Auxiliary Meeting Minutes – May 2024

The meeting was called to order by President Jessica Weise at 9:00 am. 

Members Present

Jessica Weise, Norborne FPD; Diane Wynne, Galt FPD; Sheri Berendzen, Cole Co FPD; Theresa Cox, Wentzville FPD; Carissa Thompson, Holts Summit FPD; Ann Jones, Madison West Monroe FPD; Kathy Eggen, Jefferson City FPD; Rosanna Jorgenson, South Holt FD; Missy Erdel, Little Dixie FPD; Lachrissa Smith, North Central Carroll Co FPD; Kim Pefferman, Washington Fire; Virginia Peffermann, Washington Fire Department.


Sheri made a motion to accept the minutes as they were and Ann seconded the motion. Motion passed.

Financial Report

Theresa reported we received a check from Lachrissa for the credit card purchases made at Winter Fire School for our items sold. Lachrissa was kind enough to use her credit reader for us. Missy made a motion to accept the financial report; Carissa made a second, motion passed. 


Discussed: Gary Berendzen is relinquishing his chairperson position and Rob Erdel will now be the new chairperson. The committee is changing from trophies to plaques soon. 

Memorial Service

In discussing the Memorial Service event the date in last month’s Meeting Minutes the date was incorrect. The date for the Service is September, not October. 


Jessica reviewed the newest by-law change; Article IX Committees and Their Duties; Nominating Committee; The Nomination Committee shall consist of 3 Auxiliary members appointed by the president and when possible should include up to 3 past presidents. 


Friday night there will be an Auxiliary meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to introduce the new slate of officers. As you are checking in at the convention table ask for the times and location of Friday night’s Auxiliary meeting for all auxiliary members. 

Friday night the Auxiliary’s Silent Auction tables will be set up and ready to accept all auction items. Ann donated a metal sign and a picture, and Kim donated a wonderful fire scene lamp along with a few other items. Lacharissa showed us a picture of an afghan she had asked her mother to make. We discussed doing a live auction for it at the banquet. We are looking forward to seeing what wonderful items we receive this year. It was mentioned your silent auction items do not have to be fire-related themed. On Saturday the silent auction tables will be opened a few hours before the banquet for everyone to continue bidding. We do accept checks as payment. We will have a 50/50 raffle again this year. 

Ann agreed to do the Invocation this year. 

Auxiliary Member/Department of the Year

There is still time to nominate a person(s) or Department for this award this year. 

New Business 

Josh Lloyd shared convention information. As discussed you can go online to the FFAM website to register for the convention.

Tim Bean the State Fire Marshall talked about the happenings at the Fire Fighters Day at the Capital. The theme was “Women in Fire” this year. He was very excited about the great turnout for this event. Tim informed us the Women’s Symposium will be in Jefferson City in September. We should think about having a representative(s) from the Auxiliary there. He asked that each of us contact our state senator and request they support “MERC” in legislation. This program might not exist if they do not support it. 

Theresa made a motion to adjourn the meeting, and Diane’s second, motion passed. The meeting was adjourned at 11:00 a.m.