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President’s Message

Happy Birthday

NEAFCS National Office PO Box 239 Great Falls, VA 22066 Phone: (703) 759-1040 Toll-free: (800) 808-9133 Fax: (703) 759-4801 Email: info@neafcs.org Website: www.neafcs.org

times with changing university and legislative priorities? NEAFCS! We are celebratNEAFCS is YOUR organiing our 70th birthday as a zation and NEAFCS is professional organization. I moving ahead. Less than a can't imagine starting an year ago, nearly 600 memassociation in a more diffibers responded to an eleccult time, in 1933 during the tronic survey about priority Depression. Over the years issues for clientele, FCS NEAFCS has grown, professionals and our assothrived and continues to be ciation. One of our past a strong voice for the NEAFCS presidents, Donna Extension Family and Con- Donald wrote “The more sumer Sciences profession. I voices heard, the stronger challenge each member to the organization. The more identify one or two things viewpoints and knowledge you will give as a gift in the available, the better the decicoming year to NEAFCS sion.” This member survey, and to our profession. Give plus the Executive Board's the gift of time and join a work on vision, mission and state or national committee, goals, affiliate presidents’ donate to the new NEAFCS input at regional leadership endowment, invite a FCS workshops and committee professional in your state to recommendations are shapbecome an NEAFCS mem- ing NEAFCS’s future for a ber, or mentor an FCS stubrighter, stronger tomorrow. dent interested in Exten sion. Share your talents! According to Eleanor Roosevelt, “People cannot walk Shaping the Future all over you until you lay Charting NEAFCS’s Future down. Nobody can put you —what does that mean in down without your conthese challenging financial

In This Issue:
w 2004 Candidates for Office w Proposed Resolution & Bylaws Amendments w Endowment Campaign Kick-Off

Important Dates:
Oct. 3-6—NEAFCS Annual Confer ence & Exhibits, Nashville

Regional Leadership Conferences: Jan. 31-Feb. 2—Western, Boise, ID Feb. 3-5—Central, Milwaukee Feb. 9-11—Northeast, Baltimore Feb. 17-19—Southern, Nashville Sept. 25-29—NEAFCS Annual Conference & Exhibits, Philadelphia

Oct. 2-6—NEAFCS Annual Confer ence & Exhibits, Denver

2004 ANNUAL NEAFCS COMMUNIQUÉ 2003–2004 Executive Board
President Sharon Hoelscher Day President-Elect Marilyn Gore Secretary Carol S. Miller Treasurer Rebecca Travnichek Immediate Past President Ingrid H. Holmes VP for Awards & Recognition Amy Peterson VP for Member Resources Juanita O’Campo Waits VP for Professional Development Kathy Dothage VP for Public Affairs Luann Boyer Central Region Director Suzie Brown Eastern Region Director Karen A. Thomas Southern Region Director Judith Breland Western Region Director Patricia A. Merk Executive Director Michele Grassley Franklin
The Communiqué is published annually by NEAFCS. Send address corrections, comments and news to NEAFCS National Office, P.O. Box 239, Great Falls, VA 22066; email: info@neafcs.org; fax: (703) 759-4801.

Table of Contents
President’s Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cover Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cover Meet the Candidates for National Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Endowment for the Future . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Update on Public Affairs Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Living Well Week Congressional Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Special Section 2004 NEAFCS Annual Conference & Exhibits, October 3-6, Nashville Schedule-at-a-Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Capnote Speaker Selected . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Thank You Sponsors! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Business Meeting Agendas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Proposed Bylaws Amendment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Proposed Change to Standing Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Business Meeting Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Proposed Resolutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

New Life Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 2004 NEAFCS Committee Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 75th Anniversary Endowment Campaign Contribution Form . . . . . . Back Cover


President’s Message, Continued from Page 1 gram impacts with decision makers at all levels. Exten sion operates in a political environment from your county and university to your state legislature and Congress. Working together on a state and national level, our combined voices are more critical than ever. “While we cannot always control our situations and circumstances, we can always control our response and our attitude. Therein lies the ultimate human freedom.” according to Viktor Franklin, a Holocaust survivor. How will you respond? NEAFCS is responding with increased marketing, advocacy, new initiatives and quality programming. One way NEAFCS is working on increased visibility is through the Extension Living Well Week resolution now in Congress. The second week of March, 2005, is proposed as national Extension Living Well week. It is one avenue to generate positive publicity and educate Congress, state legislators, county and university officials and the public about how Extension and Family and Consumer Sciences professionals make a difference in families, communities and our country. NEAFCS has several new initiatives underway—an NEAFCS endowment, an ad hoc committee to develop professional ethics and standards and an ad hoc committee on international FCS programming. Watch for details on how YOU can get involved. We want to build an “investment” mentality for our profession. The Professional Standards and Ethics committee will be offering training in Nashville and next year for affiliate use. The Endowment committee is setting a $300,000 goal to support NEAFCS leadership development, program recognition, and Extension marketing. The International committee is beginning work on identifying opportunities for global FCS Extension programming. These are amazing times. Nashville 2004 Annual Session I hope you are as excited about the Nashville 2004 Annual Session as I am. NEAFCS is working to be “In Tune with the Times” with in-depth sessions on emerging issues, pre-conference workshops, dozens of concurrent sessions and exhibits addressing FCS professionals’ needs. I know you will be re-energized and renewed with new information, new programming possibilities and networking opportunities. The Professional Development committee and the Tennessee planning team are doing a great job! Kudos to all the volunteers, plus special thanks goes to our talented Executive Director, Michele G. Franklin, and her staff for all their work in bringing our national meeting to Nashville. Mark your calendar and pack your bags for Music City USA! I hope to see many of you there. Thoughts from JCEP The Joint Council of Professionals (JCEP) met in June in Cambridge, MA, to discuss plans and approve budgets, reports and plans for JCEP-sponsored events, like Regional Leadership workshops and PILD, 2004 JCEP traveling team, Galaxy III, CSREES and ECOP updates. Ingrid Holmes, Marilyn Gore and I form your national JCEP team. JCEP received the final report of Galaxy II in Salt Lake City. Galaxy II attracted 2,200 Extension professionals from across the country. 530 of our colleagues presented educational sessions, research reports or poster displays. The vast majority (97%) of Galaxy II participants indicated they had a somewhat positive (25%) or positive (72%) general experience at Galaxy II. Eighty-four percent said they plan to implement practices taught at Galaxy II. JCEP shares information by email on ECOP, federal budget and system-wide issues and the Blue Ribbon Team lobbying group updates. JCEP formed a new decision-maker education committee to work with all Extension associations on coordinated and expanded education efforts with state legislators and Congress. We met with Linda Kay Benning from the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC), which represents the Extension System on a national level. We discussed possible collaborations and how NEAFCS might partially fund a legislative intern in Washington. As JCEP president-elect, I coordinated the judging of the 2004 JCEP Teamwork award. Some of our NEAFCS members from Georgia and Hawaii are part of the winning teams. Applications for 2005 will be due April 1. Visit www.jcep.org for more inforamtion.
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Meet the Candidates for National Office The
National Nominating Committee submits the following candidates for election in 2004: tance of the Regional Officers, National Board members, Administrators and other professional contacts. I am confident I can apply my learning experiences from my past service on many committees and other leadership positions, as I represent our national association in collaborative efforts and marketing our extension image.

