This past month I was able to chaperone an amazing 4-H trip to Space Camp in Huntsville, AL. This is an every other year trip that IL 4-H coordinates. There were 48 4-Hers from all over Illinois who spent a long weekend at Space Camp. Some of the activities we did were a space shuttle launch simulation, G-Force simulation, trip to Mars simulation, museum tour, moon walk simulation, multi-axis trainer, built and launched a rocket, rock climbing wall, and several lectures about the space program and history. That is just a tiny list of the awesome things we experienced. The trip is for 4-H members who are in 7th—9th grades. If you are going to be in that age range in 2013, then I highly suggest you start saving your money for this trip. It is a ton of fun!
There are so many 4-H opportunities that are beyond the county level. Citizenship Washington Focus is a great example. See that article right over there? That's what I'm talking about. There's another one on the next page, Jr. Leadership Conference. They are once in a lifetime opportunities. I think you should plan on participating in a 4-H event that is outside Tazewell county, this year. That way, I get to chaperone :).
· Come to Order, Please! – Parliamentary Procedure. basic rules of parliamentary procedure and the basic order of business of a club meeting.
· You're On (Public Presentations: Plan, Prepare, Practice, and Present) takes leaders through the process of planning and delivering presentations including talks, demonstrations, formal speeches, and oral interpretations.
· 4-H Volunteer Orientation is a newly revised web-based course for volunteers. It includes information about 4-H program opportunities, volunteer leadership roles, organization and projects for clubs, Extension/4-H organizational structure, policies, and volunteer training. This is a MUST for all new 4-H volunteers.
· Working with Committees—improve the effectiveness of the local 4-H club. .
· 4-H Community Service:
· 4-H Club Program Planning Good 4-H club program planning gives incentive to the club, leaders, & parents to strive "to make the best better." This resource provides the planning tools for 4-H clubs to develop their own yearly program plan.
February 1, 2012 4-H Livestock Enrollment—Anyone planning to enroll in a Beef, Sheep, Swine, Dairy, Goat, Horse and Llama project must complete their Membership Enrollment form (blue), Project form (gold), Payment form (green) and pay their program fee by February 1, 2012 in order to be eligible to register for the 4-H Show exhibit opportunity. Use the IL Clover to Enroll.
April 1, 2012 4-H General Enrollment—Anyone planning to enroll in a Rabbit, Dog or General project must complete their Enrollment form (blue), Project form (gold), Payment form (green) and pay their program fee by April 1, 2012 in order to be eligible to register for the 4-H Show exhibit opportunity. Use the IL Clover to Enroll.
June 1, 2012 4-H Show and Jr. Fair Class Entry—4-Hers planning to exhibit at the 4-H Show and Jr. Fair must complete a Registration/Entry form indicating the classes in which they will exhibit by June 1, 2012. 4-H Show exhibit opportunities are based on the projects that the 4-Her Enrolled. Use the Tazewell County 4-H Show book to Register (becomes available in the Spring.)
The State 4-H office has created an online version of the 4-H Treasurer's book. If you are a club Treasurer and prefer to use the computer, then check out this new resource.
Join other 4-H Volunteers in your community to learn cutting edge information from experts across the North Central Region. Gain new knowledge you can share with your 4-H members throughout the year!
Monday, November 7 - Tazewell County Office, Pekin
Thursday, November 17 - Peoria County Office, Peoria
Tuesday, November 22 - Peoria County Office, Peoria
For more information, visit: http://www.uwex.edu/ces/4h/ncrvd/NCRVF2011.cfm
Monday, November 7
Positive Youth Development
¨ Quality Matters: In Chocolate and 4-H Programs—Brenda Shafer, Univ. of MN
¨ The Teen Brain: A Work in Progress—Annette Haas, Univ. of Wisconsin-Extension
¨ Tools & Tech. for Growing Youth/Adult Partnerships—Brenda Allen, IA State Univ.
Thursday, November 17
4-H Program Management
¨ 4-H Club Basics—Mary Jo Williams, University of Missouri
¨ Keeping your Cool Working w/ Youth—Pat McGlaughlin, Sheri Seibold, U of I
¨ Reducing the Risks of 4-H Club Meetings—Vicki Schwartz, Ohio State University
Tuesday, November 22
New & Emerging Curriculum
¨ 4-H Science—Dixie Sandborn, Michigan State University
¨ Get Connected in Your 4-H World—Rachelle Vettern, North Dakota State University
¨ Community Service Learning—Steve McKinley, Purdue University
To register for any of the e-Forum sessions, contact Anita Wilkinson, at (309) 347-6614 or firstname.lastname@example.org by November 4, 2011.
Plan now to join us at the 2012 North Central Region Volunteer Forum
in Wichita, KS, October 11-14!
Visit: http://www.kansas4-h.org/p.aspx?tabid=314 for more information.