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October 1999

Minutes from the October 19, 1999 ESP Meeting

Annual Meeting of Upsilon Chapter
Epsilon Sigma Phi
October 19, 1999


The annual meeting ofUpsilon Chapter, ESP, was held during Extension Conference at the Fargo Holiday Inn.


The meeting was called to order by Chairman Art Lamey at 1 PM.

Life members attending were introduced.
Dexter Johnson
Pat Beck
Elmer Vangsness
Wayne Hankel
Jim Stine
Jim Kenward
Ron Anderson


No ESP members passed away this past year.


The secretary's report from the October 28, 1998 meeting was approved as submitted.
Copies of the minutes were distributed at the beginning of the meeting.


The treasurer's report was presented including transactions up to October 15, 1999.
Copies were distributed at the beginning of the meeting. The report indicated income
over expenses of $1,082.24. End of the year balance was $1,606.08 and $7,531.39 in the
4-H Foundation account plus interest of $414.23 on the 4-H Foundation account. It was
moved, seconded and approved.


New ESP member initiation was conducted following the ceremony as listed in the ESP
handbook. New members were presented by membership chair Peggy Anderson. The
ceremony was conducted by Annalist Sharon Kikertz-Gerbig and Chair Art Lamey.
New members are:
Lynette Flage
Dave Franzen
Randy Melhoff
Nels Peterson
Julie Garden- Robinson
Denise Me Williams

Committee Reports:
Newsletter-No Report
Audit-John Kringler and Duane Hauck reviewed the treasurers book and approved.
Recognition-Dale Siebert - Getting ESP on the extension website. Dale also would like award nominations in before the deadline.
Nominations-Eugene Elhard no report
Membership-Peggy Anderson Membership payment to this time is 36.
History-Gary Moran Is in the process of placing the archives in the library. The
retirees breakfast is continuing.
Schlorship-Jackie Buckley Bearfield/Bale Schlorship -- Deb Pankow $300
Endowment Schlorships-- Deb Pankow $200
Kurt Froelich 330
Bruce Schmidt 330
ESP Schlorships-- None

New Business:
A motion was moved by Connie Weed to increase the dues to $40.00 for next years dues
(beginning in October 2000). Seconded by Verona Lechler. This is because of the
increase in dues by national ESP to $30.00 per member. Motion Approved.


The National 4-H Leaders Meeting is to be held in Bismarck in 2001. It was moved and
seconded to provide $1000 to be used to host the meeting.


The 4-H Leaders forum will be held in the year 2000. It was moved and seconded to
provide the ND 4-H Foundation with $500 to help cover expenses with this meeting.


Walt Ness is being honored at Harvest Bowl on Oct. 22, 1999 for his service. Ron
Beneda and Lester Stuber are also being recognized.


Becky Koch indicated that Denise Waitley will be presenting "The Future- Proof
Leader" on Dec. 2, 1999.


Eugene Elhard indicated that Earl Sulerud a former county agent in Ransom County
passed away.


Next Years ESP Officers:
Arthur Lamey Chairman
Clint Gienger Vice Chairman
Vern Hofman Secretary/ Treasurer
Sharon Kikertz- Gerbig Annalist
Linda Narum Past Chair

Meeting adjourned at 1:40PM.
Submitted by
Vern Hofman, ESP Secretary

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