I hope you all are enjoying the lovely weather we are having! This has been a busy month for Council and for me in working on upcoming events.
On April 1o, I attended Camp Counselor Training at the Northumberland County Extension Office. There we planned team, tentsite, and camp-wide activities for Camp Brule, which will be held June 20-25. I was also named Key Counselor , which means I will be working closely with camp directors and staff while also being in charge of counselors-at-training (CATs). For this, I and the male Key Counselor began planning our CAT workshop.
April 24-27, Council was at the Hilton in Harrisburg practicing icebreakers, scripts, the bills, and our Parli Pro workshop. Finally the delegates arrived on Sunday. Everyone did a great job during the committee meetings and the mock legislative session. Council spendt Monday doing visits with legislators including Senator Robbins, Senator Gordner, Representative Phillips, and Representative Metzger. We also had the opportunity to meet with Secretary of Ag Russell Redding, who presented each of us with a citation recognizing our service to PA 4-H. Be sure to post your comments about Capital Days on our Facebook page!
Justine and I will be doing a promotion at Fox Chase Farm in Philadelphia in June. Earlier this month I looked for a new activity to do during the event. We will be making soap with the youth who come by our table.
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 NEW 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, at PA4-H.
In the spirit of 4-H,
2010 State Council President