I. Call to Order: The 77th Annual Meeting
was called to order by the Chair John Dunley at 10:00 AM. Chair Dunley
extended an official welcome to everyone. Chair Dunley introduced section
leaders. They were:
II. Old Business
III. New Business
B. Venue 2004: It was agreed that the WOPDMC would meet again at the Hilton Hotel. It was agreed that Secretary Thomson would make the arrangements with Hilton Hotel to secure arrangements for all future meetings.
C. Structure of the WOPDMC: Secretary Thomson reported on the incorporation of the WOPDMC as a nonprofit organization in the State of Oregon.
IV. Closing Business Meeting:
A. Committee Reports:
2. Audit: Chair Dunley asked for the report of the auditing committee. The committee audited the report from Treasurer Thomson. They reported it to be in good order. A motion was made and seconded to accept the treasurer's report. The motion passed. Don Thomson then read the Treasurer's Report.
3. Resolutions: The report of the resolution committee was requested by Chair Dunley. The committee proposed the following:
a. Be it resolved that this conference extend written appreciation to the management and staff of the Hilton Hotel for the courteous service and the fine accommodations provided. The membership would like to especially thank the Hilton Hotel for the organization of the reception on Wednesday, January 15.
b. Be it resolved that the members of the conference express their appreciation to Chair Dunley, and Secretary/Treasurer Don Thomson for their leadership and dedication in organizing the 2003 meeting.
c. Be it resolved that the members of the conference extend their appreciation to Bette Brattain for preparing the research report abstracts as well as to the section leaders: Maciej Pszczolkowski, Jay Brunner, Peter McGhee, Mike Omeg, Tom Unruh, Roger Willemsen and Christian Krupke.
d. Be it resolved that the Secretary write letters of condolences to the family members of those who passed away during the past year.
e. Be it resolved that the members of this conference recognize the long-term benefits the organization will receive from the development of the web-based communication made possible through the efforts of Betsy Beers, Bette Brattain, John Dunley, and Jerry Tangren, WSU-TFREC, Wenatchee, Washington.A motion was made and seconded to accept the resolutions as read. The motion passed.
It was announced that the meeting dates for the 2004 meeting will be January 14, 15 and 16. The meeting will start at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, January 14, 2004.
Chair Dunley thanked those who had attended and helped in various capacities to make the 77th Pest and Disease Management Conference a success. Chair Dunley turned over the proceedings to Chair Elect Broc Zoller. He adjourned the meeting.
Donald R. Thomson
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