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President's Message

 

Diana Stornetta
 The New Year is off to a roaring start! The 4-H Foundation BBQ was a great event – many 4-H members, 4-H parents and leaders volunteered to make the day very successful. It was a beautiful facility – really enjoyed the day. Leaders Training was awesome – lots of good questions and our new online enrollment coordinators were trained and should be in full swing helping members and leaders enroll. 

Our All Star and Shining Star Emily Eakins selected her new Rising Stars for the 2014-15 – a wonderful group who will bring great leadership to our 4-H community. They have many exciting ideas for you that Emily will be sharing with everyone. A great event is being planned for Achievement Night – a little different and we hope it’s a lot more fun everyone – a real celebration of their accomplishments! More news coming soon but look for some club challenges! Get Achievement Night on your calendar now! It will be a wonderful night filled with excitement for the New Year and a celebration of a year of hard work!

Come ready to enjoy a fun filled night of celebration and get to know your fellow 4-H members!

ACHIEVEMENT NIGHT – OCTOBER 25TH AT THE 4-H CENTER

A huge thank you to Kelly Hinde and her Record Book Judging crew for doing a great job with all of the record books! A daunting job but handled well and efficiently. Thank you! It is our sincere hope that we can get more of our great Sonoma County kids doing record books this year. We have tremendous kids with very diverse interests that are doing amazing things – would love to see more recognized at the State level. Stay tuned for Kelly’s record book trainings during the year – she is our county expert and can answer just about any question you have on the subject. If you want to do a paper book, the original forms are still available and we will be happy to share them with you.

Join the “Revolution of Responsibility” and help celebrate National 4-H Week October 5th-11th. Each year the Sonoma County Grange Credit Union works with Sonoma County 4-H to help promote our National 4-H week display contest. Good luck to all the 4-H clubs members who created a display for the public to see. National 4-H week provides a great opportunity to put your local 4-H club, members or leaders in the spotlight! Celebrate your clubs success by sharing their stories and recognizing their commitment to making positive impacts in their communities.           


4-H Week 2014 logo
 

More than 6 million young people across the country will celebrate National 4-H Week! Celebrating 4-H during the first full week of October.

National 4-H Week will be locally celebrated as a way to showcase the great things that 4-H offers young people and highlight the incredible 4-H youth in the community who take pride in making the community better.
Look for Window Displays throughout the county. Our theme this year is” 4-H, Join the Ride

Research has proven that participation in 4-H clubs and projects has a significant positive impact on young people. Recent findings from the Tufts University 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development indicate that, when compared to their non 4-H peers, young people in 4-H are:

  • Nearly four times more likely to contribute to their communities
  • Two times more likely to pursue healthy behaviors like
  • Two times more likely to engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs in the out-of-school time

In Sonoma County more than 1100 4-H youth and 400 volunteers from the community are involved in 4-H.

Window Displays to visit this week:

4-H CLUB NAME

BUSINESS NAME

BUSINESS LOCATION

ALEXANDER VALLEY

HAUTHE'S FAMILY TAEKWONDO

8465 OLD REDWOOD HWY #230, WINDSOR

CANFIELD

TOMBE REALTY

127 N MAIN ST, SEBASTOPOL

GOLD RIDGE

BANK OF THE WEST

100 S. MAIN STREET, SEBASTOPOL

GOLDEN HILLS

SOLE DESIRE STORE

151 PETALUMA BLVD, SUITE 141, PETALUMA

LIBERTY

REX ACE HARDWARE

313 B STREET, PETALUMA

LYTTON SPRINGS

BEAR REPUBLIC

345 HEALDSBURG AVE, HEALDSBURG

PENNGROVE

PENNGORVE MARKET

230 MAIN STREET, PENNGROVE

SONOMA VALLEY

THE TOY SHOP

201 WEST NAPA STREET, SONOMA

STEUBEN

RABOBANK

201 3RD STREET, SANTA ROSA

TWO ROCK

CHINATOWN RESTAURANT

157 KENTUCKY STREET, PETALUMA

WILD OAK

IMWALLE GARDENS

685 W 3RD STREET, SANTA ROSA

 


North Central Section Skills Day 

Skills day
North Central Sectional Skills Day will be held on November 8, 2014 at the San Joaquin Robert J. Cabral Agriculture Center, 2101 East Earhart Avenue Suite 200, Stockton, CA 95206. The event will start at 9:30 a.m. sharp and continue until 2:00 p.m. All registration forms must be filled out and there is a $10 fee. Lunch will be included with the $10 fee. 

