The October Conference Call meeting was called or order by President, James Prchal. The financial report was approved. The September minutes will be reviewed and approved at the November meeting. Jennifer reported that 9 students took the CPP Plant ID exam at Cashman Nursery on September 24. All 9 students passed and 5 of the 9 successfully completed the course and achieved their CPP designation. In Expo discussion Shane stated he is still looking to fill two speaker slots. We plan to add a Young Professionals reception on Tuesday evening following the Rain Bird Irrigation Workshop. A review of MNLA History will be given at the Awards Banquet. Sarah Kleinschmidt, Mike Cashman, and Jennifer Weiss will work on that committee. It was decided to cut back on the number of topics at the Breakfast of Champions to no more than 10 topics. New Business discussion centered around advertising in Grown In Montana. The Board felt the cost was too great to advertise in that publication. Board nominations for 3rd Vice President were considered. We will lack representation from Great Falls after Sarah terms off the board. Some thought was given to prospects to fill vacancies in Great Falls, Missoula and Billings. James and Jennifer reported on the Northern Rockies Tree School. This event will be held in Billings in 2017 and James is serving on the planning committee. Website training with Kevin Johnson of Great River Design was also discussed. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.