Last Reminder: Enrollment

 

 

 

Countdown to our deadline is 5 days!!

April 1st is coming quickly! If you have not done so already, please get enrollments in for any youth, adult volunteer, riding therapy volunteer that want to participate in 4-H for 2024!

Our deadline is April 1st and no late enrollments will be accepted so get them in while there is still time!

Cloverbud Resources

Calling all Cloverbud Volunteers!

 

Here are some helpful resources for you to help plan your meetings with the cloverbuds this year!

Cloverbud Meeting Menu

Ohio 4-H Professionals have created the Ohio 4-H Cloverbud Meeting Menu for volunteers to use with Cloverbud Club members at your meetings. The Menu is a tool to help you serve up an exciting year of Cloverbud meetings. You can choose from a selection of components to engage your 4-H Cloverbuds.  You will find a variety of activities, games and snacks all based around a yearly theme. The theme this year is Going WILD with Ohio 4-H Cloverbuds. u.osu.edu/cloverbudconnections/cloverbud-meeting-menu/

 

Cloverbud Engineering Adventure

The Cloverbud Engineering Adventure gives Cloverbuds the opportunity to work cooperatively in teams to problem-solve using STEM (science, engineering, technology and math) skills. A new theme is selected each year and teams research a topic, build a working model of their solution to the adventure challenge and create a poster to illustrate their findings. Teams present their models and findings to a team of reviewers, learn about other Cloverbud projects, participate in age-appropriate STEM activities, and are recognized during a closing celebration.

 

This year’s theme is Going WILD! Whether imagining the jungles of Southeast Asia, learning about the natural wonders of United States National Parks or exploring nature in their own backyard, this year’s Cloverbud Engineering Adventure will get Cloverbuds thinking about the world we live in. Cloverbuds will explore the idea of habitats and what habitats provide for the animals and plants that live there. They will have opportunities for discovery, creativity and problem solving as they explore habitats that are around them or learn about ones that are in other parts of the world. For more information on the Cloverbud Engineering Adventure and to register, please visit u.osu.edu/cloverbudconnections/engineering-adventure/

 

Cloverbud Connections Blog

Looking for new ideas and programming tools for your 4-H Cloverbuds? Check out this blog! You can subscribe to the site and receive an email when new posts are added. The site is searchable by key words and topic to help readers find content. The blog provides a unique blend of education, activities, and fun to build and challenge 4-H Cloverbud Volunteers teaching kindergarten through second grade youth. u.osu.edu/cloverbudconnections/

2024 Ohio 4-H Conference Registration Deadline

4-H Volunteers and Teens age 13+ as of January 1, 2024 are invited to attend the Ohio 4-H Conference March 9, 2024 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The 4-H Advisory Committee will pay the registration fee if you complete the registration form and return it the Extension Office by February 6th at 4:30 PM.

Learn more about the Ohio 4-H Conference at https://ohio4h.org/events/ohio-4-h-conference.

 

Financial Report Due January 31, 2024 — 4-H Organizational Club Volunteers

Your annual financial report is due January 31, 2024. Details on what is needed to complete the report and ways to complete the report was included the October 2023 Newsletter here is the link: https://morgan.osu.edu/sites/morgan/files/imce/October%202023.pdf

It was also referred to in the January 2024 newsletter you just received.

A copy of the paper form should have been in the October Newsletter for the Organizational Club Volunteer but if it was not in your letter here is a link to paper form. https://morgan.osu.edu/sites/morgan/files/imce/Program_Pages/4H/Yearly%20Financial%20Summary_Fillable.pdf
If you do not have the ability to print a hardcopy can be picked up at the office.

Reminders:
The paper form must be mailed or dropped off at the office. It cannot be emailed or faxed due to financial information included on the document.

All 4-H clubs are required to complete a financial statement whether you have a bank account.

Please make sure to include the accurate EIN number on the form.

 

New Volunteer Applications for 2024

The deadline of January 31st is quickly approaching. If you or anyone you know is interested in an opportunity to volunteer for Morgan County 4-H get those applications in!

