Created on Thursday, 18 October 2012 Written by NATE SMITH
Dates were set for the 2013 exposition and Logan County Fair Board members learned of a potential replacement for the outgoing secretary/treasurer Wednesday at an informal meeting.
The regular meeting was postponed because of a lack of quorum for a second straight week.
Board president Skip Jackson said the reason for low attendance among board members was probably because many of them are still harvesting. Regardless, he told the 13 board members in attendance he would be using his authority as board president to approve Monday, July 8, through Saturday, July 13, as the dates for the 2013 fair.
Paperwork must be sent off to state fair officials by Nov. 1 so the measure could not wait until next month’s meeting, Mr. Jackson said.
Janie Foreman was appointed as a delegate to the annual state convention in Columbus, slated for Jan. 6. Managing secretary Bev Cotterman indicated she would seek out an alternate for the convention in the event Ms. Foreman is unable to attend.
Mr. Jackson shared a letter from a potential replacement for Mrs. Cotterman, whose impending resignation was first reported in the Oct. 11 Examiner.
Brenda Oda submitted a letter to the board formally expressing her interest in the position. In it, she details her involvement with the fair and said she’d be willing to function as both the treasurer and secretary. Mrs. Oda noted in her letter she works full time, and proposed keeping 12 office hours per week, eight hours over two weekday afternoons as well as Saturday mornings.
Mrs. Cotterman’s resignation is effective Dec. 31. She expressed after Wednesday’s informal meeting a willingness to continue to fill out the fair board’s tax reports for the upcoming year.
In closing, Mr. Jackson seeks fair board members willing to attend the Ohio Fair Manager’s Association District II fall meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
“I won’t say it’s fun, but it is educational, and you learn a lot,” he said, noting that many fair boards send six or seven members.
“I’d like to get five or six of us to go if we can.”
The next regular fair board meeting is Nov. 14.