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The Washington State Fruit Commission has scheduled a Board of Directors meeting for Wednesday, May 15, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 12:00 p.m., at the Holiday Inn on the River, 802 George Washington Way, Richland, WA. The Five-State Cherry Commissions Meeting will follow. 

President B.J. Thurlby will report on Commission business, Managing Editor Shannon Dininny will report on Good Fruit Grower projects, and financial reports will be presented by Treasurer Tim Welch. A brief review of domestic and foreign market promotions will also be presented. 

Industry reports will include Pacific Northwest Canned Pear Service, Washington- Oregon Canning Pear Association, Tree Fruit Research Commission, Northwest Horticultural Council, Northwest Fruit Exporters, and Washington State Tree Fruit Association. 

This meeting is open to all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability. Persons who require reasonable accommodations or alternative means of communication (such as Braille, large print, sign language) or language interpretation or translation, or special meals, should contact the WSFC at (509) 453-4837 at least three (3) business days before the meeting. 


9:00 am BOARD MEETING CALLED TO ORDER — Mike Wade, Chairman 

9:01 APPROVAL OF MEETING AGENDA — Mike Wade, Chairman (Motion needed to approve) 

9:03 APPROVAL OF MINUTES — Mike Wade, Chairman  

• March 6, 2024 – WSFC Board Meeting (Motion needed to approve) 

9:05 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (3/31/24) — Tim Welch, Treasurer  (Motion needed to approve) 

9:10 GOOD FRUIT GROWER REPORT — Shannon Dininny, Managing Editor 

9:20 MANAGER’S REPORT — B.J. Thurlby, Manager 

• WSFC Operations Update 


A. PNCPS — B.J. Thurlby 

B. WOCPA — B.J. Thurlby 

C. NHC/NFE — Mark Powers 

D. WSTFA — Jon DeVaney 

E. WTFRC — Ines Hanrahan 


Next meeting ~ August 7, 2024