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Eastern RegionVolunteer Summit Crossville & Greeneville May 3 & 12, 2005
Extension Mission The University of Tennessee Extension is an off-campus division of the UT Institute of Agriculture. It is a statewide educational organization, funded by federal, state and local governments, that brings research-based information about agriculture, family and consumer sciences, and resource development to the people of Tennessee where they live and work.
Mission Statement The mission of Tennessee 4-H is to provide research-based Extension educational experiences that will stimulate young people to gain knowledge, develop life skills, and form positive attitudes to prepare them to become capable, responsible and compassionate adults.
Components of UT Extension Name Change Districts to Regions
Eastern Region Sullivan Hancock Johnson Claiborne Hawkins Campbell Fentress Scott Carter Washington Grainger Union Hamblen Greene Unicoi Anderson Morgan Knox Jefferson * Cocke Cumberland * Roane Loudon Sevier Blount Rhea Meigs Bledsoe Monroe *Regional Office --- Knoxville McMinn Satellite Office --- Crossville Hamilton Bradley Polk
4-H Lifeskills Evaluation System • Goals for 4-H Lifeskills Evaluation • Evaluate the learning, actions and conditions that occur in the lives of TN youth through 4-H • Make more informed decisions in program planning and evaluation • Improve programs to help youth develop Lifeskills • Provide statewide assessments to funding partners and legislators
Achieving Goals Communicating Ethical Decision Making Healthy Lifestyle Choices Responsible Citizenship Building Relationships Leadership Responsibility Positive Self-Esteem Teamwork Ten Lifeskills
4-H Lifeskills Evaluation System • Tennessee 4-H Life Skills Evaluation System
Transition Goals • To facilitate four districts to three regions minimal disruption to on-going programs. • Consistent structure to programs and activities • Consider efficient use of resources – staff, volunteers, and benefits to participants • Emphasize priority programming with measurable outcomes and impact.
Senior Public Speaking • 9th – 12th grade • One regional event • All 33 counties participate • 2 first place winners per grade • Each participant • Prepared speech • Extemporaneous speech • Minimum of 2 judges for both
Multi-County Public Speaking Events • One per area • 5th – 8th grade • Prepared Speech only • Timing not critical for Congress • 2006 locations • SEC …… Hamilton • GNW ….. Fentress • B9 ……… Claiborne • U8 ……… Hawkins
Congress Readiness Day • New in 2005 • For delegates and volunteers • History bowl • Regional basis • Very successful this year • Officers • Legislative visits
Project Achievement • Done by cluster county group • Exhibits and demonstration • 2006 Host Counties • SEC ….. Polk • GNW … Scott • B9 ……. Knox • U8 ……. Unicoi
Outdoor Meat Cookery • Eliminate Chicken Barbeque Event • Added Poultry division to outdoor meat cookery • 4 member team • Beef • Pork • Lamb • Poultry • All members furnish their own meat
Livestock & Horse Shows • 4 area shows • Minimum entry fee • Regional staff provide leadership • Must show at area to be eligible for state
Camping • 2005 ---- Junior High Camp • Greeneville • Crossville • 2005 ---- Junior Camp • Greeneville • Crossville • 2006 ---- Junior High Camp • Locations ???? • Junior Camp ……. Greeneville & Crossville
Eastern Region Website • Information • Calendar • Forms • Due dates • url is: http://www.uteasternregion.org/
Purpose To strengthen the community partnership to deliver quality educational programming at the county and regional level.
This group will consist of: • 66 appointed members. • At-large appointments from the Region staff. • Regional members of the State Volunteer Leader Committee.
Each County will appoint one adult volunteer leader and one Senior 4-H member to serve on the Eastern Region Volunteer Leader Council (ERVLC).
Each Leader appointed should agree to: • Participate and attend each ERVLC Meeting (2 times per year). • Attend and take a leadership role in the Biennial Volunteer Leader Summit. • Serve in at least one volunteer leader role at the Region Level. • Start a Volunteer Leader Council in their home county to mirror the region organization.
The ERVLC will meet: • Two times per year as a full group. • Probably only meet one time during the year we have a Regional Forum or Summit. • The Executive Committee will probably meet more times.
This group will elect or appoint through a nominating committee: • An Executive Committee to give oversight to the council. • The Executive Committee’s make up will be determined by the nominating committee and approved by the council.
ERVLC Functions ????? • Program Input and Direction. • Leadership at County Events. • Leadership at Regional Events. • Attend Regional and State Events. • Public Relations. • Fund Development. • Personal and Professional Development.