May 7, 2016 – CCCA Meeting MINUTES

Meeting called to order at 9:20AM by President Webb Smith. 9 members signed the attendance sheet and 2 guests were present.

Steve Allard motioned to approve the amended agenda with the following additions, Tracy Rautenkranz seconded, No Discussion. All in favor of approval. Motion Passed.

Add under new business-

Voting for SE Quarter Rep

Pay dues to CCA, RCalf, ICG

Steve Allard motioned to approve the meeting minutes from April 2, 2016 as presented, Tracy Rautenkranz seconded, No Discussion. All in favor of approval. Motion passed

Correspondences

  • A letter from our Catch A Calf Recipient, Ellie Woodward was passed around.

Treasurer Report

  • General Fund Checking Account                                     $   2,482.37
  • Scholarship Fund Checking Account                                     $ 20,012.49
  • Total Funds                                                 $ 22,414.86

Tracy Rautenkranz motioned to approve the Treasurer’s Report dated May 7, 2016 as presented, Dave Harvey seconded, no discussion. All in favor of approval. Motion passed.

Committee Reports

  • Scholarship Committee – The committee met on Wednesday April 20th to look at applications. The final applicants will be invited to the June meeting.
  • Federal Lands –
    • Forest Service –  Steve Allard reported that in the Independent Cattle Growers Newsletter had an article regarding a law that is being proposed to help protect private land owners who border federal land .
    • BLM – No Update
  • State Lands – No Update
  • Legislative –  No Update
  • HPP – Conference call meeting May 9, 2016.

Old Business

CCCA Website – Deborah Reuter asked for more pictures. Website address is www.centralcca.com. Minutes from past meetings and scholarship info is on there.

Drawing – Deborah Reuter updated us on the drawing. Need to sell 300 tickets to break even.

New Business

Park County Fair Booth – Elizabeth will get with the Park Cty Fair rep for a booth. We will need to have members commit to help at the booth.

South East Quarter Rep – Steve Jolly from the Fremont Cattleman’s Association was nominated. He is the only nomination at this time.

South West Quarter Rep – There are several nominations including the current person in that position.   Out of our 9 members present 2 voted for Mark Levalley, 6 for Al Heaton and 0 for Roy Oliver  and 1 member abstained.

CCA Dues – We do not have to pay dues this year since our membership with them has increased.

R-Calf – Dave Harvey motioned to pay the annual dues to R-Calf, Steve Allard seconded, no further discussion. Motion passed.

Independent Cattle Growers Association – Steve Allard motioned to pay the annual dues to ICG, Dave Harvey seconded, no further discussion. 1 person was opposed. Motion passed.

Discussion Items

Past CCA President Bill Gray and his wife Debbie’s home was destroyed by a fire. Dave Harvey motioned to donate $250.00 to them, Deborah Reuter seconded, no further discussion. Motion passed.

Guest Speakers

Linda James is running for County Commissioner on the Republican ticket. She gave a brief overview of her involvement for the community. She asked for our consideration to vote for her.

Dave Wissel spoke about how the agricultural property taxes have changed.

Dr. Frank Garry –  Gave a presentation on Johnes Disease.

The next meeting (our annual meeting) will be held on Saturday June 4, 2016 in Lake George, CO.

Deb Lester motioned to adjourn the meeting, Deborah Reuter seconded. All in favor. Motion passed.   The meeting was adjourned at 10:54AM.

 

Members who signed the attendance sheet:

 

Steve Allard

Dave Harvey

Tracy Rautenkranz

Deborah Reuter

Jill Smith

Webb Smith

Dennis Springer

Elizabeth Woodward

 

Guest who signed the attendance sheet:

Lynda James

Dave Wissel

Dr. Frank Garry

January 9, 2016 – CCCA Meeting MINUTES

Meeting called to order at 9:03AM by President Webb Smith. 10 members signed the attendance sheet and no guests were present.

Steve Allard motioned to approve the agenda with additions, Dennis Springer seconded, No Discussion. All in favor of approval. Motion Passed.

  • Change of location for Meetings.

Tracy Rautenkranze motioned to approve the meeting minutes from October 3, 2015 as presented, Steve Allard seconded, No Discussion. All in favor of approval. Motion passed

Correspondences

  • Two letters from our Catch A Calf Recipient, Ellie Woodward were passed around.

Treasurer Report

  • General Fund Checking Account                                     $   1,940.37
  • Scholarship Fund Checking Account                                     $ 18,064.23
  • Total Funds                                                 $ 20,004.60

John Woodward motioned to approve the Treasurer’s Report dated January 9, 2016 as presented, Steve Allard seconded, no discussion. All in favor of approval. Motion passed.

