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Fifty-Seventh Annual Convention of

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									                       Fifty-Eighth Annual Convention of
                         the Minnesota State Council of




                             Sheraton Bloomington Hotel
                               Bloomington, Minnesota
                                   May 1 - 3, 2009
Hostess Chapter:                                              Convention Co-Chairs:
Gamma Omega                                           Cathy Campbell, Julene Donnay




                       Spread Your Wings and
                        Dare to Soar for ESA

                                  Saturday, May 2nd
State President, Betty Robinson, asked all members and delegates to please be seated.

The Opening Ritual was said by all and Chaplain, Shirley Laue, read the thought for the
day. She held a beautiful flag ceremony and presided over the Presentation of the Flags.
Following the Pledge of Allegiance and the lighting of the Memorial Candle, President,
Betty Robinson, declared the First General Assembly of the Fifty-Eighth Annual
Convention of the Minnesota State Council of Epsilon Sigma Alpha in session.

Betty gave a short welcome. We also received a welcome from State Convention Co-
Chairs, Cathy Campbell and Julene Donnay.

Betty made special introductions including Jamie Atchison, IC 1st Vice President, and
LaDonna Beck, MARC Ways and Means Chair.

She introduced the 2008-2009 Minnesota State Council Elected and Advisory Boards, the
2008-2009 Minnesota Chapter Presidents, and recognized MN ESA members currently
participating on regional and international boards and those who have served in the past.



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Jackie Swanson, State Recording Secretary, was asked to do roll call by delegate:

                                1st General Assembly
Chapter                   Votes     Name                              May 2, 2009
Alpha Chi                  2        Pat Peterson                       Present
                                    Kathy Rice                         Present
Alpha Delta                1        Donna Waller                       Present
Alpha Lambda               1        Kate Sala                          Present
Alpha Sigma                1        Nancy Johnson                      Present
Alpha Theta                1        Gloria Altenburg                  Not present
Alpha Zeta                 1        Kim LeTendre Olson                 Present
Beta Sigma                 2        Jackie Swanson                     Present
                                    Mona Peck                          Present
Beta Theta                 1        Rhonda Krehl                       Present
Beta Upsilon               1        JoAnn Beuc                        Not present
Delta Omicron              1        Stephanie Andresen                 Present
Delta Pi                   2        Barb Winczewski                    Present
                                    Lori Winczewski                    Present
Gamma Omega                2        Kathy Eastlack                     Present
                                    Dennis Marler                      Present
Gamma Zeta                 1        June Schleiss                      Present
Omega Chi                  1        Edee Erickson                      Present
Sigma Chi                  1        Shirley Laue                       Present
Sigma Kappa                1        Sharon Desarmeaux                  Present
Zeta Alpha                 0        Sarah Williams                    Not present

Jr. Past President           1      Kate Sala                            Present

Total Eligible Votes        21                                             19
                                    Forfeit Votes                           2
                                    Total                                  21

Other Guests and            37
Members present

Following Roll Call, Fran Voerding, Parliamentarian, gave the Rules of the
Convention.

The rules of the Mr./Miss Congeniality award were conveyed by Jodi Lang, current
holder of the Miss Congeniality title. (Our winner turned out to be Cathy Campbell,
Gamma Omega.)

Jackie Swanson, State Recording Secretary, made the motion to dispense with the
reading of the minutes of the 2008 Minnesota State Convention as they were approved by
a committee, and moved that they be accepted as written. This is a committee report and
no second is required. Motion voted on and carried.

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Fran Voerding, Parliamentarian, then read the Article VI, Sections 7-9 from the By-
Laws on Convention Voting Instructions.

Jamie Atchison brought us greetings and message from our International Council:
“How to Make ESA Known”. She asked that we make Membership a number one
priority this year. She went on to say that we need to grow ESA and not to let it be the
world‟s best kept secret. Please don‟t hold back. Share with others the things we do in our
organization. We (ESA) have opportunities, we have programs - we do it better than
anybody. We need to start our efforts to make ESA known.

