Spread Some Love: Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive

We are still accepting donations for the Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive!  We are currently approximately 22% to our goal but you now have until November 23 to donate!  All donations will be used to fill weekend food packs for local youth.  As of today, Ruff ‘N Stuff 4-H club has the most donations.  The club with the most donations at the end of the drive will win a pizza party!

2020 Camp Counselor Application Open

Clermont and Hamilton County 4-H are currently accepting applications for 4-H camp counselors!  Applicants must be 15-18 years of age (as of January 1, 2020) and be a 4-H member in good standing.  This year’s camp will be held June 5-9, at 4-H Camp Graham in Clarksville, Ohio. Camp counseling can be a very rewarding experience. Counselors will work as a member of a team to plan and conduct a high-quality, safe and fun overnight program for young people. While at the same time, developing his/her own skills and forming lifelong friendships.

Important Dates / Checklist for Counselor Applicants:
1. Online Application Due
Thursday, November 21, 2020, by 11:59 p.m.
All interested candidates must complete the online application.

2. Camp Counselor Assessment Set-Up
Friday, November 22, from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
All camp counselor applicants are required to attend. There will be an orientation, station planning, teaching and event set-up.

3. Camp Counselor Assessment Event
Saturday, November 23, 2019, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
All camp counselor applicants are required to attend. Applicants will participate in an, teaching activity and an interview.

4. Selection Notification Emails Sent
Friday, December 6, 2019
All applicants will receive an email notification.

Click here to access the application.

What Could Be Better Than an UGLY SWEATER???

Decorating one with your friends!!!  Join us for an UGLY SWEATER Decoration Party!

Saturday, November 23, from 10am-12pm in 4-H Hall.

Bring a sweater or sweatshirt to decorate.  Admission is only $5 OR a jar of peanut butter AND jelly (NO glass jars) per person, and includes glitter, sequins, glue, paint and other supplies.

There will be cookie decorating, crafts, card making, song, dance and lots of holiday fun!!!

Ugly Sweater Invitation

A Month of Giving: PB&J Drive

Clermont County 4-H is accepting donations of a family favorite – peanut butter and jelly!  Donations can be dropped off at the Extension Office and will be accepted through November 15.  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 and children have to transport the items on the bus or carry them home.

The club that donates the most jars of PB&J will win a pizza party, sponsored by the Clermont County 4-H Committee!  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 help us make November the month of giving!

Did You Forget to RSVP for the 4-H Recognition Dinner?

If you forgot to RSVP for the 4-H Recognition Dinner, contact the office today so we can have an accurate meal count.  Don’t miss out on an evening of fellowship and a delicious dinner (and dessert, of course!).  We are excited to celebrate the accomplishments of our volunteers and youth over the past year!

JFB Meeting Changed to November 13

This month’s Junior Fair Board meeting has been moved to Wednesday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m.  New members who still need to complete an interview are required to attend this meeting.  Members are asked to bring an unwrapped $5-$10 gift to donate to Child Focus for the holiday season and a jar of peanut butter and jelly to support to the PB&J Drive!

Get Your Elves in a Row

You are invited to sign up for the Get Your Elves in a Row Email Wellness Challenge running from November 25, 2019 – January 5, 2020.  Two weekly e-mails will be sent directly to your inbox.

The goal of this six-week challenge is for you to reduce stress, and simplify your life by practicing wellness habits. During this challenge, you will gain ideas to help you:

  1. Practice Mindfulness
  2. Simplify your Meals
  3. Organize your Holiday Décor
  4. Embrace Humor and Positivity
  5. Declutter your Gift List and Schedule
  6. Eat more Vegetables and Fruits
  7. Add more Movement (“Elfercise”) to your Day

What does it cost? Nothing – it is free!

Who can participate? Any adult with an email account.

How do I sign up? go.osu.edu/ElvesClerHam19

Ohio Youth Capital Challenge

Ohio Youth Capital Challenge Are you interested in community service, government and advocacy? Apply to be part of the Ohio Youth Capital Challenge hosted by Ohio 4-H, FFA and Farm Bureau. Only 40 delegates will be selected to work with other teens in grades 9-12 to develop a policy that makes a difference in their community, travel to the State House in Columbus and meet with lawmakers. Find all the details at www.go.osu.edu/OYCC2020 and be a #4HTrueLeader!