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October 2007

Minutes from the October 17, 2007 ESP Meeting

Epsilon Sigma Phi
Upsilon Chapter
October 17, 2007


Willie Huot called meeting to order.


Retirees Present were introduced: Vern Hoffman, Hugh McDonald, Ron Anderson, Gary Moran, Pat Beck and Clint Gienger

A moment of silence was observed for our Deceased Members: Robert Jaragon, Verne Kasson, Marilyn Backman and Wayne Owens


Committee Reports:

Debit Card – can be used for conference calls

Life Membership - $200 to National

Audit Committee – Ken Hellevang

Budget: Fundraising – anything we can do to generate some money.

History & Retirees – Gary Moran: Committee can help with National Meeting – especially for retirees.

Membership – Vanessa Hoines - Sending invitation to potential members with brochure from National.

                        Two years as of January 1.

                        Please share reasons why you joined.

Professional Development & Recognition – Dave Rice

            Obtain Nominee Select Award Winners

Scholarship – Jackie Buckley - Applications due in spring.

Nominations – Eunice Sahr

                        Roger Ashley – Chair

 Global Relations – Margaret Tweten

                        18 went to Winnipeg – stopped at Historical Museum in Pembina, Folkorama, Menomite Colony – Steinbeck Manitoba

Old Business:

            Constitution Revision was reviewed. Thanks to Peggy Anderson.

New Business:

            2009 National Committee Report – Kathy Tweeten

                        Nationally more life members than active members

            Dates – Sept 13-16, 2009 – Fargo Holiday Inn

            Rita – passed around signup for National Meeting   

            National Board Meeting – Fargo – April 28-30, 2008

            Budget Total - $77,000

                        Local need to raise $500 to $1,000.

            NDJCEP – suggested help with training of new Extension Agents

            Dues – 2008 are $60.

            Regional JCEP – Feb 20-22 – San Diego.


Meeting Adjourned at 8:10 a.m.


Respectfully Submitted,

John Kringler



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