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July 27, 2010

MAEE and NEAFCS Minnesota Affiliate Adopt New Geographically Areas

At the July 2010, the Board adopted the Minnesota Association of Extension Educators geographic boundaries for area representatives. Areas were realigned to better fit geographically as depicted on this map.

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Highlights from Minnesota Affiliate July 2010 Board Meeting

Here are the highlights from the July 19, 2010 Minnesota Affiliate Board Meeting

Minnesota NEAFCS has 32 active members, 1 first time member and 14 life members. 88% of our active members are involved on the board or on committees.

On the National Level -- Kathy Olson, NEAFCS Secretary, who chairs the national NEAFCS By-laws Committee and is on the Electronic Communication Committee, Shirley Anderson-Porisch -By-Laws Committee, Colleen Gengler -- Program Development Committee. Lou Ann Jopp --Living Well Book Committee.

We now have a MEAFCS Foundation Account under the University of MN Foundation.

Proposed National Dues Increase: There is a proposed National dues increase from $85 to $90 to $100 over the next three years. If passed we need to collect additional dues. Currently, we are at $100 and $70 goes to National. To increase our state dues because of a National dues increase we will need a vote of the membership at our annual meeting.

Additionally we may need to increase our state membership dues as our current carry over is being depleted each year. We will discuss further at our annual meeting.

Living Well Resource Books: Originally, 25,000 books were printed and nationally we have 18,000 left. We made $700 on the books MN has sold. The MN committee allocated $250 towards this year's professional development.

By-Laws: The board thoroughly reviewed the Minnesota Affiliates' bylaws and will submit suggested changes to the membership at least 10 days prior to the annual meeting.

View the Executive Summary Executive Summary July 2010 Board Mtg final.docx

and/or the full mintues MEAFCS Board Meeting Minutes July 2010.docx

July 26, 2010

NEAFCS-MN Professional Development Day Recap

Twenty members and 6 guests participated in the 2010 Professional Development Day, "Engaging the Aging with Technology" on July 20, 2010. Several people asked for links and powerpoints so this is my first attempt to add something to the blog. So here goes!

Link to webinar with Dan Toland. The webinar was recorded and is available at the following link:

The link to the "Did You Know" UTube video:

An interesting relevant link shared by Rosi Heins:

A link to the powerpoint presentation on "Generations Online"

I hope that you will find this useful.

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