President elect: Sandra McLain Secretary: Kathy Dothage Vice President Professional Development: Laura Sant Vice President Member Resources: Ruth Jackson Eastern Region Director: Linda U. Byster Western Region Director: Margie Memmott The committee has reviewed each application and the candidates have met the requirements for the office each is seeking. The candidate position statement will give a synopsis of the member. The full application can be reviewed at the candidates display at annual conference. The 2003-04 Nomination Committee: Mary Blackburn, California; Judy Branch, Vermont; Sandra K. Fry, Texas; Dianne Miiller, Maryland; Grenell Rogers, Mississippi; Ellen Serfustini, Utah; Deborah Simmons, Illinois; H. B. Straub, Wisconsin; Ingrid Holmes, Past President, Chair

Q. ority/goal for your term?

If you were elected, what would be your top priState University Extension Services across the

A. nation and NEAFCS members are facing chal-

lenging times ahead. To meet these challenges, our organization needs to strengthen our internal and external networks. We need to assist our membership to capitalize on shared opportunities. NEAFCS is viewed as a professional organization having a great deal of influence with the maintenance of the Extension Service. I will continue the efforts of collaboration with all the extension associations as we strive to be a unified voice for the organizational survival. One of NEAFCS's national objectives is to serve as a voice for our membership. As president-elect and then as President I would build on existing partnerships and continue to explore new ones. I feel we need to work with other national extension associations to maximize the sharing of the impact to our legislators and other policy makers for families and communities.

Candidate for President-Elect
of Iowa has been a member of the association and attended twenty-one annual sessions and was instrumental in planning two. Her service to the association includes all levels— committee, state and national. In 2000-2002, she served as Vice President for Professional Development.

Sandy McLain

Candidate for Secretary
of NEAFCS for many years and attended nineteen annual sessions. She has been an active member, serving both her state and the national association in various leadership roles; most recently as Vice President for Professional Development.
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Position Statement Why would you like to be a candidate for this office?

Kathy Dothage been a member

of Missouri has


I have been appreciative of the opportunities I have gained through being involved in NEAFCS over the past years. This has allowed me to grow professionally in leadership skills with the nurturing assis-



Candidates, Continued from Page 4 Position Statement Why would you like to be a candidate for this office? As Extension professionals, we claim to provide research-based recommendations and programs. Our programs should be changing and adapting as new research is released. Therefore, to be effective, we should learn about the latest effective practices that are research-based. Professional development is the key to creating, implementing, managing, and evaluating programs to meet the needs and impact the lives of the individuals, families, and communities we work with.



If organizations are going to remain vibrant and viable, it is critical that members be willing to accept leadership responsibilities. I have fulfilled the duties of secretary in the Missouri affiliate and also in several other organizations. Keeping accurate records of both board meetings and annual sessions is vital to the growth and sustainability of NEAFCS. I am willing and capable of accepting the duties of the secretary of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.


Q. A.

If you were elected, what would be your top priority/goal for your term?

I have had an opportunity to work within the Program Development Task Force of the Professional Development Committee. This opportunity has helped me realize the joy in working with other Extension Professionals. I want to be a candidate for this office because I believe that NEAFCS has a lot to offer its members in the professional development area. I desire to strive to improve current methods of providing information on professional development opportunities through using technology.

The top priority of this term would be to contin ue to communicate with the members of the organization on a regular and consistent basis. The newly implemented e-newsletter allows the organization to provide information in a timely-manner very quickly. Regular email also provides a vehicle for the organization to keep members involved. These electronic means are particularly helpful when there are limited resources. These communications can also encourage members to effectively utilize the webpage.

Q. ority/goal for your term?

If you were elected, what would be your top priIf I were elected, my top priority/goal would be

A. to work with my committee to provide an Annual
Conference that would be based on the latest research and effectively meet the diverse needs of the Family and Consumer Science Extension Professionals involved in NEAFCS.

Candidate for Vice President for Professional Development
of Idaho is new to a board leadership position in NEAFCS. She has attended several annual sessions. She has served on both the state and National Professional Development committee. She is currently chair of the Program Development task force.

Candidate for Vice President for Member Resources
story; she began her career as an EFNEP aide and now supervises the program in Phoenix. She is new to board leadership for NEAFCS. She has attended several annual sessions and served the association on committees, and in state leadership roles. She is currently chair of the Diversity task force.

Laura Sant

Ruth Jackson extension success

of Arizona is an

Position Statement Why would you like to be a candidate for this office?


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Candidates, Continued from Page 5 Position Statement Why would you like to be a candidate for this office? the need to be inspirational, enthusiastic and motivational. I am a strong leader and I am prepared to motivate others to do their best. I have been an active organizational member since coming to work in the Cooperative Extension system over 30 years ago. I have taken progressive leadership in my state organization during that time period for two primary reasons. First, it is vital to an organization to have active members who are working toward common goals. Secondly, I am dedicated to strengthening our profession and the work we do as extension educators. My skills and experiences in leadership, communication and teamwork will assist in developing and sustaining organizational strength and vision. Currently, I am representing my affiliate on the planning committee for the 2005 national meeting in Philadelphia. Through this experience I have seen what dedicated and committed members who are working toward the same goals can accomplish. The interaction and involvement with others from around the region and country is professionally energizing. NEAFCS is a vital organization and can do much to lead and support membership while representing Family and Consumer Sciences to the larger community. It needs the collective strength of the organization - its members and its leadership - working toward common goals. I want to be a part of our future through involvement in the NEAFCS as Eastern Region Director.


Since my joining NEAFCS I have been involved in Member Resources in my state and nationally. I attended the Member Resources committee meeting at my first Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland and volunteered to be on the Diversity committee. Since then my efforts have been to enhance member resources for our members. I have worked closely with the last two Vice Presidents to bring relevant workshops and information to our members.



