November 14 - 27, 2022
From the Educators
Hello, Jackson County 4-H Families!
Firstly, in the spirit of the upcoming holiday, we would like to express our gratitude to each and every one of you for your continued work as parents, as leaders, and as members to make the best better. There is a lot of work that goes into the activities 4-H provide for youth, and your work doesn't go unnoticed. Please, reach out to another 4-H participant (whether an official club leader, a teen leader, a volunteer, or simply a person in 4-H who has shown leadership or a willingness to grow) and express your gratitude to them!
We've heard that some folks prefer the pdf version of the newsletter so they can print it out--check the top of each Smore newsletter from here on out, and we'll have a pdf of the newsletter below for you to print more easily!
Keep working on getting re-enrolled or making sure your club members get re-enrolled and continue spreading the word about your club, about Interstate Exchange, about STEP Classes, and about all of the other great work 4-H is doing! Now that Steven is back from vacation, he will be starting to approve folks in 4-H online. It's still a bit of a process, so keep that in mind!
By the by, we recently sent out an email about cashing premium checks--just to clarify, we were talking about the premium checks from 2021. 2022 Premium checks have not yet been sent, but are in the works!
Enrollment tip: payment is a question we get a lot here in the office. Because of how our system works, you cannot pay online in 4-H online. You CAN pay online, however! Regardless of how a member's family plans to pay, the family should select "pay by cash/check" in 4-H Online before submitting their enrollment. Then, they can either pay by cash or check at the extension office or pay online at: https://secure.touchnet.net/C20159_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=130&SINGLESTORE=true
Lena and Steven
Ambassador Takeover of CloverBuddies!
This Week (November 14-20)
- Horse Leaders Meeting: Monday, November 14th at 7PM in Extension Classroom
- Virtual 4-H International Exchange Presentation: Tuesday, November 15th @ 7 pm (see below for Zoom link).
- Griffin Creek Community Club Interest Meeting: Tuesday, November 15th at 6:45PM in the Griffin Creek Elementary School Cafeteria (pre-register at https://forms.gle/1J8JkoMfDnzUknx38, see flyer below)
- Record Book Judging: Wednesday, November 16th, 5:30PM at Extension Auditorium (only judges need attend)
- Poultry Project Fair Debrief Meeting: Wednesday, November 16th, 6PM at Extension Classroom
- Deadline to Submit Members for 4-H Members Recognition Night: Wednesday, November 16th, See Below for Details
- Livestock Superintendent Meeting: Thursday, November 17th, 6PM at SOREC Auditorium
- Youth Horse Committee Application Due: Friday, November 18th (see below for details)
- Aquatic Engineering STEP Class (ages 5-19): Friday, November 18 at 6:30PM in Extension Auditorium (register at least one day in advance, see below for details)
Next Week (November 21-27)
- 4-H on Vacation (Not available for calls or emails): Nov 21-23
- Thanksgiving Break (Extension Office Closed): Nov 24-25
- Leader Survey Due: Nov 26 (see below) https://forms.gle/XtrTj9VH2jhHv57K9
Information for Everyone
Youth Horse Committee Application
We are ready to launch the application for the 2022-2023 Youth Horse Committee - the application deadline is November 18th and is limited to intermediate and senior members!
Contact Shae Johns (541-973-4349) with any questions!
4-H Member Recognition Night!
- Did they help with the club's community service project?
- Were they extra helpful during fair, 4-H events or club meetings?
- Did they serve as a club officer, camp counselor or project helper?
- Do they make the club more fun and enjoyable?
Every member and leader enrolled in last year's 4-H year is allowed to fill out this form (only twice) by Wednesday, November 16th. After November 16th, the top 2 youth from each club will be emailed an invitation to attend Member Recognition Night. All camp counselors, teen ambassadors and record book contest participants should save the date and plan to attend!
Please note: You can tell the person about the nomination, but it does not guarantee they will be chosen for recognition this year. Tell them to save the date!!
4-H Member Recognition is led by the 4-H Ambassador Team. It will be Monday, November 28th from 6:30 - 7:45 pm at the Extension Center. An array of desserts, drinks and awards will be provided.
Member Nomination Form: https://forms.gle/twkVsR84bFzxkVmp9
Member Nomination Deadline: Wednesday, November 16th
Wall Calendars Available at the Extension Office!
Each family in 4-H is allowed one calendar for free! Club leaders are welcome to pick up enough calendars for their entire club. Families, please check with your leaders to see if they are picking up calendars for your club. If not, you're welcome to come in and pick one up yourself!
Opportunity for Youth to Engage in a Research Study on Rabbits!
Survey on Motivation in Rabbits: The Human-Animal Interaction lab at OSU is currently researching rabbit behavior. If you own a rabbit and would like to participate, please take our survey about motivation in rabbits. It mainly consists of questions about your rabbit's behavior and preferences. Contact Emma DeFreeuw at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. To take the survey, visit https://thehumananimalbond.com/current-studies/ or access it directly in English (https://forms.gle/2Cr9mfxhyNU4ZGd2A) or Spanish (https://forms.gle/5Fq6zHNGyFbEGpuJ8).
Interstate Exchange Needs More Participants!
Historically, interstate exchange participants who participated in fundraising had the entire cost covered.
The next interest meeting is Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 6:30-7:30PM in the Extension Classroom! See the flyer below for more information.
Check out the upcoming classes about aquatic engineering, raising rabbits, and holiday cooking (our sewing class is sold out)!
Register for the classes at beav.es/itr
Open to: All youth (various ages, see flyer) in Jackson County
Cost: $5, first class free with code 'FIRSTFREE', 4-H members can ask Steven for a code that makes all classes free!
Place: SOREC Auditorium
Times: see flyer
Early Enrollment Deadline ($40 per child): January 31
Enrollment Deadline for Fair Participation (price increases to $60 per child): March 15
Payment link (only pay after you have completed enrollment): https://secure.touchnet.net/C20159_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=130&SINGLESTORE=true
Deadlines and Enrollment Policies!
Returning Dog Club!
Ambassadors Club is Recruiting New Members
Ages: 8th-12th Grade at time of admission to the club
Application Period: Rolling
Information for Leaders
The 4-H Association and staff need some input in premiums, Animal Affair and leader/advisory meeting dates. Please complete this 6-question survey by November 26.
Financial Forms: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/4h/jackson/volunteers
Virtual and State 4-H Opportunities
Animal Science Webinar Series!
International Education Week...
...is November 14-18, 2022. IEW is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of an effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.
In conjunction with IEW, we will be hosting a Virtual 4-H International Exchange Presentation on Tuesday, November 15th @ 7 pm. The presentation will include a short overview of the various opportunities available for 4-H members. We will also hear from a few of our Outbound members who traveled abroad this summer to Argentina. The program will be structured to allow plenty of time for Questions.
Join Zoom Meeting
Phone Dial-In Information
+1 971 247 1195 US (Portland)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
Meeting ID: 968 8735 4525
Douglas County Hiring a 4-H Program Coordinator!
Apply at: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/128439 by 12/11
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