4-H News Notes
4-H new Club transfers now open
Sept 9th, 2015
Dear 4-H Families,
The UCANR Monterey County 4-H Program is experiencing growth and great interest in our Community Club program. While this is wonderful progress for our 100 year old youth development program, three of the Salinas area clubs have grown in such a way that program quality and safety are impacted.
The Monterey County Leader’s Council is aware of these obstacles and has been actively holding meetings through its Expansion and Review committee to find leadership and support to open another club to serve the impacted area. I’m pleased to announce that this step has been completed! Families who have been on “wait lists” in the 3 Salinas area clubs have already been contacted with an invitation to join this potential new club.
At this time, any enrolled 4-H member is invited to transfer their membership from any club into the newly forming club. From September 9th to September 18th, enrolled members may fill out a Monterey County 4-H Program Request for Club Transfer found on the county 4-H website and bring it to the 4-H offices at 1432 Abbott Street, Salinas. These forms are to be filled out and signed by the youth, their parent/guardian and the current Club Leader. These forms will be taken on a first-come-first-serve basis. (The maximum enrollment number will be 45 members for the first year.)
The potential adult volunteers to provide club leadership and the existing 4-H youth who have stepped forward to initiate the many steps to begin a club charter are now looking to build the membership from the ground up. Once the wait list and transfer requests enrollment date passes, the member planning meetings will begin with developing bylaws, projects, meeting dates and a club name - to mention a few.&n