4-H Tips ‘n Topics
University of California Cooperative Extension, Shasta County 4-H
1851 Hartnell Avenue, Redding, CA 96002 530-224-4900 Fax: 530-224-4904
Volume 7, Issue 5 DECEMBER 2006 / JANUARY 2007
Making Meetings Matter IMPORTANT DATES
Marianne Bird, Sacramento Co. 4-H Advisor • DEC. 20 - VALLEY COUNCIL MTG.
All of us have been to them: meetings that are • Create an agenda to meet your goals. • DEC. 25 - OFFICE CLOSED
boring, unproductive, or frustrating. Some of Think through how you’re going to get to • DEC. 26 - OFFICE CLOSED
us have even led a meeting or two like that. your outcomes. Listing “marketing” on
Whether it’s our community club, executive the agenda, opening it up to discussion, • JAN. 1 - OFFICE CLOSED
board, or program committee, meetings need and hoping people come to agreement • JAN. 9 - VALLEY CLUB MID-YEAR
to be worth our time. As president or commit- may not be the best path to creating a REVIEW
tee chair, you’re responsible for creating the product. A good example of a goal-
tone and outcomes for the gathering. Some focused agenda was January’s Leader’s • JAN. 17 - VALLEY COUNCIL MTG.
thoughts for meeting leaders: Council meeting. An Executive Board • JAN. 18 - BBQ MEETING
goal is to increase youth involvement at
• Know the purpose of your meeting. All • JAN. 20 - IM LIVESTOCK JUDGING
Council, and they created “club hosts”
meetings need to have a reason behind DAY
and allowed time for structured sharing
them, and “meeting on the third Thursday to foster youth participation. • JAN. 22 - SHEEP LDR’S MTG. 7 P.M.
of the month because we always do” is
not a good one. Why are you gathering? • Honor people’s time. Come prepared. • JAN. 24 - LEADER ORIENTATION IN
To plan? Make a decision? Learn? Have Begin and end when you say you will. If MCARTHUR. 5:30 P.M.
fun? the group’s work is getting bogged down • JAN. 24 - IM COUNCIL MTG.
with things that could easily be done out- **IM COMM. CENTER
• Know what you need to accomplish. side the meeting, delegate and report
Before you meet, list what the meeting will • FEB. 3 - IM FAVORITE FOODS
produce. For clubs, maybe it’s a chance DAY
for kids to practice presenting or a deci- Good meetings don’t just happen because • FEB. 11 - SDF MANDATORY STEER
sion about what service projects to adopt. people get together; they’re planned. If TAGGING
Maybe for the camp committee, it’s an you’re sitting at the head of the table, there’s
agreement on a marketing strategy and homework to do before the group ever gath- • FEB. 24 - VALLEY COUNTY
individual commitments to take on tasks. ers. It makes the job of leading so much eas- PRESENTATION DAY
Leaders should plan meeting outcomes ier.
and, at the end of the gathering, have the
group assess whether or not they’ve ac- INSIDE THIS ISSUE
complished what they set out to do.
County Wide News 2
Livestock Information 2
Judging, Sales, Etc.
Tax Deduction for Volunteers Two Counties OK - Club and Project Connection 3
Just a reminder to all the 4-H expenses must be incurred Two Clubs NOT OK Club and Project Connection Cont. 4
adult volunteers. If you itemize while participating in a 4-H Fundraising, Scholarships, Awards
event or function or must be A 4-H member may participate
when filing your tax returns,
directly related to 4-H. In in projects in two different coun- IM Favorite Foods Day Information 5
you may be entitled to make
order to take these deduc- ties at the same time, but can
some deductions for expenses
tions, volunteers must keep only be a member of one club. Registration Forms: 6
relating to 4-H.
accurate records of qualify- The Community Club where en- IM FFDay & Livestock Judging
Specifically, volunteers may ing out-of-pocket expenses rollment fees and paperwork IM Achievement Night Snapshots 7
take deductions for gas and with the dates and nature of were submitted determines
mileage, out-of-pocket ex- the expenses, as well as the which county the 4-H member Regional, State and National News 8
penses, telephone bills, and amounts. Be sure to check will participate in fairs and
Internship Opportunities 9
meals and lodging if away with your tax consultant if achievements.
