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April 5, 2017 Ex Bd Motions

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Board Mtg Motions/Minutes, News and Events, The Executive Board

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May 3, 2017 Executive Board Agenda

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Board Mtg Agenda, News and Events, The Executive Board

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April 5, 2017 Board Agenda

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Board Mtg Agenda, News and Events, The Executive Board

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Here is the Agenda for the April 5, 2017 Executive Board meeting

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March 2017 Board Agenda

Posted by on Feb 25, 2017 in Board Mtg Agenda, News and Events, The Executive Board

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march, 2017 board agenda

Posted by on Feb 25, 2017 in Board Mtg Agenda, News and Events, The Executive Board

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2016 June Executive Board Motions

Posted by on Oct 7, 2016 in Administrative, Board Mtg Motions/Minutes, The Executive Board

June 2, 2016 SUMMARY OF MOTIONS:

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by David Regal and seconded by Debbie DiMaggio to accept the minutes of May 4, 2016 with a correction on the 2nd page under Unfinished Business, to insert “tentatively” for the dates of the PIN Party and Holiday Party. The motion was unanimously approved.

Motion made by Mary Stewart and seconded by Althea Llewellyn to repair the two pergola
posts at a cost of $675. Vote was unanimously in favor of this motion.

A motion was made by Dave Regal and second by Mary Stewart to increase the 4H and
Vo-Tech Scholarships this year to $300 each. The vote was unanimously in favor.

A motion was made by David Regal and seconded by Debbie DiMaggio to purchase the new microscope for $850 with the Exxon Mobil gift. The vote was unanimously in favor of this motion.

A motion was also made by David Regal and seconded by Mary Stewart to send a letter to Libby Reiss from the Board recognizing her MG volunteer hours that made receiving this grant possible. The vote was unanimously in favor.
Motion made by David Regal and seconded by Mary Stewart to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 p.m. Vote was unanimously in favor.

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2016 October 5 Proposed MG Executive Board Agenda

Posted by on Oct 2, 2016 in Administrative, Board Mtg Agenda, The Executive Board

Our next meeting is Wednesday, October 5, 2016, in Westfield. The meeting will begin promptly at 7:00 PM. If you will not be attending the meeting, please advise the office and the president by 12:00 noon of the meeting date.

AGENDA

7:00 PM
• Approval of Minutes from Executive Board Meeting on September 7, 2016.
(Please review prior to meeting)
• Correspondence: Deborah DiMaggio
• Treasurer’s Report: Teresa Gibbons
• Historian’s Report: Mary Stewart
• State Representative’s Report: Caryl Hannemann, Dolores Batz-Culp, Dennis Lenahan

VP REPORTS:

• First VP Althea Llewellyn: Community Projects, Environmental Matters, Garden Preservation, Publicity, Helpline, Newsletter, Website
• Second VP David Regal: Spring Fair, All Demo Garden Committees, Arts & Crafts, Intro. to Hort Therapy
• Third VP Tina Helmstetter: Continuing Education (inc. summer events), Speakers Bureau, Sunshine Committee, Children’s Programs, Annual MG Picnic, Holiday Party (Advisor).

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
• Budget for 2016-17
• Exec Board Schedule
• Pin Party on Thursday Sept 15 and the Holiday Party on Thursday December 15.
• Hours reporting
• Committees on web
• Vote on Garden plot

NEW BUSINESS
• Community Garden Request at Terry Lou Zoo

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Revised Agenda for Executive Board meeting Setpember 7, 2016

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in Administrative, Board Mtg Agenda, The Executive Board

This is the revised agenda for the September 7, 2016 Executive Board Meeting:

Revsed AGENDA 9/7/2016 7pm

• Approval of Minutes from Executive Board Meeting on June 1, 2016.
(Please review prior to meeting)
• Correspondence: Deborah DiMaggio
• Treasurer’s Report: Teresa Gibbons
• Historian’s Report: Mary Stewart
• State Representative’s Report: Caryl Hannemann, Dolores Batz-Culp, Dennis Lenahan

VP REPORTS:

• First VP Althea Llewellyn: Community Projects, Environmental Matters, Garden Preservation, Publicity, Helpline, Newsletter, Website
• Second VP David Regal: Spring Fair, All Demo Garden Committees, Arts & Crafts, Intro. to Hort Therapy
• Third VP Tina Helmstetter: Continuing Education (inc. summer events), Speakers Bureau, Sunshine Committee, Children’s Programs, Annual MG Picnic, Holiday Party (Advisor).

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
• Exec Board Schedule
• Pin Party on Thursday Sept 15 and the Holiday Party on Thursday December 15.
• Harvest Festival, September 25
• Hours reporting
• Committees on web

NEW BUSINESS
• Community Garden Request
• Chat room on internal website
• Garden plot at Demo Garden

The next Executive Board Meeting is Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.
Please mail agenda item requests to the president no later than one week before a scheduled meeting.