Committee Reports

  • Scholarship Committee –Webb Smith and Deborah Reuter will now also sit on the Committee. Can the committee please send an electronic copy of the scholarship packet to Deb to be put on the website.
  • Federal Lands –
    • Forest Service – It was discussed to have the Association write a letter to our Senators requesting that no more funding be cut from Federal Law Enforcement on USFS land and to increase funding. Steve Allard motioned to have the Association write a letter in regards to this, Theresa Springer seconded. A brief discussion took place on off road vehicles illegally driving on USFS land. All in favor of approval. Motion passed. It was asked to have law enforcement address the illegal off road use.
    • BLM – No update
  • State Lands – No Update
  • Legislative –  No Update
  • HPP –  Mark Lamb will be stepping down from the committee effective February 1, 2016. Tyler Stoltzfus is the new District Wildlife Manager for South Park and will be replacing him on the committee. They still need more projects on private land; most of the money is being spent on public lands. Please get project into them.

Old Business

CCCA Website – Deborah Reuter has been working with Jordan on editing the way the calendar is viewed. It was suggested to have a slider across the top advertising the Dance and the next meeting. Needs help with the about tab. There is a CCCA Facebook page, can we find out who started this? John Woodward will call Marcy Hodshire to see if she started it. Theresa Springer offered to keep the page updated for six months. Deb is still working with CCA to have a link to our website.

Dance and Dinner Fundraiser – Deborah Reuter made a motion to move forward and host the Fundraiser Dance, Theresa Springer seconded, no discussion. All in favor of approval. Motion passed. Deborah is asking everyone to get involved and help with the dance. We need items for a silent auction and we need sponsorships. Please check with businesses in your area. It was suggested by Theresa Springer to have a regular auction for some of the items and do a silent auction for the rest of the items. It was asked if someone would donate a ½ a beef to be auctioned off. The tickets will be $15.00 per person.

Investment Account – Catherine Rautenkranz was unable to attend the meeting, we will discuss this at a future meeting.

New Business

Idaho Rancher who was shot by Deputies – Not much information out there. Webb is going to talk with CCA about this. If anyone sees any information, please send it the Elizabeth Woodward to send out.

Mid Winter Conference – Meeting for the affiliate officers with the CCA Board at 4PM on Monday January 18, 2016 during the conference.

It was discussed to donate money to the Park County Livestock Committee.

Theresa Springer motioned to donate $750.00 to the Park County Livestock Committee to be used toward anything having to do with the beef program (Catch a Calf, Beef Judge, Beef Pens, Ect), Steve Allard seconded, no discussion. All in favor of approval. Motion passed.

Discussion Items

John Woodward had information about reintroducing the wolf sent out. Are there any questions or comments on the information?

COOL – This regulation has been repealed.

Antibiotics – Will be required to purchase through prescriptions. This includes medicated feeds.

What do people think about doing a ranch tour for our Summer Meeting? Then have a potluck for the meal. This will be discussed further at a future meeting.

The next meeting will be held on Saturday February 6, 2016 in starting at 0900 at the Rustic Station in Bailey, CO. A representative from CCA will be at the meeting. The Catch a Calf recipients will be invited to this meeting. Theresa Springer was going to check on a guest speaker for the meeting.

Steve Allard motioned to adjourn the meeting, Deborah Reuter seconded. All in favor. Motion passed.   The meeting was adjourned at 10:40AM.

Members who signed the attendance sheet:

 

Steve Allard

Ginger Bruvold

Tracy Rautenkranz

Deborah Reuter

Jill Smith

Webb Smith

Dennis Springer

Theresa Springer

Elizabeth Woodward

John Woodward

October 3, 2015 – CCCA Meeting MINUTES

Meeting called to order at 9:13AM by President Webb Smith. 12 members signed the attendance sheet and 3 guests were present.

Pledge and moment of silence.

Deborah Reuter motioned to approve the agenda with additions, Dave Harvey seconded, No Discussion. All in favor of approval. Motion Passed.

  • Under Old Business – add using Association funds to pay for Educational Seminar and associated food.
  • Under New Business – add Nomination of Kenny Burk for Brand Inspector of the Year.

John Woodward motioned to approve the annual meeting minutes from June 6, 2015 as presented, Deborah Reuter seconded, No Discussion. All in favor of approval. Motion passed

Correspondences

  • Brian Hodshire was severely injured from an incident with a horse, a card was sent around for the membership to sign.

Treasurer Report

  • General Fund Checking Account                                     $   1,892.37
  • Scholarship Fund Checking Account                                     $ 18,964.07
  • Total Funds                                                 $ 20,856.44

Dave Harvey motioned to approve the Treasurer’s Report dated October 3, 2015 as presented, John Woodward seconded, no discussion. All in favor of approval. Motion passed.

