*New 4-H Shooting Sports Club*

First official meeting for 4-H Youth in Portage County that would like to do shooting sports!

November 15th 6:30 pm at The Izaak Walton League of America – Martin L. Davey Chapter 9634 Newton Falls Road, Ravenna, OH 44266



Volunteer Celebration/Youth Awards Photos


Youth Award Winners: (L to R) Danielle Whitted (Beef Gold Medal), Kelsea Ebie (Personal Development Gold Medal), Emma Tuel (Clothing Gold Medal & 4-H Trip to Washington D.C.), Ava Lonneman (Leadership Gold Medal), Abigail May (4-H Trip to Washington D.C.), Tanner Gordon (Clothing Gold Medal), Olivia Orf (Communication Arts Gold Medal), Seth Ranzinger (Poultry Gold Medal), Tessa Galloway (Home Environment Gold Medal), Leah Luli (Dairy Gold Medal), Seth Allen (4-H Scholarship), Shelby Morehead (Swine Gold Medal), Rachel Everly (Dog Gold Medal). Not Pictured: Samantha Eckhart (Sheep Gold Medal), Kaitlyn Benjamin (Beef Gold Medal), Darla Derthick (4-H Scholarship), Morgan Bellar (4-H Trip to Washington D.C.).




40-49 Year Volunteers: (L to R) Ruth Studer, Debra Heppe


Year 30-39: (L to R) Fran Pruchenski, Roberta Gallagher, Fran Mansfield

4-h-volunteer-2016-7Year 20-29 Volunteers: (L to R) Angela Kuchenbecker, Pam Gardner, Marianne Senvisky, Pat Allen, Ruth Matheos.

4-h-volunteer-2016-810-19 Year Volunteer: (L to R) Carolyn Eiermann, Bonnie Marek, Veronica Winchester,

Edie Shultz, Kim Ebie, Terrie Hoskin

2-9 Year Volu4-h-volunteer-2016-4nteer: (L to R) Linda Kisamore, Judy Moreland, Rhonda Lonneman, Cathy Galloway, Carrie Firth, Cheryl Goggin, Kim Nelson, Cathy Boring, Renee Doraski, Julie Kaiser.

 1st Year volunteer: (L to R) Christine Tuel, Daniel Schrack, Whitney Gordon 4-h-volunteer-2016-11


Beekeeping Sponsorship Program


4-H Partnership Program – 2017

The Ohio State Beekeepers Association supports new young beekeepers though our 4H Partnership Program.  We realize that the success of a new beekeeper is not reliant on the work of the student and money alone but by the effort of the partnership.   Thus the 4H Partnership Program encourages participation of the guardian, 4-H adviser, local association and mentor.

The number of scholarships available per year will vary based on the amount of available funds and donations.  The number will be posted each year on the OSBA website.  For 2017 there are 5 scholarships available. (Application here:  4hpartnershipprogram2017)

Selection Criteria

  1. Youth must be between the ages of 12 and 18 by January 1st of the current year of the scholarship.
  2. Applicant must be currently enrolled in a public or private school, or home schooled.
  3. Must be a current member of 4-H
  4. Applicant must complete and return all paperwork, including permission and agreement form signed by parent or guardian. The application with supporting documents, as well as the waiver/binder form must be received by the Program Coordinator between October 1, 2016 through November 21, 2016.

Selection Process

  1. After all applications have been received; a selection committee will carefully consider each one and select finalists.
  2. Finalists and/or their mentors may be contacted for a phone interview.
  3. The 4H Beekeeping Partnership Program Scholars will be announced by January 6, 2017.
  4. Selection by the committee is final.

For additional information, questions or comments see the OSBA website at www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org or contact us at 4h@ohiostatebeekeepers.org or call 567-703-6722






Youths who have passed a hunter education course are invited to attend an Upland Bird Hunt on our club grounds. Youth will have an opportunity to shoot trap (clay pigeons) to sharpen their shooting skills and a simulated hunt with live birds will be provided.  There is NO CHARGE for this activity.

Participants must be at least 10 years of age thru 18 years old, have a valid hunting license, bring a shot gun & wear required hunter orange to the event.  Ammunition will be provided, but donations of shot shells would be appreciated.

HUNT TIMES:   9:00am & 10:00a.m.

WHERE: 9634 Newton Falls Rd, Ravenna, OH – Paris Township


*TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT GO TO: iwlmld.com   (indicate on application what hunt time you will attend)

Any questions please contact one of us listed below:

             Thom Tauche           330-388-5149  (President)

             Mike Barker            330-842-1388  (Vice President)

             Rich Kolehmainen    330-325-0428  (Secretary)

Club website: www.iwlmld.com or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Izzak-Walton-League-of-America-Martin-L-Davey-Chapter

Camp Counselor Applications 2017

The 4-H Camp Counselors are a group of 4-H teens selected to assist in being responsible for campers ages 8-14 during 4-H camp. As a result of participation, counselors will develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations needed for adult success, and the Mahoning and Portage County 4-H program will be strengthened and expanded.


  • Must be at least 16 years old by July 9th.
  • Must be able to get transportation to meetings and events as needed.
  • Must complete a minimum of 24 hours of training.
  • Must complete Child Abuse Awareness training.
  • Must Sign Standards of Behaviors, complete the Code of Conduct form, and have a current Ohio 4-H Health History form on file.
  • First time applicants must provide two references.
  • If the individual is 18+ year old at least two months prior to camp, the individual must have their background check conducted.

APPLICATION:  ohio-4-h-camp-counselor-application-2017

TRAINING TIMELINE:  camp-counselor-training-timeline

OHIO 4-H HEALTH FORM (required):  ohio-4-h-health-form

Committee Meetings – not in Community Meeting Room

  • Small Animal Committee Meeting – 10/10/16 Monday 7 pm, Fairboard Office
  • Goat Committee Meeting – 10/24/16 Monday 7 pm Reed Memorial Library, Ravenna
  • Dog Committee Meeting –  10/12/16 6:30 pm Reed Memorial Library, Ravenna – Jenkins Room
  • Horse Rules and Fair Committees Meeting – 10/18/16 7 pm, Field Restaurant, Brimfield Plaza
  • Sheep Committee – 10/19/16 6:30 pm, Fairboard Office

Spooky Science @ Beech Creek Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

  owlThis is a great, fun, Family Friendly learning experience – Spooky Hands-on Science- from our friends at Beech Creek Gardens! Take a look at the attachment (bga-spooky-science) – October dates and activities listed!!

Please share with your family, 4-H club members and friends.

Thanks and have a great, fun, educational time!!