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Extension Meetings

December 11,. 2009 Extension Council Meeting Minutes

Friday December 11, 2009 • 11:30 AM

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Extension Council Meeting Notes

December 11, 2010

11:30 a.m.

The Council President Ethel Muhammad called the meeting to order at 12: 15 pm at the Illini Center located at 200 South Wacker Drive. The meeting was held in the Orange and Blue Room. The minutes were approved with noted corrections.

Members Present: Dr. Jack Brar, Willene Buffett, Helen Charity, Barbara Cole, Richard Dobbins, Julie Emerick, Deidre Hankins, Carlotta King-Johnson, Art King, Marva King, Ellen Miles, Ethel Muhammad, June Price, Larry Reynolds, Karen Sweatt, Cheryl Walker

Old Business:

The Cook County Extension program team leaders provided presentations on their plans of work. The presentations given were an overview of what has transpired with their teams for the 1st quarter of the program year (Sept-Nov of 2009). Their presentations provided the Council with information needed in the continued discussions about residents' needs as expressed in the "Needs Assessment" conducted back in the spring of 2009.

Council member June Price provided the members with the minutes of the Needs Assessment Committee, with recommendations to consider for future program planning and marketing of Extension programs.

There was no report for membership.

New Business:

Council members were provided copies of information given to County Directors around the state regarding suggestions for units to consider for the upcoming program planning, locally as well as statewide.

Presentations/reports from Cook County Educators: See information under Old Business.

Annual Review of Budgets: Given we do not have a Financial Secretary/Treasurer, the Vice President of the Council was provided a written report from Willene Buffett outlining County expenses and income generated. Willene will arrange a future meeting with the President and Vice President to discuss the details of the report.


1. Meeting with Assistant Dean Urban Programs (James D. Oliver, Ph.D.): The President reported that the officers of the Council had a meeting with the Dean to review and discuss revisions of the Cook County 21st Century Plan.

2. State-wide County Directors' meeting and their discussions with the new Interim State Director, Robert Hoeft, Ph.D. Willene reported that County Directors from around the state had their fall meeting and a portion of that time was spent with the new 4-H Director and the Extension Director. Willene further reported that the Interim Director of Extension will be traveling around the state to have discussions with volunteers regarding the state of Extension; considering the funding shortages we are facing and how that will impact what Extension does in the near future.

3. Funding: This was tabled until the next meeting in that we are not certain how much funding will be received from the state for CCI.

4. Financial Secretary Vacancy: The Vice President volunteered to assist until the Council can nominate someone to fill this vacancy. The President will work with the Nominating Committee Chair (Dr. Brar) in slating a candidate for this position.

5. Next meeting Date: March 12, 2010

The council meeting was adjourned at 2:45 pm.

Respectively submitted: Cheryl Walker, Assistant Recording Secretary