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September 18, 2020
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(the latest news is available for download as a printable pdf at the bottom of this page - 09/18/2020)

 

September 18, 2020

Weekly 4-H Update

Dear 4-H Families:

Coming Soon: Porter County 4-H STEM @ Home!

4-H STEM @ Home will be an at-home self-paced STEM club, with supply kits provided by the 4-H Council (or utilizing materials you can find around the house). There will be one activity per week, and a different theme each month. There will also be online interactivity utilizing padlet.com for members to share their work and interact with each other and the STEM @ Home leader, VU student and West Virginia 4-H Alum Charlie Presar. Additionally, once per month there will be a Zoom call during which the leader will run through one of the month’s activities together with the members. Stay tuned for more information, and share with friends… this would be a great way to get your non-4-H friends involved with 4-H programming!

7th-12th Graders: Join Junior Leaders

If you would like to join Junior Leaders for 2020-21, please fill out the form at https://bit.ly/JLemailgroup to be added to our email list. Meetings are the third Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. for approximately an hour. Junior Leaders already on our email list should see yesterday’s email message for more information about officer elections. Our next meeting will be on Monday, September 21st at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. It will be a brief meeting that may include some brainstorming of what and how we can do things in the coming months. Following is the Zoom connection info:

Join Zoom Meeting: https://purdue-edu.zoom.us/j/93417539135

Or Join by Phone: +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

Meeting ID: 934 1753 9135

4-H Council Meeting – decision on the tentative special event

The celebratory special event that we had hoped to have on October 24th has been canceled. Input collected in the past few weeks included just one 4-Her who expressed interest in exhibiting their work and only two volunteers expressed interest in coordinating an activity or exhibition on behalf of projects. Additionally, a majority of respondents to our recent program survey indicated they would NOT attend such an event. The Council voted to not host the event and rather focus on moving onward into the 2020-21 year and making it a great year no matter what the world throws at us! :-)

We Still Want To Hear from You – the online program survey will remain open until September 30th

Last week we announced a survey. Though some of the survey questions are no longer relevant due to decisions already made about the proposed special event, there’s still opportunity for you to share input to help provide us with direction in moving forward. The survey takes less than 10 minutes; find it at https://forms.gle/H6wVdWvugXiHDK1u6.

REMINDER 4-H Club Leaders Meeting

There will be a 4-H Club Leader meeting via Zoom on Thursday, September 24th at 6:00 p.m. An email with all the details was sent to club leaders on September 3rd and is available in the “Newsletters” section of your 4HOnline family homepage. Following is the Zoom connection info:

Join Zoom Meeting: https://purdue-edu.zoom.us/j/99978624871

Or Join by Phone: +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

Meeting ID: 999 7862 4871

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