from home overnight. These you have any questions. January Calendar 10
Recipe Card 11
County wide News
IM Livestock Judging Field Day Attention Valley Club
This event will be held Saturday, January 20. Registration is at 8:30 Secretaries & Treasurers
a.m. Judging starts at 9 a.m. Poster pictures will be used for beef,
sheep, swine and horse judging, the same as last year. Participants Our mid-year review is Tuesday, January 9 at
will be required to give reasons in all classes. Registration forms are 5:30 p.m. This year it will be held at Shasta
due January 12 at the IM Fair office or the 4-H office. Forms can be Meadows Elementary School at 2825 Yana
found on page 6 of this TNT. Contact Stacy Schneider at 336-6832 or Avenue in Redding. All Valley club secretaries,
the 4-H office with any questions. treasurers, and the adult who assists them are
to attend this meeting. Be sure to bring the fol-
Top scoring individual in overall species, for each grade division, will
receive a medal and top reasons score for each grade division will • Minutes
receive a medal. Certificates will be awarded through third place. • Ledgers
Based on total scores of all species, teams of 4 youth per club, per • Checkbook
grade division will be awarded a certificate. • Receipts
• Receipt Book
• Reconciliation Sheets
Wednesday, December 20 A snack and drinks will be available. Please no
Christmas Potluck and Gift Exchange siblings!
(council meeting to follow)
6 p.m. / gift - $10 limit West Valley Sand & Gravel
Wednesday, January 17 Donates to 4-H
The 4-H program would like to thank West Val-
INTER MOUNTAIN COUNCIL ley Sand & Gravel in Cottonwood for donating to
our 4-H families 10% off all their products. Pops
Wednesday, January 24 & Son Trucking will also give 10% off delivery.
New Leader Orientation 5:30 p.m. Council encourages you to take advantage of
Council Meeting 7 p.m. these offers. If you would like an informational
**NEW PLACE: IM Community Center, 37177 Main Street, Burney flyer, contact your community leader or call the
LIVESTOCK INFORMATION - JUDGING, SALES, ETC.
Prospect Sale at UC Anderson FFA Market
Davis Hog Sale CSU Chico Livestock
UC Davis is sponsoring a Prospect On February 17, the Anderson FFA Education Events
Sale on Sunday, January 28 on cam- chapter and Schillinger Farms of Indi-
There are several upcoming livestock
pus. Viewing is at 11 a.m. with the ana will be conducting a sale of 60
learning events that the Chico State
sale starting at 12 noon. Great op- plus pigs born November to January.
Farm is organizing. The following are
portunity to see and evaluate quality The sale will be held at the Anderson
lambs, pigs, and goats as a project High School Farm. Registration is
field trip. Contact Jan Carlson at from 8 to 9 a.m. with bidding from 9 • February 3
530-752-6792 or e-mail her at to 12 p.m. If you would like to pre- Swine Education Day
email@example.com. order, contact the 4-H office for the Registration at 8 a.m.
form or for directions to the farm.
• February 17
CSU Chico Livestock Judging Camp Beef Education Day
Chico State’s first annual Livestock Judging Camp will be held on January 5 and Registration at 8 a.m.
6. This camp is designed to assist youth, 14-19 years, in excelling in livestock
judging. The focus on the camp will be to enhance evaluation skills, interpreting • February 24
and applying performance data, and improve reasons. For more information, Sheep Education Day
please contact Celina Johnson at 530-898-4147 or e-mail her at crjohn- Registration at 8 a.m.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, visit Chico State’s website for more livestock opportuni-
ties at http://www.csuchicoag.org.
CLUB AND PROJECT CONNECTION
Canyon 4-H Community Service Project Report
Submitted by David A. - Canyon 4-H Reporter
At our October meeting all members voted to take on an erosion control project as our
community service. We were there for 2 days with employees from Natural Resources
Conservation Service (NRCS) and had a lot of fun. We spread seed and fertilizer.
We used hand spreaders for the seed and the fertilizer. Then the next day we spread
straw over the top to prevent run off during the rain. Some of the straw was spread by Canyon 4-H helping
NRCS with an erosion
hand and some was spread by using a gas powered hay spreader. It was great to control project
watch the straw go flying when it went through the machine. We will be going back
soon to help plant trees and bushes around the pond as a finishing touch. The pond pro-
jects was at the Carol Weissman Ranch in Happy Valley and was a 2-acre project.
Twin Palms October Community Service
Submitted by Dani Plake - Twin Palms 4-H
Twin Palms 4-H members went to Oakdale Heights Residential Home to carve
pumpkins with the residents for Halloween. It was really fun to watch the residents
laugh at us while we got all dirty from the pumpkin insides. The residents got to
pick out the designs they wanted on their pumpkins. This was a really nice way to Twin Palms 4-H decorating
spend a Saturday morning. We are planning on going back and doing some pumpkins with the residents of
Christmas crafts with the people there.
