70th Annual State 4-H Congress June 3-5, 2015 University of Missouri-- Columbia STATE 4-H CONGRESS IS SPONSORED BY: Missouri Corn Growers Association Missouri Corn Merchandising Council 3118 Emerald Lane Jefferson City, MO 65109 Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives, Inc. 2722 East McCarty Street Jefferson City, MO 65101 MFA Foundation Dedicated to Greater Opportunity for Youth Mark Fenner President 201 Ray Young Drive Columbia, MO 65201 Dear Fellow 4-Hers, An amazing opportunity is coming this June for Missouri 4-H members. On behalf of the State 4-H Council, I invite you to attend the 70th annual Missouri State 4-H Congress on June 3-5 in Columbia. This event is designed to be the most exciting three days of your summer, spent with hundreds of other 4-H members from across the entire state. This year’s State Congress theme is “Leadership All Stars – Rounding the Bases of Leadership”. While having the time of your life, you will get to learn about the benefits of leadership and how to sharpen your leadership skills. Then you will learn how to take those skills home and hit a “home run” in your communities. Congress will allow plenty of time for you All-Stars to develop your skills, plus ample time for meeting and getting to know new and interesting people. One of the best parts of coming to Congress is staying on the campus of the University of Missouri-Columbia, more commonly called Mizzou. Spending three days on campus will give you a glimpse of the college experience. Furthermore, your State 4-H Council team has been working non-stop all year to make sure this event will be the best experience possible. Not only will you attend awesome thoughtprovoking workshops, but you will also have the chance to exercise your right to vote. You and your fellow 4-Hers will decide who will make up the 2015-2016 Missouri State 4-H Council – your leadership team of officers and regional representatives. So, this June, please attend the biggest meeting of All-Stars that Missouri 4-H has ever seen. This is a great time for you to be among other 4-Hers who have the same enthusiasm for 4-H as you do. I look forward to spending three excellent days learning, laughing, dancing, and making memories that will last a lifetime. I thank you for your commitment to 4-H. Be sure to register for the 70th annual Missouri State 4-H Congress to be held June 3-5, and get ready for an All-Star experience. I’ll see you there. Yours Truly, Trent Ludwig President Missouri State 4-H Council 2015 State 4-H Congress Agenda Wednesday, June 3, 2015 12:00-1:30 p.m. 1:15 p.m. 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. C C C 3:00 – 3:45 p.m. 4:00-4:30 p.m. C C 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. 6:00-7:45 p.m. 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m. C C C Registration and Get Acquainted Candidate Meeting *Opening Assembly – Welcome Introduction of Officer Candidates Congress Group Photo Small Group Activity Orientation for Citizenship Learnshop Adult Advisor Meeting Dinner Regional Meetings/County Photos Dance/ Movie Delegates in Rooms and Lights Out Keynote Speaker Thursday, June 4, 2015 6:30 – 7:45 a.m. 8:00-8:45 a.m. 8:00 a.m. C C B 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. 11:15 – 12:30 p.m. 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. C C C C/D D 8:10 – 8:45 p.m. 8:45 – 10:00 p.m. 10:15 p.m. 11:00 p.m. D D D Breakfast Assembly—Spirit Competition Citizenship Learnshop Board bus/ van to Jefferson City Learnshops Lunch Learnshops Dinner *Assembly – Investor Recognition Welcome from University Official Officer candidates Presentations 2015 National Congress Delegates Regional Meetings Dance Small Groups/Afterglow Delegates in Rooms and Lights Out Friday, June 5, 2015 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. 