Minutes of the
In attendance: Janet LaFon, Joe Koenen, Mary Anne Patten, Wilma Jean Lower, Pat Snodgrass, Bob Schultheis, Barb Casady, Rhonda Gibler, Sandy Stegall, Tom Henderson
The meeting started at 1:32 p.m. with a welcome.
Minutes from the February 4, 2009 Centra meeting were posted on the ESP website. With the correction of Lafon to LaFon the minutes were approved as posted.
Treasurer’s Report - Bob reported that there are currently 69 members (3 new, 66 renewed) and 92 Life members. He reported:
$593.18 in the regular checking account
$7,569.08 in the commercial money market account
There are no outstanding deposits
Total operating funds available $8,162.26
Courtesy and Memorials – Wilma Jean Lower – reported there were four Extension professionals who had passed away since October 15, 2008, the time of Annual Conference
Mildred Bradsher Anthony, Dorothy Grafton, Ernest “Wayne” Gerber, Don Barnett
Global Issues – Barb Casady for Mary Leuci – Thai group coming to MO for 3 weeks. They arrived May 23rd. A number of our faculty members are involved in the programs. A number of participants will go to Thailand in January 2010.
Life Members – Barb Casady for Tom Henderson - Spring retiree meetings have been occurring around the state. The last of the meetings is May 14th in Gallatin.
Loan and Fellowship – Lisa is the overall chair of the Extension awards committee. She asked that we replace her spot on this committee. Members are asked for suggestions as to who could serve on this committee.
Membership – Sandra McKinnon asked to be removed from the chair positions. If members have suggestions for a replacement let Barb know.
Professional Development – Pat Snodgrass – no new information, would welcome suggestions.
Public Issues – Sandy Stegall 1) Virtual PILD is being held by ITV as travel restrictions made the trip to DC an issue this year. Date for the event is May 27th – one session at 1pm with urban legislators and staffers and one at 2pm with rural legislators and staffers. 2) Legislative Day was a success. Good attendance and ISE on Public value went well. Sandy asked for impressions on how it went. 3) Bob asked if the budget bills have gone forward with no cuts to Extension and been signed by the Governor? The bills have gone forward, but have not been signed by the Governor as yet. Sandy reminded us to thank our volunteers who helped with our budget crisis this year.
Recognition and Awards – Joe Koenen – will send an email out to remind folks about nominations for awards. We didn’t get any nominations last year so he is willing to do things in a different fashion if it will encourage a greater number of nominations. Our nomination for a national friend of Extension award by the deadline.
Annalist – Janet LaFon – nothing to report, asked if folks have anything for the permanent records to let her know.
Update on State reports – we should be eligible for a Platinum award.
Newsletter - Mary Anne get items to her by the end of May or beginning of June. She intends to work on it early in June.
Missouri Galaxy – Barb reported:
Dates are November 10 – 11, 2009
Location is Windermere
Karisha Devlin in chairing – the committee is meeting in the next few weeks to get the sessions put together based on the results of the survey.
ESP will again host the ice cream social. It will be held on Tues., November 10 in the mid-afternoon
The ESP annual mtg will be held on Wed. November 11 at 7:30 during breakfast
Linda Cook will be replaced around September 1st. The new individual has been named and will be meeting with Linda soon to insure a smooth transition.
ESP National Meeting will be September 13-16 in Fargo N.D. – Registration is open. Mark is likely to attend due to his national role. Rhonda reported about the restrictions to use of general operating funds for the conference. Other funds can be used for this kind of travel. Barb asked if anyone might be interested in attending based on the ESP chapter paying for the expenses. Bev suggested that Mary Anne attend with chapter funds. Mary Anne and Barb are going to discuss arrangements.
We will meet again in September.
Meeting was adjourned at 2:14 p.m.
Submitted by Rhonda Gibler
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