The 37th Annual Meeting & Celebration is fast approaching and you don’t want to miss this one! The big day is October 25 in Bismarck at the AmVets Club with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. cdt and the meeting promtly starting at 10:00 a.m. There is no cost to attend due to the generosity of our business sponsors and we promise a day like no other. The day starts out with a fun-ﬁlled interactive icebreaker which involves your contribution of one (1) item valued at $1.00 or less. A candy bar, can of food, roll of toilet paper, or anything that gives you superior bartering power is acceptable. You may leave with something better (or worse) but this will be a great time to exhibit your bartering abilities. And it only gets better from there. The business meeting is the ﬁ rst item on the agenda. As a member in good standing, you not only have a voice in the election of ofﬁ cers but also the adoption of resolutions that will guide the Board’s decisions throughout the year. Following the business meeting, you will be treat- ed to a tasty luncheon off the menu.
Derrick Braaten from the Braaten Baumstark Law Firm will speak on issues we are facing in North Dakota today with the theme of “The Little People in Boom Times.” Derrick’s practice has always centered on providing legal services to family farmers and ranchers although his focus in recent years has been oil and gas work on behalf of mineral owners and surface owners. Derrick handles many matters in this area while maintaining a signiﬁcant agricultural law practice as well. You don’t want to miss this! But this day is not all work and no play. It is also a time to celebrate the accomplishments that your loyalty, support and actions have made possible. DRC is YOU and you deserve to celebrate. We will ﬁ nish up any remaining business in the afternoon and since we have added many new fac- es to our staff lately, we have planned a fun “get to know the staff” game time. And maybe we’ll ﬁ nd out some new things about the “oldies” staff too. As always, we will be holding a silent auction featuring baskets, homegrown and homemade goodies and various items of interest. We are sure you will ﬁnd that special something you’ve been looking for and can’t live without. If you are able to bring something to add to the collection, we would be so grateful. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and it just gets better every year. Again we will offer a prize for the basket that brings in the highest bid so get your creative juices ﬂ owing! Of course a basket is not mandatory if you have other items to donate.
The day will conclude with a social featuring a contest amongst the staff. The competition will be ﬁerce and your taste buds will decide who will take the title of the “Big Dip.”
We are all geared up to make your meeting and celebration productive and fun but we need you let us know if you are able to attend by October 15 so we can reserve a spot for you at the luncheon table. Call 483-2851 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. to conﬁrm your attendance. Don’t forget your $1.00 item for the icebreaker and a silent auction contribution if you can. See you there!