Golden Acres 4-H Reports on “4-H Fun Night”
Submitted by Josh Street and Connor McCone - Golden Acres 4-H Historian and Reporter
Oak Run and Golden Acres 4-H were in charge of “4-H Fun Night.” We had a blast
as usual. We had a pumpkin decorating contest, a scarecrow contest and a pet ther-
apy booth. We had a great turn out. Thank you to the Nash Ranch and Safeway
Stores for donating pumpkins for the event, and to Oak Run and Golden Acres 4-H for
donating prizes for contests. And a big thanks to all the 4-H clubs that helped make
this years’ “Fun Night” a safe place for our youth to meet new friends and have fun.
FUN NIGHT CONTEST WINNERS
BEST THEME DECORATED BOOTHS
Game booth: Lone Tree (Jail)
Food Booth: Golden Acres (Pie Booth)
SCARECROW CONTEST DECORATE A PUMPKIN CONTEST
Junior Division: Jade Whitney - Oak Run Junior Division: 1st place - Hannah Knowles - Swede Creek
Inter. Division: Bridget Ward, Dani Plake, and Sierra Bixler 2nd place - Audrey Wallers - Twin Palms
- Twin Palms Inter. Division: Cameron Renihan - Cottonwood
Senior Division: 1st place - Louie Licon - Twin Palms Senior Division: 1st place - Devin Merritt - Golden Acres
2nd place - Jessica Street - Golden Acres 2nd place - Josh Street - Golden Acres
CLUB AND PROJECT CONNECTION CONTINUED
4-H Natural Horsemanship Project
Submitted by Emily Wright - Millville 4-H
This summer Gail Bloxham, a Tehama County 4-H leader, hosted a Natural Horsemanship Camp for 4-H kids. It was located
at Cottonwood Creek Equestrian Center, and for six weeks every Saturday we met and worked for three hours on our skills for
partnering up with our horses. It was fun and we learned so much.
The reasons I am choosing to join this project is that I am not much of a show person and I just like spending time with my horse.
I am a level 2 student in Parelli and I have been working with my horse for three and a half years. If this sounds like you,
please consider joining this new project.
Because of the great interest in this summers’ program, Tehama County will be providing a Natural Horsemanship 4-H project
open to the surrounding counties. The first meeting is Saturday, January 13, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, at the Cottonwood Creek
Equestrian Center, 18550 Evergreen Road. No horse at this meeting. It should be a lot of fun and we hope to see you there!
For more information you can contact Emily Wright or Cheri Mowers-Wright at 275-8862. You may also contact Gail Bloxham
at Cottonwood Creek Equestrian Center at 347-0212. For a list of activities at the center contact the 4-H office.
FUNDRAISING, SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS, ETC.
Exciting Fundraising Opportunity Statewide 4-H College Scholarship
There is an exciting fundraising opportunity 4-H has devel- High school seniors and those in college are eligible to apply.
oped in conjunction with the live-action movie Charlotte’s Scholarships are available in a number of various categories and
Web coming to theatres December 15. For every ticket award amounts. Applications are available at http://ca4h.org/
purchased to Charlotte's Web through 4hresource/ir/index.asp. Deadline: April 30.
www.fourhcouncil.edu, a donation of $1 will be made by
Hollywood Movie Money to 4-H to support our state 4-H 2007 Golden Clover Awards
These awards are awarded in recognition for outstanding achieve-
Charlotte’s Web features the 4-H Emblem many times, and ment and recognize 4-H members, volunteers, and groups in various
the themes portrayed speak directly to the great work categories. Nominate someone or nominate yourself! Award ap-
that 4-H does in developing youth – building friendships, plications are available at http://ca4h.org/4hresource/ir/golden
commitment to goals and having fun! This is a great way to clover/index.asp. Deadline: August 31.
not only raise money for our 4-H program, but also an
opportunity to tell people about the value of the 4-H Funding Opportunities Through PG&E
Youth Development Program. Remember tickets must be
purchased through the website. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has an active Contribu-
tions Program (http://www.pge.com/contributions) providing grants
to non-profit organizations, that meet the funding criteria, located
Community Service Funding in Northern and Central California.