She gave us a brief history about Adelia Prichard of Portland Oregon. In 1929, with
limited resources, she managed to recruit nine members, and later to start 29 new
chapters! By comparison, we, in today‟s super internet highway, have grown 11 new
chapters.

Jamie suggested that we use our technology, publicize our events, and get out there and
get publicity. Talk about the wonderful things we do. When we are holding events, and
planning and/or participating in activities, she recommends we ask ourselves, does it
advance our causes? Does it benefit our causes? Is there value added? If not, change it.

Jamie asked us to join with her in making ESA known - to exclaim, “Yes We Can!” We
need to believe in ourselves. Jamie told us about Twitter.com and asked that we follow
her on Twitter to hear more ways about how we can make ESA known. We need to share
it. Like in the movie, Field of Dreams, instead of “Build it; they will come,” we need to
say, “If we share it; they will come.” If we need anything, just „tweet‟ her.

We then heard our Energizing ESA report from Terri Olson, 2nd Vice President. Terri
said that ESA is ready for change and reiterated Jamie Atchison saying, “Yes We Can!”
The concept started out with “Open Space Technology” mapping a way to welcome and
embrace change the four-fold way:
     Show up.
     Be present.
     Tell the truth.
     Let it all go.
Whoever comes are the right people. Whatever happens is the right thing. Whenever it
starts, is the right time, and when over, it is over.

Energizing ESA sessions have met five times using these criteria. Terri has two copies of
the books entailing the ideas generated during the sessions available via email. Let Terri
know if you are interested. Next meeting time is May 19 at the Ridgedale Library at 6:00
p.m. The sessions will continue on the third Tuesday of the month throughout the
summer. Hope you‟ll join us!

Educational Chair Message, Nicki Weller
Nicki presented books, publishers, magazines, emails that she related to each of our
Educational themes. She will list them in the next ESsAy along with the Internet sites.
Nicki announced that the Educational from those chapters that submitted were set up in

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the “Tarzan and Jane” Hospitality Room, along with supplies for finishing time capsules,
bucket list, and “thank you(s)” to People of Service.
After a short break, Betty Robinson stated that the offices of Parliamentarian, Recording
Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Second Vice President and First Vice
President/President Elect do not have a complete ballot. Our By-Laws allow five
candidates for each office. She declared that nominations would be accepted from the
floor.

There being no nominations from the floor, Betty declared the nominations for all offices
closed.

Diane Vanusek, First Vice President/President Elect, informed us that Dana Terry
agreed to have her name placed in nomination for the position of Corresponding
Secretary as a replacement for Holly Peters, who asked to be removed from consideration
for this position subsequent to the campaign rally in March. Diane introduced the
candidates for 2009-2010 and made ballots available to the delegates.

       President                                    Diane Vanusek
       First Vice President/President Elect         Terri Olson
       Second Vice President                        Stephanie Andresen
       Recording Secretary                          Dennis Marler
                                                    Jackie Swanson
       Corresponding Secretary                      Dana Terry
       Treasurer                                    Mary Parr
       Parliamentarian                              Fran Voerding
       Jr. Past President                           Betty Robinson

Betty introduced the tellers: Juanita Gillespie, Karen Ronning and Kathy Rice.

Presentation of the 2009 - 2010 philanthropic recipients was given by Dennis Marler.
Dennis asked that we please consider those not chosen as a State philanthropic project, as
a Chapter philanthropic.

At the March membership meeting we heard presentations from seven organizations:
Alexandra House, Alzheimer‟s Association, Bundles of Love, Jeremiah Program, Lupus
Foundation, Pride in Living, and Solar Cooker Program. The selection of the Minnesota
State philanthropic recipient is a delegate vote. Last year we supported three
philanthropic organizations. In previous years, we have had two state philanthropic
recipients.

