|Van Wert SWCD hosts 64th annual meeting, holds election|
|Sunday, November 24, 2013 9:00 PM|
BY LINDSAY MCCOY
VAN WERT - The Van Wert Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) held its 64th annual meeting Thursday evening at Vantage Career Center. An election was held to elect two supervising positions on the SWCD Board of Supervisors, and Robert Gehres and Craig Pohlman were elected to serve three-year terms as a part of the five-member board.
“We had a very enjoyable program this year,” said SWCD Office Manager Julie Buggle. “The farming community as well as two Van Wert County Commissioners had the opportunity to come together and socialize as well as learn about the different programs SWCD has to offer.”
Both Gehres and Pohlman’s positions will commence Jan. 1, 2014. The evening’s dinner was provided by Collin’s Fine Food. Craig Herbie provided the conservation report of programs available through SWCD. Danielle Matthews was recognized and received the Scholarship Aaward, and Dave Jones received a plaque for his five-year service on the Board of Supervisors.
Along with the meal, election and awards, a variety of door prizes were won by those in attendance. Prizes were provided by First Bank of Berne, Ag Credit, Farm Credit, Williamson Insurance, Merkle Insurance and Baughman Tile.