To the Editor:
During Covid, a lot has had to be put on hold for clubs of all sorts. Lockwood 4-H has had to feel the burn, but despite it, events have managed to still be organized.
Over the course of the past three months, Lockwood 4-H hosted the Monterey County Virtual Record Book Workshop. Typically held in Salinas in past years to educate 4-H members on the record book, this year we had to transition gears to online, and since we did it online, we took it as an opportunity to spread out the event.
The event took place on three different dates. On Feb. 13, March 13 and April 10, we talked about different aspects of the record book: the PDR, APR, 4-H Story and the Collection of 4-H Work. The events were full of information and interaction thanks to the icebreakers and games embedded into the presentation.
This event was able to happen thanks to the efforts of Lockwood 4-H. Besides myself as the youth committee chair, we also had fellow members from Lockwood 4-H help out: Seralyn Colton, Morgan Hancock and Lochlan Drinkwine. The adult chair was Ms. Colton, who did a phenomenal job helping guide the event as well as speaking at all of them. In addition, 4-H adult volunteer Jessica Riley also spoke at one of the sessions.
Between all the help received and all the participation and excitement we got from nine out of the 15 4-H clubs of the county, I would personally call this county event a success.
The times are hard, but it’s these tough moments that define who you are, and the 4-H community has proven to be resilient in these times, which is a good sign that leaders of tomorrow will still be able to come out despite all that’s happened.
Lockwood 4-H, Youth Committee Chair
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