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Extension Meetings

Minutes from Council Meeting September 1, 2015

Tuesday September 1, 2015 • 6:00 PM

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University of Illinois Extension Council Meeting – Henry, Mercer, Rock Island, and Stark Counties

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 6 p.m. at the Community Education Center, 404 E. Third St., Kewanee, IL 61443

The special meeting of the Unit 7 (Henry, Mercer, Rock Island, and Stark Counties) Extension Council was called to order by Bob Mueller on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Education Center, 404 East Third Street, Kewanee, IL 61443.

Roll Call:

Present: Al Curry, Loredia Dixon, Dave Dyer, Rex Johnson, Kyle Lloyd, Mallory Meyer, Bob Mueller, Ethan Scholl, Chad Summers, Danny Weatherspoon, and Brandi Welch

Absent/Excused: Jayne Booth, Michelle Cousineau, Jeff Ellerbrock, Brenda Flynn, Tar Macias, Darcy McRoberts, and Dalton Spivey.

Others Present: Diane Baker, Cheryl Geitner, and Russell Medley

Guests: 2

Public Comments:

· None

Previous Minutes:

· The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as written. Al Curry moved to approve the minutes and Chad Summers seconded the motion, which passed.

Fiscal Report:

· Chad Summers and Loredia Dixon volunteered to sign the bank card and be available to sign checks when needed for the Rock Island County office.

o Signatories for the three In/Out accounts are as follows:

Ø Rock Island – Black Hawk Bank – Jenny Garner, Diane Baker, Kristin Bogdonas, Cheryl Geitner, Martha Smith, Danny Weatherspoon, Chad Summers, and Loredia Dixon

Ø Henry/Stark – Community State Bank – Jenny Garner, Cheryl Geitner, Jennifer Peterson, and Bob Mueller

Ø Mercer - Midwest Bank – Jenny Garner, Cheryl Geitner, Martha Smith, Tracy Pestle, and Kyle Lloyd

· It was advised to wait until October and ask Jenny any other questions we had concerning the budget. A motion was made to approve the budget by Danny Weatherspoon; Loredia Dixon seconded it; the motion passed.

Council Reports and Comments:

· Al Curry and Ethan Scholl reported on the Stark County Pie Auction selling an $8,000 pie at the fair. They also reported on the community garden project in Toulon.

· Danny Weatherspoon gave a Master Gardener report.

· Kyle Lloyd reported that at the Rhubarb Fest, the Master Gardener booth was present. The county and state fairs were successful for Mercer County as well as the gardening/cooking clubs.

· Brandi Welch gave a report on events the Mercer County 4-H has completed recently, such as, the Soup Cook-Off, Pack the Bus, and the End-of-Year Party.

· Mallory Meyer also reported on the End-of-Year 4-H Party.

Staff Reports:

· None

Other Reports & Announcements:

· Becky Buckrop printed a brochure that listed the unit's accomplishments and it also has staff names on the back.

· Fall Fest is on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at the Milan office.

· Jenny organized a packet of the Unit 7 "Planning Years 2015-2018." We looked over the packet and had a brief discussion.

· Council members filled out a 'Program Areas of Interest' sheet and returned it to Diane.

Old Business:

· County Fair general project judges – would like all counties to pay same rate – options: $25, free passes, etc. Discuss at next meeting.

· No state budget – no money for premiums yet.

New Business:

· Election of Officers

Chair – Jayne Booth

Vice Chair – Chad Summers

Secretary – Brandi Welch

Financial Reporter – Bob Mueller

· Appointment of Extension Board Members

Al Curry – Stark – will continue position on Board

Dave Dyer – Henry

Rex Johnson – Mercer

Danny Weatherspoon – Rock Island

· Appointment of Regional Advisory

Danny Weatherspoon will continue in this position

Motion was made to close nominations by Al Curry; seconded by Danny Weatherspoon; the motion carried.

The next meeting is scheduled for October 20, 2015, 6:00 p.m. (with the educational session starting at 5:45 p.m.) at the Rock Island County Extension Office, 321 West 2nd Avenue, Milan, IL 61264.

There being no further discussion to come before the meeting, a motion to adjourn was made by Dave Dyer, with a second by Ethan Scholl. The meeting was adjourned at 7:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Brandi Welch