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Springfield, IL 62707
Phone: 217-782-4617
FAX: 217-524-6662
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Lincoln, IL 62656
Phone: 217-732-8289
FAX: 217-735-5837
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420 S. 7th St.
Petersburg, IL 62675
Phone: 217-632-7491
FAX: 217-632-2425
Hours: Monday & Wednesday 8:30 am - Noon and 1 pm - 4 pm (Closed 12 - 1 pm)

Extension Meetings

September, 2010 Extension Council Minutes

Tuesday September 21, 2010 • 7:00 PM

This meeting has passed.

Sangamon-Menard extension council

Meeting minutes for 9/21/10

Members present: Joe Pickrell, Lynn Chard, Ryan Buckles, Stephanie Butcher, Darrell McMurray, Julie Morrison, Susan Mendenhall, Carrie Howell, Michael Kinner, Aquilla Books, Peggy Ostermeier, Rosemary Vorst, and Michele Stremsterfer. Staff present: John Fulton, Jennifer Fishburn,

This meeting was called to order by chair-man Joe at 7:00pm.

The minutes of the 7/20/10 Sangamon-Menard extension council meeting were reviewed, motion made to approve these minutes by Carrie, seconded by Julie, and the minutes were approved.

Executive committee report by John: The financial accounts that are reviewed by the executive committee were reviewed. The shed sale money is to be sent to the U of I.

Agriculture report: Coordinator's report was presented and this had been prepared by Carrie Winklemann (a copy will be included in secretary's book)

Youth development: The 4-H and youth development council report was presented for review and this had been prepared by Woody. (A copy will be included in secretary's book)

Nutrition, family, and consumer education & FNP: the FNP activity report was reviewed that had been prepared (A copy will be included in secretary's book)

Horticulture by Jennifer: Jennifer was present and presented the horticulture and master gardener report. (A copy of this will be included in secretary's book) Jennifer highlighted this report with notes that the garden at the Governors Mansion has been very well accepted/a meeting for parents of the students participating in this project will be next week to wrap up this years project.

Old business: Extension reorganization is continuing and John will continue to relate this information to council members via e-mail. The new alignment will be completed by 7/1/11.

The audit committee report was presented per Lynn and no mistakes were found. The audit committee was Lynn, Toni Martin, and Jeff Berg.

John will talk with Dave Mendenhall regarding printing companies for the extension news letter (costs for this letter printing etc.).

New business: Bank accounts require a third person signature, and Ryan Buckles has agreed to be this third person.

Financial planning with a look at the combined unit was discussed.

Program planning: a staff meeting will be held next week, the programs needed for the counties residents will be reviewed and will be available for residents. Rosemary has suggested that the website and news letter offer "spots" for suggestions for programs needed/requested.

Next meeting: 11/16/10

Ryan made the motion for adjournment, Darrell seconded this motion. Motion passed, and this meeting was adjourned at 7:55pm.

Respectfully submitted:

Michele Stremsterfer