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The 1993 National meeting was held July 12, hosted by Branch 13 at Grass Valley, California. What follows is a conclusion of the minutes of that meeting.
At this point, President Versteeg asked for full cooperation from the branch officers that they answer all mail requests and to complete all questionnaires mailed to them from the National. In the past only a small percentage of requests have been completed and returned to the National. A motion was made from the floor stating that all branch officers should perform the duties which their offices required and whatever duties their branches asked them to perform. Motion seconded and carried.
Next, the question was brought up asking where the National dues were spent. President Versteeg explained in full detail just what our major expenses are and also that the National secretary was entitled (as stated in by-laws) to 10% of the National dues for his services in keeping records and all other services required. Versteeg furthermore expressed the disappointment that there were no other condidates for National Office and the incumbents ran unopposed. He expressed his desire that there should be at least two candidates for each office.
All incumbent National officers were reelected by written ballot. Election was certified by the membership.
A motion was made from the floor that the National recommend the following addition to their safety guidelines: No boy or girl be allowed to operate power driven equipment at any show (branch function) who is under the age of 14. This motion was seconded but was responded to with some opposition claiming that many youngsters who had driving experience on their home farms were well capable of driving at public shows. Further response was presented that we encourage our young ones to assist in the restoration and exhibition of our equipment but forbid them to operate power driven vehicles in parades. After considerable discussion the question was called for and the motion was defeated.
President Versteeg suggested that the mileage allowances for the National officers remain for this year at 0.25 per mile to and from the National Meeting. Motion was made, seconded and carried.
Bruce Rogers, executive director of Branch 14, presented an invitation to host the 1994 National Show and Business Meeting on September 22, 23, 24, & 25, 1994 at West Jordan, Utah, with the business meeting scheduled for 7:00 p.m., September 24. This invitation was accepted with thanksgiving.
President Versteeg asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting. A motion was made to that effect, seconded and carried.