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

Copyright 2020 Central Colorado Cattlemen's Association | Site by Socially Exceptional