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The following are the minutes of EDGE&TA's National meeting, as recorded by secretary Menno Kliewer:
The 31st annual meeting of the EDGE&TA was held on August 17th, 1991 at the Cowley County Fairgrounds in Winfield, Kansas and hosted by Branch #11.
At precisely 7:00 P.M. Floyd Moore, president of Branch #11, welcomed all EDGE&TA members as their guests and expressed appreciation for their attendance and then turned the meeting over to President, Jack Versteeg who in turn called the meeting to order. A prayer was offered by Vice President, Del Seuser.
Roll call was taken of Branches #1 through #35 with a final total of 139 members attending.
Branch #1,2; Branch #2, 0; Branch #3,2; Branch #4, 1; Branch #5,1; Branch #6, 1; Branch #7,0; Branch #8, 9; Branch #9, 3; Branch #10, 2; Branch #11, 24; Branch #12, 5; Branch #13, 5; Branch #14, 3; Branch #15, 4; Branch #16, 35; Branch #17, 5; Branch #18, 2; Branch #19, 5; Branch #20, 4; Branch #21,1; Branch #22, 0; Branch #23, 0; Branch #24, 0; Branch #25, 5; Branch #26, 3; Branch #27,1; Branch #28, 8; Branch #29, 0; Branch #30, 0; Branch #31,1; Branch #32, 2; Branch #33, 1; Branch #34, 0; Branch #35, 0.
Copies of the 1990 minutes were distributed and presented. It was M/S/C that these minutes stand approved as presented. Copies of the 1990-91 treasurers report were likewise distributed and presented. It was M/S/C that this report stand approved as presented.
President Versteeg called attention to complaints from members not receiving National News. He stated that monthly news releases were being issued to all branch officers and it was their responsibility to forward this material to their members. This is not being accomplished and he asked all officers for greater cooperation.
The need was presented to change the amendments to the by-laws and DELETE the phrase 'that nominations from the floor be accepted at elections' as this is not workable and was on oversight by the National officers at the 1990 meeting. M/S/C.
The need for re-districting our East-West regions for a better balance of location of branches was presented. It was proposed that we establish a new East-West, beginning at a point on the Canadian border and follow the Western borders of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, ending at the Mexico border. At present there are six branches East and 29 West. This change would place 14 branches East and 21 branches West. It was M/S/C that we change the by-laws to read as such.
It was M/S/C that in case of a tie during the election of officers, that the chairman of the nomination committee toss a coin to determine the winner.
We'll continue the minutes in next month's column. A good holiday to all from EDGE&TA.