April 13, 2010
The April 13th meeting of the Eastern Wisconsin Beef Producers and
Promoters was called to order @7:10 by President Rob Ash.
Ryan Albinger of Byron Seed Company was our speaker. His topic was
grazing management and forages.
Secretary's report was read.. Motion by E.J. second by Randy to
accept the minutes as read, motion carried. Treasure's report
balance today is $13,401.93.The final profit on the steak feed was
$5567.86. Motion by Doris Beck and second by Donald Fenner to accept
the report as read. The entertainment at the steak feed was
excellent. We received the contract for Belgium Community Center. It
will be returned promptly, date for 2011 is February 19, 2011.
There were 4 scholarship applicants. There was some discussion on a
5 year membership for scholarship winners, no decision, tabled till
next meeting. Discussion on applying on line in the future, will
check on that.
Membership flyers are here and need to be distributed.
Web site needs new info, possibly put our new flyer on.
Sponsorships and donations
WLBA - $500.00
Valley Beef - $750.00 money for general fund, or overall show
expense, not class sponsors
Northeast Youth Livestock - $500.00
World Beef Expo - $500.00
Would there be room for a display at the Northeast Youth Livestock
show for a halter broke calf display - to be offered for sale? Elroy
Nieuhaus will check on this.
Motion by Garret, second by Randy to approve the donations, by a
hand vote it was agreed to send the above amounts of money.
E.J. made a motion and second by Richard Beck to help out the
Washington County Beef Daily Care and Fitting Clinic. Will send
$200.00, if expenses are less they will return unused money.
Rob will contact the Keil's to be sure they are still interested in
hosting the field day.
Discussion of Wisconsin Beef Council Beef Promotion. Farm Bureau and
the Beef Council to provide materials and money for the promotion.
Discussion dropped for lack of interest.
Rob Ash has agreed to do a Summer Flyer to inform members of
upcoming events such as the Field Day.
Donald Fenner made a motion to adjourn and it was second by EF.
The executive board met following the business meeting for the
purpose of deciding on the amounts of the four scholarships. There
will be one $750.00, two $500.00 and one $250.00 scholarships
awarded. Motion by Ryan Goehring and second by Garret to grant four
students the scholarships.
NEXT MEETING SEPTEMBER 14, 2010
The March meeting of the Eastern Wisc Beef Producers and Promoters
was called to order
@7:20 p.m. by Vice President Garrett Depies.
There was no secretary's report presented.
Treasurer's report was read. motion to accept was made by Dave Jeske,
2nd by Todd Nienhaus. Motion carried.
A report was given on the Steak Fry. Profit to date was $2595.44
with approximately $3000.00 left to come in from ticket money. There
are also some unpaid expenses. Final report will be made in April.
Turnout was good. More help is needed in the kitchen and serving
lines. Discussion was held on how to let people know what we do with
the profits. Suggestions were to include this in the slide show and
possibly have the scholarship winners attend.
Flyers were distributed at the Steak Fry - nice job. Rob Ash has 4
boxes, anyone needing some please contact him.
Web Site: There was a problem with the web site for a period of time
- scholarship forms could not be accessed. Contact Pat VandenHuevel
if you have questions or problems. It was suggested to possibly
redue the home page to make it more attractive.
Field Day: Wayne Kiel, A & K Acres has volunteered to hold the field
day again if no one else steps up. Discussion followed to possibly
have a clinic for youngsters or some type of children's activities
would be good. Possibly contact 4-HJ clubs to inform them about the
There will be a fitting and nutrition clinic in Washington Co. late
April to mid May.
Donations: Letter read from WLBA attending banquet or getting
t-shirts for our donation from last year also asking for a donation
this year. We will get the t-shirts and use for door prizes at the
Steak Fry or field day. A letter from River Falls Block & Bridle
Club was read asking for donations for their May 2nd show. Motion to
donate $350.00 was made by Karen Nienhaus, 2nd by Ryan Goehring.
Motion Carried. Discussion was held on possibly giving larger
donations to some the organizations we support since the treasury is
in good shape. All other donation requests were tabled till April
Open Forum: National Show will be in Wisc. in 2011. Valley Beef Show
is June 4 & 5, registrations should be in by May 15. Camping is
$10.00 Anyone can and should recommend speakers - contact Rob - 1
possible is a representative from Adell C0-0p.
Motion to adjourn by Royal Boehlke, 2nd Ryan Goehring. Motion
carried Next meeting April 13, 2010
BEEF PRODUCERS AND PROMOTERS - JANUARY 19, 2010
The meeting of the Eastern Wisconsin Beef
Producers and Promoters was called to order by President Rob Ash at
7:05 p.m. on January 19, 2010.
