Brunswick County 4-H

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November Brunswick Buzz Newsletter October 29, 2009

Filed under: Newsletters — Blair Green @ 9:07 am

Check out the November Edition of the Brunswick Buzz!


In it you will find information about:

Project Record Workshop

County Council

Centennial Cookbook

Volunteer ACE Training

and more!

It’s time now to submit your 2010 Enrollment and Medical Release Forms! These are due no later than January 1st!!


3rd Annual Sheep & Goat Roundup a Success October 28, 2009

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 10:04 am

Check out this article from Extension Online News about the 3rd Annual Sheep & Goat Roundup.


Upcoming Master Volunteer ACE Training October 27, 2009

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 9:35 am



Master Volunteer Achievement in Continuing Education (ACE) training will be offered on Saturday/Sunday, November 21-22 (same weekend as state 4-H council conference), in Raleigh.  This training will take place at the State 4-H Office at 512 Brickhaven, with participants lodging at the Ramada Inn, Blue Ridge.


We will be offering all core credits for all four levels of the ACE curriculum.  Individuals will be able to select among core requirements based upon their needs for completing levels of achievement.  John Stutts, 4-H volunteer from Wayne County, is helping coordinate the event which is modeled after his program design used to train the state’s largest group of ACE achievers in any county!  This weekend retreat will be an opportunity for volunteers to receive core credits, plus gain 3 contact hours for elective training to be offered during the instruction time.  We have included time on the agenda for individuals to work on completing the needed reflection pages and to leave the training with very little additional work to do in preparation for submitting portfolios for review by the December 1 deadline.


Cost for the training retreat is $80 per person. This includes lodging, lunch and dinner on Saturday, breakfast on Sunday, all educational materials and snacks, too!!  What a bargain!!


If you wish to participate in the training but will not need overnight lodging, the cost is $50, which does include all meals.



Note that our start/end times should coincide fairly closely to the start/end times for the State Council Conference event to make carpooling a good option.  BUT, those who will be attending the ACE training will not be able to travel back and forth between the two as our agenda is full in order to get all of the needed credits offered in this limited time.


Get Your Cookbook Entries In October 23, 2009

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 6:09 am

local_foods_class Don’t forget to submit your cookbook recipes by October 30th! Send them by mail, fax, or email to the 4-H Office.  Recipes can be submitted by 4-H members, parents, volunteers, and alumni.  Advertisements are also available for sale.

The Centennial Cookbooks must be ordered by late November so that they will be available by the holidays.


Thinking About Joining County Council? October 22, 2009

Filed under: 4-H,County Council — Blair Green @ 6:53 am
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Carlyn and ToriNow is a great time to be thinking about joining the Brunswick County 4-H Council.  County Council is open to any youth age 13-18.  As the year is ending, the Council will be wrapping up 2009 events and begin planning for 2010.  New officers will be elected during the January meeting.  By joining County Council, you can expect to enhance your leadership skills, feel accepted in a group, learn how to run a meeting, improve decision making and communication skills, and make new friends.  Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Cooperative Extension Office in Bolivia.  For more information contact Leslie Kammer, 4-H Program Assistant at 910.253.2610.


Deadline for State Council Conference is Fast Approaching October 21, 2009

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 6:25 am

Don’t forget – the deadline to sign up for the NC 4-H State Council Conference is Wednesday October 28th.  Payment is due on that date.

It is time for the 2009 State 4-H Council Conference!  Youth from Brunswick County will have the opportunity to attend the State 4-H Council Conference November 21-22 at the Hilton North Raleigh.  This conference is for youth ages 13-18 on January 1, 2009.  Exciting workshops and speakers have been planned for the event. The North Carolina State 4-H Theme this year is “We Are 4-H: Then, Now, & Forever”.  Some workshops will focus on this theme; however, the majority of the workshops will be leadership workshops.  The cost for the conference is $137.00 which covers lodging, meals, and registration.  Transportation to and from the conference will be provided from the Cooperative Extension Office in Bolivia, NC.  Four-H scholarship monies accumulated during this year may be used toward the registration fee.  A “day only” registration fee of $85.00 is being offered as well as “banquet only” tickets at the cost of $40 per ticket for Saturday.  If you would like to sign up for this conference or would like more information, please contact Blair Green, Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development at 910-253-2610 or at  Deadline to register is Wednesday October 28th, 2009.


It’s Almost Time for the Cape Fear Fair & Expo October 20, 2009

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 6:30 am

The Cape Fear Fair & Expo starts on October 29th and runs through November 7th in Wilmington, NC.  Fair hours are Monday-Thursday 5pm-11pm, Friday 5pm-2am, Saturday 12pm-12am, and Sunday 1pm-11pm.  Pre-sale coupons are available on their website.  Once again this year, the Cape Fear Fair and Expo will feature educational as well as individual exhibits inside the Agriculture Exhibit Tent.  Don’t forget to check out their many attractions including: livestock exhibits, Great American Midway, and chainsaw carving.

Educational Booths:

If your 4-H Club has entered a booth in the fair, don’t forget that booths are to be decorated Monday 26th, Tuesday 27th, and Wednesday 28th between noon and 7pm.  Booths must remain in place until Sunday, November 8th.  Removal will take place from 11am until 2pm.  Any items left after 2pm will become property of the fair.