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Galva, IL 61434
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Extension Meetings

Unit 7 Extension Council Meeting Minutes from May 17, 2016

Tuesday May 17, 2016 • 6:00 PM

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

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 6 p.m. at the Woodhull Town Hall, 150 North Division Street, Woodhull, IL 61490

The regular meeting of the Unit 7 (Henry, Mercer, Rock Island, and Stark Counties) Extension Council was called to order by Jayne Booth on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Woodhull Town Hall, 150 North Division Street, Woodhull, IL 61490.

Martha Smith started with an educational session on understanding pollination and speaking on the "Plant a Pollinator Pocket" project.

Roll Call:

Present: Jayne Booth, Al Curry, Rex Johnson, Kyle Lloyd, Darcy McRoberts, Mallory Meyer, Bob Mueller, Danny Weatherspoon, and Brandi Welch

Others Present: Jenny Garner, Diane Baker, Kristin Bogdonas, Cheryl Geitner, Russell Medley, and Martha Smith

Guests: Ryan Hobson

Public Comments:

· None

Previous Minutes:

· The minutes of the previous meeting were accepted as written. Bob Mueller made a motion to accept the minutes with a second by Kyle Lloyd, motion carried.

Fiscal Reports:

· Jenny reviewed In and Out accounts, expenses within counties, and self-supporting handout. Discussion also included how the state budget was affecting our unit.

Council Reports:

· Rex Johnson announced he had presented nine awards in Galesburg earlier that day. He was acknowledged for all his volunteer work.

· Jayne Booth gave an update on projects she is involved with.

· Brandi Welch gave an update of upcoming events and projects going on in Mercer County involving 4-H.

· Ryan Hobson gave an update on issues he is facing within Extension as well as issues regarding the state budget.

Staff Reports:

· Pink handout has updates on all the programs the staff has been involved with. Staff members present went over their favorite summer project.

o Diane touched on farm to table, Illinois Junior Chef, Arts Club, and Hunger Ambassadors.

o Russell talked about Looser Flake in Mercer County.

o Cheryl talked about Teens as Teachers and upcoming fairs.

o Kristin spoke on Highway to Health program and also the new canning SPIN club.

· Martha talked about the educational garden at the Mercer County Fairgrounds. There is also going to be a shade structure built.

Other Reports and Announcements:

· Jenny announced that the Galva location official move-in date is May 31.

Old Business:

· Council is in need of new members:

o 2 Rock Island

o 1 Mercer

o 2 Stark

*Certificates were given for retiring council members*

New Business:

· August 16, 2016 location is Galva

· October 18, 2016 location is Aledo

· February 21, 2017 location is Woodhull

· May 16, 2017 location is Milan

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 6 p.m. at the new Galva location.


There being no further discussion to come before the meeting, a motion was made by Al Curry, with a second by Danny Weatherspoon, that the meeting be adjourned. Motion passed and the meeting was adjourned at 7:10 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Brandi Welch