On Friday, the third of December, the club went on its first hike in Columbus County on Darby Dawkin’s farmland. We hiked for one hour and then we sat around a bonfire while roasting marshmallows and hotdogs. Also, Darby Dawkins, our historian, taught our first astronomy class. This event was dedicated to the Hooven family who recently moved to Stanley County, NC. The Hoovens have been a very active family in our 4-H club. WE WILL MISS THEM! -Submitted by Camden Clark, Reporter for Hickman’s Crossroads 4-H club
New Horse Club Starts Tuesday! November 29, 2010
Looking for something fun and exciting to do with your friends? Do you own a horse or enjoy being around them? Well our brand new horse club is just the thing for you!
This club will hold their first meeting on Tuesday November 30 at 6:30pm at the Extension Office Training Center in Bolivia at the Government Complex. The club is open to any youth age 5-19.
You will have the opportunity to do fun hands-on activities centered around equine, take trips to local horse farms, and spend time with friends and caring adult mentors!
If you would like more information, contact Leslie at 910-253-2610.
Merry Gold Gardeners JMG Club Keeps Rollin’ November 4, 2010
One of Brunswick County’s Junior Master Gardener 4-H Clubs, the Merry Gold Gardeners, have been super busy this fall planted their brand new vegetable garden and making lots of cool crafts! Check out a few pictures from their meetings. For information about the club and how to find one near you contact Leslie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Merry Gold Gardeners JMG 4-H Club Gets Diggin’ October 15, 2010
The Merry Gold Gardeners Junior Master Gardener 4-H Club have gotten business underway this year already with the start of a new vegetable garden this year. This is the second year for the club, who last year planted a Butterfly Garden at Supply Elementary School outside the art room. The club meets at Supply Elementary afterschool twice a month. Club leaders are Grace Wrigley, Mercy McCurdy, and Ford Balch, all Brunswick County Master Gardeners.
Last Day to Sign Up for 4-H Volunteer Training August 17, 2010
If you are interested in becoming a 4-H Volunteer in Brunswick County, today is the last day to sign up for the August 24th training session. This training will be geared mostly towards starting a 4-H Club. Potential volunteers will be required to submit a 4-H Volunteer Application and receive a reference and background check. Contact Leslie Kammer, 4-H Program Assistant, at email@example.com or 910-253-2610 for more information or to sign up.
The next Southeast District Volunteer Leaders Meeting will be held on Sept. 11, in Jones County. During this meeting volunteers will be offered workshops, which counts toward one of their two required trainings to keep club charters, will have a brief business meeting, and will be making plans for the country store and auction (held at the State Volunteer/Leaders Conference in Feb). Gwindy is working hard to improve the district association by trying to provide the things our volunteers need.
However, she cannot accomplish this by herself and would really love the input of volunteers from all counties in the district. The meeting will start at 10am and go to about 2pm. This meeting/training is free, however everyone who attends is asked to bring a dish to share with everyone.
If you are a Brunswick County 4-H Volunteer and would like to attend, email Leslie Kammer at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. Transportation will be provided if 3 or more volunteers attend.
4-H Million Trees was launched in Pacifica, Calif., to help combat global climate change and reduce CO2 in the atmosphere by mobilizing the 7 million 4-H youths across North America to plant 1 million trees. The project now is one of eight honored by SeaWorld/Busch Gardens for outstanding efforts to protect and preserve the environment.
4-H’er Mary Silliman was one of three youths selected from nationwide to attend the April awards ceremony in Tampa, Fla. Mary is a member of the Robocats 4-H Club in Apex and daughter of Dr. Ben Silliman, 4-H and Youth Development associate professor and specialist in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, N.C. State University.
Read the entire article from the Perspectives Magazine.
photo courtesy Ben Silliman
Signup for Club Officer Training! January 5, 2010
Brunswick County 4-H is offering a training for club officers on Monday, January 25th from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Extension Office. 2010 club officers are strongly encouraged to attend, but any 4-H member who wants to learn about being an officer is welcome. The training will cover responsibilities, characteristics of a leader, planning the club year calendar, and a mock meeting. Each participant will receive a book for their office. Cost is FREE and refreshments will be provided!
Sign up by January 19th. County Council officers must attend, open to any 4-Her.
Inside the Four H’s November 5, 2009
Wanted: 4-H Horse Club Leader September 17, 2009
Brunswick County 4-H is looking for a volunteer to lead our 4-H Horse Club, the Silver Spurs. If you enjoy working with youth, are organized and a self-starter, this may be the volunteer experience you are looking for! You are not required to have a previous knowledge of horses, just be willing to learn more! 4-H Clubs meet a minimum of once a month.
Read the position description for more information.
Contact Leslie Kammer, 4-H Program Assistant @ email@example.com or 910.253.2610 if you are interested or have questions.