Randy Rortvedt read the secretary's report.
Doris Beck made a motion to accept the minutes as read and second by
Elroy Nienhaus, motion passed.
Treasurer's report, reported by Karen Nienhaus, has a balance of
$9922.49. Four of five scholarships have been paid out, scholarship
costs are $1950.00. Motion by Evelyn Rathke to accept the treasurer
report as read, second by Merlin Spindler.
1. Does anyone know where the left over
vegetables from last year are?
2. Ticket sales - please let Marcia know if you
are selling the tickets or have unsold tickets before February 6th.
We can order the proper amounts of food when we know how the ticket
sales are going.
3. Please let Marcia know about door prizes, or
silent auction prizes so we can properly thank the donors.
4. Darlene or Doris will check with Belgium if it
is o.k. to deliver the steaks directly to the Community Center.
5. Table waiter's and waitress's will get $15.00
per person, and Donna Jeske will talk to Darlene about the limit of
6. BARS - 1-2 pans per member
7. REMEMBER; Clean up after the evening has
8. Royal has contacted Glen Girarde for
9. Is the stage movable? Can it be more
10. Royal will work on someone for a prayer
Grates - Karen Nienhaus will check our insurance, then we will
determine who should own them. They are reserved for 2010, but Ron
dosn't know how long we can do this and he will be making new
Reported by Nancy Schleicher, the scholarship forms and format be
left as is.
The membership flyer is ready for print, January meeting was the
last chance for any changes, if you do have any please contact Kurt
or Cary Schoessow. Marcia will call new member Dick Wimmler and ask
if they are interested in placing an ad in the flyer. Flyers should
be ready at the Steak Feed.
It appears that Wayne Keil will host the Field Day if no one else
Web site will list any cattle for sale, show success etc. Contact
Pat Vandenheuvel for any information you want on the Web site.
A request was received from the Block N Bridle for a donation to be
used for their Show in early May. All donation money requests will
be discussed and honored in April.
Thank you's were read from World Beef Expo and Wisc Livestock
Breeders Association for money donated.
Membership: $75.00 for 5 years and $250.00 for lifetime membership.
Open Forum: Beef Feed FEBRUARY 20, 2010 at Belgium
Community Center, call 920-467-6750 for tickets.
Next meeting March 9, 2010.
Dave Schleicher made a motion to adjourn , second
by Richard Beck. Motion carried.
Marcia Fenner, Secretary
2010 meeting dates: 2/20, 3/9, 4/13, July Field Day?, 9/14,
EASTERN WISCONSIN BEEF PRODUCERS AND PROMOTERS MEETING MINUTES -
SEPTEMBER 8, 2009
Call to order:
The meeting was called to order at 7:10pm at Chissy's in Waldo.
Reading of the April 14th minutes. Doris B. made a motion to accept
the secretary's report as read and seconded by Elroy N. Motion
Karen reported the treasury balance was at $12,772.49 with
income of $520 from flyer ads and expenses of $700 for donations,
$200 for hall rent, $36.68 for postage, $350 for web page, $45.44
for printing, $210 4-H donations, and $10 service charge. Jim G made
a motion to accept the treasurer's report and seconded by Don F.
Update phone tree /
website info: Rob handed Kurt S. the information so Kurt had it for
EJ L. made a motion to donate $100. No second was made. Motion
failed. EJ made a motion to donate $300 and seconded by Nancy S.
Rob is going to talk to
someone from the Denmark FFA to see if somebody could come down and
talk to us about the show and possibly see if the club could work
with them on having a prospect sale.
World Beef Expo:
Donation - Kurt made a motion to donate $500 and a second was made
by Garret D. Motion passed.
Nancy S. said she will try to have a committee meeting before
November 10 meeting to give us an update.
Karen reported that the final profit was $4832.46. Marcia F. is
going to get a hold of Wayne G. about getting the tickets printed.
Kurt S. asked for pictures of the Field Day to put in the flyer.
Kurt also said there were still spaces to be filled.
Field Day report:
Rob said they did a great job. Animart gave a talk on the
vaccination program. They walked the pasture and looked at cattle.
They had a judging contest which Jim G. won.
Again Rob encouraged everyone to use the website.
Nancy S. needs pictures of educational information on beef displays
you had at your fairs to send to the Beef Council.
A motion was made to adjourn the meeting at 8:20pm by Jim G. and
seconded by Elroy N. The next meeting is November 10, 2009.