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2016 Award for Excellence

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016 in Administrative, News and Events, The Executive Board

It is with great pleasure that the Master Gardeners Executive Board of Union County announces the 2016 Awards for Excellence:

Team Award: Rose Garden Committee
Barbara Russ
Barbara Klaus
Maria Henkel
Lan Murphy
Laurie Westra

Individual Award: Bridget Mracek-gardener of all places!!!!!

Congratulations to you all!!!!!

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September 2016 Executive Board Agenda

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016 in Administrative, News and Events, The Executive Board

Our next meeting is Wednesday, September 7, 2016, in Westfield. The meeting will begin promptly at 7:00 PM. If you will not be attending the meeting, please advise the office and the president by 12:00 noon of the meeting date.

AGENDA

7:00 PM
• Approval of Minutes from Executive Board Meeting on June 1, 2016.
(Please review prior to meeting)
• Correspondence: Deborah DiMaggio
• Treasurer’s Report: Teresa Gibbons
• Historian’s Report: Mary Stewart
• State Representative’s Report: Caryl Hannemann, Dolores Batz-Culp, Dennis Lenahan

VP REPORTS:

• First VP Althea Llewellyn: Community Projects, Environmental Matters, Garden Preservation, Publicity, Helpline, Newsletter, Website
• Second VP David Regal: Spring Fair, All Demo Garden Committees, Arts & Crafts, Intro. to Hort Therapy
• Third VP Tina Helmstetter: Continuing Education (inc. summer events), Speakers Bureau, Sunshine Committee, Children’s Programs, Annual MG Picnic, Holiday Party (Advisor).

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
• Exec Board Schedule
• Pin Party on Thursday Sept 15 and the Holiday Party on Thursday December 15.
• Harvest Festival, September 25

NEW BUSINESS
• Community Garden Request
• Chat room on internal website
• Garden plot at Demo Garden

The next Executive Board Meeting is Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.
Please mail agenda item requests to the president no later than one week before a scheduled meeting.

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2016 June Master Gardener Executive Board Agenda

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in The Executive Board

Our next meeting is Wednesday, June 1, 2016, in Westfield. The meeting will begin promptly at 7:00 PM. If you will not be attending the meeting, please advise the office and the president by 12:00 noon of the meeting date.

AGENDA

7:00 PM
• Approval of Minutes from Executive Board Meeting on May 4, 2016.
(Please review prior to meeting)
• Correspondence: Deborah DiMaggio
• Treasurer’s Report: Teresa Gibbons
• Historian’s Report: Mary Stewart
• State Representative’s Report: Caryl Hannemann, Dolores Batz-Culp, Dennis Lenahan

VP REPORTS:

• First VP Althea Llewellyn: Community Projects, Environmental Matters, Garden Preservation, Publicity, Helpline, Newsletter, Website
• Second VP David Regal: All Demo Garden Committees, Arts & Crafts, Intro. to Hort Therapy
• Third VP Tina Helmstetter: Continuing Education (inc. summer events), Speakers Bureau, Sunshine Committee, Children’s Programs, Annual MG Picnic, Holiday Party (Advisor).

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
• Exec Board Schedule
• Pergola Posts
• Pin Party will be Thursday Sept 15 and the Holiday Party on Thursday December 15.
• Home Gardeners School scholarship – further limitation?
• Wesley Philo Award

NEW BUSINESS
• Harvest Festival, September 25
• The President’s Volunteer Service Awards
The next Executive Board Meeting is Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.
Please mail agenda item requests to the president no later than one week before a scheduled meeting.

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2016-03-02 MG Executive Board Agenda

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Board Mtg Agenda

Our next meeting is Wednesday, March 2, 2016, in Westfield. The meeting will begin promptly at 7:00 PM. If you will
not be attending the meeting, please advise the office and the president by 12:00 noon of the meeting date.
AGENDA
7:00 PM
 Approval of Minutes from Executive Board Meeting on February 3(Please review prior to meeting)
 Correspondence: Deborah DiMaggio
 Treasurer’s Report: Teresa Gibbons
 Historian’s Report: Mary Stewart
 State Representative’s Report: Caryl Hannemann, Dolores Batz-Culp, Dennis Lenahan
VP REPORTS:  First VP Althea Llewellyn: Community Projects, Environmental Matters, Garden Preservation,
Publicity, Helpline, Newsletter, Web-site
 Second VP David Regal: All Demo Garden Committees, Arts & Crafts, Intro. to Hort Therapy
 Third VP Tina Helmstetter: Continuing Education (inc. summer events), Speakers Bureau,
Sunshine Committee, Children’s Programs, Annual MG Picnic, Holiday Party
(Advisor).
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
 Exec Board Schedule  Home Gardeners School scholarship
 Communication Meeting Mar 29
 Eligible Master Gardeners for Wesley Philo Award
NEW BUSINESS
 Annual State Master Gardener Fall Conference honorees (MGANJ Award for Excellence)  Wes Philo Award
 The President’s Volunteer Service Awards
The next Executive Board Meeting is Wed., April 6, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.
Please mail agenda item requests to the president no later than one week before a scheduled meeting.

