You’re Invited to the 4-H Recognition Dinner

Join us in celebrating 4-H members and adult volunteers at the 2019 4-H Recognition Dinner hosted by Clermont County 4-H Committee.  The dinner will be held on Friday, November 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Building, located on the Clermont County Fairgrounds.  RSVP to OSU Extension 513-732-7070 or clark.2652@osu.edu by Monday, November 4.

Get Ready to Spread Some Love!

Clermont County 4-H will be hosting it’s second annual Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive from November 1- November 15, 2019.  Clermont County 4-H is partnering with Empower Youth and Project Lunchbox to fill weekend food packs with a family favorite – peanut butter and jelly!  This classic sandwich is a good source of protein and is easy for school-aged youth to make on their own.  Our goal is to donate 820 jars of PB&J to the two organizations.  The weekend food packs help to spread the love when families are spread too thin!

We will accept donations of your favorite peanut butter, nut butter alternative, jelly and jam.  It is encouraged that individuals donate both a peanut butter and jelly as one donation.  This will allow us to fill food bags with both items.  Please make sure that your donations are not expired or opened and homemade items or pre-made sandwiches will not be accepted  It is very important that jelly and jam donations are in plastic jars.  The bags are handed out during school and children have to transport the food items on the bus or carry them home.

The PB&J Drive is a great way for your club, business or organization to support the youth in our community.  Get your team together (friends, family, co-workers and neighbors) and start collecting, today!

4-H Recognition Applications – Due October 11

As the end of the 4-H year approaches, 4-H members and clubs are encouraged to submit achievement awards, honor club applications, officer books and pin orders.

Achievement Awards
A 4-H Achievement Award is an award that recognizes 4-H members, at least 8 years old and in 3rd grade to age 19, for his/her involvement in the Clermont County 4-H Program. Members earn points for their participation in 4-H club, county, district, state, national and international events and activities. Any application that does not provide the requested information or does not have all of the proper signatures will not be considered. Please submit only one application per person.

Honor Club
Honor club is the highest standard of excellence that a 4-H club can achieve in Clermont County. There are 14 requirements that are mandatory. Additionally, clubs must meet 14 of the 32 non-mandatory requirements.  Clubs will be recognized on a county-wide banner during the Clermont County Fair. In addition to recognition at the fair, clubs will receive a gift for their achievement.

Pin Order Form
Member and volunteer pin order forms are also available. Funds from the Kathleen Retzler Memorial 4-H Endowment Fund will be used to cover the costs of all pins. Pin order forms are due to the Extension Office by Wednesday, October 11. To allow enough time for order shipment, no late orders will be accepted.

Officer Book and Club Scrapbook Competition
Club officers (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, News Reporter, Health Officer, Safety Officer, Community Service Officer, Historian and Recreation Leader) are encouraged to submit officer books and club scrapbooks for judging.
Books will be judged on content, neatness, presentation/construction and creativity.

All forms and officer books are due to the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11.

Achievement Award Application

Honor Club Application

Pin Order Form

Officer Book Judging Sheets

JFB Accepting Applications – Deadline October 11

Junior Fair Board (JFB) is currently accepting applications for 2020.  JFB members oversee many important tasks for the Clermont County Junior Fair.  Members solicit award sponsorships, organize the awards and supplies for all youth events (pre-fair week and during the week), assist in the execution of various Junior Fair events and activities, and assist in planning before the fair for facilities, judges, rules, etc. They work in a cooperative effort with the Senior Fair Board, Senior Superintendents, Extension Office staff and club/chapter advisors.

As a reminder, Junior Fair Board is more than just livestock!  There is a general projects committee for youth who take non-livestock projects such as sewing, photography, art, etc. These individuals assist with general project judging, the dog show as well as fair week events.

Youth ages 13-18 who are involved in a youth organization are eligible to apply.  Participation in the Junior Fair Board is a excellent opportunity for youth to development leadership and organizational skills; plus, it looks great on a resume!  Applications are online this year and are due by Friday, October 11.  Click the links below to apply.

Application

Reference Form

  • First time applicants must submit 1 personal reference; current members do NOT need to.
  • Reference form link should be emailed to their reference to fill out.
  • Questions: contact Pam Burns 513-265-3248, pamburns1985@gmail.com

Quality Assurance to be Offered at Fall Campout

Get a jump-start on the 2020 4-H year by attending Quality Assurance (Q.A.) training on Saturday, October 19, 2019, during the Fall Campout.  Registration will open at 9:30 a.m., with the program starting at 10:00 a.m., in the 4-H Hall.  FFA and 4-H members who are planning to exhibit a food quality animal for the 2020 Clermont County Fair must participate in a QA training each year, unless they have completed and passes the test out option.