Lynette J. Ward, a past Diamond Star from Sacramento County, will share how she capitalized on her skills, knowledge and experience from 4-H activities to achieve success in college and in her career as the key note speaker. She will be talking about career consulting and coaching & training. 4-H Opportunities Springboard You to Success - 4-H provides countless opportunities to build skills, achieve results and build relationships. As you take steps forward in your education and career, how do you use your 4-H life to springboard to success?
North Central Sectional Skills Day will be a fun event for everyone. There will be 5 sessions, 30 minutes each. A separate room will have life skills stations, judging contests and fun activities for primary members.
The registration forms can be found on the web at:

Skills Day Registration Form

This year we would like to challenge each county to contribute and put on at least one workshop.


2015 National 4-H Conference 

National Conference dates are April 11-18, 2015 The National 4-H Conference is a working conference in which youth and adults develop recommendations to help guide 4-H Youth Development Programs nationally and in their communities. National Conference Applications are available starting August 1, 2014 Application Deadline will be November 3, 2014

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO  


PRUDENTIAL
 

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards annual search for our nation’s top youth volunteers is in full swing. Last year, 168 county 4-H programs selected honorees for this prestigious youth recognition program. This recognition is extremely beneficial to 4-H’ers who have volunteered in their communities and to 4-H as a whole. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, recognizes individuals in grades 5-12 solely on the basis of their volunteer activities.


Steps-To-Take:
Spread the word! See the promo materials attached.
4-H’ers can apply online by clicking HERE
Each youth will need to print out the “certification” page from their online application and submit to the State 4-H Office by Nov. 4. *Scan & email to ca4h@ucanr.edu  OR *Mail to: ATTN: Prudential Spirit of Community Award Program CA State 4-H Office 2801 Second Street Davis, CA 95618-7774
The state office will select one middle school level Local Honoree for every 1,000 members (or portion thereof) in grades 5-8 and one high school Local Honoree for every 1,000 members in grades 9-12.
The State 4-H Office will certify Local Honoree applications by November 11, 2014 to make them eligible for state-level judging.
Certified applications are then reviewed by a state-level judging committee, which will pick the top youth volunteers in each state and the District of Columbia. All state-Level Honorees receive special recognition, while the top high school and middle level volunteer in each state and the District of Columbia receive silver medallions, $1,000 awards, and an all-expense-paid trip to the nation’s capital for national recognition events.
In Washington, a national selection committee will name America’s top 10 youth volunteers for 2015. Each will win an additional $5,000, a gold medallion, a crystal trophy, and a $5,000 grant from The Prudential Foundation for a charitable nonprofit organization of his or her choice.

Please visit Prudential Spirit Community Awards or see the implementation packet attached for more information.
Andrea Henderson
University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources
California State 4-H Office
2801 Second Street
Davis, CA 95618-7774
(530) 750-1334 | Fax (530) 756-1079


4-H Shooting Sports Workshop

4-H Shooting Sports Workshop - Rifle Discipline
Saturday, December 6, 2014 – 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 7, 2014 – 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Bakersfield, CA

A 4-H shooting sports workshop for the rifle discipline will be held at UC Cooperative Extension Office, 1031 S. Mt. Vernon Avenue in Bakersfield. Participants must attend both days of training to receive certification. Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will be certified as a rifle trainer and can lead a rifle project at the club level or serve as county trainer to certify other leaders. There is no cost for the course.
To register for the course or receive more information, contact John Borba at: jaborba@ucanr.edu  


State Uniform Selection Update

The 4-H State Recognition and Incentives Committee will analyze and evaluate the results of the uniform voting process and make recommendations to the Associate Director of 4-H Program and Policy in early 2015. The new uniform selection process will take time to implement. We anticipate that there will be a transition period to the new uniform and an implementation process will be developed.


