Clint Pitts resigned as SISMA president at last meeting because of new duties and change in employment. Clint did an excellent job as president and we wish him the best in his new career.
Scott Guffey will be interim president until elections are completed at the Conference in November. Thanks Scott for filling in as president.
Spring Training Session May 13th was discussed with no changes for 2014 at present time. This is an important training session for both agencies, and industry and the opportunity to add this training opportunity to the central part of South Dakota is a goal of SISMA, (Danielle Birdsall-Rausch will chair this committee with Mike Stenson assisting) any others wishing to serve on this committee please contact Danielle or Mike. Discussion followed with location, and funding opportunities to make this take place. Bill Walker stated that the North Dakota Weed Control Association facilitates 3 training sessions yearly in the eastern, central, and western areas of the state. The Board will look at grant opportunities for funding 2 training sessions in South Dakota in 2014.
SISMA Bylaw Review and Changes: Board of Directors: Change from 11 to a 5 member board to reflect the size of the organization Board members will be selected from Industry, Counties and Municipalities, Federal, Non-Governmental or Private, State or University, If categories from any of the five cannot be filed, a member at large can be elected to fill the vacancy Length of Terms: Terms are two years with up to three consecutive terms for a total of six years Executive Officers: Change from President and Vice President to Chairman and Vice Chairman Executive Positions: The Chairman and Vice Chairman will be selected by the Board of Directors.
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SISMA 2013 Conference at Cedar Shores, Chamberlain SD
Dates November 18-19
This is a central location for both east and west river attendees. The conference committee of Scott Guffey, Nate Jagim, Bill Walker, and Dennie Mann will be responsible for coordinating this event. The theme of this year’s conference will be “The watershed approach to invasive species management options and solutions” (Preserve, Prevent, and Promote)
Election of Board Members will also take place at the conference.
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The South Dakota Invasive Species Management Association
was formed with the intent of a progressive endeavor to assembly together a group with a
common vision and unity to address all of South Dakotas invasive species management
challenges. Association membership is open and all-encompassing to everyone, and is broken
into twelve broadly established categories of membership. We hope to appeal to private
landowners, county commissioners and state legislators, county weed & pest
boards/supervisors, federal and state agencies, universities, industry and commercial
applicators, non-government organizations, and the public at large.
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