Fire Fighters Association of Missouri

Auxiliary Meeting Minutes – July 2019

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

Members Present
Diane Wynne, Galt FPD; Theresa Cox, Wentzville FPD; Sheri Berendzen, Cole County FPD; Ann Jones, Madison West Monroe; Joyce Thompson, Kearney Fire; Barbara Mattox, North Central Carroll FPD; Kerrie Mattox, North Central Carroll FPD; Michelle Sims, West Plains FD; Carissa Thompson, Holts Summit FPD; Frances Barger, Kearney Fire & Rescue; Jessica White, Mayview FPD; Corissa Hayward, Mayview FPD.

Diane asked if there were any changes or comments for the April 14, 2019, meeting minutes. Carissa made a motion to accept the meeting notes, seconded by Theresa, motion passed.

Financial report
There were deposits of $975 and expenditures of $621.34 with a total of $7,970.91 in our account. Joyce made a motion to accept the financial report, seconded by Carissa, motion passed. 

Committee Reports

Nomination committee
There was no one to report at this time.

Theresa reported there 123 members and 11 honorary members.

Member of the year
Diane said that Shelia Nichols was our auxiliary member of the year. Diane said nominations need to be submitted for next year. Diane said that it can be members or even auxiliary group that can be submitted.

Poster contest
Diane said that there were many good posters received but we still had many that were eliminated because of wrong size. This year we started a new group that is being called Special Needs. Sheri spoke on purchasing a display to show the poster at the state fair.

Diane spoke about the candlelight and memorial services. 

Ann went over by-laws and changes were discussed. She said she would have the changes retyped by August meeting so that we could vote on the changes.

Old Business
Carissa spoke on doing video conference auxiliary meetings so that more members can attend. We talked about the members that can’t make it to the meeting but want to watch will not be able to vote but will be keep up on what is going on with the auxiliary. She is working with Jonathan Evans on finding media software and on a policy for doing this.

New Business
Upcoming convention was discussed, it will be held in Kearney, Missouri. The Friday night meal will be provided again at no cost to the convention attendees. The Saturday night meal will be pork chops and parmesan chicken, green beans and corn along with mini cheesecakes and white and chocolate sheet cakes.

Tim Bean came and talked to the auxiliary. He asked if we have any concerns or questions for him. Tim spoke of what he has been doing around Missouri with other departments.

Diane made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Theresa, motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 11:02 a.m. Next meeting is Sunday, August 4, in Sedalia, Missouri.

Respectfully Submitted,
Sheri Berendzen, 
Cole County FPD
Secretary Treasurer 2018-2019