4-H Four-cast

October 10 - October 23, 2022

From the Educators

Hello, Jackson County 4-H Families! Welcome to our new newsletter! The goal is to make the newsletter a bit easier to read and much nicer to look at. We'd appreciate any feedback!

It's Enrollment time! Leaders, make sure your club members know that this is the period in which we commence enrollment! And don't forget to enroll yourselves. The re-enrollment deadline for leaders is December 31st, so make sure to re-enroll ASAP! As per usual, the Early Bird Enrollment deadline will be January 31. Don't put it off until the last minute! Enroll today!

It's also STEP Class time! Our series of STEP classes is returning! Check out the article below for more information, but these classes are awesome opportunities for your kids or your club members to learn about different projects in 4-H! From LEGO Robotics and Fossils to Table Setting and Sewing, there is something for everyone!

Finally, Steven has a new cell phone number! If you have Steven's old number in your phone, please delete it--he won't be responding to it within the month.

Steven's new cell number: 541-930-8412.

He can receive texts and phone calls (will respond during business hours and events).


Lena and Steven


This Week (October 10-16)

  • Lena Out of Office (can be reached, but not immediately): October 9-13
  • CloverBuddies Meeting: Tuesday, October 11 at 6PM in Extension Auditorium
  • Sheep Leaders Meeting: Wednesday, October 12 at 6:30PM in Extension Auditorium

Next Week (October 17-23)

  • Lena Out of Office (cannot be reached): October 14-18, 21-23
  • Livestock Judge Selection Meeting: Tues, October 18th at 6PM in Extension Auditorium
  • Horse Leaders Meeting: Wed, October 19th at 7PM in Extension Auditorium
  • Swine Leaders Meeting: Thurs, October 20th at 7PM in Extension Auditorium
  • LEGO Robotics STEP Class (ages 7-19): Fri, October 21st at 6:30PM in Extension Auditorium (register at least one day in advance, see below for details)

Information for Everyone


The CloverBuddies Club is returning for the 2022-23 4-H year! This club is a great way to get kids ages 5-8 (as of Sep 1, 2022) started with 4-H! On the second Tuesday of each month at 6PM in the Extension Auditorium, bring your 5-8 year-olds for an hour of songs, games, learning the basics of a 4-H meeting, and a fun activity. No need to pre-register. Stop on by this Tuesday, October 11 at 6PM and see what we're about!

Time: Every 2nd Tuesday at 6PM-7PM

Place: Extension Auditorium

Ages: 5-8

STEP Classes

The very first STEP class on LEGO Robotics is coming up on Friday, October 21 at 6:30-7:30PM! It will be followed by a ton of super-fun classes about fossils, table setting (just in time for Thanksgiving!), dog training, macrame crafts, and many more! Check out 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

Member Enrollment

Member enrollment is open! Returning members should confirm with their clubs that they are returning then should re-enroll at https://v2.4honline.com/ using the same login information as last year! New members should make sure they have confirmed a club to join with the a club leader before enrolling, but then can go into the same link above and create an account. Remember, there's an overarching family account, but each member should be enrolled by name within the family!

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

Ambassadors Club is Recruiting New Members

The Jackson County Ambassadors Club is our premiere teen leadership club! They learn about leadership and citizenship throughout the year and, come fair time, support a wide variety of fair activities. This is an awesome opportunity to foster leadership! The club requires a short application to show interest, but it's open to any youth from 8th-12th grade!

Ages: 8th-12th Grade at time of admission to the club

Application Period: Rolling

Application Link

Looking for a Poultry Club? Join Pig Tails and Poultry!

Pig Tails and Poultry is looking for more poultry members! They meet in Eagle Point/Trail. Call Rebecca Ball at 541-621-6614 for more information!

Advertise 4-H at School and Community Events!

Do you have an upcoming community event? Would you like to represent and recruit for 4-H? Reach out to Steven at 541-776-7371 at least one week in advance of the event so we can give you materials to help promote our 4-H program! If you reach out to us at least 3 weeks in advance, we might even be able to have 4-H Staff attend the event (no promises, however)!

Klamath County Horse Event


FUN OPEN HORSE SHOW & GAMES Saturday, October 29, 2022.

Please call Kim Coleman for more information 541-891-2079

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Information for Leaders

Leader Re-Enrollment

Re-enroll today! Log in to 4-H online, update your club, projects, and contact information for the 2022-23 4-H year, and make sure that you have time while re-enrolling to retake the annual Child Safety and Mandatory reporter training in 4-H online!

When it asks the type of volunteer, every volunteer in a club should select Volunteer Type: Club Volunteer. Each club should have one Volunteer Type: Club Volunteer, Volunteer Role: Contact Volunteer, and every other volunteer in the club will be a Volunteer Type: Club Volunteer, Volunteer Role: Resource Volunteer. Each volunteer that works with any project (i.e., swine, expressive arts, shooting sports, etc.) should also select Volunteer Type: Project Volunteer. Under Project Volunteer, if you work with only one club, you will be a Volunteer Role: Club Instructor. If you work with multiple clubs, you will be a Volunteer Role: Resource Volunteer. Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions, and don't overthink it. Most folks will be both a Club Volunteer and a Resource Volunteer.

