Leaders Council Officers:
Carolyn Shelby – President
Nona Chamberlain – Vice-President
Peg Greer – Secretary
Vicky Schneider – Treasurer
George Fries – Director
Cindy Fries – Director
Leaders Council – A Year in Review
It has been a difficult year for everyone but I am optimistic for the upcoming 4-H year and that we can get back to “normal” with our 4-H programs. I would like to welcome a new 4-H club – The Feathers, Fur and Four Legged Friends 4-H club into the 4-H program. I know that some long time clubs are no longer active and they will be missed. One in particular that I will miss is Fancy Feathers 4-H Club, the club that Maura Dey and myself started many years ago. It was a great run.
Leaders Council was still able to support several activities this year in Burlington County. The Aspen Hills Holiday Gift Project went online and was able to provide over 350 gifts and other items to the residents of Aspen Hills. That is amazing and the staff at Aspen Hills were very grateful that Leaders Council went above and beyond for this project. By going online we had support for this project from people as far away as Texas and Florida. There are plans to expand this project so stay tuned for more details in September.
Other projects that were supported included the 4-H Project Record Story Book Awards, Let’s Get Blooming Gardening project and the Active Citizenship 4-H club homeless teen community service project. We also had one 4-H member attend the virtual Citizen Washington Focus this year. Lastly, Leaders Council was able to award a $1,000 scholarship to Barnyard Bandit member, Amanda Bonfrancesco.
Thank you to everyone who helped make all of the Leaders Council projects this year a success. I am looking forward to the new 4-H year!
Leaders Council President
Leaders Council Scholarship Award: Leaders Council had the honor of awarding Amanda B. the 2021 Leaders Council Scholarship. Amanda has been a long time member of the Barnyard Bandits 4-H club. Amanda is shown here being presented her award by Leaders Council Vice-President and Barnyard Bandits Leader, Nona C. Amanda will be attending New Jersey Institute of Technology and will be pursuing a major in Architecture.