General Motors (GM) and the GM Foundation support with The program focuses on grant-making within 4 areas: 1) Environ-
funding a variety of activities in the communities where they mental stewardship; 2) Aid to schools including public schools serv-
operate and sell their products. The foundation’s philan- ing pre-school and K-12 students, universities, teacher training, af-
thropic and community relations mission is to enhance the ter-school programs, and kids safety training; 3) Emergency pre-
quality of life in the communities where they do business, paredness including efforts to improve community and family disas-
consistent with their business goals and objectives. GM's ter preparedness, nonprofit emergency planning, and recovery
target areas of focus are: projects; and 4) Economic vitality-including efforts to retain and
1. Education 5. Arts & Culture expand jobs in local communities, workforce development pro-
2. Health & Human Services 6. Environment & Energy grams, and policy planning activities
3. Civic & Community Relations 7. Diversity Wherever feasible, PG&E targets a large portion of funds for pro-
4. Public policy jects or organizations that assist underserved communities Grants
are made for either general operations or specific programs so
For more information visit http://www.gm.com/company/
community partners can receive the greatest flexibility in meeting
gmability/community/guidelines/index.html. Requests for
the challenges. Contact: Gigie Barne, Charitable Contributions
funding are accepted year round.
Grants Administrator, email@example.com. PG&E
accepts requests for funding year round.
INTER MOUNTAIN FAVORITE FOODS DAY
REGISTRATION DUE (mandatory): Friday, January 26
WHEN: Saturday, February 3
WHERE: IM Fairgrounds - Ingram Hall
THEME: “Mardi Gras”
COORDINATED BY: Hat Creek 4-H
9-10 a.m. Check-in and set up entries. If you would like to set up the evening before, please contact Peg Teasley,
9:30 a.m. Judges’ Orientation AND opportunity to take pictures of member’s entries.
10 a.m. Judging begins in all divisions. All adults are to stay out of the judging area. Each member is to stand by their
food entry, serve each judge a sample, and answer any questions. Members with multiple entries will be told what
order to rotate for the judging of entries. Members must remain with the entry, if feasible, until all judging is
completed for that specific category. Members with multiple entries may not be able to stay with each
particular entry. When members are dismissed from their final class, they are to go to the designated area or to
the reception area. Following the completion of all judging, the foods are will be open for viewing and picture
Exceptions - Members are not required to remain with their entries for Edible Centerpieces, Card Table
Displays, or Decorated Cakes during judging.
Foods Challenge Contest - All members are invited to take part in this contest to see how knowledgeable they
are about foods and related subjects. This contest will be open at 10 a.m. Bring a pencil and take the challenge!
12 p.m. Buffet lunch is served after all judging is complete. Awards will follow. Each family attending is asked to
bring an additional salad or main dish for 10 people. Members are encouraged to use their “Favorite Foods
Day” entries for this lunch. Please do not eat your entry until the potluck begins.
Market Animal Category - Any member enrolled in a market animal project (beef, sheep, swine, rabbit, or poultry) can enter a
food item using meat from their market animal species. A nutritionally balanced menu card (menu and recipe) must be included
as well as a complete place setting. The place setting and menu are expected to the event theme. Entry in this division must
have more than one step in the preparation process. Example: slice of ham (not acceptable) VS casserole with broccoli, rice
and ham (acceptable).
RECIPE CARD - page 11 of this TNT
PLEASE NOTE - Adult leaders and parents will NOT be allowed in the competition area until all judging is completed. There will
be Junior/Teen Leaders and older members available to carry participants’ entries to category tables, help with assistance and
answer questions following check-in.
Please work with members ahead of time on their table settings and displays. Each participant is responsible for setting up his
or her own display(s).
Food entries - Danish system of judging (blue, red and white ribbons) will be used for 4th grade and above. Medals awarded to
top scoring entry in each category, each division. Primary participants will receive participation rosettes for all categories en-
Demonstrations - Gold medals will be awarded to those who receive qualifying scores. Those scores are determined using the
same score sheet that is used at County Presentation Day.
INTER MOUNTAIN FAVORITE FOODS DAY
REGISTRATION - MANDATORY
DUE JANUARY 26 (IM Fair office or 4-H office)
GRADE (as of 1/1/07): ______________________ PHONE: _______________________________________
YEARS IN PROJECT: ______________________
GRADE DIVISION (circle): Primary (K-3) Junior (4-5) Intermediate (6-8) Senior (9-12)
Please check the category(ies) you are entering: (** Projects are open to any 4-H member) See page 11 for recipe card.
_____ 1. Hot Dish (Main) _____ 8. ** Edible Centerpiece
_____ 2. Salad _____ 9. ** Quick Bread
_____ 3. Dessert _____ 10. ** Formal/Informal Card Table Display
_____ 4. Yeast Bread _____ 11. Market Animal
_____ 5. Food Preservation _____ 12. ** Beverage
_____ 6. Dairy Food _____ 13. ** Appetizer
_____ 7. Decorated Cake _____ 14. ** Demonstration Talk: (please circle: Individual or Team player)
Event Date: Saturday, February 3
INTER MOUNTAIN LIVESTOCK JUDGING DAY
REGISTRATION - MANDATORY
DUE JANUARY 12 (IM Fair office or 4-H office)
Judging Classes will be offered for beef, sheep, swine and horse. Reasons will be required in all classes.
