- Author: Darlene McIntyre
LEADER APPRECIATON NIGHT
The Leader Appreciation Night was December 1, 2010. We saw Cinderella at Play House Merced. The evening went very well and everyone seemed to enjoy the play. Here is an update on the Meritorious Service Awards.
4-H MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARDS
Rollo Spina Leader Award
Presented By Jamie Xiong
Awards for 2010 are presented to:
2010 – Kim Heyer
Kim has been an active volunteer from the Merced area for 14 years. She has served in various project leader roles from quilting to guide dogs. Kim is the assistant community leader for Lancers 4-H Club. She has been activie in the 4-H camp program serving as camp director working with teens and adults in planning, preparing and conducting the Science and Adventure Camps. She recently attended the State 4-H Leaders’ Forum at Asilomar.
Tak Date Service Award
Presented by Spencer Downey
2010 – Castle Challenger Learning Center Foundation
Representing the Castle Challenger Learning Center Foundation is the Operations Administrator, Amanda Hartman. The Castle Challenger Learning Center in Atwater has collaborated with the 4-H program for over 12 years in supporting and promoting positive youth development and science activities for youth in Merced County and beyond. Youth have become exposed to and helped assist in the development of the science center and have used the facilities for various 4-H events. Over the years we have had 4-H groups do flight missions, held 4-H Achievement Day, LCORT conference, the 4-H Dinner Auction, various science trainings, Mechanical Skills Day, and even had a special 4-H Robotics Room at the Challenger and the Science and Technology Center. For the opening of the STC, the Merced Focus group, that year actually built some of hands on activities and displays that are still being used in the center today.
Camp is just around the corner and we would like to talk to your clubs. Staff members, chaperones, and Directors will be available to come to your clubs and give a presentation regarding camp registration, activities, and promotions beginning after the first of January 2011. Please call Kim Heyer at 769-5193 or the 4-H office at 385-7418 to set up a time. Summer will be here before your know it, so don’t be left out.
It’s that time again. If you would like to help plan camp we will be having our first planning meeting on Monday December 13, 2010, at 6:00 in the 4-H classroom. Last year’s committee is encouraged to return and anyone else interested is also encouraged to come. Past staff members and campers are welcome also. If you have any questions call Kim Heyer at 769-5193 or the 4-H office at 385-7418.
At this time we have 14 youth and 6 adults signed up. There is still room if you want to sign up but space will fill up quickly.
We are looking for 4-H leaders and members who are interested on serving on our 4-H Thrive Committee. The committee would be helping to promote Stepping-Up-To-Thrive which is curriculum that offers opportunities for youth to realize their full potential. If you are interested call the 4-H office at 358-7418.
Christmas Toy Drive
Merced County’s UC Cooperative Extension office and Merced County 4-H are participating in this toy collection drive. We are accepting new unwrapped toys for less fortunate children ages 0-16 who reside in Merced County. Please deliver your donations to the toy barrel in our office entry at 2145 Wardrobe Avenue.