Extended Deadline to Join Junior Leaders AND 13 Year Olds Can Now Join!

As a member of Junior Leaders, 4-H teens have the opportunity to participate in leadership development beyond their club. The group meets several times per year at various locations throughout the county and state with a focus on career opportunities, leadership, citizenship and developing relationships among its members. Members must be at least age 13 by January 1, 2020.

Junior Leaders is a great place to start getting involved in 4-H teen leadership opportunities!

Advisors are Dorothy Montgomery, James & Susan McDonald and Lisa Marshall.

Complete the one page enrollment form and submit to Susan McDonald by January 1.

Join Junior Leaders for Christmas Caroling and a Holiday Party!

Thursday, December 19

Christmas Caroling, 2020 Officer Elections and Christmas Party

Location: Clay Gardens Place Retirement Home, 3784 Frazeysburg Rd., Zanesville (Across from Hobby Lobby)

5:00 p.m. Current 2019 officers meet at Clay Gardens to nominate a slate of 2020 officers.

6:00 p.m. Other members arrive at Clay Gardens to Christmas Carol with residents.

                      Elect officers after caroling in their meeting room.

7:00 p.m. Head to Pizza Cottage for dinner and white elephant gift exchange.

To do:

  • Please bring a white elephant gift for exchange
  • (A white elephant gift is amusing, impractical and has little to no value.)
  • Bring $5 for dinner.
  •   Let a current officer know if you would like to be nominated for a 2020 officer.
  • Let Susan know if you need a ride, 740-819-5814.
  • Parents and other 4-Hers are welcome.

What Happens Next in 4-H: December Monthly Highlights

Important Links:

2019 4-H Calendar

2019 Muskingum County 4-H Family Handbook

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4-H Committee Meeting – December 2

The 4-H Committee will meet in the Extension Office Meeting Room from 6-7:30 p.m.

Camp Counselor Selection Night – December 3

See Camp Counselor Application for details.

Junior Fair Market Steer Weigh In – December 9, 5-7 p.m.

All market steers to be exhibited at the 2020 Muskingum County Fair must come to steer registration day to be tagged and weighed, NO EXCEPTIONS. Please refer to the 2020 Market Steer Weigh-In Information Letter and Registration Form for complete details.

Junior Fair Board Interviews – December 11, by appointment

See Junior Fair Board Application for details.

Older Youth Opportunities Interviews – December 11, by appointment

Youth who submitted a Muskingum County 4-H Achievement Form and indicated interest in one of the following opportunities should contact the Extension Office to schedule an interview: County 4-H Ambassador, State 4-H Leadership Camp, Sea Camp,Citizenship Washington Focus and Leadership Washington Focus.

4-H CARTEENS Program – December 12

4-H CARTEENS takes place at the Muskingum County Juvenile Court. Youth interested in becoming 4-H CARTEENS volunteer presenters should contact the Extension Office for details.

Junior Leaders Meeting – December 19

Meeting details will be sent via e-mail to youth who filled out a 2019 Junior Leaders enrollment form. Contact the Extension Office with questions.

4-H Camp Team Workshop – December 27

Camp Counselors and adult volunteers will participate in a day-long workshop to begin plans for 2020 4-H Junior Camp.

We did it! 4-H Camp Ohio Surpasses Buckeye Funder Campaign Goal

We are thrilled to report that the Buckeye Funder Campaign for 4-H Camp Ohio’s bathroom remodel project surpassed our goal and raised $31,208! Muskingum County contributed $4,260 towards the project! Demolition started last week and we are looking forward to newly remodeled restrooms for the 2020 camping season.

Youth Opportunity & 4-H Committee Volunteer Applications – Due November 15!

Older Youth Opportunities Applications Due – November 15, 4:30 p.m.

Youth interested in applying for any of the following opportunities can download the applications on our website (Click on the individual link for more details):

4-H Committee Applications Due – November 15, 4:30 p.m.

Any current 4-H volunteers interested in applying to become a member of the Muskingum County 4-H Committee should submit a completed application to the Extension Office by November 15 at 4:30 p.m. Selected volunteers serve a three year term. 

The 4-H Committee serves as an advisory committee for the 4-H program and assists with county-wide 4-H programs like the 4-H Kick-Off and Volunteer Recognition Banquet. Applications are available on our website and at the Extension Office.

New 4-H Community Club Volunteer Application Now Available!

Interested in serving as a 4-H Community Club or Committee volunteer in 2020? Applications can be picked up in our office or downloaded from our website at:  4-H Youth Development>Volunteer Resources.

The new volunteer selection process requires successful completion of an application, background check, interview and orientation session. All parts of the process must be completed before an applicant receives approval.

Applications are due by January 15 at 4:30 p.m.

What Happens Next in 4-H: November Monthly Highlights

Important Links:

2019 4-H Calendar

2019 Muskingum County 4-H Family Handbook

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New 4-H Community Club Volunteer Applications Available – November 1 

The New 4-H Community Club Volunteer Application will be available on our website November 1. Visit 4-H Community Club Program>Volunteer Resources.

Office Closed, Veteran’s Day Observed – November 11

Our office will be closed on Monday, November 11 in observance of Veteran’s Day.

4-H CARTEENS – November 14

4-H CARTEENS takes place at the Muskingum County Juvenile Court. Youth interested in becoming 4-H CARTEENS volunteer presenters should contact the Extension Office for details.

4-H Committee Applications Due – November 15, 4:30 p.m.

Any current 4-H volunteers interested in applying to become a member of the Muskingum County 4-H Committee should submit a completed application to the Extension Office by November 15 at 4:30 p.m. Selected volunteers serve a three year term. 

The 4-H Committee serves as an advisory committee for the 4-H program and assists with county-wide 4-H programs like the 4-H Kick-Off and Volunteer Recognition Banquet. Applications are available on our website and at the Extension Office.

Older Youth Opportunities Applications Due – November 15, 4:30 p.m.

Youth interested in applying for any of the following opportunities can download the applications on our website:

  • Junior Leaders
  • Junior Fair Board
  • Camp Counselor
  • 4-H CARTEENS
  • County Medals
  • County 4-H Ambassador
  • State Trip & Camp Scholarships

Office Closed, Thanksgiving – November 28 & 29

Our office will be closed Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29.

Last Chance! 4-H Camp Ohio Buckeye Funder Campaign Ends October 31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The fourteen counties that utilize 4-H Camp Ohio are coming together during October to reach a goal of $30,000. Combined with other grants and donations already collected, this goal will make camp’s dream of great facilities a reality! If each county’s 4-H families collectively contribute just $2,200, we’ll meet our goal! All donations are tax deductible and 100% goes directly to facility improvements at Camp Ohio! All contributions, small and large, will make a difference! Please consider donating today at go.osu.edu/CampOhio and show camp that Muskingum County cares!

 

2020 Market Steer Weigh-In – December 9, 5-7 p.m.

Steer registration and weigh-in will be held Monday, December 9, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Muskingum Livestock Sale Barn, located on Malinda Street in Zanesville. All steers must be tagged and weighed-in at this time to be eligible to exhibit at the 2020 Muskingum County Fair.

Youth who exhibited a steer or feeder calf in 2019 will receive a letter and registration form in the mail with details in the near future.

Download the Letter