January 7, 2021 - 2:59pm -- green.84@osu.edu

Gallia County 4-H Advisors, Welcome to our 2021 4-H season!

As we start off this new year, I wanted to share with you the two virtual 4-H Volunteer Training dates set for January.  These will be held via Zoom and you will need to follow a specific Zoom link to enter the meeting.  The first date will be January 13, 2021 at 6:00 pm and the second date is January 28, 2021 at 7:00 pm.  For those who have never participated in a Zoom meeting I would recommend the January 13th session.  I will show you how to download the FREE Zoom platform and introduce you to some of the features, as well as allow time for “playing” with the hosting controls!  If you would like to attend this session please send an email to winters.5@osu.edu and ask for the link for Jan. 13,  I will send you the direct link.  You do not have to have zoom downloaded to attend but if you would like to download it and look/play around with it go to https://zoom.us/ and sign up for your FREE account.  You will need a devise with a camera to run Zoom.  A laptop computer works best but also you can use a tablet or smart phone but the phone may be a little hard to see features.

The second date January 28, will also allow you some time to host and explore features of Zoom but we will also have some FUN ideas of activities you can do during your club meeting, so the kids are participating and not just watching a screen.  For this one you will want to download your free Zoom account and be signed into it when you click on the link.  If you want to sign up for this one please send me an email to winters.5@osu.edu and request the link for Jan. 28.

We hope that you will join us at one of these online trainings but if you are just not comfortable or don’t have the internet or equipment to join, we have planned two face to face trainings in February.  Right now these dates are set for Feb. 6 which is a Saturday morning at 9:30 am and Feb. 8th which is a Monday night at 6:30 pm.  All of the trainings, both online and face to face will have 2021 program updates and will count toward mandatory volunteer training. Additional dates maybe added or there could be changes to these in person dates depending on COVID restrictions, please follow us on Facebook, watch your emails and our website for changes.

Thanks for all you do for 4-H in our county!