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November 2006

Minutes of the November 7, 2006 ESP Meeting

Upsilon Chapter Epsilon Sigma Phi,
Nov.7, 2006
NDSU Memorial Union , Fargo, ND

The meeting was called to order by Chair Peggy Anderson at 12:15 pm.

Guests present were: Hugh McDonald, Wayne Colberg, Gary Moran

Extension workers that passed away since the last meeting are: Marilyn Backman and Randy Melaas

The Secretary and Treasurer reports were reviewed and approved. The treasurers report indicated a
bank balance of $1318.88 plus $10,633.89 in the 4-H Foundation account. This gives a total
of $11952.77.

Committee Reports:
Audit- John Kringler- A review of the treasurers report was completed.
History- Gary Moran- Extension retirees meet on the third Thursday of the month for breakfast. Hugh
McDonald sets this up.
Membership-Vanessa Haines- Dues for the next year's membership. They are $40
Professional Development & Recognition- Sharon Kickerz-Gerbig-  Awards available through ESP are on
the Extension website.
Member Services/Scholarship- Jackie Buckley- No report.
Nominations- Eunice Sahr- New officers to be elected later.
Global Relations- Margret Tweeten- No report.

Old Business:
ND JCEP- Met with the extension director to provide better communication between extension groups.
National ESP Conference, Nov. 14- 17, Annapolis, Maryland. Terry Gregoire is planning to attend
with the funding provided earlier.

New Business:
Nomination of: Sec./Trea.- John Kringler
Annalist- Karla Monson
Both approved.

2009 ESP National Conference is scheduled for September 2009 in Fargo. Our chapter should plan to
send several representatives to the 08 meeting. The meeting attendance will be about 300.

Kathy Tweeten provided a report on the upcoming meeting.
The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn.
Fargo C.V.B. will provide $1000 to help cover expenses.
Two auctions will be held ·during the meeting to help raise funds.
Is a hospitality room needed?
A program committee needs to be set up. Tours of the area need to be arranged.

The North Central Regional  Leadership Workshop is scheduled for Feb. 27- Mar 1. It is to be held
in St. Louis, Missouri.
PILD Conference- April 23-25, in Crystal City, VA.
2007 ESP National Conference,  Sept. 10-14, Charleston, SC. Galaxy III- Sept. 14-18,2008,

Meeting adjourned at 1:55PM with the reading of the Ext. Professionals  Creed.

Recorded by Vern Hofman- Sec.

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