Brunswick County 4-H

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship & life skills.

Last Day to Sign Up for 4-H Volunteer Training August 17, 2010

Filed under: 4-H,4-H Clubs,volunteers — Blair Green @ 8:12 am
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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 or 910-253-2610 for more information or to sign up.


Volunteers- Make Plans to Attend the SE District Volunteer Leaders Meeting August 16, 2010

Filed under: 4-H,4-H Clubs,volunteers — Blair Green @ 4:04 pm
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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 to RSVP.  Transportation will be provided if 3 or more volunteers attend.


Signup for Club Officer Training! January 5, 2010

Filed under: 4-H,4-H Clubs — Blair Green @ 5:43 am
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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.


2010 NC 4-H Volunteer Leaders’ Conference December 23, 2009

Filed under: 4-H,volunteers — Blair Green @ 10:28 am
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“Go Green – We Did!”

The 2010 NC 4-H Volunteer Leaders’ Conference will be February 5-7, 2010, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Conference Center in Research Triangle Park.

This is your opportunity to participate in workshops and seminars designed especially for 4-H volunteers and agents to create positive learning experiences for young people across the state.  Annually, more than 350 conference participants gain skills and knowledge to help make the best better!

Pre-conference sessions will be offered on Friday, February 5.  These three-hour sessions provide opportunities for intense topic investigation for focused learning.  Regular conference registration opens Friday afternoon with the evening featuring an entertainment showcase and a service project.

Saturday features more than 40 offerings of workshops in either 90-minute or 60-minute settings. Everything from preparing healthy snacks to managing behavior, from leather crafting to electric project work – there’s sure to be something for everyone!  A tentative list of sessions is included for your review. We wrap up the conference on Sunday morning with brunch and a great speaker.  It’s always a great training event!

Registration Fees:

Early Registration (through 1-22-10)                                $110

Pre-Conference Seminar (Feb. 5, 2010)                          $30

(Must register on or before 1-22-10)

Regular Registration (1-23-10 thru 1-29-10)                $125

Early Registration for Saturday Only                               $85

(Present through 1-22-10)

Registration for Saturday Only                                        $100

(1-23-10 thru 1-29-10)

Registration for Saturday Only Without Banquet          $70

(Present through 1-29-10)

Registration for Awards Luncheon Only                      $30

(Present through 1/29/10)

Registration for Awards Dinner Only                            $35

(Present through 1/29/10)

Registration On-Site (or After 1/29/10)                     $135


Wanted: 4-H Horse Club Leader September 17, 2009

Filed under: 4-H Clubs — Blair Green @ 9:30 am
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889286Brunswick 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 @ or 910.253.2610 if you are interested or have questions.


NC Goat and Sheep Producers Roundup

Filed under: 4-H,4-H Clubs — Blair Green @ 6:58 am
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“The NC Goat and Sheep Producers Roundup on August 14-15 was in Greensboro, NC. The workshop was very educational and informative. I learned a lot about caring for our animals and disease prevention. Participants received hands-on help, tips, and information on showing animals. We were able to eat a variety of delicious goat and lamb meat cooked different ways. There were door prizes available and live demonstrations on clipping goats and sheep’s feet and giving shots. It was a very educational experience and I look forward to going again. ”

Submitted by:
Elizabeth Mintz, 16, Rowdy Farms 4-H Club


4-H Entertains 2009 & 100 “Green” Foods Drive March 31, 2009

This year’s 4-H Entertains Talent Show was full of youthful talent and enthusiasm. The judges had an extremely hard time picking the best out of a field of sixteen “super stars”. Winners were Joshua and Mary Ellen playing a mandolin and violin duet. Also winning this year were Bryan and Justin as they “jammed” on the keyboard and drums. Alternate this year is Sammi who sang.  The two acts will advance to District Activity Day.  All the acts were great including singers, Katie and Alexis; clarinet duo, Hayley and Savanna ; a piano medley by Carlyn; dancers, Sammi and Janzen; jump-roping Bobbi Jane and cheerleaders, Amber and Rosie. Also, thanks to our judges; Susan Morgan, Jill Puckett & Nicole Mitchell, from the Extension Office.

Bryan on the Keyboard

Bryan on the Keyboard

Sammi Sings

Sammi Sings

Katie Sings "I Like It, I Love It"

Katie Sings "I Like It, I Love It"

Carlyn on the Keyboard

Carlyn on the Keyboard

Joshua and Mary Ellen Advance to District Activity Day.

Joshua and Mary Ellen Advance to District Activity Day.

100 “Green” Foods Drive
It was not hard to collect 100 food items for this project. Actually 148 items were turned in and the winning club was Silver Spurs with 59 items. The Silver Spurs will receive a pizza party at one of their 4-H meetings.  There were a lot of contributions from the Brunswick County Master Gardener Volunteer Association and the office. Donors were very creative in finding “green” food! Favorites include; green salad dressing and green (pistachio) pudding. At the talent show, the collection was presented to Lock Newlin, a representative from Brunswick Family Assistance for distribution to families in need.
Brunswick County 4-H Presents 148 "Green" Foods for the NC 4-H Centennial

Brunswick County 4-H Presents 148 "Green" Foods for the NC 4-H Centennial