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Japanese Exchange Host Families Still Needed

From Eliza Seibert,  Virginia Coordinator for States' 4-H International Exchange Japanese IB Program: 

We have 9 more Japanese delegates that need host families (7 boys and 2 girls) by May 15th. Host families should have children ages 11-16.

No special activities need to be planned, these youth want to experience American culture, make new friends, and improve their English by staying with your family.
Based on a complete immersion model, each volunteer host family opens their home to an international youth who becomes a son or daughter for the summer.

Hosting period: 4 weeks from July 23 to August 18, 2017

If your family would like to host this summer, please go to  http://www.states4hexchange.org
Or email elizas@vt.edu.

You will find the list of students to choose from below. There are 7 boys and 2 girls. Please, send me a first and second choice of a good match for the host sibling in your family so I can save that student for you.  A reminder that the student must be the same gender and within 3 years of age of the host sibling.  I have more information about the students so we can discuss them further.           

If you have any questions about the program. Feel free to contact me. 540-872-6680.         

List of Delegates:


B1- A 12 y/o male who likes chess, basketball and fishing. Likes photography, painting/drawing, arts and crafts, and Disney music. Likes swimming, cycling and ping pong. Asthmatic but symptoms settle down with medicine. Favorite subjects: Science and PE. Intermediate swimmer.

B3- A 13 y/o male who loves swimming (belongs to a Swimming club) and wants to be a good swimmer. He also enjoys playing minecraft, watching movies, and watching sports (Baseball, Tennis). Favorite subject: Math. Advanced swimmer.

B4- A 13 y/o male who likes to play basketball and fish. Likes history, video games, singing, Cooking, arts and crafts, watching tv. Favorite subject: Math and English. Beginner swimmer. Mildly allergic to dogs (prefers not to be with “fluffy” dogs).

B5 - A 13 y/o male who likes soccer (in soccer club), swimming, ping-pong and outdoor activities. Loves dogs. Likes camping, nature/outdoors, video games and movies. Favorite subjects: PE, Science and Social Studies.

B6 - A 13 y/o male likes playing minecraft and watching YouTube. Likes computers, video games, swimming, camping. Quiet but loves to laugh. Intermediate swimmer. Favorite subject: Science.

B10 - A 14 y/o male who likes soccer, cooking, playing outdoors, listening to music and singing, reading comics. Likes hiking, camping, dogs, video games, swimming, tennis, volleyball, and basketball. Favorite subjects: English, PE, Japanese History. Intermediate swimmer.

B11- A 15 y/o male who loves Basketball, Music, and playing video games. Also likes museums, shopping, swimming, dogs, popular music, show tunes and hip-hop. Intermediate swimmer. Favorite subject: PE


G2 - A 12 y/o female who loves basketball (on basketball team for 3 years) and cooking. Likes playing piano, singing, dancing and arts and crafts. Likes nature/outdoors, gardening, hiking and camping. Favorite subject: Science. Allergic to cats and cannot be placed in a home with indoor cats. Beginner swimmer.

G14 - A 14 y/o female who likes karaoke, shopping and playing tennis. Likes watching sports (baseball and soccer) and watching tv, specifically music programs. Sociable, cheerful, and outgoing. Beginner swimmer. Favorite subject: Japanese

Cloverbud Camp Registration Available

Holiday Lake 4-H Center has released their Summer Cloverbud Camp brochure for 2017 and the theme is "Come One, Come All."

The camp will be Friday, June 16-Sunday, June 18 at the 4-H Center. There is an early-bird registration fee of $87/camper if you register before May 26 while the regular camp fee is $97. Parents are able to attend with their children as well.

The registration form can be found here.

Hoof N Woof Club Seeks Donations

It is a great time to do some spring cleaning and donate your unwanted items to our annual 4-H Horse Show Clothing & Tack Sale.

We are looking for donations of equine items to sell at our annual Horse Show on May 28th.  In addition, if you have any other sources or contacts for other barns or riding facilities that might which to donate items that would be greatly appreciated. All items need to be collected by mid May so that we can get every thing priced and organized for the sale.

We will have a pre-sale for all members and sell the rest at our horse show at the end of May. At this point, we do not have enough donations to have our sale.

Here are some examples of horse items you could donate..... books, tack, any show clothing, riding wear, boots, model horses, puzzles, games,movies etc..

Please give all your donations to Laurie Hartman or leave in donation box in the office of the Durbin arena. If you have any questions,suggestions or can help please contact Laurie Hartman at 975-0346 or at Wheelz1222@aol.com

State 4-H Congress Registration is Live

From the State 4-H Office: 
As promised, the State 4-H Congress registration system opened today and is now live.  All participants (youth and adults) must register through 4HOnline (va.4honline.com) to attend State 4-H Congress. Please note that event registration will only show for those youth and adults who are active within 4HOnline.

In addition, the State 4-H Congress webpage is live as well, and inclusive of all important dates, registration forms, tip sheets, and Cabinet elections information. You can access the website by visiting: http://ext.vt.edu/4h-youth/state-congress.html

The registration system for Congress will close at 11:59 PM on Friday, May 5. We will be unable to accept registrations after that date, so please make sure all 4-H members, adult volunteers, and faculty/staff registrations entered into the system before it closes.

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