Franklin County 4-H News - April 2016

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We hope you plan to participate in our day of service at the Walk & Serve on Saturday! If you're attending, please bring all of your unwanted plastic grocery bags. One of the organizations at the Walk & Serve turns these bags into PLARN (plastic yarn) and crochets the it into amazing waterproof, bug resistant, and insulated sleeping mats for individuals experiencing homelessness.

For more information about the Walk & Serve, please click on the video below that aired on NBC4's Daytime Columbus.


1. Attend all of your club meetings.

You can’t be an active member if you’re not around. Arrive on time, and plan to stay until the meeting ends. If you miss a meeting for an important reason, let your leader or an officer know in advance if possible. Remember that 4-H meetings are held to:

• Get things done

• Bring up new ideas

• Build leadership skills of all members

• Be a change of pace from everyday activities

• Get to know other members

• Learn and have fun

2. Go to meetings with your ideas and share them with others.

3. Raise your hand and be called on before speaking. Only one person should talk at one time.

4. Listen to what others have to say. Even if you don’t agree with their opinions, it lets you hear other points of view. No matter what, you should respect their freedom of speech.

5. Be a friend. Get to know other members. Help out when needed. Not all members are the same, but no one is more important than another. Be a friend, and you’ll have a friend!

6. Know how to run a good meeting. “Parliamentary procedure” is used to make sure that:

• One thing at a time is discussed

• Courtesy is given to everyone

• Rules of the majority are followed

• Rights of the minority are protected

The official way to suggest something in a meeting is to “make a motion.” This is done by being called on (recognized) by the president and then saying, “I move that the club does...” Another club member seconds your motion. Then there is discussion and the club votes on the motion. That’s really all there is to it. It just takes practice.

7. Read your county 4-H newsletter! It is written for you. There is news about other 4-H clubs and upcoming 4-H events for you and your club. Keep your newsletter and other 4-H materials in a safe place. This will help you be a better member.

8. Give a demonstration. Are you afraid to speak in front of a group? Don’t worry, you can learn how to perfect your public speaking in 4-H. Public speaking skills will not only help your club, but also help you succeed in everything else you do. It’s not hard once you get started.

9. Work on your project. Start now by looking through your project book and setting your goals.

10. Enjoy your 4-H club. Have fun and learn at the same time!

4-H Camp Priority Registration

Priority registration for 4-H members is available until April 15 when it opens to the public. For more information about camp, June 13-17, download the information HERE.

Livestock Quality Assurance

Are you planning to take any of the following 4-H projects to the Fair?

  • Market Rabbits
  • Market Poultry
  • Market Lambs
  • Market Goats
  • Lactating Dairy Goats
  • Market Beef (including beef & dairy feeders)
  • Market Swine

If you answered yes to the question above, YOU ARE REQUIRED BY LAW to attend a livestock quality assurance session.

2016 Heart of Ohio Livestock Quality Assurance Opportunities

Please contact the county before attending any session
that is not hosted by Franklin County for possible changes.

DO NOT Be Late! You will be turned away!!

April 14 – Delaware County – Delaware Area Career Center North Campus (7:00-8:30 p.m.)

April 19 – Licking County - Northridge High School (6:30 p.m.)

April 23 – Heritage Show Ring Success Seminar with QA

April 25 – Knox County - Fredericktown High School (6:00 – 7:30 p.m.)

April 26 – Franklin County – Ohio 4-H Center (6:30 p.m.)

April 30 – Dairy Palozza – Trumbull County -

May 9 – Morrow County – Morrow County Fairgrounds Large Arena (6:15 p.m.)

May 7 – Dairy Palozza – Auglaize County -

May 11 – Morrow County – Morrow County Fairgrounds Large Arena (6:15 p.m.)

May 11 – Marion County - Evers Arena at Marion Fairgrounds (6:30 p.m.)

May 12 – Knox County - Mount Vernon High School (6:00 – 7:30 p.m.)

May 14 – Delaware County – Swine Clinic – Delaware Fairgrounds Pig and Lamb Barn (2:00 – 4:00 p.m.)

May 14 – Licking County - OSU-N/COTC – Founder’s Hall (6:30 p.m.)

May 15 – Delaware County – Rabbit Clinic – Delaware Fairgrounds Jr. Fair Building (3:00 – 5:00 p.m.)

May 17 – Morrow County – Morrow County Fairgrounds Large Arena (6:15 p.m.)

May 19 – Licking County - Utica High School (6:30 p.m.)

May 21 – Delaware County – Sheep Clinic – Delaware Fairgrounds Pig and Lamb Barn (2:00 – 4:00 p.m.)

May 24 – Licking County - Licking Valley High School (6:30 p.m.)

May 29 – Knox County - Danville High School (6:00 – 7:30 p.m.)

June 18 – Delaware County – Market Goat Clinic – Delaware County Fairgrounds Pig and Lamb Barn (2:00-4:00 p.m.)


Delaware County, 740-833-2030

Fairfield County, 740-653-5419

Franklin County, 614-866-6900

Knox County, 740-397-0401

Licking County, 740-670-5315

Madison County, 740-852-0975

Marion County, 740-223-4040

Morrow County, 419-947-1070

Cloverbud Day Camp

All 4-H Cloverbuds and their friends in kindergarten through 2nd grade are invited to participate in this incredibly fun day on June 10. Come celebrate summer with crafts, games, and other activities that will be held throughout the day.

For more information, click HERE.


Wednesday, April 20th, 7pm

2201 Fred Taylor Drive

Columbus, OH

Franklin County Fair Entry Meeting
Ohio 4-H Center

Fair entries are all NEW this year! Each club must send at least one advisor to this very important meeting. Senior Fair Board members will be instructing clubs on how to make sure your members get entered into the classes that they want to participate in at the Franklin County Fair. You don't want to miss this!


Saturday, May 14 – Bill Davis Stadium at OSU

Play ball! Bring your family and join your 4-H friends as the OSU Buckeye baseball team takes on archrival Michigan. Just $12 includes a general admission game ticket and 4-H t-shirt. Planned activities include: pregame stadium tour, anthem buddies and post-game photo on the field. First pitch is at 3:05 p.m. and parking is free! Get the registration form HERE!

Host a Japanese Youth this Summer

Expand Your Family’s Horizons by Hosting a Japanese Youth This Summer!

July 23 to August 18

Looking for some new fun and excitement this summer? Host a boy or girl from Japan in your home for 3½ weeks! The Ohio 4-H International Program is offering hosting opportunities to 75 families, and Japanese youth on the other side of the world are anxiously waiting to learn who their new family might be! The focus is on everyday family life. Special trips and activities are not required. Click HERE for more information.

Deadline: Applications are accepted until all youth are placed. The earlier the better, but please contact us regardless of when you receive this email.

Ohio 4-H Sea Camp

July 9-13, 2016

  • Open to 4-H teens, ages 14-18
  • Charter Boat Fishing
  • Snorkeling on historic ship wrecks
  • Kayaking, Power Boating, and Sailing
  • Opportunity to earn your Ohio Boater’s License
  • Drive Personal Watercraft (Jet Skis)
  • Island Exploration, dances, and great food
  • Meet friends from all over the state
  • Campfire on the beach and more fun!
  • Download information HERE
  • Registration Due June 1st
  • Cost: $500.00