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MILAM 4-H NEWS

Deadline for Leadership Lab is May 31
Cheryl Walker
Extension Agent

I f you are a 4-Her 13 to 19 years of age, you can register as a delegate to at tend the District 8 4- H Leadership Lab in Brownwood. The camp is scheduled for June 26-28 at the Texas 4-H Conference Center on Lake Brownwood, but registration deadline is May 31.

The theme for the lab is “ With Great Power Comer Great Responsibility”. 4-Hers will participate in workshops learning about leadership as well as in a variety of Team Challenges to put the teamwork and leadership skills to work. 4-Hers will have an opportunity to work on community service projects with 4-Hers across the district. 4-Hers will also have time to enjoy dances and other recreation during leadership lab. It is a great way to meet 4-Hers across the district and make long time friendships.

The cost of the leadership lab is $200, but Milam County 4- H will pay $100 towards your registration. Registration is completed on 4-H Connect ( http://texas4 h.tamu.edu). The council will reimburse you when you attend the lab. If you have questions, contact the Milam County Extension Office.

OFFICER ELECTIONS— One of the major events of Leadership Lab will be the election of officers for the District 8 4-H Council. Council Officer applications are due to the District Office by May 31 (postmarked). That information can be found on the District 8 4-H Council Officer page: http://d84- h. tamu.edu/district-4-h-council/. Notify the Milam County Extension Office if you submit an application for district council officer.

STATE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP—As of Friday, there were a few slots left for the photography workshop in Temple set for July 20-21. The workshop is offering new information on careers and judging photos, along with a lot of hands on activities to sharpen your photography skills. The workshop will be conducted at Central Texas Christian School in Temple. Only 100 persons can participate in the workshop.

A registration fee of $25 covers instruction, service project, Saturday lunch and f lash drive with all workshop materials. See Website for Additional Information http://texas4-h. tamu.edu/photography_ contest

COUNTY CAMP—Are you a 4-Her from 8 to 13? Do you want to have fun? If this sounds like you, then you should join us at Southeast District 8 4-H County Camp on July 12-14 at Lakeview Methodist Camp in Palestine Texas. More information and registration materials, contact the Milam County Extension Office. Mark your calendars for this fun and exciting weekend. Registration is due by May 31. The application is in the May 4-H Newsletter.

TEEN LEADERS— Senior 4-Hers If you are a 14-18 year old 4-H member and want to experience one of the most unique opportunities in the state, then you should consider signing up to be a Teen Leader for Southeast District 8 4-H County Camp. You will basically serve as a camp counselor. Two ways to be involved: Group Leader-You and another Teen Leader will have a group of campers that you will help to get from activity to activity. You will come up with fun chants, games, and activities to help make your group of campers the coolest at camp.

Session Leader - You and another Teen Leader will present a workshop or activity toparticipating campers. This gives you an opportunity to help fill the campers days with activities that are educational, beneficial, and most of all, fun. If interested in being a Teen leader, please contact the Extension Office by Friday, May 24 so we can get you on the list. Don’t miss out on this one of a kind opportunity.

FYI—For more information on 4-H opportunities, contact the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Office-Milam County at 100 E. 1st Street, Cameron, Texas 76520, 254-697-7045, http:// milam. agrilife.org/ or email ce-walker@tamu.edu.


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