In this week’s issue:
Recording Available: ATLAS: A New Age of Extension
The video of the Oct. 23 Penn State Extension presentation “ATLAS: A New Age for Extension” is available at https://media.oregonstate.edu/media/t/0_pq5apaim
This link is also posted at http://outreach.oregonstate.edu/resources/faculty-staff under “O&E Leadership Presentations.”
Pamela Rose Update on the 2015 NAE4-HA Conference in Portland
The 2015 NAE4-HA Conference is now in the record books! And what a great conference it was! The Oregon 4-H staff did a phenomenal job in putting on this conference. Throughout the week and especially on the last days, participants shared with us comments like: “This has been such a great conference”, “The Oregon 4-H Team has done an amazing job”, and “I had so much fun here in Portland”. They appreciated the high quality information received during the 8 seminar sessions (20 sessions offered each time), 3 super seminars, 2 poster sessions and 1 exhibit hall full of resources. They were inspired to action through our Keynote session on Poverty, our Capnote session on Ocean Conversation, and to give to 2 community service projects – the Children’s Book Bank and Alzheimer’s Research. They loved our evening activities that featured Oregon products and sights such as OMSI, Oregon product Craft and Draft, and our Awards Program. They appreciated the humor provided by Ranger Gandy, the NAE4-HA app where they could share photos and highlights, and the 4-H Hydro flasks which really reminded them of our “Empowered by Green” theme.
There were 4 moments when the conference participants providing a standing ovation: 1) to thank our outgoing President Kim Gressley for her outstanding leadership this past year, 2) in appreciation of the inspiring message provided by Andrew Nantz at our Awards program – Andrew was an Oregon 4-H member who has overcome the obstacle of blindness by “making the choice” to remain positive and keep a sense of humor in life & to set and achieve goals such as winning the overall 4-H Master Showman Award and earning his Associates of Applied Sciences degree in Wine Marketing, 3) in appreciation of the cap note message and work done by Sean Russell in his endeavors and leadership to make a difference for the health of our oceans not only as a young person in 4-H but on into adulthood as he engages young people in these efforts nationwide, and finally 4) to thank the Oregon 4-H Conference Planning team for putting on an amazing conference. These were some of the special highlights of this conference that I will remember for a lifetime. For a complete list of all of conference planning team members and all of the wonderful ways they helped to make this conference a success, please see the attachment.
A special Kudos goes out to our volunteer photographers for helping to capture the memories of this conference: David Cowan and Steven Kershaw. To enjoy some of the moments captured and posted (….so quickly I might add – thank you Andy Hoffman), see the conference photos at: https://nae4a.memberclicks.net/2015-annual-conference
I want to congratulate all of our award winners at the 2015 NAE4-HA Conference: Jon Gandy, Achievement in Service Award; Roberta Lundeberg, Distinguished Service Award; Mike Knutz, Distinguished Service Award; Janice Cowan, Meritorious Service Award; Doug Hart, 25 Year Award; Janice Cowan, 25 Year Award; and Lynette Black, Denise Miller National 4-H Innovator Award. Congratulations on your achievements!
I also want to recognize our Oregon 4-H colleagues who are now stepping on to serve in leadership roles on the NAE4-HA Board of Trustees: Jamie Davis, Regional Director for the Western Region and Mary Arnold, Chair for Research and Evaluation Committee. Thank you both for sharing your leadership in these very important roles for the association membership!
Condolences: Ashley Aguilar, Warm Springs
Extension extends heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of Ashley Aguilar, former secretary at the Warm Springs office, who tragically passed away on Friday ,October 24.
- Register for Extension Conference by November 13th https://apps.ideal-logic.com/osuextension