Agent Letter: June/July 2017

Dear 4-H Family,

May was a busy month!  Livestock Tagging, Hopkins Farm Tour and the 1st Annual Sussex Links Spring Fair (which included judging contests, clothing showcase and the county archery shoot)! All events and activities were a success due to all who helped plan, implement, and take part in these events.  Thank you for your hard work and dedication!

Congratulations to our fourteen 4-H high school graduates: Colleen Anderson, Ricky Carlisle Jr., Christina Chelen, Lillian Crowson, Maggie Ford, Daniel Jones, Cole Koski, Jimmy Kucharzyk, Thomas McCabe, Haley Reynolds, Sandra Todd, Lexi Ucman, Claudia VanGessel, Makenzie Ward and Jarrett Williams.  I have watched many of you grow up from Cloverbuds to teens and am very proud of the kind, responsible, talented, outgoing young men and women you have become.  Use the skills you have gained from your 4-H leaders and friends to help you in this next exciting phase of your life!

Many of our 4-H alumni have also recently graduated from the University of Delaware!  Congratulations to Joe Anderson, Jackie Arpie, Maggie Durig, Mary Catherine Lagano and Kaleb Scott.  We can’t wait to see what your future holds!

This newsletter covers June and July, two more busy months in the 4-H World!  The Delaware State Fair will be held July 20-29.  Volunteers (youth and adults) are needed to help with fair set up and take down and also Host and Hostess duties in the 4-H department at the Centre.  Look for more details in this newsletter and turn your helper forms into Tammy by Monday, June 12.  Let’s make this another Fair to remember!

June and July are sure to bring warmer weather, longer daylight hours, fun family and outdoor activities, and lots of 4-H fun!  State Camp, Exchange group camping trip, Environmental Camp, State Fair, and Day Camp are popular summer 4-H activities. During this busy time and throughout the year, please remember to check your email and the blog regularly for news and updates.  Be sure to sign up for events (county and statewide) by the posted deadlines.  Thanks for your help!  See you at the next 4-H event!

Yours in 4-H,
Jill Jackson
Extension Educator, 4-H
jackson@udel.edu

 

County Updates: June/July 2017

STATE FAIR HELPERS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
The Fair is not possible without a cadre of talented 4-Hers and adult volunteers that make it all happen.  Consider volunteering to help set-up the building, check-in exhibits, and assist judges. Good help is always needed, especially adult volunteers!  We ask that all helpers be age 8 or older.

Please see the 2017 Fair Helper Form – Check out what we need help with and return the form the Sussex 4-H Office by Friday, June 9!
Want to be a Host or Hostess in the 4-H Building?  Click the “book now” icon below to sign-up for a date/time spot.

County Record Books

The 4-H Record Book guidelines and fillable pdf forms for are now available on the State 4-H Page.  These guidelines are being implemented statewide.  Please contact the 4-H Office with any questions you have.  Record books are due in AugustPlease contact your club leaders for the specific date they will need your books turned in to sign and review.
http://extension.udel.edu/4h/projects-activities-for-members/recordproject-books/

Summer Meetings
The following meetings will not be held in the summer and resume in August or September.  Watch for updates!

Jr. Council, Leader’s Association, Robotics Club and Dairy Club

Horse Judging Results
Sussex County Horse Judging was held on Saturday, May 6 at Flying A Riding Academy at Annett Farms.  Many thanks to Elrita Annett for being our host.

Horse Judging

  1. Paige Taylor
  2. Olivia Montgomery
  3. Blake Allen
  4. Emma Sparpaglione
  5. Devon Allen
  6. Travis Allen

ATV Safety Trainings
Please help us spread the word that the ATV Safety Institute has scheduled two additional ATV safety trainings: on June 10th and July 8th, both at 9am on DelDOT’s Danner Campus in Dover.

People interested in participating can visit www.atvsafety.org and click on “Online Enrollment” or call (800) 887-2887.

 

Sign up to ride the Sussex 4-H Float at the Fair!

Only 3 spaces left! Sign up soon!

