2019 4-H Clover Press, Issue 6
SIGN UP TO HELP AT 4-H FAIR: There are many areas that could use your assistance including the kitchen, project monitors, set up, entering projects, and judging day. Please consider volunteering during 4-H Fair. Please sign up by going online to: www.SignUpGenius.com/ go/10C0A49A4AB22A4FA7-2019.
Did you remember to study the 4-H Fair Pink Flyer that you should have received in the mail about a week ago? Don’t Forget: All projects are to be pre-registered! That way we know how many tables we need to set up and how to arrange them. Be sure to check out the schedule that’s full of activities for the weekend.
YORK FAIR SPECIAL AWARD The York Fair Special Award is open to any 4-H member who has exhibited at the York Fair for at least 2 years. 4-H members must be at least 16 years of age by 1/1/19. Members should complete the 4-H Keystone Recognition Form for senior members, a story, a resume, and two letters of recommendation. Applications and all supporting documents can be emailed or mailed to Linda Spahr at the office no later than August 1, 2019. Clearly mark “York Fair Special Award” on the front page of your form. Please contact Linda for more important details or any questions. This year the scholarship amount has been increased to $1,000.
YORK CO. 4-H APPAREL SALE We are excited to unveil a new York County 4-H apparel design at this year’s 4-H Fair! Check out our 4-H store to see what the new design will be along with some samples. We will be offering t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, and mesh shorts this year. Order forms will be available at the 4-H Fair.
CLEANING OUT YOUR CLOSETS Don’t throw out those well worn and holey things when you are cleaning out your kids closets. The 4-H Senior Exchange Club is collecting used jeans/pants/overalls and long sleeve shirts, sizes 18 months to youth size 8 for a scarecrow making fundraiser. We would love to take them off your hands and make adorable scarecrows out of them. Drop in the box at the 4-H Center marked Sr. Exchange. Thank You!
NEW FALL COUNTY-WIDE 4-H FUNDRAISER! We are excited to announce that we will be trying a new Fall county-wide 4-H fundraiser this year – Brown’s Bakery! Instead of coffee cakes, we will be selling things like Apple Dumplings, Sugar Cakes, Whoopie Pies, Pies, Cherry Pudding, Brownies & Blondies, and Fudge. This fundraiser will kick off at our York Co. 4-H Fair, where club leaders or fundraising chairpersons will pick up packets for their club. We then ask that all 4-H families sell until orders are due in October. Items will be available for pick up mid-November. Exact dates will be announced closer to the time. We hope you are as excited as we are to be partnering with this local business for our annual fundraiser!
Just a reminder that a portion of the money raised from this county-wide fundraiser stays with your 4-H club and the rest goes to fund member scholarships to camps and conferences, county achievement night, and volunteer training. Thanks!
New volunteers must have completed the 4-H volunteer screening process before they can work with 4-H members. If you need to schedule a VIP 4-H Policies & Procedures training and/or an interview, please contact Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-840-7408 to set up an interview time.
All volunteers must complete the Building a Safe Penn State: Reporting Suspected Child Abuse training annually on their anniversary date of the previous year’s training.
Don’t forget! Two screened volunteers must be present at all 4-H functions. If your club splits up into multiple rooms to work on projects, you must have two screened volunteers in each room.
DON’T SPEND THAT DIME! The York Co 4-H Program Dev. Committee is again asking 4-H clubs to be collecting dimes in the 16 oz. water bottles. Have your club decorate bottles, being sure to put your 4-H club name on the label, and you’re ready to start collecting those dimes! Bottles must be turned in at the 4-H Fair in August. The club that brings in the most bottles with the most money will receive 10% of what they collected for their own club’s treasury. That’s a pretty easy way to earn money for your club and 4-H all at the same time! All proceeds will be used to provide educational materials, projects, and scholarships to our 4-H members.
Ideas on how to collect dimes:
• Challenge your club members to bring dimes to every meeting to fill a bottle!
• Headed out to promote your club? Maybe to TSC for the Paper Clover Campaign or out for a promotional petting zoo? Take your bottle along and collect dime donations for 4-H!
