Clark County 4-H Express
In This Issue
- Hello from the 4-H Program Coordinator
- Federation Footnotes
- Prayers for Lauren
- 4H Tractor Club
- Santa's Workshops
- 4-H Funshops in 2018
- Citizenship Washington Focus
- Dare to Lead
- College of Aces Scholarship
- Junior Leadership Conference
- Beef Weigh-In
- Horse Bowl & Hippology
- Horse Honors Night
- Cartha's Corner
- 4-H Carnival
- 4-H Club Officer Party
- It's Time to Ski
- 4-H Memorial Camp
- 4-H Calendar
- Club Officer Responsibilities
- 4-H Foundation Scholarship Winners
- Federation Officers
- I Dare You Awards
- Outstanding 4-Her
- 4-H Alumni
- 10 & 11 Year Members
- BBQ Top Sales
- 2017 4-H Hall of Fame Award
- 4-H Cooperative Sorority
Hello from the 4-H Program CoordinatorDear 4-H Family,
Can you believe that Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner? We want to give a big welcome to our new 4-H'ers and families – it sounds like we have a great crop of new 4-H'ers! We are glad you joined 4-H and hope you have a great experience. We look forward to working with you in the upcoming year!
We'd like to congratulate all the 4-H'ers and our many volunteers on their awards and accomplishments as they were recognized at Achievement Night on November 3rd.Thanksgiving reminds us that we have so much in which to be thankful. It is our hope that your family will take time from the rush of the season to enjoy each other and the blessings around you. We are grateful for our wonderful 4-H families and volunteers.
FEDERATION FOOTNOTESWe had a GREAT Cultural Night in October eating at Piloni's Italian Restaurant in Terre Haute. Sixteen 4-H'ers and family members attended the outing. Twelve 4-H Ambassadors attended a "Youth to Springfield" Day to visit the State Capitol and Lincoln Museum. Nine 4-H'ers from Clark and three youth from Edgar attended. Our next meeting will be a get-together on December 4, 6:30 PM for our Federation Christmas Party. We will be meeting at the Extension Office, having dinner and a little holiday fun. All attending should bring along $3.00 to defray costs.
Here are several dates for you to put on your calendars: November 27 – Club Officer Training, 6:30 PM
December 4 - Federation Meeting, Clark Co. Extension Office, 6:30 PM
January 28 - 4-H Federation Ski Trip (Let us know if you're interested!)
February 3– 4-H Carnival, Roosevelt Community Center, Casey
February 26 – Federation Meeting
Thanks to the many 4-H'ers who helped with National 4-H Week. You did a great job! Remember, Federation is open to any 4-H'er eighth grade and older. If you can come to one meeting, or all the meetings, we welcome you to attend.
2017-2018 FEDERATION OFFICERS
President, Phillip Gorrell; Vice-President, Jacob Smith; Secretary, Carson Foley; Treasurer, Logan Hendrix; Reporter, Makayla Dowden; Recreation Leaders - Drake Crawford-Viola, Anna Gorrell, Sara Smallwood, Tiffany Williams.
Prayers for Lauren
PrAYERS 4 LAUREN –
4-H Families, we ask that you keep one of our
Casey 4-Hers, Lauren Hosfield in your prayers
these upcoming weeks. Lauren was in an
accident Nov. 7th while crossing the street and
was hit by an oncoming car. She was flown
to Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis.
Reports remain positive, but her family would
appreciate each and every prayer!
Her family thanks you for your love & support!
4H Tractor Club
4-H TRACTOR CLUB -
Come one, come all – join the 4-H Tractor (SPIN) Special Interest Club! The next meeting will be held on Wed. November 15, 6:30 PM at the Clark Co. Extension Office. The group welcomes guest speaker, Rusty Glosser talking about Grain Bin Safety. You don't have to be in 4-H to join this club. Anyone with an interest in garden tractors, farm and farm tractors are encouraged to attend! For more information contact Jeremy Williams at 276-9997, Matt Fry or Seth Gard, or contact the Clark Co. Extension Office at 826-5422.
SANTA'S WORKSHOPS T0 BE HELD AT CASEY & MARSHALL!
The holidays will soon be here! We have a great Santa's Workshop planned:
CASEY – Thursday, December 7, 3:15-4:30 PM, at the Casey First Christian Church. (Register by Mon. Dec. 4)
MARSHALL – Thursday, December 14, 3:15-4:30 PM, at the Extension Office. (Register by Mon. Dec. 11)
You'll be making Christmas goodies and a craft and enjoy some games and refreshments too! Space is limited so pre-register by calling 826-5422 before the above mentioned registration dates. Cost is $5.00 per participant. Non-4-H friends are welcome to attend! Give them a special invitation to participate in a fun 4-H program!
