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!

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!

Treasurer’s Book Contest Entries – Due October 31st

Cash awards available for our club treasurers who submit a Treasurer’s Book by October 31st, 2018 to the Extension Office. Thank you to the Vinton County Bank for sponsoring this award once again this year!

Additional club officer resources (including helpful info for secretaries) can be found at the bottom of our Advisor Red Book portion of the OSU Extension website. Scroll to the bottom of this site.

Secretary’s Book Contest Entries – Due October 31st

Cash awards available for our club secretaries who submit a Secretary’s Book by October 31st, 2018 to the Extension Office. More information about the contest and awards available can be found here. A copy of the rubric can be found by clicking on this link. Thank you to the Robert L. Hillman family for sponsoring this award each year!

Additional club officer resources (including helpful info for secretaries) can be found at the bottom of our Advisor Red Book portion of the OSU Extension website. Scroll to the bottom of this site.

Updates to April and May Calendar

We updated the April calendar to include the April 19th 4-H Endowment Board Meeting which will be held at the Ag Center starting at 6:30 pm.  Please contact Connie Smith or Tara Reed with questions about the Endowment.

The May calendar has two updates as well.

  • The May 3rd 4-H Endowment Board Meeting has been moved to May 10th.
  • Officer Training will be held on May 9th, starting at 6:30 pm at Shalom United Methodist Church in Carroll, Ohio.

Please call Missy if you see any other issues with the calendar.  740-652-7264  or email at koenig.398@osu.edu

Attention Advisors: Items due January 31st!

Advisors: Don’t forget that we need your Yearly Summary Financial Report of Club Treasury Form and Equipment Inventory Form (if you have club owned items) completed and turned into the office by Wednesday, January 31st, 2018. This information is for the 2016-2017  club year. Thank you to those clubs/advisors that have already turned in their end of the year forms.

I’ve also had a couple people inquire about the Treasurer Yearly Summary and Audit procedures, so I’ve included them in this message as well. It should be an annual practice for clubs to conduct an internal audit utilizing their members and advisors creating a great learning experience for all involved. If you have questions about this process, please call the office.

Treasurer Recommended Audit Procedures – word or pdf

Treasurer Yearly Summary – excel or pdf

Yearly Summary Financial Report of Club Treasury   pdf

Equipment Inventory  word or pdf

We look forward to an exciting year of 4-H in Fairfield County, and can’t do this without your help! Please let us know if we can be of assistance.

2017 Fairfield County Secretary Book Contest Award Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the following Fairfield County 4-H Club Secretaries who competed in the annual Secretary Book Contest.

Dominic Blackston, Shooting Stars 4-H Club, 1st Place, 3 Star Book

Stephanie Bowers, Sewing Shefs 4-H Club, 1st Place, 2 Star Book

Anna Fusek, Lithopolis Livestock 4-H Club, 2nd Place, 2 Star Book

Sara DiSalvo, Bloomin’ Clovers 4-H Club, 1 Star Book

Justin Krile, Blazin’ Buckeyes 4-H Club, 1 Star Book

Samantha Bader, Baltimore Blue Ribbons 4-H Club, 1 Star Book

Thank you to the Maxwell Family for their continued sponsorship of the awards.