Fire Fighters Association of Missouri

Auxiliary Meeting Minutes – September 2020

Meeting called to order by 1st Vice President Jessica Miller at 9:00 a.m. Colors were posted and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Members Present
Jessica Miller, Norborne FPD; Theresa Cox, Wentzville FPD; Sheri Berendzen, Cole County FPD; Ann Jones, Madison West Monroe FD; Joni Fields, Paris Rural FD; Carissa Thompson, Holts Summit FPD; Missy Erdel, Little Dixie FPD; Joyce Thompson, Kearney Fire; Angela Fields, Paris Rural FD; Nicole Koepke, KCFD.

Introduction of Current Officers
President Diane Wynne, Galt FD (she was absent); 1st Vice President Jessica Miller, Norborne FPD; 2nd Vise President Theresa Cox, Wentzville FPD; Secretary/Treasurer Sheri Berendzen, Cole County FPD; Historian position open; and Sergeant at Arms Ann Jones, Madison West Monroe FD.

Sheri Berendzen read the 2019 convention minutes. Jessica Miller asked for any corrections, additions, or any discussions. Theresa Cox made a motion to accept the minutes, second by Joyce Thompson. Jessica Miller asked all in favor, no opposed, motion passed.

Sergeant-at-Arms Ann Jones took roll call resulting in 10 members present.

Treasurer’s Report
Sheri Berendzen reported as of April 14, 2019, we have a beginning balance of $4,510.37. 

Since June we have an income for a total of $80.00 and no expenses so we now have a total of $4,590.00. Joyce Thompson made a motion to accept the treasure report as read. Second by Carissa Thompson. Jessica Miller asked all in favor, no opposed, motion passed.

Committee Reports

Nomination Committee
Jessica Miller stated that with the elections were just held there were no nominations at this time.

Theresa Cox reported that we have 106 paid members and there are 12 honorary members. There are also 27 departments.

Eric Hartman with Division of Fire Safety stated he did not have much to report on at this time. The budget is looking pretty good especially with the way things are.

Contest games
Sheri Berendzen had nothing to report.

Carissa Thompson said she will keep the Facebook page updated.

Ann Jones said there are no by-law changes at this time. 

Auxiliary of the Year
The award recipient will be used for next year’s presentation. 

Jessica Miller said that RB had the posters that were submitted this year and were judged. The winners were sent their award and prize money. 

Checkbook Audit
Was completed by Diane Wynne and Jessica Miller at the February meeting and found the checkbook is balanced and in order.

Fire Fighters Memorial Service 
The services that were to be held in May have been rescheduled for October 10-11. 

Old Business
Carissa Thompson said that the Media Policy is still being worked on. They are looking at ways to be able to broadcast a meeting for those who are unable to attend meetings.

New Business

Past Presidents were unable to attend so Ann Jones read the names and positions that are being nominated. Ann asked if there were any nominations from the floor. There were no nominations from the floor so the names that were submitted were accepted. Ann Jones swore the new officers in and presented the 2020-2021 officers to the members. 

The 2020-2021 Officers are President Jessica Miller, Norborne FPD; 1st Vice President Diane Wynne, Galt FDS; 2nd Vice President Sheri Berendzen, Cole County FPD; Secretary/Treasurer Theresa Cox, Wentzville FPD; Historian Carissa Thompson, Holts Summit FPD; Sergeant at Arms Joni Fields, Paris FPD.

Angie Fields made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Carissa Thompson. All in favor, motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 9:42 a.m. The next meeting is to be October 4, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. and held in Sedalia, MO.

Respectfully Submitted,
Sheri Berendzen
Cole County FPD
FFAM Auxiliary Secretary-Treasurer