Committee Reports

  • Scholarship Committee –no updates
  • Federal Lands – Is was discussed at the CCA Committee Meeting in Pueblo  to have the Forest Service relay information to CCA when forest service permits become available.
    • Forest Service – Webb Smith reported that
    • BLM – Looking for a person from the Agricultural area to sit on a committee. Contact Heidi at CCA if you are interested.
  • State Lands – No Update
  • Legislative –  No Update
  • HPP – If you have any projects please see Webb Smith, Steve Allard or John Woodward. All projects need to be completed with all bill submitted and paid prior to June 30, 2016.

Old Business

Webb Smith brought up using the funds from the Scholarship Account to pay for the educational seminar today including the associated food; it is equal to 10.00 per person. John Woodward motioned for the Association to pay the $10.00 registration fee, Dennis Springer seconded, No Discussion. All in favor of approval. Motion passed

Booth at the Park County Fair – Elizabeth Woodward reported that Elizabeth Harrison and Cody Ebele manned the booth for portions of Friday, Saturday and Sunday. They handed out information on beef, the association and sold ice cream, water and Gatorade. The booth brought in $86.00 for the Association. The food and beverages sold were donated the Association, so there was no expense.

CCCA Website – Deborah Reuter asked that members send in more photos. She also stated that they would put dates of the future meeting on the website.

CCA Annual Conference – Great information from the presenters.

CCCA Stock Brand – The Association has received the deed for the 3C   brand, the assessment fee has been paid through January 1, 2017.

Catch A Calf – The child that will have the CCCA’s calf will need to pick it up sometime between November 1st and November 21st.

New Business

Winter Dance and Dinner Fundraiser – Webb Smith stated that the Association use to host a dance and dinner as a fundraiser. Webb looked into what it would cost: The Cultural Center in Woodland Park is $54.00 per hour for the space, $22.00 per hour for the bar plus 1 hour. The DJ is $100.00 per hour up to 4 hours, then $50.00 an hour. For this to be feasible we need to find businesses to sponsor this event. With the cost we would look at doing the dance with no dinner. It would also discussed to have a silent auction during the dance. Hitchin Post will do a $250.00 sponsorship toward the event. They are looking at a date after January 1st. Dave Harvey motioned for a committee to move forward with this and that the committee has the ability to cancel the event if necessary, Tracy Rautenkranz seconded, No Discussion. All in favor of approval. Motion passed

Nomination of Brand Inspector of the year – Webb Smith would like for Kenney Burk to be nominated for Brand Inspector of the Year, he is going to ask Alanna Snare to write the nomination, she has known him since her 4H years.

Discussion Items

CCA encourages all affiliate members to join CCA.

If you are a NCBA member please make sure to send your ballots in by October 16th.

The next meeting will be our held on Saturday December 12, 2015 in Hartsel, CO at the Highline Café and Saloon starting at 0900.

The schedule for the next year was also set:

  • February 6, 2016 at the Kenosha Café in Grant
  • April 2, 2016 at Lake George Pizza in Lake George
  • May 7, 2016 at South Park Bowl in Fairplay
  • June – Annual Meeting Date and Location TBD
  • October 1, 2016 at South Park Bowl in Fairplay
  • December 10, 2016 at the Highline Café and Saloon in Hartsel

Guest Speakers

Our guest speakers were Aaron Tattersall and Denise Tortorella with the Silveus Insurance Group for Rangeland Insurance. They presented information on PRF (Pasture, Rangeland and Forge) Insurance, also known as Drought Insurance.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:50AM.

The Educational Seminar followed the meeting.

Members who signed the attendance sheet:

 

John Everest

Dave Harvey

Deb Lester

Danielle Pettee

Catherine Rautenkranz

Tommie Rautenkranz

Tracy Rautenkranz

Deborah Reuter

Webb Smith

Dennis Springer

Elizabeth Woodward

John Woodward

 

Guest in attendance:

Becky Rayburn

Aaron Tattersal, Silveus Insurance Group

Denise Tortella, Silveus Insurance Group

June 6, 2015 – CCCA Meeting MINUTES

Meeting called to order at 7:25PM by President Webb Smith. 15 members signed the attendance sheet and 8 guests were present.

Elizabeth Harrison motioned to approve the agenda as presented, Cody Ebele seconded, No Discussion. All in favor of approval. Motion Passed.

Cody Ebele motioned to approve the meeting minutes from May 2, 2015 as presented, Elizabeth Harrison seconded, No Discussion. All in favor of approval. Motion passed

Correspondences

  • The May letter from our Catch A Calf recipient Coix Gemmer was passed around for everyone to read.

