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Volunteer Leader Monthly Update

March 2020

Each club must have bylaws. The state has provided Sample 4-H Club Bylaws for your use. Once you have adopted them please provide me a copy for your club file.

Most recent activity list for ACHIEVE Items marked with > are required for described levels. – 2/26/2020

February 2020

In January I sent out several emails about all the wonderful things happening in 4-H. We sent 11 youth to Winter Enrichment and we had participation from Young Commissioners, Magetsi, Al Ritmo de mi Tierra, and “at-large” members.

Bruce Ledford, Cindy Howenstein, Pam Kerley, Karen Mersinger, and Myrna Rodriguez attended the state’s Volunteer Leaders Association’s Conference in Durham on Feb 1.

If you haven’t gotten your club paperwork to me it is now due. You cannot meet as a 4-H club until you are in good standing with the county office.

I have had to initiate background checks on many of you so our county can be in compliance with NC State regulations for Minors participating in our programs. These will come from NC State and are best completed on a computer (not cell).

12.16.19 Volunteer Leader End of Year Meeting

In attendance: Karen Mersinger, Cindy Howenstein, Bruce Ledford, Myrna Rodriguez, Suzy Brito, Paulina Romero, Bill Stone, Pam Kerley.

We decided to amend the lower level ACHIEVE requirements for program year 2020 allowing the participants to choose to do either a project record or a presentation. Also, I have polled you via Facebook to help me decide if the levels should be attained progressively.

Let Rhonda know about your 2020 building use needs and follow the building use rules when you are using the facilities.

I will continue to email with timely messages and use Facebook for information exchange.

Online enrollment will rollover December 31.

Paulina Romero, President of Teen County Council, presented Lee County 4-H’s yearly update. This update will also be presented at 2020 Winter Enrichment.

Re-Chartering is easy with this convenient club paperwork guide. Jose, your club will stand on the paperwork you have already completed since you haven’t officially started.

Leaders in attendance seem content with the process for $50 Scholarship money awarded for each 12 hours of 4-H related community service. Leaders or I need to confirm all reported hours.

We will run a photo slideshow with club photos at the Awards Banquet. GREAT IDEA!

Upcoming Events

Winter Enrichment, January 11, 2020

Due on January 15 | ACHIEVE, Project Record Books, Club Members of the Year Applications, Club of the Year Applications, Re-enrollment, All Club Paperwork, Scholarship Applications, Honor Club Applications, District Officer Applications

4-H State Volunteer Conference | February 1, 2020

Teen County Council Meeting | February 6, 2020

Teen Retreat | March 6-7, 2020

EYFP Cohort 3 | March 2, 2020

4-H Awards Banquet | March 19, 2020

Next Meeting | April 9, 2020

County Activity Night | May 14, 2020

District Activity Day | June 20, 2020

Thought for the Day

In his address to the University of Pennsylvania, Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.”