Friday, July 9, 2010

Monthly Hot Topic Centra Agent Training

Our Regional Program Directors put together a Hot Topic Centra Training each month. This month the training will consist of the Organizational Development Centra scheduled for 10 am this morning July 12th, as a public event on "Identifying Issues with the Leadership Advisory Board"conducted by Dr. Jeff Ripley. Go to Public events on our Web Conferencing Site. There are many good centra programs on the public events calender that you can attend. These trainings can also assit in developing your dossier and curriculum vitae as you look toward applying for promotion. I encourage you to take a look each week at the public events calender and attend the trainings that will benefit you in your job responsibilities.

District 11 Junior Leader Lab is being rescheduled for Thursday, July 22, 2010

The event will still be held at Rockport Beach Saltwater Pavilion on Thursday, July 22, 2010.

If families have a conflict with the new date, the family or the county office will need to email Jodi directly
( NO LATER THAN July 19 to request a refund. Please include the county name and list of registered participants requesting refunds.

All information regarding Jr. Leader Lab including the schedule, map, medical forms, etc can be downloaded from the district 4-H website at:

Registration for Jr. Leader Lab has been re-opened until midnight on Friday, July 16, 2010. Some families that were not available for the original date are interested in attending now that the event has been rescheduled for July 22.

Multi County 4-H Council Officer Training

We received great reports form this past weeks Muti-County Council Officer Training held at the Coleto Creek Park 10 counties were represented - Aransas, Victoria, Nueces, Goliad, Bee, DeWitt, Calhoun, Matagorda, Jackson, and Refugio....over 70 4-H members and 20 leaders participated.
Thanks to all the agents that promoted participation in this event, and especially to Becky , Sarah B., and Kyle for your leadership in organizing this event, Jodi for your support and to Brian for cooking!

Better Living For Texans Reminders

The deadline for match reports for the 3rd quarter (April 1 - June 30) is July 30th. Please remind all co-workers on the proposal of the deadline.

Teacher match hours, for those county's submitting, will also need to be entered by July 30th and forms due to the Regional office by the 30th as well.

The last day to request a PO for educational supplies is also July 30th. All items will need to be ordered by July 31st and must be delivered on or before August 31st. If items are not received by August 31st, any items on back order or the PO will need to be canceled. Contact Norma for more information.

County Emergency Publication Management Plan

Those coastal and next tier counties that received and email last week concerning your “County Publications Management Plan” need to complete the plan and submit a request for publications to the district office by the end of the week. Thanks to those counties that have replied with your prompt attention to this matter.

Coastal Bend Classic
District 11 agents will provide a new district wide oppertunity for our 4-H livestock project members and leaders . This event is an educational opportunity for youth livestock exhibitors and their families to learn more about caring for and exhibiting livestock.  All 4-H youth in AgriLife Extension District 11 will receive an invitation. However the event will be open to any 4-H and FFA members in our area. Cattle,Goats and Lambs will be the projects featured in the clinics and shows. The event will be held on Saturday December 4, 2010 at the San Patricio County Fairgrounds & Event Center, Sinton, Texas.
A planning meeting of the agents committee will be held during lunch at this weeks recodbook judging in Refugio on Thursday.  Agents on the original planning committe and any other Ag and 4-H agents are welcome to participate in the meeting. Topics of discussion will be programs topics, judges, and sponsorships.

Texas Agrilife Extension Travel Vouchers
Occasionally you will have a need to submit Texas Agrilife Extension Service travel voucher. Please note that the instructions for completion of the travel voucher have been updated. Please pay attention to item 11 (regarding blank 9 on the form) which states that we can now use the UIN in place of the Social Security number for the payee identification number. This is a further move to protect confidentiality of Social Security numbers. More information is located at this link