If you were elected, what would be your top priority/goal for your term? NEAFCS is faced with a great challenge in the

A. next years because of budget restraints and retirements. I think we need to find a way to energize states to recruit new members and give them good sound reasons to attract new Agents, and also, consider Program Coordinators and Instructional Specialists to join as professional members.

Candidate for Eastern Region Director
of New York is new to board leadership in NEAFCS. She has attended sixteen annual sessions. She has served on state and national committees and state leadership roles. Currently she is a member of Philadelphia Welcome/Friendship event planning committee.

Linda U. Byster

Q. ority/goal for your term?

If you were elected, what would be your top priThe Regional Director’s position is a key commu-

A. nication link between NEAFCS, its affiliates and

Position Statement Why would you like to be a candidate for this office?


members. For the next two years I will foster communication between the national association and state affiliates in order to meet the changing needs of both. In my role as Regional Director, I will encourage twoway communication by participating in NEAFCS meetings and activities, taking a leadership role in the regional JCEP meetings and being an active voice on
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The Regional Director’s position is key to a strong national association and state affiliate system. This position provides an important link between the NEAFCS board, state presidents and members and is vital to the future work of NEAFCS. Along with the organizational responsibilities of the position comes




Endowment for the Future
is working for a positive future by beginning a NEAFCS Endowment. Our goal is $300,000 by the 75th Anniversary of NEAFCS at the 2009 Annual Session. The endowment concept was approved in an earlier strategic plan.


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The interest from the NEAFCS Endowment will provide stable, continuing resources for targeted projects like awards and fellowships, marketing efforts or public issues education. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent of the law. Initial, founding donors will be recognized at the 2004 NEAFCS Annual Session in Nashville as a part of our 70th Birthday celebration. Join us and make a pledge for an annual donation. Donors will be recognized based on their total donations by 2009. Why give to the NEAFCS Endowment? u Create a lasting imprint on NEAFCS. u Interest from the Endowment works in perpetuity to provide financial assistance year after year. u Support targeted projects such as international, marketing, awards and professional development.



Mentor new FCS educators. Provide a steady income for quality and permanence to the profession. Strengthen the profession. Champion our profession and its impact in the community. Create a memorial in honor of a co-worker, friend, family member, or colleague. Support the profession you believe in and support.

Help insure a strong future for NEAFCS and Extension Family and Consumer Sciences programming and donate today. Ask about how to include NEAFCS in your will or estate plans. The Endowment Campaign Contribution Form is on the back cover of this issue of Communiqué. NEAFCS Endowment Committee Sharon Hoelscher Day (AZ), Chair, Ingrid H. Holmes (MD), Janice M. Gregg (OR), Raygene C. Paige (TN), Maria R. Pippidis (DE), Jean Clarkson-Frisbie (KS), Janice O. Harwood (CA), Barbara A. Tricinella (OK)

President’s Message, Continued from Page 3 Thanks to Many Talented Folks The first part of my term has been fun and challenging with lots of wonderful opportunities for NEAFCS. I have been honored to represent you as NEAFCS president at several conferences and events on both coasts and cities in between. I have been energized meeting and working with NEAFCS members and Extension professionals across the country. It has been a growth experience I would recommend to any member interested in new challenges. The NEAFCS Executive Board serves as the legal and fiscal representative for all of NEAFCS, but much of work happens in our committees and task forces. Our officers and Vice-Presidents are team leaders for multiple committees with task force chairs and committee

members. Our Regional Directors are the glue that connects our affiliates and national organization together. It is a pleasure to work with such talented folks who have willingly shared their gifts of time, creative ideas and resources to make NEAFCS a better organization. Kudos to all our officers and committee members for their hard work, dedication and inspired efforts. Margaret Mead must have been talking about NEAFCS members when she said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world, indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”

Sharon Hoelscher Day 2003-2004 NEAFCS President



Update on Public Affairs Programs
PILD Conference
Plan now to attend the 2005 Public Issues Leadership Development (PILD) Conference in Washington, April 17-20. The focus will be on collaborating with agencies to further enhance Extension program efforts. We have requested funds in the 2005 budget for 30 scholarships to assist with 2005 PILD registrations. This year 24 members received $150 scholarships, and they will share information from the 2004 conference throughout the year in the eNEAFCS newsletter. The 2004 conference focused on “Public Issues— From County to Congress” and featured workshops on collaboration and growing civic strength in communities. Other workshops dealt with Impact of Public Issues on Nutrition Education, Water Quality, Writing Impact Statements, Diversity, Rural Development, Regionalization, and Obesity. Besides the serious public policy issues of the conference, participants enjoyed an evening performance by Capitol Steps, a group that parodies current politics, and an inspiring visit to Sunday services at The National Cathedral. Both of these opportunities are being planned as part of the pre-conference activities for 2005, so plan accordingly for travel. Registration information will be available in January prior to the JCEP Regional Leadership Meetings.
Luann Boyer, Vice President for Public Affairs

Multi-State Capacity Building Conference. Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Contact: Betty Miller, Florida, email: bettym@leoncountyfl.gov. Funding: $1,000 Professional Development. United FCS Conference 2004—Building a Legacy of Lifelong Learning. New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Contact: Ellen Cooper, New York, email: eec7@cornell.edu. Funding: $800 ($400 Professional Development/$400 Public Affairs) Wild Game Educator In-Service. Missouri, Nebraska, Wyoming and Iowa. Contact: Cami Wells, Nebraska, email: cwells2@unl.edu. Funding: $700 Professional Development. NEAFCS Western Region Professional Development Retreat. Western Region Affiliates. Contact: Mary Martin & Nina Romero-Caron, Wyoming , email: mmartin@ tetonwyo.org. Funding: $600 ($300 Professional Development/$300 Public Affairs). Building Cultural Diverse Audiences. Indiana and Ohio. Contact: Peg Ehlers, Indiana, email: pehlers@purdue. edu. Funding: $600 Public Affairs.

NEAFCS Mini Grants
Six mini-grants have been awarded in Professional Development and Public Affairs for 2004. Funds for Mini Grants in 2005 have been requested, so it is not too early to start planning for a collaborative effort with other states and organizations. If you would like more information about any of the Mini Grants awarded this year, you can reach the contact person: Strengthening Social and Emotional Competence to Prevent Aggressiveness in Children & Youth. Iowa and Wisconsin. Contact: Kim Greder, Iowa, email: kgreder@iastate. edu. Funding: $1,000 ($500 Professional Development/$500 Public Affairs).

