Meeting called to order by President Diane Hanes at 9:02 a.m. Colors were posted, and Pledge of Allegiance was said. Ann Jones, Madison West Monroe FPD, read “I’m a Fireman’s Wife.”
Introduction of Officers
President Diane Hanes, Galt FD; 1st Vice President Jessica Miller, Norborne FPD; 2nd Vise President Theresa Cox, Wentzville FPD; Secretary/Treasurer Sheri Berendzen, Cole County FPD; Historian Chris Slaughter, Warrenton FD; and Sergeant at Arms Ann Jones, Madison West Monroe FD.
Past Presidents were invited to stand and introduce themselves, Kim Voss, Beaufort-Leslie FD Frances Barger, Kearney Fire and Rescue and Chris Slaughter, Warrenton FD.
Sheri Berendzen, Cole Co FPD introduced the minutes. Diane Hanes, Galt FD, asked for any corrections, additions or any discussions. Carrisa Mueller, Holts Summit FPD, made a motion to accept the minutes, second by Jessica Miller Norborne FPD. Diane Hanes asked all in favor, no opposed, motion passed.
Ann Jones, Madison West Monroe FD read the roll call resulting in 15 departments, with 38 members present.
Sheri Berendzen, Cole Co FPD, reported as of April 14, 2019, we have a balance of $7,334.25. Since January we have 2 incomes for a total of $454 and 2 expenses of $171 so we now have a total of $7,617.25. The fund-raiser we held at this convention was a silent auction and a profit of $1,105 was made. Jessica Miller, Norborne FPD, made a motion to accept the treasure report as read. Second by Missy Erdel, Little DixieFPD. Diane Hanes asked all in favor, no opposed, motion passed.
Chris Slaughter, Warrenton FD, and Kim Voss, Beaufort-Leslie Fire, Chris spoke that nominations are needed for all officer positions in 2020.
Theresa Cox, Wentzville FPD, reported that we have 123 paid members. There is also 11 honorary members. Asked if anyone has additions or corrections to the list she keeps to let her know.
Sheri Berendzen, Cole County FPD, reported games went well and everyone had a good time. The weather was a little chilly and windy, but everyone still enjoyed playing in the games. The games ended about 11:30 a.m. Hopefully we can get some more departments and teams to come join in the games in Kearney.
Chris Slaughter, Warrenton FD, stated she has started a web page album of pictures she has been taking. If anyone has pictures they would like to share, please let her know.
Ann Jones, Madison West Monroe FD, there are no by-law changes currently. Ann made up a game about the auxiliary by-laws, she asked questions and anyone who answered correctly received a gift.
Auxiliary of the Year
This year the award went to Shelia Nichols, Little Dixie FPD. Diane Hanes, spoke about the award and that nominations are to be sent in by the end of February and the form is on the web page. The award can also be a department auxiliary besides just an auxiliary member.
Diane Hanes, Galt FD, talked about how the posters need to be received by 7:00 p.m. on Friday night. We had very good posters submitted, and the judges had a very hard time judging the posters. The size and weight are what gets posters disqualified mainly, the rules for the contest is on the web site. There were posters from 12 departments received. There is a new category group of special needs child. That needs to be written on the back of the poster that the child is a special needs student.
Was completed by Diane Hanes, Galt FD and Jessica Miller, Norborne FPD and found the checkbook is balanced.
2019 FireFighters Memorial Service
Diane Hanes, Galt FD, reported on the services, the Candlelight Service will be Saturday, May 18, at 9:00 p.m., and the Memorial Service will be Sunday, May 19, at 10:30 a.m. These services will be held at the Kingdom City Firefighters Memorial. Galt will be doing the ribbon again.
During the break cash door prizes were given away.
There was no old business to report on at this time.
Carrisa Mueller, Holts Summit FPD, asked if there was a way the bimonthly meeting could be done electronically like webcam or such. Maybe more can take part in the meetings. Will need to check into this if this can be done.
Next years convention will be in Kearney, Missouri and will be held May 1-3, 2020.
Gail Hagans came and spoke on trying to have a trivia night sometime this fall to help raise funds for the Memorial Educational and Historical Preservation Center which is being built now.
Jessica Miller, Norborne FPD, made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Carrisa Mueller, Holts Summit FPD. All in favor, motion passed.
Meeting adjourned at 10:25 a.m.
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