Betty entertained a motion on the number of state philanthropic recipients. The motion
was made by Sharon Desarmeaux, Sigma Kappa, and seconded by Stephanie Andresen,
Delta Omicron, that we reduce the number to two of state philanthropic recipients we
support. After some discussion, the vote was called for: Those in favor - 14 votes;
Opposed - 5. Motion carried.




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Betty led the vote for 2009-2010 Minnesota ESA State Philanthropic Recipients. Each
delegate voted for two recipients. The 2009-2010 State Philanthropic Recipients are
Alexandra House and Bundles of Love, based on these results from the voting:

       Alexandra House .............................13
       Alzheimer‟s Association...................6
       Bundles of Love ..............................11
       Jeremiah Program .............................3
       Lupus foundation ..............................4
       Pride in Living...................................1
       Solar Cooker Program ......................0

President, Betty Robinson, asked for presentation of 2010 State Convention Bids.

Sigma Chi Chapter, Shirley Laue, bid for the 2010 State Convention at the Marriott Inn
West (Hwy 169/I-394) with a State Fair Theme and “Food on a Stick” - April 30, May 1-
2, 2010.

Hearing only one bid placed, Betty entertained a motion for a unanimous ballot for the
Sigma Chi Chapter to host the 2010 Convention. A motion was made by Fran Voerding,
Beta Theta, and seconded by Nancy Johnson, Alpha Sigma. Motion carried.

Betty solicited courtesy bids for the 2011 State Convention. There were no courtesy bids
for 2011 State Convention.

Presentation of 2009-2010 bids to publish the ESsAy. Jen Maleitzke, Alpha Zeta,
together with Kathy Konrad, Alpha Chi, was the only bid. Motion made by Diane
Vanusek, Alpha Sigma; seconded by Fran Voerding, Beta Theta. Motion carried.

ESsAy Editor Report. None.

Ballot Box Announcements - Betty:
    Ballot Boxes will close promptly at 2:00 p.m.
    Delegates, please come forward after this meeting to receive your ballots from
       Diane Vanusek.
    Love Fund Auction bidding closes at 11:15 a.m.

The First General Assembly was adjourned for the “Safari Trophies and Styles”
Luncheon - Plaza 1. Find your picture (taken at the Friday Night Mixer) and that‟s where
you sit!

Recognitions and Achievements awards were hosted by Terri Olson. Terri presented
Diana Stein, a remarkable young woman, with a very special award - the Diana Award.
   Diana Stein, 21 years old in March of 2009, became a "mother" to her younger sister,
   Suzanne, two years ago. Due to personal family factors which caused their divorced
   custodial parent to lose his home, Diana went to court and won guardianship of
   Suzanne. Suzanne was not doing well as a sophomore in high school, missing classes,
   and not doing her homework. Once Diana became her guardian, things changed.
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   Suzanne is now graduating with honors from Minnetonka High School and has
   attended Post-Secondary Enrollment Option where she has completed nearly two
   years of college. Suzanne has received a special scholarship to Augsburg and will
   begin classes there mid-June. Diana is a junior at Hamline University and is
   planning to take the LSAT this fall with hopes that she'll be accepted to Hamline's
   Law School. Diana and Suzanne share a small apartment in Minneapolis and both
   work as waitresses to help pay for their lodging and for going to school. Diana will
   need to move to a less-expensive apartment soon since she believes that Suzanne
   should have the full college experience, and so Suzanne will be moving on-campus.
   Diana is currently working extra hours to save money to buy Suzanne a computer as
   a graduation gift.

Betty Robinson called the Second General Assembly of the Fifty-Eighth Annual
Convention of the Minnesota State Council of Epsilon Sigma Alpha in session.

