If you stopped by the Pinellas County Extension Office August 29, you would have witnessed the first Pinellas County 4-H Congress. Over 130 4-H members and their families gathered together for the day to kick off the new 4-H year. In addition to registering for the 2009-10 4-H year, members were able to choose project books, hold club officer elections, and attend workshops on goal setting, parliamentary procedure, and club websites. One of the highlights was the installation of officers from six clubs. The installation took place outside and the officers agreed to accept their positions of responsibility holding a lighted candle.
One of the best things about this day was the fact that it was initiated, planned, and largely delivered by volunteer 4-H club leaders. Leaders Lisa McBride (4-H2O), Liz Piquet (Crazy 4 Canines), Teryl Plaisance (Crazy 4 Canines), Chrissy Willett (Average Joe’s), and Gina Hunter (BBB’s) all worked together to plan everything from food (breakfast, lunch, and snacks) to workshops to entertainment.