Living Well Week Resolution Introduced in Congress

During the 2004 PILD Conference, NEAFCS members presented the Living Well Week Resolution while making Congressional visits. The Resolution was introduced in early May by Senator Charles Grassley and Representative Tom Latham, both of Iowa, to recognize Living Well Week during the second week of March 2005. It will be introduced each year thereafter so that Living Well Week will be recognized annually. Members asked their senators and representatives to
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Public Affairs, Continued from Page 8 sign on in support of the Resolution. States that did not have members attending PILD have received information on Living Well Week to share with district Congressional offices in their state. Public Affairs contacts for each affiliate now have the latest set of Living Well CDs—five-volume set that includes all the print materials produced at this time. From the CDs, you can produce posters or other graphic materials for use in your local area and they are writable so you can add your own contact information. The Living Well Displays for each state will be distributed in Nashville. The display is very concise and lightweight so can be easily transported and even can be taken as carry-on luggage if flying.

Designating the second week of March 2005 as ‘‘Extension Living Well Week’’ the health and well-being of the family is the designation of the second week of

Whereas crucial to the functioning of the Nation

and to providing adults and youth with the necessary skills and knowledge to help them achieve the best quality of life possible;

Whereas March 2005 as “Extension Living Well

Whereas strong families provide strength for future
generations; Extension is a nationwide educational network through the land-grant universities, funded cooperatively through the Department of Agriculture, State governments, and local county, city, and parish governments;

psychologically, socially, and emotionally

Whereas Whereas Whereas Whereas

Week” is a fitting tribute to the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences professionals who provide education that is critical to the quality of life of adults, youth, individuals, and families, including food preparation, food safety, nutrition, financial management, healthy lifestyles, home and work environment and safety, relationship and parenting skills, and much more:

Now, House of Representatives concurring), That
Congress: 1. designates the second week of March 2005 as “Extension Living Well Week”; 2. encourages the people of the United States to take advantage of the educational opportunities that Extension Family and Consumer Sciences educators provide, education that can help them in raising kids, eating right, spending smart, and living well; and 3. requests that the President issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to conduct appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs to demonstrate support for Extension Family and Consumer Sciences educators as they teach adults and youth and promote optimum health and wellness of families in the United States through the “Living Well” campaign.

therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate (the

Extension provides non-biased, researchbased information through informal education to help adults, youth, families, farms, businesses, and communities; Extension education programs are developed at the grassroots level to meet local needs, and are available in nearly every county and parish in the United States and its territories, from the biggest to the smallest; information offered by Extension is provided by scientists and researchers at landgrant universities, and is made practical and relevant by Extension educators working at the local level;

Whereas educators are advocates for education for
families so that the families might gain skills for a full and productive life; and

Extension Family and Consumer Sciences


2004 NEAFCS Annual Conference & Exhibits October 3-6, Nashville Schedule-at-a-Glance
Saturday, October 2, 2004
8-9:30 a.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 2-5 p.m. 5:30-9 p.m. Registration for StrongWomen PreConference Workshop StrongWomen Pre-Conference Workshop Conference Registration Leadership Recognition and Life Member Event (By Invitation Only)

Tuesday, October 5, 2004
6:30 a.m. 7:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m. 8 am.-2:15 p.m. 8-10 a.m. 10:15-11:15 a.m. 11:15 a.m.-2 p.m. 2-5:30 p.m. 5:45 p.m. Wellness Walk Conference Registration Exhibit Hall & Silent Auction Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall Co-sponsored by: General Mills General Session Exclusive Exhibit Time National Award Winner Photos In-Depth Sessions On Your Own/States Night Out

Sunday, October 3, 2004
7-8:30 a.m. 7:30 am.-6:30 p.m. 8-11:45 a.m. 9:30-11:45 a.m. 10-11:45 a.m. Noon-2:15 p.m. 2:30-3:30 p.m. 3:45-6 p.m. 6:15-7:15 p.m. 7:15 p.m. Task Force Logistics Meetings Conference Registration Diversity Pre-Conference Workshop Regional Award Winner Photos Informal Gathering of Life Members Regional Awards Luncheon & Regional Business Meeting Affiliate Leadership Meetings Opening General Session Welcome Reception On Your Own/States Night Out

Wednesday, October 6, 2004
6:30 a.m. 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 7:30-9 a.m. Wellness Walk Conference Registration Procter & Gamble Leadership Breakfast (By Invitation Only) Sponsored by: Procter & Gamble 8 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Exhibit Hall & Silent Auction 8-9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall 9:30-11:30 a.m. Program of Work Committee Meetings 9:30-10:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions 10:45-11:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Exclusive Exhibit Time 1-4 p.m. Annual Business Meeting 1:45-2:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 3-4 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 4:15-6 p.m. Closing General Session 7 p.m. Awards Banquet

Monday, October 4, 2004
6 a.m. 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 7:30-10 a.m. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 10 a.m.-Noon

Wellness Walk Conference Registration Breakfast & Open Forum Exhibit Hall & Silent Auction First-Time Attendee/New Member Orientation 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Exclusive Exhibit Time Refreshment Break Sponsored by: The Coca-Cola Company 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Past National Presidents’ Lunch (Ticketed event) 2-3 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 3:15-4:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 4:30-5:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 5:45-9 p.m. Friendship Event


2004 NEAFCS Annual Conference & Exhibits October 3-6, Nashville Capnote Speaker Selected
are pleased to announce the cap note speaker for the 2004 NEAFCS Annual Session. Dr. Crystal Kuykendall. Dr. Kuykendall will be presenting Leadership in Harmony with Changing Times.


Kathy Dothage Vice President for Professional Development

This closing general session will be an uplifting climax to our conference. Kuykendall will focus on the apathy, alienation, underachievement and hopelessness of many leaders, while providing insight, information and ideas to contemporary leaders who are capable of making a difference in the lives of others. The session will offer enlightenment on the meaning, criteria and importance of leadership in a changing, more diverse and complex society. Importantly, however, the presentation will provide tips for a terrific tomorrow for those incredible professionals who are challenged to make a difference. Dr. Crystal Arlene Kuykendall is an engaging educator, human relations expert, legal analyst/litigator, endearing author and loving mother. A former elementary and secondary public school teacher, Dr. Kuykendall has taught at Seton Hall University and Montclair State University. She is the former Executive Director of the National Alliance of Black School Educators. She also served as Director of Urban & Minority Relations for the National School

Boards Association and the Director of the Citizens Training Institute for the National Committee for Citizens in Education. Appointed by U.S. President Jimmy Carter to the National Advisory Council on Continuing Education, she served as Council Chairperson from 1979- 1981. Author of Developing Leadership for Parent/Citizen Groups in 1976, Dr. Kuykendall authored Improving Black Student Achievement through Enhancing Self-Image in 1987 and a motivational calendar for parents, You and Yours: Making the Most of this School Year (1997 and 1998). Her well lauded book, From Rage to Hope: Reclaiming Black and Hispanic Students, published in 1992, is considered by many to be a “timeless treasure” and is a national best seller. The second edition of this national bestseller, From Rage to Hope II, was published in May 2004. Her unique empowerment guide and character development planner, “Dreaming of a P.H.A.T. Century,” continues to be extolled by winners of all ages.

