National Collegiate 4-H

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Collegiate 4-H Members Aid National 4-H Conference

Contributed by April Mendenhall, 2007 National 4-H Conference Collegiate Facilitator, Arizona 4-H alumni and Colorado State University Collegiate 4-H President
This year members of Collegiate 4-H clubs from across the country participated as facilitators at the National 4-H Conference. The conference was held at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. These members acted as leaders of discussions and helped to teach 15 to 18 year old high school students about the many aspects of the 4-H program and citizenship.

Collegiate 4-H members led round table discussions with the delegates, encouraging them to think about issues facing their generation and what it really means to be a citizen of the world, not just of their country or their community. They also discussed changes to the 4-H program as a whole, and taught them new ideas to take back to their own communities and clubs.

These facilitators also led their groups through Citizenship Excursions—structured activities, discussion and reflection about citizenship while visiting a mix of monuments, memorials and museums in the Nation’s Capitol. Sites included the Holocaust museum to discuss why it is important not to remain silent, Arlington cemetery to reflect on the cost of being free, the Lincoln memorial to consider Lincoln’s dedication to freedom for all men, and many more. The delegates were questioned about the impact these monuments had on them, and why they are important to learn about, the impact their meaning has on the world. The facilitators encouraged their groups to think of themselves as citizens of the world, and how to make the world a better place, not just their home country. “We all must work together to make a difference!”

Collegiate 4-H is proud to have its members participate in this event and others like it. We continue to support 4-H and its programs through out college careers and into the future. To learn more about Collegiate 4-H and to find or start a club near you, visit the National Collegiate 4-H Organization website.

Collegiate Facilitators include:
Reana Bye, NV
Mercy Eklund, SC
Amy Frerichs, SD
Katie Geske, ND
Timothy Hornsby, OH
Laura Johnson, NY
Dawn Jason, LA
Scott Jones, NM
Wendee Killmon, DE
Paul Lacey, CA
KaLonna Maull, DE
April Mendenhall, CO
Jeffrey Morgan, ID
Lauren Mouton, LA
Shane Potter, NE
Danielle Smarsh, DE
Grace Tucker, KS
Gillette Vaira, MT
Ashley Viste, WI
Benjamin Wenner, MI

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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

National Collegiate 4-H Updated Constitution and Adopted Bylaws

The revised national constitution and set of bylaws for the National Collegiate 4-H Organization are now available at

The minutes from the 2007 National Collegiate 4-H Business Meeting can be viewed on the NAB Blog.


Sunday, April 01, 2007

Agenda for the April 9th 10:00 PM EST Meeting of the NAB

Teleconference 1 of the 07-08 NAB

Call to Order
Approval of Agenda
Reading of Minutes (if we have some)
Approval of Minutes
Business Manager’s Report
Old Business
– Discuss Ag. Consortium Liaison
– Discuss Advocacy Team
– Updated Bylaw’s and Constitution
National Conference Update
Regional Updates
Web Team Updates
Service Project of Emphasis Update
Strategic Plan:
-Organizational Affairs
-Communication and Member Education
-Community Service
Plan for future meetings and Agenda items.