Fire Fighters Association of Missouri

Auxiliary Meeting Minutes – November 2018

Meeting called to order by President Diane Hanes at 9:00 a.m.

Members Present
Diane Hanes, Galt FPD; Sheri Berendzen, Cole County FPD; Chris Slaughter, Warrenton FPD; Kerrie Mattox, North Central Carroll FPD; Missy Erdel, Little Dixie FPD; Jessica Miller, Norborne Fire Protection District; Theresa Cox, Wentzville FPD; Kay Asher, Wentzville FPD. 

Diane asked if there were any changes or comments for the August 2018 meeting minutes. No changes were brought forward. Theresa made a motion to accept the meeting notes, seconded by Missy, motion passed.

Financial report
There were no deposits and expense of $350 and the ending total of $ 7,139.80. Jessica made a motion to accept the financial report, seconded by Chris, passed.

Committee Reports

Theresa reported there are 128 members with 26 departments and 17 honorary members and 27 long standing members, the long standing members range from 21 to 50 yrs.

Member of the year
Jessica said that they needed someone or department nominated, don’t have anyone submitted at this time. 

Poster contest 
It was discussed again the reason most posters were not able to be judged. Next year theme is Look Listen and Learn. RB is in charge and the auxiliary only judge the posters. 

The next convention will be held in Sedalia on the Missouri State Fairgrounds on April 12-14, 2019. Someone donated centerpieces to be used on the tables and we already have the table covers. We talked about having a photo area set up for those that want to take group photos. It was discussed on only having a silent auction and booze fundraisers and possible the 50/50 drawing only so that away members can enjoy the convention more. A planning meeting will be held after the regular FFAM meeting for those that want to attend.

Game contest 
Missy said she had nothing to report. Would like to find someone to sing the National Anthem before the games begin.

Chris said she had no updates at this time.

Ann was not able to attend so the by-laws discussion is tabled at this time.

Old Business
There was no old business to discuss.

New Business
It was discussed to look into getting new name tags made for the officers. The ones we have are getting scratch up pretty bad.

It was brought up to keep the check book updated to have it ready for a audit done at the February meeting.

Theresa talked about have a scholarship or sponsor a junior firefighter to attend the Winter Fire School. It was decided to bring this up at the 2019 convention meeting because there would be more members in attendance.

Theresa made a motion to adjourn the meeting seconded by Jessica, motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 10:00 a.m. Next meeting is to be December 2, 2019, in Sedalia. 

Respectfully Submitted;
Sheri Berendzen 
Cole County FPD
Secretary Treasurer