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A Note from Virginia ......

A photographer goes to a haunted castle, determined to get a picture of a ghost on Halloween.  The ghost he encounters turns out to be friendly and poses for a snapshot.  The happy photographer later downloads his photos and finds the photos are underexposed and completely blank.

Moral of the story: the spirit is willing but the flash is weak.


Fall is officially here and my big belly and I have been loving the cooler weather!  Speaking of the belly, for those that don’t know, I am due to have my third child around the middle of this month so you should all be informed of my leave plans, should you have any questions or issues arise.  I will be taking six weeks of leave to spend at home with my family, don’t worry, I will be back!  Being a slower time of year, we (my supervisor, regional director, Bunni, and I) have decided that there really isn’t sufficient need for an interim in my absence since we should have most of the things that occur during that time wrapped up.  This is where it concerns you:

  • Club charters are due ASAP—leader’s should have received them at the September Leader’s Council Meeting, if you need a new copy, just ask and I will print one out.  I saved them all in your club’s files with your starting balances already in there.
  • Furthermore, if you have ANY questions on the chartering process or would like some help, please do not hesitate to contact me!
  • If you have any questions or issues in my absence here are your options:
  • Contact my supervisor, Joshua Kukowski in the Moorhead Regional Office ( or 218-236-2017)
  • You may also still contact Bunni in the Extension Office (218-631-7623)
  •  OR, If it isn’t urgent, feel free to email me ( , I will still be spot checking from time to time

Happy Fall to all, I look forward to another 4-H year with you!


Virginia Hendrickx
County 4-H Program Coordinator
(218) 631-7623
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