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MEETING MINUTES

LOUISIANA CATTLEMEN’S ASSOCIATION


BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S


SEPTEMBER 13, 2014


10:00 AM


MEMBERS PRESENT: TOM ARDOIN, BOB PITRE, RICKY LESTER, JAKE GUILLORY, RANDY TOUPS, REGGIE LUCAS, DAN SAFFORD, DON FOREMAN, DALE CAMBRE, JAMES LELEUX, JAMES ARCENEAUX, WESLEY COFFMAN AND DWAYNE MARTIN


MEMBERS ABSENT: WESLEY RIDGEDELL, VENDAL FAIRCHILD, ANDY LOFTUS, TERRY BOONE, GARY KENNEDY, ROBERT COBB AND ED LOPINTO


Tom called meeting to order and asked Mr. Don Foreman to lead us in prayer. Tom then led us in pledge of allegiance to flag. Tom asked Robert to call roll, after which a quorum was established.


Tom requested everyone to read over minutes, after which Bob made a motion to accept as written, 2nd by Reggie. Motion carried.


Tom stated that he had appointed Don Foreman to fill the vacant seat for District V. Ricky made a motion to accept appointment, 2nd by James Arceneaux. Motion carried. Tom then stated that he had appointed Terry Boone to fill vacant seat on Executive Committee as Chairman of District Vice Presidents. Motion was made by Ricky to accept appointment, 2nd by Reggie. Motion carried. Tom then stated that he would leave the At Large Board Seat vacant that was held by Don for the remainder of the year.


Tom asked everyone to read over their membership report, after which a motion was made to accept as written by Bob, 2nd by Jake. Motion carried. Bob made a motion that we accept all new members’ dues, 2nd by James LeLeux. Motion carried. Tom announced that Vermilion Parish had the most new members during our membership drive and Winn Parish had the largest percentage of new members with each receiving a check for $250.00 for their efforts.


Tom then asked everyone to look over financial report and asked Robert to go over it with the board. After which a motion was made by Ricky, 2nd by Dan to accept as written. Motion carried. Robert explained to board about 2014-15 budget and had entered same amount as last year for income from LBIC and that this would be a working process for this year. Motion was made by Bob, 2nd by Randy to accept 2014-15 budget as presented. Motion carried.


Dr. Sheila Pitre gave a report for Ashly on LAMOOU and the progress of LJCA activities.


Tom requested that Robert give a report on 2015 LCA convention. Robert stated that so far he had request from three people for Cattlemen’s College to speak. One of which would be Dr. Jim Casey ULM, Second Multimin and lastly Purina. Motion was made by James LeLeux, 2nd by Don to continue with these three speakers for our convention. Motion carried.


Dr. Sheila Pitre gave a report on LA Bred Steer Committee and what they as a committee had decided. She presented an affidavit to the BOD that would be used to nominate steers to our program and asked that the board read over the form and make comments. Motion was made by Dan, 2nd by Don to accept affidavit for each calf nominated. Motion carried. Motion was made by Bob, 2nd by Reggie to not pull DNA beginning 2015. Motion carried. Motion was made by Bob 2nd by Dan to continue to charge $30.00 nomination fee. Motion carried.


The status of LBIC .50 check-off was discussed at length and what other organizations were trying to do to the check-off. After much discussion a motion was made by Bob, 2nd by Randy that LCA be in favor of a bill to reinstate the LA .50 as long as the makeup of the beef council stays the same. Motion carried with no objection.


Under new business motion was made to table Jr. Golf tournament until Gary could be here to give more insight by Bob, 2nd by James. Motion carried. Robert explained to BOD that he had received a letter to reappoint Amelia Kent to a Capital Area Ground Water committee; Bob made a motion to nominate Gary Kennedy, 2nd by James LeLeux. Motion carried. Robert requested that he had tickets for the Commissioners Fall Ball available if anyone would like one. Robert also told the BOD that we had the tickets printed for 2015 LCF Raffle of a 665 EZtrak John Deere mower as first place. With LCD wide screen HDTV for second and LCA 85th year legacy throw for third. Robert told BOD that LBIC voted to not sponsor Red Books for 2015. Bob told BOD that Triple P Farms would pay for half of Red Books. Motion was made by Randy for LCA to purchase 200 Red Books and pay for other half, 2nd by James. Motion carried.


Motion was made by Randy to adjourn, 2nd by Ricky. Motion carried.