Thank You Sponsors!
The following organizations have generously supported the 2004 NEAFCS Annual Conference: The Coca-Cola Company—Monday’s Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall Procter & Gamble—Leadership Breakfast

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors
General Mills—Partial Sponsorship of Monday’s Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall


2004 NEAFCS Annual Business Meeting Wednesday, October 6, 1-4 p.m., Nashville Agendas
NEAFCS Educational Awards Fund
President Sharon Hoelscher Day Presiding
Call to Order Parliamentary Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charlotte Buchanan Credentials Report . . . . . . . . . . . Rebecca Travnichek, Treasurer Seating of the Delegates Adoption of Meetings Rules Adoption of Agenda Appointment of Committee to Approve Minutes 2003 Business Meeting Minutes . . . . . . . Carol Miller, Secretary Financial Report and 2003 Audit Report . . Rebecca Travnichek Vice President for Awards & Recognition Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amy Peterson New Business 2005 Awards Budget . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joanne Hamilton, Finance Committee Chair Announcements Adjournment Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rebecca Travnichek Vice President for Member Resource . . . . . . . Juanita Waits Vice President for Professional Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathy Dothage Vice President for Public Affairs . . . . . . . . . . Luann Boyer Past President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ingrid Holmes Central Region Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Susan Brown Eastern Region Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karen Thomas Southern Region Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Judy Breland Western Region Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patty Merk Reports of Standing Committees Annual Session Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathy Dothage Bylaws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carol Miller Electronics Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carol Miller Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joann Hamilton Investments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rebecca Travnichek Member Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Juanita Waits Professional Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathy Dothage Public Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Luann Boyer Site Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ingrid Holmes Reports of Special Committees JCEP/PILD Planning . . . Luann Boyer and Grace Angotti National Nominating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ingrid Holmes Ad Hoc Committees Charting NEAFCS’s Future . . . . . . . . . . . . Christine Kniep Endowment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Raygene Paige Professional Standards & Ethics . . . Sharon Hoelscher Day Reports of Appointed Positions/Representatives Galaxy II Planning Committee Representatives . . . . Cindy Oliveri and Virginia Romero-Caron Historian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patricia Jarboe Buchanan Joint Council of Extension Professionals . . . Marilyn Gore Journal of Extension Representative . . . . . . . . April Martin New Business Presentation of Candidates . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ingrid Holmes Election of Officers Strategic Plan with Mission and Vision Bylaws & Resolutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carol Miller 2005 Operating Budget . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joanne Hamilton, Finance Committee Chair Presentation of 2004-2005 Executive Board Announcements Adjournment

National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
President Sharon Hoelscher Day Presiding
Call to Order Parliamentary Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charlotte Buchanan Credentials Report . . . . . . . . . . . Rebecca Travnichek, Treasurer Seating of the Delegates Adoption of Meeting Rules Adoption of Agenda Adoption of the Annual Session Program . . . . Kathy Dothage, Vice President for Professional Development Appointment of Committee to Approve Minutes 2003 Business Meeting Minutes . . . . . . . Carol Miller, Secretary Financial Report and 2003 Audit Report . . Rebecca Travnichek Reports of Elected Officers and Directors Written reports are included in the delegates’ packets as the 2003-2004 Annual Report. Complete officer reports will appear in the October 2004 eNEAFCS electronic newsletter. President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sharon Hoelscher Day President Elect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marilyn Y. Gore Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carol Miller


2004 NEAFCS Annual Business Meeting Wednesday, October 6, 1-4 p.m., Nashville Proposed Amendment to Bylaws Article VIII. Committees
Current language
Section 1. Section 1. The standing committees are: A. Bylaws B. Finance C. Investment D. Credentials E. Site Review F. Public Affairs G. Member Resources H. Awards and Recognition I. Professional Development J. Electronic Communications K. Annual Session Planning Bylaws, Finance, Credentials, Site Review, Investment, Electronic Communications, and Annual Session Planning Committees shall be appointed by the President. The Public Affairs, Member Resources, Awards and Recognition and Professional Development Committees shall by chaired by the vice presidents. A. Applications for committee membership must be sent to the National Office by the established date. B. Membership on committees is one calendar year. Members may serve on only one program of work committee at a time. Section 4. Special Committees: Members of special committees shall be appointed by the President with approval of the Executive Board. Such appointments shall be consistent with the bylaws and existing Executive Board policies. Section 2. Section 3.

Proposed language

The standing committees are Bylaws, Finance and Nominations. Additional committees may be established by the Executive Board. Terms of service, qualifications, methods of appointment and composition of committees shall be established by the Executive Board.

Section 2.

Section 3.

The modification to section 1, as listed, was part of the discussion that the method for choosing successors should be stated in the bylaws and whenever a committee has stated responsibilities in the bylaws (as nominations does), they should be listed as a standing committee. The number of standing committees should be kept to a minimum to give the board the flexibility, as needed, to establish new committees and remove committees that are no longer required. This change was recommended by a non-profit consultant that assisted the Board in the current Strategic Planning process. Note: Not specifically stated, but intended, will be the changing of the term of office for task forces to begin on the last day of the annual conference. A “calendar year” is January 1-December 31, as stated in the current language.


2004 NEAFCS Annual Business Meeting Wednesday, October 6, 1-4 p.m., Nashville Proposed Change to Standing Rules Amend Standing Rule #2
Current language
State/territory affiliates may collect and pay $40.00 dues to the NEAFCS Treasurer for each active member. Designated affiliated members pay $40.00 dues directly to the NEAFCS Treasurer. Eight ($8.00) of the annual membership fee shall be a contribution to the Educational Awards Fund. Due are nontransferable and non-refundable. The membership year is from January 1 to December 31 inclusive.

Proposed language
State/territory affiliates may collect and pay $50.00 dues to the NEAFCS Treasurer for each active member. Designated affiliated members pay $50.00 dues directly to the NEAFCS Treasurer. Eight ($8.00) to the annual membership fee shall be a contribution to the Educational Awards Fund. Dues are nontransferable and non-refundable. The membership year is from January 1 to December 31 inclusive.

