Hey PA 4-H!
I hope all of you are enjoying this winter wonderland that PA has become! Penn State University looks really pretty in this White Out, but I'm ready for spring.
Since our induction at SLC in January, State Council has met once for our Training and Orientation Weekend, held in Milroy from February 19-21. During the weekend, we talked about what is expected of each officer, particularly by the rest of the team; for each officer, we determined how we wanted them to Encourage, Lead, Motivate, Advocate, and Represent us and PA 4-H. Later we set goals that will be carried out during our term, including: informing more members about the Council and the new voting process, encouraging more teens to attend state-wide events, and adding a new service project. Throughout the weekend we had workshops on Parli Pro, The Dog Poop Initiative, Global Whining, and several others. It was a great way for our team, made up of past 2008 and 2009 Council members, to get to know each other.
In the past month I also attended the Leader's Forum at the Penn Stater on February 13 and, along with Council Advisor Mya Rushton, gave a presentation on "Climbing the Leadership Ladder". It was great meeting the volunteer leaders from all over PA and seeing their enthusiasm for our events and leadership opportunities.
In March, Jamie and I will be attending the PSU College of Ag Capital Day (different, but similiar, to our 4-H Capial Days) in Harrisburg to talk with our legislators.
Communicating with State Council is a great way for you to have your ideas heard! We are 4-H members-just like you- who have connections with those people who make decisions about events and how PA 4-H is run. If you have concerns about anything or would like to request a state officer for your next event, please do not hesitate to contact us. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please check out: our Council homepage, http://ps4-hc.cas.psu.edu/, our newsletter, the Clover Clipboard, at http://ps4-hc.cas.psu.edu/206.htm, our Facebook page called Pennsylvania 4-H and our Twitter page, also called Pennsylvania 4-H.
In the spirit of 4-H,
2010 State Council President