Auxiliary Meeting Minutes – November 2022

Meeting called to order by President Jessica Weisz at 10:05 a.m.

Members Presents

Jessica Weisz, Norborne FPD; Sheri Berendzen, Cole Co FPD; Carissa Thompson, Holts Summit FPD; Debbie Meyers, Concordia FD; and those that attended by Zoom are Joni Fields, Paris RFPD and Christina Loyd, Martinsburg Area FPD.


Jessica Weisz asked if there were any correction, additions, or decisions about the minutes? Sheri Berendzen made a motion to accept the minutes as read. Carissa Thompson seconded the motion, motion passed.

Financial Report

Theresa Cox, Secretary/Treasurer was not able to attend so the financial report was tabled at this time.


Carissa Thompson reported on upcoming fundraisers planned. Auxiliary will be selling tickets for a fundraiser that will run until next convention. It will include 3 gift cards and some other items. Then we will also be having a silent auction, 50/50 drawing and a drawing of a cooler full of booze at the convention. 

Carissa Thompson also talked about having a way to do credit/debt payments and the cost of it. Sheri made a motion to accept using PayPal as the way do credit/debt payments. Debbie Meyers seconded the motion, motion passed.


Jessica talked about the 2023 Convention. It will be held June 2nd to the 4th and it will be held in Springfield, Mo. at the Oasis Hotel and Convention Center. Jaime Miller will be sending more info out regarding hotel prices and other info.

Old Business

Carissa Thompson talked about the BBQ contest that the FFAM BBQ team competed in. Lots of BBQ was cooked and sold. A new team called Blue Mountains took first place this year.

New Business

It was discussed getting benefits for auxiliary members so raising the auxiliary dues will be necessary. The cost of the new dues will be discussed after Jessica Weisz talk to Jaime Miller about what the FFAM have and the cost of their benefits.

Carissa Thompson made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Sheri Berendzen second the motion. The motion was passed. Meeting Adjourned at 10:25 a.m.

After the meeting 

Charlie Peel joined us and informed us about the 2023 Convention that the FFAM will be hosting. It will be held in Springfield, MO at the Oasis Hotel and Convention Center on June 2nd thru 4th. He talked about some of the events that will be going on. Charlie said Jaime Miller will be posting the cost for registration and banquet.

Respectfully Submitted by 

Sheri Berendzen

2nd Vice President