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But What Kind of Lemonade?

Mar 16, 2020


We’ve all heard the expression … “When life gives you lemons… you make lemonade.” This adage suggests that we make the best of a challenging situation. With the postponement of the 2020 State 4-H Congress, my inbox has been inundated with questions about next steps for our state finalists in Citizenship and Leadership, regional public speaking winners and the annual 4-H Performing Arts Troupe performance.

The truth of the matter is … we don’t know yet. We spent last week in con- tact with vendors, judges and others to notify them of the change to our event. You can be assured that every effort will be made to give each 4-H member the opportunity to compete in the Citizenship, Leadership and Public Speaking. It can be done! What we don’t know is how this will be done to ensure that opportunities are not lost between Roundup and Congress. We don’t want to miss a step!

Lemonade

So, this brings us to the question … “If life gives you lemons … and you make lemonade … what kind of lemonade do you make?” This is where you come in! I am confident that you have some great ideas of how we can best do this! You may even have some questions that we have not considered. Dr. Loveday has indicated that we have a link set up in Qualtrics® to be sure that we capture all of your questions and suggestions.

We’ve all heard the expression … “When life gives you lemons… you make lemonade.” This adage suggests that we make the best of a challenging situation. With the postponement of the 2020 State 4-H Congress, my inbox has been inundated with questions about next steps for our state finalists in Citizenship and Leadership, regional public speaking winners and the annual 4-H Performing Arts Troupe performance.

The truth of the matter is … we don’t know yet. We spent last week in con- tact with vendors, judges and others to notify them of the change to our event. You can be assured that every effort will be made to give each 4-H member the opportunity to compete in the Citizenship, Leadership and Public Speaking. It can be done! What we don’t know is how this will be done to ensure that opportunities are not lost between Roundup and Congress. We don’t want to miss a step!

So, this brings us to the question … “If life gives you lemons … and you make lemonade … what kind of lemonade do you make?” This is where you come in! I am confident that you have some great ideas of how we can best do this! You may even have some questions that we have not considered. Dr. Loveday has indicated that we have a link set up in Qualtrics® to be sure that we cap- ture all of your questions and suggestions.

If you have a concern and/or an idea that we need to take into consideration as we begin the next planning process of 4-H Congress, PLEASE be sure to post those here —