County recognizes National 4-H Week October 7-13

Judge Hurley read a Proclamation recognizing National 4-H Week at Commissioners’ Court, Monday, October 8. Representing Atascosa County 4-H, standing, from left, were Michelle Pfeil, 4-H program ass’t; Ely Rankin, 4-H member; Dale Rankin, extension agent, Atascosa County and Dru Benavides, extension agent. Seated, from left, are Comm. Mark Gillespie, Pct. 1; Comm. Bill Torans, Pct. 2; Judge Bob Hurley; Comm. Eliseo Perez, Pct. 3 and Comm. Bill Carroll, Pct. 4. LEON ZABAVA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Judge Hurley read a Proclamation recognizing National 4-H Week at Commissioners’ Court, Monday, October 8. Representing Atascosa County 4-H, standing, from left, were Michelle Pfeil, 4-H program ass’t; Ely Rankin, 4-H member; Dale Rankin, extension agent, Atascosa County and Dru Benavides, extension agent. Seated, from left, are Comm. Mark Gillespie, Pct. 1; Comm. Bill Torans, Pct. 2; Judge Bob Hurley; Comm. Eliseo Perez, Pct. 3 and Comm. Bill Carroll, Pct. 4. LEON ZABAVA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Proclamation

Whereas, The Atascosa County Commissioner’s Court is proud to honor the 4-H Youth Development Program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for 111 years of providing experience-based education to youngsters throughout the Lone Star State; and

Whereas, This admirable program, which seeks to provide a learning experience for the whole child, including head, heart, hands, and health, helps young Texans to acquire knowledge, develop life skills, and form attitudes to enable them to become self-directed, productive, and contributing members of our society; and

Whereas, Its more than 550,000 urban, suburban, and rural youth participants, ranging in age from eight to nineteen, hail from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and truly represent a cross-section of the state; and

Whereas, The program undoubtedly could not have achieved the success that it has today were it not for the service of its more than 22,000 volunteers, who have given generously of their time, talents, energies, and resources to the youth of Texas; and

 

 

Whereas, Throughout its proud history, the 4-H program has developed positive role models for countless Texans and through its innovative and inspiring programs, continues to build character and to instill the values that have mad our state strong and great; now, therefore be it

Resolved, That the Atascosa County Commissioners Court, hereby designates October 7-13, 2018 as National 4-H Week in Texas and commend the 4-H Youth Development Program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the many men and women who have made the program a success.

About 4-H

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H is about having fun, learning, exploring and discovering. In 4-H, young people make new friends, develop new skills, become leaders and help shape their communities.

More than 65,000 Texas youth are enrolled members of 4-H community clubs in Texas. Another 850,000 Texas youth get involved in 4-H through special educational opportunities at school, in after school programs, or at neighborhood or youth centers. These youth live in cities, suburbs, small towns and rural communities.

4-H gives them a chance to pursue their own interests – from photography to computers, from building rockets to raising sheep. A list of 4-H projects is available online. They go places – to camp, to state and national conferences. They learn to be leaders and active citizens.

In 4-H clubs, they serve as officers and learn to conduct meetings, handle club funds, and facilitate group decision-making. In a growing number of communities, 4-H youth serve as youth representatives in municipal or county government or as members of Teen Courts. They give back to their communities. 4-H members get involved in volunteer projects to protect the environment, mentor younger children and help people who are less fortunate.

4-H Motto

In support of the 4-H Club Motto: To Make the Best Better

4-H Pledge

I pledge:

My Head to clearer thinking

My Heart to greater loyalty

My Hands to larger service and

My Health to better living.

For my club, my community, my country, and my world.

4-H Prayer

“Help me, Oh Lord, to live so that the world may be a little better, because thou hast made me”

4-H Creed

I believe in 4-H Club work for the opportunity it will give me to become a useful citizen.

I believe in the training of my HEAD for the power it will give me to think, to plan, and to reason.

I believe in the training of my HEART for the nobleness it will give me to be kind, sympathetic, and true.

I believe in the training of my HANDS for the ability it will give me to be helpful, skillful, and useful.

I believe in the training of my HEALTH for the strength it will give me to enjoy life, to resist disease, and to work efficiently.

I believe in my country, my state, and my community and in my responsibility for their development.

In all these things I believe, and am willing to dedicate my efforts to their fulfillment.

4-H Emblem

The 4-H emblem is the four-leaf clover with the letter “H” on each leaf, standing for head, heart, hands and health.

4-H Colors

The 4-H colors are green and white.

Green symbolizes nature’s most common color and represents life, springtime and youth. White symbolizes purity.

Atascosa County Extension Office

Office: 830.569.0034
Fax: 830.569.8997
atascosa-tx@tamu.edu

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