Clark County 4-H Express
In This Issue
- Dear 4-H Family
- 4-H FEDERATION FOOTNOTES - FALL INTO 4-H!
- 4-H SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
- ITEMS MISSING DURING THE 4-H FAIR!
- SAVE THE DATE - ACHIEVEMENT NIGHT, NOVEMBER 3rd
- SHOOTING SPORTS VOLUNTEERS TRAINING ON TARGET FOR OCTOBER 13-15
- 4-H Family Camp
- Invite a friend to join 4-H!
- National 4-H Week - October 1 - 7, 2017
- ENROLL & RE-ENROLL ON 4-H ONLINE – Beginning Sept. 15th!
- Try something new in 2018
- Dates to Remember
- Cartha's Corner
- Show your 4-H spirit!
- SAVE THE DATES FOR WASHINGTON, DC
- WE NEED YOU IN SPRINGFIELD!
- JOIN U OF I COLLEGIATE 4-H!
- WHO WILL WIN $5,000
- Volunteers Check This Out
- NATIONAL 4-H VOLUNTEER e-FORUM
- 4-H SHOOTING SPORTS
- Clark County 4-H'ers at the Illinois State Fair
- Congratulations State Fair Livestock Exhibitors
- ATTENTION 4-H’ERS… 4-H Fair & BBQ Wrap-up
Dear 4-H Family
WE HAVE AWESOME 4-H'ERS & FAMILIES!! It's been awhile since the last newsletter, but we want to send our congratulations and thanks for all your hard work during the 2017 4-H Fair, the GREAT representation at the IL State Fair, work on 4-H Records and a wonderful 4-H BBQ! Thank you to the many 4-H'ers, parents, and leaders who worked so hard to make all of our 4-H FUNctions a HUGE SUCCESS!
Our 4-H families show tremendous support of the 4-H BBQ and it shows when we serve over 2465 meals! Your efforts were VERY MUCH appreciated!! Thank you so very much to our families for their time spent working before, during and after the BBQ! It's amazing how everyone works together for this great cause to benefit the 4-H program through funding 4-H Scholarships, 4-H Camp, Conferences, Premiums and the list goes on for a variety of 4-H programs and workshops.
We're off to a great start in the new year and look forward to many new 4-H'ers joining 4-H. Please take the opportunity during National 4-H Week October 1-7 to tell others about the exciting things happening with the Clark County 4-H program! Sometimes a personal invitation makes all the difference in the world so take this opportunity to Invite a Friend to 4-H! For those who have a "4-H Grows Here" sign, please put them in your yard!
Have a great month!
WELCOME NEW 4-H'ERS!!
4-H Program Coordinator
4-H FEDERATION FOOTNOTES - FALL INTO 4-H!
All eighth grade and high school 4-H'ers. WE NEED YOU!!
It's time to reorganize Federation for the new year and we are looking forward to having all 4-H'ers eighth grade and older to participate in Federation. Come "Fall into Federation" at the first meeting of the new 4-H year set for Tues, September 19, 6:30 PM at the Extension Office. We'll be electing officers and making plans for the upcoming year. Future meetings dates will be discussed at the first meeting.
What is Federation? It's an organization to provide the older youth of Clark County with added opportunities to make new friendships, to develop leadership, and to plan programs to meet their needs and interests. We need lots of 4-H'ers who are willing to provide some leadership and have FUN!
SAVE THE DATE - Youth to Springfield Trip to the state capitol on Thurs. Oct. 19. This is a GREAT leadership opportunity for youth from Clark, Crawford and Edgar Counties. Let us know if you are interested. Spots are limited!
4-H SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
The Clark Co. 4-H Foundation will once again offer at least FIVE $750 scholarships to 4-H'ers who have completed the 2016-2017 4-H year, will be entering their senior year of high school, freshman or sophomore year of college this fall, have been in 4-H for four years, and exhibited at the past 4-H Fair. This is EXCITING NEWS for Clark County 4-H'ers and just another example of how the 4-H Foundation continues to support Clark County 4-H'ers.
Completed application forms are due to the Extension Office by OCTOBER 16. Any 4-Her interested in applying for the scholarship should contact the office for an application or find it on our county website. The scholarships will be presented at Achievement Night November 3rd.
HORSE PROJECT MEMBERS! Senior members and College Freshmen, please fill out a scholarship application for any horse project member who has shown horses for the last 2-years at the Clark Co. 4-H Show. Scholarship applications are due to the Extension Office by October 16! Applying for this scholarship does not jeopardize your chances to receive a 4-H Foundation Scholarship.
ITEMS MISSING DURING THE 4-H FAIR!
