Highlight Report 99
NAE4-HA Vision statement
We are an organization internationally recognized, inclusive network focusing on the needs of the 4-H youth development profession by…promoting positive ethics, behavior, and professional integrity serving as a catalyst for collaborations, coalition development and teamwork using cutting edge youth development research to impact emerging youth issues promoting use of up-to-date methods of transferring technological information achieving the level of financial resources to accomplish our mission
The National Association of Extension 4-H Agents promotes, strengthens, enhances and advocates the 4-H youth development profession.
- Strengthen, expand and diversify membership to be inclusive
- Provide a system of staff development that meets the present and emerging needs of the 4-H youth development program
- Empower a process that aligns, projects and communicates the image of the 4-H youth development profession consistent with the NAE4-HA vision
- Refine and strengthen an ongoing structurefor financial management and donordevelopment
- “Building Relationships with Stakeholders,”a session on advocacy, presented at the JCEP regional meetings.
- Opportunities provided for staterepresentation to participate in PILD.
- Board continued to look to futuring, specifically looking at governance; movingfrom success to significance. Established an ad hoc committee.
- All elected positions for the board have hadat least one candidate and three of the positions have multiple candidates. Filledpositions of standing committee.
- Received approval from CSREES to use 4-Hname and emblem for three years.
- Attended NASULGC meeting, representing association.
- Attended other association meetings ESP,NEAFCS, NACAA representing NAE4-HA.
- Presented workshop at National 4-HCongress on why teens should choose 4-Has a career.iRepresented NAE4-HA at JCEP meetings.
- Represented NAE4-HA at ECOP meeting.
- Represented NAE4-HA on Leadership Council (CSREES, 4-H Council and selected4-H leaders).
- Handled money efficiently.
- Developed a national donor profile list.
- Worked with JCEP on Galaxy II informationand potential state bids.
- Participated in grant selection for Bureau ofIndian Affairs grants in connection withUSDA.
- Participated in National Boys & Girls Clubannual conference.
- John Crites elected to National 4-H CouncilBoard of Trustees.
- Continued research about paying for someservices
- Clarified process for 4-H name/emblem forexhibitors at future conferences.
- New Professional Forum offered at 1999conference.=Raised over $72,000 for conference.
- “Youth Development Showcase” atconference.
- Web site running for PA, CO, and ND.
- System in place to manage requests forexhibitors using the clover name andemblem.
- Conference planner and datamanagement systems cross-reference tofacilitate conference registration.
- Surveyed past conference co-chairsregarding conference planning servicesutilized and services needed.
Policy & Resolution
- Treasurer authorized to sign insurancecontracts.
- Handbook distributed as needed (disks).
- Reviewed new A/A statement.
- Reviewed 501(c)3 and foundationproposals for association.
- Updated NAE4-HA Handbook.=Historian and past president roles clarified
- Worked with News & Views to do a sectionon “Growing As Professionals” in eachissue.
- Formed a partnership with IFYE to havetwo 4-H staff from Botswana to attend the Pittsburgh conference.
- PRK brochure distributed to State 4-HLeaders and Extension Directors.
- Presented seminar and poster sessions.
- Updated Seminar Presenters Handbook.
- Worked with host states to changeseminar selection process.
- Linked seminars selected for conference