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2015 Executive Board Motions

Posted by on Feb 5, 2016 in Board Mtg Motions/Minutes, The Executive Board

Motion made by Mary Stewart and seconded by Terry Gibbons to accept the
minutes of the November 4, 2015 meeting as amended. The motion was
unanimously approved.
Motion made by Tina Helmstetter and seconded by Terry Gibbons to approve
replacing the Redbud tree with 3 new roses and to add a new Redbud where the
Jersey Bell was. The motion was unanimously approved.

Motion was made by Debbie DiMaggio and seconded by Mary Stewart to approve
the Policy and Procedures for Representatives from Rutgers MG of Union County.
The motion was unanimously approved.

Motion was made by Debbie DiMaggio and seconded by Althea Llewellyn to offer
State Representatives and Alternates full Registration Fee reimbursement for
attending the annual State Conference. The motion was unanimously approved.

A motion was made by and seconded by Tina Helmstetter to take the former Union
County Scholarship Program funds and split that $200 between the Union County
Vo-Tech Horticultural Therapy Program and the Union County 4-H Program
starting in FY 2016-2017.
The motion was unanimously approved.

Motion made by Tina Helmstetter and seconded by Althea to adjourn the meeting adjourned at 8:35pm.

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2015 November Executive Board Motions

Posted by on Dec 6, 2015 in Board Mtg Motions/Minutes, The Executive Board

A motion was made by Richard Leister and seconded by Tina Helmstetter proposing that Althea Llewwllyn finish the term of 1st VP, which was vacated by
Neil Barbin. The vote was unanimously in favor of this motion.

Motion made to accept the minutes with the correction by Terry Gibbons and seconded by Debbie DiMaggio. Vote was unanimous to approve the minutes.

A motion was made by Tina Helmstetter and seconded by Debbie DiMaggio to have Dolores Batz-Culp complete the term of Toni Rinehart as State Representative through December 2015. Also, to have Dennis Lenahan be the 2nd alternate for the next two months. The vote was unanimously in favor of this motion.

A motion was made to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 p.m. by Richard Leister and seconded by Tina Helmstetter.

The next Executive Board Meeting will be held on Wed., November 4th at 7:00 p.m.

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2015 October Executive Board Motions

Posted by on Nov 5, 2015 in Board Mtg Motions/Minutes, The Executive Board

A motion was made by Richard Leister and seconded by Tina Helmstetter proposing that Althea Llewwllyn finish the term of 1st VP, which was vacated by
Neil Barbin. The vote was unanimously in favor of this motion.

Motion made to accept the minutes with the correction by Terry Gibbons and seconded by Debbie DiMaggio. Vote was unanimous to approve the minutes.

A motion was made by Tina Helmstetter and seconded by Debbie DiMaggio to have Dolores Batz-Culp complete the term of Toni Rinehart as State Representative through December 2015. Also, to have Dennis Lenahan be the 2nd alternate for the next two months. The vote was unanimously in favor of this motion.

A motion was made to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 p.m. by Richard Leister and seconded by Tina Helmstetter.

The next Executive Board Meeting will be held on Wed., November 4th at 7:00 p.m.

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Correction to “Executive Board Motions”

Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in News and Events, The Executive Board

Please note that the following statement is not correct:  “It was noted that as of September for the new fiscal year we will no longer be reimbursing CAMG’s for attending the Home Gardeners School .”

In fact:   The Board approved a motion to continue reimbursements to those certified MGs who attend the Home Gardeners School.

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2015 May Executive Board Motions

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in Board Mtg Motions/Minutes, The Executive Board

Approval of Minutes: There was one to the minutes of March 4, 2015 on top of page 2 it should read that Neil sent Caryl Hannemann an email instead of David. Motion made by David Regal to accept the corrected minutes and seconded by Neil Barbin.
There were no changes/corrections to the April 1, 2015 minutes. Motion made by David Regal and seconded by Tina Helmstetter to accept the minutes.
Note: May 6, 2015 minutes had a correction under State Representatives “with no term limits” and were approved as corrected at the June 3, 2015 meeting.