The NEAFCS dues were raised to $40.00, effective in 1995. Even with prudent cost cutting measures in recent years, significant assets are used each year to cover the Operating Expenses of the organization. This increase in dues will help to reduce the amount withdrawn from reserves to balance the Operating budget each year. Thus freeing up our reserves/investments for new program initiatives, such as Living Well. Note: According to the Bylaws (Article III, Section 5), the one-time fee for life membership is three times the amount assessed for active members. Thus the Life Member fee will be raised to $150 if the dues increase passes.

Annual Business Meeting and Awards Business Meeting Rules
1. All persons shall register and have a nametag before being admitted to the meeting. 2. All voting delegates will be seated in the front rows during business meetings and shall have an official voting delegate card. Only voting delegates may make motions and vote, but all NEAFCS members may speak to questions. 3. Main motions and amendments shall be written, signed and sent by an Arrangements Task Force member to the secretary immediately. 4. Those speaking from the floor, should state their name and state, and must be recognized by the chair. Debate shall be limited to two minutes for each speaker and ten minutes for each question. No members shall speak more than once on the same question without the consent of the voting body granted by two-thirds vote without debate. 5. All oral reports shall be limited to three minutes. Three printed copies shall be presented to the secretary. 6. A committee shall be appointed by the president at the opening of the business meeting to approve the minutes of the annual business meeting. 7. These rules shall be adopted by a two-thirds vote of seated delegates. Rules may be amended after their adoption by a two-thirds vote. 8. All delegates must be seated with their delegation prior to the credentials report. Latecomers will not be seated. 9. Voting delegates leaving the floor must turn in their voting card to the designated person and have it reissued before returning to the floor.


2004 NEAFCS Annual Business Meeting Wednesday, October 6, 1-4 p.m., Nashville Proposed Resolutions
35th Anniversary of Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) that in 2004, the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences recognizes the 35th Anniversary of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program and encourages NEAFCS members to celebrate this momentous event in their state or territory, region, county or parish through Extension programming activities.


WHEREAS, Nutrition Education Program
(EFNEP) began in 1969 as an answer to hunger, poverty and malnutrition, and EFNEP is a nutrition education program provided by Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Services and the land grant university system, and

the Expanded Food and


10th Anniversary of the United Nations International Year of the Family family education is a vital component of education programs provided by Family and Consumer Science Extension educators, and

EFNEP operates in all 50 states and in American Samoa, Guam, Micronesia, Northern Marianas, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and


WHEREAS, education for 35 years to an
ethnically diverse population, and

EFNEP has provided nutrition

WHEREAS, social and economic changes
manifested by worldwide events, and

all families are affected by the

WHEREAS, families acquire the knowlWHEREAS, WHEREAS,

EFNEP helps limited resource

edge, skills, attitudes and change behavior to improve family diet and nutritional well-being, and EFNEP contributes to personal and career development through building self-esteem, furthering education, job preparation, and leadership development, and in the 35 years of nutrition programs, EFNEP has reached 26 million people and for every $1.00 spent, it has resulted in $10.64 in reduced health care costs per young child and $2.48 is saved by families for food expenditures.

WHEREAS, Extension educators play an
advocacy role in developing policies that strengthen families worldwide, and

Family and Consumer Science

the United Nations International Year of the Family focused world attention on problems confronting families and individuals, and


the United Nations International Year of the Family increased awareness of the importance of the family as a basic unit of society; now therefore be it

WHEREAS, nent of nutrition programs

EFNEP is an integral compo-

RESOLVED, Extension Association of

that in 2004, the National

provided by Family and Consumer Science Extension educators, paraprofessionals, and volunteers; be it therefore

Family and Consumer Sciences endorses and supports the United Nations General Assembly 10th Anniversary Commemoration of the International Year of the Family.



New Life Members
NEAFCS currently has 1,054 life members on its roles. We salute the 101 new life members who have joined NEAFCS since January 1, 2003.
Acuna-Garaza, Ida H. (Texas) Anderson, Lori J, (Minnesota) Armstrong, Nannette C. (Illinois) Atkins, Ginny D. (Georgia) Baggett, Darsene (New Jersey) Bard, Ella Mae (Ohio) Bates, Bernice (Tennessee) Bates, Harriet Ramsey (Alabama) Bear, Linda L. (Texas) Bivins, Sylvia Ashworth (Texas) Bonner, Carolyn C. (Texas) Booker, Glenda Kathryn (Tennessee) Brewer, Cheryl Lynn (Texas) Brock, Julia Ashley (South Carolina) Brown, Judy Fennell (Alabama) Bubolz Earley, Christy A (Minnesota) Buchanan, Patricia Jarboe (Illinois) Burch, Kathryn Mae (Texas) Campbell, Alice Young (South Carolina) Cherry, Ann Lazenby (Oklahoma) Christopher, Retta Alexander (Alabama) Conyers, Gracie J. (South Carolina) Craig, Sheila M. (Minnesota) Crawford, Charlotte (Illinois) Dickson, Darlene (New Mexico) Dougherty, Gertrude F. (Pennsylvania) Ensor, Janet (South Carolina) Flamming-Grimme, Martha Louise (South Dakota) Foulke, Sarah R. (New York) Freeman, Donna (Texas) Furlow, Marion R. (Pennsylvania) Gilles, Carolyn (Pennsylvania) Hamilton, Connie (Tennessee) Harder, Beverly Kelly (Texas) Harris, Maggie W. (Mississippi) Hawkins, Nelwyn W (Texas) Henderson, Sandra S. (Virginia) Hinsdale-Knisel, Ann L. (Michigan) Hollinger, Jeannie Bush (Alabama) Holman, Julie Stough (Florida) Howe, Barbara Morie (Virginia) Jackson, Katie Welch (Alabama) Jones, Sandra Sue (Oklahoma) Keil, Beverly J. (Ohio) Lambert, Barbara Sherrill (South Carolina) Laud-Hammond, Ermine A. (Pennsylvania) Lee, Martha Wright (Kentucky) Lennon, Dianne S. (New Jersey) Leonard, Viva Hope (South Dakota) Lignell, Sandra (Illinois) Luman, Linda W. (Alabama) Manfredi, Trish C. (Massachusetts) Mark, Emily R (Kansas) Marshall, Ann Marie (Illinois) Martin, Dorothy H. (Colorado) McDonough, Barbara Ann (Illinois) Meadows, Claudia Williams (Alabama) Miles, C. Sue (West Virginia) Miller, Barbara Ann (Pennsylvania) Miller, Shirley Fay (Tennessee) Morrow, Janie Hopfer (Oklahoma) Moseley, Roberta A. (New Jersey) Murray, Linda F. (Oklahoma) Nelson, Elaine E. (Alabama) Nixon, Janice G. (Colorado) Powley, Patricia L. (Pennsylvania) Price, Judy L (New York) Prucnal, Peggy A. (Alabama) Ransom, Rosa M. (South Carolina) Rhinesmith, Ann M. (New Jersey) Risinger, Sandra (Texas) Roberts, Bonita J. (Georgia) Robinson, Linda M. (Virginia) Rohde, Anita Faye (North Dakota) Russell, Linda Latimer (South Carolina) Sartain, Linda E. (Alabama) Sasser, Sarah Ann Butts (North Carolina) Schmerdtmann, Nancy Helen (Nebraska) Selk, Mary P. (Oklahoma) Shelton, Janice Lorraine (Arizona) Shields, Elaine B. (Alabama) Snorteland, Ida Marie (South Dakota) Still, Belinda (Texas) Tankersley, Marilee M. (Alabama) Terry, Pamela Ann (Texas) Tillman, Jeanette (Georgia) Tipton, Carolyn Kaye (Oklahoma) Tricinella, Barbara A. (Oklahoma) Turner, Carol Sue (Indiana) Underwood, Darlene Lott (Mississippi)
Continued to page 17


