Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
February 24, 2008
All who RSVP will be asked to bring one item of food that goes with tacos. Beef Taco meet will be provided. Items you may be asked to bring: lettuce (for salad), shredded lettuce (for tacos) tomatoes, shredded cheese, olives, refried beans, taco sauce, cucumbers, salsa, or what you like with tacos. (If child is not to eat meat, there will be adequate amounts of beans, salad, etc.)
** You must RSVP before March 12 so that you have time to get your food item and to make sure that there is enough taco meat.
Attendees will be challenged to move an ear of corn a required distance with a limited number of supplies. Jr. Federation members are asked to help by bringing recycled products!
Please bring (one or more of the following):
February 20, 2008
4-H Parents, leaders and members may wish to check out some of the sessions offered through Heartland Community College's Community Education program click the links for more information:
February 20, 2008
The Federation Meeting this Monday, February 25 at 7 pm has been relocated to the Bickford House, 14 Heartland Drive, Bloomington. The program will be by 4-Her Josh Carrigan of the Clover Crew 4-H Club, who will be presenting on how to support our troops. A soldier who fought in Iraq may also be in attendance. 4-Hers ages 12+ are invited to attend. Bring: Members who attend are asked to bring items for a care package to be sent to troops overseas.
Please pass along this change to others who might be interested in attending!
Federation has rescheduled the "Un-Birthday" party for March 6 from 6-8 pm at the Children's Discovery Museum. 4-H Members ages 10+ are invited to attend the party! You must RSVP online to receive free admission at the museum. Bring: Members who attend are asked to bring items for a care package to be sent to troops overseas.
To RSVP online:
Federation provides older club members with a wider area of activity, with the result that they will have added opportunities to make friendships, to develop leadership, to improve citizenship and to increase interest in 4-H work in the county. Federation is open to members ages 12+.
February 19, 2008
Spatial Thinking Skills
This link will take you to an article by Dr. Joseph Kerski at ESRI on the importance of helping youth develop spatial thinking skills. http://www.esri.com/news/arcwatch/0108/spatial-thinking.html This might be of special interest to 4-H parents, volunteers and youth currently enrolled in theGIS/GPS 4-H project, Exploring Spaces, Going Places.
February 18, 2008
February 17, 2008
Congratulations to McLean County 4-Hers: Jon Alden, Kelley Baker, Brandon Bonner, Kailey Harvey, Savanah Jacobs for an awesome job at The Great 4-H Debate conference heald on Friday/Saturday!
You did a great job! Also special thanks & congratulations to Chris Baker and Michael Meyer who were on the planning committee for this event.
Pictures will be posted soon on the website!
February 17, 2008
We need your help! McLean County 4-H members have the opportunity to design a backdrop for horse exhibitors at the fair. The deadline is March 7th.
February 10, 2008
The Jr. Federation meeting that was scheduled for January 31 has been rescheduled for Friday, March 14. Dinner will be served by members bringing food to complete the meal.
All who attend must sign up at through the Extension Office online or by phone no later thanMarch 12. A flier will be sent tothose on the mailing listsoon!
To get on the Jr. Federation mailing list please sign up here.