All 4-H clubs, members, leaders, links, and junior leaders are urged to volunteer to ride the Sussex 4-H Float during the Delaware State Fair.  The State Fair Parade begins each night at
7:00 pm.  Your club can be represented or may ride individually.  Check which night you can volunteer and return form to the 4-H office.  Line up for the parade will begin at 6:45 pm.  Please meet at the 4-H Building.

 

            __Jr. Council_________    Thursday, July 20 (Build the Float at 3 pm)

               Sussex Links   _______ Friday, July 21

_______Clover Knights_______  Saturday, July 22

______Bridgeville Mustangs__   Sunday, July 23

___Hollymount/Dairy Club____Monday, July 24

_________________________   Tuesday, July 25

__Stateline/Seaford Blue Jays   Wednesday, July 26

________________________    Thursday, July 27

________________________   Friday, July 28

_____     Dublin Hill___________ Saturday, July 29

Your Name: ______________________________________________________________

Phone Number:  ________________________    Your Club:  ________________________

Georgetown Day Camp: August 8-11, 2017

Camp Description: This day camp is designed for children ages 5-10. Each day campers will be participating in classes that include Food Preparation and Nutrition, Arts and Crafts, Environmental Education, Recreation, etc. All activities will be hands on, creating a fun atmosphere that children will love. Other activities will be organized recreation, songs and much more fun!

4-H Junior Leaders will be serving as counselors and instructors for this day camp with adult volunteers on the premise as well.

Location: Georgetown Presbyterian Church, 203 N. Bedford St, Georgetown

Cost: $75                          Hours: 9 am – 4 pm

2017 Georgetown Day Camp Registration Form

State Teen Council Officer Applications Due June 30

The Goal of a Delaware 4-H State Teen Officer:
“Foster the development of youth and the 4-H program.”

As a role model for youth and a representative and spokesperson for the 4-H program, your job is to uphold the high ideals, values and moral standards of the Delaware 4-H program.

  •  Officially represent 4-H to legislators, University of Delaware officials and other decision makers.
  • Function as a team member to plan and carry out leadership and community service projects, which involve 4-H membership at the club and county levels.

Term of Office
The candidates selected for the 2017-2018 cycle will serve in office from Saturday, July 29, 2017 through Saturday, July 28, 2018. Officers will be announced at the 4-H Awards Ceremony during the Delaware State Fair on Saturday, July 29, 2017.

2017 State Teen Officer Application

Animal Science Updates: June/July 2017

Final Pork Quality Assurance Classroom Training June 6th
The final opportunity for PQA classroom training to obtain a certification to show a market hog during the 2016 Delaware State Fair is June 6th from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Kent County Extension Office.  To register or for more information, please contact Susan Garey at (302)730-4000 or truehart@udel.edu

Harness Racing Camp Coming June 17-21, 2017-Limited Spots Remain!
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation, Harrington Raceway and University of Delaware Cooperative Extension are pleased to be partnering once again to hold a 5 day-4 night harness racing camp for youth ages 12-14.  The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing young people and their families educational opportunities with harness horses, in order to foster the next generation of participants and fans. Harness racing camp gives youth an opportunity to experience working with, caring for and driving harness racing ponies while interacting with industry professionals and learning to work together. Camp will begin on Saturday morning, June 17 and end on Wednesday evening, June 21.  That evening, Harrington Raceway will feature campers participating in televised races on Harrington’s track with well-known drivers as their racing partners.

Campers will reside in the state police barracks on the Delaware State Fairgrounds for the duration of the camp.  The camp fee is $150 per participant which includes all meals and camp expenses.  Camp attendance is limited in order to provide proper supervision for this intensive and fun learning experience!  Camp applications can be found at: https://cdn.extension.udel.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/23111531/2017-Harness-Racing-Camp-Application.pdf  For more information please visit www.hhyf.org

Delaware Cow Camp 2017- Registrations Due June 9th
Youth and adult dairy volunteers are beginning to plan for Cow Camp 2016 which will be held on Saturday, July 1st and Sunday July2nd at the Delaware State Fairgrounds.  The day will begin with registration at 9:30 am. Participants should bring their own calf if they have one.  If a child wishes to participate and does not have access to a calf, one can be provided for them.  The schedule will provide ample opportunities for great hands on learning experiences as well as time for socializing and fun.  Activities will be scheduled throughout the camp to give participants experiences with fitting and showmanship as well as an introduction to some dairy science related topics.