Families – PLEASE check your supplies and see if you have located these items! In the Goat Barn – a rake and pitchfork belonging to Olivia Wells. Also items were taken from a farm display in the Arts Hall. These items belong to a 1st year 4-H'er - missing are a 1/64th Ford Tractor, disk, grain truck, pickup truck and people. PLEASE return these items to the Extension Office if you have found them. THANK YOU!
SAVE THE DATE - ACHIEVEMENT NIGHT, NOVEMBER 3rd
4-H'ers, mark your calendars and plan to attend our annual 4-H Achievement Night set for Friday, November 3, 7 PM at the Casey First Christian Church, 200 S.E. 8th St. This is our chance to recognize all of you outstanding 4-H'ers!!
Make it a family affair and attend this year's Achievement Night!
SHOOTING SPORTS VOLUNTEERS TRAINING ON TARGET FOR OCTOBER 13-15
Adults interested in teaching the shooting sports hobby to young people should attend the fall adult volunteer certification training for the Illinois 4-H Shooting Sports program October 13-15 at 4-H Memorial Camp in Monticello. Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age and screened through the Extension Office before registering for these classes.
Volunteers must register through the Extension office by October 1. Check in begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13. The training ends at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. Volunteers must be present for all hours of the training to receive their certification.
There are six concentrations of study, Clark Co. 4-H is still needing volunteers to serve as instructors for air pistol, archery, and shotgun. Volunteers will work with local Extension 4-H staff to establish or add to an existing shooting sports program in the county. Learn more about the Illinois 4-H Shooting Sports program at: web.extension.illinois.edu/shootingsports. Give the Clark County Extension Office a call at 826-5422 if you are interested in being a volunteer! We give scholarships for this training for those wishing to be a volunteer.
4-H Family Camp
Enjoy a weekend family camping trip with none of the prep or mess! Come experience rock climbing, zip lining, archery, fishing, campfires, crafts, cardboard boat racing, and many other fun activities. Your family will sleep in a cabin, have meals provided (starting Friday dinner and ending with Sunday lunch), and enjoy A LOT of fun activities! Expect to have fun, eat heartily, and make memories which will last a lifetime!At least one youth attending must be 8 to 16 years old, and children must be accompanied by at least one parent or guardian. The fee for participants 8 years and up is $75/person, while those 4-7 years old are only $35/person. Camp will be held from Fri. Sept. 22 - Sun. Sept. 24. Register on-line and check out all the details @ https://4h.extension.illinois.edu/programs/camping/family-camp. Please contact Andy Davis at 217-762-2741 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or if you need accommodations
Invite a friend to join 4-H!
4-H is approaching a brand new year with so MANY things to see, hear, and learn and a time to meet new friends! Be sure to invite a friend to join 4-H!
National 4-H Week - October 1 - 7, 2017
National 4-H Week is set for October 1 – 7.
"MISSION: ADVENTURE" is the theme. This is our opportunity to tell Clark County about the exciting things happening in 4-H. The traditional events will be held such as visits to 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, radio promos, and MORE, etc. Please wear your 4-H t-shirts during the week! Help us show and tell Clark County how AWESOME 4-H can be!!
Let's celebrate 4-H Week and have a 4-H Roller Skating Party at Twin Lakes Roller Rink, Paris on Thursday, October 12, 6-8 PM. Be sure to invite your family and friends along too! It'll be a great time!
ENROLL & RE-ENROLL ON 4-H ONLINE – Beginning Sept. 15th!
Beginning Sept. 15th, you may begin the new year 4-H enrollment ONLINE! 4-H Online, will allow Illinois families to create a family profile to enroll all members of their family at once. And, you can actually see your official 4-H information and edit that information all year long from your computer or mobile device. Information will be coming to you and your leaders SOON with instructions on how to Re-Enroll (using your same family profile as last year) along with payment instructions, also information for new members enrolling for the first time.
If you don't have access to the internet, come by the Extension Office and we'll get you "hooked up"!
Try something new in 2018
2017-2018 CLOVERS ARE HERE!
The 4-H Fair always gives you the opportunity to see neat projects and think about what you would like to take next year. The new Clovers (project listing newspaper) will be passed out to your club leaders soon and you can check out the offerings for this fall. Check out the project update and new projects and/or curriculum resources listed below.
It's September and that means it's time to start a new 4-H year in your club
and here at the county.
