Mississippi 4-H Volunteer Leaders Conference
The Mississippi 4-H Volunteer Leaders’ Annual Conference will be held February 25 – 26, 2022, in the Bost Extension Conference Center. The conference will begin with registration at 3:00 p.m. Friday, and conclude Saturday by 4:00 p.m.
The annual conference provides an excellent opportunity for 4-H volunteers, Extension faculty and friends of 4-H to participate in outstanding experiential learning activities, workshops, great fellowship, and enlightening entertainment. The theme this year is "4-H Volunteers Taking Steps Today for a Better Tomorrow”. We hope you and volunteer leaders from your county plan to share in this event.
The Conference will open with an awards dinner Friday evening, February 25, in the Bost Extension Conference Center. Outstanding 4-H volunteers in each of the following categories will be recognized:
1. Rising Star Volunteer Award Category – 4-H volunteers that have served 1-3 years.
2. Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award Category – 4-H volunteers that have 4-10 years.
3. Lifetime Volunteer of the Year Award Category – 4-H Volunteers that have served more than 10 years.
Applications for the above awards are due by February 1, 2022. The application can be found here.
Please encourage all delegates to bring items valued at a minimum of $25 for the Live Auction as well as items for the Silent Auction. The auctions serve as a fundraiser for the volunteer association. The auctions will be held at scheduled times during the conference and promise to provide many enjoyable moments. Each county is also encouraged to bring two door prizes to be given away throughout the conference.
We will offer the game of heads or tails again this year. This is a fun game that provides an opportunity to win prizes. Those who choose to purchase a $5.00 glow bracelet will be eligible to play the game of heads or tails. The game will be played at various times during the auction Friday evening and Saturday. Game details will be provided at the conference.
Registration fee for full-time delegates is $115.00, and includes conference activities, meals, banquet, conference t-shirt, and MVLA annual membership. Volunteers are responsible for their lodging arrangements. A block of rooms has been reserved at the LaQuinta Inn & Suites in Starkville. Please use this link to make your reservation: 4-H Conference
Rooms must be reserved by February 7, 2022.
Registration forms and conference information is included for you to share with volunteers in your county. Please submit registration and workshop selection for each delegate via the Extension Intranet. Extension agents must register each adult participant online. The county delegation form sent with the registration fees to the MVLA treasurer does NOT register them for the conference and workshops. Registration closes February 11, 2022. Please make registration fees/checks payable to MVLA.
The media release form, registration fees and the county delegation form should be mailed to the attention of:
Debby Carnathan, MVLA Treasurer
415 Lee Horn Drive, Suite 2
Houston, MS 38851
Agents and volunteers are encouraged to participate in the conference. The workshops and interaction with others will motivate and encourage growth in your county 4-H program! Fun shops, coffee shop, and bingo will be held Friday night following the auction. Fun shop selections are included with the registration. Please be sure to share this with volunteers. Information can be found on the MSU website as well as the MVLA Facebook page.