We do ask that you don’t leave the bottles collecting dimes unattended. A 4-H’er, parent, or volunteer should always be present with the collection bottles. If you have questions, please contact Lisa at email@example.com or 717-840-7408.
CRITERIA FOR OUTSTANDING CLUB PORTFOLIO AVAILABLE Think your club is the best 4-H club in York Co? Start working on your club portfolio now to be considered an Outstanding 4-H Club in York Co! The 3 divisions will be Animal Club, Community Club, and Special Interest Club. The winning club’s Historian in each division will also be named Outstanding Historian. Each division will name an Out. Club, Out. Promotion, and Out. Community Service winner. Clubs who are named as the Out. Club in their division will receive $100 for their club’s treasury. Clubs who are named as the Outstanding Promotion or Outstanding Community Service will receive $50 for their club’s treasury. You may choose to complete and submit your portfolio the traditional way (scrapbook style) or the digital way (using PowerPoint). Be sure to follow the criteria posted on our York Co. 4-H Website, http:// extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/york/4-h-forms/4-h-club-resources/4-h-clubportfolio-requirements-1, or you can request a copy from the 4-H Office. Portfolios are due Dec. 31, 2019 to Lisa Witmer in the 4-H Office.
AG NIGHT AT THE YORK REV’S Join the York Co. Ag Business Council for Ag & Farm Night at the York Revolution on August 16 for a fun-filled family night! A portion of the ticket sales to benefit the York Co. 4-H Program! There will be a cow milking contest, corn shucking, and watermelon crawl along with fun activities at the different vendor tables! Follow this link to the fund raising page to buy your tickets online: http://yr1.glitnirticketing.com/yrticket/web/logingroup.php? password=ycabcagnight&auto=1. If you call or walk in to order tickets, make sure you mention the York Co Ag Business Council Fundraiser!
The York County Ag Business Council has asked us to have a 4-H promotional table at this event. The table would need to be set up by 5:30pm and would need to stay up and be manned through the third inning. You are able to get in to man the table without paying, but if you would like to stay to watch the game, you would need to buy a ticket. We are looking for some folks who would be willing to set up and man a 4-H promotional table at this event. If you are willing, please contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
CLUB BANNERS AT THE 4-H CENTER If your club would like to make a club banner to display at the 4-H Center, you still have time! There are several York Co. 4-H Clubs that do not have a banner representing their club in the auditorium of the 4-H Center. The Center Board of Directors would love to showcase your club. If you have been talking about making a club banner but pushed it to the bottom of your to do list, put it back on top and get it done! Contact Linda Spahr at the Extension Office (email@example.com) for the size requirements. We want to see your club in the banner parade!
4-H CLOVER AWARD PROGRAM The Pennsylvania 4-H program just relaunched its 4-H Clover Award program. All members, ages 8-18, are encouraged to begin this great leadership program and work towards achieving the Diamond Level award. The PA State 4-H Clover Award is comprised of six levels: Green Award; White Award; Bronze Award; Silver Award; Gold Award; and Diamond Award. Pennsylvania 4-H members will gain new leadership skills as they complete each level throughout their 4-H career and will be recognized at the state-level for their hard work when they complete the Diamond Award level.
Prerequisites for all Levels: 1. Member must attend a minimum of 60% of club meetings for the program year. 2. Member must demonstrate knowledge of the 4-H Pledge and 4-H Motto. 3. Member must complete at least one 4-H project each year. 4. Member can only complete one level per program year. **
**Exempt for 2018 & 2019 during the pilot years of the State Clover Award Program.
For questions about modifications of the program during the pilot period, new form, and for more information about the program, please contact Lisa at the Extension Office at Lhj5007@psu.edu. You can also visit this link for more info, a FAQ, and fillable PDF forms - https://extension.psu.edu/programs/4-h/members/awards-and-scholarships/clover-award. All Clover Award forms are due to Lisa in the Extension Office by December 31, 2019.
