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2017 4-H Leader Forum – February 4

Delaware 4-H Salute to Excellence Winners
2016 Salute to Excellence winners are all smiles at last year’s 4-H Leader Forum

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A winter tradition, the Delaware 4-H Leader forum offers a full day of educational workshops and fellowship with 4-H volunteers together with a larger Extension family of experts, agents and educators.  The location of the forum rotates annually among our three counties. This year, Kent County 4-H serves as host at the Polytech High School in Woodside, Delaware.

“The Delaware 4-H State Leader Forum is one of my favorite events of the year,” said State 4-H Volunteer Specialist Ernie Lopez.  “To be able to a combine a day of training for new and longtime volunteers with meaningful recognition of their tremendous work for our youth is special and makes the annual forum a highlight of the 4-H calendar year.”

Volunteer 4-H adults, known as “leaders” are encouraged to learn a new skill to take back to their 4-H clubs!  The Delaware 4-H Leader Forum is open to all Delaware 4-H volunteers and also to adults who are considering joining our fantastic volunteer force.

Doug Crouse, state 4-H program leader encourages all leaders to attend.  “There are a variety of workshops being offered in the areas of leadership, social media, healthy living and 4-H project work, just to name a few.  Be sure to register for this event for a tremendous day of learning and a great networking opportunity with other 4-H volunteers throughout the state.”

The forum is a day for smiles, for wearing the colors or 4-H bling, and having fun learning with friends and colleagues!

Indeed, 16 exciting workshops are on tap! Topics include leadership techniques, chaperoning, hippology, project work, health talk hints, healthy living, live streaming, boosting your personal online brand, team building, mindfulness for teens and adults, food dehydration, vegetarian diets, social media, archery, Cloverbuds and mastering the 4-H online software. Click the PDF below to get all the details!

We will also share some exciting National 4-H brand initiatives and campaigns and resources.

We are proud to continue our recognition in leader excellence by announcing the county and state 2017 Salute to Excellence winners.

Registration is online and due by January 30, 2017. In most cases, the $15 to cover lunch is covered by each county’s leader associations!

Questions or comments? Contact Ernie Lopez, Delaware 4-H Extension Specialist (302) 856-2585 x 561

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