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.


4-Hers Learn Sewing Basics January 25, 2010

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 3:16 pm
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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.

Lydia working on her mini purse.

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

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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.


Winter Workshop Was Wonderful December 24, 2009

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John and Dillon decorate sugar cookies in "A Christmas Story" shapes.

The whole group showing off their cookies and a couple of the blankets made during the workshop.

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.

Savannah cuts her fleece blanket.

A "leg lamp" creation.


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

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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


State Council Conference: We Are 4-H: Past, Present, & Future November 23, 2009

Representing Brunswick County at the State Council Conference



Six Brunswick County 4-Hers attended the annual 4-H State Council Conference for youth ages 13-19 in Raleigh, NC.  This year’s theme was “We Are 4-H: Past, Present, and Future” and the conference focused on how 4-H has changed from its beginnings, where it is today and where it will head in the future.  The workshops focused on careers and entrepreneurship as well as leadership, citizenship and team building workshops.  Our county delegates completed several requirements of the 4-H Ambassador program.  The mission of the North Carolina 4-H Ambassador program is to empower teen 4-H leaders with the knowledge, skills, and aspirations necessary to be effective advocates for NC 4-H Youth Development.  Participants were Perry Grosch, 17 of Oak Island; Janzen Jones, 13 of Southport; Samantha Lawrence, 14 of Southport, Kendrick Morgan, 17 of Supply; Bryan Simmons, 16 of Supply; and Justin Simmons, 17 of Supply.