From: "Angela Smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hello and welcome back for a new and exciting year in 4-H.
Our first meeting will be Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. We will meet at Glenn's Chapel Baptist Church, 778 Glenn Chapel Rd, Gardendale, AL 35071. As a reminder, all of our meetings will be the first Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m. There may be special meetings at other times and locations if we elect to do service projects. The first meeting will consist of electing new officers.
Our 4-H County Agent, Bridgett Helms, will be teaching on citizenship and robotics.
Some service project ideas for this year are: A) Ronald McDonald House - 1) Providing sack lunches, 2) Decorating the doors with cartoon themes, 3) Providing umbrellas and ponchos, and/or 4) Provding paper products. B) Adams House - Christmas caroling C) Jimmie Hale Mission 1) Toiletry Drive 2) Food Drive or 3) Clothing Drive D) Red Cross and/or Veterans Hospital- Cards for service men and women
E) Children's Harbor - Valentine Cards and/or Easter Baskets. They also need items for their thrift store and for their facilities. If you have other ideas, please have an understanding of their policies and their needs, and share them with everyone at our meeting.
We will have a fire safety poster contest in October. The 2012 theme is "Have Two Ways Out!" We will recognize a winner from each group; Clover Buds, Juniors, Senior I and Senior II.