Participants of all skill levels are welcome.  Campers and their calves will work in small groups, each led by a former Cow Camp Champ.  There will be time for fitting of individual animals and showmanship practice.  These activities will be age and experience appropriate with some doing more clipping and others just giving it a try.

Participants should bring a bag lunch for Saturday.  Dinner Saturday and breakfast Sunday are included in the registration fee.  Participants are not required to stay overnight if they do not wish to.  Saturday’s planned activities include a small show and will conclude with a family picnic.   Please indicate on your registration form how many family members will be attending the Sunday picnic so we can plan accordingly.

A current 4-H Health/Code of Conduct Form is required for participation.  If you are enrolled in 4-H through 4-H Online, there is no need to send an additional health form.  If you are an FFA member or junior dairy exhibitor you must fill out and submit a 4-H Health and Code of Conduct Form.  Cloverbuds are welcome to participate; however, an adult needs to attend with them.  Any parent wishing to stay overnight with their child must have completed the Delaware 4-H volunteer screening process.

Registration forms and the $15.00 registration fee are due by June 9th.  Please make checks payable to the Delaware Holstein Association.  Please mail registration form, Health Form, and fee to Cow Camp, 69 Transportation Circle, Dover, DE 19901.  For more information, please contact Susan Garey truehart@udel.edu or (302)730-4000.  Additional funding for this activity is being provided by a grant from the Chuck Busker Endowment with the Delaware 4-H Foundation and the Delaware Holstein Association.  Once you have registered, additional information will be provided.

2017 Cow Camp Registration Form – DEADLINE June 9th.

Child’s Name____________________________ Age ____ Phone number_________________

 

Mailing Address______________________________ City/Zip __________________________

 

Please indicate T-Shirt Size: __Youth S  __Youth M  __Adult S  __Adult M  __Adult L  __

Adult XL  __Adult 2XL

 

I will be bringing a calf _______   I need a calf _______  Email:__________________________

 

Number attending covered dish picnic_____  Staying overnight? _______Y  _______ N

 

Is there anything we should be aware of about your child that is not covered on the 4-H Health Form?

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

PLEASE INCLUDE THIS FORM, $15, AND HEALTH/CODE OF CONDUCT FORM (IF YOU ARE NOT ENROLLED IN 4-H) TO:

COW CAMP

69 TRANSPORTATION CIRCLE

DOVER, DE 19901

 

Invitational Livestock Judging Contest Friday, June 9th– 6:30 pm
The Kent County 4-H Livestock Advisory Committee along with the NCC 4-H Livestock Show Committee will be hosting an invitational livestock judging contest Friday, June 9th beginning at 6:30 pm in the Kent building on the Delaware State Fairgrounds. All counties will be using this as their county qualifier for livestock judging at the Delaware State Fair.  If you are from another 4-H group or an FFA Chapter you are welcome to come and utilize the classes as a workout.  Official placings will be provided to everyone but you must bring your own judging supplies and provide your own listener for oral reasons if you are from FFA or an outside 4-H group.

Small Ruminant FAMACHA/Fecal Egg Counting Workshop- Saturday, June 24th
Delaware State University and the University of Delaware are hosting a Fecal Egg Counting and FAMACHA workshop on Saturday June 24, 2017 at the DSU Outreach and Research Center 844 Smyrna Leipsic Rd, Smyrna, DE 19977 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Internal parasites are a major health problem affecting sheep and goats. This workshop is designed to help producers learn the basics of selective internal parasite control. Join us as we provide hands-on training to certify producers in the use of FAMACHA© score card and fecal egg counts. Preregistration is required by June 10th.  The cost of the workshop is $25.00 and lunch is provided. To register please go to

