Approved on 2-25-20
Minutes Executive Committee Meeting
International Association of Milk Control Agencies
Monday August 12, 2019
Members and Guests Present
John Poole – Dairy Farmers of America Chad Lee – Montana
Crafton Wilkes – Virginia Doug Miller – Saskatchewan
Chantal Paul – Canadian Dairy Commission Liz Crouse – Nova Scotia
Peter Hunkar – Colorado Harold Friedly – USDA
France Dionne – Quebec Tim Drake – Maine
Lou Canter – New York Brent Achtemichuk – Manitoba
Mike Wiers – Maine Mike Southwood – Alberta
Rob Delage – British Columbia Dan McCarthy – New York
The meeting was called to order by President Peter Hunkar at 4:30 PM
Given the delayed from the planned start time, and the need to start the President’s Reception on time, the Committee agreed to table much of the agenda until the Executive Committee Meeting of Wednesday, August 14.
Approval of Minutes of February 2019 Executive Committee Meeting (Postponed until Wednesday)
Peter reviewed the 2019 Annual Meeting arrangements. Two last minute edits were needed and described. Additionally, Executive Committee members were assigned to pose questions to certain speakers in the event that the question periods do not result in immediate participant responses.
Review of website proposals (2) and next steps. (Postponed until Wednesday)
- LMW Design
- Steady Radiance Design, LLC
Dan asked for feedback on the IAMCA newsletters. Generally, the format and content was acceptable.
The Committee discussed the appointment of a nominating committee. Past practice was to have this committee to be made up of the current and past IAMCA presidents that are in attendance. France Dionne, Brent Achtemichuk, Crafton Wilkes, Charlie Huff will be asked to serve.
The Committee discussed the appointment of a nominating committee. France Dionne volunteered and will recruit additional members.
Dan stated that the Executive Committee members were emailed the financial statements for the year to date, and a presentation will be made during the General Business meeting.
Dan presented that the Price Survey continues and is grateful to those that provide their data. The price survey reports are published quarterly and must wait for Pennsylvania to report for these reports. The Executive Committee needs to identify other sources of retail prices to make this report more robust.
Dan spoke about membership as well, while Canada is very well represented, more efforts need to be taken for US and international memberships. IAMCA is fortunate to add Louisiana and Tennessee but IAMCA is are not adding many new members and should consider USDA and others. The only Province not represented in Ontario, their management is not yet finalized.
Dan also asked for a Committee member to take over the newsletter responsibilities, it is a bit much for him to be responsible for the newsletter, the price surveys, US membership, secretary and treasurer as well as other IAMCA duties.
Lastly, under ‘other business’ Dan posed the question to the Committee. With the Annual meeting scheduled for New York in the summer of 2021, traditionally, the Executive Committee President is the host of the meeting. Given that Dan is already the Secretary / Treasurer, would it be a conflict to have Dan, or even NY, to hold not only two seats on the Executive Committee but two officers on this committee? There was a brief discussion and there will be a fuller discussion and a decision.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:30 pm