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Scholarships and Life Members Committee Minutes

Minutes from 2015-2019

2019 Minutes

Scholarships and life members committee meeting was held via skype  on 10/16/19

Members Present via Skype at 9:00 am: Randy Grueneich (chair), Mary Keena and Anitha Chirumamilla

We discussed the $2300 we have available for scholarships. We agreed to use $2000 to be awarded in the next year and will set aside $300 for future use.  The $2000 for scholarships will be offered at two times, this fall (October) and next spring (April). We plan to open applications for the first offering on October 24th.  The application form was discussed and modified with Mary Keena offering to develop a Google Forms application.

Recommendation for Ron Wiederholt for life membership was discussed. Because Ron is still employed part time we will wait to recommend him for life membership until next year.

Meeting adjourned.


2018 Minutes

Chair: Randy Grueneich

Vice Chair: open

Attendance: Randy Grueneich, Lesley Lubenow, Mary Keena

Life members were reviewed.  No changes were recorded.  A card was sent to Kent Eladerin who is ailing. 

Scholarships were talked about.  The committee wants to put forward a motion to limit scholarship eligibility to NDAAEA only instead of all members of all associations. Justification is that the scholarship money investment is from profits from a NACAA national meeting held in ND in the 1987.  No outside association help who worked the meeting in 1987 is still working for Extension.  We feel that a 31 year window where the scholarships were open to all has met congenial relationships across associations.

Scholarship applications were reviewed.  There was 7 applications.  Three scholarships were awarded: Anitha Chirumamilla $300, Liz Larson $350 and Paige Brummond $350.    

2017 Minutes

We approved Willie Huot, Jackie Buckley, and Steve Sagaser as life members.  They will be invited to the meeting at conference via executive committee.

A scholarship deadline was set for November 29, 2017.  An application link will be ready by conference.  We will contact Penny about 4-H foundation dollars.

Randy Grueneich will be the chair for 2018-2019. 

2016 Minutes

Chair: Lesley Lubenow

Attendance: Andrew Thostenson, Mary Berg, Randy Grueneich

We move to accept John Kringler, Dwight Aakre, and Keith Brown as life members into NACAA. There are no other changes in lifetime members list.

We move up to $1000 be given for scholarships from a mixture of scholarship interest and general fund money. The scholarship account is not expected to earn $1000. More likely, very little money in past year.

Scholarship applications will be due on December 8, 2016.

A mixture of Skype and email work well for committee business. We could utilize 2 more members to grow our committee to six people.

No elections were done. Chair 2016-2017: Lesley Lubenow.

2015 Minutes

Members: Lesley Lubenow, Randy Grueneich, Andrew Thostenson, Mary Berg

Two $500.00 scholarships have been made available for members of any Extension Association. The applications can be found on the NDAAEA website and will close on November 2nd or when sufficient applications are identified.

We suggest $250.00 be donated to the North Dakota 4-H Camp.

No Life Members were recommended.

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