4-H Deadlines Approaching

Franklin County 4-H News - September 2017

End of Year County 4-H Awards

Due September 11, 2017

Make sure you take the opportunity to fill out the appropriate award forms so that you can receive the credit you deserve for all of your accomplishments in 4-H! Here are the awards that are available...

Clover Award Forms (project members only)
These simple award forms are easy to fill out. Just mark off the activities that you've participated in this year, add up your points, and find out if you've qualified for a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Clover Pin Award.

Community Service, Leadership, & Public Speaking Awards (project members only)
Check off the activities that you've completed on each of these forms to see if you've qualified for one or all of these award pins.

Outstanding 4-H Member of the Year Award (project members only)
This competitive award is only given to a select few in each age category to honor those that have gone above and beyond in their 4-H experiences. Award reviewers compile scores from clover and pin awards, review project and 4-H experiences, and read the short response essays on the all new online application to select the winners of this award.

Cloverbud Pin Award (Cloverbud members only)
Our youngest members in Kindergarten through second grade can complete this form to receive their Cloverbud Pin Award at the recognition program.

Mark your calendars for the annual 4-H recognition program to be held October 23, 6:00pm, at the Ohio 4-H Center. These awards will be presented that night. Look for the RSVP link in your inbox in October!

Your club may be eligible for the Helping Hands Community Service Award or the Honor Club Award. The applications are available HERE.

Thinking of Becoming a 4-H Club Advisor?

Volunteers help make 4-H possible and are an essential part of the overall program. More than 300,000 youth and adult volunteers participate in the Ohio 4-H program each year. 4-H volunteers have the opportunity to contribute their time, energies, talents, and knowledge to help develop youth in a positive, educational way. The Franklin County 4-H program is dependent on its incredible adult volunteers to reach the youth of our county. Each time a new volunteer gets involved with the 4-H program, the number of children that benefit from 4-H programs increases!

Are you or someone you know interested in becoming a 4-H volunteer and helping a current 4-H club or starting your own? All 4-H volunteers must complete the Ohio 4-H volunteer screening process, which includes an application, a completed background check, interview, references, and a volunteer orientation.

The orientation session for new 4-H volunteers for the upcoming 2017-2018 4-H season will be held September 26, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. If you plan to attend the orientation, you must register with Christina Byrd, Extension Office Associate, at byrd.282@osu.edu.

Amazon Smile for 4-H

Did you know that Amazon will donate a portion of your purchases directly to Franklin County 4-H! All you have to do is select Franklin County 4-H Council as your charity of choice on your Amazon account. Then just shop by logging in at smile.amazon.com. It's still your same Amazon account - just more charitable and doesn't cost you anything!

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Franklin County 4-H Council Meeting

Wednesday, Sep. 20th 2017 at 7pm

530 West Spring Street

Columbus, OH

Our next meeting of the Franklin County 4-H Council is just around the corner. Come to the meeting and find out what is happening with the council as we head into the fall! Every club gets a vote on the 4-H Council. Is your club participating?

OSU Extension, Franklin

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