LaGrange County Extension Board
May 3, 2012
Maplewood Nature Center
in attendance: Jordan
Brown, Jeff Campos, Theresa Clark, Austin
Kerr, Laura Kratz, Mervin Lehman, Crystal Leu, Jennifer McBride, Cara Perkins, Sherryl
Rhinesmith, Marissa Richardson, Sharon Strayer, and Joyce Weber
Officio Members: John Emerson, Steve Engleking, Ann Fremion and Deb
The business meeting was called
to order at 5:34 p.m.
John Emerson gave a brief
orientation as he had previously met with all new members. He had each of the board members introduce
themselves and tell a bit about themselves.
The meeting was adjourned for
the supper provided by the Patchwork Patterns Homemakers club.
Crystal welcomed the board at 6:29
p.m. Crystal asked for us to look at the
Extension Board listing to make sure the information is correct. If it is not, please give the corrected
information before the end of the evening.
Crystal thanked the Patchwork
Patterns Homemakers for the delicious dinner.
Minutes from the January 12, 2012
meeting were read. Laura Kratz moved to accept the minutes as read. Marissa
Richardson seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Board Meeting Schedule
The meeting schedule for the
2011-12 year was agreed upon, with the places to be determined:
June 5, 2012 –
6:00 p.m. Budget meeting -Tentatively to
be held at County Office Building
October 11, 2012 –
January 10, 2013 –
6:00 p. m.
February 28, 2013 –
Annual Banquet (Woodruff Grove tentative site)
March 21, 2013 - Reorganizational
Crystal entertained a motion
for president: Sharon Strayer nominated Jeff Campos. Laura Kratz moved nominations be closed Sherryl
Rhinesmith seconded. Motion carried. Jeff Campos elected by acclamation
Joyce Weber nominated Theresa
Clark for secretary. Sherryl Rhinesmith moved to close the nominations. Cara
Perkins seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Theresa Clark elected by acclamation.
Theresa Clark moved that the
following Board Members be appointed as representatives of the Extension Board:
P-CARET Representatives: Shannon Schrock. We could consider a second position. If anyone is interested, please contact
John. It could involve going to the trip
to Washington, DC. The experienced
members will mentor the new members. Age
is no barrier. It does not need to be a
current Extension Board member.
Woodland Land & Lake: Joyce
Weber will continue to represent our interests.
LaGrange County Park Board: Ardala Hepler has been our representative for
several years. She represents the Ag.
Agent of LaGrange County
Crystal completed the
appointments for the committees for the 2012-13 year:
Laura Kratz, Chair
Theresa Clark, Chair
Jeff Campos, Chair
None at this time
John explained the program and
pictures that were set up around the room, that deal with food safety. The program was provided through a grant by
Operation Roundup of REMC.
Jeff explained the nixle
program that just started in LaGrange County.
The website is funded through web ads and other programs for
purchase. Nixle is run through the
sheriff’s department. The communications
director will send out the message – from school delays, silver alerts, amber
alerts, and power outages. Can get text
message, email, face book
Mervin Lehman moved to adjourn. Jeff Campos seconded the motion. The motion carried. The meeting was adjourned at 7:16 p.m.
board meeting will be June
5, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
Location will be the LaGrange County Office Building Conference Room. The budget committee will meet at 5:30 p.m.