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April 2001

Minutes of the April 6, 2001 NDEAFCS Meeting


The Spring 2001 meeting of the NDEAFCS was called to order by President Peggy Anderson on April 6 at 9:15 am with remarks from Dr. Sharon Anderson, Director of NDSU Extension Service. Sharon reported on the leadership team, livestock and 4-H Youth positions and the legislative process. Donna Rae Jacobson left to Wisconsin. Colleen Svingen will take on that role. Congratulations to Eunice Sahr on her leadership with the Spring Conference and Barb Holes-Dickson on her Early Career Award.

Karen Zotz urged us to invite members of the Citizens Support Group, a Nutrition, Youth and Family Science Committee, to our MPU meetings. Eunice inquired as to our role in the search for the Leadership Development Position. There has been a suggestion for a bio-tech. lesson. There is an applicant for the Food and Nutrition position.

Mike Hanson, member of the 4-H Agents Board, reported on a goal to have a county conversation in Oct/November during 4-H week in every county. The goal is to get five million for 4-H.

Virginia Clark gave an up-date on the College of Human Development and Education. She stated that 1/3 of the increased enrollment at NDSU is due to the College of Human Development and Education. Research is going well. A web based masters degree in financial management has been launched. A proposal is in for a doctorate offering.

Brenda Langerud conducted the initiation of new members; Kris Bjelde, Sue Fagerholt, Dawnita Nilles, Lynelle Jordheim-Bregel, Shauna Grove and Gail Slinde. Welcome, new members!

Marcia made a motion, seconded by Sharon Kickertz-Gerbig to accept the 2000 meeting minutes as available on the web. Motion carried.

Marcia presented the treasurers report. Balance on hand as of 4/06/01 is $8,763.36.

Sharon Kickertz-Gerbig reported that there were no applications for awards, discussion ensued. Suggestions were that it is difficult to nominate oneself, also to nominate others as we are so isolated and don't really know what each other is doing. It was suggested that we nominate co-workers and ask them to have input into the application. A simplified application form will be created.

Peggy reported on the national level. Nationally we have many different titles from "Family and Consumer Sciences" to "Home Agents". There is an opinion that we need a universal name.

Anita Rohde was absent so we had no professional development report.

Under old business: Sharon reported that she has 54 silver and 260 gold "People" Pins on hand. Verona made a motion, seconded by Karen Armstrong that Sharon order more pins for sales at up-coming national meetings. Motion Carried. Sharon and Verona were recognized with "People" necklaces for their work with the "People" Pin project. Thanks from Verona and Sharon.

Verona made a motion, seconded by Teresa to give a "People" Pin to Mickie Hoven, the governor's wife. Motion carried. Peggy will send one to her.

Verona made a motion, seconded by June to put $5,000 into the 4-H Foundation. Motion Carried. It is anticipated that it will generate about $250 per year and $50 will go to the 4-H Foundation for handling fee. The motion will be revisited yearly as needed.

Peggy will draft an awards application and circulate to members for review and make suggestions.

The subject of core competencies came up and Karla suggested it not be discussed further. Suggestion accepted.

Margaret and Verona reported briefly on the 2000 NEAFCS Meeting in Baltimore. There is a need to get legislative challenge information out to membership and report to national.

Under New Business: Peggy suggested we send someone to the Public Issues Conference in Washington DC. Linda Narum is going. Funds will be requested from Sharon Anderson or District Director.

Verona made a motion, seconded by Sharon Kickertz-Gerbig that the budget be accepted as proposed. Motion carried.

Peggy reported on the Regional EAFCS Meeting in Iowa. She said the trip was scary but the meeting was wonderful. She said there was a large concern whether we had a 501-C3 status. A yearly audit will be conducted. It was stated that we could use the 4-H Foundation or county 501-C3.

Interest for the 2001 national meeting in Portland was expressed by Margaret and Shauna. Peggy will request a table to sell pins.

Vanessa made a motion, second by Ellen Bjelland that we send $202 to Kansas for the 2002 meeting.

2003 Galaxy Conference will be held in Salt Lake City.

Election of Officers: Rita Ussatis was elected President Elect, Vanessa Hoines was elected Treasurer, Brenda Langerud was elected Secretary.

Sharon made a motion, seconded by Margaret to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried.

Members present were Karen Armstrong, Kristi Berdal, Teresa McElroy, Brenda Langerud, Julie Garden Robinson, Gail Slinde, Vanessa Hoines, Eunice Sahr, June Kraft, Margaret Tweten, Sue Fagerholt, Shauna Grove, Dawnita Niles, Kris Bjelde, Lynelle Jordheim-Bregel, Barb Holes-Dickson, Ellen Bjelland, Linda Hauge, Karla Monson, Rita Ussatis, Merry Green, Maxine Nordick (guest), Karen Zotz Virginia Clark, Sharon Kickertz-Gerbig, Andrea Becker, Sharon Anderson, Linda Narum, Peggy Anderson and Verona Lechler.

Respectfully Submitted, Verona Lechler, Secretary


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