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April 1978

Minutes of the April 20, 1978 NDEHEA Meeting

4-H Conference Center
NDSU
Fargo, ND

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

The secretary's report was read and approved. Gail Gunderson gave the treasurer's report which showed a balance of $654.25.

Dr. Johnsrud was a guest at our meeting.

Old Business

New constitutions were handed out to each association member and the changes mentioned.

National Convention

The National Convention was discussed. Thirteen home economists are planning to attend. They were reminded to get their travel requests and room reservations in early.

Home Economists are encouraged to share their programs for our swap shop table. Ideas were discussed. A committee composed of Sharyl Eastgate, Ellen Dunlop, and Anne Green was selected to get programs for the swap shop.

Katherine Iverson, Maxine Frank, and Sharon Kickertz are responsible for centerpieces at the Friendship Dinner.

Everyone attending the convention was asked to act as a hostess at the Friendship Dinner.

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

Professional Improvement - Connie Weed reporting

The committee took a survey of our interests for February workshop offerings. The top three subjects were Effective Parenting, Nutrition Issues of Today, and Teaching Techniques.

Anne Green made a motion that the committee pursue the question of credit for one of these courses with the administration. Marilyn Lesmeister seconded it. The motion passed unanimously.

Distinguished Service - Carol Sellie reporting
There were no applicants for the Florence Hall Award or the Paraprofessional Award.
Ellen Dunlop was eligible for the Distinguished Service Award. Her application has been sent to the National Distinguished Service Award Committee.

Recruitment - Mary Mattson reporting

A report of Career Qlue In was given.

Research & Study - no report

Public Relations - Beth Johnson reporting
District pictures were taken and will be ready Friday with a news release.

Public Affairs - no report

A letter was sent to the Administration about our need for a Creative Arts Specialist. Dr. Johnsrud reported that our letter was received too late to go into the preliminary budget. He suggested the idea that a part-time person• be hired to develop literature and to train staff.

New Business

Judi Hornseth stated that a joint association meeting will be held in Carrington on Friday, April 28. She asked for ideas of things our association would like to be brought up at this meeting.

- Anne Green said that she would like more guidelines on the movement of the Umbrella Committee.

- Sharon Kickertz suggested having a workshop in the western part of the state.

- Judi Hornseth suggested that the men meet in May instead of July so travel could be combined.

- Sharon Kickertz moved that the officers of our association bring the matter up at the joint meeting and discuss the possibility of having a joint workshop in May and moving one or more workshops to the western part of the state. Katherine Iverson seconded it.

- Connie Weed questioned if it is feasible to have all state specialists come out to the western part of the state. The motion passed unanimously.

The Home Economics Advisory Committee Meeting will be held in Jamestown, May 2-3. Our representatives are: South Central - Judi Hornseth, Northeast - Maxine Frank, Northwest -Linda Schroeder, and Southwest - Sharon Kickertz.
Any suggestions for future programs are to be given to these committee members.

The dates of the 1979 February workshop will be February 12-16. Arizona winter school dates will be January 22 -February 9, 1979. It was recommended that we be given time at workshop to talk with specialists or to pick up supplies.

The foods committee reported that it is not possible to have foods lessons in the morning because the classrooms are being used.

Dr. Johnsrud reported that the county classification system has not been changed except it now has four levels instead of five. A discussion followed.

Sharon Kickertz moved and Katherine Iverson seconded that the meeting be adjourned. Meeting adjourned.

Respectively Submitted,
Linda Schroeder
Secretary

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