Treasurer’s Book Contest Results

Congratulations!

The Fairfield County 4-H Treasurer’s Book Annual Contest is proudly sponsored and funded each year by the Friendly Bremen Banking Center. Thank you, Jodi Motta and Vinton County Bank, for their support and organization of this contest.

The role of the club treasurer is to handle all money matters of the club and maintain accurate financial records.  When the Treasurer’s Book is complete, it should document the activities by its members for one year. It becomes a historical document to that accurately records the club’s income and expenses, and shows that the club is in good financial standing.

All treasurers are eligible and encouraged to submit a book each year. There is a monetary award that goes to the winners and they go directly to that individual. The 4-H Treasurer Book Rubric was used to evaluate each treasurer’s book that was submitted in the contest. Employees of the bank will review the books and choose a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner. Each member who places will receive a visa gift card.

The 2021 results are:

  • Tanner Affolter – 1st place. Tanner is a member of the Amanda Work and Win 4-H Club.
  • Marissa Newman – 2nd place. Marissa is a member of the Clearcreek Showmen 4-H Club.
  • Megan Tooill – 3rd place. Megan is a member of the AC Extreme 4-Hers 4-H Club.

Thank you to all of the members who participated in the Treasurer’s Book contest this year. Keep up the good record keeping! If your club did not participate this year, we hope you will keep this contest in mind and participate next year.

Secretary’s Book Contest Results

Congratulations!

The Fairfield County 4-H Secretary’s Book Annual Contest is proudly sponsored and funded each year by the family of Robert L. Hillman who was a 4-H advisor for many years in Pickaway County. Mr. Hillman believed strongly in teaching and practicing quality record keeping within the structure of the 4-H program. He continued to support his grandchildren, Adam, Milea, and Sarah Maxwell, in their 4-H endeavors in Fairfield County until his death in 2003. To continue his long-standing commitment to the tradition of record keeping and the 4-H program, his family is proud to sponsor this competition in his memory.

When the Secretary’s Book is complete, it should document the activities by its members for one year. It becomes a historical document to be enjoyed for years to come as individuals review it with fondness and memories.

All secretaries are eligible and encouraged to submit a book each year. There is a monetary award that goes to the winners and they go directly to that individual. The 4-H Secretary Book Rubric was used to evaluate each secretary’s book that was submitted in the contest. Each book was evaluated and received a one-, two-, or three-star rating based on the rubric. Based on the ratings, the top  individual will receive a monetary award.

The 2021 results are:

  • Stephanie Bowers – 1st place, 3 Star Book. Stephanie is a member of the Sewing Chefs 4-H Club.
  • Jadin Triplett – 2nd place, 1 Star Book. Jadin is a member of the Rough Riders 4-H Club.
  • Lily Dennis – 3rd place, 1 Star Book. Lily is a member of the Amanda Work and Win 4-H Club.
  • Colton Tooill – 4th place, 1 Star Book. Colton is a member of the AC Extreme 4-Hers 4-H Club.

Thank you to all of the members who participated in the Secretary’s Book contest this year. Keep up the good record keeping! If your club did not participate this year, we hope you will keep this contest in mind and participate next year.

New 4-H Volunteer Applications Available Now!

Join Fairfield County 4-H as a new 4-H Volunteer!

Applications, background check AND References are due to the OSU Extension Office by February 1st. Application are available on the website under the Club Advisor Resources. New Volunteer Training will take place online through an online course system and must be completed by April 15th. Advisors are needed to support members across the entire county. There are a few clubs that need additional help so potential volunteers can ‘learn the ropes’ and not have the responsibility to take on the entire club or a new club.

Also, NEW Clubs are also welcome…if interested, we need to start having the conversation NOW so we can be sure all is in order before the start of the 2022 4-H year. Contact our office at 740-653-5419 to learn more!

Advisors: Check Your Emails for Advisor Recognition Information

Fairfield County 4-H Advisors,

You should have received the following email with your Drive Thru invitation on Friday, Nov. 12th. It has your own personalized link, so be sure to RSVP via the email you received. If you haven’t seen it in your inbox, please check your spam or junk folder! If you still can’t find it, you can call in your RSVP too.

The Fairfield County 4-H Junior Leaders would like to invite you to attend the Advisor Recognition Event on Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon, as a “Thank You” for your service as a 4-H volunteer and to celebrate the 2021 4-H club year. This will be an open house event, so please stop by to pick up your complimentary breakfast sandwich. Milestone gifts (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 years) will be distributed. This is taking place at the same time as Check Pick Up Day so you can pick up checks, end of the year packets, and breakfast at the same time!

You are invited to attend as a “Thank You” for your service as a 4-H volunteer and to celebrate the 2021 4-H club year. We will have end of year packets, gifts/awards for each advisor, a photo station and other fun activities!

  • What: Advisor Recognition Event (Hot Breakfast Sandwich and Coffee/Hot Chocolate provided by Falcon’s Nest)
  • When: Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 10am – Noon
  • Who: All Fairfield County Advisors (This is for ALL Advisors – Tractor Maintenance & Shooting Sports too!)
  • Where: OSU Extension Office Parking Lot, 831 College Ave, Lancaster
  • Cost: No charge

Please RSVP by Wednesday, November 24th by completing your personalized RSVP survey found in your email. DO NOT FORWARD your email to any other advisors since the links are personalized. Please complete the survey regardless of if you can attend, we will work with those clubs who can’t attend to pick up their packets and gifts.

