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Officer Training – Saturday, January 18

The Southeast District 4-H agents and cabinet members have been working hard to prepare for this weekend’s state 4-H officer training! Just a few reminders about the upcoming officer training on Saturday, January 18 at Virginia State.

1. If there is a cancellation due to weather we will send a blast email to those that supplied an email on their registration form. Check your emails if the weather seems hazardous.
2. We will begin promptly at 10:00 am in the Wilder Building Auditorium located on the campus of Virginia State in Petersburg. Registration begins at 9:30 and I encourage you to come in time to be ready to begin at 10:00.
3. The training has been extended by 15 minutes so it will now end at 3:15 instead of 3 p.m.
4. Lunch will be provided. If you indicated a dietary restriction on your registration form, please advise them of this when picking up your lunch.
5. Participants do not need to bring any supplies with them besides a positive attitude. All programming needs will be provided.
6. Several participants ask about proper dress. School appropriate clothing is adequate for this event. There is no need to dress up but please make sure your clothing would be appropriate for school.
7. Parking – There should be parking available in lot 28 or lot 27 (near the athletic field).

The training team looks forward to seeing you this weekend! Safe travels!

Volunteer Conference of Southern States at Rock Eagle 4-H Center

Georgia 4-H in collaboration with North Carolina and Kentucky 4-H cordially invites your volunteers & staff to join us for the Volunteer Conference of Southern States, October 3-6, 2014 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Georgia.  The Conference includes great speakers, incredible workshops, learning labs and so much more.  For all the conference details, visit the Conference Website and learn more about the terrific opportunities that await as you are Framing your Future, Building our Best. 

Registration is now open.  Registration is online and open directly to volunteers and staff. Tips for completing the registration form as well as methods for reducing costs for the conference are available on the conference registration site.   You may also directly access registration and begin completing your application. Space is limited and we will increase the cost by $50 on September 15.

Please contact Katie Lafon with any questions at or 540-231-9410.

Southern Region 4-H Teen Leadership Conference (4-H SRTLC) – September 26-29, 2013

The Southern Region 4-H Teen Leadership Conference (4-H SRTLC) will be held September 26-29, 2013 at the Clyde York 4-H Center in Crossville, TN.   This conference is open to 4-H youth ages 14-18, is a great opportunity for youth to gain exposure to leadership, development, civic engagement opportunities and learn skills to help them develop youth/adult partnerships in their communities.  More information can be found at:

General Information:

  • Registration is $180/person.  This includes lodgings, meals, and a conference t-shirt.  Checks can be made payable to the “Virginia 4-H Foundation.”
  • Transportation is the responsibility of the delegate.
  • Registration paperwork (registration form and health history form) and registration fee is due to the state office by Tuesday, September 1.  Please note that no late submissions will be accepted.

Contact Katie Lafon ( or at 540-231-9410) for more information.  Registration and promotional forms for this event can be found at

Congratulations to the 2013 National 4-H Congress Delegation!!!


Congratulations to the 4-H members who will represent Virginia at National 4-H Congress in November! It is a great honor to be selected to attend this event.

Kipp Dunn (Prince William County)

Thomas Fleenor (Washington County)
Spencer Gee (Tazewell County)
Katherine Hankins (Washington County)
Aliyah Lambert (Surry County)
Ivana Marshall (Surry County)
Nicholas Poole (Prince William County)
Samantha Price (Rockingham County)
Taylor Reed (Henrico County)
Ryan Thies (Prince William County)
Eli Worth-Jones (Washington County)