ND Extension Association of Family and Consumer Science


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April 1993

Minutes of the April 27, 1993 NDAEHE Meeting

Bismarck, ND

President Linda Hauge called the meeting to order.

Motion was made to not read the secretary's report for previous meeting, as each had received a copy.

Treasurer Joleen Johnston reported a balance of $1,558.53 in treasury.   She also distributed an itemized report of all income and expenditures.

Under correspondence, a card was circulated for members to write "good wishes" to Dr. Pietsch on the occasion of his resignation as Director.


DISTINGUISHED SERVICE: Margaret Tweten announced that Geri Bosch's name was submitted to receive the Distinguished Service Award at the 1993 annual meeting this fall.

PROFESSIONAL IMPROVEMENT:  June Kraft encouraged each member to examine their professional goals and then to further those goals by applying for grants, fellowships and awards.  She announced Linda Hauge is the North Dakota nominee for the NAEHE Continued Excellence Award.   The Continued Excellence Award is a certificate presented by the National Association at the Annual Session and recognizes members who have been actively involved in personal professional improvement programs and in the promotion of the personal development of others.

Applications are now being accepted for the two awards sponsored by NDAEHE ­ certificates awarded for 1 to 5 years service and 6 to 10 years service. These forms are due by May 15, 1993.

MEMBERSHIP: Karla Monson reported that we have a new brochure to use to promote our NDAEHE.  She supplied a white copy to each member present.

MINORITY NETWORK: Anita Rohde reported the following items:

1) The committee has arranged for Ellen Dunlop, Anita Rohde, Sandra Holbrook and Paige Baker to assist anyone working with related issues or attempting to reach additional audiences.

2) A display was arranged in the meeting room to acquaint members with materials, books, videos -available for personal or group growth.

3) Linda Narum is presently working on a project with Minnesota - "Building Inclusive Multi-Cultural Communities."

4) A social distance scale was distributed to members.  Results will be sent to members.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE: Anita Rohde reported that the following individuals have been nominated for offices:

President Elect: Julie Hudson-Schenfisch, Vanessa Tronson and Margaret Tweten

Treasurer: Rita Ussatis, Marcia Anderson and Verona Lechler

Anita Rohde moved we accept these nominations. Peggy Anderson seconded - motion carried.

SOCIAL & GIFTS: Joleen Johnston reported that a congratulatory baby card was sent to Jeanne Hochhalter and that a best wishes card has been purchased for Dr. Pietsch.

RESEARCH AND STUDIES: A brief report was given by Eunice Hauck on her graduate studies and research- "Nutrition Education Delivery Methods Used by North Central Extension Food and Nutrition Specialists."

INSTALLATION OF FOUR NEW MEMBERS was held for Sue Kleinsasser, Maxine Lukach, Donna Rae Jacobson, and Julie Qual. Each received a silk flower rose from the Association.


PUBLIC ISSUES FORUM: Merry Green reported on her trip to Washington, D.C. to participate in a joint session on public issues. She attended a workshop on the new national initiative, "Decisions for Health."

PARA-PROFESSIONAL AWARD: Sharon Kickertz-Gerbig presented an award application proposal to honor the following groups of Extension employees: EFNEP Staff, County Program Assistants, Human Resource Development Area Coordinators, and Part- Time Extension Home Economists.

Nationally, we may submit an application once every four years. Discussion was held on who in our state should be included. Motion made by Maxine Frank that we develop an application to meet the needs of our state employees and to give the award annually. Janet Sabol seconded. Discussion- Motion carried. The award proposal was moved to a committee.

CONSTITUTION UPDATE: Peggy Anderson reported on proposed changes to the National bylaws which are needed to allow for implementation of their structuring plan. Most changes have been proposed to enact the new structure or for clarification of meaning. The revised bylaws, if adopted, would become effective at the close of the 1994 annual session.


1993 NATIONAL MEETING: Linda Hauge shared information on registration, hotels and agenda for the National Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, September 26-30. The 1994 meeting will be held in Kansas, and Rapid City, South Dakota will put in a bid for the 1998 Conference.

NAEHE PUBLICATIONS: Linda Hauge asked that the survey on the Reporter and Communique be turned into her as soon as possible.

Discussion was held regarding the purchase of a gift for Dr. Pietsch.  Anita Rohde moved that we work with the other associations to obtain  a gift for Bill.  Amy Sorlien seconded.  Motion passed. Vanessa Tronson suggested we may want to look around at paintings, etc. to get an idea for cost of the gift.

Maxine Frank encouraged members to volunteer to serve on National committees. ELECTIONS WERE HELD. Margaret Tweten will serve as president-elect and Marcia Anderson will serve as treasurer.

Teresa McElroy moved that we adjourn. Meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Merry Green, Secretary



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