If you have questions or would like to RSVP by phone, please call 740-653-5419. We look forward to seeing you on Dec 4th!

4-H Advisors – Join the 4-H Advisory Committee

Applications for the 4-H Advisory Committee  – This group of 4-H Advisors work to advise OSU Extension Staff regarding direction for the county 4-H program. They also provide organization of countywide 4-H events such as 4-H Day, Officer Trainings, Countywide Fundraisers and more. 4-H Advisors must submit an application to be reviewed by the Nomination Committee. New members are slated and elected by their peers to serve a 3-year term. All current Advisors, regardless of experience, are eligible to apply provided they are not already on the
committee or completing a current term. New terms begin in January, and members will be notified via email if they are selected.

Applications can be found here. This opportunity is open to all current Fairfield County 4-H Advisors. If you have questions, please contact our office (740-653-5419) or e-mail Aubry Fowler at Fowler.443@osu.edu

Support the Fairfield County Junior Fair Board – Kroger Rewards

Help the Fairfield County Junior Fair Board raise money while shopping at no additional cost to you! 

1. Start at Kroger.com
2. Sign in with your current Kroger account or create a new one. Note: You must have a registered Kroger Rewards card in order to participate in the Community Rewards program
3. Click the Community Rewards tab and search for “Fairfield Co 4H Advisory Committee”, then click Enroll
4. Once you select your charity, it will be saved and you will support 4-H each time you shop!
5. The 4-H Advisory Committee will allocate these funds to the JFB upon receipt

Support 4-H while shopping on Amazon!

Help the Fairfield County 4-H Advisory Committee raise money for the 4-H Program while shopping at no additional cost to you!

1. Start at Smile.Amazon.com

2. Sign in with your current Amazon account or create a new one
3. Search for “Fairfield County OH 4-H Advisory Committee” as the charitable organization you want to support under choose a charity (located under the search bar)
4. Shop Amazon as you normally would and 0.5% of your eligible purchase is donated to the county 4-H program!
5. Once you select your charity, it will be saved so just start at smile.amazon.com each time you shop!

4-H Booths and 4-H Display Barn – Fair Information

The 4-H Display Barn will house ALL still projects. If your club has a booth, all still projects will go in the club’s booth.

Gardening/Crop Projects will be brought to the 4-H Display Barn during set-up times and will be displayed together in the 4-H Display Barn. Please check with the 4-H Display Barn staff present to check-in your gardening/crop exhibit.

There will be a special area in the 4-H Display Barn for all State Fair Clothing Participants – so these projects will not be displayed in the club’s booth.

If your club is not having a booth, there will be a special area in the 4-H Display Barn for your member’s projects to be displayed. A reminder that in order for a member to receive a premium for their project, it MUST BE DISPLAYED the entire week of the fair! 

Please note, no straw is permitted in the displays including bales! The use of feathers is also prohibited from 4-H Display Barn displays.

4-H Display Barn Setup will be Friday, October 8th from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 9th from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. 4-H Display Barn Tear Down is Sunday, October 17th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ONLY – no early removals!

Volunteers DESPERATELY needed to help in the 4-H Display Barn during fair week!

To help cut down on vandalism or theft in the 4-H Display (Booth) Barn, all clubs with booths in the 4-H Display Barn are REQUIRED to sign up for at least one – 2 hour period to guard and keep an eye on displays in the 4-H Display Barn. During your club shift(s), we ask that you have at least two people per club – one adult and one person age 16 or older. They can be parents, advisors, or older 4-H members. The guards watch the area and answer visitors’ questions. Please contact your club advisor or call the Extension Office to sign-up for a shift. If you know the names of those who will be representing your club during those days and times, please also include their names. Please share all the days and times you are able to help. (Note: You will not be placed in every time you list—that will just assist in the process of acquiring volunteers!)

Thank you to Judy, Sheila, and Cindy for signing up to help so far…but we need many more volunteers to help! Please contact Missy Koenig (koenig.398@osu.edu) if you can help out!

Join Battle of the Groups during the Stock the Trailer Campaign

 Fight the Hunger, Stock the Trailer Campaign comes to the Fairfield County Fair

All Fairgoers are invited to participate in our Fight the Hunger, Stock the Trailer campaign by bringing non-perishable food items to the Fairfield County Fair. There will be collection boxes at all fair entrance gates for individuals to leave donations.  All food collected during fair week will go to local food pantries to support local families and individuals who may be in need. The Fairfield County Junior Fair has set a goal of 10,000 pounds of non-perishable food items to be collected that can help our community. This campaign is in partnership with the Farm Credit Mid-America.  Our Junior Fair is competing against other fairs in the region; the Junior Fair that collects the most food, wins a prize.

The Fairfield County Junior Leaders are challenging All 4-H Clubs, FFA Chapters & Scout Troops to participate and bring non-perishable food items to the fair. The Top 5 groups who donate the most food by weight will receive cash prizes for their end of year celebrations. Items for group donations can be brought directly to the livestock trailer housed in the north wing of the round cattle barn, or the grain cart in the Ed Sands Building during the fair. There will be daily weigh ins for groups to get credit. All groups are welcome to start collecting now, and turn in items once the fair opens!!