DeKalb County 2018 Annual Meeting
The 2018 Annual Meeting and Banquet was held on March 13th at Bridgewater Golf Club in Auburn, IN. We had a little over 100 people in attendance. The district had to hold a short business meeting with the audience approving the minutes from the previous annual meeting as well as the 2017 financial report. An election was held for one open supervisor position. Incumbent Sarah Delbecq ran for the position un-opposed. County Councilman Bill VanWye swore in Sarah as well as re-appointed supervisor Jeff Conrad for another 3 year term. We were lucky to have Dr. Peter Goldsbrough from Purdue University speak on GMOs. An awards presentation closed out the evening. George & Sandy Dykhuizen of Woodbridge Farm was recognized as the 2017 DeKalb County River Friendly Farmer. The theme of the district awards was changed to “The District Spotlight Award”. Three “Spotlight” awards were given. First to Bowman & Bowman Farms for their continuing support of the Conservation Evaluation Assessment Program (CEAP). The second “Spotlight” award was presented to Don and Frank Hamman for their cooperation with the CEAP research project. Finally the third award was presented to Cathy Manuel from the DeKalb Health Department for her determination in updating the county septic ordinance. It was an enjoyable evening with a delicious meal provided by Bridgewater and our sponsors, a very informative presentation by Dr. Goldsbrough and great friends!
DeKalb Supervisor Steve Watson, left, with
River Friendly Farm Award recipients Sandy
& George Dykhuizen.
Supervisors Steve Watson, left & Steve Provines,
far right, with Jerry Heffly, (2nd left) Bob Bowman,
Kevin Bowman, Rachel Bowman, Elliot Moughler
and Charlie Crowl of Bowman & Bowman farms
Supervisors Judy Strock, left & Sarah
Delbecq, far right with Frank & Don Hamman
Cathy Manuel, DeKalb Health Dept
and Natural Resource Coordinator Allen Haynes