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TENNESSEE 4-H IDEAS

VOLUME 03 - Issue 18
May 9, 2003


IN THIS ISSUE

2003 TAE4-HW Service Awards
4-H Electric Camp Assistants Selected
Did You Get Your Academic Conference Bus Schedule
Have You Named Your June Dairy Month Chair?
Hancock And Williamson Counties Have Most Record Books
Lincoln County Boasts Largest Academic Conference Delegation


UPCOMING EVENTS

May 16-17
State 4-H Sheep Conference - Crossville

May 16-19
Camp Staff Training - Milan

May 20
State 4-H Record Judging (Western District) - Jackson

May 20
State 4-H Record Judging (Cumberland District) - Crossville

May 22
State 4-H Record Judging (Central District) - Lebanon

May 22
State 4-H Record Judging (Smoky Mountain District) - Knoxville

May 27-28
State 4-H Record Judging (Specialists) - Knoxville

June 2-6
State 4-H Wildlife Conference - Milan

June 5
June Dairy Month Kick Off Luncheon - Nashville

June 8-14
Citizenship-Washington Focus - Chevy Chase, MD

June 10-13
Junior High 4-H Academic Conference - Knoxville

June 12
State 4-H Forestry/Wildlife Judging Contests - TBD

June 12-14
State Performing Arts Troupe Workshop - Lebanon

June 19-21
Teen Adventure Weekend - Crossville

June 24-27
4-H Electric Camp - Knoxville

June 24-28
State 4-H Horse Championships - Shelbyville

June 29-July 3
State Target S.M.A.R.T. Campboree - Columbia

July 14-18
Tennessee Junior Livestock Exposition (Beef Events) - Nashville

July 21-25
State 4-H Roundup - Martin

July 25-27
Young Farmer Conference - Columbia

July 28-August 1
Tennessee Junior Livestock Exposition (Sheep Events) - Cookeville

July 30-August 3
Southern Regional Horse Championships - Perry, GA


Tennessee 4-H Home Page: www.utextension.utk.edu/4H/
Online version of Ideas: www.utextension.utk.edu/4H/ideas03/
Ideas index:
www.utextension.utk.edu/4H/ideas03/03-index.htm

2003 TAE4-HW SERVICE AWARDS

At the 2003 annual meeting of the Tennessee Association of Extension 4-H Workers, several association members were recognized with the TAE4-HW Service Awards. The awards, which had been voted on by the association members, were presented at the banquet on May 1. The recipients are as follows:

George S. Foster Outstanding Agent Award
* Ruth Correll - Wilson County
* Mandy Drewry - Dyer County
* Staci Foy, McNairy County
* Heather Kyle, Bradley County

Achievement in Service Award
* Michele Atkins, Henry County

Ben T. Powell Distinguished Service Award
* Tonya Bain - Crockett County
* Mitch Beaty - Cumberland District Office
* Sheila Borders - Loudon County
* Donna Bradley - Hickman County

American Spirit Award
* Alice Ann Moore - State

Meritorious Service Award
* Peggy Adkins - State

Air Force Recruiting Salute
* Ben Powell - Life Member

25 Years of Service Award
* Peggy Adkins - State
* Bob Ary - Davidson County
* Denise Brandon - State
* Donna Downen - Shelby County
* Charles Norman - State

Congratulations to these outstanding youth development professionals!

Lori Jean Mantooth
Extension Assistant
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4-H ELECTRIC CAMP ASSISTANTS SELECTED

Twelve senior 4-H members have been chosen to serve in a leadership role during 4-H Electric Camp, June 24-27, 2003. These 4-H’ers were selected on the basis of their leadership experience, involvement in the electric project and recommendation of their 4-H agent and district program leader.

Jared Shreve, Bedford County
Wesley Sloan, Bedford County
Iantha Mills, Bledsoe County
Jenni Thomas, Macon County
Amy Pillion, Meigs County
Kyle McDonald, Putnam County
Jason Barns, Putnam County
Tracy Hancock, Sumner County
Christi Collins, Madison County
Alisha Jones, Rhea County
Emily Hobbs, Warren County
Mary Beth Gribble, Warren County

Steve Sutton
Extension Specialist
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DID YOU GET YOUR ACADEMIC CONFERENCE BUS SCHEDULE?

The 4-H Academic Conference bus schedules were emailed on May 7 to those counties having delegates. If you have delegates attending this event and failed to receive a schedule, please let us know.

Steve Sutton
Extension Specialist
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HAVE YOUR NAMED YOUR JUNE DAIRY MONTH CHAIR?

If you have not already named your June Dairy Month chairperson, please send the information sheet to Pat Wallin with the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association (SUDIA) immediately. Her contact information is:

Pat Wallin
SUDIA
6920 Quail Drive
Knoxville, TN 37919-5957
Ph: 1-800-928-6455

The information is available from our web site at www.utextension.utk.edu/4H/dairypromo/.

This event provides opportunities for 4-H members to build communication skills, citizenship and leadership skills, as well as skills in consumer science, health and fitness, dairy foods, and food and nutrition. $200 will be added to the local county 4-H funds of the three overall state winners in each division.

We are also looking for 5-6 teen leaders who are not serving as June Dairy Month chairpersons to serve in leadership roles for the chairperson training sessions at the June Dairy Month Kick Off luncheon on June 5, 2003. We would especially like to have teens who have been winners in the promotion event in the past or who are active in the dairy or dairy foods projects. If you would like to nominate someone, please send me a note with the name, address and brief statement about why you think they would be good in this leadership role.

Steve Sutton
Extension Specialist
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HANCOCK AND WILLIAMSON COUNTIES HAVE MOST RECORD BOOKS

Congratulations to all 4-H agents who encouraged members to submit their project achievement records for state competition. Hancock and Williamson counties were the top counties in the state this year as far as number of records submitted. Others making the top ten list this year include:

(T) 1.   Hancock - 16
(T) 1.   Williamson - 16
3.   Robertson - 15
(T) 4.   Coffee - 13
(T) 4.   Hamblen - 13
(T) 6.   Madison - 12
(T) 6.   Tipton - 12
8.   Warren - 11
9.   Pickett - 10
10.   Hardeman - 9

The Cumberland District led with 85 records submitted; Central had 73; Smoky Mountain had 69; and Western had 63. 4-H agents, volunteer leaders and specialists will complete the judging of the records on May 28. We will try to announce the names of the finalists to the districts by June 13.

Steve Sutton
Extension Specialist
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LINCOLN COUNTY BOASTS LARGEST ACADEMIC CONFERENCE DELEGATION

Registration is in for Junior High 4-H Academic Conference, and Lincoln County’s 18 delegates makes it the largest group attending. The event will be held on the campus of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, June 10-13, 2003.

Those counties qualifying six or more 4-H members for Academic Conference are as follows:

8 delegates: Clay, Knox, Macon, and Warren
7 delegates: Hancock, Madison, Monroe, Overton and Putnam
6 delegates: Loudon

Congratulations to these counties for their success in promoting this event and to all agents who made this educational opportunity available to their 4-H members.

If you would like to verify your county delegation, go to ext1.ag.utk.edu/4H/acdmRegist.nsf. You should be able to view the information, but will not be able to make changes. Please let me know if you see anything that needs to be corrected.

Steve Sutton
Extension Specialist
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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

What is right is often forgotten by what is convenient.
~Bodie Thoene, Warsaw Requiem

 

 

 



 

 

 

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