The Hardin County Agricultural Society met Saturday, November 2nd at the fair office with 17 board members and several guests present.
Jeremy McLane presented a proposal to the Fairboard for the 2014 Demolition Derby. The minutes of last meeting were reviewed; Don Spar moved to accept the minutes, 2nd by Paul Ralston, motion carried.
Financial reports were reviewed; Mike Kleman moved to accept the financials, 2nd by Steve Christopher, motion carried. Bills were presented to pay; Mike Kleman moved to pay the bills, 2nd by Tom King, motion carried.
Committee reports were:
•Executive committee – Howard Lyle, chairman
Howard Lyle moved to leave the employee contracts the same for 2014, 2nd by Ray Davis, motion carried.
Don Spar moved to keep the rental rates the same for 2014, 2nd by Howard Lyle, motion carried.
Charlie McCullough moved to set the 2014 fair dates September 2nd – 7th, 2nd by Dale Cockerell, motion carried.
Grounds committee – Jim Bidwell, chairman
Janie Seiler moved to change the wording in the privilege contracts for Grange and Hardin Northern Restaurants, 2nd by Mike Kleman, motion carried.
Storage has been filling up and we still have room for small boats.
Next grounds committee meeting is Monday, November 11th at 7:00pm in the fair office.
• Entertainment committee – Mike Kleman, chairman
Reviewed a counter proposal for the Hardin County Fair Tractor Pull we will have a meeting with the Hardin County Tractor Pullers on Monday, November 11th @ 6:00pm.
• Livestock committees:
Beef & Dairy Steer tagging will be Saturday, January 4th from 10am – 1pm.
• Junior Fairboard – Nancy Rickenbacher, chairman
Moved the date for selection of Jr. Fairboard members from spring to December so the new members can attend the Ohio Fair Managers Convention in January.
• Old Business:
Sold out of whole hog sausage.
• New Business:
Next Fairboard meeting will be December 7th @ 7:30pm in the fair office.
Don Spar moved to adjourn the meeting 2nd by Tom King, motion carried.
Following the regular business meeting:
Paul Ralston moved to keep membership/season tickets at $20, 2nd by Kerry James, motion carried.
Mike Kleman moved to set the Director pay at $2.00, 2nd by Justin Beale, motion failed.
Howard Lyle moved to set the Director pay at $1.00, 2nd by Jim Bidwell, motion carried.
Mike Kleman moved to add three more Director-at-Large positions with no more than three directors from the same township, 2nd by Steve Christopher, vote was taken by paper ballot and motion passed.
Janie Seiler moved to set the Annual Meeting for Saturday, November 1, 2014 with Elections from 3:00pm – 7:00pm, 2nd by Howard Lyle, motion carried.
Mike Kleman moved to adjourn, 2nd by Ray Davis, motion carried.
36 members were recorded.
Buck township – Bob Fish
Hale township – Janie Seiler
Jackson township – Mike Kleman
Liberty township – Don Spar
Pleasant township – Bob McBride
Director-at-Large – Kelly Buckenroth
Secretary, Nancy Motter swore in the new Directors.
Jim Bidwell nominated Bob Fish for President, 2nd by Kerry James, Ray Davis moved to close the nominations, 2nd by Kerry James, motion carried.
Dale Cockerell moved to nominate Howard Lyle for Vice President, 2nd by Paul Ralston, Ray Davis moved
to close the nominations, 2nd by Jeff Madison, motion carried.
Paul Ralston moved to set the meeting date for the 1st Thursday of the month at 6:30pm, 2nd by Dale Cockerell, motion failed.
Janie Seiler moved to set the meeting date for the 1st Saturday of the month at 7:30pm, 2nd by Ray Davis, motion carried.
Mike Kleman moved to adjourn, 2nd by Dale Cockerell, motion carried.