Jackie Swanson took delegate roll call with the following delegates present:

                                 2nd General Assembly
Chapter                    Votes    Name                               May 2, 2009
Alpha Chi                   2       Pat Peterson                        Present
                                    Kathy Rice                          Present
Alpha Delta                 1       Donna Waller                        Present
Alpha Lambda                1       Kate Sala                           Present
Alpha Sigma                 1       Nancy Johnson                       Present
Alpha Theta                 1       Gloria Altenburg                   Not present
Alpha Zeta                  1       Kim LeTendre Olson                  Present
Beta Sigma                  2       Jackie Swanson                      Present
                                    Mona Peck                           Present
Beta Theta                  1       Rhonda Krehl                        Present
Beta Upsilon                1       JoAnn Beuc                         Not present
Delta Omicron               1       Stephanie Andresen                  Present
Delta Pi                    2       Barb Winczewski                     Present
                                    Lori Winczewski                     Present
Gamma Omega                 2       Kathy Eastlack                      Present
                                    Dennis Marler                       Present
Gamma Zeta                  1       June Schleiss                       Present
Omega Chi                   1       Edee Erickson                       Present
Sigma Chi                   1       Shirley Laue                        Present
Sigma Kappa                 1       Sharon Desarmeaux                   Present
Zeta Alpha                  0       Sarah Williams                     Not present

Jr. Past President           1      Kate Sala                            Present

Total Eligible Votes        21                                                 19
                                    Forfeit Votes                               2
                                    Total                                      21

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The Ballot Box was closed during the lunch break and controlled by the Tellers.

Greetings from MARC Representative, LaDonna Beck.
LaDonna encouraged those attending IC Leadership in San Antonio, Texas, on July 18th
to wear a MARC shirt. They come in 24 colors and she would like to receive as many
orders as possible. The MARC Conference is October 9, 10, and 11th in Fairbanks, Ohio.
(Room rate is $89.)
LaDonna told us that she grew up without boundaries drawn between what was a male
job and what was a female job. She grew up without limitations, to believe that anything
anyone else could do, she could do also. She awed us with her “Payroll Story.” (LaDonna
also shared that she is a LHRA Certified Drag Race Driver!) She has spent over half her
life in ESA, honing skills, networking, and developing leadership potential at her own
pace. “ESA,” says LaDonna “is our trial and error for life.” It is the ability of people to
work together for one common goal. To dream... To risk... To reach "above and beyond"
all self-imposed limitations. She closed with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers --- how
Ginger could do everything Fred could do, only she did it backwards and wearing high
heels.

Philanthropic Report - Dennis Marler
The 2008-2009 Philanthropic Service Awards are as follows:
State Philanthropic Achievements
       Total Philanthropic Monies                          $137,048
       Monies per Member                                    $ 1,071
      Total Philanthropic Hours                              10,543
      Hours per Member                                           82
Chapter Achievements
      Monies per Chapter
      1. Gamma Omega                                        $28,908
      2. Alpha Chi                                          $24,556
      3. Alpha Sigma                                        $13,212
       Hours per Chapter
       1. Gamma Omega                                         2,616
       2. Alpha Chi                                           1,551
       3. Beta Sigma                                          1,204
       Monies per Member
       1. Sigma Kappa                                        $3,353
       2. Alpha Lambda                                       $2,453
       3. Alpha Sigma                                        $2,202
       Hours per Member
       1. Sigma Kappa                                           201
       2. Alpha Sigma                                           183
       3. Gamma Omega                                           154




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Medtox Report - Kate Sala
     Number of volunteers - 65 (23 non-members)
     Hours per volunteer - 57.68
     Total Philanthropic Hours - 5,076.12
     Monies per volunteer - $454.48
      Total Philanthropic Monies Earned =                $39,993.90
             St. Jude                                     $9,057.06
             Easter Seals                                 $7,583.97
             MN Memorial Fund                             $6,693.84
             State Philanthropic - 1/3 each to:          $16,659.03
              Alexandra House               $5,553.01
              Alzheimer’s                   $5,553.01
              Bundles of Love               $5,553.01
      Total Monies Earned =                              $46,599.15

