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April 1983

Minutes of the April 15, 1983 NDAEHE Meeting

319 FLC
Fargo, ND

The meeting was called to order by President June Kraft. The following home economists were present: Beth Johnson, Sharyl Eastgate, Karla Mattson, Helen Dahl, Joleen Bates, Marie Williams, Margaret Tweten, Carol Sellie, Geri Andreson, June Kraft, Linda Hauge, Peggy Anderson, Ellen Dunlop, Lynette Blumhardt, Pat Marchart, Eunice Hauck, Linda Narum, Connie Weed, Kelly Bergo, Marilyn Lesmeister, Julie Hudson, Anita Rohde, Lynette Restemayer, Judy Fleener and Sharon Kickertz-Gerbig.

Minutes of the October meeting were distributed. Beth Johnson moved, Judy Fleener seconded that the reading of the minutes be dispensed with. The following correction was made -- of the 32 new proposed positions, five would be home economists ... It should read ... four would be home economists. It carried.

Connie Weed presented the attached Treasurer's Report.

Committee Reports

Professional Improvement -- Ellen Dunlop, Chairman

The professional improvement committee is pleased to announce that Judi Hornseth applied for the J.C. Penney and NAEHE Fellowships and that Kelly Bergo has applied for the Kraft Epcot Center Award.

Members are encouraged to keep a personal data file for future reference.

With personal accountability becoming a high priority this is a necessary task for each home economist.

Pat Machart is serving on the fall conference committee. Professional improvement committee members are responsible for the organization of a "Day to Our­ selves" for each district.

Distinguished Service and Recognition -- Carol Sellie, Chairman

A Distinguished Service Award application has been submitted for Linda Narum. Linda, the committee and state personnel completed necessary forms and forwarded them to the national chairman in March. Word was received that the application had been received by the national chairman March 21.

Membership Committee -- Lynette Restemayer, Chairman

Julie Hudson, Peggy Anderson, Judi Hornseth.

The committee received a questionnaire from our national association requesting a mid-year report on the percentage of home economists retaining membership in our association.

The committee will promote careers in home economics at the 1983 Career Clue­ In in Bismarck in July.  The theme will be "Under the Big Top".  Bismarck area professionals will be contacted to provide speakers and donations for a lunch.

All association members are encouraged to attend Career Clue-In to show our support for this program.

Research and Studies -- Linda Hauge, Chairman

Margaret Tweten, Eunice Hauck, Julie Albrecht, Gail Gunderson

Anita Rhode submitted a research and studies report on her graduate study to NAEHE.

Judi Hornseth and Gail Gunderson have been asked to give reports on their graduate studies during October Conference.

The committee has asked Pat Machart to request an update session during fall conference at which research being done in the college of Home Economics can be reported.

Public Relations -- Maxine Frank, Chairman

Kelly Bergo, Helen Dahl, Sharyl Eastgate, Lynette Blumhardt

The committee will write an article about association activities for the Reporter.

Two award applications have been submitted. Julie Hudson has applied for the Communications Award - packaged program and Ellen Dunlop for the Nestle Award.

Public Affairs -- Geraldine Andreson, Chairman

Peggy Anderson, Judy Fleener, Marilyn Lesmeister, Linda Narum

Copies of four resolutions passed at the NAEHE's annual business meeting on October 5, 1982 were given to all North Dakota AEHE members.

Home economists were encouraged to support efforts to increase competence in conducting public affairs education programs.

50th Anniversary -- Ellen Dunlop

NAEHE 50th Anniversary napkins have been ordered and received for use at the October Conference banquet.

50th Anniversary ceramic tiles may be ordered now at the cost of $3.50 each. Payment can be made after tiles arrive.

Each association member is encouraged to volunteer for a special community service project as part of the 50th Anniversary Observance. A half page story about each project is requested as well as a colored slide or two to show project. Ten colored slides are to be submitted with the state report which is due June 1, 1984.

4-H and Older Youth - State 4-H Advisory Committee

Developmental committee reports were given.

A recommendation was made that project materials be printed before a new project is introduced.

The corduroy coordinates project will be dropped this next year. The Bicycle Safety, Woodworking III and Safe Shooter projects are being revised.

The Stern Foundation has set up a 4-H Trust Fund with Cass County 4-H being the primary benefactor. The fund will provide funding for two extra delegates from each county to attend 4-H Conference this year. Special certificates will be presented to those 4-H'ers that receive this funding.

The North Central 4-H Leader's Forum will be held in Brainerd, Minnesota, November 18-20, 1983. McHenry, Burke, LaMoure, expressed an interest in attending.

The 4-H Foundation is sponsoring an additional delegate from each county to attend Career Clue-In in Bismarck, July 26-28.

A grant has been provided by the 4-H Foundation to set up a computer camping program for Grand Forks, Walsh, Nelson and Pembina Counties. The program will include seven hours of instruction basics in programming.

Rick Hauser and Mel Kirkeide are willing to help counties set up judging workshops to train people to judge livestock at county fairs and achievement days.

The State Dairy Judging Contest will be held in Fargo on August 12 at NDSU.

A movement is underfoot to include junior judging at the Winter Show, State Fair, etc. for ag projects.

It was recommended that county judging team be allowed to judge rather than only club teams.

Old Business

Our association is presently sending complementary copies of "The Reporter" to the Director, State Leader and the Dean of Home Economics.

New Business

Anita Rohde moved, Carol Sellie seconded that our association recommend the continuation of two conferences each year. It carried.

Anita Rohde moved that our association recommend to the fall conference planning committee that time be allowed for association committee meetings early in the week. Anita withdrew the motion.

Maxine Frank suggested that we recommend association meeting be scheduled for a 45 minute - 1 hour period early in the week.

President Kraft announced that Extension policy permits the placement of extension agents in their home county.

Sharyl Eastgate moved, Joleen Bates seconded that the issue of NDAEHE associate membership for state specialists be brought before our association and that a constitution change be considered to permit their associate membership. Sharyl withdrew the motion.

Maxine Frank moved, Carol Sellie seconded that the membership committee study the issue of NDAEHE associate membership and give their recommendation to the association at the fall conference meeting. It carried.

NAEHE is attempting to raise $50,000 to establish an endowment fund.  The fund will support awards and training programs for extension home economists.

Anita Rohde moved, Beth Johnson seconded that NDAEHE support the NAEHE endowment fund drive by having each home economist skip a meal at the next two conferences and contribute $7.50 for each of the two skipped meals to the fund.  It carried.

The NAEHE annual meeting will be held October 23-28, 1983 at Peachtree Plaza Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia.

A North Dakota task force will study the role of extension field staff. Committee chair people should report the names of those home economists receiving awards to Maxine Frank in order that they receive appropriate publicity and recognition.

Land 'O Lakes may pick up the sponsorship of the award given to the extension home economist with 5 years or less experience.

The first NAEHE 50th Anniversary tile given in North Dakota was presented to Sue Fowler by President Kraft.

Geraldine Andreson moved, Joleen Bates seconded that the meeting be adjourned. It carried.

Respectfully Submitted,

PatMachart, Secretary


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