As the Pa State Farm Show came to an end I headed to the Penn Stater for the State Leadership Conference Walk Thru the Council had. We got a chance to finalize our last few plans for the conference so we could make it the best.
A week later we all returned for the conference we had been planning since our term began. More than 360 4-H youth were at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center to take part in an amazing opportunity for 4-H teens. This was a weekend of teens getting the chance to expand and learn more leadership skills while getting to meet other 4-H members from all over Pennsylvania. The Conference was a true success. As a state we expanded our leadership skills and took this opportunity which helped us be a step ahead in the world. As a council we were given the time to show our hard work and it helped our bond as a council grow tremendously. We spent a large number of hours working to strive toward success which is believed was reached. As a council getting to see that end product makes every tough moment worth it. The memories as a council, the laughs, the tears, the disagreements, the fun, and the joys will stay with each one of us for life. We also got a chance to meet some pretty amazing people from Tennessee State Council and we cannot wait to see you all in July! Being one of the seven council members that plan one of the largest youth leadership conferences is Pa is a privilege and a honor. A huge thank you to every volunteer and educator as well as every speaker and presenter that helped make 2011 SLC one to remember. And remember Pa 4-H as Ms. Christy Bartley said, "You have to do your best 100% of the time not just 99.9%." I cannot wait for all the other opportunities awaiting for council, as well as myself personally.
Your PA 4-H State President,