Brown, Center for Food and Animal Issues, Paul Baum and Jack Leslie, Membership Coordinators. It was noted that membership quota was achieved for both total and farmer gain. Current membership stands at 740 members of which 538 are farmer members. Our renewal percentage is third highest in the state at 93.88%.
President, Jack Leslie conducted the meeting and presented the ballot for trustees, delegate and code change vote. Board members elected were: Jeff Wolf, At Large, Paul Baum, Northwest At Large, and Laura Wood, Southeast At Large. Delegates elected to serve at the 2014 Ohio Farm Bureau Annual Meeting were Laura Wood and Mike Roszman. Paul Baum will serve as alternate. The Code Change was also approved.
President Leslie also presented the local, state and federal Farm Bureau Policies for members to vote on and thanked those who submitted policy ideas and attended policy meetings. A vote was held and all policies were adopted.Commissioner, Steve Seitz was present and spoke on the Courthouse Restoration Project.
Board members not seeking reelection were Kyle Brown, Marlene McCleary and George Collet. They were recognized for their years of service to the board.
State Representative, Jeff McClain was honored as the recipient for the Distinguished Service Award for his longstanding service and commitment in representing the citizens of Wyandot County. Representative McClain was also the guest speaker for the evening.
Paul Harrison, OFBF District 6 Representative spoke to the group about the events and happenings at the Ohio Farm Bureau.
The meeting concluded with a pie auction. The pies were baked by Ruth Wilt. Over $300 in proceeds will be donated to the Open Door Resource Center of Wyandot County.