If you see an email alerting you to update your Criminal History Check, please do so promptly. Leaders who are lapsed on their CHC will not be allowed to work with kids in Jackson County 4-H programs.

Leader Re-enrollment Deadline: December 31

Leader Enrollment Site

Livestock Judge Selection Meeting

October 18th @ 6PM in the Extension Auditorium

We will have an in-person meeting at the Extension office to go over judge selection for beef, sheep, meat goats, and swine. Every species will have their own meeting, and only one representative per club may attend.

New Volunteer Orientation (Please RSVP)

All new volunteers must attend one of the new volunteer orientations to be approved as volunteers. Returning volunteers are encouraged, but not required, to attend as a refresher!

  • Options: Nov. 1 at 6PM-8:30PM, Jan. 25 at 10AM-12:30PM, Jan. 25 ay 6PM-8:30PM
  • Location: Extension Auditorium (569 Hanley Road, Central Point, OR)
  • RSVP link

SAVE THE DATE: JC 4-H Association Annual Benefit and Auction

On January 21, 2023, the 4-H Association will have its annual fundraiser to support scholarships, camp, leadership retreats, contest awards, and much, much more! We ask that all clubs donate a basket, items for a basket, or items that could be auctioned off to help raise funds to support the 4-H program!

Interested in being a Project Superintendent?

We are looking for dedicated individuals looking to share their passions to be superintendents in the following areas: Beef, Sheep, Swine, Dog, Horse, Archery, Photography, Art, Horticulture, Science, Clothing/Textiles, Communication/Presentations, Record Books, Robotics, and Woodworking. Fill out an application today and submit to Lena! It can be found on our website under Volunteer Resources.

Clubs Must Re-Register

Clubs must be re-registered by this point. Use this form: https://forms.gle/cGgLxkjEhPRswRVM7

The clubs we are still waiting for reregistration from are: Gold Valley Community Club, Right on Target, Riverview Livestock, and Trail Blazers. If you are a part of these clubs and know they are returning, let your leader know to fill out the form ASAP.

Annual Financial Report form and Club Equipment Inventory should be emailed to steven.mcintyre@oregonstate.edu ASAP. All clubs need to fill out both forms (found on our website https://extension.oregonstate.edu/4h/jackson/volunteers under “Club Financials") REGARDLESS of whether you have a club bank account.

Information from State/National 4-H

Below is the State Animal Sciences Newsletter!

Download the newsletter below ("PostFair 2022.pdf") for Animal Sciences to learn about all sorts of learning opportunities, be a part of state-wide discussions on animal projects, and hear all Candi has to say about state fair!

Shooting Sports Mail-In Tournament!

The Oregon 4-H Shooting Sports Mail-In Tournament registration is up and running!


  • Archery Tournament is 5 months, begins in November and runs through March
  • Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun and Muzzleloading are 3 months, January through March
  • Club Leaders must register so we have clear lines of communication (no charge)
  • If the Club Leader wants someone else to be the communication link, they just need to register and let us know
  • All Youth must be registered in their county 4-H program (4-H Online) and through the contest registration (Idealogic) prior to participation
  • The Mail-In Tournament is the gateway to the State Contest - youth must participate in the Mail-In to be invited to the State Contest
  • Registration is a one-time $15 fee regardless of the number of disciplines in which a youth competes

The registration link can be found HERE

Rules, and other leader resources (welcome letter, score sheets, safety and sportsmanship guide, etc.) can be found HERE under the Shooting Sports tab.

State-wide Babysitter's Training, Virtual

This training is designed to train youth in many aspects of babysitting, including baby care, toddler care, healthy snacks, business tips, age-appropriate games, first aid, and safety. Questions? Call or email Sandra (503) 325-8573 or sandra.carlson@oregonstate.edu

  • Registration due: October 24th
  • Class Dates: Nov. 7, 9, 14, and 16, 4-5:30pm
  • Ages 10+
  • $10 fee (payable by check to Clatsop County Extension, 2001 Marine Drive, Rm 210, Astoria, OR 97103 or by Credit Card when you register online)
  • Register at https://beav.es/iKu

Community Classifieds

“Each person, human or no, is bound to every other in a reciprocal relationship. Just as all beings have a duty to me, I have a duty to them. If an animal gives its life to feed me, I am in turn bound to support its life. If I receive a stream’s gift of pure water, then I am responsible for returning a gift in kind. An integral part of a human’s education is to know those duties and how to perform them.”
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
Our activities are open to all who meet the appropriate age requirement. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made no later than five days prior to the event to Lena Hosking, 4-H Educator lena.hosking@oregonstate.edu

This publication will be made available in an accessible alternative format upon request. Please contact Steven McIntyre, Education Program Assistant at steven.mcintyre@oregonstate.edu

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