Alzheimer’s Association - Sharon Desarmeaux
      Total Monies per Chapter
      1. Gamma Omega                    $1,880.50
      2. Gamma Zeta                     $1,179.29
      3. Alpha Chi                      $ 846.99
      Total Hours per Chapter
      1. Gamma Omega                           196.00
      2. Gamma Zeta                            117.66
      3. Alpha Chi                             112.72
      Total Monies per Member per Chapter
      1. Sigma Kappa                      $250.78
      2. Gamma Zeta                       $147.41
      3. Alpha Sigma                      $135.90
      Total Hours per Member per Chapter
      1. Sigma Kappa                            30.0
      2. Gamma Zeta                             14.7
      3. Alpha Sigma                            11.7

Alexandra House - Pat Staffanson
      Total Monies per Chapter
      1. Omega Chi                          $1,225.93
      2. Gamma Omega                        $1,347.09
      3. Gamma Zeta                         $1,179.28
      Total Hours per Chapter
      1. Alpha Sigma                           204.00
      2. Gamma Omega                           134.25
      3. Gamma Zeta                            117.67
      Total Monies per Member
      1. Omega Chi                            $245.19

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       2. Gamma Omega                           $79.24
       3. Gamma Zeta                           $147.24
       Total Hours per Member
       1. Alpha Sigma                            34.00
       2. Gamma Omega                             7.90
       3. Gamma Zeta                             14.71
Honorable Mention: Monies~Alpha Chi - $846.99 / $60.49 per member
                   Hours~Omega Chi - 113.57 / 22.71 per member

Bundles of Love - Kim LeTendre Olson
      Total Hours per Member
      1. Alpha Sigma                             26.5
      2. Sigma Chi                               23.5
      3. Gamma Omega                             16.93
       Total Monies per Member
       1. Gamma Zeta                           $113.04
       2. Omega Chi                             $64.90
       3. Delta Omicron                         $54.43

MN Love Fund / ESA IC Disaster Fund - Kate Sala
Love Fund. Eleven chapters contributed to our MN Love Fund during 2008-2009 for a
total of $1,308.75, of which $554.30 was chapter or individual direct donations; the
balance was from the Love Fund auction of the 2008 State Convention. The Fund had an
opening balance, May 2008, of $7,707.16. There were five separate donations of $750
each for a total of $3,750 in disbursements. Chapter and individual direct donations
amounted to $554.30 giving an ending balance of $4,511.46.

Disaster Fund. Eight chapters donated a total of $419.43 to the IC Disaster Fund,
$378.55 from direct donation. The IC Disaster Fund is for members who may need a
higher level of aid than the MN Love Fund.

Hats for Hope - June Schleiss (for Mary Tolle)
       Three Awards were given:
       1. Normandale Community College - For their support
       2. Sandy Dolence - Handmade things
       3. Judy Cummens - Best Shopper for contributions

Hope for Heroes - Barb Winczewski
      Total Hours: 486
      Total Money: $2,382.85
      Total Goods: $2,699.65
      Total Mileage: $1,529.20
      Grand Total Monies: $6,611.70 ($52.06 per member!)
Barb talked of how much our support has been appreciated by her Son, Kari Ann Eucher,
and the 353rd. Her Son‟s Unit will be home by the first week of August and would like to


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thank us personally. Barb originally took on the GPS Unit procurement because her Son
had asked her to. Some of the $1,200 GPS Units have gone to Afghanistan.
Barb presented Betty Robinson with a “Soaring Eagle T-Shirt.”
After a short break, Nicki Weller introduced us to our Guest Speaker, Roger Revak, from
Toastmasters International, who gave us a wonderful, inspiring, and humorous talk on
how to live in the present, appreciate life, and be happy. Roger is not an expert or a hero,
just a regular guy who tells serious real-life stories with important messages and a lot of
humor. Roger believes we need to live in the present if we want to pass “Happiness 101.”
Roger shared three qualities that he feels it takes (for) a person to be happy - character,
perspective, and perseverance. We enjoyed Roger immensely!

