The Cumberland County 4-H Advisory Council met on Monday Feb. 24, 2014 at the Penn State Extension Office, Carlisle, PA.
COUNCIL ATTENDANCE: Deb Yorlets, Mary Ellen Kurnath, Mike Cross, Michael Martin, Alyssa Knisely, Dwight West, Anita Long, Rachel Brandt, Carla Markel, Susan Ostrowski
EXTENSION STAFF: Pam Tracey
Meeting Started – 7:07 PM
Secretary’s Minutes-silent review. Approved as presented.
Treasurer’s Report-review. Donations from Rotary- $1,000 and from Valley Grange $500. (Cross/Knisely)
Extension Board-Meeting was cancelled due to snowy weather, email update to volunteer in upcoming events. Next Board meeting is Tues. April 1 at the Ext. Office
Youth Report- youth unable to attend our meeting; we need a second youth to report with Mackenzie Yorlets.
Volunteer Background Clearance Update- child abuse and background clearance is now online.
Enrollment update-Achievement club banquet committee is to plan a date to meet.
Council Nominations- we need 3 more volunteers to serve on Advisory Council. We currently have 15 adults serving.
Williams Grove Food Stands plans- Sun Aug 24 to Aug 31; Buck Swisher to head up and help/we need more people to work shifts.
Car Show Food Stand plans- Chrysler Show on July 11-13; Rabbit Club and Exchange Club to help.
Spring Sub Sale- orders due 1st week in April for April 18th pick up.
Volunteer Appreciation Open House Report- Took place Fri. Feb. 2 at Extension Office with 39 people attending for soup, salad, sandwiches and desserts.
News & Notes- now available in email format which received nice reviews.
Club updates- Rabbit Club has new leaders with 20 members. A new Bee Keeping Club is interested in forming.
State Leadership Conference- Jan. 17-19 had 6 teen attend at State College
Winter Academy & Teen Retreat- Feb. 28-Mar. 2 at Doubling Gap with 17 from Cumberland County to attend.
Speak Out Night-scheduled Tues April 15.
Livestock Benefit Auction- scheduled May 9 at Big Spring High School
Ag Science Day Camp- June 24-25 for ages 8-12. Field trips to local sights. We still need teen leaders to help as camp counselors.
Exchange Week- June 26-July 3. We will host 10 4-H’ers from Colorado.
Activity Day I- July 9 is a ½ day (8 AM.- 12 Noon) for children ages 8-12.
Meeting Adjourned 8:10 PM (Kurnath/Knisely)
Susan Ostrowski, Secretary