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7NL7XRC for more information please contact

Dr. Kwame Matthews at (302)857-6540 or kmatthews@desu.edu

Great Opportunity for Dairy Judging Training June 29/30th– Registration Required
Eastern Shore Dairy Judging Workshop being held at the end of June with Dr. Katharine Knowlton and the VA Tech Dairy Judging team to be held the afternoon of June 29th and the morning of June 30th. This workshop will be led by Dr. Katharine Knowlton, coach of the Virginia Tech Dairy judging team and author of the Dairy Judging 101 tutorials on Youtube. The training is for youth of all ages and is free of charge. In this 2 day workshop Thursday afternoon will include training and practice judging, and Friday morning will include training and practice giving reasons. For more information and to register (pre-registration is required) please utilize this google doc form so they can organize each day’s sessions according to experience and interest.

https://docs.google.com/a/udel.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdpL9httJbbp3U2iBd2rKO827rxDDeOefUGWcwLsfCa06ty_Q/viewform?c=0&w=1

Stars and Stripes Livestock Show
The Stars and Stripes Livestock Show will be held on Sunday, June 25th in Moorestown, New Jersey.  Classes are available for exhibitors 21 and under in sheep, dairy goats, poultry and waterfowl, and small animals ranging from rabbits and cavys to lizards and snakes!  Please check their website for entry information and directions. http://www.starsandstripeslivestock.com/  Entries must be postmarked by June 22.  For questions please contact Robin Bruins at 609-259-2347 or Bruinsjr@optonline.net

Delaware Pork Producers Association Looking for Delaware State Fair Volunteers
The Delaware Pork Producers Association is looking for volunteers to staff their booth and greet visitors to the Delaware Department of Agriculture’s Commodities Building during the Delaware State Fair.  Shifts are available every day of the fair.  This is a great opportunity to earn community service hours or have an activity for your livestock record book.  Volunteers can earn a dinner ticket to the Delaware Pork Producers annual dinner.  The Delaware Pork Producers Association has always been a great supporter of youth livestock events and donates all of the showmanship trophies awarded in the Swine Department each year at the Delaware State Fair.  For more information or to sign up, please contact Karen Tigner at (302)632-4250.

52nd State 4-H Horse Show
The 52nd Annual State 4-H Horse Show will be held on Friday, July 28, 2017 in the Quillen Arena during the Delaware State Fair.  All participants must have been enrolled as a 4-H member by March 1.  Horses do not need to be stabled on the fairgrounds and may ship in just for the day.  Horses and ponies need to have proof of a current negative Coggins test as well as proof of vaccination for Equine Influenza and Rhino (EHV) within the last 180 days.  All exhibitors are required to wear an ASTM/SEI approved helmet whenever mounted or driving.  A complete class list is available on the State 4-H Animal Science website   https://cdn.extension.udel.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/01102256/2017-StateHorseShow-FINAL.pdf   The 4-H Horse Show Rulebook has also been updated and is posted on the State 4-H Animal Science website https://cdn.extension.udel.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/26100956/Delaware_4-H_Horse_Show_Rulebook_-2017.pdf

For more information, please contact Susan Garey (302)730-4000 or truehart@udel.edu

Delaware Farm Bureau Rate of Gain Contest Forms Due August 18th
All 4-H and FFA Rate of Gain Contest forms are due to the Kent County Extension office postmarked by August 18, 2017.  Complete rules and entry forms are available on the State 4-H Animal Science webpage.

https://cdn.extension.udel.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/14080717/2017-Rate-of-Gain.pdf

https://cdn.extension.udel.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/01095512/2017-Rate-of-Gain-Contest-entry-form.pdf

 

2017 Equine Art Winners

Delaware 4-H Equine Art Contest Winners
Delaware 4-H members of all ages recently participated in a statewide Equine Art Contest sponsored by the Delaware 4-H Horse Advisory Committee, a group of volunteer 4-H Equine Project Leaders.   Entries from budding artists from across the state were submitted for the contest in the following categories:

