« Last post by phunt on May 11, 2015, 07:17:04 AM »
Dear fellow members
On the weekend I was asked by one of our younger members if the GVGO would be considering having a Jr. Division sometime in the future. Not sure if this issue was raised in the past, but it might be a good time to discuss this. This is something that the club might consider starting for 2016 growing season. Our Jr. members are our future, so helping them learn & understand what it takes to be competitive now is very important to their future success. We could award prizes to the top growers in the division so they aren't competing with us more experienced members. I was thinking that anyone under 18 years of age should be considered a Jr. member. Also, we might consider dropping the membership fees to only $10 for them, if they aren't already covered under a family membership.
What do you think of this idea? Would there be enough interest in it? Your opinions mean a lot to us, especially those with younger kids who like working/helping in the patch with their moms & dads. The kids must be very active in the growing of the plants (watering, weeding, burying vines if needed, harvesting, etc.), except for the spraying of the plants to qualify for any awards.
We look forward to hearing your thoughts & ideas on this topic. Good luck this season.
Jane & Phil