April 11, 2016

Piscataquis County Extension Association

Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

April 11, 2016

Present:  Walter Boomsma, Donna Coffin, Janet Yelch-Weatherbee, Sheila Norman, Trisha Smith, Beth McAvoy, George McKay, Dotty Hadler, Tish Dutson, Georgia Underwood, Richard Neal, Lisa Phelps (online), Barb Baker (online)

Secretary’s Report

George moved and Tish seconded to accept March Minutes as read. Passed unanimously.

Budget Report

See attached reports; Supplies Expense included accessory for Trisha’s laptop. Donna reminded us that County Reimbursements and Orono Support Staff bills do not always sync.

Program Reports

See attached reports. Portland Press Herald awarded $1500.00 in scholarship to Gretchen Huettner a Monson resident. See article http://www.pressherald.com/2016/04/06/theyre-winners-see-took-2016-maine-sunday-telegram-source-awards


Unfinished Business

School Garden–Richard reviewed cost estimates including $124 for gutters, taps $16, and irrigation $127. Trisha has secured two food grade barrels at no cost. Walter will contact Mrs. Kimball to identify next step. George moved and Tish seconded EC was to purchase materials if school agrees to proceed. Passed unanimously.

One Tomato—Richard has 400 plants started. Donna is working on venues for distribution during May and through June 14 and will let us know dates. Georgia moved and George seconded to rent a space for $25 at the Black Fly Festival in Milo. Passed unanimously.

Executive Committee Membership—Tish mentioned several folks from Greenville who may be interested.

On call clerk position—processing is completed. The on call clerk is Diana Bray

New Business-

Informal discussion on Extension’s involvement with the Junior Chamber Youth Day. Sheila will represent. Great day for collaboration with youth.

Adjourned 4:45pm.