2016 Annual Meeting
On November 15, the staff, volunteers, and supporters of Cornell Cooperative Extension met for the Association’s 5th annual meeting at Columbia-Greene Community College.
The annual meeting is a time to celebrate the successes of the year, as well as recognize the many people who make it all possible. Three board members were presented with gifts for their service as their terms were coming to an end. They were Jason Post, Alexia Baker and Janice Fingar.
CCE is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The financial contributions received by individuals and businesses throughout the year were acknowledged and the following were present and recognized at the meeting – Michael McCrary, The National Bank of Coxsackie, The Bank of Greene County, Robin & Martin Smith, Art Bassin, Chuck & Maryellen Brooks, Joe Ahern & Leland Midigette, Janice Fingar, James & Michele Story, Jason Post, Gene & Mary Hatton, Bruce & Sarah Meyers, Jane Miller, and the Ooms Family.
This year we were fortunate to have a special guest speaker, Dr. Thomas Overton from Cornell University. Dr. Overton is Professor of Dairy Management in the Department of Animal Science at Cornell University. Tom is recognized nationally and internationally for his research and extension efforts. As Associate Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension, Tom works with statewide and regional extension teams within New York to enhance the dairy and agricultural industries in New York State.
During the business meeting, elections to the board of directors were held. Board member and Committee Chair, Nicole Bliss, reported on behalf of the Nominating Committee. Five new board members were nominated and elected – Ginger Benedict, Bonnie Davis, Sandy Gardner, Alicia McCagg and Brent Zimmerman. Board members nominated and re-elected for second terms were – Joe Ahern, Cathi Annese, Joe Behn, Andrea Macko, Michael McCrary & Fari Raad.
The meeting also included staff program updates, financial reporting by interim treasurer Michael McCrary and a report by the Association’s executive director, Charles Brooks.
(pictured left to right - Chuck Brooks, CCE Executive Director; Retiring Board members Alexia Baker, Jason Post and Janice Fingar)
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