8:45 – 9:45 a.m. C C 9:45 – 10:15 a.m. C 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. C 11:30 – 12:15 p.m. C Breakfast *Recognition Assembly – Retiring Council Ceremony Recognition Installation of New Council Regional Meetings/Evaluations/ Thank You cards *Closing Assembly Keynote Speaker Check Out- TURN IN KEY AND MEAL CARD Lunch on your own as you have a safe trip home. *During State Congress family and friends are welcome to attend all assemblies during the event. The remaining scheduled activities will be open only to those who are officially registered delegates and/or advisors. Brandon Lee White Author, speaker, and professional ballroom dance instructor, Brandon Lee White, has spoken to youth and adults in nearly all of the fifty United States on topics including leadership, character, and personal growth. Brandon White started his first business at the age of 19. He went on to become a professional ballroom dance instructor and founded a youth ballroom dance program centered on personal growth and physical fitness. Brandon has been seen on TLC, Discovery Health, and Fit TV. Brandon attended Rockhurst University where he earned his Master’s in Business as well as a double major in Business and Psychology. At home Brandon loves spending time with his wife and friends. Together, they enjoy leading and serving in their church. Plus, Brandon can’t get enough of barbecuing, sports, hunting AND meeting new people as he travels around the country. Dress Code Gentlemen Ladies A- Assembly Nice shirt or polo; skirt, dress Collared shirt; dress pants; black or pants, dress/city shorts, or brown dress shoes; NO flip-flops or gauchos; dress shoes or dressy flip -flops; NO athletic shoes , croccroc-type footwear; NO denim. type footwear; casual shorts, mini- C-Casual Shorts, jeans, or dress pants; t-shirt, polo or dress shirt; Athletic shoes, flip-flops, croc-type footwear and denim are allowed; NO cut-offs or worn jeans with holes; NO muscle Shorts, skirts, jeans or dress pants. Athletic shoes, flip-flops, croctype footwear and denim are allowed. NO cut-offs or worn jeans with holes. D-Dressy Dress slacks; dress shirt or polo (required); tie (optional); suit or sports coat; black or brown dress shoes. NO athletic shoes, flip-flops or croc-type footwear. Dress** from knee to floor length or pants suit appropriate for a prom or similar dress up activity. Dress shoes or dressy flip-flops. NO athletic shoes or croc-type B-Business Casual Dress Slacks; collared dress shirt or polo required; tie (optional); suit or sports coat; black or brown dress shoes. NO athletic shoes, or croctype footwear. NO denim. Collared shirt or polo; dress slacks or skirt (knee length); suit; black or brown dress shoes or sandals. NO athletic shoes, croc-type footwear; NO denim and or mini The following items are not appropriate at Missouri State 4-H Congress: Tube tops, Clothing that exposes the midriff, navel, back or cleavage, Skirts/shorts shorter than fingertips for girls. Halter tops, See-through clothing, Cut-offs, ripped jeans or other clothing with holes, Oneshoulder tops, Muscle shirts, Bare feet are not appropriate at any activity, Strapless tops, Clothing that advertises alcoholic beverages, tobacco products or drugs, Dress and appearance should not present health or safety hazards or cause disruption, Casual tops with spaghetti straps, Clothing that has vulgar, obscene or offensive messages or images, Shirts with straps less than 1’’ wide. Camisoles, Pajamas/sleepwear or outfits with visible undergarments are not to be worn outside your room. Fragrance-free Environment: It is our goal to ensure that we have an environment that is conductive to learning and working. Individuals are often times sensitive to products that we wear every day and may cause severe medical difficulties to those who are sensitive to them. Products that may cause symptoms include: perfumes, after shave lotions, hair spray, colognes and body sprays. We thank you for your flexibility and your good faith efforts to meet this accommodation. For security purposes, name tags are to be worn AROUND THE NECK. Missouri state 4-H staff, Extension personnel, adult volunteer leaders, and members of the Missouri State 4-H Council may ask any individual to modify their clothing selection if the Missouri State 4-H Congress dress code is not met. **Special Note for Semi-formal Dresses: Party and prom dresses may be 2015 CONGRESS OBJECTIVES 1. Provide quality age appropriate learning -experiences for 4-H youth ages 14-19, through learnshops and other educational opportunities. 2. Introduce delegates to college life by simulating campus living, residence halls, cafeterias, classrooms, etc. As with all 4-H events adult advisors are always available using a 1:10 adult to teen ratio. 3. Provide 4-H youth an opportunity to become acquainted with one another. 