February 2010 4-H Newsletter

— Written By N.C. Cooperative Extension

Volunteer Leader’s Association

The next Warren County 4-H Volunteer Leader’s Association Meeting will be held on Monday, February 22, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. 


2010 Four County 4-H Junior Livestock Show and Sale

The 2010 Four County 4-H Junior Livestock Show and Sale is coming up!  If you are interested in participating or attending as a spectator and don’t already know the information about the event, please visit our website or contact Erin. All information about the show including Rules and Regulations, entry forms, and educational project criteria please contact Erin or visit our website. http://warren.ces.ncsu.edu


District/State Level 4-H Project & Cumulative Record Book Judging

State Level Project/Cumulative Record Judging will be held April 9-14 in Raleigh.  Volunteers are welcome and encouraged to participate in this to learn more about what Project Record Books look like across the state as well as how the judging process works.  It’s a GREAT learning experience for volunteers who work with record books.  Contact Erin to let her know if you are interested.


County Awards/Achievement Night

We will be holding an Awards/Achievement Night program on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at the Extension Office.  4-Hers will be recognized at this event for their 2009 projects and other accomplishments.  All 4-H Members, Volunteers, families, etc. are encouraged to attend.  Please R.S.V.P for this event to Erin by Monday, March 22nd so that we can adequately plan for refreshments. *All club leaders, please provide Erin with names and information for any special awards/recognitions that you wish to be presented at this event by Monday, February 22nd.


Spring Break Day Camp – “Who Am I and Where Am I Going?!”

Plans are in progress for the 2010 Spring Break 4-H Day Camp!  Warren County will be partnering with Vance County 4-H for this program, which will be held Tuesday, March 30 – Thursday, April 1, 2010 from 8:30-4:30 each day.  The focus of this week will be preparing youth for their futures in education, employment, and personal development.  Registration cost will be $15 and the program is open to youth ages 11 and Up.  A Flyer with additional information is included with your newsletter.  Contact Erin ASAP to sign up because spaces are limited! Registration deadline is Monday, March 15th.


Summer 4-H Camp!

Camp is an awesome fun and educational experience for youth ages 8-14!  This year we will be camping at the Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center the week of June 27-July 2, 2010.  The cost for camp this year will be $325. We are making every possible effort to reduce the cost of camp, but we need confirmation from families that youth want to attend!  PLEASE call or come by to talk to me about options for financing camp so that we can make sure our youth don’t miss out on this fun and educational opportunity.   


Attention Teens – ARIE Program Information

The North Carolina 4-H ARIE program is designed for teens to get experience that will help them immensely in their future endeavors for college, scholarships, and the workplace.  The program consists of four parts; Application, Resume, Interview, and Essay.  I will be doing a training for anyone interested in this program on March 9 from 6-8 p.m. at the Extension Office.  Please call to let me know you will attend this training by Wednesday, March 3rd.  The deadline for submission of ARIE portfolios to the 4-H Office is May 10th.


Are You Reading Your Newsletters?

The first 5 people who call or e-mail erin_bain@ncsu.edu with the answer to this 4-H Trivia question will receive $10 off the registration for any 2010 4-H program/event with a total cost of $10 or more:  In what year and County was 4-H started in North Carolina?


Bug Poetry Contest

That’s right, the NC State Insect Museum (who knew???) is sponsoring this third annual “Hexapod Haiku Challenge” and it is open to anyone of any age.  The website is http://blog.insectmuseum.org/?p=148 and there you will find all the details.  Entries are due on March 20.


Volunteers Needed

Warren County 4-H is seeking volunteers for several upcoming events.  If you are available to help with these programs, please contact Erin as soon as possible!  Erin can provide any potential volunteers with more detailed information about each event as needed.

  • 4-H Reality Store at Spring Break Camp:  Wednesday, 3/31/2010, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Agriculture Science and Health & Safety Field Days, 4/13/2010 and 4/15/2010
  • Northside Elementary PTA Spring Fling:  Friday, 4/16/2010, 4:00-8:00 p.m.
  • County Celebration 4-H Presentation:  Friday, 4/23/2010, 6:00-9:00 p.m.


Summer Programming Ideas!

The summer will be here before we know it and this year I want to get really creative with our Day Camp opportunities.  If anyone has suggestions about programs they would like to see me organize, or that they would like to volunteer to plan/teach, then please let me know!  I’m always open to new ideas and since you work directly with the youth in your clubs/communities I would love to hear what you think.


Upcoming Dates and Deadlines for 2010:

-March 1, 2010 – Livestock Show Registration and Entry Fees Due

-March 9, 2010 ARIE Information Workshop

-March 25, 2010 – Warren County 4-H Awards/Achievement Night

-March 30-April 1, 2010 – Warren and Vance County Spring Break Day Camp “Who Am I and Where Am I Going”