ESA Foundation – Karla Kay Nicklaus
     Total Hours per Member
     1. Alpha Lambda                               17.65 (88.25 Total hours)
     2. Alpha Sigma                                17.33 (104 Total hours)
     3. Delta Omicron                              11.81 (94.5 Total hours)
       Total Monies per Member
       1. Alpha Lambda                           $989.08 (Total donated - $4,945.41)
       2. Omega Chi                              $135.91 (Total donated - $679.95)
       3. Gamma Omega                            $118.80 (Total donated - $2,019.63)

Senior Circle of Life - Dianne Ocel
In alphabetical order, Dianne‟s commendations for this year:
       Alpha Lambda       Fall Harvest of Hope
       Alpha Sigma        Auction at the St. Jude Style Show
       Alpha Theta        Mankato Radiothons and dedication to Medtox
       Alpha Zeta         Stick Your Neck Out award for the Elvis Event; participation in
                          the Thanks and Giving Mall Walk
       Gamma Zeta         Help with Style Show and Fall Harvest of Hope
       Sigma Kappa        Honorarium to St. Jude and the Thanks and Giving Mall Walk
Many thanks went out from Dianne to all who helped with the Style Show, the Elvis
Event, and for the dedication to the Medtox project.
Total Monies for the year thus far = $96,753. (Not all dollars were yet credited with
Circle of Life Office at the time of Convention.)

Dennis Marler, in closing, thanked the Unsung Heroes: Donna Waller, Alpha Delta
(Chapter of One); Mary Parr, Alpha Lambda; and Shirley Laue, Sigma Chi(Chapter of
One), to name a few. He also thanked and recognized Alpha Sigma who seems to
generate and create a desire to succeed, with many spin-offs forming into new chapters.

Election Report - President, Elect, Diane Vanusek (listed under Sunday, May 3rd)

Announcements:
Association of the Arts pickup - 4:00-4:30 p.m. in the Tarzan and Jane Hospitality Suite
(Cabana Suite 218)

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Love Fund Auction pickup/payment - 4:00-5:00 p.m. - in Atrium 6
Social Hour - 6:00-7:00 p.m. - outside Atrium 6
Installation of Officers - 6:30 p.m. - Atrium 6
Jewel Pinning Ceremony - 7:00 p.m. - Atrium 6
“Moonlight on the Serengeti” Banquet - 7:30 - 10:00 p.m. - Atrium 6

                                 Sunday, May 3, 2009

Memorial Service - 9:00 a.m. in Atrium 6

Betty Robinson declared the Third General Assembly of the Fifty-Eighth Annual
Convention of the Minnesota State Council of Epsilon Sigma Alpha in session.

Roll call by delegate was taken by Jackie Swanson.

                                3rd General Assembly
Chapter                   Votes    Name                               May 2, 2009
Alpha Chi                  2       Pat Peterson                       Not present
                                   Kathy Rice                          Present
Alpha Delta                1       Donna Waller                       Not present
Alpha Lambda               1       Kate Sala                           Present
Alpha Sigma                1       Nancy Johnson                       Present
Alpha Theta                1       Gloria Altenburg                   Not present
Alpha Zeta                 1       Kim LeTendre Olson                  Present
Beta Sigma                 2       Jackie Swanson                      Present
                                   Mona Peck                           Present
Beta Theta                 1       Rhonda Krehl                        Present
Beta Upsilon               1       JoAnn Beuc                         Not present
Delta Omicron              1       Stephanie Andresen                  Present
Delta Pi                   2       Barb Winczewski                     Present
                                   Lori Winczewski                     Present
Gamma Omega                2       Kathy Eastlack                      Present
                                   Dennis Marler                       Present
Gamma Zeta                 1       June Schleiss                       Present
Omega Chi                  1       Edee Erickson                       Present
Sigma Chi                  1       Shirley Laue                        Present
Sigma Kappa                1       Sharon Desarmeaux                   Present
Zeta Alpha                 0       Sarah Williams                     Not present

Jr. Past President          1      Kate Sala                            Present

Total Eligible Votes       21                                             17
                                   Forfeit Votes                           4
                                   Total                                  21




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Terri Olson conducted the Pallas Athene and Service Recognitions.

