Category Archives: Volunteer Development

County Events: After the Final Ribbon

Often we spend so much time gearing up for an event, the last thing we want to think about on the first day back at the office after said event is- THAT SAME EVENT!  Fair enough, give yourself a few … Continue reading

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4-H County Events #2- The Judges They Deserve

Over the holiday break I learned everything I ever wanted to know about organizing Pokemon cards. It’s 4-H County Events season in our house. After weeks of trying to decide- my child finally chose to craft his Cloverbud demonstration on … Continue reading

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4-H Grows #4: County Events

“What has striped hooves, mottled skin, and spots?  The Appaloosa horse, that’s what!” Don’t be too harsh– I penned that demonstration introduction as a 9 year old for my first County Events. I’ll never forget my first County Events.  I … Continue reading

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#4HGrows #2: Quality Club Programs

The 4-H club is the foundation of the 4-H experience.  For many, their first exposure to 4-H is through a club meeting.  If that 4-H club meeting is not of high quality, that first exposure may likely be their last … Continue reading

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Quality Club Meetings

For many youth, the club meeting is their first exposure to 4-H.  Therefore, it’s critical that these meetings be of quality.  First impressions count! The next several blog posts will focus on what constitutes effective 4-H club meetings.  In the … Continue reading

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Elections That End Well

Ahhhh…officer elections.  I’ve seen some good ones.  I’ve seen some bad ones.  And I’ve seen some that I’m saving for my personal memoir.  What I really like to see however, are correct ones. To save headache and heartache, be sure … Continue reading

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Seven Times is a Charm

How do you train your volunteers?  Monthly club leader meetings?  Quarterly volunteer training?  Sometime else? Formal training is just one piece of the puzzle.  There is an old marketing adage that says people need to hear something SEVEN TIMES before it sticks.  … Continue reading

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