Meeting records and minutes.
COLUMBIA EMPIRE HEREFORD ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL MEETING, FEBRUARY 25TH, 2008
PERKINS RESTAURANT, SPOKANE, WA
President Jack Filipowski called the meeting to order at 8:00 p.m. Members and guests present were: Jack Filipowski, Steve and Billy Jachetta, Gene and Terry Payne, Mark Ellis, AHA Director Bill Cox and his wife, Terrilie; Tom and Denise Wiseman, and Carol Allison.
The treasurer’s report shows a current balance of $3, 235.82 in our checking account, and $3,395.46 in our CD. Interest income from the CD totaled $174.46 for the year 2007. A sheet was passed out showing all expenditures and income. Total income in 2007 was $2,389.46, and total expenses were $1,795.26. Due to more donations for the CEHA Junior Show in Moses Lake, there was a profit of $403.70. A balance of $594.20 was the total profit for 2007.
Columbia Empire donated to the following events throughout the past year: Spring Fair Junior Hereford Show, Puyallup; Spokane Jr. Livestock Show; Hereford Jr. National Expo in Denver; Oregon Jr. Hereford Association; The Nugget Jr. Hereford Show, Reno. We had a Reserve Champion Steer winner at Spokane Jr. Livestock Show, showing a Hereford influence steer. Therefore, Kindall Cooper was awarded $250.00 from CEHA.
Minutes from the last annual meeting were passed out, Mark E. make a motion to accept the minutes, Terry P. seconded.
Correspondence: Letters and thank you notes were passed around. CEHA received thank you notes from individuals for most of the contributions we made.
Our AHA Director Bill Cox spoke about the positive things happening with the 3-year study on 10 Hereford bulls being put in the Harris herd. The feedlot found less sickness in the Hereford steers as compared to the Angus. The study has shown a $78 per head advantage for the Herefords over the Angus. Jack Ward is the head of the department on putting Hereford genetics into herds back east, and DNA and other procedures are used to study this program to see how Herefords stack up to the other breeds.
Genetic defects such as epilepsy and the "hairless" calves are making headway with DNA testing. DNA has traced down "carriers" in the breed for epilepsy, and in the future "IF" will be noted under the sire name on the registration papers of an animal that is a carrier. Dr. Beaver has found a science to cure the gene for eplilepsy.
Bill Cox went on to note that CHB has been on a downward trend because of loosing Big Y. A new strategy for CHB in the food industry has been made since loosing the head of the department, Rob Amnes. A lot of positive hires have been made on the AHA staff. They have a closely working relationship with the National Beef staff now.
"Lowes" in North Carolina is the best customer for packaged beef. They have over 100 stores in the east. "Greater Omaha" is picking up on the amount of kill, and the carcass utilization is much improved. Our problem may be not being able to supply the demand in the future. CHB is working on trying to get a packer in the West.
Discussion on the Cowman’s Classic Bull Sale: Gary Kendall is retiring as the manager of the sale. The wishes of the consignors are to keep the sale going. Numbers are way down, due to many ranches having their own bull sales. There will be an "organizational meeting" at the same time as the WSU Bull Test sale held in Prosser. It was suggested that maybe a "pen" sale of bulls would work.
Discussion of the Select Sale: Several expressed that they liked the earlier date in October for the sale rather than November. (** Since this meeting time, the date of Sunday, October 26th, 2008 has been set for the Select Sale.) Carol mentioned she would send out a reminder to our membership to bring auction items to the banquet. The catalog needs to advertise the "raffle heifer drawing", IF it is voted to continue it. (** Since this meeting, the sale committee members voted on March 1st to continue with the raffle.)
New Business: New members joining CEHA are as follows: Tom and Denise Wiseman from Buhl, Idaho; Brian Gallagher from Enumclaw, WA; Lori Soper from Enumclaw, WA.
Directors: It was voted, passed and seconded that we keep the current directors on the board. It was suggested that we ask Wain Geaudreau of Idaho to take the place of Rick Zabel on the board, beings he has not been coming to Spokane. Mr. Geaudreau will be contacted.
Officers: The 2008-2009 Officers of CEHA were voted and approved as follows:
President—Steve Jachetta of Warden, WA
Vice President—Gene Payne of Wellpinit, WA
Meeting was adjourned.
COLUMBIA EMPIRE HEREFORD ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL MEETING, FEB. 26, 2007
The annual meeting of Columbia Empire was called to order by President Jack Filipowski, after eating dinner at Perkins Restaurant in Spokane, WA. Monday, February 26th, 2007. Attendance was low, with the following members: Mark Ellis, Bob Hayes, Steve Jachetta, Jack Filipowski, and Carol Allison, with guests being Stacey Dorman and Billy Jachetta. Also in attendance was Gene and Terry
Payne of Wellpinit Washington, who paid their dues to become new members of CEHA! We welcome these breeders with great enthusiasm!
The MINUTES of the 2006 were passed out but not read aloud.
The TREASURER’S REPORT shows a balance of $2,67262 as of January 10th, 2007. Interest accrued from the checking account in 2006 was $2.20. The Time Certificate (C.D.) shows the current balance of $3,244.14. Interest income on the C.D. for the year of 2006 was $145.21. This C.D. will automatically renew on 3-1-’07 with a new maturity date of 3-1-’08. It was determined that CEHA does not need to draw out this C.D. at this time, so to roll it over for 2008. Aside from Jack Filipowski and the Payne’s, no membership dues have been collected at this time, but dues will come in after monies are distributed from the Cowman’s Classic Bull Sale.
A list of the income and expenses from 2006 was passed out. It was explained that there was a loss of $18.67 for the year due to the difference of the Jr. show… Less entries for the Junior Show in November, and less money donated to the show. This can be remedied easily for this coming year’s show.
It was agreed that CEHA donate to the same junior organizations as we have done in the past, keeping the amount to $50.00 each. It was voted and passed that we donate $100 to the Junior National Expo this year.
CORRESPONDANCE: Thank you cards addressed to Columbia Empire thanking our association for sponsoring various shows, and they were passed around for all to see.
There was not much discussion over the COWMAN’S CLASSIC bull sale. Steve Jachetta, being the only consignor present, indicated that Gary Kendall is going to continue to manage the sale. The judge for the show was Scott Downing.
WA SELECT SALE: It was agreed that the Sale Committee would be: Mark Ellis, Jack Filipowski, and Steve Jachetta; with Mike Allison being an alternate.
A couple names were mentioned as possible judges for the Select Sale: Bruce Thomas and Alex Dees. Carol Allison said she had a list of judges that were suggested in the past that would be given to one of the sale committee members for the next meeting.
The RAFFLE TICKETS were discussed, (should the sales committee decide to continue the raffle heifer event.) It was agreed upon that the tickets must be made available early on in the spring so that membership can start selling the tickets earlier at different events. Mark Ellis felt that we needed to make sure we have the drawing of the winning ticket when it is stated in the catalog, and not change the time of drawing. Steve Jachetta suggested that a sole person needs to be delegated to take care of the tickets, keeping track of the number of tickets passed out to what particular people, so there is no confusion if all the tickets have been sold or not.
We also discussed possible problems with the mailing list of CATALOG . Some people have complained that they have not received catalogs in the past, or not received entry forms for consignment. Perhaps the mailing list needs to be revamped and updated.
Carol Allison suggested all juniors who bought animals in the prior year be sent a personal invitation to bring their animal back for the FUTURITY SHOW. Also, to make sure all juniors who have bought in the past are sent a catalog (in case their parents aren’t on the mailing list already.)
CEHA JR. JACKPOT SHOW: After discussion, a motion was made by Carol Allison to increase the junior show entry fees to $20 for the first animal, and this extra fee will mean automatic junior membership in the CEHA, and every entry thereafter is $10.00 per animal. The motion was seconded and passed.
DIRECTORS: 2007 Directors are as follows: Mike Allison, Steve Jachetta, Rick Zabel, Ron Zabel, Mark Ellis, Bob Hayes, Jack Filipowski, Everett Denney At Large; and taking Neal Ward’s place, newly elected Gene Payne.
