The September meeting was called or order by President, James Prchal at the Red Lion Inn in Missoula. The minutes and agenda were approved by consent agenda. The MNLA website revisions have been completed to make it more mobile friendly and to update some pages. Jennifer reported on the video shoot. The first six went so well we decided we should do one about the CPP Program and shoot it during Expo when we would have a larger audience of CPP’s and Past Presidents present to contribute to the video. Expo booths are sold out. Shane is working on recruiting two more speakers. He feels we are well diversified in speakers and topics to offer great education at Expo. Mike Cashman gave an overview of articles needed for the Fall Leaflet. Jyl would like all copy by October 1. Letters to the newly elected legislators regarding the proposed nursery fee legislation were discussed. Some concerns were raised regarding the fee structure. A conference call with the Department of Ag will be set up next week for all board members to attend to have their questions and concerns addressed. James reported he will be a presenter at the Northern Rockies Tree School next week. This concluded the business of the Board. The remainder of the meeting was led by Dr. Shawn Clouse as the Board continued work on the new Strategic Plan. The meeting concluded at 11:00 am with lunch. The Board then proceeded to Linda Vista Golf Course to begin the Fall Tour activities.