FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 21, 2009

CONTACT: Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Tina Casey, 908-527-4346

 

4-H CLUBS ARE SEEKING VOLUNTEER ADVISORS

 

Westfield, NJ – Two of Union County 4-H’s most popular youth clubs --Archery and Living History -- are seeking adult volunteer advisors.  Interest in archery or history is a plus but not required.  The club members run their own meetings, elect officers, vote on club business, and participate in community projects.

“By becoming a 4-H club advisor, you can help nurture the next generation of civic-minded Union County residents,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella.  “All you need to qualify is an interest in helping young people develop their ability to communicate, organize, and lead.”

The adult volunteers provide guidance and facilitate the clubs’ participation in countywide events, helping to fulfill the 4-H mission of developing youth leadership skills.  The 4-H staff provides each adult volunteer with training and support.

The Archery Club meets once a month from October to June on the first Sunday of each month, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, at Oak Ridge Park in Clark where the new Union County archery range is located.  Certified archery experts will be on site to instruct the club members.

The Living History Club meets on the second Saturday of the month from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at the 4-H offices, 300 North Avenue in Westfield.

For more information on these and other volunteer opportunities, contact 4-H Agent James Nichnadowicz at 908-654-9854 or email him at nichnadowicz@njaes.rutgers.edu. The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, supported in part by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.