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[Latest update posted 1/13/17]




Junior Leader News – January 13th, 2017

MEETING SCHEDULE: The Junior Leaders meet the third Monday of each month (with the exception of July) at 6:00 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room of Expo East at the fairgrounds (unless announced otherwise). (Executive Committee: Please try to be at least 15 minutes early to each meeting to help set up. If you will be unable to attend, let an advisor know.)

SNACK PROVIDERS: Executive Committee Members: BRING SNACKS to share.

NEW MEETING TIME! A vast majority who responded to the December survey said they’d prefer meeting at 6:00. So our new meeting time will be 6:00 on the third Monday of each month.

NEXT MEETING: Monday, January 16th, 6:00-7:00 in the upstairs meeting room of Expo East. The theme for the night is PAJAMAS! Dress comfy. And…. BRING A FRIEND AND BOTH YOU AND THE FRIEND WILL GET CANDY!

MARCH 11TH HOME SHOW: We must make some decisions on hosting a “craft corner” as a 4-H promotion at the Home Show on March 11th. Bring your calendars, and know your availability for that day. When asked in our December poll if you could spend a few hours at the Home Show, you answered as follows: 6 YES, 1 NO, 6 MAYBE.

MONTHLY SERVICE PROJECT: At the January meeting we will be making fleece tie/no-sew blankets to donate to a nursing home. If your parents have GOOD fabric scissors that they will let us borrow, please bring them! And if you bring them, I suggest you label them so there are no mix ups. People are very protective of their good fabric scissors. ;-)

JANUARY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM: At the January meeting, Joan will present a program entitled “Think B4 U Tweet”, a program on being smart on social media.

COMING SOON: T-SHIRT DESIGN COMPETITION: Start thinking about a possible design for a Junior Leader t-shirt. We’ll be officially announcing a design contest at the January meeting.

SHARE-THE-FUN PERFORMING ARTS EVENT: The annual performing arts event has been scheduled for Friday, April 7th at the Memorial Opera House. Please mark your calendar. There will NOT be a committee meeting on January 19th. We will set a committee meeting time at Monday’s regular business meeting. (Also, it’s our turn to host the area competition, the date has not yet been set.)

FINANCIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS:  Purdue Extension - Porter County & Porter County 4-H will partner with 1st Source Bank to provide educational programming for youth, young adults, and parents on financial topics. Please let us know what topics you would be most interested in learning more about by completing the survey at: https://goo.gl/forms/pY7oeXtvbJLL7URF3

CAMP COUNSELOR APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE:  If you’re in 8th grade or above, you are eligible to apply to be a counselor for the LaPorte-Porter 4-H Camp. Get all the info and download the application at: http://tinyurl.com/jzuvdvp.

INDIANA 4-H SCHOLARSHIPS: Many scholarships are available to 4-H members in grades 10 and above. Get all the details and instructions on the application process at the following link. SENIORS: DEFINITELY APPLY FOR THE “4-H SENIOR YEAR SCHOLARSHIP”! It has the best odds. We are guaranteed to have at least two Porter County recipients! https://extension.purdue.edu/4h/Pages/scholarships.aspx. (FYI Seniors: our county 4-H scholarship application will be available in March.)

SIGN UP FOR TEXT ALERTS/REMINDERS: Text @pcjl to 81010 to sign up for text alerts and reminders related to Junior Leaders. Or to receive the same messages via email, send an email to pcjl@mail.remind.com.

RECRUIT NEW MEMBERS: Let’s bring in our 7th-12th friends, neighbors, and classmates to join Junior Leaders! Bring them along to the next meeting and please share this link (http://tinyurl.com/4HJLinfo) with your friends to get them added to our email list. Also, if you need to update your contact info, you can do so with this online form. Remember, new members can join 4-H at any time, and if you bring a friend to the January meeting, YOU BOTH GET CANDY!


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