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Porter County 4-H Junior Leader Updates

March 14, 2019
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New Junior Leader Manual for 2019! The new manual is available for download at the bottom of this page, though it currently is not a "fillable form". We hope to have a fillable version available for you soon!

 

Junior Leader News – March 14th, 2019

NEXT JUNIOR LEADER MEETING – Monday, March 18th

The next meeting will be held on Monday, March 18th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. We will meet in the 4-H Building at the fairgrounds (enter at north end of building). Please note that the meeting will be at least 90 minutes this month due to our guest speaker’s presentation. Invite all 7th-12th graders you know; new members are always welcome!

So who’s this guest speaker that needs more time? We will have a visit from a K-9 officer and his K-9 companion!! Our service project for this meeting will be making a $300 donation to the K-9 care fund of the officer’s choice.

Members of the Executive Committee will be providing “puppy chow” as our refreshment for the evening, and drinks will be provided by the Junior Leader treasury.

Executive Committee: Please plan to arrive at 5:45 to help set up for the meeting. And don’t forget that Joan wants each of you to always have two activities that you can facilitate on a moment’s notice… if a meeting every goes shorter than announced, you’ll fill in with activities!!

 

NEW MANUAL

The all-new Junior Leader manual is now available for download at the bottom of this website. Copies were available at the February meeting and will also be available at next week’s meeting (If you received a print copy from your club leader prior to the February JL meeting, pitch it! It’s the wrong one.). Please take time to review the manual NOW so you make sure you’re working toward completing the necessary tasks!

 

4-H SHINING STARS PERFORMING ARTS EVENT: April 12th

Our annual variety show will be held on Friday, April 12th at the Memorial Opera House in Valparaiso. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. but we would like Junior Leaders to arrive at 5:00 to prepare for the event. Our Junior Leader organization serves as the host of this event. A committee is needed to help plan the event. If interested in taking part in this committee, please stick around after the March meeting adjourns.

Do YOU have a talent to share? We’d love to see you on stage… you do not necessarily need to be part of a club skit. Want to recite a monoluge, play your violin, perform a two-person comedy sketch, or dance your heart out, whatever your talent, we want to see it. Get the sign-up info at http://bit.ly/20194HShiningStars.

 

BoilerMAKER Blast – SPRING BREAK STEM ROAD SHOW COMING TO A LIBRARY NEAR YOU!

No spring break plans? We’ll be showing off all our cool STEM toys all around the county over spring break. Come out to a program and see what we have to offer! Check out everything from our 3-D Printer to programmable robots! Refreshments will be served. See the flyer enclosed in the downloadable March news at the bottom of this page, or find the events on our Facebook page.  If you have any questions, or if you would like to volunteer to help staff an event, contact Brooke Sauter 465-3555.

 

VOLUNTEER AT SUNSET HILL FARM COUNTY PARK – SAVE THE DATES

Our organization will volunteer at special events throughout the year at Sunset Hill Farm County Park. More information will be available on Spring out to Sunset by next month. For now, please be sure you’ve got the following dates on your calendars:

Time at the events will be split into shifts of 2-4 hours (TBD) each. Learn more about Parks Department events at: www.portercountyparks.org.

 

4-H 4-MILE HUSTLE

Please be thinking of potential sponsors for our event! This event is the fundraiser that allows us to conduct the service projects we do. We can’t have such an awesome event without financial support from local businesses and organizations. Questions about sponsorships? Contact Joan (joangrott@purdue.edu) or Justin (justin.higer@gmail.com).

 

HEALTHY HABITS TEEN TEACHERS WANTED!

Porter County 4-H has been honored with the designation of being one of a select few Indiana counties who will be taking part in the national 4-H Healthy Habits program. Learn more about the Healthy Habits program through the National 4-H website at https://4-h.org/parents/healthy-living/healthy-habits/. If you know a non-4-Her who might be interested, we’d love to have them. Whether their interest is in healthy eating, fitness, or anything related to well-being they might be interested!

 

INDIANA STATE FAIR JOB OPPORTUNITY

Approximately 60 youth are hired to work in the 4-H Exhibit Hall at the Indiana State Fair. These youth are responsible for staffing the 4-H exhibit building from exhibit check-in through exhibit release at the end of the State Fair. These youth workers also serve as Indiana’s 4-H Ambassadors as they interact with the over 900,000 guests visiting the State Fair. More information and application (due April 1st) are available at: http://extension.purdue.edu/4h/Pages/State-Fair-Exhibit-Hall-Worker.aspx.

 

MEETING SCHEDULE

Meetings will be held on the third Monday of each month from 6:00-7:00 unless announced otherwise. Locations are TBD due to renovations at the Expo Center.

 

STAY IN TOUCH!

YEAR AT-A-GLANCE

Following are some of the details your Executive Committee has been working on for the rest of this 4-H year. Stay tuned for more details coming later. All the following are subject to change, but should give you an idea of what to expect.

 

4-H 4-MILE HUSTLE SHIRTS AVAILABLE

Your fifth annual 4-H 4-Mile Hustle was once again a positive fundraiser for the Junior Leaders organization! We have plenty of leftover Hustle shirts available at the Extension Office for $5 each! They are Carolina blue sport/tech fabric… great for gym class, practices, or just any day! They’re pretty cool-looking. Spread the word.

 

 

 

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