Extension Leadership Team Minutes May 4, 2017

Extension Leadership Team Minutes
May 4, 2017
102B Libby Hall – Orono

Facilitator: Fran Sulinski
Note taker: Lisa Phelps

Present: Dick Brzozowski, John Rebar, Jon Prichard, Dennis Harrington

Plant Animal Insect Diagnostic Lab Update
Provost Hecker toured the facility and he was impressed. John will arrange for a tour for President Hunter as well. Percent for art call has gone out by the Maine Arts Commission for art for the new facility.

Maine 4-H Foundation
The annual meeting will be May 23rd. There will be 23 scholarship recipients this year the most ever.

IT Updates
Lisa will be meeting with IT on Monday, May 8th about RUS Grant and Tandberg support.

4-H Camp Updates
There is now a new roof on the kitchen at Tanglewood.

ELT Meeting Date Change
The May 31st ELT meeting has been changed to June 5th in Orono.

Future ELT Meetings
The ELT identified future meetings dates.

July 17th Augusta
August 11th Orono
September 7th Orono
September 28th Augusta
October 26th Orono
November 16th Augusta
December 6th Orono


4-H HughesNet STEM Program
Congratulations to PI Ryder Scott and Co-PIs Ryan LeShane, Jessica Decke, and Ronald Fournier who have been awarded $10,000 by the National 4-H Council for their “4-H HughesNet STEM Program” project. This funding will allow 300 students to take part in the “The Sky is the Limit” Solar challenge while attending our three 4-H Camp and Learning Centers this Spring and Summer. Each site will develop unique solar car project lessons and share it with our entire 4-H staff with the intention of beginning the base exploration toward building an advanced solar STEM kit for the state.

4H Shooting Sports Yr6
Congratulations to PI Ronald Fournier who has been awarded $24,100 by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife for the “4-H Shooting Sports Yr6” project. These funds will allow the UMaine Cooperative Extension via the Bryant Pond 4-H Camp and Learning Center to grow the instructor base and specifically, will allow us to target central Maine in an attempt to reach a greater population of new 4-H Shooting Sports Instructors. Funding will also support youth and adult participation through various activities at Bryant Pond, as well as many programs that will be held around the state.

2017 Navy Teen Summer Camp
Congratulations to PI Jessica Decke and Co-PI Ryder Scott who have been awarded $24,741 by Kansas State University for the “2017 Navy Teen Summer Camp” project. This project is part of the USDA-NIFA “Navy/4-H Military Partnership and Outreach and Support” project.  These funds will allow students from military families to attend UMaine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Tanglewood. Participants will explore concepts of energy and motion with a focus on wind power, as well as make a trip to UMaine’s Composites Laboratory. Teens with have the opportunity to connect with other youth from Maine and beyond, be part of a larger camp community and enjoy many of the treasures that make Maine in summer special including a weekend campout and time to explore the iconic coastal town of Camden.

Search Updates

4-H Youth Development Professional – Franklin County – On Hold (Failed Search)
4-H Youth Development Professional – Knox/Lincoln Counties – On Hold (Failed Search)
4-H Youth Development Professional – Oxford County –
Preparing to Interview
4-H Youth Development Professional – Aroostook County – Advertising
4-H Youth Development Professional – Hancock County – Advertising
4-H STEM SpecialistOrono – Interviewing
Ornamental Horticulture Specialist – Orono
Assistant Extension Professor & Extension Plant Pathologist – OronoOffer made and accepted
Integrated Pest Management Technician – Aroostook –
Accounting Support Specialist CL2 – OronoOn Hold (Failed Search)
Administrative Specialist CL2 – Pest Management, Orono – Reviewing applications
Community Education Assistant CL2 (Food System Aide) – Penobscot County – Laurie Murphy-Bowen Hired
Community Education Assistant CL1 (Horticulture) – Oxford County – Advertising
AIP Coordinator – Bryant Pond 4-H Center –   Advertising
Marine Extension Associate (Joint appt. with Sea Grant)
– Coastal Maine –  Advertising
Agriculture Record Keeping Professional – PDQ and JD sent to HR

ELT Meeting Dates –2017– Meetings are from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm – unless otherwise noted.

Facilitator Notes Location
May 16 Phelps Rebar Orono – 102B Libby Hall
June 5 Rebar Prichard Orono – 102B Libby Hall
June 21 Prichard Harrington Falmouth – UNH Extension
July 17 Harrington Brzozowski Augusta – Farmhouse 11
August 11 Brzozowski Sulinski Orono – 102B Libby Hall
September 7 Sulinski Phelps Orono – 102B Libby Hall
September 28 Phelps Rebar Augusta – Farmhouse 11
October 26 Rebar Prichard Orono – 102B Libby Hall
November 16 Prichard Harrington Augusta – Farmhouse 11
December 6 Harrington Brzozowski Orono – 102B Libby Hall