Chantel J. Williams, Gauthier, Ann
The Jefferson Parish 4-H Advisory Board meetings are held four times a year in February, May, August and November. This board serves to identify issues and opportunities that serve as a basis for the 4-H program’s content and emphasis.
New Board Member: Laura Melancon will replace Daniel Melancon as another youth board member.
Treasurer: Report will be emailed at a later date. Secretary was not in.
Grants, Awards and Scholarship: Scott Truck and Tractor Scholarship winner: $1,500.00 was awarded to Kavon Faili. He will also receive a $100.00 scholarship from the State 4-H Foundation. They will contact him with the details.
4-H University: 11 participants attended. Brittany Landry was named to the State Fashion Board and received a blue ribbon for the Ready-to-Wear contest.
4-H Day at Capitol: Nine 4-H members and five volunteer leaders attended the event.
4-H Summer Camp : 29 campers, four junior counselors, two counselors in training and one adult volunteer attended.
L.O.S.T. Camp: Three campers attended.
Upcoming Events/Programs: We are still finalizing list of Smart Bodies schools. Teacher trainings will begin in August 2010. Recruitment for 4-H Clubs will begin in August 2010. Our educational focus this year will be “4-H, Green since 1902.” Educational lessons, project reports, demonstrations, and various contests will all center on this theme. Some ideas are: rags to riches fashion show using clothing purchased from second hand stores, geaux green poster and bookmark contest, parish recycling projects, container gardening contest.
Office Move: On hold until October. We will let everyone know when we actually move into the Yenni Building.
Fund Raising: A fund-raising chairperson is needed. We need to explore fund-raising ideas.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture