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March 2006

Minutes of the March 24, 2006 ESP Meeting

Minutes of Upsilon Chapter Epsilon Sigma Phi
Mar. 24, 2006
Bismarck Ramkota Best Western Hotel

The annual meeting of the Upsilon Chapter of ESP was held during spring extension conference at the
Bismarck Ramkota Best Western Hotel on Mar.24, 2006.

The meeting was called to order by Chair Peggy Anderson at 12:00 noon.
Guests present were: Roger Martin, Anita Rhode, Jack Stewart and Gary Moran

No members have passed away since the last meeting.

The Secretary and Treasurer reports were reviewed and approved. The treasurers report was only
provided as an interim report. A complete report will be provided at the next meeting in the fall
to include the past year.

Committee Reports:
Audit- John Kringler- no report as the treasurers report was only a partial year report.
History- Gary Moran- Extension history update report is finished.
Membership-Vanessa Hoines- Five more individuals have joined to make a total of 60 members.
Professional Development & Recognition- Sharon Kickerz-Gerbig- Requested applications for
professional development and recognition of coworkers. Member Services/Scholarship- Jackie Buckley-
Has one application for a scholarship- E. Sahr.
Nominations-  Eunice Sahr- Need nominations for new officers to replace D. Rice (annalist), V.
Hofman (Sec./Trea.) and S. Kickertz Gerbig (Professional Development and Recognition Chair).
Global Relations- Margret Tweeten- Rep01ied on trip to Canada.

Old Business:
Report From National Conference: P. Anderson reported on the National ESP meeting held in Colorado
Springs, CO. A poster session was held during the conference and also, reported on the ESP Endowment fund.
Regional JCEP meeting in St.Louis: Terry Gregoire was unable to attend due to a health problem.
Committee Assigments:  The executive committee would like to see more
members involved in committees.

New Business:
New Member Initiation was conducted by Vanessa Hoines, Peggy Anderson and Dave Rice:
Five new members joined. They are: Jeanne Hochhalter, Sharon Query, Lori Scharmer, Rich Schmidt and Gail Slinde

ND JCEP Meeting Update: A budget review was presented by D. Hauck. National ESP Conference- To be
held in Annapolis, MD on Nov. 14-17, 2006.

Announcements:
Sharon K.G. suggested that award applications be requested this fall so a new chair has time to get
them sent in by the March 1 deadline.

The ESP creed was read at the close of the meeting.
Meeting was adjourned at 12:40 pm.

Recorded by Vern Hofman, Secretary

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