We had 18 members attend.
1) First order of business was club finances. We currently have $7376 in our banking accounts, we roughly
need about $3100 a year to run the club (On-line seed auction ~$200, Newsletter ~$100, Seed exchange ~$150, Winter meeting
~$200, GPC registration $300, Website ~$150, Summer BBQ ~$150, Weigh-off at Mazza's $1850). So we are solvent
for awhile, as long as the on-line seed auction continues we'll be ok, but there are more and more seed auctions such that
it may start cutting into our success.
2) We currently have 44 members. Membership dues are currently only $10, this doesn't even cover the cost of newsletters,
seed exchange and the website so it was decided that in 2011 the dues would be raised to $15.
3) Since we are a non-profit by charter we are suppose to spend all monies that we raise, so we need to spend some money,
currently the club accounts are under Kevin Companion's SS# and we need to figure out how to change this so interest and dividends
are not report as income for Kevin. We discussed (and decided) to buy VGVGA jackets for any club member that
has grown and weighed a pumpkin over 1000 lbs at an official weigh-off (Kevin and John will work on). Patches
for 100 lb increments will also be awarded. There was also talk of awarding T-shirts to everyone entering a pumpkin
at our VGVGA weigh-off (possibly with a Sam Mazza's Farmstand logo) We also talked about buying our own scale
but it is probably more work than it's worth.