Tuesday, April 20, 2010

4-H Legislature and Scheduled Trainings

Who: All Pinellas County 4-H’ers ages 14-18

When: June 21-25, 2010

Where: Tallahassee, Florida

Why: A “learn by doing” experience in state government. Delegates participate in the Florida 4-H Legislature and actually experience all three branches of Florida’s government: Executive, Legislative, and Judicial. Florida 4-H laws are considered and passed or vetoed in a model legislative session at the Florida State Capitol. During this five-day event, 4-H’ers will serve as Florida 4-H senators, representatives, lobbyists, reporters, Lt. Governor or Governor. Lobbyists will also have the opportunity to serve as a page and/or experience being a Supreme Court Justice, lawyer or juror. And it is fun!

Cost: $225.00
(partial scholarships are available from the Pinellas County 4-H Foundation)


If you plan on coming to Legislature you must attend the mandatory trainings where we will go over the 4-H Legislature process and familiarize ourselves with the issues and bills being discussed this year. Robert Williams from the Average Joe’s 4-H Club has graciously offered to lead the trainings.

Trainings will be held on the following Tuesdays from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at the Pinellas County Extension in the Gardenia Room.

May 18, 2010
June 1, 2010
June 15, 2010

Please turn in all registration forms by April 23rd at the latest. You can bring it to the extension office or email the form to ayuan@pinellascounty.org. Money is NOT due on April 23rd. If you have any questions please feel free to call or send an email.

Andrew Yuan (727) 582-2103 ayuan@pinellascounty.org
Melissa Sharp (727) 582-2514 msharp@pinellascounty.org

Friday, April 16, 2010

Farewell from 4-H Agent Janet Golden

I am writing to tell you that my last day with Pinellas County 4-H Youth Development is April 30th. I am not leaving 4-H though! I am moving on to the national level to work for the National 4-H Council as the Manager of SET Professional Development. This is such an exciting opportunity for me and I look forward to the challenges and successes ahead. After almost 14 years here I have worked with so many amazing 4-H members and volunteers and I will miss you all. I will be staying in the area though, so I am sure I will see many of you around. I may even come back as a judge for events from time to time. Never in a million years did I dream as a 9 year old 4-H member in New Jersey that I would one day be a 4-H Agent and have such an amazing career. I have all of you to thank for making these years so special. Keep up all the great things you are doing and best of luck in the future!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

4-H Goes Tweet, Tweet!

Pinellas County 4-H is now on Twitter, so if you are already on Twitter please follow our tweets. For those of you not on Twitter, I encourage you to set up a free account by going to their website at www.twitter.com. If you are not familiar with Twitter, it is a social networking tool that allows family, friends, and organizations like 4-H to provide up-to-date information on what they are up to at any given moment. This information, called tweets, can be accessed via the web, through texting, and other venues. It is up to you to select how you want to receive your tweets. The Pinellas County 4-H Twitter will be used to keep you updated on upcoming deadlines, events, activities, and meetings. Messages sent out on Twitter are limited to 140 characters, which is just enough for a quick update. So, when you get on twitter search for ‘Pinellas4H’ to keep up with what is happening in Pinellas County 4-H Development.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Take the 4-H Give2Vote Challenge and Help Win $5000 for Florida 4-H

Now you have an exciting, new way to be a part of Florida 4-H’s success! During the month of April, join 4-H’s Give2Vote Challenge by texting CLOVER to 50555 to give $10 in support of 4-H in Florida. You can also take the Challenge by making a secure online donation to Florida 4-H at www.Florida4H.org.

When you give, you vote! Each $10 mobile gift or online donation counts as one “vote” towards Florida 4-H. The state with the most “votes” at the end of the Challenge receives an additional $5,000 thanks to Challenge sponsor, JCPenney. Every vote counts and your votes will help Florida 4-H claim the $5,000 bonus! Voting ends April 30th.
State donation designation determined by the area code of your mobile phone. If you are under 18, be sure to get a parent or guardian’s permission before participating.

Terms and Conditions: A one-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. You will also receive up to 1 message per day from 4-H Alerts. Message and Data Rates May Apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on most carriers. Donations are collected for the benefit of National 4-H Council by the mGive Foundation and subject to the terms found at www.mGive.com/A. To unsubscribe text STOP to 50555, for help text HELP to 50555. Privacy policy available at http://mgive.com/PrivacyPolicy.aspx