Candidates, Continued from Page 6 the board of directors. I will communicate to state presidents through regular electronic communication and through individual contact. With the 2005 national meeting located in Philadelphia during my term, I will work along with the association's leadership in making it a success. I will engage affiliate leadership in discussions strategizing member involvement in their organizations and the national association. As the national association implements new initiatives or solidifies those that have been put in place, I will encourage Eastern Regional affiliates to engage in the same work. I will bring to the national association the ideas and concerns of the state affiliates. This linkage will provide vitality and strength to an organization that requires involvement from all parties.

Q. A.

If you were elected, what would be your top priority/goal for your term?

Communicating in a timely way with the members and officers and affiliate associations is critical in fulfilling the responsibilities of a regional director. My top priority for the entire term is to communicate efficiently and effectively with every member of the western region, and be a good listener and spokesperson. As I take YOUR ideas, suggestions and concerns to the National Board, we will work together to achieve our full potential as professionals and goals through learning partnerships. Life Members, Continued from Page 16
Vuylsteke, Peggy H. (Michigan) Weber, Judy (Nebraska) Wells, Mae E. (South Carolina) White, Gayle Creel (Alabama) Williams, Zelda H. (Texas) Willis, Margaret M. (Tennessee) Wilson, Evva (Louisiana) Wilson, Martha C. (South Carolina) Wiltshire, Shirley W. (Mississippi) Winters, Ida Faye (Oklahoma) Winters, Jeanne (New York) Wood, Rita T. (New Jersey)

Candidate for Western Region Director
ship roles in NEAFCS board. She has attended several annual sessions. She has served in various state and national committee positions. Her most recent position was as Friendship event subcommittee, for National Galaxy II. Position Statement Why would you like to be a candidate for this office?

Margie Memmott new to leader-

of Utah is



During the past year, NEAFCS received notices that the following members had passed away. Bang, Myrtle (Minnesota) Converse, Beulah (Ohio) Harris, Deborah (Mississippi) King, Eunice P. (Alabama) Lewis, Yvonne (Alabama) Mactavish, Helen B. (Ohio) Ross, Claire T. (Mississippi) Thompson, Mabel N. (Mississippi) Threadgill, Theresa (Alabama) Von Lehe, Matilda B. (Georgia) Wilson, Alice J. (Tennessee)

Through my membership and involvement with NEAFCS, I have had the opportunity to become a more effective professional and better individual. In the Utah affiliate association I have served in all officer capacities, chair and member of various committees, and have also served on a national level. Now I would like to give something back to my associates by serving as Western Region Director. What a great opportunity to represent this fantastic region of dedicated professionals. I will strive diligently to be the earpiece and mouthpiece of the information network for the members of NEAFCS.




2004 NEAFCS Committee Members
Standing Committees
Annual Session Planning
Dothage, Kathy (Chair) Day, Sharon Hoelscher Franklin, Michele Southall, Eugenia Speckerman, Wendy Burke, R. Goetting, Marsha Gorr, Louis Roberts, Bonita Pihlaja, Joanne Rogers, Berteal Stephens, Glinder Vidrine, Patricia Training Task Force Purvis, Debbie (Chair) Baldwin, Kathy (Chair-Elect) Smith, Mandel (Apprentice) Baggarly, Jan Cosgrove, Susan Ehlers, Peggy Faughn, Patricia Hayman, Vicki Minch, Daryl Ross, Maisielin Wiker, Nancy Martin, Anna (Chair-Elect) Betts, Carrie Busler, Susan Corridon, Cassandra Heath, Doris Hildebrand, Patricia Longo, Mary Sager, Jane Sigle, Nadine Smith, Kathy Tobe, Erica Walter, Christy The Reporter Editorial Task Force Alexander, Sharon (Chair) Scholl, Jan (Chair) Abel, Jennifer Burczy, Sara Burris, Lisa Ganthavorn, Chutima Hawkins, Marsha Ingham, Barbara Kendrick, Lee Ann LeBlanc, Heidi Zamora-VanSice, Rebecca

Site Review
Holmes, Ingrid (Chair) Dothage, Kathy Franklin, Michele Speckerman, Wendy

Miller, Carol (Chair) Davis, Linda Holmes, Ingrid Lincoln, Pamela Lingle, Ruby Reed, Judy Wilson, Laura Zee, Julie

Awards & Recognition
Peterson, Amy (Chair) Assessment & Sponsorship Task Force Courtney, Elaine (Chair) Gordon, Danielle (Chair) Campbell, Christa Chandler, Carol Clark, Lois Gibbons, Rosemary Harris, Alma Kelly, E. Miller, Carol Moore, Rebecca Nielson, Diane Olson, Linda Steinbring, Yvonne Weinreb-Welch, Laurie Awards Exhibit Task Force Graves, Priscilla (Chair) Bush, Carla Evans, Agnes Moore, Kelli Philipps, Pearl Pitcock, Betsy Seward, Deborah Thomas-Davis, Angela Whittenbarger, Taunee Ceremony Task Force Anderson, Lana (Chair) Andy, Brenda Bledsoe, Peggy DeLoatch, Evelyn Elizer, Amy Gossett, Linda Hansen, Susan Kickertz-Gerbig, Sharon Lewis, Phyllis Morgan, Susan

