President Caroline Wallace called the meeting to order in Missoula with all members present. The minutes and financials were approved separately. Jyl outlined the Expo budget and outlook of registration numbers, board responsibilities, registration procedures, schedules, annual meeting and grand prize details. Mike announced that Darin Sabers of Blanchford Landscape is interested in the 3rd Vice President position. Jyl hasn’t had much response for a 2020 fall tour committee for the Kalispell area; the board will solicit Kalispell area members for help in forming a planning committee. If there is not enough interest it will be moved to Billings. The 2021 Expo will be at the Billings Hotel and Convention center on January 5-7. In new business Caroline announced that Jyl has turned in her resignation as executive director and the Executive committee will be in charge of the search for a new one. The board met with members of the DNRC seedling nursery to discuss their role in providing nursery stock to nurseries with input from several local growers. It was agreed upon the DNRC will refer nurseries to other privately owned wholesale nurseries for their conservation nursery stock needs. Next meeting in Bozeman February 13th.