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Porter County 4-H Junior Leader Updates

January 23, 2020
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 (downloadable pdf version of news available at bottom of this page)

Junior Leader News – January 17, 2020

VROOOOOMM – Introducing Porter County 4-H Motorsports!

At our January 20th meeting our guest speaker will be 4-H Volunteer Eric Hornback to tell you all about our latest 4-H STEM/Spark club… Motorsports! The age range for 4-H Motorsports participants is 9th-12th grade, and we encourage you to bring any friends along who may be interested in learning more about how to get involved!

More info about Porter County 4-H Motorsports:

Open to all 9-12 grade 4-H members, this new Porter County 4-H STEM/Spark club was created to give high school students a chance to be a part of an actual competitive cart racing team! We will be looking for students to fill the roles of Drivers, Mechanics, Electricians, Programmers, and Promoters for the 2020 season. The group will meet throughout the winter months to build an electric vehicle, leading up to Purdue’s Electric Vehicle (EV) High School Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in April. There is limited space available on the team, secure your seat early!

Whether you’ve had experience working on engines, cars, trucks, and tractors, or are totally new to it but interested, this club could be for YOU!




JUNIOR LEADER MEETING – Monday, January 20th, 2020

The next general business meeting will be held on Monday, January 20th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. We will meet in the upstairs meeting room or Expo East at the fairgrounds (enter at north end of building). Invite all 7th-12th graders you know; new members are always welcome!

Executive Committee: Please plan to arrive at 5:45 to help set up for the meeting. And your advisors want each of you to always have two activities that you can facilitate on a moment’s notice… if a meeting ever goes shorter than announced, you’ll fill in with activities!!



The 2020 updated Jr. Leader Manual/Portfolio can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. COMPLETE REFLECTION GUIDE STEP 1 and bring it with you to the February meeting.



Meetings will be held on the third Monday of each month from 6:00-7:00 at the upstairs meeting room of Expo East at the fairgrounds unless announced otherwise



Joan Grott, 4-H Extension Educator, joangrott@purdue.edu

Justin Higer, 4-H Volunteer, justin.higer@gmail.com

Charlie Presar, VU Student & West Virginia 4-Her, charlie.presar@valpo.edu



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