4. Facilitate the election of the next year’s State 4-H Council’s Officers and Representatives. All delegates and advisors must arrive between 12:00 and 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 Registration will be in Hatch Hall. THERE WILL BE NO LATE ARRIVALS! DELEGATES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE CONGRESS EARLY. DELEGATES ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND ENTIRE CONGRESS EXPERIENCE. “Equal opportunity is and shall be provided to all participants in Extension programs and activities, and for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or status as a Vietnam-era veteran. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the armed forces of the United States of America.” IMPORTANT INFORMATION Housing: Hatch Hall If no answer at the 1306 E. Rollins Street Hall and in case Columbia, MO 65201 of emergencies 2015 State 4-H Congress CONGRESS CHECK-LIST Sheets, blanket, pillow, pillowcase Towels and washcloths Personal Grooming Items Clothes (Refer to Dress Code) NO CHANGE MACHINES AVAILABLE REFUNDS AND LEARNSHOP ASSIGNMENTS Due to residence hall and meal guarantees, refunds cannot be granted after May 4, 2015. Substitutions will not be accepted after the May 4th deadline. You will be notified of your learnshop assignments. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the complexities off scheduling, it is NOT possible to change learnshops or roommates after arriving at Congress. PARKING PERMITS - $4.00 PER DAY All participants will be responsible for $4.00 per day to park a vehicle in residence hall lots. Fees will be collected at the time of registration. HOW DO YOU REGISTER? You must be at least 14 years of age before January 1, 2015 to attend. You may attend more than once, subject to county approval. The cost of this year’s conference is $200.00 and this fee must accompany your registration form. This includes t-shirt and class fees. Your Youth Specialist will tell you to whom your check should be made payable and the county deadline date. CHECKING YOUR EMAILS Be sure to check your emails regularly regarding Congress registration, updates and important information! TO REGISTER YOU MUST: Complete your registration form and health form. Indicate your first through fourth choices. This is to ensure that if you do not get your first choice, you will at least be assigned sessions that are of interest to you. The computer will not accept your registration unless you list four choices. Return the completed registration & health form to your Youth Specialist by the deadline set for your county. Be sure to enclose the registration fee. Directions to Hatch Hall on the MU Campus There will be no key deposit on residence hall keys; however, those not turning in their keys upon checkout will be charged $15.00 for the replacement keys. Also, any damage to the room will be billed to the individuals concerned. There will be a $5.00 charge to replace any lost meal cards. Your Youth Specialist must submit all completed registration & health forms and fees from your county prior to April 15, 2015. You need to bring spending money only for refreshments, bookstore items, or other shopping items you may wish to purchase while on campus. T-SHIRT DETAILS: The cost of the t-shirt is included in the registration fee. Make sure that you indicate on your registration form the size you prefer. East of Columbia (St. Louis) Take I-70 West to the U.S. 63 exit. Turn left (south) on U.S. 63. Turn right onto Stadium Boulevard. Turn right onto College Avenue. Turn right onto Rollins Street. Make first right onto circle drive. West of Columbia (Kansas City) Take I-70 East to the Stadium exit. Turn right onto Stadium Boulevard. Turn left onto College Avenue. Turn right onto Rollins Street. Make first right onto circle drive. YOU MUST PRE-ORDER A T-SHIRT. We will provide the shirt as requested ONLY if your county provides the full registration fee, county summary form and individual forms to the MU Conference Office prior to April 15th. After that date, no t -shirt request will be honored. We will not reduce registration fee. This is necessary in order that we may have ample time to enter registration information into our data base and place the order with the company. North of Columbia (Moberly) Take U.S. 63 South to the Stadium exit. Turn right onto Stadium Boulevard. Turn right onto College Avenue. Turn right onto Rollins Street. Make first right onto circle drive. South of Columbia (Jefferson City) Take U.S. 63 North to the Stadium exit. Turn left onto Stadium Boulevard. Turn right onto College Avenue. Turn right onto Rollins Street. Make first right onto circle drive.
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