4-H Funshops in 2018
4-H "FUNSHOPS" IN 2018
Lookin' for a way to have some after school fun and learn some new skills at the same time? We'll be planning some exciting project workshops for the upcoming year on the following dates immediately after school:
11 – Marshall, Extension Office 6 – Marshall, Extension Office
18– Casey First Christian Church 8 – Casey First Christian Church
More details will follow in the Dec/Jan newsletter! If you have some special workshops you would like to suggest or if a parent or older 4-H'er would like to offer to lead a workshop, please let us know, we would love to have you assist! Non-4-H friends 3rd grade and older are welcome to attend. These workshops begin near 3:00 and wrap up by 4:30 PM and are held in Marshall and Casey. Give Cartha a call!
Citizenship Washington Focus
CITIZENSHIP WASHINGTON FOCUS –
Start planning now to join in on this once-in-a-lifetime 4-H Experience by going on the Citizenship Washington Focus trip, set for Saturday, July 7 to Saturday, July 14! 4-H'ers ages 14-18 by May 1, 2018 are eligible to attend. Our delegates will travel to Washington, DC and 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 cost of the trip will be approximately $1200, but not finalized at this time. Clark Co. 4-H'ers will receive a fee waiver of $500 to apply to the trip.
More information is available on the 4-H website: go.illinois.edu/4Hcwf. Registration is open through December 1! This is a first come, first serve registration, don't delay!
Dare to Lead
BUILDING YOUR SKILLS & HAVE A GREAT TIME!
DARE to build upon your leadership skills, totally redesign with teens in mind! If you want to hang out with other teens while you learn to be a better leader, this conference is for you. This year's event is open to ANY Illinois high school teen in grades 9 to 12. We're excited to open the doors of this event to teens who belong to any type of organization, club or sports team – any teen who desires to step up and DARE to LEAD. The conference is Sat. and Sun. January 13-14, 2018 at the Decatur Conference Center & Hotel.
Workshop sessions will focus on public speaking, watching your digital identity, social media marketing, advocating for a cause, becoming a leader, finding your leadership niche, and youth and adult partnerships.
Teens need to attend in a county, club, organization or school "group" (Illinois 4-H'ers included) and each group must be accompanied by an adult chaperone (age 21 or older).
If you want to go, you need to contact the 4-H office NOW. The staff enter all the registrations for the county. Cost is $130 for 4-H members or $175 for other group members. Clark Co. 4-H'ers will receive a fee waiver of $65 to attend! Space is limited, register SOON! If you are the only one from your area who is interested, ask our Extension Office if Crawford or Edgar Co. has a group that you can join. Registration will close on Monday, December 4. DARE to LEAD – and join us!
College of Aces Scholarship
SCHOLARSHIP – TAKES YOU FROM EXTENSION TO ACES!
Incoming freshmen and transfer students to University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences may apply for a NEW $2,500 scholarship. This year, 54 scholarships (two per each of Extension's 27 units) will be awarded. To learn more and apply @ academics.aces.illinois.edu/scholarships/new-students. Click on "Incoming freshmen and incoming transfer students scholarship application." In Step #2, select "Extension to ACES" scholarship. Questions? Your local Extension staff can help you! Just ask us.
Junior Leadership Conference
7th & 8th Graders - IL 4-H JUNIOR LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE IS COMING!
Mission: Adventure! Who doesn't love an adventure? We know our 4-H'ers in the 7th and 8th grades do because they fill the Illinois 4-H Jr. Leadership Conference to capacity each year, and we're hoping to do the same for our 2018 event! Save the dates of February 24-25, 2018 and plan to travel to Springfield to join us at the President Abraham Lincoln Springfield Hotel.
Look for more information & registration on the Illinois 4-H website: go.illinois.edu/4Hjlc. The Illinois State 4-H Youth Leadership Team creates a fun, hands-on weekend that's full of 4-H educational sessions, LOTS OF FUN, meeting new people, and learning new things! Take the mission and find the adventure!
BEEF WEIGH-IN - FEBRUARY 3rd - 4-H'ers interested in exhibiting beef and dairy market animals should take note that the Beef Weigh-In will be held February 3rd at the Martinsville Fairgrounds. All market beef and dairy steers or heifers to be exhibited at the 2018 4-H Fair MUST be present on this date. More details will follow in the January newsletter.
