BMM – November 2016

Board of Directors Meeting

Minutes – November 2, 2016 – Helen Fitzgerald’s – Rickman


Mike Null (A)

Rob Schaff

Jim Buford

Kolby Armbruster

Dan  Randant

Paul Hurst – (A)


Tim Roethler

Khris Rickman

Rob Kick

Jimmy Bucher

Tim Doll – Website

Ed Eschbacher

Greg Parkinson (A)

Justen Patterson

Tim Schwierjohn (A)

Chuck Gast – DO




Presidents Report [Mike Null]

Mike was absent due to father’s illness.


Approval of Minutes 10/12/16         Motion by  Justen Patterson     Second by Tim Roethler


Treasurer’s Report   [Jim Buford] 

Current balance with US Bank is $56,920.65

Upcoming expense’s include: Wee One annual donation, scholarships, research donation and annual meeting banquet expense.

Due to rainout cancellation of the MV Champ, skin money collected here will be used to offset cocktail hour at the annual meeting.




Education [Tim Schwierjohn / Justen Patterson]

Justen discussed Shop Tour 2016 at BCC scheduled for December 12th. Speakers all set. Dan Earlywine will represent Mizzou at Shop Tour. Curt Rohe may serve as back-up speaker should a vacancy occur.

Research [Rob Schaff / Rob Kick]

11 applications for scholarships – (4) Turf and (7) Legacy. Total funding request for 2016 is $7,500. Motion for approval by Jim Buford with second by Khris Rickman. Board approved!

Discussed enhancements to scholarship criteria for future scholarship applications. Tabled for now but will be reviewed at the Jan 2017 BOD meeting.

Discussed future research at Mizzou. Research ideas from Xi: nutsedge control, wetting agents during the summer and aerification.

Possible research dollars allocated for 2017 – $5,000 each for Miller and Xong. To be discussed further with possible announcement at the Shop Tour next month.

Membership [Khris Rickman]

No report

Membership Outreach [Jim Buford]

Mike Null’s father currently hospitalized.

Ethics/Bylaws [Tim Roethler]

No report

Director of Operations [Chuck Gast]

192 of 208 dues paid to date, approx 93%. Currently 15 unpaid totaling approx. $ 2,710.

32 new members for 2016.


Reviewed agenda for the Annual meeting coming up next week. Approved.


Discussed upcoming bylaw changes to be voted on at the Annual meeting. Ballots were reviewed and approved by BOD. Packet of proposed bylaw changes with Directors ballot will be distributed upon entry at the Annual meeting to all eligible Class A, B, C, Retired and Honorary members.


Points program awards reviewed for presentation at the Annual meeting.

Discussed earlier conversation with Chris Rapp about Outdoor Equipment Program at Linn State. Chris working hard to facilitate interaction with Equipment Tech program and this Linn State program. There are currently (19) in the Linn State OEP program with (2) of these students also involved with the Golf Course Equipment Management specialty program. Chris has also discussed his efforts and intentions with the HAGCSA. His intentions are to promote the Linn State program and provide a pathway to place graduating Equip Mgrs from Linn State with MVGCSA member facilities.


Assistant Liaisons  [Jimmy Bucher / Kolby Armbruster]

No report

Associate Liaisons  [Ed Eschbacher / Dan Randant]

No report


Annual Sponsorship packages to be addressed in the future.


Tim Roethler proposed reviewing member vs. non-member entry fees at MVGCSA events. To be discussed at the January 2017 meeting.

NEXT BOD MEETING – Dec 14, 2016. Host Jim Buford   Location TBD


MOTION TO ADJOURN           Motion by  Rob Kick     Second by  Jim Buford