National 4-H Summit dates
Maker – 11/1-11/4, 2018 – Application Deadline: Monday, October 1
Agri-Science – 1/10-1/13, 2019 – Application Deadline: Friday, November 16
Healthy Living – 2/15-2/18, 2019 – Application Deadline: Friday, December 14
Photography – 2/28-3/3, 2019
Applications can be found on the Delaware 4-H website in the yellow tab under State and National 4-H events and competitions. These trips are sponsored by the DE 4-H Foundation. Funds may also be offered through Sussex County 4-H.
2017-2018 Diamond Clover Final Reports – Due September 10
Diamond Clover Final Reports for the 2017-2018 4-H year are due to the 4-H office by Monday, September 10.
These forms can also be found on the State 4-H Website:
Re-Enrollment for the 2018-2019 4-H Year
Re-Enroll in 4-H for the 2018-19 year with www.4hOnline.com beginning September 1. Please remember that members will not be able to participate in events until they have re-enrolled and updated their health forms.
September 10 Meetings at the 4-H Office
- Links – 6:00 pm
- Exchange Trip – 6:00 pm
- Jr. Council – 7:00 pm
- Leaders – 7:00 pm
Dairy Club – will resume in September (2nd Wednesday of each month) at the Carvel Center at 6:30 pm
Robotics Club meetings will resume in September at the REC at 6:00pm
Robotics meetings are usually held the second and fourth Fridays of each month, unless otherwise noted.
Sussex Small Engines Workshops – Will resume on Wednesday, September 19 from 7:00-9:00 pm. This year’s workshops are located in Bridgeville at the Del-Tech ITPC Building. This building is located behind Woodbridge Middle School (307 Laws St. Bridgeville).
Delaware 4-H Foundation – Club/Group Financial Aid Form
The Delaware 4-H Foundation is a non-profit organization supporting the 4-H program. Financial Support Requests will be accepted twice a fiscal year: March 1 and October 1
The applications will be reviewed and awarded at the discretion of the Board of Directors. This form must be submitted electronically to email@example.com. Notification of the receipt of the request will be confirmed within 72 hours to the contact person named on the request. Once a decision has been made, the contact person will be notified of the Board’s decision.
Delaware State Fair Junior Board Now Accepting Applications
The application period is now open through September 28, 2018. There are six (6) open positions on the 12 member board. This opportunity to serve is available to youth ages 16-21 (as of 10/31/18) and once appointed, the term is for two (2) years. Members are required to contribute a minimum of 30 volunteer hours before and during the Fair. The purpose of the Junior Board is to develop leadership and interpersonal skills as well as expose youth to the many facets of The Delaware State Fair. A brief interview to take place in mid-October will be required. The application form can be obtained on the Delaware State Fair’s web site www.delawarestatefair.com (click on INFO / About Us / Jr. Board) or by calling Rebekkah at the Fair Administration Office – 302-398-3269 Ext. 203
Questions? Contact Betsy Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-831-8864
Achievement Recognition Event – September 30, 2018
Elbert N. & Ann V. Carvel Research & Education Center
Awards Presentation: 2:00 pm
The Achievement Recognition Event is an opportunity to applaud 4-H members who excelled in project work, leadership, citizenship, judging, and achievement. On Sunday, September 30, Sussex 4-H will present awards and scholarships to these outstanding youth! Please plan to attend!
The awards presentation will begin at 2:00 pm in Rooms 1 & 2. Families attending the awards are asked to bring a dessert (to serve at least 10 people). Please RSVP the family and number of people attending the dinner to Tammy Schirmer at 856-2585 ext. 544 or email: email@example.com
Mark your calendar for this year’s Coastal Cleanup September 15, 2018
You can help make a difference in Delaware by joining volunteers of all ages at the annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 15, 2018. In case of severe weather, the rain date will be the following Saturday, September 22.
Sponsored by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, the cleanup spans the First State’s 97-mile eastern coastline and includes river and ocean shorelines as well as wetland and watershed areas. This year, more than 45 sites in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex counties are targeted. Volunteers are strongly encouraged to pre-register to help ensure that each site has enough supplies.
For more information about your preferred site in the 2018 Coastal Cleanup, please contact the zone captain in your area:
- State Parks Statewide Zone Captain – Alison Romano, 302.900.1423
- State Wildlife Areas Zone Captain – Lynne Pusey, 302.422.1329
- Sussex Beach Sites Zone Captain – Jennifer Luoma Pongratz, 302.739.9921
- Kent County Bay Beach Sites Zone Captain – Colleen Holstein, 302.739.6377
To learn more about the coastal cleanup, please visit:
Diamond Clover Award – 2018-2019 Intent Forms DUE November 21, 2018
Delaware 4-H members are eligible to participate in the Diamond Clover Award program. Delaware 4-H adopted the Diamond Clover Award in 2011 from a program used in Maryland and Nebraska. This award will be the highest level of recognition that a Delaware 4-H member can achieve. It is similar to the Boy Scout Eagle Award or the Girl Scout Gold Award. The Diamond Clover Award consists of six levels, each steadily advancing in intensity and achievement over the last. It is intended to take a 4-H member six years to complete. The nice thing about this award is that many 4-H members are already doing the work, so all you need to do is fill out the forms and submit them. For other 4-H members, this award can provide you with a long-term challenge for your 4-H career. Either way, when you have finished the process you have completed an amazing journey that will benefit you forever. To find out more, visit the Diamond Clover site on the State 4-H webpage at: http://extension.udel.edu/4h/about-delaware-4-h/feature-awards/diamond-clover/