Southern Region 4-H Program Leaders
Conference Call

October 2003


Darlene Baker, Arkansas
Paul Coreil, Louisiana
Martha Couch, Texas
Charles Cox, Oklahoma
Terril Faul, Louisiana
Susan Holder, Mississippi
Thearon McKinney, North Carolina
Alice Ann Moore, Tennessee
Marilyn Norman, Florida
Barbara Speziale, South Carolina



Deborah Tootle called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. Central.

Review of August minutes

Emily Shaw asked the committee to review the minutes, and we will visit the minutes again on the January call meeting.

Advisors Report

Joe Zublena stated that Bob sent to Extension Directors a request from Mike Peterson, University of Arkansas, is looking for help on eleven modules. The modules are called "Helping Communities Create Their Future in the 21st Century" and he is asking for assistance in reviewing them.

Joe asked if the committee has information to report to the Southern Directors from each conference call, he will be glad to that. The committee decided to incorporate the information into the minutes and Joe could pull the information out.


Skip, Sally not present.

PLC Update

Cathy Avenal reported that PLC committee met in Atlanta, GA for their annual winter meeting on November 30-December 1, 2005 and the annual meeting will be held in Puerto Rico on August 27-31, 2006. They are still working on details and trying to locate a keynote speaker.

Tony Windham said that they had a possible keynote speaker in mind who was involved with 911 and recent hurricane disaster. The program hasn't been finalized, but the general theme is the Extension Role in Disaster Recovery. They will have two joint sessions.

Ed Jones said that we can build on at the conference in Nashville, TN next week and what happens over the next couple of months.

Ed also stated that some PLC members were interested in attending some tours or local projects at pre-conference.

Gae Broadwater stated interest in going on other program committee tours.

Deborah asked when will tours be schedule and how will he tour cut into our meeting time.

Tony responded a half of day to one day on Saturday or Sunday morning.

Gae announced that a new logo has been approved for the organization, will check with Gloria for the final copy.

Review of 2005-2006 AWP and Addition of Items

Emily Shaw stated the Addition of Items on the Annual Work Plan was taken from last year and she has not taken the action items from the August minutes.

The information went out with the agenda.

The committee decided to include Review of 2005-2006 and Addition of Items on the next conference call.


Emily reported that the early registration for NACDEP conference deadline was December 2, 2005 and the agenda is on website, but it isn't finalized. Emily encouraged everyone to get registered and get hotel rooms as soon as possible. The deadline for the hotel is Friday, January 20, 2006.

Emily asked do we need a CRD Leaders meeting at NACDEP conference in addition to a regional meeting.

The committee agreed to have a CRD Leaders' breakfast meeting on Tuesday, February 14, 2006. The Regional Meeting is Thursday, February 16, 2006 8:00 am.

SRDC Update

Bo said that SRDC will be writing their strategic planning. SRDC seeks control over content of the regional meeting. Bo asked how we can best use our time on a regional basis. What is it that we want to accomplish during session? The meeting is one hour long. Deborah asked do we want to know the issues in other states in region. Bo said that we need more of a formal structure, it can be valuable.