New 4-H Volunteers Needed!

There are many ways to volunteer with the Fairfield County 4-H Program! Now is the time to apply to be a 4-H Advisor and help in a current club within Fairfield County. There are many clubs that need YOUR help – You don’t have to start a new club or be a 4-H expert, just someone who wants to help youth make the best better!

Applications can be found here: 2021 Prospective New Volunteer Packet

Completed Applications and criminal history fingerprint record check are due to the Extension Office by February 1st. If you have any questions, please contact our office!

New Club Officer Resources now available!

New resources are available to use with your 4-H clubs for 2021.  These are quick guides that offer information on the importance of campaigning for club offices, officer position description, and tips for holding elections.   You can also visit: https://ohio4h.org/officerresources to find all of the officer books as well.

Check out these great new items:

Secretary & Treasurer Book Contest Results!!

Congratulations to our members who participated in 2020 Secretary’s Book Contest. Each book was reviewed by the judges according to the approved rubric and received stars and placings accordingly. Those members who placed received a monetary prize that was sent to them. Each member did a good job with their book and should be proud of their hard work.

Here are the results of the 2020 Secretary’s Book Contest:

1st Place Stephanie Bowers Sewing Shefs 3 Star
2nd Place Annie Deyo Rough Riders 2 Star
3rd Place Evelyn Hill Shooting Stars 2 Star
Morgan Cowdrey Amanda Work and Win 1 Star
Henry Hoisington Wild About Animals 1 Star
Kansas Rhymer AC Extreme 4-Hers 1 Star
Katelynn Lykins Carroll Country 1 Star

 

Congratulations to our members who participated in 2020 Treasurer’s Book Contest. Each book was reviewed by the judges according to the approved rubric and received placings accordingly. Those members who placed received a monetary prize that was sent to them. Each member did a good job with their book and should be proud of their hard work.

Here are the results of the 2020 Treasurer’s Book Contest:

1st Place Sofia Gugliemotto Rough Riders
2nd Place Luke Chapman Bloomin’ Clovers
Megan Tooill AC Extreme 4-H’ers

4-H Members – We Need Your Help!

Help us recognize your advisors for all their hard work this year!! Read on for more details – You should have received this email to your Family 4-H email on Friday, Oct. 30th too!

The Junior Leaders are working on a surprise for our Advisors, and we need your help! Each fall, we have an Advisor Banquet where we recognize the Advisors from every club. This year, due to COVID-19, we are going to have a drive-thru event and would like to play a video of ‘Shout Outs’ for our Advisors.

Here’s how you can help:

  • Record a short video giving your advisors a Shout Out
    • What to include in your video:
      • Your Name
      • Your Club
      • Your Advisor Name (or All the Advisors of your club)
      • Message
        • This could include a reason why you think they’re the best, A Thank You for all their hard work, or a favorite memory from this past year
    • Please remember to make sure your background and attire is 4-H appropriate. 😊
  • Upload your video to this FlipGrid Channel: https://flipgrid.com/d1c71b17
  • If you aren’t comfortable with FlipGrid, record a horizontal video on your phone and upload it to the Member Mailbox at go.osu.edu/memmailbox
  • Not comfortable talking on camera? Make a poster or sign for your advisor and we’ll share that too!
  • We would like to highlight every club and Advisor, so you may need to talk with your fellow club members to make sure everyone gets a shoutout.
  • All videos need to be uploaded by Friday, November 13, 2020!
  • Be Creative & Have Fun!

If you have any questions, please contact Aubry (Fowler.443@osu.edu) or by phone: 740-277-4626. Thank you for your help and making our Advisors feel special!

Advisors: Check Your Emails for Drive Thru RSVP

Fairfield County 4-H Advisors,

You should have received the following email with your Drive Thru invitation on Wed. Nov 4th. 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. 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.

The Fairfield County 4-H Junior Leaders have been working hard all year to organize the Advisor Banquet. In order to accommodate ALL advisors & follow COVID-19 safety guidelines, we will be hosting an Advisor Recognition Drive Thru!

