Paper Clover Campaign at Tractor Supply

The Marietta TSC will be participating in the national Paper Clover Campaign and the store is hosting our 4-H display at the front of their store. Stop by and support the campaign!

  • Paper Clover Runs Wednesday, April 28th through Sunday, May 9th.
  • As usual, counties will receive 80% of the funds. The funds will be used for camp and youth leadership experiences.

Ohio 4-H Cloverbot Challenge – For Cloverbuds

This year we’re going to space and the challenge happens on Mars! Cloverbuds will design a place to live on the Red Planet and create a model featuring their method of transportation. The 4-H Cloverbot Challenge will be virtual via Zoom on Monday, July 12 or Thursday, July 22 from 6:30-8 p.m. All teams must register by June 30 and new teams can order a kit to help them get started at a reduced rate thanks to support from the Ohio 4-H Foundation.

The Washington County Extension Office has two Lego kits available for loan to Cloverbud groups. These are available on a first come first serve basis. Contact Bruce if you would like to borrow a kit. Clubs can also order kits from the State 4-H Office.

Here are the complete Cloverbot details: 2021 Cloverbot Challenge

State Achievement Award Winners Announced

We had three Washington County 4-Her’s that submitted Ohio 4-H Achievement Award applications this past January. We are proud to announce and we would like to congratulate our two state winners! Julia Hartline for being the state winner in the Ohio 4-H Achievement award for Carteens. Julia is the daughter of Jeff and Kathryn Hartline and a member of the Backyard Gang & Carteens 4-H Clubs. Anna Holschuh is also a state winner in photography. Anna is the daughter of Bill and Pam Holschuh and a member of the Oak Grove Explorers 4-H Club. The teens have won a trip to National 4-H Congress which is held in Atlanta, GA.

Textile and Clothing Project Clinics – via Zoom

Are you a 4-H member interested in learning more about sewing?
Join the Zoom clinic series presented by 4-H Master Clothing Educator volunteers from across the state. You will expand your sewing knowledge and learn skills to help you with your projects. Attend all of the sessions or the ones that interest you.

April 29, 2021 7-8 pm: Picking Patterns, taking measurements, and selecting fabric and notions

May 5, 2021 7-8 pm:Laying out your pattern, how to pin, how to use shears and grainline

May 18, 2021 7-8 pm: Seam finishes and directional sewing tips

June 9, 2021 and June 15, 2021 7-8 pm: Zippers, closures and hems

Register by completing the online survey at:http://go.osu.edu/sewing2021

You will receive an email with a Zoom link one day prior to each session

Flyer: Textile and Clothing Zoom series flyer

Monarch Butterfly Earth Day Virtual Celebration – April 21

Ohio State’s Environmental Professionals Network (EPN) signature Earth Day celebration this year is Take Flight!, a focus on local and global efforts to protect and restore the monarch butterfly. The U.S. Midwest region serves as a vital corridor in the monarch’s migration cycle between Mexico to Canada across the United States. Monarch populations have declined by more than 70 percent in North America, and a global conservation effort is required to restore them. This program focuses on solutions and tangible resources. Dr. Doug Tallamy, New York Times best-selling author, and Jane Breckinridge, director, Euchee Butterfly Farm, and an enrolled citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, will share the virtual stage with leading Ohioans from private, public, and non-profit sectors who are taking action across Ohio to protect pollinator habitat and show us how individuals and communities can engage locally to make a difference in this global conservation movement.  EPN is hosting the event with the CFAES School of Environment and Natural Resources. To learn more and register, visit go.osu.edu/epnapr21.

Flyer: Take Flight poster

Club Officer Training Resources

Washington County will not be host an in-person 4-H Club Officer Training for 2021. We are sharing state and local resources that officers can view for training purposes. Also, club officers should have access to an officer book provided by the club advisor.

Club Officer Resources

Link to Ohio 4-H Officer Books & State Training Videos

2020 Wash Co Presidents & Vice Presidents Training Video

2020 Wash Co Treasurers Training Video

2020 Wash Co Secretaries, News Reporters, Historians, & Scrapbook Officer Training Video

2020 Wash Co Health & Safety, Recreation, & Community Service Officer Training Video

Learn to Code – Offered for Grades 5 – 12 at OSU Extension Office

From cartoons to movies to video games, animations are everywhere! Join us for weekly virtual sessions beginning April 8 to unlock your inner animator!

Registration is now open: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/4HWorldChangers

Washington County Extension will provide meeting space, iPad and internet for these trainings. The online training will be offered in-person at the Extension Office located at 202 Davis Ave from 7 – 8 pm on April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6 13. Youth interested in registering to attend this in-person session should click on this ling to register (space is limited).

Open to all youth Grades 5 – 12

To register it is two step process:

  1. Click on the Survey Monkey registration above.
  2. Register on this Signup Genius so Washington County has your information too. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A094EADA72CA1FD0-washington2

Ohio 4-H Awards Recognition – March 11 (Register by March 9)

 

Join us as we honor several Washington County award winners! Register to attend this virtual event at: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0xInNlEyklq5yaW

The winners of the 2021 Ohio 4-H Volunteer awards will be recognized at the Ohio 4-H Awards Recognition Event on March 11, 2021.

Award Honorees
Alumni Award Tara Durbin, Knox County
Community Service Lawrence County Junior Leaders, Lawrence County

Donnie Swayne, Adams County

Friend of 4-H Fraternal Order of the Eagles #3881, Ashtabula County

Jackson County Friends of 4-H, Jackson County

McLeish Auction Service, Washington County

Hall of Fame Tony Carrera, Mahoning County

Karen Corcoran, Ross County

Peg Naus, Wood County

Innovator Megan Culler, Huron County
Meritorious Service Diane Jess, Champaign County

Jack Stockham, Scioto County

40 Years of Volunteer Service Harry Perry, Washington

Juanita Perry, Washington

45 Years of Volunteer Service Mary Mitchell, Washington
50 Years of Volunteer Service Janice Congleton, Washington
74 Years of Volunteer Service Charlotte Wagner, Washington