The MNLA Board of Directors met via conference call on November 15, 2018. The minutes and financial reports were approved. Layla Dunlap reported from the MDA they hoped to have a nursery inspector hired by mid-January. She has been calling on delinquent accounts and license numbers are up. Award recipients were discussed for the awards banquet. A life member award will be given to John Lawyer. Booth and speaker updates were given. Four trade show passes will be given per exhibitor this year. Breakfast of Champions topics were discussed. We will try to have just 6 of 7 topics this year. Scholarship recipients were selected and will be awarded $1500 each. Suggestions for 3rd Vice President and Secretary were discussed. Shane will continue to make contacts. It was decided to award power tools for the grand prize drawing again this year. Steve Lehenbauer will get them. Shane contacted Taylor Brown about press coverage at the Expo. Pro Green attendees were discussed and tabled until the next meeting. The next meeting will be held by conference call on December 20.