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2022 Annual Meeting Minutes

Annual OCIA Nebraska Chapter #1 Meeting

General Information

  • Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022

  • Time: 10:00 am

  • Location: Rick & Jane Schuchardt Farm, Near Elgin, Nebraska

  • Online Coverage: Facebook Live

Opening Remarks

The annual meeting was called to order by President Simeon Mosel. A warm welcome was extended to all, including new members and guests.


Old Business

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.


Treasurer’s Report

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.


New Business

Farming Talk by Rick Schuchardt

Rick talked about the family farm's history and its transition back to organic farming.


Mission Statement

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.


Budget Approval

The budget was discussed and approved following a motion by Randy Reinke and a second by James Sousek.


Board Elections

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.


Financial Discussions

High Plains Funds

Various proposals for the use of funds acquired from the closing of Nebraska Chapter #2 were discussed and considered.

Investments


Discussion on investing in Green Funds and Green American, with decisions deferred to the Board of Directors.


Closing Remarks

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

General Information

  • Date: December 10, 2022

  • Location: Schuchardt Farms, Elgin, Nebraska

Opening

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.


Bylaws Amendment

International AGMM bylaws amendment proposal 9.4 was discussed, with a motion to support the change being approved.


Speaker Payment

Dennis Reinke's speaker fee was discussed and approved.


Future Meetings

Next teleconference meeting is scheduled for March 20, 2023, at 7 pm.


Closing

Motion to adjourn was made by Rick Schuchardt, seconded by Genny Mosel. All were in favor.

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