Originally Posted by cflaming
King County as of now has pulled the funding for 4-H. WSU has said that if King County does not fund 4-H that King country residents won't be able to participate out of County. My daughters
club participates in Snohomish but as things stand, they won't be able to next year. Hopefully enough people complain to the King County Counsel so they change their minds.
Originally Posted by Zgoatlady
When they first started talking about doing this to 4-H years ago our club was going to head to Pierce county. So I bet thats what will happen but the other county has to say ok to it first. Its just sad Enumclaw Fair is the oldest on the west coats..
I would be a lot more outraged about this if I hadn't tried to get 4H clubs started only to be smacked down by the insane new requirements for club and project leaders: the bar to participation is so high now that I don't see how it can work for most on-farm people, let alone those in cities and suburbs with two working parents or single parent homes anywhere. There needs to be a top-down rebuilding of at least the Washington State 4H program to put it back to where it was a life-skills educational dynamo and community-centered family activity.
Yes, I'm cranky about this. I was a ten-year 4Her, Chicago trip winner, Junior Leader and then Project leader for another eight years or so, and when the time came for my kids to join all I could find were closed doors.