The March Conference Call meeting was called or order by President, James Prchal. The minutes and agenda were approved by consent agenda. There was good discussion regarding the proposed nursery fee legislation for the 2017 legislative session. A category of sales was added in the fee structure from $5,001 to $25,000 in response to comments received. A Survey Monkey questionnaire will be created and emailed to the membership for comment. Shane Clouse is seeking Keynote Speaker ideas for the 2017 Expo. 51 booth spaces have been sold already for the trade show. The Missoula Fall Tour Committee met on March 9 to begin their planning. They are including a 9 hole golf tournament this year on Thursday afternoon with a nice dinner and kick off to the tour at Caras Nursery Thursday evening. The tour will be on Friday. Jennifer reported the CPP Manual has now been scanned onto a flash drive for ease of editing. Chapter meeting startup was discussed with ideas for an initial agenda. The Strategic Plan will be finalized at the September board meeting.