Horse Bowl & Hippology
HORSE BOWL & HIPPOLOGY - This program is open to any 4-H'er interested in learning more about horses (you don't even have to own a horse!) Horse Bowl is similar to scholastic bowl with all questions relating to horses. Hippology is a variety of stations or displays with questions about horse care, equipment, etc. Practices for Horse Bowl and Hippology are held each Monday at 7 PM at the home of Coach Ruth Stewart in Martinsville. If you are interested in joining but practice nights would be hard to attend, you may still be a part of the team! Call Cartha at the Extension Office at 826-5422 or Ruth Stewart, 382-4544, and we'll get you the info you'll need to study. Competitions will be held in April.
Horse Honors Night
HORSE HONORS NIGHT TO BE HELD SUNDAY – There will be a Horse Honors Night on Sunday, November 12, 4 PM at the Mill Creek Restaurant. Our "horse kids" have accomplished a lot this year and we would like to award their achievements. All horse and pony project members and families are invited to attend the meal and recognition banquet. The meal will be paid for compliments of the 4-H Horse Committee. Hope to see you there!
Our 4-H'ers did a G-R-E-A-T job speaking out about 4-H during National 4-H Week. Anna and Phillip Gorrell, Benjamin Layton, Tiffany Williams and Aydan Wood did an excellent job presenting 4-H to the Clark County Board at their monthly meeting. A big thank you to those kids for baking cookies for the County Board, newspapers, and WMMC too! 4-H'ers Phillip Gorrell, Logan Hendrix, Carson Foley, Sara Smallwood and Tiffany Williams spoke to the North Elementary School in Marshall. 4-H'ers Logan Hendrix and Anna Gorrell did Public Service Announcements at WMMC Radio Station. Cartha spoke with Marshall Jr. High Students during Red Ribbon Week. Thanks for your support of 4-H!
REMINDERS - Have you cashed your 4-H Fair Livestock and Food Auction Check and turned in your BBQ MONEY? We still have a few 4-H'ers on the list! Remember Santa Claus has the list too! PLEASE take care of this before December 1st!!
IT'S THAT EASY TO JOIN 4-H! IL.4Honline.com and create your family profile - It's time to enroll in 4-H! Go to IL.4Honline.com and set up your family profile (if you already have a family profile – it's even easier to sign up)! Register every member or leader in your family all at once. Choose your club. Choose your projects. BOOM! You're done. You can now view your official 4-H information and edit that information all year long from your computer or mobile device. Every change is tracked by who made the change and the time/date changes were made to your profile. Illinois 4-H is always looking for ways to make things easier for families and clubs.
MAKE YOUR CARNIVAL PLANS NOW!
The 4-H Carnival is set for Saturday, February 3 at the Casey
Community Center (former Roosevelt Jr. High School). Start making
your plans now!
We will once again be holding the 4-H Royalty Contest, so each club should select one prince and princess contestant (up to 6th grade) and one king and queen candidate (junior high and high school age). The candidate who receives the most carnival ticket votes will be crowned royalty. Reserve your booth space and location along with your booth theme by January 19th. Otherwise, it will be a first come, first served basis. Club Leaders – No water games PLEASE!!
4-H Club Officer Party
4-H Club Officer Party
For 4-H'ers AND volunteers from Clark, Crawford and Edgar counties
Monday, November 276:30 PM Registration; 6:45 PM Program
Clark County Extension Office, Marshall
(south edge of Marshall on Highway One)
Sessions will be held for:
- President & Vice President
- Recreation Leaders
- Adult Club Leaders
- New Member Coordinators
- There will be food, games and fun! Don't miss this chance to learn the responsibilities of your club office and have a great time with 4-H'ers from our unit.
It's Time to Ski
IT'S TIME TO SKI – SUNDAY, JANUARY 28
Winter is quickly approaching and that means the Ski Trip is not far away! Clark County 4-H plans to ski on Sunday, January 28. The Ski Trip is open to all Federation age 4-H'ers as well as any younger 4-H'ers who are accompanied by a parent. Moms, dads, brothers, sisters and friends are also welcome to ski if parents provide the transportation and are willing to assist with overseeing the skiers if they are younger than Jr. High age. We'll be skiing at Paoli Peaks in Paoli, IN. The cost will be $35 and includes a snowpass, skis or snowboard rental and a group lesson. If you are at all interested in attending, please contact the office so we can send you final details as soon as we receive them. The registration deadline will be January 12.
