The 2009 Montana Green Expo details were reviewed. It was decided to add a panel of members to address surviving in economic downturns. Several members were identifies as potential panelists. The Great Green Ideas roundtable format and potential participants were discussed, with several sustainability experts identified. A list of dignitaries to be invited to the annual banquet was determined. The Breakfast of Champions topics were decided, and several table leaders identified. The judging criteria for the Best of Montana Landscapes contest, Container Gardening contest, and Booth Awards were decided. Potential awards committee members were identified and will be contacted by board members and the executive director. The scholarship fund raffle details were also reviewed and approved. The Fall Tour details and responsibilities were reviewed. The new board of directors recruiting packet was reviewed and distributed to board members. A membership campaign is scheduled for November 1, 2008 through January 31, 2009 and will include discounts for new members as well as existing members who bring in new members. New membership packets were reviewed and distributed.