Turkey Shoot (Maybe Ham Hunt) 

We are still waiting for final approval from Oceana for the Turkey Shoot, the planned start is 7-8 November and continuing for the following three weekends finishing up on the 29th of November. I currently have commitments from 3 families (thank you), but we need a lot more families to step up to the plate. We also need Turkeys (or hams) lots of Turkeys (or hams), Jen Elizondo has been working real hard trying to procure donations here, so if you have any suggestions or potential leads, please let us know. Our search for turkeys has been made more difficult by the fact that last spring there was an outbreak of avian flu, that has greatly reduced the number of available products, and that has eliminated any potential donations from any of the local grocery chains, which opens up the possibility of our turkey shoot becoming a “Ham Hunt”.
In short we need you help at the shoot itself, and we need donations of turkeys or hames or a sponsor or if someone were to just write us a big check, that would also be awesome!

Tractor Supply Raffle (proposal)

We have the opportunity to to set up a table at the Tractor Supply Store TSC on Princess Anne Road, and do a raffle on the 7th and 8th
The plan would be to sell tickets @ $5 each to win a $100 TSC gift card, and limit the sales to 100 tickets, or sell as many tickets as we can $1 or $2, thinking we might be able to sell the raffle tickets at the turkey shoot as well.
The only issue with this is that we would need more volunteers, primarily kids at the TSC…
Please let me know if you and your family are available for either of the events, or if you have potential donors or sponsors.

International Travel and Intrigue

I have been notified of 2 foreign exchange programs available to 4H members
The First is the Summer Exchange Program, which is open to members  ages 12-18 Japan and Korea, ages 15-18 for Norway. This year the countries being offered include Norway (June 29 – July 31, 2016) , Korea ( July 15 – August 10, 2016 ) , and Japan (July 15 – August 11, 2016; July 13 – August 11, 2016)
The Second is limited to members and alumni aged 19-28 , just putting it out there for future reference, It is the IFYE 6 Month exchange program. Participating countries often include: Australia, Austria, Costa Rica, England, Estonia, Finland, Germany, India, Jamaica, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Scotland, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Wales
Both these programs cost roughly $3,000 to $4,000, and have an application deadline of 1 December, so if you’re interested, please contact me, and I will forward you the relevant information
Paul Perusse
Virginia Beach Top Shooters