Green & Growing
Franklin County 4-H News - September 2016
4-H AWARD OPPORTUNITIES
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 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.
ALL AWARD FORMS ARE DUE SEPTEMBER 26, 2016.
Mark your calendars for the annual 4-H recognition program to be held November 7, 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.
Camping Opportunity for Teens!
Teens can spend a fun filled weekend, November 18-20, at 4-H Camp Ohio! Open to 8th-12th grade 4-H members, Carving New Ideas is a camping opportunity for older youth, concentrating on the principles of critical thinking and program facilitation. Campers will take a trip Around the World in their time together. Sessions, speakers and even meals will challenge our understanding of how diverse our Clubs, Communities, Countries, and World really are. The cost for the weekend is only $60.
Registration Info: http://www.ohio4h.org/events/collegiate-4-h-carving-new-ideas
Hippology & Horse Bowl Info Session
There will be an informational Open House for those interested in joining the hippology or horse bowl teams this fall on September 13, 4-6pm, in the meeting room of the Hilliard Library on Cemetery Road.
Participants must be enrolled in a horse project, but there are horseless horse projects available if they would like to join but not show horses.
If interested and unable to attend, please contact Amanda Schleppi at 614-806-1266 (call or text) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Sue for more info: email@example.com
New 4-H Volunteer Advisor Orientation
September 27, 2016, 6:30pm (Extension Office - 2105 S. Hamilton Rd., Columbus)
February 28, 2017, 6:30pm (Extension Office - New Location Coming in 2017)
If you are interested in becoming a 4-H Volunteer please contact Kaitlin Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org to start the screening process.
DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR
(Subject to Change)
September 21, 2016, 7pm - 4-H Council Meeting (Extension Office)
September 27, 2016, 6:30pm - New 4-H Volunteer Advisor Orientation
October 3, 2016, 7pm - 4-H Horse Advisory Committee Meeting (Fairgrounds)
October 19, 2016 - 4-H Council Meeting (TBD)
October 31, 2016, 7pm - 4-H Horse Advisory Committee Meeting(Fairgrounds)
November 7, 2016, 6pm - Franklin County Recognition Program (Ohio 4-H Center)
January 1, 2017 - Market Steer/Heifer Possession Deadline for Franklin Co Fair
January 24, 2017 - Volunteer Appreciation & Enrichment Night
February 4, 2017, 10am - Winter Project Fair
February 4, 2017, 12:30pm - Officer Training
February 28, 2017 - New 4-H Volunteer Advisor Orientation
April 1, 2017 - 4-H Enrollment Deadline
April 8, 2017 - Franklin Co 4-H Walk & Serve
June 9, 2017 - Franklin County 4-H Cloverbud Day Camp
June 10, 2017 - Junior Fair Entry Deadline
June 13-17, 2017 - Franklin County 4-H Camp
July 12, 2017 - Livestock Evaluations & Skillathon
July 15-22, 2017 - Franklin County Fair
More dates to be updated on the 4-H calendar soon...
4-H Clubs with Horses
If your club has horse project members (not Horseless Horse), you are required to send a club advisor to the 4-H Horse Advisory Committee meetings. These usually take place the first Monday of each month with the exception of November (it will be held October 31, due to the recognition program date). Meetings take place at the fairgrounds and begin at 7pm.
The many shows, clinics, and activities for horse members cannot take place without your clubs support and help. Please make an effort to participate.
2017 4-H ACTIVITY FEE CHANGE
NEW CLUBS NEEDED!
To start a new club, you must be an official Ohio 4-H Volunteer that has been through the six step screening process. You can find an application HERE and please save the date for the required new volunteer orientation on September 27, 6:30pm, at the Extension Office, 2105 S Hamilton Rd., Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43232.
OSU Extension Newsletter Subscription
Did you know that OSU Extension, Franklin County has a monthly electronic newsletter called Extension Connections? In fact, in last month’s newsletter there was a feature article about the 4-H Walk and Serve and all its success! While Extension Connections is different than our Franklin County 4-H newsletter, Green & Growing, it’s still a great way to stay up-to-date with events, programs, and services your Franklin County Extension office has to offer.
If you are already receiving the OSU Extension, Franklin County monthly newsletter – thank you! If not, click here to sign up and receive information about our upcoming events, programs, and services. Don’t worry, we promise not to bombard your inbox, and you can unsubscribe from the list at any time.
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