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General Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association Meeting

  Thursday, 9 am at the Rec Hall, February 20th

Agenda from 9 to 9:30 

logo9:30am start SPECIAL GUESTS:  4-H QR project members and 4-H project leader Robert Elphick unveil their monumental digital documentation of the our historic Coupeville buildings and history.  The club has developed QR codes and a website for residents and visitors who want to know more about our towns history.  

Robert and his 4-H’rs will demonstrate the site starting at 9:30 am.

Rolls and coffee to follow, courtesy of Knead and Feed.  A representative from Whidbey Telecom, Rick from the Museum, Mayor Conard, members of the Coupeville Festival Association board and Gwen Samelson will be recognize for the support they have shown for this project.  Megan from the Whidbey Examiner will be there to take a group photo and get additional information for an article.

We are all so appreciative of the hours and hours of work done by Robert and his 4-H project participants, and look forward to sharing it with you!

Thursday – February 20th – 9am – Coupeville Rec Hall


wt-head-logoBig thanks to Whidbey Telecom for providing the URL, servers and support for CHWA’s new 4-H QR Coupeville History site to go live on line for all to see.   

Past news from the 4-H Video and technology project – click pictures or linked titles for more. THESE KIDS ARE GREAT!  

83211whidbey8-11ro-4HD2Aug. 11, 2012 – Whidbey News Times – Whidbey teens create quake video, shake fair-goers – While other teenagers are playing video games and vacationing, a handful of Whidbey Island teens are preparing for an earthquake and tsunami of epic proportions.  When the Red Cross asked the 4-HD Video Club to make a video preparing Whidbey Islanders for the possibility of an earthquake and tsunami that would isolate the island from the mainland, club members leaped on the idea. Despite the severity of the danger and the seriousness of preparing for such an event, the 4-HD Video Club found time to have a little fun while educating islanders.

webVet-team-movieMay 28, 2012 – South Whidbey Record  – Memories of a 100-year-old vet: 4-H youths tell Savy Savinelli’s story of WWII —

FREELAND — In 1941, while President Franklin D. Roosevelt was initiating a full scale support of China in its war with Japan, 29-year-old Achilles “Savy” Savinelli was trying to find a direction in life.

Now, the 100-year-old Maple Ridge Assisted Living resident, and a proud veteran of World War II, is the subject of a film made by local students of the 4-H D Video Club.  Movie makers JaNoaH Spratt, 12, Patrick O’Brien, 14, and Chris Neal, 16, along with 4-H club leader Robert Elphick, managed to eloquently capture a time in history, and a personal story, using one man’s memory and keepsakes from a period in America that paved the way for generations that followed.

htmlimport_4_hd-1Sept 2011 – 4-HD Presentation – Deer Lagoon Grange hosted a presentation by the “4-HD Video Club” at its regular business meeting.  The members of the 4-H group demonstrated how they made a series of videos that include the History of the Coupeville Wharf. Robert Elphick led the presentation that was given by the 4-HD members.