First, I uploaded the Monthly Activity log in a plain .doc format in addition the the .docx format that some of you were having trouble opening. Everyone needs to start the year out on the right foot by printing out log sheets, project records and dog project records so you will know what to keep track of and have a sloppy copy. Go ahead and put some goals down in you record book. Print out the clover award descriptions and make a plan for the year; have a leader sign off that you set goals and met with your project helper.
First-timers don't need to worry about clover awards, but those of you who have already earned a year pin may want to set a higher goal this year, which may require you to run for office, attend higher-that-club-level 4-H events, or do a second project.
I have added a page with the new club bylaws and have put important dates on the Members Only page. I moved old items from the Members Only page to the News Archives page. I would like to put show results on the Dog Show page and update the C4C in Action! page with more photos. I will be out of town next week but please email me your info so I can get to work on this when I get back from vacation. I'd like to let our new members and visitors to our website see what we do!
Here's what I'm shooting for this year for the website: Get in the habit of checking late in the week for the minutes of the meeting and on Tuesdays printing out the tentative agenda before you come to the next meeting so you can write your notes on it. This will be an important way we convey information to people who miss meetings. We have too many members to fit all the parents in the room when attendance is high (not that I'm complaining about good attendance, of course!) and it takes a great deal of time to repeat everything each week. The officers will be responsible for sending information that needs to be posted and the secretary will be able to post information when I am unable to get it up in a timely fashion.
If you do not have regular internet access please let me know so we can get the information to you another way.