|3 mo old|
Never mind the fact that we live in the county that is pulling their funding, and we have already crossed county lines to be part of the club that we are in when we original joined. Statements fluttering through the 4-H community is that we will not be able to register again for the upcoming school year because the county where we live no longer funds 4-H.
If the government decision becomes reality then the end result is that 2/3 of our club would have to exit 4-H come October. Therefore, knowing this part of the facts has caused our club to be diligent in writing to ALL the government executives and councilmembers that are part of this issue, and to the Department of Natural Resources and Parks for this issue.
Yesterday morning was a crazy whirl of email writing and Yahoo Group messaging. We are hoping to make our positive and stern voice be heard that ALL kiddos across ALL counties be allowed to participate in 4-H. We perhaps have a long, uphill battle to tangle with, but we are ready and willing to not give up.
Even though it is currently a negative topic, the process is a great experience for the 4-H Kids - hopefully, however, their voice will be accepted in the end.