You are invited to attend as a “Thank You” for your service as a 4-H volunteer and to celebrate the 2020 4-H club year.  We will have end of year packets, gifts/awards for each advisor, a photo station and other fun activities!

  • When: Saturday, November 21, 2020 from 10:00a.m. – Noon
  • Who: All Fairfield County Advisors (This is for ALL Advisors – Tractor Maintenance & Shooting Sports too!)
  • What: Advisor Recognition Drive Thru
  • Where: OSU Extension Office Parking Lot, 831 College Ave, Lancaster
  • Cost: No charge

Please RSVP by Sunday, November 15th by completing your personalized RSVP survey found in your email. DO NOT FORWARD your email to any other advisors since the links are personalized. If needed, you can also call in your RSVP to 740-653-5419.

We look forward to seeing you on Nov 21st! If you have any questions, let us know!

Officer Book Contest – Deadline is 10/31/2020

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, 2020. Given the deadline falls on the weekend and our office is only open on limited days and times, please call 740-653-5419 to arrange a time for dropping off your book. Books must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 5th.

Want more information? Check out your 4-H Member Handbook (p. 14) or ask your advisor!

Thank You Note Station Update!!

Were you able to visit The Thank You Note Project during the Fairfield County Fair?!? We are mailing out 41 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 October 30 and the 4-H Endowment Committee will pay for your postage. The Extension Office is open by Appointment Tuesday & Thursday Mon-Friday from 8:00am – 3:30pm. There is also a black drop off box on the East side of the building near our employee entrance. Now is a perfect time to say thank you!

The Thank You Note Project is Back!!

The Thank You Note Project is back for 2020 but with a socially distanced twist. There will be 3 Thank You Note stations – One at each indoor show arena which includes Feeder Creek, Ed Sands/Farm Bureau Building, and the Round Cattle Barn. Look for The Ohio State Buckeyes Tent or Thank You Note Banner to find the station in your closest show arena.

At each station there will be blank thank you notes for you to pick up and take with you to fill out. Need help with writing a thank you note or filling out an envelope? There are directions sheets on each table that you can take a picture of to reference later.  If you are lucky enough to win a trophy, there is a thank you note already on there for you. Once you’ve written your note and filled out your envelope drop it off to one of the mailboxes and we will mail it for you.

Thank you to the Fairfield County Endowment Board for sponsoring postage again this year! Remember to finish your project strong by writing a thank you note to award sponsors!

2020 Junior Fair Updates (by specie) as of 9/23/2020 are posted!

2020 Junior Fair Updates by specie have been organized and posted by specie on the OSU Extension/4-H website. Please note that this information is current as of 9/23/2020 and is subject to change. Updated documents will be reposted to this site with the updated date noted next to the specie should that need to happen. http://go.osu.edu/2020fairinfo

Please take the time to read all updates as it pertains to your family and Junior Fair participation this year. Please review the 2020 General Rules and Modified Junior Fair Schedule listed at the top of this page. Additionally, since no updated rule book was printed for 2020, it is important to read the 2019 Junior Fair Book rules as well for your respective specie. All of this information is listed on this page of the website.

Please reach out if you have any questions at all!

Here is a screenshot of our OSU Extension/4-H website where the updates are posted. Below the 2020 updates, you will find links to the 2019 Junior Fair Rule Book.

Cloverbud Graduation – Deadline 9/25/2020

CONGRATULATIONS!

Cloverbuds Class of 2020

 

We are so excited that you are a Cloverbud member in the Fairfield County 4-H program. Based on your age and grade in school, this will be your last fair as a Cloverbud and next year you will be in traditional 4-H.

We want to recognize all your hard work by inviting you to participate in Cloverbud Graduation! Due to current restrictions, Cloverbud Graduation will be held virtually this year.  Graduates will be recognized on the Fairfield County 4-H Facebook page, blog and during fair week.  This is optional, and only those who submit information will be included.

Please complete the Cloverbud Graduate Survey at go.osu.edu/CloverbudGraduation by September 25, 2020, so that we can compile the videos for sharing.

We look forward to hearing from you and can’t wait to celebrate your accomplishments!