  • Drawing- Pastels/Charcoal/Graphite/Colored Pencil (Abstract or Realistic)
  • Drawing- Pen/Ink/Markers/Crayon (Abstract or Realistic)
  • Painting
  • Photography- Color digital or 35 mm film
  • Photography- Black and White digital or 35 mm film

Entries were divided into age groups for judging.  Awards were given to the top six entries in each category and age group.  A Best in Show Champion and Best in Show Reserve Champion overall were also chosen from all of the entries.  The artwork has been on display at the Chick’s Saddlery retail store in Harrington, Delaware during the month of May.  Delaware 4-H gives a special thanks to Chick’s for hosting the art display and their support of young people involved in the Delaware 4-H Youth Development Program.

Painting- Cloverbud Participants Ages 5-7

  • Ray Anderson III, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
  • Makayla Goff, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County

Painting- Ages 8-11

  1. Leah Wiley, Heavenly Hooves 4-H Club, New Castle County
  2. Alyssa Carpenter, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
  3. Hallie Terry, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
  4. Carley DeFord, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
  5. Allison Elliott, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
  6. Jace Goff, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County

Painting- Ages 12-14

  1. Josefina Giles, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
  2. Cheyenne Bowman, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
  3. Alexia Carroll, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
  4. Paige Taylor, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County

Painting- Ages 15-19

  1. Jessica Knowles, Heavenly Hooves 4-H Club, New Castle County

Drawing- Pastels, Charcoal, Graphite, Colored Pencil Cloverbud

  • Ray Anderson III, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
  • Makayla Goff, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County

Drawing- Pastels, Charcoal, Graphite, Colored Pencil Ages 8-11

  1. Caroline Allen, The Lord’s Clay 4-H Club, Kent County
  2. Alyssa Carpenter, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
  3. Hallie Terry, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
  4. Daisy Timney, Heavenly Hooves 4-H Club, New Castle County
  5. Allison Elliott, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
  6. Elodie Hight, Heavenly Hooves 4-H Club, New Castle County

Drawing- Pastels, Charcoal, Graphite, Colored Pencil Ages 12-14

  1. Sydni Brown, Holler- N-Hooves 4-H Club, Kent County
  2. Paige Taylor, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
  3. Sydni Brown, Holler-N-Hooves 4-H Club, Kent County
  4. Carine Hight, Heavenly Hooves 4-H Club, New Castle County
  5. Paige Taylor, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
  6. Sundene Lodge, Hollymount 4-H Club, Sussex County

Drawing- Pastels, Charcoal, Graphite, Colored Pencil Ages 15-19

  1. Autumn Wallace, Happy Harvesters 4-H Club, Kent County
  2. Claudia Little, Holler-N-Hooves 4-H Club, Kent County
  3. Natalie Buchmoyer, Happy Harvesters 4-H Club, Kent County
  4. Sarah Brown, Heavenly Hooves 4-H Club, New Castle County

Drawing- Pen, Ink, Crayon, Markers- Cloverbud Participants Ages 5-7

  • Ray Anderson III, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County

Drawing- Pen, Ink, Crayon, Markers Ages 8-11

  1. Stephanie Strachar, Hearts-4-Horses 4-H Club, Kent County
  2. Hallie Terry, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
  3. Caroline Allen, The Lord’s Clay 4-H Club, Kent County
  4. Savannah Timney, Heavenly Hooves 4-H Club, New Castle County
  5. Hallie Terry, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
  6. Carly DeFord, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County

Drawing- Pen, Ink, Crayon, Markers Ages 12-14

  1. Paige Taylor, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
  2. Cheyenne Bowman, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
  3. Riley Taylor, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
  4. Josefina Giles, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
  5. Gerald Carroll, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
  6. Wesley DeFord, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County

Drawing- Pen, Ink, Crayon, Markers Ages 15-19

  1. Autumn Wallace, Happy Harvesters 4-H Club, Kent County
  2. Claudia Little, Holler-N-Hooves 4-H Club, Kent County
  3. Amanda Jewell, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County

