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4-H Starts New Year with Election of Officers

The new 4-H year is under way, announced 4H District 12 president Bethanie O’Brien.

4-H is not just about breeding market animals anymore – there are a variety of activities such as rocketry, fashion, modeling, computer science, and much more.

The local chapter recently elected new officers at the District 11 and 12 retreat in Granby.

New president O’Brien, of Grand County, is joined by vice-president Josie Rossi from Routt County, and secretary/treasurer Anna Brown from Routt County. The reporter/historian is Abbey Horn from Routt County.

This year, the Grand County chapter is offering many different opportunities to bring the youth of Colorado’s 4-H together. The Colorado Leadership Camp was held in Glenwood Springs in late November, and a Leadership Development Conference is scheduled for Jan. 23 – 25 in Denver. At the conference on Jan. 25, 2010, the members will go to the Capitol for 4-H Day and meet with legislators. Then, on Feb. 12-14, the 4-H Youth Fest will take place.

The annual Colorado State 4-H Conference is set for June 22 – 25, 2010, and will be hosted on the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins.

These conferences help Colorado 4-H members build life skills for future success through projects and club, county, district and statewide leadership, conferences, and many more activities. At each 4-H conference, there is a community service project that 4-H members participate in and there are several of other clubs and councils that help communities.

The local CSI extension office offers a list of the large variety of projects 4-H offers. For more information for any of these events you can visit your local extension agent or go to http://www.colorado4h.org and click on opportunities and events.

Youngsters are encouraged to see what their local 4-H is doing today, and to jump in and join.

“We promise you will have fun and have the time of your life with helpful adults,” O’Brien said, “and you will make life-long lasting connections with supporting, helpful, and fun friends.”


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