Nov. 23, 2014, Meeting #1
Gettin' in the Know Your Government Groove
The Jefferson County 4-H KYG Club got off to a great start. We made our group agreement, discussed the First Amendment to the Constitution, talked about social media pros and cons, discernment and safety. A few in the club are particularly interested in and passionate about several issues that are or may soon be impacting the local community; they presented the topics to the group so they can get started on their community issue board for the conference.
We also laid out a fundraising strategy that includes traditional money-raising events, such as raffles and car washes, and social media crowd funding. Taking the idea of digital citizenship and use of social media to heart, the club created a GoFundMe site. Check us out -- and feel free to donate -- at www.gofundme.com/jcKYG
We combined our raffle for a holiday-themed basket of goodies and a bird bath from re-purposed glass with a presence at the Port Townsend Art Guild Craft Fair, which was held Nov. 28-29. Several of the teens made crafts to sell too. The weekend event netted us about $300 toward our fundraising goal. A special note of gratitude to Donna Harding, president of the Art Guild, for enthusiastically accommodating and promoting our last-minute entry into the fair and to the Jefferson County Paws-N-Claws 4-H Club for sharing their space and assisting with our setup. And a shout out to Sam Smith, who is a member of Paws-N-Claws and our KYG club and a Conference Facilitator at the 2015 KYG event!
Our next meeting will focus on researching and reporting as we get started on creating our presentation board.