County Extension Board
June 26, 2012
County Office Building Conference Room
in attendance: Erica
Barrows, Jordan Brown, Jeff Campos, Theresa
Clark, Harold Gingerich, Mervin Lehman, Crystal Leu, Jennifer McBride, Mike Patka,
Cara Perkins, Marissa Richardson, Ted Wensink and Ryan Young
Officio Members: John Emerson and Ann Fremion
Call to Order- Crystal Leu,
The business meeting was called
to order at 6:00 p.m.
Approval of Agenda
Mervin moved to approve the
agenda as presented. Mike Patka seconded
the motion. Motion carried.
Approval of Minutes from May 5th---Theresa
Minutes from the May 3, 2012
meeting were presented. Mervin moved to accept the minutes as presented. Cara seconded the motion. Motion carried.
None at this time.
-2013 Extension Board Annual Budget Recommendation
& Review by Extension
Board. Mervin presented the budget as presented by
the Budget Committee. The salary lines
for the part-time secretary and the office manager were presented with a 3 %
increase. The postage and travel lines
were cut as they were not being used.
Mike Patka moved to approve the budget as it stands. Harold Gingerich seconded the motion. Motion carried.
preparations continue. John spoke about
the grant they got, focusing on science and engineering. John discussed an
event that he went to with Emmy Kratz and others at the Country Heritage Winery
where the value of the Extension Service was showcased. FFA representatives had a great
conference. Ann – have IBAT – in human
development Have Block parties – received funding for Block kits. They need to do more promotion this time. The focus is on pre-literacy skills, math,
science skills. They will have an
education component followed by a Block party.
Targeting ages 3+ to grade school.
The kits contain 1 inch cubes, “rectangle tongue depressors, cardboard
blocks, and wooden blocks. The
presentation can be combined with another event. Here they are considering a Health and
Wellness event to show it. Deb
Pontecorvo – sent in reports on Professor Popcorn which she will be presenting at
the 3 libraries over the summer. She is
also expanding the adult programs: Aging & in-home and also at WIC. The Homemakers lost one of their 3 preschool
sites at South Milford, but will now be going to Methodist preschool instead. There will be a book fest in September. Ann is working on an herb garden program,
flowers. The Homemakers will have prizes
for each category at the fair this year for the open categories.
is convalescing well. He had both hips
The 4-H board needs help with
kids crafts: to chaperone and work 10-4 on Wednesday at the 4-H fair. Contact either Mike Patka or Beth Sherman.
Jeff moved to adjourn. Theresa seconded the motion. The motion carried. The meeting was adjourned at 6:25 p.m.
board meeting will be October 11, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. Location to be announced.