4-H Four-cast

October 24-November 13

From the Educators

Hello, Jackson County 4-H Families!

We're in the peak season of enrollments, new volunteers, new members, and gearing up for 4-H 2022-23! With our STEP classes underway, club meetings reconvening, and our New Volunteer Orientation coming up on Nov. 1, there's nary a dull moment here at the extension center!

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!

Quick enrollment tip: If you make a mistake matching the project to their club, you need to delete the project and try again! Also, don't edit your years in a project because it should automatically advance!

Since we're doing the newsletter on the 2nd and 4th Mondays, there will be a three-week period until the next one. During that time, Lena will be out of the office for most of this week and Steven will be out for Nov 3-13.


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Congratulations to Addison J!

Jackson County's own Addison J. was awarded a medallion ribbon for her performance at the state ranch horse competition in the trail event! It was an awesome time and many memories made!
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This Week (October 24-30)

  • Lena Out of Office (can be reached, but not immediately): October 24-28
  • Registration for Statewide Virtual Babysitters Training Due: Monday, October 24 (see below for registration details)
  • Ambassadors Club Meeting: Monday, October 24 at 7PM in Extension Classroom
  • Getting to Know our Valley Fossils STEP Class (ages 8-19): Friday, October 28 at 6:30PM in Extension Auditorium (register at least one day in advance, see below for details)

Next Week (October 31-November 6)

  • New Leader Orientation: Tuesday, Nov 1st, 6PM-8:30PM, Extension Auditorium, Please RSVP: RSVP link
  • JC 4-H Association Meeting: Wednesday, Nov 2, 6PM, Extension Classroom
  • Steven Out of Office (cannot be reached): Nov 3-13
  • Beef Leaders Advisory Meeting: Thursday, Nov 3, 6:30PM, Mace Building @ Expo
  • Gather at the Table STEP Class (ages 5-19): Friday, Nov 4th at 6:30PM in Extension Auditorium (register at least one day in advance, see below for details)
  • Hope for the Holidays Bazaar (Patriotic Livestock): Saturday, Nov 5th at 9AM-4PM, Sunday, Nov 6th at 10AM-3PM, Eagle Point High School

The Following Week (November 7-13)

  • Steven Out of Office (cannot be reached): November 3-13
  • CloverBuddies (ran by the Ambassadors Club!): Tues, Nov 8 @ 6PM in Extension Auditorium
  • How to Train Your Dog STEP Class (ages 9-19): Thurs, Nov 10, at 6:30PM in Extension Auditorium (register at least one day in advance, see below for details)
  • Veterans Day (Extension Office Closed): Friday, Nov. 11th, 2022

Information for Everyone

Interstate Exchange Needs Boys!

The Interstate Exchange club is ready to get going, save one thing--they need boys! Any young men in 8th-11th grade are encouraged to join the Interstate Exchange club! Interstate Exchange does not take a lot of your time and can be a nice compliment to your other 4-H activities. We have monthly meetings and plenty of fundraisers to help with the cost of travel.

Historically, interstate exchange participants who participated in fundraising had the entire cost covered.

The next interest meeting is Nov. 2 from 6:30-7:30PM in the Extension Classroom! See the flyer below for more information.

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STEP Classes

STEP classes are underway!

Check out the upcoming classes about fossils! Does your child spend time outside looking for cool rocks? Do they have any interest in fossils? Join us on October 28th for a class on fossils and the awesome rocks and geography of our valley!

We also have upcoming classes on table setting (complete with centerpieces and napkin folding training, just in time for Thanksgiving!), dog training, macrame crafts, and many more! 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

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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

Hope for the Holidays Bazaar

On November 5-6, check out Patriotic Livestock's annual fundraiser, the Hope for the Holidays Bazaar!
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Poultry Project Fair Debrief

Hello poultry project parents (and leaders)! We will be having a fair debrief meeting to discuss the poultry project and how it went at Summer Fair!

Place: SOREC

Time: 6PM

Date: November 16

Returning Dairy Goat Club!

Giddy Goats is returning for 2022-23! If you are interested in Dairy Goat 4-H, reach out to Westi at 831-419-3835!

Returning Dog Club!

Hot Diggity Dog is returning for 2022-23! If you are interested in Dog 4-H, reach out to Connie at 541-621-1330!

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?

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!

Our other poultry club is Full STEAM Ahead in Talent! Reach out to Lena (541-776-7371) for more information!

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

New Volunteer Orientation (Please RSVP ASAP)

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

Club Fundraising

If your club does fundraising, a request form needs to be filled out for prior approval. We can advertise on Facebook and in the newsletter (check out the advertising for the Hope for the Holidays Bazaar)! The club also needs a bank account if fundraisers will be carried out. Bank account pre-approval starts with the 4-H staff. Contact us if interested.

Financial Forms: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/4h/jackson/volunteers

Information from State/National 4-H

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

International Exchange Program

I’m excited to announce the application process for the 2023 Outbound International Program is open and members 13 years to 18 years are encouraged to begin applying. Attached is information about this great opportunity!

Application Deadline: December 1st https://smr.to/p71518

Oregon Scholarship Application Deadline: December 1st – All Oregon 4-H members applying to travel Outbound are encouraged to apply for an Oregon Scholarship to help with costs. Completed Applications are emailed directly to: Carole Smith – carole.smith@oregonstate.edu

More information can be found in the flyers below!

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Community Classifieds (not endorsed by OSU, but provided as a service)

Dog Trainer Looking for a Field

Earn Extra Money. I’m looking for a field to rent this winter (Nov-Feb or March) to run training drills with two retrievers. Low impact and quiet - would probably use 2-3 hours, 4 or 5 days a week. Prefer 10-20 acre fenced field in Talent or Phoenix area but willing to consider other options depending on location. Need mostly flat ground and mowed or partially mowed. Please contact me for more information: Margaret, 541-840-4311 or mhshasta@gmail.com

Goat Needs a Home

Widow needs to re-home a small, friendly, female, mixed-breed pet goat with mastitis issue. It's friendly with dogs! About 8yo. Feed, hay and meds included. For more info, please call Caramia 541-840-7730.
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

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