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Taylorville, IL 62568
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Jerseyville, IL 62052
Phone: 618-498-2913
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Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217-854-9604
FAX: 217-854-7804
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Extension Meetings

September 2009 Extension Council Minutes

Tuesday September 22, 2009 • 7:00 PM

This meeting has passed.

Macoupin County Extension Council

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 7:00 PM

Meeting Place: U of I Extension Office

In the absence of the Council Chairman, Kristine Jarden called the meeting to order at 7:04PM. Council members present include Jan Cloud, David Humphreys, Kristine Jarden, Robert Quarton, Alice Tebbe, Edward Marburger, Delbert Walk, Amanda Kaufman, Bill Craig, Eileen Nichols, Donna McLeese, Wanda Hammann, Christine Simmons, Keegan Gaines, and Ashley Brim. Paula Robinson represented the Extension office. Absent were: Linda Eades, Jennifer Brown, and Doug Gaines.

Minutes of the June 23, 2009 meeting were reviewed. Christine Simmons made the motion to approve the minutes as read, seconded by Keegan Gaines. Motion carried.

Robert Quarton gave the financial report. The In and Out Account, as of August 2009, had a balance of $7,614.69. Trust and Revolving account as of August 2009 was $70,035.53. Discussion followed that two payments came in July and August leaving us in better financial shape. Financial reports were approved as read by Bill Craig, seconded by Christine Simmons. Motion carried.

We announced the new council members. They are William (Bill) Craig, Linda Eades, Amanda Kaufman, Donna McLeese, Ashley Brim and Keegan Gaines.

We recognized the retiring council members and thanked them for their service. They are Annette Edwards, Wanda Hammann, David Humphreys, Robert Quarton, David Sanson, Calvin Helmkamp, and Renee Young.

Due to the resignation of Veryl Reiher prior to the council meeting, a co-signer needed to be elected. A motion was made by Ed Marburger, seconded by David Humphreys to elect Delbert Walk and Bill Craig as co-signers on the Extension bills. Motion carried.

New officers:

  • Jennifer Brown, Chair
  • Doug Gaines, Vice-Chairman
  • Kristine Jarden, Secretary
  • Delbert Walk, Treasurer (co-signature: Bill Craig)
  • County Extension Board: Jennifer Brown, Kristine Jarden, Doug Gaines, and Ed Marburger
  • Council Reporter for Regional Advisory Council: Jan Cloud as of October 1

A motion to approve charge accounts to Kahl's Greenhouse and Enquirer-Democrat was made by Robert Quarton, seconded by Jan Cloud. Motion carried.

A motion for Bill Craig to sign the resolution to Carlinville National Bank was made by Eileen Nichols, seconded by Donna McLeese. Motion carried.

Audit Committee Report: According to Delbert Walk, all books are in order.

4-H Emphasis: The State Director wants each county to work on special projects groups. Macoupin County had a small engines group last year that was successful. Suggestions for possible special interest groups include photography, horticulture, rifle or handgun, or archery groups.

Kate Harding was hired in May as a youth extra help position for the community club programs. She is doing an outstanding job working half-time. Paula would like to hire a part-time Youth Extra Help position to focus on the special interest groups and the babysitting, electricity and Royal Lakes programs. Allocation would be $10,000 for after school and evening programs. Extension will advertise in the paper. A motion was made to hire an extra help position by Wanda Hammann, seconded by Christine Simmons. Motion carried.

It will cost $92 per trip for all educators to come to the county for workshops. Telenet sessions run $10-$20.

All council members were asked to look over the Program Planning survey that Paula sent. We will discuss future programming at the January meeting.

A motion to approve closing the office for holiday break on December 28, 29, and 30 was made by Jan Cloud, seconded by Amanda Kaufman. Motion carried.

David Humphreys will attend the West Central Regional Advisory Council on September 29. He will report on the meeting at the January Council meeting.

Next meeting will be on Tuesday, January 27, 2010. A motion to adjourn at 7:50PM was made by Christine Simmons, seconded by David Humphreys. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Kristine Jarden, Secretary