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4-H Day at the Capitol – A Message from the 4-H State President

Hey Florida 4-H Members, Parents, Leaders, Staff, Alumni, and Friends!

On behalf of the Florida 4-H State Council we would like to invite you to join us at 4-H Day at the Capitol 2010! 4-H Day at the Capitol, an exciting event which allows participants to learn about government through the “Learning by Doing” approach that is fundamental to the 4-H Program, will be held on April 22nd in Tallahassee, FL! Participants attending this event will join other 4-H members and supporters as they promote the 4-H and IFAS Extension Programs to government officials and the public, as well as take part in exciting tours and workshops that teach youth the importance of taking an active role in government!

Throughout the day, first time participants can tour historic sites which will include the Old Capitol, New Capitol, Museum of Florida History, and the Union Bank Black Archives Display as they take part in “The Capitol 101!”

If you took part in 2009, we recommend you sign up for one of our new workshops which focus on advocacy and civic engagement, as well as how government affects topics ranging from marine science to agriculture. These new workshops include trips to local museums, Florida State University, an IMAX theatre, and exciting hands on activities!

All participants will also have opportunities to meet 4-H members from across the state, hear from guest speakers at a press conference, and meet with their legislators to share with them the impact 4-H has had on their life! We hope you will join us in Tallahassee for this exciting event, and together, help us accomplish this year’s goal of bringing 1,000 people to the Capitol and turn Tallahassee “Green for a Day!”

As we work together to set the precedent for a new century of the Florida 4-H Program, 4-H Day at the Capitol 2010 will truly be a once in a lifetime experience. Make sure you are part of it!

Registration is now available for 4-H Day at the Capitol 2010! Forms, workshop descriptions, the 2010 participation guide, and other educational resources/curriculum can be downloaded from the Florida 4-H website at: http://florida4h.org/events/Capitol_Day.shtml> http://florida4h.org/events/Capitol_Day.shtml.

These materials were designed to enhance your experience at the Capitol. To take part in the “Capitol 101” tour sessions (recommended for 1st time participants) the registration fee is $15. If you are signing up for the subject-related tours (recommended for returning participants) the registration fee is $20. Registration includes lunch, a t-shirt, and all of the tours and activities throughout your day in Tallahassee!

Thanks to support from the Florida 4-H Foundation, buses will once again be taking participants to this event! Buses will leave from Camp Cloverleaf, Camp Ocala, and the Pensacola area. Participants can sign-up to ride the bus on their registration forms for an additional $25! Registration must be submitted to your county office by their deadline, in order for it to be submitted to the State Office by April 2nd! Don’t miss out on your chance to be part of 4-H history. Sign-up now for 4-H Day at the Capitol 2010! Once you’ve signed up, please spread the word about this event to your fellow 4-H members in your clubs, counties, and district! If you have any questions, feel free to let us know! Looking forward to seeing you at the Capitol on April 22nd!

Sincerely,

Sean Russell Florida 4-H State Council President

srussell92@comcast.net

Candice Drake 2010 4-H Day at the Capitol Chair

Rider4life529@aim.com

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