The board met in Helena with President Caroline Wallace calling the meeting to order. The minutes and financials were approved separately. The proposed budget was reviewed and discussion arose about how to increase the proposed end of year profit total. It was decided to place $20,000.00 of excess funds in our checking account into one Certificate of Deposit for 11 months for a better interest rate return than is generated in the checking account. With the large amount of money in the scholarship account the board unanimously decided to rebate one registration per MNLA Member Company that attended the ICPI Course as a short course scholarship with an application from the company. Conditions of rebate were that companies would have to June 1st to apply for 1 rebate of $315 per firm. The Montana Department of Ag Reported on current nursery licenses renewal numbers, travels to Bailey Nursery scheduled and monitoring for the Japanese beetle quarantine in Yellowstone County. Mike Cashman gave updates on ideas for the Fall Tour in Bozeman. The Billings Chapter reported on their meeting and scheduled events. Board reviewed the Evaluations from 2019 Expo and discussed new ideas and speakers for Expo 2020 in Missoula. All of the Board attended training by Montana Nonprofit Association about board governance.