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Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association / Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers' Association. Thirty-first annual meeting, Grand Rapids, Wisconsin, January 8, 1918. Thirtieth summer meeting, pavilion, Nekoose, Wis., August 14, 1917

Thirty-first annual report of the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers' Association,   p. 5 PDF (163.7 KB)

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Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers'
The 31st annual meeting of the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers'
Association convened at Grand Rapids, Wis., January 8, 1918.
Through the courtesy of the Wood Co. National Bank the meeting
was held in the old Foresters' Hall, giving us most central and con-
venient quarters.
Owing to severe weather and congested condition of railroads, some
arrivals were tardy, and some not able to come at all. Notwithstand-
ing these failures the attendance was good and the meeting said to be
one of the best.
After calling the meeting to order at 10:00 A. M. President Searls
gave a most excellent address, dwelling principally on the black head
fire worm, a most destructive pest, unless stringent measures are taken
at the right time.
The minutes of the 30th summer meeting were read and approved,
as were the reports of the treasurer and secretary, the two not differ-
ing greatly from those of the previous year, as it was deemed best to
be sure of liabilities before making inroads on available funds.
By motion made and seconded the acting secretary was instructed
to cast a ballot for the reelection of the old officers with Mrs. S. N.
W hittlesey as secretary for the ensuing term. The program that fol-
lowed was a full one and of more than ordinary merit, showing un-
usual care, thought and ability.
Discussions of many of our needs occupied some time. Among the
topics considered was delinquent members, Life and annual member-
ship, and the size of annual dues. The secretary was given permission
to issue a circular letter as a gentle reminder of fees due, and an in-

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