COUNTY AWARD FORMS AVAILABLE Each year we name two Outstanding Sr. Members, Outstanding Jr. Members, and Outstanding Rookie Members for the York Co. 4-H Program. Recognition happens at our Co. Achievement Day in February. To be considered for these awards, you need to complete a Junior or Senior Recognition Form. Forms will be available on our website soon, at the 4-H Office, or you can pick up one at the 4-H Center in the metal file boxes in the main hallway. Instructions and requirements can be found there too. There is also a Cloverbud Recognition Form for our Cloverbud members!
Did you know you can also apply for Outstanding Officer Awards too? All you need to do is turn in your officer books and you can be recognized as the best in the county at what you do. Categories are: Pres., V. Pres., Sec., Treas., News Rep. and Social Chairperson. The Outstanding Historian is the historian who enters the Outstanding Club Portfolio.
All Outstanding Member Forms, Outstanding Officers Books, and Outstanding Club Portfolios should be submitted to Lisa at the office by Dec. 31, 2019. Have more questions? Call or email any York Co. 4-H Educator.
Don’t miss out on this great chance to be recognized for your outstanding work. Don’t forget, these awards look great on college and scholarship applications!
The CANINE CLOVERS 4-H CLUB met on June 20, 7:00, at the 4-H Center’s barn. The club members prepared their dogs for the 4-H Fair by working on obedience and new tricks. They also expanded their knowledge on dogs by doing fun word searches, crossword puzzles, and other games. The 4-H Fair will be held August 9 - 12, and the Canine Clovers Dog Show will be held on August 11 at 12:00 noon. The Canine Clovers 4-H Club hopes to see you there! Chrisalyn Mitchell
The LOGANVILLE 4-H CLUB met on June 11, 2019. Before the meeting, we went on a hike at Nixon Park as part of our hiking project. At the meeting, we discussed project requirements for the 4-H Fair and other business. After the meeting, we worked on our origami project books and completed our project presentations. The Cloverbuds made trail mix, did a scavenger hunt, and picked up trash at the neighboring park. Our next meeting is July 9 th at 7:00 pm. Brynn Gundel
Happy Summer, fellow 4-H members! Darla here, checking in with you with the LOVING EYES SEEING EYE PUPPY CLUB. I am so excited that summer is finally here. My mom gets to stay home with me all day and we are having lots of cool adventures. I hope you are, too!
Since I am now eight months old in people time, I am going so many new places. I love riding in the car. The hardest part for me is staying in my place. My mom puts me on the floor of the side of the car where the passenger sits, and I must stay there. I would much rather stick my nose out the window and smell the great smells! Even more, I would love to sit in mom’s lap, but that’s a no-no when she is driving. I must learn to sit on the floor, where I will sit in front of my owner some day when I am a guide. When we go places, I must sit patiently while mom opens the door and tells me it’s OK to jump in. When it’s time to get out, I must wait again until she says I can jump out. Then it’s off to an exciting adventure.
Speaking of adventures, I have had a few this month. Mom took me to visit Longwood Gardens with all my 4-H puppy friends. That was an exciting day. First, it was a LONG ride, and that was tough because I was so excited. There were so many beautiful flowers there, and sometimes I like to try to eat flowers, but mom says, “No!” She says that some flowers can be dangerous and could make me sick. So, we walked all around and just looked at them. We climbed up into a couple of treehouses that had so many steps. We were so high up! Maybe the scariest adventure this month was when Mom took me to Perrydell Farms during the Made in America Tours. At the farm, there were these animals that were black and white and so big. Mom called them calves. They had huge noses! I was really scared of these creatures, and I just tried to pull away! I was trying to tell Mom that we needed to get away from these things, but she didn’t seem scared at all. Fortunately, Mom just took me a little bit farther away and we just watched them. Mom says we are going to go back to visit them again, so I can get used to them, but I am NOT looking forward to that! This month, we also visited Quaker Steak and Lube on Wednesday nights for Bike Night. There were lots of folks there who rode in on these cool bikes (motorcycles)! They were really loud! Plus, there was a lot of loud music and people talking and laughing and walking around. I didn’t mind that too much because I got to hang out with my puppy friends and we got a lot of attention from the other visitors. Mom says that the nice people there were helping raise money for The Seeing Eye! I thought that was awesome!
