halloween party

 4-H Junior Leaders can stay up-to-date with what's going on in their organization by checking back here regularly for news and updates! Download printable documents at the bottom of the page. 

[Updated 10/12/17]



Monday, October 16th, 6:30-7:30* at Sunset Hill Farm County Park. *Note special time/location for this month’s meeting. Usually meetings will be at 6:00-7:00 in the upstairs meeting room of Expo East at the fairgrounds. Meetings are the third Monday of each month.

All 7th-12th graders are invited to join us for our annual call-out meeting. There will be food, fun, and you’ll find out if Junior Leaders is right for you! The Junior Leader executive committee has planned many fun recreational activities for you, including a costume contest (with prizes)! Put on a costume and bring a friend or two…whether or not they have been enrolled in 4-H before!

It will be a POTLUCK! Please bring a food item to share… snacks, desserts, anything goes! It’s a PARTY! Drinks and paper goods will be provided.

To help us all plan, an RSVP is appreciated but not required. RSVP and let us know what food item you’ll be bringing at the following website: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4ba5ad2aab9-4hjunior1



Do science, technology, engineering, and/or math interest you? Want to share that enthusiasm by teaching ready-made, easy-to-teach lessons to younger audiences in after-school programs? The time commitment is flexible and could be as minimal as one lesson per month. Activities include cool things like slime, robots, and other hands-on fun! Interested? Let Joan know via email (joangrott@purdue.edu) or Facebook (www.facebook.com/joangrott).


4-H ACHIEVEMENT NIGHT: 4-H Achievement Night will be held on Tuesday, October 17th at 5:30 p.m. in the 4-H Building at the Fairgrounds (enter on the north side of the building). This year's Achievement Night will be a potluck dinner. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Meat, drinks, and table service will be provided. Please come and enjoy dinner, fellowship, and fun with 4-H families and friends from around the county. We look forward to seeing you! WE NEED YOUR HELP FOR SET-UP: Junior Leaders should arrive NO LATER THAN 4:45 to help set up chairs!



The 2017 Area X 4-H Junior Leader Retreat has been canceled due to lack of RSVPs. We hope to plan another regional leadership program in the future. 


The first Area X Junior Leader Conference that’s been held in recent years is scheduled for Saturday, October 21st from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. CST at South Central School, right next door in LaPorte County! It will be a great chance to get together to share ideas, enhance your leadership skills, and have some fun with other 4-H members from our 8-county area! Find a link to the RSVP page at: www.tinyurl.com/2017AreaXJLRetreat


RECRUIT NEW MEMBERS: Let’s bring in our 7th -12th friends, neighbors, and classmates to join Junior Leaders! Bring them to the Halloween party and also 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 same online form.


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.

Our news can be found at: http://bit.ly/PorterCo4HJL 

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