4-H News Notes
4-H and Fairtime
Hello 4-H adult volunteers and parents,
The Salinas Valley Fair is just days away and with it comes wonderful memories, challenges and successes for 4-H members. With your assistance as a role model our youth will be safe and supported.
This is a time when emotions can run from highs to lows, children can become tired quickly, parents and volunteers can lose their patience and even the most experienced Project Leader may need to gain “perspective” over a situation that can arise during the fair.
Serving as an adult volunteer is a privilege and at the invitation of the University of California. Volunteer participation is supervised by the county 4-H YDP staff and County Director. As such, each adult volunteer agrees to a 4-H Code of Conduct every year. This can be found online at: 4h.ucanr.edu/files/16404.pdf
For parents who are not enrolled adult volunteers, please review the 4-H program expectations found at : http://4h.ucanr.edu/files/4717.pdf
Please be prepared to take personal responsibility for any interpersonal conflicts that may arise, whether with members, parents, guardians, other participating adults and or adult volunteers. Your actions will role model positive conflict resolution skills for the youth members.
The Leaders’ Council is hosting a booth inside the Orradre Building to build awareness about our youth program and to invite 4-H alumni to return as volunteers in a variety of ways. The King City Rural Club is hosting a Pool party on May 11th for exhibitors and their families. Please see attached flyer.
Lastly, the program’s website has free study guide resources found on our local website which can be printed or reviewed through a smartphone: Download Newsletter (26KB DOC)