Minutes of the
In attendance: Janet LaFon, Mary Anne Patten, Bob Schultheis, Barb Casady, Johanna Reed Adams, Rhonda Gibler, Sandy Stegall, David Hill
The meeting started at 10:02 a.m. with a welcome.
Minutes from the November 3, 2009 Centra meeting and November 11, 2009 annual meeting were posted on the ESP website. Bob moved and David seconded that the minutes be approved as posted.
2010 Budget – Bob reviewed the budget information provided to the board via email. The initial report is intended to give the board a sense of available revenue and average expectations regarding expenditures. Bob asked for any amendments or suggestions for changes to the proposed budget. There hasn’t been a bike/run the last few years so the entries associated with that event were removed from this year’s proposed budget. There may be an event this year, but ESP just acts as an agent/registrar for the event so it doesn’t change the overall financial picture for the organization.
Sandy moved and Barb seconded to accept the proposed budget.
Treasurer’s Report - Bob reported that there are currently 61 members (4 new, 57 renewed) and 89 Life members. He reported:
· $633.68 in the regular checking account
· $7,605.95 in the commercial money market account
· Outstanding deposits of $420.00
· Outstanding checks of $2,580.00
· Total operating funds available $6,079.63
Rhonda moved and Janet seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report.
o Courtesy and Memorials – Wilma Jean forwarded her report via email. There were no questions. Bob noted that Wilma Jean has trouble getting the accurate information sometimes and he asked that folks send information of this nature to he and Wilma Jean so that we can make sure that we report this information correctly to the ESP National Office.
o Global Issues – Mary Leuci submitted an article regarding the Thai experience to the national newsletter.
o Life Members – Barb Casady - There are seven spring meetings planned. John might be interested in joining ESP so that he can be the chair of this committee. Rhonda mentioned that folks could make contributions in order to cover the life membership for John Parker. Barb is going to coordinate accepting donations for this purpose.
o Loan and Fellowship – Beverly Maltsberger was unable to join us today. We will here from her in the future.
o Membership – David Hill has recently reviewed the list and is going to consider who he might encourage to join.
o Professional Development – Pat Snodgrass was also not able to join us. She will report at our next meeting.
o Public Issues – Sandy, first thanks to all who participated in legislative day. There were 279 registered Extension attendees, 8 of these were our members of the alumni alliance. The mid-day ISE on public issues, 100 to 125 participated in this session. Jim Snider was honored at the banquet. He enjoyed the event and it was a positive recognition of all his efforts.
Another item of interest is a set of workshops for legislative aides. OSEDA, CARES, CPAC and others are assisting in putting these workshops together.
The Extension State Council – particularly Anita Hampton – has been working on Curator relations. We have put effort into bringing Curators up to speed on what is going on in their own communities and elsewhere. They have just two Curators to go at this point.
o Recognition and Awards – still looking for a chair. Mary Anne asked if there were any suggestions of who might be a good fit for this role. Mary Anne is going to continue to work on it. Barb Casady noted that March 1 was the deadline to submit folks for national recognition. We did submit Duke McVey and the NW Water Quality team for these national awards.
o Annalist – Janet LaFon reported that some materials had been received from Tom Henderson. The items are kept here on campus by Barb Casady.
Attendance at JCEP and PILD – Johanna represented us at JCEP. She reported that she was delayed a day. She was there for the ESP meeting where new representatives were elected from different regions of the country. Mark Stillwell is on the board and did well. There were a significant number of discussions about the national meeting coming up in October. It was very informative to visit with other ESP members around the country. Missouri is doing pretty well in comparison to some other states. It was a good meeting and good experience. She was impressed with the number of attendees and the speaker was highly praised.
Mary Anne will be going to PILD. She has applied for some loan and fellowship funding to help support this effort. She is looking forward to the trip in April. Sandy mentioned that John Grissom is going as a regional representative, Joe Koenen, Wayne Prewitt, Rich Proffer, HC Russell from State council, Becky Simpson, Renette Wardlow, Dave Baker, Michael Ouart, Beverly Coberly and Sandy Stegall will make the trip.
Newsletter schedule – Johanna plan to have newsletters out in May, July and September this year. She will be calling upon folks for information, we just need to let her know what kinds of things we are aware of that should be in the newsletter. Past newsletters can be found on our website. Bob asked that deadlines be provided so that folks know when to get information to her to make the newsletters.
Galaxy will be held Oct. 5th and 6th at Windermere. The keynote speaker will be Jim Lindquist from Kansas. We decided that we did want to sponsor an ice cream social again this year. Barb is supportive with the proviso that we don’t “dip” the ice cream, but again get the small cups.
The Galaxy committee is interested in whether poster sessions would be a good idea again this year. Bob noted that it was a nice addition to our conference. It gave folks an opportunity to display work they had done for other conferences. Mary Anne will report that ESP is supportive of doing this again this year.
We agreed that having a silent auction again this year is a good idea. Bob reported that we received $121 from last year’s silent auction.
Old Business - none
· ESP National Update – Barb Casady reported that Mark Stillwell mentioned that he is considering running for other national offices. We will be poised to support him as best we can.
· National meeting dates – Oct. 12-15 in Jackson Hole, WY. Mary Anne submitted a proposal to do a session at the meeting on stakeholder relations. If she gets approved it will help with funding for the trip.
· The national office has moved to Idaho. The email communications have been a problem from them. There are messages that have been lost as a result. There is a new website – http://espnational.org/
· The next board meeting will be scheduled in June. Bob suggested that we get those dates set soon. Mary Anne will send out a Doodle request with several options in June.
Meeting was adjourned at 11:01 a.m.Submitted by Rhonda Gibler
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