March 14 WSFC Board meeting

WASHINGTON STATE FRUIT COMMISSION BOARD TO MEET IN YAKIMA

YAKIMA, WA -- The Washington State Fruit Commission has scheduled a Board of Directors meeting for Wednesday, March 14, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the W.L. Hansen Building first floor meeting room, 105 South 18th Street, Yakima, WA.

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President B.J. Thurlby will give a report of Commission business including an update on Board position nominations and a sweet cherry health benefit update. Financial reports will be presented by Treasurer JoAnne Daniels and Managing Editor Jim Black will report on Good Fruit Grower projects.

A brief update of the previously approved 2012 domestic and foreign market promotions and Commission budget will be presented.

To close the meeting, committee reports will include Pacific Northwest Canned Pear Service, National Cherry Growers & Industries Foundation, Tree Fruit Research Commission, Northwest Horticultural Council, and Northwest Fruit Exporters.

The WSFC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities. If you would like to attend the meeting but need special accommodations, please contact the WSFC forty-eight (48) hours in advance at (509) 453-4837.

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WASHINGTON STATE FRUIT COMMISSION
REGULAR BOARD MEETING #365

11:00 AM
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
W.L. Hansen Building, Yakima, WA

AGENDA
11:00 am BOARD MEETING CALLED TO ORDER — Gip Redman, Chairman
11:05 APPROVAL OF MINUTES (12/14/11)
11:10 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (1/31/12) — JoAnne Daniels, Treasurer
11:20 GOOD FRUIT GROWER UPDATE — Jim Black, Managing Editor
11:30 MANAGER’S REPORT — B.J. Thurlby, Manager
• Board Member Position Nomination Update

(Motion needed – Approve recommendation from Nominating Committee)
• WSFC Operations Update
• Sweet Cherry Health Benefit Update
• Commission Appointments

(Motions needed – TFRC and NHC)
• Other

12:00 LUNCH
• Wa. Tree Fruit Research Presentation — Jim McFerson, Manager

12:30 2012 PROMOTION – FOREIGN — Keith Hu, Director Int’l Operations
1:00 2012 PROMOTION – DOMESTIC — James Michael, Promotion Director
1:30 CROP SIZE DISCUSSION / REVIEW OF 2011 BUDGETS
• Approve 2012 Assessment Rates (Motion needed)

1:45 COMMITTEE REPORTS:

A. PNCPS — Steve Carlson
B. NCGIF — Norm Gutzwiler
C. TFRC — Gip Redman
D. NFE — Jim Archer
E. NHC — Mike Wade
F. Other

3:00 OTHER
3:10 ADJOURN / NEXT MEETING — May 16, 2012, Red Lion Hotel, Richland, WA

 

CONTACT:

James Michael
Promotion Director
(509) 453-4837