Youth must attend QA if exhibiting any of the following species:

  • market steers/heifers
  • feeder calves
  • lactating dairy goats
  • lactating dairy cattle
  • market lambs
  • market hogs
  • market goats
  • market poultry
  • meat rabbits

Accepting Nominations for 4-H Committee Members

Are you looking for a new way to become involved with the Clermont County 4-H program?  The Clermont County 4-H Advisory Committee is accepting nominations for members to serve the 2020-2022 term.  Members of the 4-H Committee assist in determining the priorities and direction of the local 4-H program, are responsible for planning and conducting 4-H events, assisting with fundraisers and promoting the 4-H program.  If you would like to nominate yourself or someone you know to serve on the committee, please click here and complete the nomination form before Friday, October 5. Members must be approved 4-H volunteers or agree to complete the 4-H volunteer process. Current 4-H Committee members whose terms are expiring in December 2019 may be nominated.

Term Expires 2019 Term Expires 2020 Term Expires 2021
Wendy Morrow Brenda Bayne Genny Green
Sharon Francis Emily Guckiean Ranee Miller
Jill Jennings Dave Williamson Teresa Hinners
Amy Jent Tisha Wolfer Jerry Krebs
Robin Meeker Laura Prescott
Bethinee Porter

Clermont County 4-H Advisory Committee Nomination Form

Nominations Open for 4-H Volunteer of the Year and Friend of 4-H

The Clermont County 4-H Advisory Committee is accepting nominations for 4-H Volunteer of the Year and Friend of 4-H.  The 4-H Volunteer of the Year award is the highest honor bestowed upon Clermont County 4-H volunteers for recognition at the local level.  The purpose of the Friend of 4-H award is to recognize individuals; families, businesses or organizations for their leadership and support of the Clermont County 4-H program.  Nominations are due by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11, 2019.  Recipient(s) will be chosen by the Clermont County 4-H Advisory Committee and announced at the 4-H Recognition Banquet on Friday, November 15, 2019.

4-H Volunteer of the Year Award

Friend of 4-H Award

Ohio 4-H Achievement Form Workshop

The Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council is hosting an achievement form workshop on September 14, 2019, from 6-8 p.m.!  Mark your calendars and plan to learn more about the achievement form and tips for completion.

What: Achievement Form Workshop
Basic Overview-Ideal for first time achievement form completion or general information. This session will cover basic information about completing the form. (See below for more in-depth / coaching session.)

Who: 4-H members completing the achievement form, AND 4-H professionals/parents/advisors who want to learn more

Why: Learn about opportunities that can arise from successful achievement form completion, improve record keeping skills, enhance forms to make them even stronger

When: Saturday, September 14, 2019, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
RSVP by September 9, 2019 to epley.24@osu.edu.

Where: Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center

Cost: FREE!

Zoom: We are going to try to offer a Zoom option (and also attempt to record it)!  If you are interested in this, please RSVP by 9/9/19 to epley.24@osu.edu to receive log in information.

The state achievement form is a record of a member’s participation and achievement in one of 27 project areas.  Areas include: Beef, CARTEENS, Citizenship & Community Service, Clothing & Textiles, Communications, Companion Animals, Dairy, Environmental Sciences, Family Life & Child Development, Foods & Nutrition, Gardening & Horticulture, Goat, Health & Safety, Horse, Leadership, Llamas, Mechanical & Engineering Sciences, Personal Development, Photography, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Shooting Sports, Swine Woodworking and Veterinary Science. Each achievement award winner will receive a trip to National 4-H Congress that is held in Atlanta, Georgia.

State Achievement Instructions

Ohio 4-H Achievement Record

Experience Forestry and Wildlife Camp

All youth ages 12-16 are invited to attend Forestry and Wildlife Camp!  The camp will be held October 11-13 at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp.  This is the fourth year for this unique camp, which specializes in environmental education! Camp participants will get to try new and exciting challenges, learn about and appreciate the natural world around them, while meeting experts in the field of Forestry and Wildlife Conservation.  For the first 40 campers, the cost to attend is only $35, thanks to sponsorship from the Ohio 4-H Foundation!  Once the first 40 spots fill, the price will increase to $77 per camper.

So what will my camper get to do?
Here is just a short list from our agenda!
• Tree I.D. Hike
• Fishing
• Radio Telemetry
• Wilderness Survival
Techniques
• Sawmill & Tree Felling
Demos
• Tree Climbing
• Wildlife Identification
• Hunting and Trapping
Techniques
• Shooting Sports Activities
• Boating
• Campfire
• Evening activities
• Outdoor cooking
• Nature Crafts

Camp Registration Form

Carving New Ideas Workshop

Open to 8th-12th grade 4-H members, Carving New Ideas is a camping opportunity for older youth, concentrating on the principles of critical thinking and program facilitation. The event will be held at 4-H Camp Ohio and is hosted by Collegiate 4-H at The Ohio State University.  This year’s theme is The Future of 4-H. All the fun will center around preparing for the future of 4-H, our communities, and ourselves while enhancing leadership skills.  Visit go.osu.edu/CNI19 to register; the cost is $65 to attend.  The deadline to register is October 28.