ESA Foundation Report - Karla Kay Nicklaus
Thanks again for your generous support of the ESA Foundation. Four Scholarships of
$2,500 each went to four students in the State. Karla suggested a scholarship range for
next year of between $2,000 and $4,000. Birdie Elkofska made a motion to give two
scholarships of $1,500 each for the 2009-2010 year; seconded by Kathy Rice, Alpha Chi.
After discussion, the vote was called for: Those in favor - 26; Opposed - 13. Motion
carried.

Financial Planning Report - Birdie Elkofska. None

Treasurer’s Report - Mary Parr
Balance forward:       $81,825.75
Receipts:               41,850.23
Disbursements           39,237.54
Balance on hand:        11,438.43       (as of May 3, 2009)
Checking Account:       10,938.43       (-$500 advance = $10,938.43*)
CDs (matures 5/12/2009) 5,599.77

*Mary reported a $500 discrepancy between the Balance on hand and the Checking
Account. She knows it’s there and will track it.

Convention Report - Dennis Marler
Full Registration   49
Mixer               56
Luncheon            64
Banquet             68
Brunch              57
Guests              19
No. of rooms        38

2010 IC Convention Report - Jodi Lang
Jodi Lang, Chairperson, passed around a slightly changed Logo design that will be
submitted to IC for the 2010 IC Convention. Jodi is looking for ideas for tours,
entertainment, and speakers. The advertisement for 2009 IC Program Book is being
worked on.
Let Jodi or Diane Vanusek know if you are going to IC Convention in San Antonio.
People are needed for the Friday Night Mixer to help promote the Minnesota 2010 IC
Convention. There will also be a Saturday morning Business Meeting Presentation. A
revised budget based on 2008 information has been submitted to the IC Board for
approval.
      Planning Meeting - August 15 or August 22; members of IC Board come in and
       work with our Committee Chairs.
      Meetings are also held the second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the
       Ridgedale Library.


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ALSAC Message - Danielle Kinzer
Danielle thanked us for our dedication in supporting St. Jude. No child is ever turned
away for their inability to pay. Parent‟s Magazine voted St. Jude the Best Pediatric
Cancer Care in the United States. $500 million was raised in support of St. Jude last year.
ESA has played a huge part of this life saving effort raising $10 million every year. Betty
Robinson says, “We have St. Jude in our hearts always.”

Old Business
Barb Winczewski, (Delta Pi) Publicity Chair, hasn‟t been able to pursue the Governor‟s
Proclamation to make it what it needed to be owing to her recent life situation(s). She
proposes to meet with the 2010 IC Committee to discuss the possibility of a Founder’s
Day Proclamation to take place at 2010 IC Convention in place of the Governor‟s
Proclamation.

New Business:
Mary Parr, Alpha Lambda, reported that Edith‟s son will no longer do Ink cartridges.
Mary called an outlet of Cartridge World, a franchise that accepts cartridges, and will pay
$1 to $3 depending on the type. Ronda Krehl would still like to recycle cartridges if there
is a drop off and someone responsible for picking up. Ink cartridge monies go to Good
Will Easter Seals, which fulfills our International project.

