ESP Chapters Tracking Members and Paying Dues...Demystified
Tuesday, January 14, 10:30 am to 11:45 am (CENTRAL TIME)
ESP Chapters work throughout the year to recruit and retain members, but it doesn’t stop there! You must also work with the National ESP office to record new and renewed memberships and pay dues. Join us for this webinar to become more familiar with the National ESP website and the steps necessary to submit memberships/pay dues. Learn how to avoid pitfalls and get things done quickly and correctly the first time.
This webinar is being hosted by the Membership Recruitment and Retention Committee for Chapter Treasurers and Membership Chairpersons. Other chapter officers, including President and President Elect, as well as any interested members are also encouraged to attend.
2013 National Friends of Extension
Each year Epsilon Sigma Phi recognizes individuals who have contributed to the support and success of Extension programs across the country. Awards are made in the following categories: elected official, business and Extension Volunteer. The contribution that these individuals make are extremely important in the states and communities where they provide assistance. This year there were nineteen individuals that were nominated by the ESP chapter in their state and the following four applicants were selected from the nineteen to receive the prestigious Friend of Extension Award for 2013. Meet the 2013 Epsilon Sigma Phi, National Friends of Extension.
Important Change of Due Dates for Scholarships
An important change of dates that some scholarship and grant applications was made at the recent ESP National Board meeting. The dates for submission of the PILD, McKinney and Professional Development Grant applications has been moved up from February 1 to December 1st. This will give the committee a bit more time to get the applications reviewed, more time for recipients to plan ahead to attend PILD and perhaps more lead time for developing and carrying out professional development with the Professional Development Grant funds.
JCEP Announces Professional of Year Award
The Joint Council of Extension Professionals have instituted a new award available to members of the JCEP member organizations.
One award of $1000 and one plaque will be presented to an extension professional from each JCEP organizations (ANREP, ESP, NACDEP, NACAA, NAE4-HA, and NEAFCS) with a maximum of six (6) awards per calendar year.
The award is the Professional of the Year Award. The award will be given annually to a member of each of the JCEP Organizations. The purpose of this award is to recognize individuals who demonstrate successful interdisciplinary partnerships across many program areas with colleagues and stakeholders for consistent programs of excellence for a significant part of their extension career. Impact at the local, regional, state or national level is essential.
Nominations for the award are due January 15, 2014. For further information and a nomination form see the JCEP website at JCEP Forms and Applications.
2013 Award Winners Announced
Thanks to all of our chapters that took the time to review the excellent recognition applications that we received this year and to cast their votes to select the following outstanding Extension Professionals that will be honored at the ESP National Conference to be held at Galaxy IV in Pittsburgh, PA, September 16-20, 2013.
Congratulations to all who were selected to present at Galaxy and to all of those who were nominated for awards at the chapter level and especially to the nearly 200 applicants that were submitted for national and regional consideration.