I hope this finds you well and ready for summer vacation/graduation! Yet another year has flown by at record speed and as we prepare to end the school year, your officer team has been planning for another fun and educational summer. As some of you may already know, our theme for State Achievement Days is “Rev up!” which includes educational events for you to take part in and well-renowned speakers to help you showcase your ideas and engage your clubs. State Achievement Days includes events such as tractor driving, orienteering, horse judging, fashion review, and many, many, more. For a full list of the activities available and other ways to get involved, you can visit: http://pa4h.psu.edu/77.htm or you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Capitol Days, your State Officer Team also revealed the new state project: Food Checkout Day. Food Checkout Day is an opportunity which has become available to us as a way to help others within our own community. You or your club has the opportunity to donate canned food, monetary donations, gift cards to local supermarkets, or tabs from your soda cans to help those in need. The proceeds from our drive will be donated to the Ronald McDonald houses across the state. At Ronald McDonald Houses, food, shelter, and basic necessities are provided to families who have youth currently undergoing treatment for illnesses such as cancer. Anything you or your clubs to do to help is greatly appreciated.
As I bring this to a close, I remind you to fill out all your forms for State Achievement Days, begin collecting donations for Food Checkout Day, and continue checking in on this blog as we will be posting more information in weeks to come. I would also like to thank you for your continued support of the 4-H program and keep doing the impossible!
“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”
Enjoy your last few days of school!
State 4-H Council Vice President of Internal Affairs