4-H Memorial CampIt won't be long before it's time to register for 4-H MEMORIAL CAMP! Registration will open shortly after the first of the year. A trip to summer camp sounds like a GREAT thing to add to your Christmas List!
12 – Horse Honor's Night, Mill Creek
Restaurant 4 PM
21 – Livestock Supts. Mtg, 6 PM
21 – Youth Committee Mtg, 6:30 PM
23-24 – Happy Thanksgiving, Office Closed
27 - Officer Training, EO, 6:30 PM
4 - Federation Meeting, EO, 6:30 PM
7 – Santa's Workshop, Casey
14 – Santa's Workshop, Marshall, EO
25–January 1 – Happy Holidays, Office Closed
11 – 4-H Funshop, Marshall, afterschool
13-14 – Leadership Conference, Decatur
18 – 4-H Funshop, Casey, afterschool
11 & 25 – 4-H Shooting Sports, Archery
28 - Federation Ski Trip
1 – DEADLINE Member Re-Enrollment
3 – Beef ID Day, Martinsville
3 – Carnival, Casey
6 – 4-H Funshop, Marshall
8 & 22 – 4-H Shooting Sports, Archery
8 – 4-H Funshop, Casey
17 – 4-H Tack Auction
16-18 – IL Beef Expo
24-25 – Jr. Leadership Conf, Springfield
26 – Federation Meeting
28 – DEADLINE for 4-H CAMP signup!
2-4 – IL Horse Fair, Springfield
6 – New Member Party, EO
8 & 22 – 4-H Shooting Sports, Archery
19 – Leader's Meeting
26 – Dog Obedience
27 – Federation/ISU College Visit
2 – DEADLINE 4-H Enrollment/Add/Drop
7 - Regional Horse Bowl/Hipp Contest, Casey
16– Youth Committee
21 - Sheep ID Day
24-Federation Meeting/Public Speaking
State Horse Bowl/Hipp Contest
Swine Tag Hand-out
1 – Horse Ownership & Lease Papers Due
1 – Swine Ownership Paper Due
10 – Federation Senior Bash/Lincoln Trail Park
4-H Foundation Meeting
1 – QAEC Training Deadline
1 – ISF Horse Entries Due
5-6 - Leadership Retreat/Discover Shawnee
19 – Leaders Meeting
21 – New Member 4-H Fair Meeting
State Livestock Judging Contest
4-H Camp, Monticello
1 – ISF Livestock Entries Due
10 – Clothing Judging, EO
17 – Youth Comm/Livestock Supts. Mtg.
19 – 4-H Fair Set-up
21-25 - 4-H Fair
IL St. Fair Jr. Horse Show
9-19 – IL State Fair
17 - 4-H Records Due
21 – Leaders Meeting
28 – Youth Committee Meeting
8 – 4-H BBQ
Club Officer Responsibilities
CLUB OFFICER RESPONSIBILITIES
As we start a new 4-H year, clubs will have new officers. With these positions come new responsibilities and leadership roles. We hope all officers will attend the Officer Party on November 27th but so that everyone will know the responsibilities of each office, below is a brief description of each office.
The President keeps the meeting running smoothly. Calling the meeting to order on time and conducts the meeting in an orderly fashion. The president appoints committees.
The Vice President will be prepared to conduct the meeting in case the president is absent. He/she also introduces speakers and other guests.
These are two club officers whose office requires them to pay close attention to what is discussed and decisions that are made.
The club Secretary is responsible for taking minutes and attendance at each meeting. An accurate record of motions made and who made them is necessary for the minutes. The secretary keeps records of talks, demonstrations and business conducted. They also write thank you notes on behalf of the club.
The Treasurer handles all club money and keeps accurate records in the treasurer's book. They report at each meeting how much money the club has; and completes a financial summary at the end of the 4-H year to be audited.
The club Reporter attends meetings and reports business minutes to local newspapers keeping people informed about 4-H activities.
The Recreation Leader has one of the biggest jobs, to arrange activities or games at each club meeting, and plans special parties and events with the help of leaders.
Committees are essential to any group or club, including 4-H. Aside from getting everyone involved, committees allow individuals who do not work well alone the chance to become part of a team and learn about responsibility.
All of these offices and jobs are very important, but another job that is just as important even if you are not an officer, is to attend and participate at your club's meeting.