4-H Week In Review – November 18th, 2010

19th November, 2010

Hey there 4-H’ers! It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just a week away. It seems like just yesterday we were writing about 4-H summer camps! Oh how time flies.

Anyhow, this week we’re bringing you some great stories from Southern California all the way up to the “North Pole.”  Keep reading and you’ll see what I mean.

As always, if you know of a newsworthy 4-H story, don’t be shy! Post it below in the comments section.

  • The Nash County 4H Exchange Club of North Carolina is hosting a Flapjack Fundraiser this weekend in Rocky Mount, N.C. Tickets cost $7 and breakfast will include a short stack of pancakes, sausage, milk, juice and coffee. The proceeds will go to help the group host a 4-H Club from another state.

    But here’s the golden nugget of the story; the Apple Gold Group, owners of the Applebees chain of restaurants, is striving to be a leader in local charitable fundraising. If you need help with your fundraising, perhaps they can help! For more information, visit AGGrestaurants.com.

    Here’s the full story about the fundraiser – Applebee’s and Nash County 4H Exchange Club to Host Flapjack Fundraiser.

  • Do you love horses? Well, this 4-H Group Supervisor from Ohio sure does. So much in fact, that when she took her 4-H Group to a local nursing home to visit the seniors, she brought along Domino, her 250 lb. miniature horse.

    At first people can be a little nervous, but this little horse’s heart is a lot bigger than he is. When Domino walks right up and puts his head in their laps, he is forever thereafter met with open arms.

    What a cool experience and what a great way to help the seniors in the community! Read the whole story here – On the Mark: Little Horse Delivers Love.

  • Our volunteer spotlight of the week shines on Nancy Graff, a 4-H Volunteer who does work with 4-H Groups at North Pole Middle and Elementary Schools. No, they’re not at the actual North Pole, but pretty far up north – Fairbanks, Alaska, to be specific.

    Nancy has done so much with the clubs over the years and has literally watched 4-H in the Fairbanks area explode with energy and enthusiastic kids, and she has just won the 4-H national Salute to Excellence volunteer award. The second time someone from “the North Pole” has one the award.

    Keep up the awesome work, Nancy! You can read the whole story here – North Pole 4-H Volunteer Wins National Award.

  • Has your 4-H Group started using GIS/GPS Technology yet? If not, you’re missing out on a really cool experience. There are a ton of different ways people can use the technology to help their community, help their organization or just to have a little fun.

    This 15 year old young man in Iowa has certainly realized this – and he’s running with it. Over the last few months, he has used the power of GIS/GPS to do many things to help out his community. From helping local farmers with manure runoff issues, to mapping local trails and bike paths, he has been quite busy. And it landed him a spot on the national 4-H website too! Great going, David.

    Read the entire story here – Mapping a Better Community.

Well, that’s it for this week everybody. We know there are some stories we missed, so if you have a story or news event you’d like to share, just leave it in a comment below.

Now It’s Your Turn! Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

Have a great weekend and we’ll see you next week!

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