LCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
APRIL 26, 2014 2:00 P.M.
MEMBERS PRESENT: TOM ARDOIN, BOB PITRE, RICKY LESTER, JAKE GUILLORY, TOMMY SMITH, REGGIE LUCAS, DAN SAFFORD, TERRY BOONE, DALE CAMBRE, JAMES LELEUX, JAMES ARCENEAUX, WESLEY COFFMAN, ROBERT COBB, DON FOREMAN, GARY KENNEDY
MEMBERS ABSENT: VENDAL FAIRCHILD, WESLEY RIDGEDELL, ANDY LOFTUS, RANDY TOUPS, DWAYNE MARTIN, ED LAPINTO
GUEST PRESENT: DR. SHEILA PITRE, CALVIN LEBOUEF, JOE HILDAGO, MRS. SMITH, MRS. FOREMAN, TERRY ARDOIN
Tom opened meeting by leading pledge of allegiance and asking Robert to call roll. After which a quorum was established.
Tom requested that everyone read over the minutes to see if any changes need to be made. Hearing none a motion was made by Tommy, 2nd by Robert Cobb. Motion carried.
Tom requested that BOD vote on membership as of April 24, 2014. Motion was made by Bob to accept membership list, 2nd by Jimmy. Motion carried.
After looking over Parish Membership Tom called for motion to accept as written. Motion was made by Bob to accept, 2nd by Jimmy. Motion carried. Tom explained to BOD that Calvin is the LCA membership chairman and has put together a new incentive for the months of April thru June. All new members will receive a coupon for $20 off the purchase of Vigortone minerals along with LCA license plate, bumper stickers and magazine. The parish that recruits the most members will receive a $250 check to go toward a parish meeting dinner. The parish that recruits the most percentage of new members will receive $250 towards a parish meeting dinner. Tom then called on Joe to give a report as new NCBA membership chairman. Joe told the BOD about all of the perks that NCBA new members will receive. He explained to BOD that will receive a letter as well as all parish presidents within the next week in order to recruit more new members.
Tom then called on Robert to give the financial report. After going over report a motion was made by Tommy to accept as presented, 2nd by Jake. Motion carried.
Tom asked BOD to skip over to New Business and Dr. Sheila Pitre gave a report on the LA Bred Steer Committee after which, Tommy made a motion for new rules to begin at 2015 LSU Spring Livestock Show and 2015 Southern Livestock Show if they are interested, 2nd by Terry. Motion passed unanimously.
Under more new business Bob discussed with BOD that he and Robert had went to Houma to discuss the possibly of moving the LCA Convention this year. After much discussion a motion was made by James to move 2015 LCA Convention to Houma on the first weekend of January if available with the third weekend being the second choice, 2nd by Jimmy. Motion carried with a vote of 13 for and 2 against.
Tom then explained where we were at with the .50 check-off bill. After much discussion and several views on the subject a motion was made by Dan, 2nd by Tommy to Leave the bill deferred for this year’s Legislation Session. Motion carried by a 14 for to 1 against.
With no old business, Tom called for a motion to adjourn. Motion made by Don, 2nd by Tommy. Motion carried.
Louisiana Cattlemen’s Foundation
DECEMBER 14, 2013
Members present – Barbara Litteral, Terry Ardoin , Dr. Ronnie Bardwell (Quorum established)
Meeting called to order by Chairperson, Barbara Litteral.
Robert Joyner was asked to give the State Fair report. The foundation made approximately $11,000.00.
Tom Ardoin was asked to give a report on the Heifer Development Program at LSUA. Tom reported that the foundation and the Norbrook Company took part in a study with the cattle at LSUA. Members of the LSU Vet School and Dr. Navarre helped in the study. The foundation was making a profit on the project. A copy of the report was presented.
Robert gave a financial report on the foundation. It showed $52,533.36 in the foundation. Robert said the CPA would do a spread sheet for the LCF. Robert recommended Tom Beck. Motion made by Ronnie Bardwell and seconded by Terry Ardoin to do so. Motion approved unanimously.
Mrs. Barbara informed everyone that the new charter was in place. She reviewed the proposed by-laws and policies for the foundation. After discussion by the group a motion was made to accept by Terry Ardoin and seconded by Ronnie Bardwell to approve. Motion carried unanimously.
Tommy Smith was nominated to the LCF Board of Directors by Terry Ardoin and was approved by the board unanimously.
Mrs. Barbara stated that the board needed to approve terms for the board members. Her recommendation was: Mrs. Barbara Litteral and Mr. Tommy Smith one year, Dr. Ronnie Bardwell and Dr. Kasey two years, and Terry Ardoin three years. At the completion of the terms the members can be reappointed. Motion to approve by Ronnie and seconded by Terry and approved unanimously.
The board elected officers for the year. Mrs. Barbara was elected Chairman; Terry Ardoin elected Vice-Chairman; Robert Joyner was chosen Secretary/Treasurer.
Mrs. Barbara reviewed the scholarship program. The WAX scholarship and the LCF scholarship were briefly discussed. Members of the foundation were given the scholarship applications to take home and rank in order of most deserving. We would email to Mrs. Barbara the rankings for her to compile. The board would try and meet again at the convention.
Mrs. Barbara gave a report on the John Deere donation of the Gator to be raffled for the LCF scholarship. The drawing would be at the state livestock show in Gonzales. The group discussed purchasing more John Deere equipment for the following year’s raffle.
The foundation discussed donating disaster relief to the Dakota cattlemen along with the LCA. The money would go through the Commissioner’s office. It was moved by Terry and seconded by Ronnie to donate $500.00 from the foundation.
Motion to adjourn by Dr.Ronnie