- Author: Darlene McIntyre
Welcome back to a new year. Please watch for sign up date for your clubs. Ask friends to join this year.
The 4-H Expo will be held August 24, 2013 at the Merced Fairgrounds in Half Dome. It will an informative event for the public to learn about 4-H. The event will be from 9:00-12:00. We need youth and adults to help with the displays. Displays will include Large and Small animals, Shooting Sports, Gardening, Robotics, Woodworking, Foods, Arts and Crafts, Camp, Conferences and Citizenship, GPS, and General Information. If you have members that would be interested in doing a display about a project please contact Joslyn Campos at 357-9106 or call the 4-H office at 385-7418.
Please promote this event in your area. I have attached a copy of the flyer.
State Leaders Forum
The 2013 State Leaders Forum will be held November 8-10, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Sacramento. The State Leaders Forum provides a weekend retreat for 4-H volunteers across California to gather for networking, education, relaxation, and fun. The conference is sponsored by the State Leaders’ Council and the 4-H section planning the conference. You’ll come home loaded with ideas and activities and the enthusiasm to implement them. The cost of the conference if you register before September 1 is $175 plus $84 per room per night. The Rooms are 1 King or 2 Doubles and can be shared. To register go to http://ucanr.edu/slf2013register . The Merced County Resource Board will help with some of the cost. You may check with your clubs to see if they will help also.
There will be a large animal livestock meeting in the classroom Monday August 26 at 6:00. Any fair concerns and suggestions for next year’s judges will be discussed. Please have some there 4-H Small Animal Leaders
Samantha Downey would like to have a fair recap meeting to go over your thoughts about the fair, suggestions, issues or concerns, and things you thought were good improvements. She would also like input for judges for next year. She hasn’t set the meeting date yet but it would be the end of August to beginning of September.
She will also be holding a kick off meeting for all Small Animal leaders once enrollments are underway. This will be for existing and also new leaders. If anyone is thinking about being a leader but are unsure of what to do in a project, this is a great opportunity to get them resources and guidance. She wants to find out what leaders in our county need as far as curriculum, learning aids, activities, contests, and all the stuff that keeps projects running and kids interested. The project areas mainly covered will be Rabbits, Poultry, Dogs and Cavies but any other Small Animal project areas will be greatly appreciated too. Keep an eye out for dates or feel free to e-mail me any questions at email@example.com
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This year the officer retreat will be held Tuesday September 24, 2013 from 6:00-9:00 at the 4-H office. The retreat will include and ice cream social. All officers and Junior and teen leaders please plan on attending.