State Fashion Revue 2015 

dress
Next meeting: October 4 from 10am-2pm at the San Joaquin Robert J. Cabral Agriculture Center, 2101 East Earhart Avenue, Stockton. Please bring your own lunch and your fabulous ideas!

Cover Art Contest: Original art work for the SFR 2015 Cover Art Contest is due by December 15, 2014 to The Contest Page    

The theme is “Through the Looking Glass” and the categories are: Traditional, Upcycled, Consumer Science, Jacket Challenge, and Costume Challenge. The purchase limit is $40. The service projects this year are pillowcases (sewn) and hats (sewn, knitted or crocheted).

***Please see the SFR website for more details on joining the committee, the cover contest, the categories and service projects or the event itself at Committee Page


Important Insurance Matters

There is a new tab on the County Website labeled “Insurance.” All club leaders and project leaders need to register their meeting time and place whether or not you need insurance. It only takes a few minutes. 

Click Here to Check the Insurance 


Upcoming New Leader Orientations 

NOTE: All New Leader Orientations this year will be held at the 4-H office in Santa Rosa

Mark Your Calendar for 2014
6:30 – 8:00pm at 4H Office, 133 Aviation Blvd, Suite 109 Santa Rosa, CA

October 09 (Thursday)
November 12 (Wednesday)
January TBA

These are the scheduled dates for the upcoming orientations this fall. Every leader must attend this one-time orientation before you hold project meetings, sign Fair forms or work with youth. This is a University of California requirement in order to be appointed as an agent of the University and to receive liability insurance coverage when performing as a 4H leader.
Please call or email Judy at the 4H office (707) 565-2681 or jludovis@sonoma-county.org to make a reservation. 


Meet a Volunteer For Project Leader

I am interested in volunteering as a 4-H project leader in the Cotati/Rohnert Park/Penngrove/Sebastopol area of Sonoma County. I retired a year and a half ago from a career as a children's librarian and am finding that I miss working with young people.

I would be quite comfortable leading most any of the home arts projects -- clothing/sewing, quilting, fiber arts (I do hand-spinning and weaving as well as knitting), cooking, baking (bread baking is a favorite hobby)-- and if there was interest in a related area that I am not familiar with I could certainly learn something new!

Carla Schoenthal - (707)795-3099                            Email: carlaquilts@sbcglobal.net


Countywide Dog Care and Training 

This project is open to 4-Hers of all ages enrolled in the county wide project. The project will mainly focus on dog showmanship and obedience practice to allow members to be ready to compete in the show ring. An emphasis will be placed on health and care for dogs as well.

Members (or immediate family) must own the dog that will be used for meetings and shows. Dogs that attend meetings must be at least four months of age or older and be up to date on all vaccinations. 

Dog Training

Please bring a current vaccination record showing that your dog has had vaccines for DHLPP series (mandatory), Rabies (mandatory), and Bordatella (highly recommended).
All dogs are welcome (after proof of vaccination). Your dog does not need to be purebred to attend or compete! Dogs should be well socialized and not show aggression towards other dogs or humans.
Contact Dani Foster for more information: (707) 360-7107 or email
foster4h@yahoo.com


 

 

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The Santa Rosa Jr. College Ag Trust Committee is looking for a few bright volunteers to help at the AgStravaganza on Saturday, October 25, 2014.  This year, the honoree is Ron Carli, who is retiring from a long career at American Ag Credit.  As you may know, American Ag Credit is responsible for countless donations to 4-H events, so volunteering to serve is a great way to say “Thank You”! This has traditionally been a wonderful event to attend as a volunteer because the hours are not long, pizza and drinks are free, and the work varies according to your desires.  Some of the duties are clearing tables, serving coffee and dessert, selling raffle tickets, and running food to the serving tables.  Service times will vary but will be for 2-3 hours between 4:30 pm and 9 pm.  If you’re looking for a community service event, the SRJC is a great place to start. 

Call Kelley Parsons at 707-526-7294.  Please, only those over 12 years of age may serve. 

 

University of California Cooperative Extension, Sonoma County
133 Aviation Blvd Suite 109, Santa Rosa, CA 95403  Phone: 707.565.2621  Fax: 707.565.2623
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