Formation Meeting @ SMRCNA Kansas City, Missouri
September 23, 1995
Eight members attended from Show-Me, Mid-America, and Iowa Regions. It was decided to keep the structure very informal and various topics were discussed.
Mid-America Region commits to the Plains States
September 23, 1995
The Mid America Region is the first region to commit to be a part of Plains States Zonal Forum.
Iowa Region commits to the Plains States
November 20, 1995
The Iowa Region committed to be a part of Plains States Zonal Forum.
Plains States Zone meets at WSC 96
May 1, 1996
The Plains States Zonal Forum met at WSC ’96 and through networking we had South Dakota, Nebraska and OK Regions attending along with Mid-America, Iowa, and Show-Me. At this point Show-Me had participated with the Southern Zone for the past two years and liked the format. Colorado had also felt Plains States would be a better fit but later decided to stay with Western States Zone. At this meeting structure was discussed, how often should we meet, etc. Since WSC was an annual event, three meetings per year was agreed upon, one focusing on the CAR, one at WSC, and one in the fall focusing on local issues
CAR Workshop Sioux City, IA
March 1, 1997
The CAR workshop March 1st, 1997 in Sioux City was the first structured stand alone meeting of the Plains States Zonal Forum. It also was the first to have World Services attend. During this time at the beginning of the meeting someone would volunteer to facilitate and another to take notes, we had no elected servants.
Full Day of Workshops
October 18, 1997
The fall workshop/meeting was held in Oklahoma City October 18th and 19th, 1997 and was the first to have a full day schedule of workshops on Saturday. It also had world service participation even though it wasn’t a CAR workshop.
First Elected Trusted Servant
April 29, 1998
April 1998 we chose to add our first elected officer and Tim S. was voted in as Treasurer/Secretary. This was the first formal activity of structure.
Checking Account Established.
October 3, 1998
The October ’98 meeting was held in conjunction with Best Little Region Convention, which once again distracted from that event. We did get some things accomplished, like deciding to open a checking account in McPherson with Tim S. (Mid-America) and Charlotte S. (Iowa) as signers, and the following statement was adopted: “If for any reason this zonal forum should cease and desist all monies and merchandise pertaining to said zonal forum will be liquidated and passed on to world services after all debts are paid.” A purpose statement was also established, which was a quote taken from the 1992 MDF report describing what zonal forums are.