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CRDF Board of Directors Meeting

CRDF Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

NOTICE OF A MEETING OF THE CITRUS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 – 9:30 am EDT

TIME AND PLACE OF MEETING
A Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Citrus Research and Development Foundation, Inc. will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 9:30 am EDT at the Citrus Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred, Florida in Ben Hill Griffin Hall, Room 103. Participants may conference in by dialing 800-567-5900 and entering participant access code 393338# when prompted.

CRDF has been experiencing some interruptions/distractions during conference calls. Below are a few phone tips to be mindful of when on a conference call.

• When speaking please say your name so that the minutes can be properly captured.
• Please mute your line whenever you are not speaking (mute button on phone or *6) to prevent background noise from disrupting the meeting and ensure the best sound quality during the call.
• Refrain from using headsets, speakers, cordless phones, etc., as they can create static or echo on your conference calls.
• If you have any problems during your call please text Brandy Brown, at 863-514-7513 or Brandi Goller at 863-738-0097. We will try to help resolve the problem immediately.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the Foundation at least 72 hours in advance by contacting Brandy Brown by phone at (863) 956-8817 or by email at brandy.brown@citrusrdf.org.

AGENDA
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call/Determination of Quorum
3. Approval of Minutes of the December 12, 2017 Board of Directors Meeting*
4. Committee Reports:
Executive Committee – Tom Jerkins
D. Active Topics
1) Report on November 30 and January 4 Executive Committee Meetings
a) Motion to recommend a letter be forwarded to IFAS Vice-President Payne from CRDF BOD President
Finance & Audit Committee – Hugh Thompson
D. Review of Monthly Financial Summary and Accompanying Statements*
E. Active Topics
1) ACH fraud protection through Wells Fargo Bank, suggested by UF*
F. Update on Legislative and Funding Issues – Florida Citrus Mutual
Governance Committee – Ricke Kress
D. Active Topics
1) Approval of Motion from November 30 Governance Meeting
a) Motion to recommend emeritus status for Board members, Mr. Jerkins, Mr. Simmons and Mr. Thompson as their terms end in January 2018.
b) Motion for Governance Committee to direct staff to follow up (January 4 Executive Committee meeting).
2) Recognition of Board Members Mr. Simmons, Mr. Barben, Mr. Thompson and Mr. Jerkins
3) Seating of New Board Members Mr. Atchley, Mr. Howard, Mr. Lykes and Mr. Updike
4) Election of 2018 Board Officers
5) Proposed rotation of 2018 Board meetings to Florida citrus regions and co-hosting by grower associations*
5. Committee appointments by BOD President
A. Chair, Research Management Committee
B. Chair, Industry Research Coordination Committee
6. COO Report – Harold Browning
7. New Business
8. Announcement of Future Meetings:
CPDC, January 23, 1 pm
CPDC February before BOD TBD
Finance and Audit Committee, February TBD
RMC early February – grower input on priorities for 2018 CRDF Programs
Board of Directors Meeting – February 27, 2018
9. Adjournment and Lunch