President Kevin Rahe called the Executive Board meeting to order at 1:15 p.m. on June 21, 2008 in Fremont at Fremont State lakes.


Members present were:

            Kevin Rahe, Blue River REACT, President

                Jenny Jacobson, Pawnee REACT, Secretary

                Carrie Kasper, Pawnee REACT, Treasurer

                Julie Brendle, Blue River REACT, District 2 Coordinator

                Rachael Hilderbrand and Blaz, Blue River REACT   

                Ron Witherwax, Grand Island REACT, alternate Dist 3 Cord. 

                Ronita Davidson, guest of Blue River REACT

                George Brinton, guest of Blue River REACT


Minutes were handed out and read; no correction

            Motion to accept the minutes Carrie Kasper, Treasurer

                2nd by Julie Brendle, Dist 2 Coordinator                                                           All in favor


Treasurer Report:

            Beginning Balance as of February 2008                                                                                           $8.61

                                Check to Pizza Hut-Fremont Exertive Board meeting                                              $49.09

                                Check to NEVOAD – council membership dues                                        $25.00

                                                Void check #78- written to Stewart for supplies                                       $12.00

                                                Deposit ($60 from meeting & $34.22 camp reservation Julie)                 $94.22

                                Service Charge                                                                                         $0.10

                                                Deposit – transfer from Savings                                                                               $100.00

                                Check to National Pen company – notepads                                                            $129.25

                                Service Charge                                                                                         $0.10

                                Check to USA Steak Buffet – Spring Conference                                      $156.97

                                Check to Carrie for camping reservations (Branched Oak – August)         $150.96

                                                Deposit Spring Conference                                                                       $165.00

                                                Deposit from Raffle sales                                                                         $186.00

                                Service Charge                                                                                         $0.20

Ending Balance of Checking account                                                                                                                               $54.16  

Savings Account Beginning Balance                                                                                               $603.98

                                                Deposit/ transfer from HHD                                                                    $532.25

                                Service Charge                                                                                         $5.00

                                                Interest                                                                                                    $1.17

                                Transfer to Checking                                                                                               $100.00

                                                Interest                                                                                                    $1.61

                                                Deposit – donation from TDC                                                                 $500.00

Ending Balance                                                                                                                                                                    $1005.59


                Husker Harvest Days Account closed at February meeting money transferred to other accounts.

                                                                *CD - $2124.36

Motion to accept the report - Jenny Jacobson, Secretary

                        2nd by Julie Brendle, Dist 2 Coordinator                                    All in favor


Bills - Jenny Jacobson for payment of website domain $12.95

            Carrie Kasper $130.96 expenses at TDC – ($73.00 for generator gas, $7.62 for Lemonade mix 6 cans, $27.50 for cups, $20.81 for ice for coolers, and $2.03 for permanent markers)

                        Motion to pay these two bills – Jenny Jacobson, Secretary

                        2nd by Julie Brendle, District 2 Coordinator                               All in favor


            Kevin Rahe for purchase of raffle prize – Tom Tom GPS $181.89 and Duplexer for council repeater $389.50

                        Motion to pay Kevin – Jenny Jacobson, Secretary

                        2nd by Carrie Kasper, Treasurer                                                All in favor


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DISTRICT REPORTS / team reports

District One- Letter from Dan McMahon, 2 events coming up in Omaha for Heartland; Dodge County – John Nixon and Brain Lofgren were in a car accident in John’s van, they were leading a Motorcycle parade when a vehicle hit them.  They are ok but John currently does not have transportation while his van gets fixed.  The team will need help with Thomas the train on July 18-20 and July 25-27, and help with JC Fremont Days on July 11-13.  Pawnee

REACT members helped at TDC and going to council meetings.


District Two- Blue River has 4 possible new members and 1 confirmed new member, the team just finished with Homestead Days.


District Three- 2 teams in District, Grand Island has craft show and not sure what Hamilton County is doing.


District Four- no teams or coordinator



Capabilities list still needed from teams.  Google Spreadsheet is real time on the internet and Kevin is looking into putting the capabilities list on this site.  VOAD would like to have a broad Capabilities list for REACT.


Lighted Sign –an axial to make the trailer has been donated, Kevin can now mount sign on trailer.  Discussion was held on what the council wanted on the trailer and items that would need to be purchased.  The council voted and agreed to spend $100.00 or less on the trailer; lights 20, new hitch 10, new stand 25, treated lumber 20; Kevin will price plywood and George has said he has some wood he would donate, will see witch is the best option.


Fall Conference will be on October 11; not sure if Grand Island has found anyplace, Rachael checked in Central City and the restaurant is not open in the morning, Jenny will check with Sapp Brothers in Columbus.


Mobil Repeater has arrived; Council has approved the purchase of UHF adapters (2) and a duplexer.  Kevin has ordered and received the duplexer just need to buy the connectors.



Council website – domain name is now .com, will check on if we can also have .org


Kevin Rahe has email address change, use, team uses blue river address.

Jenny will look for email from Red Cross about how they got grant to get new radios and email to BJ at Saline County Emergency management.


VOAD – look at paper from VOAD on member information, make sure REACT’s is correct, next meeting for VOAD will be July 10.


Raffle – do another raffle like the one the council did this year, but have the drawing be at the August campout in 2009 at Branched Oak and reserve the shelter.



Council Vest – get price quote from Production Creek, would be nice to have so when teams work together everyone would be wearing the same vest.


Council Golf cart is in need of new batteries, bring price quotes to next meeting so batteries can be purchased and installed.


Blue River needs 7 NE patched, mail to Kevin


Next meeting will be August 23 at Branched Oak, South Shore campground.


The meeting adjourned at 3:10 p.m.                             

REACTively submitted,  Jenny Jacobson, Secretary