Highlights include: Hickman’s Crossroads Installation; Pictures from Planet Fun and National 4-H Week Happenings including National Youth Science Day!
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.
The Bladen County 4-H Gold Level NC 4-H Ambassador’s would like to invite you and your 4-H’ers (ages 13-18) to a Bronze Level Ambassador Training in Bladen County on Friday, August 20. The training will cover all 5 classes that are required for 4-H’ers to achieve Bronze level Ambassador recognition. The cost is $5 per person and covers lunch and materials.
I know that some 4-H’ers may only need 1 or 2 classes to complete their Bronze level requirements. I have attached a schedule of events for the training. You are welcome to join us for all or part of the day, but the registration fee remains the same.
To register for the training, contact Sherry Hall, Extension Secretary, at (910) 862-4591 or via email at email@example.com. Payment can be made during the registration period the day of the event.
We look forward to seeing you in Bladen County on August 20th!
Summer Fun Keeps Rollin’ On July 28, 2010
A number of 4-H Summer Fun camps have been provided by the Cooperative Extension Service through the months of June and July. These single day camps are open to all youth age 5-19 and topics range from animal science activities to theatre arts to health and fitness.
Join in the 4-H Million Trees Project May 27, 2010
All 4-H groups are invited to join with thousands of 4-H youth to plant trees to slow global climate change. Kids love this SET service-learning project because they can get dirty while learning about the importance of trees in the climate crisis, energy management, erosion control, habitat creation, and more.
Since the project started planting trees in March, 2008, over 30,000 4-H youth in 44 states and provinces have planted over 250,000 trees!
4-H Million Trees Project
What is the 4-H Million Trees Project?
The 4-H Million Trees Project (4HMT) is an international youth-founded and led service-learning project to inspire 4-H youth to plant 1 million trees to slow global climate change.
Who can participate in 4HMT?
All 4-Hers are invited to join with thousands of their peers and become project participants. All 4-H Afterschool programs are invited to join. Please check the project website at www.4hmilliontrees.org to learn about the project, view the videos, and fill out the secure online registration form.
Tell me about the trees?
All 4-H units and clubs have the discretion to choose tree species, the number of trees in their planting project, and planting location. Youth are encouraged to conduct research about these issues so they can plan their tree planting events. We always encourage species that are native to the area, and locally adapted. Cooperative Extension experts in each county can help.
What about the cost?
Each club or unit is responsible for the cost of the tree planting. Creative ways to fund tree planting events are encouraged, such as fundraisers, grant proposals, and more. 4HMT has arranged a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation whereby 4-Hers can obtain 12 bareroot trees with a special $12 annual membership. To take advantage of this opportunity, click www.arborday.org/4h. 4HMT also has some funds and can offer matching grants to qualified clubs/units.
“Every day is a good day to plant a tree.”
4-Hers Learn Sewing Basics January 25, 2010
4-H volunteer Jane Kulesza led a workshop to introduce the basics of sewing to 4-Hers. The participants made mini purses from a Utah State University Cooperative Extension sewing project. Skills developed from the beginner level project were pivoting corners, turning right side out, top stitching, as well as decision making.
Participants were Alexis Apple, Amelia Apple, Autumn Apple, Zoe Blake, Lydia Lewis, Abbi Melcher, and Hannah Teeters.
A three day sewing workshop will be offered April 7th-9th at the Brunswick County Cooperative Extension Office. The workshop will be taught by 4-H volunteers and is open to any youth ages 5-19 interested in sewing.
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.
Check out the 4-H ATV Website December 30, 2009
ATVs are increasingly popular among kids and adults of all ages. They can be useful for work and fun to ride, but they can also be dangerous. Understanding the right way to safely ride the right-sized ATV for you is important before you ride. The 4-H ATV website is a place where you can learn about ATVs, watch videos about ATVs, find out what size ATV you should ride, and play games and take quizzes to help you find out how much you know about ATV safety.
Check out the site at http://www.atv-youth.org/
Winter Workshop Was Wonderful December 24, 2009
Brunswick County 4-Hers participated in a Winter Workshop at the Extension Office on a chilly Monday afternoon. Nine kids rolled out sugar cookie dough and cut out “Christmas Story” shapes with 4-H Secretary, Gina Britton. While the cookies baked, the kids become skilled at making No-Sew Fleece Blankets with Leslie Kammer, 4-H Program Assistant, and Blair Green, 4-H Agent. As they measured, cut and tied their blankets together, “A Christmas Story” played softly in the background. Lastly, the 4-Hers eagerly decorated their own sugar cookies to take home and enjoy with their family.