There was then much discussion regarding the funds from Medtox, whether to keep
Goodwill Easter Seals (an IC recipient) in the rotation. Some members feel they have
been non-responsive. It is proposed that we follow the current division of funds for the IC
recipients and ESA Foundation, with the remaining four months divided in half to
support Alexandra House and Bundles of Love, and table the decision until the August
2009 meeting. Diane Vanusek, Alpha Sigma, made the motion, and Rhonda Krehl, Beta
Theta, seconded. Motion voted on and carried. (We are to discuss with our Chapters over
the summer.)

Kate Sala, Alpha Lambda - Medtox
Kate reported a decline in monies for next year, an estimate of $23,000 total for the year.
There is also a decrease in participation:
           ↓   January - 14% decline
           ↓   February - 26% decline
           ↓   March - 42% decline
We need people to come in to Medtox and work. Kate made the point that although the
dollars have decreased, we are still getting our hours of service.
Pat Staffanson asked if we are going to continue Monday night crew at Medtox. A
consensus was reached to shift to Tuesday nights at Medtox.

Betty Robinson, President - Farewell Address
Betty then gave her Farewell Address, opened her gifts, and transferred the gavel to
Diane Vanusek.

Betty Robinson, Jr. Past President, was then installed into the Gaveliers by Jodi
LeVesque.
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President’s Address was given by Diane Vanusek.

Diane Vanusek, President, announced the Minnesota State Council 2009-2010 Elected
Board and Advisory Board:
2009-2010 Elected Board:
President                                               Diane Vanusek
First Vice President/President Elect                    Terri Olson
Second Vice President                                   Stephanie Andresen
Recording Secretary                                     Jackie Swanson
Corresponding Secretary                                 Dana Terry
Treasurer                                               Mary Parr
Parliamentarian                                         Fran Voerding
Jr. Past President                                      Betty Robinson

2009-2010 Advisory Board:
Alexandra House - Barb Winczewski                Financial Planning Committee - Julie Seikkinen,
Association of the Arts - Nancy Johnson              Pat Staffanson, Mary Ellen Seth, Jo Hanson
Bundles of Love - Alpha Zeta                     Hats for Hope/Hope for Heroes - Belinda Eastlack
Chaplain - Sharon Desarmeaux                     Historian - Dana Terry
Sr. Circle of Life - Judy Cummens                Hot Line - Donna Waller
Jr. Circle of Life - Karen Ronning                          Kathie Wasson
Convention 2010 - Shirley Laue (and Sigma Chi)   MARC Reps - Mona Peck
Easter Seals - Dennis Marler                                    Birdie Elkofska
Educational - Kathy Eastlack                     Medtox/Ways and Means - Kate Sala
ESA Foundation - Karla Kay Nicklaus              Philanthropic - Juanita Gillespie
ESA Internat‟l Disaster Fund/MN Love Fund -      Scrapbook - Kim LeTendre Olson
Betty Robinson
ESsAy Editor - Jen Maleitzke & Kathy Konrad      Social - Fran Fredrickson
                                                 Webmaster - Jill Reamer

Announcements:
Planning Meeting:       Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 10:00 a.m.
                        Northtown Library/Anoka County Library, 711 CR10 NE in
                        Anoka.

Reminder to transfer officer files at June meeting, if not sooner.

Tentative Meeting Dates for 2009-2010:        August 22, 2009
                                              October 17, 2009
                                              January 23, 2010
                                              March 20, 2009
Energizing ESA:         May 19 - 6:00 p.m.
MARC:                    October 9 - 11, 2009 in Ohio
St. Jude Luncheon:      November 7, 2009
2010 Convention:        April 30, May 1-2

Diane asked for a show of hands on who would be attending IC Convention:
       Confirmed - 11 members; Unconfirmed – 3 members; Maybe - 4 members.
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Diane also thanked the convention hostess chapter for the great convention.

State President, Diane Vanusek, declared the 58th Annual State Convention of the
Minnesota State Council of Epsilon Sigma Alpha closed.

Shirley Laue retired the flags.

The Closing Ritual was said by all.

Respectfully submitted,




Jackie Swanson
Minnesota State Recording Secretary




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