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Kansas State 4-H Office
201 Umberger Hall
1612 Claflin Road
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-5981 fax

Kansas Volunteer Leader Forum

What: The Kansas Volunteer Forum

When: November 20, 2020

Where: Your Device (computer, tablet or phone) connected to the internet

Who: 4-H Volunteers

Registration: Click here to register

Registration Deadline: November 19th, 2020

Registration is Free of cost and will close on November 19th. After registering for the event you will receive an email with further details and links to access the sessions on the 20th.

Shared Links from Sessions 


Experienced in pages and pages and pages of record books, KAA's, KAP's and now Record Report Forms! Knocking it out of the park with these new forms, we appreciate the work the pilot group completed in creating them in true record keeping style! Patsy Maddy, Twin Creeks District 4-H Youth Development Agent, will share some background record keeping history bringing you up-to-date with the latest version of Kansas Record Report Forms.

    • Option B - Keeping Kids Safe
      • Christi Miller, Doniphan County
        Mom of four girls, director of Children's Services at Kanza Mental Health, Founder/President of Break Every Chain Anti-Human Trafficking nonprofit , and County Coordinator for Doniphan County Farm Bureau
  • 8:00 - 8:30 - KA4-HV Session – Kjrsten Abel Ruch
  • 8:30 - 9:15 - Workshops Session Two
    • Option A - Creating Quality Engaging Virtual Meeting
    • Virtual Meetings Presentation Slides
      • Heidi Steffen
      • Heidi is currently the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at TitanTV, Inc. selling and marketing Broadcast Tools to television stations across the country. She is also the Vice President of The Linn County Fair Board in Iowa. She has volunteered as their Marketing Manager for over 15 years. Between her full-time job and volunteer position she has put on many webinars and help coordinate and put on the Linn County Fair's Virtual Fair this past summer due to COVID-19 restrictions.
      • Otto Steffen:
        Otto is the son of Heidi Steffen. Otto has been very involved in the Linn County Fair and 4-H since he could walk. He has 4 years of Clover Kids (Cloverbud) and his first year as a 4-Her in his club he was nominated and voted on as their Treasurer. He was also the 2018 Mr. Little Linn County Fair where he spent the year representing the fair at different events and activities. His 4-H Club, Northwest Super Stars, starting doing Zoom meetings in April this year and they have continued to virtual meetings since then.
    • Option B - Stories Matter
      • Jaryth Barten, Stories Matter Project Coordinator. He is currently a senior undergraduate student at Fort Hays State University studying Organizational Leadership and Communication. In his years as a Dickinson County 4-Her, Jaryth was active in several projects and had the opportunity to lead at the local, county, and state levels on councils and ambassador teams. He attributes 4-H for sparking his interest and giving him the experience he needed to be successful in his work and studies today.
      • Presentation Description
        Stories Matter is a grant-based project that is made up of a series of Leadership Communication training components. This grant specifically focuses on reaching historically underrepresented, underserved youth in Kansas. The Stories Matter team loves reaching new audiences with 4-H and relies largely on committed 4-H youth and volunteers to support and be active leaders for the project. In this session, you will be given a brief overview and history of the project as well as the information you need to bring it back to your community.

The two options during each session will happen at the same time.  Your registration information email, which will be sent to you on the 20th, will include zoom links for each session.  You may choose which session you would like to attend live.  The sessions will be recorded so you may watch the other session later if you would like.