Fall extension programming in full swing
Happy Autumn! These past few mornings my bike ride has been so enjoyable. The crisp, crisp air reminds us that fall is here. In our expansion world, October marks the start of a new program year. This is the perfect time to register children for 4-H for the first time or re-register members through the online process.
Speaking of 4-HI, I want to remind you that we are looking for someone to join our team as a 4-H and Youth Development Officer in the Hays office. You can find more information about the application process on our Cottonwood Extension website. I hope you will share this information with someone who is passionate about working with young people in our area and encourage them to apply.
As my retirement date is only four months away, our Cottonwood District Council will be looking for a District Director responsible for Community Vitality Programs. This job description and application process will be announced beginning October 18 and interviews will take place in early December. The District Manager is the administrative head of budget and tax operations for the District of Cottonwood; local staff personnel management; and overall program development and delivery. If you know someone with these skills, encourage them to apply.
A few weeks ago, I highlighted the upcoming open enrollment period for people covered by Medicare. Appointments will be available at our offices in Great Bend and Hays, so just call me to arrange a time. There is no charge for this service, and it’s a really good idea to review your drug plan every year. This way, there are fewer surprises after the first of the year.
Another upcoming workshop that I will be leading is a ServSafe course for food handlers. This workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, November 2 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Great Bend office, 3007 10th Street. A $15 registration fee secures your spot and attendees will receive an up-to-date manual and refreshments. Whether you’re an occasional food handler at your churches soup supper or you work in a food service related job, this class is great. Participants will receive a certificate of completion to share with their employer. Class sizes are limited, so call our office at (620) 793-1910 to register.
Take a look at all the upcoming activities in the Cottonwood District in our email newsletter on our website and on our FaceBook page and join us when you can!
Donna Krug is District Director and Family and Consumer Science Officer at K-State Research & Extension. You can reach her at: (620)793-1910 or [email protected]