· New Communications Creative Writing project
· New Computer Science 1 – Coding in Visual Programming Languages Project
· New Computer Science 2 – Coding in Text Based Programming Languages Project
· Exploratory – Collectibles Project
· Intercultural – Diversity & Cultural Awareness Project
· Robotics – Free Range Robotics Project
· Technologies – 3-D Printing & Design Project
· Technologies – Drone Technology Project
· Visual Arts – Beginning Visual Arts; Fiber Arts; Stained Glass; Duct Tape Crafts; and Paper Crafts Projects
DISCONTINUED PROJECTS INCLUDE –
· Child Development 1, 2, 3
· Citizenship – Public Adventures
· Meats & Other Protein Sources
· Health – Get Up & Move 1-3
Dates to Remember
September - 15 - 17 – Marshall Autumn Festival
19 – Federation Meeting, 6:30 PM, EO
28 & 30 – Hunter Safety, EO
October 1-7 - National 4-H Week
12 – 4-H Skate Night @ Twin Lakes Roller Rink & Invite a friend!!
19 – Youth to Springfield (Federation)
13-15 – 4-H Shooting Sports Training, Monticello
November 3 – 4-H Achievement Night, 7 PM, Casey
12 – Horse Honors Night, 3 PM, Ext Office
27 – Club Officer Party
¨ CONGRATULATIONS to ERIN WYCOFF who was inducted at the IL State Fair into the 4-H Hall of Fame on August 12th. This award is presented by the IL 4-H Foundation. We appreciate all the time and effort Erin has contributed to the Clark Co. 4-H program throughout the years!
¨ 4-H'ERS & VOLUNTEERS ~ What would we do without YOU at the 4-H Fair and BBQ!?! The Green Team, Jr. superintendents, superintendents, judges, judge's helpers, leaders, parents, grandparents, building sitters, and the list goes on and on - you all did a wonderful job! We would truly have been lost without all of you! You ALL did a great job!
¨ THANK YOU REMINDERS - Did you sell an item in the Food Auction or Livestock Auction? If so, PLEASE send your buyers a thank you note! We have so many individuals and businesses that support 4-H and we would like for them to know how much YOU appreciate them coming to purchase your 4-H project! ALSO send those Thank Yous out to your banner donors! THANK YOU!!
¨ FALL HUNTER SAFETY COURSE - There will be a fall Hunter Safety Course to be held Sept. 28, 6-9 PM and Sept. 30, 8 AM - 4 PM at the Clark County Extension Office. Please contact Mike Wilson for more information and to get signed up at 217-712-0410.
¨ 4-H'ers on the MOVE – 4-H Week school visits begin September 26 at Marshall North Elem. Be sure to sign up if you'd like to show your support for 4-H by speaking to the elementary kids about the importance of 4-H! We'll be taping Public Service Announcements at WMMC soon. These will be recorded and run during National 4-H Week Oct. 1-7. We'll be visiting a Clark Co. Board Meeting, deliver cookies to the board as well as the local papers and radio for supporting our 4-H program! Did you see our new TV personalities? Kaden Ewing and Kennedy Williams was on WTWO TV 2, LIVE @ 5 on August 31, speaking about the 4-H BBQ. Great job!
SAVE THE DATES FOR WASHINGTON, DC
Even though we just finished the summer of 2017, we're already making plans for next summer's Illinois' Citizenship Washington Focus trip! The trip will be July 7 to July 14! Registration will open in mid-October, so start YOUR planning now to join us on this once-in-a-lifetime 4-H experience for 4-H members ages 14-18 by May 1, 2018. Our delegates will travel by bus or air, depending upon the number of final delegates who register. Teens explore the federal legislative process through workshops and hands-on sessions, tour historical sights and museums, provide youth voice on issues that concern them, visit federal legislative offices, and meet teens from other states. The 2017 cost to youth was $1025, with financial assistance from the Illinois 4-H Foundation. Our 2018 costs have not been finalized, but keep in mind that Clark Co. 4-H gives a one-half fee waiver for attending. More information is available on the 4-H website: https://4h.extension.illinois.edu/events/citizenship-washington-focus. Registration will be open mid-October through December 1, so start planning now!
WE NEED YOU IN SPRINGFIELD!
We're looking for Illinois 4-H teens that want to give back – give back to 4-H by sharing their 4-H story with others. That could be YOU. Whether it be talking to donors, civic groups, county board members or state legislators, we need YOUR help! Join the Speaking for Illinois 4-H team and share your story. The next training is Saturday, Sept. 30 in Belvidere at the Boone County Extension Office.
Taught by members of the Illinois 4-H Youth Leadership Team, Speaking for Illinois 4-H is open to 4-H members age 14 and older. Speaking for Illinois 4-H (SFI4-H) offers teens advanced training in preparing your 4-H story to "tell the world" how great the 4-H program is!
