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February 1978

Minutes of the February 14, 1978 NDEHEA Meeting

4-H Conference Center
Fargo, ND

4-H Conference Center

February 14, 1978

The business meeting was called to order by our president, Judi Hornseth. The following home economists were present: Anne Green, Maxine Frank, Ellen Dunlop, Helen Dahl, June Kraft, Gail Gunderson, Maxine Nordick, Janet Grove, Tessa Nesheim, Cheryl Burkhart, Laurel Olson, Anita Rohde, Mary Mattson, Connie Weed, Sherris Harrell, Beth Johnson, Sharyl Eastgate, Darcy Bucholz, Sharon Kickertz, Julie Albrecht, Marilyn Lesmeister, and Linda Schroeder.

The secretary's report was read and approved. Gail Gunderson gave the treasurer's report which showed a balance of $659.93.

Committee meetings were held prior to the business meeting and were called for at this time.

Professional Improvement - Weed reporting

Marilyn Bachman many times gets educational study opportunities across her desk and could make better use of them if she knew the interests of the Home Economists. The committee suggests that if you have a special interest area for continuing study, please let them or Marilyn Bachman know.

There are three new Fellowships available from Wilson Foods, each $2000. The area of research must be in the food line. Must apply by April 1.

We were reminded of the NAEHE and J .C. Penney Fellowships. Both of these are $2000 fellowships (first, second, and third runners-up receive $1000, $600, and $400 respectively, too) to be used toward graduate study. These fellowships require a minimum of three years Extension experience. Applications are due into National by May 1. We were also reminded of the Grace Frisinger Fellowship. This is a $500 fellowship to be used toward a two-four week study and observation of Extension work in other state(s). The applicant must have a minimum of five years experience in Extension work.

The committee recommended that February workshop would be offered for credit every other year, but would not be mandatory. They also recommended that a Home Economist be on the planning committee.

The Professional Improvement committee is responsible for Day to Ourselves. If you have any suggestions, contact your chairman.

Distinguished Service - Kraft reporting

We were reminded of the NAEHE Florence Hall Award. This is a grant of $300 awarded to 6 Extension Home Economists who are members of NAEHE. Recipients are recognized for outstanding work in Extension Home Economics programs. Requests are to be submitted by April 1st.

Recruitment - Mattson reporting

The theme "It's A Small World" has been selected for the 1978 Career Clue In to be held at Mary College, Bismarck, July 25-27. The Home Economist party is scheduled for July 26th. Home Economists are asked to encourage 4-H'ers to wear nationality dress for the party.

The committee encourages Home Economists to apply for administrative positions at the county and state levels.

Public Service Announcements from the 1977 NAEHE Recruitment Committee were shared. It was noted that Jim Kenward has made contact with Home Economists through the state to do 30 second TV spots. This will be of great help to improve and increase awareness of the roles and responsibilities of the county Home Economists.

Research and Study - Frank reporting

A suggestion was made and will be followed up about having a report on an area of home economics research being presented at annual conference. Maxine Nordick, member of annual conference planning committee, will be contacted. The topic mentioned was CDFR.

Public Relations - Johnson reporting

The committee suggested that the bulletin 'What Is An Extension Home Economist" be updated.

The National Contest Entries are in these divisions 1)Newsletters, 2)News Columns, and 3)Radio Programs.

It will be arranged with Jim Berg to take group pictures (District Home Economists) which we can take home with us from May workshop. Anne Green will do a news release for use in county papers with these pictures.

Public Affairs - Eastgate reporting

The public affairs committee will be making contacts with Extension Administration to determine state policy concerning Extension personnel and their participation in public affairs. A handout with guidelines will be prepared for Extension Home Economists.

Anne Green reported that not much has been done on the umbrella committee.

In May of 1977 a motion was made to have a representative on the Homemaker Task Force. It was reported that no one attended this year.

Gail Gunderson reported on the Home Economics Advisory Committee Meeting which was held in February in Jamestown. She reported that many ideas were discussed but the terms were vague. Input and ideas for 79-80 club programs are needed by July 1, 1978.

Rohde questioned the early date for input to club programs.

It was suggested that when a state position is to be filled input is needed if the position should be filled with the same type or something else.

Dunlop and Green are to draft a letter to Marilyn Bachman, with copies sent to the District Directors, Dr. Johnsrud, Sue Fowler, and Advisory Committee members, to recommend that we hire a full or part time creative arts specialist to fill one of the state specialist openings. 

Old Business

Julie Albrecht reported on the pros and cons on the recommendation that the National Nominating Committee present at least 2 candidates per office at the National meeting. The North Dakota Home Economists had cast a yes vote by mail and were asked to reconsider our vote. Dunlop moved that we leave our yes vote as is. Green seconded it.

Maxine Frank moved that our 4-H 1000 Club dues be paid at November Conference. Weed seconded it.

It was brought up that we have a conflict between our by-laws and a motion concerning the 4-H and Older Youth Committee. Anne Green moved that we rescind the motion. Gunderson seconded it. The by-laws state that one person per district be on the committee. The motion passed unanimously.

New Business

National Meeting will be held October 16-20, 1978 in Omaha, Nebraska. Dunlop, Burkhart, Green, Frank, Albrecht, Kickertz, and Hornseth plan to attend. Everyone attending is to do their own registering.

Julie Albrecht said that Nebraska has asked us to help by providing 10 centerpieces and 10 hostesses for the friendship dinner.

It was reported that the format of The Reporter is being changed.

Swap Shop, a table of state programs at National Conference, was discussed.
Maxine Nordick, a member of the annual conference committee, stated that the theme for the November '78 Conference is "Humanizing Your Human Relationships." Updating mini sessions will probably be part of the Conference.

Marilyn Lesmeister moved and Sherris Harrell seconded that the meeting be adjourned. Meeting adjourned.

Respectively Submitted,
Linda Schroeder

Before the meeting, five new members were initiated into the association. They were: Janet Grove, Laurel Olson, Marilyn Lesmeister, Sherris Harrell, and Cheryl Burkhart.

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