OFFICERS for 2007: A nomination from the floor was made by Mark Ellis for Gene Payne as Vice President; seconded by Carol Allison. Bob Hayes moved the nominations be closed and to accept the slate of officers of President and Secretary as they stand. It was seconded by Mark Ellis and passed. President- Jack Filipowski; Vice President - Gene Payne; Secretary/Treasure- Carol Allison.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Jack Filipowski said if anyone has pictures for the web site to send them to him. He will try to post 2006 pictures that Mark Holt took of the Select Sale.
Meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.
COLUMBIA EMPIRE HEREFORD ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL MEETING FEBRUARY 27, 2006
The meeting was called to order by president Jack Filipowski. The minutes were passed out and reviewed. Dennis Ponsness moved to accept the minutes and Mark Ellis seconded the motion. The treasures report was given showing a balance of $2,407.25 in the checking account as of Feb. 12th, 2006, with membership dues yet to be collected. (Dues this year were raised to $20.00.) The interest income on the CEHA Time Certificate was $90.99 for the year 2005, making the value of our CD $3,121.18 as of January 2006.
Present at the meeting were the following: Bill Cox, Mark Ellis, Jack Filipowski, Wain Geaudreau, Steve Jachetta, Art Linton, Dennis Ponsness, and Carol Allison.
Bill Cox, of Pomeroy, Washington, who is a National Director on the AHA board, updated us on his time spent on the board and what is going on as far as the CHB program and other issues of interest. Some areas he touched on were: Hereford bull sales have really been good prices for our area as well as all across the country; and the "Open AI" program that AHA is working on.
Correspondence was passed around. We get a lot of thank you cards from 4-H and FFA members for donating to area shows. It was discussed whether to sponsor the same shows as done in the past, including: Spokane Jr. Livestock Show, Oregon and Washington Jr. shows, Puyallup Spring Fair, Reno Jr. show, Western Regional, Jr. PI, and the Regional Field Day. Dennis Ponsness made the motion to sponsor the same events and Art Linton seconded.
Art Linton made a motion that we should try to exchange membership newsletters to different organizations to keep the communication going among us. Mark Ellis seconded. Carol Allison will contact Leslie Bennett to see if they have a newsletter about the Regional Field Day, and to find out for sure if polled and horned cattle can show together.
Discussion on the Cowman’s Classic Bull Sale:
There were more yearling bulls this year than 2 year-old bulls. Loren Mrnak of Nevada was the judge, and there were a lot of positive comments heard on the job he did evaluating the bulls. It was said he used functional cattle.
Gary Kendall said there would be a meeting this spring on what judge to use for the 2007 Cowman’s Classic.
Select Sale discussion:
The sale committee will remain the same as last year: The president of CEHA, Steve Jachetta, and Mike Allison. A motion was made by Mark Ellis to try to get Loren Mrnak as a judge for the Select Sale, and was seconded by Dennis Ponsness.
Jack Filipowski visited with Willard Wolf about how to make the Select Sale better. Some of Willard’s suggestions to consider were: having it in the spring; advertising locally more; and having pens of heifers. We need to establish a base of buyers.
Dennis Ponsness talked about Idaho loosing its certification for brucellosis testing. Dennis made a motion to write a letter to the Department of Agriculture stating that we want a directive to the breeders that females over 24 months of age have to be brucellosis tested. Mark Ellis seconded the motion.
A new logo for Columbia Empire was voted on and accepted to adopt the design that Jack Filipowski’s daughter made. We discussed our out-dated sign, and Art Linton made a motion to have a new sign made, with Steve Jachetta seconding. Steve Jachetta will check out prices for having a new sign made. Carol Allison will have some new stationary made with the new logo design.
The officers for 2006 will remain the same, with the President being Jack Filipowski; Vice President, Neal Ward; Secretary/Treasurer, Carol Allison. Meeting was adjourned at 9:45 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by: Carol Allison
COLUMBIA EMPIRE HEREFORD ASSOCIATION
Annual Meeting, Feb. 21st, 2005
Perkins Restaurant, Spokane, WA
The meeting was called to order by President Rick Zabel at 7:45 pm after finishing our dinner. The minutes from the last meeting were passed around for review, but not read. The treasure’s report showed a balance of $2,221.68 Feb. 10th, with the $3,000 CD in the bank, and automatically renewed. Expense and Income sheets were passed out showing the detailed accounts. Columbia Empire’s expenses for the year 2004 were $1,364.56; with an income total of $1,277.64. Interest income for 2004 was $7.38.