 

Do you know anyone interested in becoming a volunteer for 4-H? The application to become a new volunteer in 2024 for Morgan County is now available as a printable document or an online survey.

This application is the first step in the process of being selected to serve in this role. Here is the online application. https://go.osu.edu/newvolunteermoco2024

To receive a printable document of the application please call the office at (740)962-4854.

Trainings and interviews take place in early February, so the deadline to turn in your application is by January 31st.

Calling all Volunteers!!

4-H Volunteer Impact Study – You May Be Contacted

What you do makes a difference!  We are excited to share that our state will be participating in the 4-H Volunteer Impact Study of volunteers in the North Central Region.

This survey is being conducted as a part of 12 state effort to document the impact of volunteering.  

It will focus on three areas:

·         the personal benefits of your volunteer experience;

·         the impact you have on the organization by volunteering; and

·         how your volunteer efforts contribute to your community in which you live and work.  

A random sample of volunteers of 1000 volunteers from each state will be surveyed.  This study will be conducted through an electronic survey. If you are selected you will receive an email to let you know you have been selected to participate.

You may be picked!!! If you are, please respond.  We want to hear from you and learn from your volunteer experiences.  

Your comments will be used to quantify the personal, organizational and public impacts of volunteers involved with 4-H Youth Development Programs in our twelve-state region.  

Your impact is great and we want to hear from you!!!

New Volunteer Application 2024

Do you know anyone interested in becoming a volunteer for 4-H? The application to become a new volunteer in 2024 for Morgan County is now available as a printable document or an online survey.

This application is the first step in the process of being selected to serve in this role. Here is the online application. https://go.osu.edu/newvolunteermoco2024

To receive a printable document of the application please call the office at (740)962-4854.

Trainings and interviews take place in early February, so the deadline to turn in your application is by  January 31st.

4-H Riding Therapy

 

4-H Riding Therapy is looking for volunteers for the 2023 program. If you are a 4-H member or current 4-H volunteer, you can help with the program. You need to call the office at 740-962-4854 and share you interest, and we will connect you to the 4-H volunteer in charge of the program. The program runs early July until the exhibition at the Morgan County Fair in September.

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming an adult volunteer for the program stop by the office and pick up an application packet or complete the online application at http://go.osu.edu/4hridingtherapy.

DEADLINE to complete the application is May 4, 2023.

 

Mandatory Advisor Update

Our first Mandatory Advisor Update is coming up! If you plan to renew your Morgan Co. 4-H volunteer status you must attend ONE of these sessions!

 

Our first session is this upcoming Monday! Monday February 20th from 10am-12pm. We have another session that day from 1pm-3pm!!

Our last session will be on March 14th from 6:30pm-8:30pm.

These sessions will be held at the extension office.

In order to completely renew your volunteer status you must do a number of things;

  • Re-enroll on 4-H online
  • Attend a mandatory advisor updates for county updates
  • Complete Youth Activities and Programs (policy 1.50) (Offered at the mandatory advisor update)
  • Complete one other training topic (Offered at the mandatory advisor update)
  • Renew background check if needed (every 4 years)

4-H Online Office Assistance

4-H ONLINE ASSISTANCE

 

No paper enrollment forms will be accepted. Youth and their parents should complete online member enrollments, as they require electronic signatures providing legal consent for participation and serve as the official project enrollment record of the child. Volunteers are encouraged to provide assistance but should not complete an enrollment for a child outside their own family.

 

The Morgan County Extension Office will be holding 4-H Online Enrollment assistance sessions on the following dates:

 

  • February 20th 9:00-10:00 am or 3:00-5:00 pm
  • March 9th 4:30-7:00 pm
  • March 27th 4:30-6:30 pm

 

If families need assistance to complete their 4-H online enrollment, they are encouraged to attend one of these sessions.  iPads will be available for families to use.  They must have access to the email account that is associated with their 4-H online account.  Families need to call the Extension office at 740-962-4854 to register for the help sessions.