Green & Growing
Franklin County 4-H News - February 9, 2022
Welcome to Franklin County 4-H
Winter Project Fair and Officer Training
This year, club officers will have the opportunity to attend officer training during the Winter Project Fair. Officers will be invited to attend a 15-minute session to gather ideas and participate in an activity to help them with their new officer role.
When: Saturday, February 12, 2022
Time: 11am - 1pm
Where: Franklin County Fairgrounds, Edwards Building
Download the 4-H Calendar
4-H Meetings and Health Guidelines
2022 Fair Schedule
This year's Franklin County Fair will be held Monday, July 18 - Sunday, July 24. Tentative schedules for project evaluations, special event contests, and livestock can be found below. Horse event schedules will be shared as soon as they are available.
*Subject to change. Times are approximate.
2022 Project Evaluation & Special Event Schedule (tentative)
2022 Burke Building Schedule (tentative)
ATTENTION: Club Historians and News Reporters
A new addition to the Franklin County Extension website is the Club Corner page. This page is a great way to share club news. Updates can highlight activities, news, or even advertise for new members to join. Club officers or advisors can submit their updates by clicking on the link below.
4-H Enrollment Now Open
Selecting Your 4-H Project
Ohio 4-H Family Guides Now Available
4-H Project Requirement Guide
Do you know what you need to do in order to complete your project? Make sure you check out the Franklin County 4-H Project Requirement Guide HERE. The project requirement guides explain what is required to complete each project.
Club Leader Reminders
Club Leader Action Items
As a reminder, all Ohio 4-H volunteers are required to complete a fingerprint background check screening every four years. Notices for those volunteers who need their background check done were sent on November 2. If you think that your background check might be due this year, please check your email from that day or contact Beth Boomershine at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Club Financial Summaries
Attention 4-H Club Leaders: Every club must submit the annual financial summary by March 1. If you have not submitted your summary, we ask that you send it in. You can find the summary in two different versions:
2. From the county website (download, save, and email)
Several clubs still have not picked up 2021 member certificates and award packets. If your club still needs to pick them up, please contact Beth or Rachel to make an appointment for a pickup.
NEW! Mandatory Training for Club Advisors
Ohio 4-H now requires ALL official 4-H volunteers to participate in at least one hour of training facilitated by county 4-H professionals. This mandate has been put into place by the state 4-H office. For reference, the requirements to maintain official Ohio 4-H volunteer status include:
- Re-enroll in the 4-HOnline database EVERY YEAR
- Complete the Ohio 4-H Protecting Minors From Abuse Training EVERY YEAR
- The online module will be available soon.
- NEW! Complete one hour of mandatory training for 4-H volunteers EVERY YEAR
- Complete a fingerprint background check every four years
In light of this new requirement and the current public health concerns, an assortment of opportunities and ways to complete the training will be offered. These many options should help you find a training that will meet your comfort level as well as provide you with valuable resources to help you manage your club. Remember, every volunteer is required to attend one of the following options to maintain their official volunteer status.
Wednesday, February 16, 8:00 p.m.
Kunz-Brundige Franklin County Extension Building
2548 Carmack Road, Columbus, OH 43210
Thursday, March 3, 12:00 noon
Zoom: See volunteer email for link.
Thursday, March 3, 7:00 p.m.
Zoom: See volunteer email for link.
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