Continuing Ed and Home Gardeners School Reimbursement:
Carol Walczuk updated the CAMG Professional Educational Information policy. The board reviewed and discussed the policy.
A motion was made by Debbie DiMaggio and seconded by Neil Barbin to accept this policy. It was unanimously approved.
It was noted that as of September for the new fiscal year we will no longer be reimbursing CAMG’s for attending the Home Gardeners School . These funds would instead be dedicated to paying speakers for our programs. Richard Leister will draft this change of policy for review at next month’s meeting. The notice of this change will be inserted in the Newsletter to inform the membership that there will no longer be reimbursement for attending the HGS.
Opening Continuing Ed Meeting to the Public:
Tina Helmstetter reported that at our last meeting there were about 40 Master Gardeners and guests in attendance. Tina will keep tallies on this with a sign in sheet. It was suggested that we try this for a few more meetings because of space limitations before considering opening the meetings to the public.
Tina made a motion and Mary seconded it to continue to have guests with Master Gardeners at our meetings. The vote on the motion was unanimously approved.
“Come Grow With Us” at Kean:
This Community backed project on the Kean College campus is supported by a new class member, Jackie Park-Albaum. Madeline indicated that they are looking for 4 days of help; 1 day in June to plant crops, 1 day in July to help with harvesting, 1 day in August to plant cool season crops and 1 day in Sept. for harvesting. A notice will be in the Newsletter for volunteers. We will indicate certain weeks for work rather than a day. This could be a continuing yearly project.
A motion was made by David Regal and seconded by Terry Gibbons to accept this proposed program. The vote on the motion was unanimously approved.

Proposed Community Beautification Project:
Richard Leister received a proposal from a current class member, Adrienne Miller-Kubicz, for a Community Beautification project at the Township of Union Community Garden. The actual location is the Eleanor R. Erikson Park off Liberty Ave. in Union.
They are asking for volunteer MGs assistance with their raised garden beds. They have spring and fall clean-up dates. They are in their second year of operation and hope to expand over time.
Motion made by Mary Stewart and seconded by David Regal to approve volunteer hours for this project. The motion was unanimously approved.

Motion made by David Regal and seconded by Neil Barbin to adjourn the meeting at 9:30 p.m.

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2015 June Executive Board Agenda

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Board Mtg Agenda, The Executive Board

7:00 PM
• Approval of Minutes, May 6, 2015, Executive Board Meeting
• (Please review prior to meeting)
• Correspondence: Deborah DiMaggio
• Treasurer’s Report: Teresa Gibbons
• Historian’s Report: Mary Stewart
• State Representative’s Report: Caryl Hannemann, Antoinette Rinehart

VP REPORTS:

• First VP Neil Barbin: Community Projects, Environmental Matters, Garden Preservation, Publicity, Helpline, Newsletter, Web-site
• Second VP David Regal: All Demo Garden Committees, Arts & Crafts, Intro. To Hort Therapy
• Third VP Tina Helmstetter: Continuing Education (inc. summer events), Speakers Bureau, Sunshine Committee, Children’s Programs, Annual MG Picnic, Holiday Party (Advisor).

UNFINISHED BUSINESS /Updates:

• Continuing Ed and Home Gardeners School reimbursement
• Helpline needs
• Follow up to “Come Grow With Us” at Kean
• Annual State Master Gardener Fall Conference honorees & Wes Philo Award
• Executive Board Schedule

NEW BUSINESS:
• Union County Summer Concert at Echo Lake Park
• Budget for FY 2015-16

The next Executive Board Meeting is Wed., September 2, 2015, at 7:00 p.m.
Please mail agenda item requests to the president no later than one week before a scheduled meeting.

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2015 March-April Executive Board Meeting Motions

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Board Mtg Motions/Minutes, The Executive Board

There was not a quorum of Executive Board Members during the March and April meetings, therefore no motions were made for these months. The minutes from these meetings were accepted and approved at the May 6, 2015 meeting. The minutes and motions from the May 6, 2015 meeting anticipate being approved at the June meeting.

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Replacement Tree for the Demo Garden

Posted by on Apr 11, 2015 in Committees & Projects, Newsletters and Bulletins, The Executive Board, The Gardens

The county has ground the stump of the tree that was in the deer resistant plot outside the main gate of the demo garden.  Now the plot owners want to replace the tree with a Rutgers dogwood cultivar, Stellar, and have asked the Board to approve this replacement.  The spot needs a relatively small tree (20 to 30 feet tall) as utility wires pass over the plot. The tree should be planted as soon as possible.

In keeping with the spirit of the bylaws (“The acquisition of any decorative garden accessory or structure, regardless of value, whether purchased or donated, … shall be subject to review and a formal vote by the Executive Board”), I have asked Board members to approve this replacement.  I’m also asking you, the members, to ask if you agree. I encourage you to contact me if you have any concerns.

 

Richard Leister

Email: Leisterr8@verizon.net

Tel: 908-790-1552

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