June 6, 2018 Meeting Minutes

President Joan Smith called the meeting to order via telephone at 12:07 p.m. Also on line were Treasurer Jessie Cope, Secretary Richard Weiss, and Amanda Brozana-Rios.


Secretary Weiss read the May 2 minutes.  There were no additions or corrections.


Treasurer Cope reported a balance of $2,952.08 in the BB&T Operating account as of June 6.
There was no Kile Fund update at this time.
Jessie, Joan and I visited BB&T and changed the signatories on our account there and changed them at PNC via email.
Jessie set up a Pay Pal account with BB&T so dues can be paid directly into our account from the Potomac Grange web site. Stephanie Wilkins will set up a “Pay Now” button on the site.


National Agriculture in the Classroom Annual Conference – Banners and /brochures will be sent soon to the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Portland, Maine. The material is for the Potomac Grange booth at the Ag in the Classroom June 25th to 29th convention. The National Grange board has decided National will pay the out and back shipping expenses.  Joan Smith’s car travel, meals and hotel expenses will be covered by the Kile Fund.

Joan will present the National Grange Advocacy Award at the Wednesday night banquet.  The recipient is determined by the Ag in the Classroom board of directors. Next year’s convention will be June 18 to 21 in Little Rock, Arkansas.


We have three interns with us at the national office who come by way of the Fund for American Studies. Two of them are assisting with research on food security and food literacy and potential programs and outreach related to these issues.

There was no further business and the meeting adjourned at 12:40 p.m.

Because of conflicts with holidays, the next meeting will be September 5.


Respectfully submitted,

Richard B Weiss

Secretary, Potomac Grange #1