January Newsletter

Hello 4-H Families!

As we are deep into the winter months we can always thing about warm summer days that are ahead of us. Check out all of the activities and opportunities that are below in this quarter’s newsletter.

County 4-H News

Toledo Walleye 4-H Night

Join the Toledo Walleye on Sunday, February 16

Tickets are just $17 each for all 4-H clubs

To purchase tickets as a group, contact Rita Natter at 419-725-9258 or rnatter@toledowalleye.com

4-H Club Officer Training

Are you new to being a club officer or do you want to learn more about being and officer? Come to our 2nd annual Lucas County 4-H Club Officer Training.

Open to all ages

When: February 19th from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Where: First Baptist Church of Greater Toledo, 6520 Pilliod Rd, Holland, OH 43528

Lucas County 4-H President’s Circle Meeting

If you are a new club president or a past club president then you are invited to our second President’s Circle Meeting. This leadership club is an opportunity for 4-H youth to learn about team building skills, leadership skills, workforce development, and belonging. We are going to partner with area businesses and tour their facilities to learn about jobs and careers in the area. This is also a great opportunity to provide assistance to the Extension office and networking.

2020 Lucas County 4-H Camp

Registration is now open for the 2020 Lucas County 4-H Camp. Camp this year is July 23-July 26 at the beautiful and scenic 4-H Camp Palmer in Northern Fulton County. You DO NOT have to be a 4-H member to attend camp so invite your friends! Check out our website for more details http://lucas.osu.edu/4HCamp

Lucas County Fair Junior Fairboard

The Lucas County Fair Junior Fairboard is now meeting. We meet every month on the second Thursday from 6:30pm-7:30pm at the Lucas County Fairgrounds in the 4-H Clubroom. Each club should have 2 representitives  over the age of 11. If you are interested in joining Junior Fairboard join us at our next meeting February 13th.

Volunteers in the Know Regional 4-H Advisor Training

The Maumee Valley Extension Education Research Area is having our annual 4-H Advisor Training on February 25th from 6:30pm-8:30pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stryker Ohio located at 23120 US Highway 6, Stryker, OH 43557. Registration starts at 6:00pm. There is no pre-registration required. Snacks will be provided. This is a great opportunity to learn about what other 4-H programs are doing through Northwest Ohio and also networking with other 4-H Advisors.

Livestock Quality Assurance Training

This is a requirement for 4-H youth that are taking livestock to the fair. This training is held on March 21st from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Monclova Road Baptist Church located 7819 Monclova Rd, Monclova, OH 43542. Pre-registration is not required. If you cannot attend this training you must attend another training in another county. Lucas County 4-H is only offering one training. An updated list of all QA Trainings in the state will be uploaded to http://lucas.osu.edu/QAResources once I have the updated list from the State 4-H Animal Sciences Department.

Christopher T. Norman Scholarship

Christopher T. Norman was an outstanding Huron County 4-H member who went to work with the Farm Bureau in northwest Ohio.  He touched many lives in Ashland, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Henry, Huron, Lorain, Lucas, Ottawa, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Williams and Wood counties.  He died an untimely death on March 18, 2000.

His family set up a Memorial Scholarship Fund in Chris’s name.  Lucas county is one of the counties included in the scholarship.   High School Seniors are encouraged to fill out an application. If you would like an application or you have any questions, please contact Bonnie Malone at Malone.3@osu.edu.

Lucas County 4-H Scholarship

The Lucas County 4-H Scholarship has to be completed to be considered for the following trips and opportunities: (DUE MARCH 11TH)

  • Ohio 4-H Leadership Camp
  • Sea Camp
  • National 4-H Dairy Conference
  • 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus
  • 4-H Leadership Washington Focus
  • Space Adventures Camp

The scholarship form must be filled out even if you are not asking for help funding. These opportunities are a chance to represent Lucas County 4-H and we want the best of the best to represent our county. The scholarship form can be found at http://lucas.osu.edu/4HForms.


State 4-H News

State 4-H Achievement Records are DUE FEBRUARY 11TH

Go to https://ohio4h.org/awardsandscholarships for more details including how to fill out an achievement record.

Ohio Sea Camp

Ohio 4-H Sea Camp invites teens age 15-17 (as of camp) from across Ohio to “get your feet wet” as you learn about one of Ohio’s most important resources: Lake Erie! You’ll be in, on, and around the water as you explore the science of the lake, learn marine related skills, and discover the history and recreational uses of our great lake.

For more information and to register go to http://go.osu.edu/SeaCamp

State 4-H Plowboy Prom

“The Captivating Carnival” A night of line dancing, square dancing, snacks and fun with other 4-Hers. The Ohio State University Collegiate 4-H Club hosts this fun and entertaining evening for 4-H youth throughout the state. This year it is on March 14 starting at 6:00pm at the Ohio 4-H Center located at 2201 Fred Taylor Drive Columbus OH 43210. Admission is $5. 4-H Alumni are welcome as well!

2020 National 4-H Beekeeping Essay Competition

Contact: Molly Sausaman, Executive Director, 404-760-2875, msausaman@abfnet.org

2020 Essay Topic: Overwintering: Bee Survival through the Cold Season

Honey bees have developed special skills to overwinter in the United States. Please discuss one of these skills and then include a discussion about what you do to prepare your hives for winter. Include a photo of one of your hives, either using infrared technology or showing winter wrap, hay bales, special feeders, etc. to demonstrate how you prepare your hives for winter.

Submission Deadline: April 1, 2020

Please visit http://preservationofhoneybees.org/essays/2020-essays for the full details.

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