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The annual meeting of the South Dakota High School Rodeo Association was called to order by President Lance Lesmeister at AM CST.

The agenda was presented, there was a motion by Dale Christiansen, second by Rex Lamphere, to accept the agenda as presented. The pledge of allegiance was led by the Student Officers. Ann reported that Digger Rutten will be sitting in for River Director Ken Lensegrav, East Region Director Paul Sundermann is ill, and host committee representative Vern Ward is absent.

Some ideas that were presented to help improve the calendar sales were to give them away as Christmas presents, to sell the calendar as a raffle and not just a fundraiser.

It was reported that the Americinn charge per night is $130 and the Econolodge cost per night will be $55.00.

The Internet connection in the office was discussed.

She reported that the calendar sales revenue was down by $10,000 this year.

She has asked the calendar contacts to use their judgement and relax a bit when handing out calendars, keeping track of those they are handing them out to so they will not have to come back for more calendars to sell so frequently.

Rod Kusser from Venture Communications asked the host committee specific questions about the Internet and a broadband connection.

He is willing to work with them to ensure that the Internet works sufficiently next year.

There was a motion by Barry Knippling second by Kellie Yackley to accept the Calendar Sales report as presented. The next item of business was the national team report.

Dale Christensen, National Director, reported on this year’s national team.

All other seated Directors, Committee members and Student Officers are present.

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