Treasurer Report

  • General Fund Checking Account                                     $   2,047.37
  • Scholarship Fund Checking Account                                     $ 20,343.97
  • Total Funds                                                 $ 22,391.34

 

Ernie Snare motioned to approve the Treasurer’s Report dated June 6, 2015 as presented, Alanna Snare seconded, no discussion. All in favor of approval. Motion passed.

Guest Speaker

  • Our first guest speaker was Nita Howard with the Colorado Beef Council. She gave an update on the beef Council:
    • They are no longer mailing out newsletters, they have moved to social media. You can still access the newsletter on the website and you can sign up for an email version of it.
    • There is a beef running team, to be able to participate on the team the runners have to learn about beef.
    • Colorado Beef Grant – Provides money to schools for education on cooking with beef.
    • They are no longer actively participating in 9 Health Fairs since they met their goal of bringing nutrition to the forefront. Their material is still used but is being presented by nutritionist and dieticians.
    • Producer Profile on Facebook – They are looking for ranchers to write about their families, operation and history to put on Facebook. The public want to know about the ranchers, please submit these.
  • Our second guest speaker was Devin Murnin, CCA Director of Industry. He gave the following updates:
    • Touched on some great articles and information in the CattleGuard.
    • Final rule was published on the “Clean Water Act”, it is unknown when it will take effect but may be tied up in the court system for a time.
    • He was asked about a possible regulation being put in effect to not allow water usage under free river. He will look into this

Committee Reports

  • Scholarship Committee – Steve Allard no updates
  • Federal Lands
    • Forest Service – Webb Smith reported that there are still issues on leases with shooting and vehicles off trail. Steve Allard had an issue on one of his leases. Park County Sheriff’s Office should be going out with issues even on Federal Land.
    • BLM – None
  • State Lands – None
  • Legislative – Commissioners looking at putting a ballot issue to eliminate term issues.
  • HPP – Next meeting July 1, 2015 starting at the Fairplay USFS Office, then will be touring project sites. A lot of the money is spent on federal lands, they would like more money spent on private land, ranchers please submit projects that need funding.

Old Business

Booth at the Park County Fair – Elizabeth Woodward reported that she contacted the Colorado Beef Council and they are unable to attend fairs but will supply materials for us to hand out. She will send out emails with information and the schedule, please sign up if you can help.

CCCA Website – Deborah Reuter reported that the domain has been established. Please send pictures of your ranch and cattle. They would also like pictures of member’s brands. If you can get a picture of the brand on the animal please do so. They would like to have the website up in July. Jordan Davis introduced herself; she is the person that is setting up the website.

CCA Annual Conference – June 15 to 17, please attend if you can.  Roundtable at the Colorado State Fair is August 31.

CCCA Stock Brand – Have not heard back on the application.

Catch A Calf – It was discussed if the Association still wants to sponsor a Catch A Calf. Alanna Snare motioned to continue sponsoring a calf, with the CCCA paying half the fair market value and the rancher donating the remainder, Deborah Reuter seconded no additional discussion. All in favor of approval. Motion passed. Rebecca Smith’s name was drawn to supply the calf.

Nominating Committee – Steve Allard reported that the committee decided to nominate the current offices back to their offices.

New Business

Election of New Officers – No nomination were given from the floor. The current slate of officers will remain for the next year.

Discussion Items

Alanna Snare invited members to attend the Teller County Fair, it is held the last week of July, with the Livestock Auction on August 1st.

Deb Lester discussed the October 3rd meeting, it will include some educational components, some of the topics may include Heifer Replacement and Nutrition, Calving Problems and Beef Quality Assurance.  There will be coffee and donuts for breakfast and a catered lunch. Cost of the day to be determined, the cost will just be to cover the food. The meeting will start at 0900 followed by the educational workshops. This meeting will be held at the fairgrounds.

The next meeting will be our held on Saturday October 3, 2015 at the Fairgrounds in Fairplay, CO starting at 0900.

John Woodward motioned to adjourn the meeting, Deborah Reuter seconded. All in favor, Motion Passed. Meeting adjourned at 9:18PM.

Members who signed the attendance sheet:

 

Steve Allard

Cody Ebele

Elizabeth Harrison

Dave Harvey

Lark Harvey

Deb Lester

Joanne Mills

Deborah Reuter

Jill Smith

Webb Smith

Alanna Snare

Ernie Snare

Elizabeth Woodward

John Woodward

 

Guest who signed the attendance sheet:

Devin Murnin, CCCA

Brian Crawford

Carolyn Gold

Nita Howard, Colorado Beef Council

Dan W Rich

Josinn Escaeds

Todd Elworthy

Jordan Davis

1 Guest did not sign in