4-H Council Annual Meeting September 14th

(BEDFORD) – The 4-H Council Annual Meeting is scheduled for September 14th at 7 p.m. at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds in the Expo Hall.

“There will be ways for you to join in-person or virtually- whichever your schedule and comfort allow,” said Lesley Lodmell, Extension Educator- 4-H and Youth Development and Lawrence County Extension Director. “At this meeting, our 4-H community will still vote to fill three township spaces on 4-H Council.”

If you know of anyone that might be a good candidate from Bono, Marion, or Indian Creek Townships, please let the extension office know.

You can send nominations to Lesley Lodmell at lodmell@purdue.edu and McKayla Kattau at padgett1@purdue.edu by September 9th.

Officials will confirm with the nominee that they accept the nomination, but we will not share who nominated them. You can self-nominate.

As you are considering who you might nominate for committee chair, remember that it is preferred they have served on the committee for at least one year.

“This upcoming year, it will be important to have someone that is flexible and willing to work through any challenges that may arise. As always, good communication ability and a passion for educating young people are also strong qualifications,” added Lodmell.

The meeting will also include more details about the 4-H Council, and an update on 4-H member and volunteer programming opportunities for the fall. 

“Due to our social distancing guidelines, you MUST RSVP if you would like to attend in-person or virtually,” Lodmell added.

In-person will be hosted at the Expo Hall on the fairgrounds and the virtual meeting will likely be hosted on the Purdue Extension- Lawrence County YouTube channel, but final details will be sent to those that RSVP by calling the office 812-275-4623 or emailing padgett1@purdue.edu

“I know this coming year may seem daunting, but please do not let it be overwhelming,” Lodmell added. “We are in this together and can all learn from each other and make this a great year for our members. Parts of it may look different, but we can move forward with awesome education for our young people.”

Volunteer training opportunities coming up that can help us learn to engage our members in-person, virtually, or combined. You can learn more about these eight trainings at http://bit.ly/4HCafe

Extension offices have extended their office hours from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and is closed from noon until 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“We still ask that you give us a call if you are needing to stop by for something, so we can ensure it is ready when you arrive,” Lodmell said.