By taking the training, you'll be able to assist your local 4-H program with speaking engagements and one-on-one conversations. Once trained, 4-H'ers are expected to work with their local Extension staff to promote 4-H on the local level. On the state level, trained members receive invitations to participate in the 4-H Legislative Connection events at the state Capitol each spring.
Cost is $12 for the 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. training; lunch is included. Space is limited, so don't wait until the last minute to register! We hope to see you at the next Speaking for Illinois 4-H training! Register @ go.illinois.edu/4Hspeaking by September 20.
JOIN U OF I COLLEGIATE 4-H!
If your future plans bring you to University of Illinois, consider joining a new Collegiate 4-H Club on campus. The first meeting will be in September. The group encourages all those who want to continue serving others and gain leadership along the way to join. For information, contact President Maggi Maxstadt at email@example.com.
WHO WILL WIN $5,000
The Youth in Action Award honors four 4‑H members who have gained critical life skills through their 4‑H experience and have used those skills to overcome a challenge, or challenges, they have faced. Each of the honorees epitomize 4‑H youth empowerment and leadership. In addition, the winners have demonstrated the positive impact they've made with their family, peers and community through their 4‑H experiences.
It's time, again, to nominate outstanding 4-H members in four different categories: Agriculture, Citizenship, Healthy Living, and STEM. Each winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship for higher education, be featured as the 4‑H Youth Spokesperson for their pillar area and an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. to be recognized at National 4‑H Council's Legacy Awards. Deadline for application is October 23.
Learn more at http://4-h.org/parents/4-h-youth-in-action/ .
Volunteers Check This Out
2018 SALUTE TO EXCELLENCE 4-H VOLUNTEER AWARDS -
The Illinois 4-H program is built on the work of amazing volunteers and we look forward to recognizing our volunteers for what they do! The National 4-H Council sponsors the Salute to Excellence Award Program that targets 4-H volunteers who demonstrate exemplary service to 4-H, while promoting service through volunteerism as both an opportunity and a privilege. Outstanding local volunteers can be nominated for consideration as the 2018 Illinois Salute to Excellence Volunteer. If you are interested in nominating a volunteer for consideration, contact your extension office.
The award categories are:
1. Volunteer of the Year – recognizing individuals who have served as 4-H volunteers for less than 10 years at the local, county, region, and state level.
2. Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer – recognizing individuals who have served 10 or more years at the local, county, region or state level.
Nomination criteria will be available at your local Extension Office. Nominations are due to the State 4-H Office by Thursday, September 21, 2017.
NATIONAL 4-H VOLUNTEER e-FORUM
Coming soon to an Extension Office near you…the 2017 National 4-H Volunteer e-Forum, #4HGrows Through Volunteers! You are invited to be a part of the very first National 4-H Volunteer e-Forum! This is your chance to get energized as you network with volunteers, county-based staff, and state specialists from all across the country where #4HGrows through volunteers!
The e-Forum series includes three sessions:
· Cultivating an Environment of Growing True Leaders: Thursday, October 5; 6:00 – 7:30 PM.
This session includes ideas and activities volunteer leaders and teens serving in leadership roles can use to create engaging 4-H club experiences that stimulate valuable skill development in the club setting.
· "STEM"ming into Animal Science, Growing True Leaders: Thursday, November 2; 6:00 – 7:30 PM.
Learn about strategies to incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) concepts into animal science program and project areas.
· Helping 4-H'ers Grow in Life & Work: Thursday, December 7; 6:00 – 7:30 PM.
Explore successful programs being implemented across the country that help youth focus on life-long learning, workforce readiness and career exploration.
Each e-Forum session is designed to include presenters sharing information virtually and interactive, hands-on activities at the local site that all volunteers, teen leaders and staff will participate in during the 90-minute program.
Contact the Clark County 4-H Extension staff to let us know if you are interested in participating!
4-H SHOOTING SPORTS
SOON we will start up several areas of our 4-H Shooting Sports. Be sure to call the Extension Office at 826-5422 if you would like your name put on one of the following lists & receive updates! Any youth is welcome to attend, bring your non-4-H friends too! Would you like to volunteer or make a monetary donation; we could use that too! THANKS!
