President Ryan Forde called the virtual meeting to order at 8AM with Steve Lehenbauer, Matt Watts, Darin Sabers, Tim Groener, Kristi Browning, Sandy Perrin, Gina Albaugh, and Beth Eiring present.
Beth Eiring with the Montana Department of Ag reported about continuing education credit opportunities available thru online presentations for pesticide licenses. Steve gave the finance committee report explaining the lower bank balance is due to no Expo sales, legal fees, and training for ED.
Gina reported that she has contacted the advertisers from Expo and most have rolled over their ads to the 2022 Expo. Kristi reported that there are no scholarship applicants in the Education Committee report. Kristi suggested offering a spring scholarship opportunity due on March 31st. Gina will put a nomination form in the annual meeting packet about the board member positions opening up.
The board has received pictures from two of the recipients of the Community Beautification Fund. The Missoula Rose Garden and Ft. Belnap. A picture of the plaque and explanation of how the dollars were spent were shown. Tim & Steve gave the Billings chapter update on the first virtual meeting. Advertisement for vendors who paid for Expo Brochure & Program will be included in annual packets.