Color Photography- Digital or 35 MM – Ages 8-11

  1. Caroline Allen, The Lord’s Clay 4-H Club, Kent County

Color Photography- Digital or 35 MM – Ages 12-14

  1. Weston Williams, Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County
  2. Weston Williams, Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County
  3. Weston Williams, Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County
  4. Weston Williams, Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County
  5. Paige Taylor, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County
  6. Paige Taylor, Bridgeville Mustangs 4-H Club, Sussex County

Color Photography- Digital or 35 MM – Ages 15-19

  1. Autumn Wallace, Happy Harvesters 4-H Club, Kent County
  2. Natalie Buchmoyer, Happy Harvesters 4-H Club, Kent County

Black and White Photography- Digital or 35 MM- Ages 8-11

  1. Stephanie Strachar, Hearts-4-Horses 4-H Club, Kent County
  2. Caroline Allen, The Lord’s Clay 4-H Club, Kent County

Black and White Photography- Digital or 35 MM- Ages 12-14

  1. Weston Williams, Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County
  2. Weston Williams, Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County
  3. Weston Williams, Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County
  4. Weston Williams, Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County
  5. Weston Williams, Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club, Kent County

Black and White Photography- Digital or 35 MM- Ages 15-19

  1. Autumn Wallace, Happy Harvesters 4-H Club, Kent County

Best In Show Champion AwardAutumn Wallace – Age 17- Happy Harvesters 4-H Club, Kent County

Drawing Pastels, Charcoal, Graphite, Colored Pencil

 

Best In Show Reserve Champion AwardAutumn Wallace- Age 17- Happy Harvesters 4-H Club, Kent County:  Drawing Pen, Ink, Crayon, Markers

 

Sussex 4-H Jr. Council Officer Applications: Due August 18

Do you enjoy leadership positions?  Do you want to help the Jr. Council’s voice be heard? Sussex Junior Council Officer Applications are being now accepted for the 2017-2018 4-H year.

Junior Council helps plan and implement many 4-H events and activities throughout the year.  If you are interested in being an officer of this important group, please fill out the 2017-2018 Jr. Council Application and return it to kjscott@udel.edu or mail to the 4-H Office by August 18.   Election of officers will take place at the September meeting.

Jr. Council Officer Roles:

The President of Junior Council will preside over all of the meetings during the coming year. You are expected to work closely with fellow Officers, Junior Leaders and adult Leaders in preparing an agenda before each meeting and in conducting the business of the council. Members deserve your best effort to keep the meetings running smoothly. You must be fair in your treatment of all members as you work together with them to accomplish the work before you.

The Vice President is the second in the chain of command. In the absence of the President you will preside and perform the duties of the President. Therefore, you must keep yourself informed about the business coming before the Council.

Decisions made by Junior Council must be officially written down and kept by the Secretary for future reference. Clear and precise minutes are important to a well-organized group. Reports will be kept in a binder and also sent to the 4-H Office after each meeting to keep the 4-H Staff in the counties informed. You are the official link with others outside the Council.

The money of Junior Council is entrusted to the care of the Treasurer. This money is a tool in helping the Council make accomplishments that individually could not be done. You will carefully record all money received and pay out the money the Council decides to spend. Be ready to give a report of the finances at any time. This is a two-year commitment. The officer chosen will begin as the Assistant Treasurer and will learn from the Treasurer how to write checks, read reports, and keep track of financial records.

It is the job of the Reporter to record all items discussed at meetings. Your reporting will inform county club members and leaders what we do as a Junior Council.  Council reports need to be sent to the 4-H Office by the 25th of each month.

The duty of a Club Representative is to report all happenings of 4-H to their club as well as report what their club is involved with to the Junior Counselors. This position was created to help further involvement in all aspects of 4-H across the county.

The officers carry important responsibilities; however, Junior Council is composed of all of the members. The members bring ideas, enter into the discussion, vote on important issues and give full support to the officers. Regardless of your experience in meetings, we all can increase our skill in working together as a group if we are willing to follow the 4-H motto of “Make the Best Better.”