North Central Fayette
County WILDLIFE Management CO-OP
October 12, 2013
Norman Schultz welcomed
everyone and thanked them for attending with all the
other activities going on.
The Board members and
Advisory Board members were introduced.
The keynote speaker for the
evening was Carol Daniels with the AgriLife Extension
office. Ms. Daniels gave a very thorough and
informative presentation on how to fire proof your home
and property. Proper maintenance of vegetation and
construction materials can make the difference of losing
your home or surviving a wildfire.
Rev. Willie Rotter gave the
invocation prior to serving the evening meal catered by
Peterís BBQ. Following the meal, Norman Schultz opened
the general meeting.
Norman gave a re-cap of the
past year, noting the loss of board member Butch Marth
and member Leonard Sodolak. He reported Gary Weishuhn
was doing well following a brush fire accident that
caused 2nd and 3rd degree burns.
Norman reported Fred and
Barbara Wernette, the co-opís Secretary and Treasurer,
respectively have moved to Bastrop County leaving the
two positions vacant. He stated Virgie Hall and Audrey
Sternadel had been appointed to fill the vacant
positions until elections could be held. At this time
the floor was opened for nominations for these two
positions, as well as, three director positions (Luke
Sternadel, Dale Meinardus and Gary Weishuhn) whose terms
expire. There were no nominations from the floor. Emil
Sodolak made a motion seconded by John Hoelscher to
accept all incumbent directors and Virgie Hall and
Audrey Sternadel as directors by acclamation. The
Audrey Sternadel, Secretary,
read the minutes from the 2012 Annual Meeting. Carl
Galipp made a motion to accept the minutes as read,
seconded by Melinda Walker. Motion carried.
Virgie Hall gave the
Treasurerís Report. Luke Sternadel made a motion to
accept the report as read, seconded by Bob Mc Dowell.
The motion carried.
Emil Sodolak and Norman
Schultz presented a plaque to Fred and Barbara Wernette
expressing the appreciation for their years of
commitment and dedication to the co-op.
Greg Matocha, from La Grange
High School, attended the Parks & Wildlife program
Buckskin Brigade. He stated it was a very positive,
learning experience and thanked everyone for the
opportunity to attend.
Jacob Lange, Ag Teacher from
the RT-C High School gave a presentation about the FFA
American Farmer Degree. Mr. Lange stated only Ĺ of 1%
of the students in FFA ever reach the level of American
Farmer and itís quite an honor to have 4 students from
the co-op who achieved this level. He pointed out the
award is actually given during the summer after the
students graduate from high school which can make it
difficult to attend. The National Conventions are held
in various states requiring the student to be
responsible for the air fare, hotel and meals. He
encouraged everyone to help support this great
achievement. Secretary Audrey Sternadel presented a
monetary award to each of the four students. They were
Jessica Bernshausen, $250.00 (extra $100 to defray
travel expenses); Michael Burton $150.00; Colton Meinke
$250.00 (extra $100 to defray travel expenses); and
Gavin Sternadel $150.00.
Norman Schultz opened the
floor for any comments, concerns or questions from
members. Absentee land owner Carl Wendler asked that
the co-op continue to mail out a newsletter and to
consider purchasing higher quality bucks to be released
to build up the quality of the local deer population.
It was noted that several people were working together
to continue the newsletter previously published by Fred
Wernette. In regard to the purchase of bucks, Norman
reported the cost for high quality bucks is very
expensive and there would be no way to protect the buck
once it was released.
There being no further
discussion, member Dale Schultz made a motion to
adjourn, seconded by Al Gross.
Two card raffles for guns
were conducted, a live auction and drawing for the
bucket raffle winners.
Norman Schultz closed the
meeting thanking everyone for their support.