On June 14 th , the Loving Eyes Puppy club marched in the Dallastown Flag Day parade! I don’t know what all the excitement was about, but I did see some big creatures there called Budweiser Clydesdales. They were kind of scary, but I didn’t get too close to them. All our people and us puppies wore these cool red, white, and blue tie-die shirts and scarves that Miss Becky, Miss Sherri, Miss Nancy, and Miss Val made for us. Check out the picture of me in my shirt! That was a lot of fun! There were so many people there along the streets clapping and cheering for everyone as we walked by. That was a long walk. I sure was tired that night!
Something else happened this month. I didn’t get to go, but Mom told me all about it. She went to Morristown, New Jersey, to watch her last Seeing Eye puppy do something called a town walk. She said it’s when a puppy is fully trained and ready to get her forever match with a blind person. Mom went to watch Daphne, her last puppy, working in her harness. She showed me this picture.
Mom says she believes in me and she knows I can do it. Until then, I just have to keep on learning!! I hope all of you have a great summer!! Be safe and enjoy being outside in the sunshine! Shari Young
The THOMASVILLE 4-H CLUB had their meeting June 25 th , 2019. Since we canceled last month’s meeting due to trying to move the meeting to a different day, we caught up on what we would have discussed. We decided it's probably best to keep the meeting date the same as it has been. We went over what projects still need to be finished and all the books were given out. At the end of the meeting we pulled a name from a box and the person's name that you got, you were supposed to write that person an uplifting note. The next meeting is July 23 at the 4-H Center. Julia Zumbrum
The WILDLIFE WATCHERS 4-H CLUB has been having lots of fun. We met on May 2 nd for a hike on the Heritage Rail Trail. We saw eagles, geese, and an Oriole on our hike. After the hike, we went to Dairy Queen for ice cream! Our last meeting was on June 6 th at 6:30pm at the 4-H Center Pavilion. It was our club picnic! We enjoyed lots of yummy food and played hide-and-seek tag. Members also brought their project books along to show what they have done so far. Our next meeting will be August 1 st at 7pm at the York Co. 4-H Center. It will be time to give our presentations and get ready for the 4-H Fair. BrookeAnna Rogers
The YORK CO RABBIT AND SMALL ANIMAL 4-H CLUB meeting was held on May 28, 2019 at 7:00 at the York Co. 4-H Center. We started out with pledges and roll call, then the secretary’s report and the treasurers report. We discussed old business such as Speak Out Night on April 24th, Project Saturday on May 18th, and we further discussed our idea of our field trip to Lake Tobias. We talked about possible outreach to Rest Haven Nursing Home. We discussed new business including picnic signups, market/meat pen projects (market forms due June 1) and the small animal essay contest (deadline July 1). Also, about our upcoming make your own cage workshop!! We were supplied with two available apps for learning and references called Visible Bunny and ARBA. We discussed upcoming events such as 4-H Project Saturday on June 8, Survivor Camp from June 17-20, “Superhero” 4-H Overnight Camp from June 29-July 2, and our picnic on June 18. We ended the meeting by providing the club with information on animals for sale and creating goals for our club. The next meeting will be held on June 18, 2019 at 6:00 at the 4-H pavilion for our picnic!!
The YORK CO RABBIT AND SMALL ANIMAL 4-H CLUB was held on June 18th at 6:00. We had our picnic at the pavilion. We took a group picture, ate good food, and played a game made by the social chair, Greenleigh. The next meeting will be held on July 23rd at the 4-H Center and we will be making rabbit cages. Our trip to Lake Tobias is currently planned for Saturday, July 27. Respectfully submitted, Kayla Henry.
The YORK CO. 4-H SWINE CLUB met on June 6 th , 2019 at Conrad Neutzel’s farm. We had pizza and discussed new PA Department of Ag rules for hogs being shown in PA. We also discussed livestock judging contests and the upcoming fairs. Following the meeting, John Neutzel demonstrated hog showmanship skills and we were able to practice with his hogs. Our next meeting is July 25 th , 2019. Brynn Gundel