Annual OCIA Nebraska Chapter #1 Meeting
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Rick & Jane Schuchardt Farm, Near Elgin, Nebraska
Online Coverage: Facebook Live
The annual meeting was called to order by President Simeon Mosel. A warm welcome was extended to all, including new members and guests.
Reading of Last Year's Minutes
The 2021 Annual minutes were read by the secretary. Motion to approve the minutes was made by Randy Reinke, seconded by James Sousek. All approved.
The treasurer's report was presented by the secretary due to the treasurer being ill. Motion to approve was made by Rick Schuchardt, seconded by Larry Stanislav, and unanimously approved.
Administrator Director's Report
Report presented by Kim Mosel. She introduced 14 new members and stressed the importance of maintaining certification status with OCIA International.
Farming Talk by Rick Schuchardt
Rick talked about the family farm's history and its transition back to organic farming.
Discussion led by Kim Mosel. A motion to approve the mission statement was made by Randy Egbers and seconded by Rick Schuchardt.
Advertising and Outreach
Various methods for outreach were discussed, including participation in Husker Harvest Days and the Lancaster Event Center in Lincoln, Nebraska.
The budget was discussed and approved following a motion by Randy Reinke and a second by James Sousek.
New board members Rick Schuchardt and Genny Mosel were nominated and unanimously elected.
Delegate to AGMM
Genny Mosel volunteered to represent the chapter at the AGMM meeting in Ames, Iowa, on January 19, 2023.
High Plains Funds
Various proposals for the use of funds acquired from the closing of Nebraska Chapter #2 were discussed and considered.
Discussion on investing in Green Funds and Green American, with decisions deferred to the Board of Directors.
A group photo was taken, and a final motion to adjourn was made by Randy Reinke and seconded by Rick Schuchardt.
OCIA Nebraska Chapter #1 Board of Director’s Meeting
Date: December 10, 2022
Location: Schuchardt Farms, Elgin, Nebraska
Meeting called to order by President Simeon Mosel at 12:25 pm. Roll call was conducted.
New Board Members
Genny Mosel and Rick Schuchardt were introduced as new board members.
International AGMM bylaws amendment proposal 9.4 was discussed, with a motion to support the change being approved.
Dennis Reinke's speaker fee was discussed and approved.
Next teleconference meeting is scheduled for March 20, 2023, at 7 pm.
Motion to adjourn was made by Rick Schuchardt, seconded by Genny Mosel. All were in favor.