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 The Washington State Fruit Commission has scheduled a Board of Directors meeting for Wednesday, March 6 from 11:00 a.m. to approximately 2:00 p.m., in the W.L. Hansen Building, 1st floor meeting room, 105 So. 18th Street, Yakima, WA. 

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

To complete the meeting, tentative reports will include updates from the Pacific Northwest Canned Pear Service, Northwest Horticultural Council, Northwest Fruit Exporters, Washington State Tree Fruit Association, and the Washington Oregon Canning Pear 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. 

TENTATIVE AGENDA 

11:00 am BOARD MEETING CALLED TO ORDER — Mike Wade, Chairman 

11:02 APPROVAL OF 3/6/24 AGENDA 

(Motion needed to approve as mailed/emailed) 

11:05 APPROVAL OF MINUTES (12/13/23) … … … … … … … … … … … … 

(Motion needed to approve as mailed/emailed) 

11:10 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (1/31/24) — Tim Welch, Treasurer … 

(Motion needed to approve as mailed/emailed) 

11:20 GOOD FRUIT GROWER UPDATE — Shannon Dininny, Managing Editor 

11:30 MANAGER’S REPORT — B.J. Thurlby, Manager 

• Board Member Position Nomination Update … … … … … … … … … 

(Motion needed) 

• Processed Cherry Update 

• WSFC Appointments … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … 

(3 Motions needed) 

• Other – 

12:00 2024 PROMOTIONS – DOMESTIC — Karley Lange, Dir. Domestic Operations 

12:15 2024 PROMOTIONS – FOREIGN — Keith Hu, Dir. International Operations 

12:30 CROP SIZE DISCUSSION / REVIEW OF 2024/25 BUDGET … … … … … 

• Approve 2024 Assessment Rates (Motion needed) 

• Approve 2024 Budget (Motion needed) 

1:00 INDUSTRY REPORTS: 

A. PNCPS — B.J. Thurlby 

B. WOCPA — B.J. Thurlby 

C. NHC / NFE — Mark Powers 

D. WSTFA — Jon DeVaney 

1:30 OTHER BUSINESS 

2:00 ADJOURN / NEXT MEETING – May 15, 2024