Weekly 4-H Update: November 25, 2014

Dear 4-H Members, Parents, and Advisors,

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.  I hope you’re doing well.

Here is this week’s Wayne County 4-H News and Notes Update.  Click the headlines below for more details!

November / December 2014 edition of The Link 4-H Newsletter.

Apply now to be a member of Junior Fair Board, serve as a Camp Counselor, and for other teen opportunities – Achievement Record Applications Due January 2, 2015.

Achievement Record Workshop and Junior Leaders Meeting – Monday December 1st

Save the Date for Wayne County 4-H Junior Camp at Camp Ohio: June 29 – July 3, 2015.

Learn more about 4-H projects on Project Central:  Thinking about exploring a new project area? Not sure if a project is the right fit for you? Find the answers to these questions on www.projectcentral.ohio4h.org! Use Project Central to digitally flip through the first pages of any project book and to read what other members and volunteers are saying about it.

December 2014 Junior Leaders Meeting

Dear Junior Leaders,

Our next meeting will be Monday December 1st.  We will be meeting in the FFA Building at the Wayne County Fairgrounds.

Our activities for the evening will include:

  • 6:00 pm – Achievement Record Workshop – See details below for more information!
  • 7:00 pm – Working with Senior Fair Board to assemble bikes for the Bikes for Kids Christmas project
  • 8:00 pm – Gingerbread House Building Contest

I am really looking forward to a fun evening and I hope you can join us.  We should be done right around 9:00 p.m.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call (330-264-8722) or e-mail (foxx.2@osu.edu).

Want to be on Junior Fair Board, serve as a Camp Counselor and/or go on some fun trips?

If you are interested in applying for these activities, you must submit an Ohio 4-H Achievement Record to the Wayne County Extension Office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday January 2, 2015.  The achievement record application form is now available online at: http://go.osu.edu/achievementrecord

There will be a workshop on Monday December 1, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the FFA Building at the fairgrounds for any teens interested in some help with getting started on filling out the achievement record. We will be sharing ideas, helpful tips, and examples of past successfully completed achievement records.   We will also be talking about some of the state and national 4-H trips, awards, and activities and things you can do to make your achievement record competitive for those opportunities!

2015 4-H Achievement Record Applications

Dear 4-H Teen Leader:

I invite you to consider applying for one or more of our Wayne County, Ohio, and national 4-H activities, awards, trips, and/or scholarships.  There are many opportunities available to teens that are 14 and older as of January 1, 2015.  Serving as a camp counselor for Cloverbud Day Camp and/or for Junior Camp, serving on Junior Fair Board, Food and Fashion Board, 4-H Awareness Teams, and going on special trips like to the National 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus conference, Ohio 4-H Leadership Camp, or Ohio 4-H Sea Camp are just a few of the teen leadership experiences that can help you develop into a stronger, more confident and capable leader.   Completing the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record application form is the first step in getting started with all of the wonderful teen leadership opportunities available to you through 4-H in 2015.

Please review the Achievement Record and accompanying instructions / information.  I will be holding a special “Achievement Record Workshop” on Monday December 1, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the FFA Building at the Wayne County Fairgrounds.  During this workshop I will be providing information about how to fill out the Achievement Record, what the judges look for, examples of past successful achievement records, and other tips & tricks.  This workshop is geared both for teens that are filling out the Achievement Record for the first-time as well as teens looking to apply for more advanced state or national opportunities and advisors looking for more information to help members in their clubs.

Immediately following the Achievement Record Workshop on December 1st our Wayne County 4-H Junior Leaders Club will be holding our December meeting at 7 pm in the FFA Building at the fairgrounds. We will be working together with Senior Fair Board members to assemble bikes for the Bikes for Kids Christmas Project and then having a Gingerbread House Building Contest!  I hope you can join me for part or all of our fun filled evening on December 1st.

Best wishes,




Douglas S. Foxx
Extension Educator,
4-H Youth Development


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2014 Ohio 4-H Club Annual Treasury Reports Due January 31, 2015

The State 4-H Office requires all 4-H Clubs to submit their annual 4-H Club Treasury Reports electronically.  The form requires your club’s bank name, EIN, account number, amount and itemized listing and description of all income and expenses for the year.  You will want to reference your account register and/or bank statements in completing the report.

Because the State 4-H Office is requiring these forms to be submitted electronically—we are encouraging organizational advisors to complete the forms online and submit them yourself.  However, we recognize that the electronic form, directions, and submission process are fairly complex, especially if you do not have a lot of computer skills or have access to a computer and the internet.

If you need help with completing this required report, please contact the Wayne County Extension  Office for assistance.  This form must be completed and submitted by January 31st or your club will not be permitted to operate in 2015.

The form and more detailed instructions are available at the link at the end of this blog post.  You will need to have the latest version of Adobe Reader downloaded on your computer for the file to open.  Also, you may need to open the file from within your computer’s downloads folder and not from within your web browser.  Again, please contact our office if you have trouble opening the file.  Once you complete the form – please e-mail it to: wayne4h@osu.edu.

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