Present at the meeting were the following: Stacey Dorman, Bob Hayes, Art Linton, Jack Filipowski, Dennis Ponsness, Everett Denney, Mark Holt, Rick Zabel, Steve Jachetta, Betty Kintschi, Jim Kintschi, Mark Ellis, and Carol Allison.
Mark Holt, representing Area 1 for AHA, spoke about the success of the CHB program. For 3 weeks in a row there has been a million pounds per week of CHB sold. The program is growing so fast, they are looking towards starting a plant in the West to make sure the supply meets the demand. (Currently there are 3 feedlots and packers in the Midwest.) He encouraged us to get involved in CHB, and list our calves on "Herf Net", as it is available to everyone to market their animals. He also encouraged us to get our own bull buyer customers addresses turned into AHA so they can receive the tabloid issues (4 per year) of the Hereford World magazine for free. This would increase our advertisement.
Mark informed us that "Simplot Livestock" had just bought 70 Hereford bulls, and Simplot has not used Hereford bulls for years and years. We have had the largest breed show in Denver for the last 3 years. A lot of Angus breeders are turning our way, as they need the black baldy. All of the black-hided cattle have hurt the Certified Angus Beef program in some ways, percentage wise. All of these things are a plus for our Hereford industry!!
Sponsorships: Spokane Jr. Livestock Show—Jack F. made motion to donate $75; Mark E. seconded. Spring Fair—Jack F. made motion to donate $100, Mark E. seconded. Oregon Jr. shows—Mark E. made motion to donate $100, Jack F. seconded. Reno Jr. show—Carol A. made motion to donate $50, Everett D. seconded. It was made mention that Chandler’s WA/OR Jr. Show won’t invite polled cattle, so we will not donate any money to that.
Cowman’s Classic: Art Linton made the motion for CEHA to get a 1% deduction off of the sale, as of tomorrow’s sale. Bob Hayes seconded.
Art said there needs to be a CEHA representative at the meetings for the Cowman’s Classic. Bob Hayes was nominated. Mark Holt volunteered to talk to Gary Kendall as well.
Sifters were discussed. Mark H. said the sifters need to be bull buyers themselves, as it would help.
Gary K. said there needs to be about 120 bulls at this sale. There were 71 this year, but it was up from last year with 60 head. Steve J. suggested a weekend sale. It was commented that a sale date is very hard to change.
Jack F. suggested we raise our dues to $20. After discussion……it was passed to raise CEHA dues up from $15 to $20 starting next year in 2006.
WA. Select Sale: It was voted and passed that 3 CEHA members remain on the "sale committee", they are: Mark Ellis, Mike Allison, Steve Jachetta as an alternate, and the acting President.
There was discussion about the Breeders Choice. Do we want to continue it beings the participation was very low last year? Jack F. and Art L. voiced their opinions that they did not like the program. Art made the motion is discontinue the Breeders Choice, Jack seconded.
There was discussion on the sale order selection, concern over the last breeders standing out there waiting to be chosen for the order. Mark Holt suggested that after the top 3 placings in each class, (they would be at the top of the sale) let the rest be chosen by a "lottery system". The sale committee will decide on that. The buyers need to be informed of how the sale order was done before the sale starts.
Directors: Carol made the motion to keep Bob Hayes and Jack Filipowski on as directors, and put Everett Denney in as "At Large". Art Linton seconded, it was voted and passed that they take a 3- year term.
Meeting was adjourned at 9:30 p.m.
Immediately following there was a directors meeting to vote on new officers for 2005-2006 year. Officers are as follows: President—Jack Filipowski; Vice Pres.—Neal Ward; Secretary/Treasurer—Carol Allison. Jack adjourned the Directors meeting at 9:40 pm.
Announcements: A Select Sale meeting with "sale committee" representatives from Columbia Empire and Washington Hereford Association will be set at a later date.
Respectfully submitted by:
Carol Allison, CEHA Secretary
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