Archery (8-18 years of age) Air Pistol (8-18 years of age)
Air Rifle (8-18 years of age) Shotgun (10-18 years of age)
Clark County 4-H'ers at the Illinois State Fair
Superior Awards –
Cali Cervantes – Floriculture A
Kayla Clark – Cooking 101
Jacob Davidson - Photo Editing
Marshall Goble - Tractor A
Lauren Hosfield – Theatre Arts 1
Benjamin Layton – Pebble Pups 2
Hayden Lovell - Soybeans
Lilie Perry – Floriculture C
Finn Pleij – Advance Visual Programming
Landry Price – Health 1
Briar Robison – Rock Hounds 2
Dalanee Smith – Citizenship 1
Jacob Smith – Visual Arts 3-D Mix Media
Anna Strohm – STEAM Clothing 1
Shelby Zellers - Welding
Standard of Excellence Awards –
Chelsea Cox – Visual Arts Paper
Drake Crawford-Viola – Photography 2
Tori Ellington – Wildlife A
Madilyn Gelb – Visual Arts C/C/P
Anna Gorrell – Leadership 2
Michelle Gorrell – Entomology 3
Phillip Gorrell – Model Rockerty
Madison Gray – Visual Arts Wood
Standard of Excellence Awards continued-
Ashlyn Hendrix – Food Preservation
Logan Hendrix – Forests of Fun 3
Chase Hollingsworth – Cooking 101
Niah Humel – Natural Resources 1
Ella Mattas – Exploratory
R.J. Mattas – Junkdrawer Robotics 1
Hannah Morris – Cooking 401
Nicholas Morris – Small Engines
Evan Paul – Woodworking 2
Kambry Price – Health 3
Mallory Price – Design Decisions – Beginning
Whitney Ritter – STEAM Clothing 2
Randall Robinson – Small Grains
Wade Robinson – Model Rocketry
Ridge Robison – Pebble Pups 2
Katy Snow – Visual Arts C/C/P
Fred Thomas – Electricity 1
Grace Towles – Woodworking 2
Lily Towles – Photography 2
Avery Walden – Visual Arts Metal
Nate Winnett – Outdoor Adventures
Wade Winnett – Sportsfishing 1
Madison Young – Photography 2
Tori Young – Child Development 2
Amy Zellers – Scrapbooking/Intermediate
Over 60 Clark County 4-H'ers exhibited their livestock and general projects at this year's Illinois State Fair held August 10-20 (Horses – July 17-23) in Springfield. Several Clark County 4-H'ers were recognized as award winners in their divisions.
Congratulations State Fair Livestock Exhibitors
JR. HORSE –
Grace Dudley – 8th Arabian Conformation
Lana Shotts – 9th Ranch Horse Pleasure
Haley Elliott – 3rd LL Conformation Arabians; 5th & 8th Hunter under saddle; 5th Interm. Hunter Equitation over Fences; 7th Arabian Conformation
Kaden Raisner – 9th Conformation Stock Horse; 2nd Ranch Horse Pleasure; 10th Western Showmanship
Addie Shotts – 8th Pattern Riding; 1st Ranch Horse Pleasure; 6th Hunter Conformation; 7th Stock-type Hunter; 2nd Beginner Hunter Equitation over Fences; 5th Ranch Horse Riding
Shelby Zellers – 2nd Costume Class
JR. GOAT –
Jenifer Burns – 3rd Buck under 3 mo; 3rd Doe & 7th Boer Goat Doe; 7th Doe under 3-6 mo; 2nd Doe 24-36 mo; 4th , 8th Doe 36 mo & older; 3rd Jr. Boer Wether; 3rd LL Doe under 3 mo.
JR. SHEEP –
Jenifer Burns – 5th Natural Color Wether
Shelby Zellers – 6th, 8th Crossbred Wether
Karli Titus – 1st, 3rd Crossbred Wether
Kami Titus - 2nd Hamp Wether; 3rd, 4th Crossbred Wether; 1st Hamp Wether; 3rd Ewe Lamb
JR. SWINE –
Thomas Crome – 1st, 4th Duroc Barrow; 1st, 4th LL Duroc Barrow; 1st, 3rd Crossbred Barrow
Michelle Noggle – 4th, 7th, 10th, Berkshire Barrow; 5th, 4th, 6th Hamp Barrow; 9th Chester White Barrow; 4th LL Berkshire Gilt; 5th LL Duroc Gilt; 6th Jr. Durock Gilt; 3rd Jr. Crossbred Gilt
Leejah Stone – 3rd, 4th Chester White Barrow; 3rd, 4th LL Chester White Barrow; 4th Crossbred Barrow
ATTENTION 4-H’ERS… 4-H Fair & BBQ Wrap-up
Please CASH your Livestock & Food Auction checks as soon as possible! If you have NOT turned in your BBQ money or your tickets, please
do so as soon as possible! If you have lost your tickets, please call The Extension Office to let us know at 826-5422 or email Cartha at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jane Williams at email@example.com.