Ohio 4-H State Virtual Officer Training: February 27th

Please find attached a flyer and image for you to promote the 2023 Ohio 4-H State Virtual Officer Training on Feb 27 from 7-8:30 pm.  The flyer will ask people to go to https://ohio4h.org/officerresources to register for a session.

  • Note – We have a session for adult 4-H Volunteers
  • Session leaders have been asked to record sessions and we will post those recordings on this webpage.

New 4-H Club Advisors Needed – Apply Today!

The Fairfield County 4-H Program continues to see the interest in community club participation grow and we need volunteers to make that happen. If you have been thinking of getting more involved with 4-H, now is the time to apply to be a club volunteer. Current clubs need help which means you don’t have to start a new club!! Have questions? Contact our office at 740-653-5419!

Read on to learn about the Fairfield County Volunteer Requirements – Due by February 1, 2023:

  1. Application
    1. An online application can be found here: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5bE4eio2so65LZX
    2. Please complete an application and submit it to the Extension office. From this application, references will be collected by Extension professionals
  2. Fingerprint Record Check
    1. The simplest method of complying with the fingerprint requirement is to utilize the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Department internet check system. To do this: Call the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office to schedule an appointment at 740-652-7320. Take your current, valid driver’s license and social security card. You must have your actual social security card (no copies).
    2. Request a BCI Check. You will need the following code: 2151.86 ORC to put on the request form. The cost to you will be $35.00 and checks should be made payable to: Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office. Cash is also accepted.
    3. PLEASE SEND ALL RESULTS TO: Background Checks – Fairfield County 4-H OSU Office of Human Resources 1590 N. High St., Suite 300 Columbus, OH 43201
    4. Keep your receipt as all volunteers are reimbursed after their 1st year of service.
  3. After your application, references, and background check have been received, the Extension office will be in touch to set up an interview and send reminders about the new volunteer orientation and Youth Activities & Programs policy training that all new volunteers must be completed.

Save the Dates: 2023 Summer Judging will be July 11-13

Continuing for 2023, we will be having summer project judging on 3 days. The judging schedule will be as follows and project judging will take place at the Ed Sands Building at the Fairgrounds. Additionally, one change for 2023 is that ALL Self-Determined Projects will be judged on the same day

Tuesday, July, 11, 2023

  • Food and Nutrition Projects
  • Creative Arts Projects
  • Family & Consumer Sciences Miscellaneous Projects
  • ALL Self-Determined Projects

Wednesday, July, 12, 2023

  • Leadership
  • Communications
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences

Thursday, July 13, 2023

  • Clothing/Sewing Projects
  • Style Revue to take place that evening at 7:00 p.m. (location TBD)

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 2022 results are:

  • Brianna Downey – 1st place. Brianna is a member of the Rough Riders 4-H Club.
  • Lily Dennis – 2nd place. Lily is a member of the Amanda Work and Win 4-H Club.
  • Colton Tooill – 3rd place. Colton 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 star ratings, the top  individual will receive a monetary award.

The 2022 results are:

  • Scarlett Sims – 1st place, 3 Star Book. Scarlet is a member of the Sewing Chefs 4-H Club.
  • Jadin Triplett – 2nd place, 3 Star Book. Jadin is a member of the Rough Riders 4-H Club.
  • Annie Deyo – 3rd place, 2 Star Book. Annie is a member of the Fairfield County Junior Fair Board
  • Catherine Buckley –  1 Star Book. Catherine is a member of the Amanda Work and Win 4-H Club.
  • Lydia Smith – 1 Star Book. Lydia is a member of the Blue Ribbon Showmen 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.

2022 Year End Survey – DUE FRIDAY!

 4-H Families & Advisors,

Thank you for participating in Fairfield County 4-H this year! As you finish your thank notes and host your year-end parties, we would like to invite you to provide feedback to help us improve the 4-H program. Please share your thoughts and feedback by completing the End of the Year Survey (go.osu.edu/4Hyearend) by Dec. 16, 2022.  

 We look forward to hearing from everyone recapping the 2022 year and look forward to planning 2023. 

 

Advisors: Check Your Emails for Advisor Recognition Invitation

Fairfield County 4-H Advisors,

You should have received the following email with your Drive Thru invitation on Tuesday, November 8th. 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 3, 2022, from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m., as a “Thank You” for your service as a 4-H volunteer and to celebrate the 2022 4-H club year. This will be an open house event, so please stop by to pick up your complimentary breakfast sandwich. Door prizes and  Milestone gifts (1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 years) will be distributed, and End of the Year Packets will be available.

What:        Advisor Recognition Event

Hot breakfast sandwich and Coffee/Hot Chocolate
(Breakfast provided by Falcon’s Nest)

When:       Saturday, December 3, 2022, from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Who:         ALL Fairfield County 4-H Advisors

Where:      OSU Extension Office, 831 College Ave, Lancaster

Cost:         No charge

Please RSVP by Wednesday, November 23rd 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 December 3rd!

Thank you for all that you do to make the best better!

Aubry Fowler & The Fairfield County Junior Leaders

Don’t forget your Thank You Notes!

Were you able to visit The Thank You Note Project during the Fairfield County Fair?!? We have already mailed out 110 thank you notes that were completed during fair week! Did you have a busy week and miss the Thank You Note Station?

Great News: Bring your completed note to the Extension Office (831 College Ave. Suite D, Lancaster) by Monday, Oct. 31st and the 4-H Endowment Committee will pay for your postage. The Extension Office is open Mon-Friday from 7:30am – 4:00pm. There is also a black drop off box on the East side of the building near our employee entrance where you can place thank you notes after hours. Now is a perfect time to say thank you!

 

Officer Book Contest – Due Oct 31st!

Are you a Treasurer or Secretary for your 4-H Club? Make sure to turn in your officer book to the Extension Office (831 College Ave, Suite D, Lancaster). Records should be completed through October 31st, 2022.

Awards will be given to the top 3 treasurer and top 3 secretary books. These cash awards are given directly to the member for their officer book!

Want more information? Check out your 4-H Member Handbook (p. 15) or ask your advisor!

 

Bottle Cap Project – FINAL RESULTS

Congratulations to the top 3 clubs in the Bottle Cap Project Club Contest:

1st Place: Champions

2nd Place: Thurston Future Farmers

3rd Place: Sewing Shefs

Champions 4-H Club will receive a bench sponsored by the Junior Leaders and a personalized plaque for their bench. Thank you to those clubs who have been collecting caps for the Fairfield County Junior Leaders Bottle Cap Project! We were able to collect 2,391 lbs of plastic bottle caps!! 10 new benches will be purchased and placed on the Fairfield County Fairgrounds.

Curious how how much your club collected? Check out how many pounds your club turned in below:

Bottle Cap Weigh In Final Results
Club Name TOTAL:
General Donation 653
Champions 502
Thurston Future Farmers 396
Sewing Shefs 287
Kountry Kidz 117
Lithopolis Livestock 110
Amanda Work & Win 62
AC Extreme 60
Baltimore Blue Ribbons 52
Carroll Country 36
Awesome Animals 23
Green Extreme 23
KKEZ 22
Rough Riders 11
Wild About Animals 11
Pygmies Plus 7
Bloomin’ Clovers 6
Fairfield Cavy & Rabbit 5
Shooting Stars 5
Fairfield Fowl Friends 2
Just Kiddin’ 1