Member Resources
Waits, Juanita (Chair) Diversity Task Force Jackson, Ruth (Chair) Roberts, Tammy (Chair-Elect) Acuna-Garaza, Ida Auger, Lizia Dickrell, Karen Gibson, Jacquelyn Glenn, Robin Hopp, Jinny Hunter, Thelma James, Theresa King-Curry, Shelley Markee, Evelyn Rogers, Margaret Wilburn, Debbie Marketing & Communications Task Force Baker, Denise (Chair) Farrow, Katherine (ChairElect) Brown, Jennifer Cameron, Terri Cluck, Janet Dillard, Rebecca May, Marilyn Merkel, Judi Membership & Mentoring Task Force Romero-Caron, Virginia (Chair)

Travnichek, Rebecca (Chair) Breland, Judith Brown, Susan Merk, Patricia Thomas, Karen

Electronic Communications
Miller, Carol (Chair) Camp, Shirley Cater, Melissa Henneman, Alice Mathews, Eleanor Poff, Karen

Professional Development
Dothage, Kathy (Chair) Arrangements Task Force Hill, Jessica (Chair) Jordan, Lisa (Chair-Elect) Hetterman, Judith (Apprentice) Bressler, Andrea Burney, Janie Cantrell, Laurie Danhof, Whitney Miller, Cheryl Neilson, Betty Olinsky, Christine Pickle, Susan Roberts, Bonita Roesel-Byrnes, Kathleen Williams, Helen Exhibits Task Force Garner, Peggie (Chair) Milne, Diana (Chair-Elect) Aamlid, Sandra Continued to page 19

Hamilton, Joanne (Chair) Dothage, Kathy Gore, Marilyn Holmes, Ingrid Lienhart-Cross, Mary Ann McDonald, Louise McDonnell, Susan Peterson, Amy Stephenson, Verlene Travnichek, Rebecca

Travnichek, Rebecca (Chair) Block, Linda


Committees, Continued
from Page 18 Counts, Sue Floyd-Chappell, Linda Kovach, Judith McDonnell, Susan Peters, Beverly Prucnal, Peggy Scharf, Barbara Smith, Julie Stumme, Pat Program Development Task Force Sant, Laura (Chair) Dooley, Pamela (Chair-Elect) Petty, Barbara (Apprentice) Alpe, Deborah Anderson, Christene Anderson-Porisch, Shirley Blackburn, Mary Blase, Sharon Brandon, Denise Brantner, Kim Brogden, Emily Case, Cheryl Chen, Nina Christensen, Diana Conroy, Jane Cooper, Ellen DeFord, Glenda DeZarn, Karen Dodrill, Kathryn Gaydos, Beth Gosche, Mary Hetzel, Kathy Hibbs, Judy LaShore, Margaret Mathews, Eleanor McFarland, Mary Ann McLain, Sandra Milam, Joann Mock, Linda Overly, Betty Reeves, Patsilu Settles, Sheila Shephard, Elizabeth Spencer, Marnie Straub, H. Stuart, Marta Weise, Diana Whitworth, Gayle Registration Task Force Bentley, Rhea (Chair) Haynes, Sharon (Chair-Elect) Anderson, Peggy Bailey, Marilyn Burke, Kay Chowning, Ruth Crockett, Tawnya Fry, Sandra Hunt, Nancy Hyder, Linda Jennings, Jo Lynn Klenk, Marciel Lovett, Edith Ogden, Jacquelyn Sahr, Eunice Sheppard, Gay Tapley, Emma Ussatis, Rita Ward, Debra Bartman, Debra (Chair-Elect) Clarkson-Frisbie, Jean Davis, Sylvia Doggett, Diana Ensle, Karen Furlough, Elizabeth Goertz, Jessye Gregov, Carolyn Herringshaw, Doris Jelinek, Suzette Kniep, Christine Landis, Jane Lueders, Judith Melvin, Deborah Osborn, Lynne Simmons, Marilyn Snorteland, Ida Marie Tazewell, Bonnie Walker, Cheryl Warren, Glenda Waybright, Linda West, Jennifer Williams, Pauline

Ad Hoc Committees
Charting the Future
Day, Sharon Hoelscher (Chair) Brown, Sandra Hinsdale-Knisel, Ann Kennington, Mary Sue Kniep, Christine Nakamura-Tengan, Lynn Wilson, Mazie

Endowment Ad Hoc
Day, Sharon Hoelscher (Chair) Clarkson-Frisbie, Jean Gregg, Janice Harwood, Janice Holmes, Ingrid H. Paige, Raygene Pippidis, Maria Tricinella, Barbara

Public Affairs
Boyer, Luann (Chair) Building Stakeholders Support Task Force Keeton, Dorothy (Chair) Nash, Rebecca (Chair-Elect) Diehl, Stephanie Egan, Terry Jump, Kathy Malehorn, Margaret Matlick, Judith Reynolds, Sharon Schlenker, Eleanor Coalitions Task Force Seefeld, Tammy (Chair) Gibson, Sharon Metz, Diane Rundus, Tandy Stephenson, Laura Wise, Dena Education Task Force Angotti, Grace (Chair) Abasiekong, Nancy Bland, Judy Brinsfield, Donna Brown, Barbara Douglas, Diann Feldman, Nancy Nelson, Marcia Rhinesmith, Ann Ryan, Emily Strasheim, Cynthia Sullivan, Mary External Marketing Task Force Francis, Connie (Chair)

International Extension
Dalpe, Debbie Driscoll, Debra Jackson, Gwendolyn Shriver, D.S. Seitz, Jan Steinbring, Yvonne

Special Committees
JCEP/PILD Planning
Angotti, Grace Boyer, Luann

National Nominating
Holmes, Ingrid (Chair) Blackburn, Mary Branch, Judy Fry, Sandra Miiller, Dianne Rogers, Margaret Serfustini, Ellen Simmons, Deborah Straub, H.

Professional Standards & Ethics
Barber, Shirley Crawford, Terri Crites, Alice Gruber, Patricia LaMuth, Jacqueline Stimpson, Janice

Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP)
Day, Sharon Hoelscher Gore, Marilyn Holmes, Ingrid H.

Non-Officer Representatives Selection
Boyer, Luann Seefeld, Tammy Gibson, Sharon Metz, Diane Rundus, Tandy Stephenson, Laura Wise, Dena

Journal of Extension
Martin, April


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