The warm February weather was evident at the County Council Meeting on February 19th! We had an abundance of energy and conversation paired with our agenda this afternoon.
Two members held leadership positions at the meeting: Cora led the meeting as Chair and Melissa served as Secretary. This was the first meeting members held positions with the Growing Leaders system. Members can sign up to serve as a position for the meeting.
The Growing Leaders system allows the majority of interested members to try different leadership roles throughout the year, rather than 3 of the 18 members gaining experience.
Important dates for the council were shared and members received a Spring Schedule of Events. Upcoming dates include two groups of Service Learning on March 5th and 26th, A Pizza Ranch Fundraiser on March 20th, and the Omelet Breakfast on April 2nd. The Council’s goals for spring are to raise money for premiums, share the mission of 4-H, and volunteer.
Members prepared for their March Service Learning Project by creating cards for youth and families staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Iowa City, Iowa. The second craft of the meeting included a wooden clover, paint, and a tablecloth (whew!).
Region 9 4-H is helping County Council members across counties to network with one another and strengthen the message of 4-H. Representatives created “The Passing Clover” to be shared in each county office to display member participation and county achievements.
The Passing Clover signifies the unity of the 4-H program across counties in Region 9. Black Hawk, Buchanan, Bremer, Butler, and Grundy will have their councils decorate a piece of the clover to show the uniqueness of county programs.
The clover will be displayed in each Extension Office over the upcoming year. Stop by the Black Hawk County Extension Office this month to see it!