GRADE (as of 1/1/07): ______________________ PHONE: _______________________________________
AGE (as of 1/1/07): ______________________
GRADE DIVISION (circle): Primary (K-3) Junior (4-5) Intermediate (6-8) Senior (9-12)
INTER MOUNTAIN ACHIEVEMENT NIGHT SNAPSHOTS
Regional, State, and National News
Club/Project Community Service Idea Can You Meet The Challenge?
America the Beautiful Fund is offering grants of FREE SEED to Those of you who have been around 4-H for a long time know
nourish and beautify your community. As part of our mission that one of goals has always been to help build good citizens.
to save and protect the natural and historic beauty of Amer- The Mission and Direction recognizes three focus areas for 4-H
ica, they are providing grants of free seed for local planting - Citizenship, Leadership and Life Skills. With a commitment to
projects to inspire people this year to plant a garden in honor the 4-H definition for citizenship - “acting with informed con-
of the 400th anniversary of the founding of the Jamestown cern for self and others” - the Citizenship Service-Learning
Settlement “the seed of America.” As the American Indians Advisory Council offers a challenge to every club in California
shared their plants with the Jamestown Settlers, so we now to develop and carry out a service-learning project as part of
advocate plants as a means to create a beautiful America. their year plan. For more information visit:
For more information, please contact the 4-H office. http://www.ca4h.org/4hresource/updates/attach/4-
State 4-H International Program
The California State 4-H Interna- teens from Sunday, July 22 to 4-H Record Book Discussion List
tional Program announces two Saturday, August 18. For more Great Resource!
exchange opportunities for 4-H information visit
members and leaders during the http://ca4h.org/exchange/jap Join the new 4-H Record Book discussion list! The
summer of 2007 – the month- anese/index.asp. Or are you California 4-H Record Book Support Group pro-
long Japanese Exchange Hosting interested in traveling to Aus- vides a place for 4-H volunteers, staff and mem-
Program and the month-long tralia from June 20 to July 19 bers to discuss the 4-H Record Book, as well ask
Outbound Ambassador to Aus- on an agricultural exchange? questions and receive feedback from others
tralia Program. Is your family For more information visit around the state and from the Incentives and Rec-
interested in hosting a student http://ca4h.org/exchange/aust ognition Advisory Committee. For more informa-
and sharing your life and culture ralia/index.asp. tion or to join the list, please visit:
with a Japanese teen age 12 to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ca4hrb/.
17? California is currently look- Deadline is January 3.
ing for families to host Japanese
Leader Recognition Program Sac. County 4-H Horse Symposium
Now in its 27th year, the National 4-H Wildlife and Fisheries Range View 4-H is once again hosting this spectacular event on
Volunteer Leader Recognition Program, co-sponsored by the Fish February 3- 4, at the Rancho Murieta Equine Complex (Northern
and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National 4-H Headquarters, California’s premier equestrian facility). You are cordially in-
annually honors and recognizes 4-H Volunteer Leaders who assist vited to attend this event and share in the knowledge. The Horse
4-H members in learning about wildlife and fisheries conservation Symposium is a great educational event for 4-H members, lead-
and management. The selected volunteer leaders receive na- ers, and parents alike. The Symposium feature some of the most
tional recognition, including an all expense paid trip to the North renowned clinicians in the horse industry. Additionally, this is a
American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference to be great opportunity for 4-H Horse Projects throughout California
held March 20-24 in Portland, Oregon. At a formal banquet and beyond to meet, network, and share stories and ideas while
and reception, attended by the nation's natural resources lead- learning from some of the best in the horse business. For more
ers, winners will be recognized with plaques and awards. To information please visit www.rangeview4h.com and click on the
nominate a volunteer leader, the nomination form must be com- 2007 Horse Symposium link. For a list of clinics contact the
pleted by the volunteer leader and signed off by the appropriate Shasta County 4-H office. State 4-H Equine Field Day is March
County Extension Staff and the State 4-H Program Leader. Only 17, at USC, Fresno.
one nomination per state is permitted. The application is avail-
able at http://www.ca4h.org/4hresource/updates/attach/ 2007 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest
20064-HWildlifeFisheriesVolunteerNom.doc. Nominations must
be received on or before January 8. Topic: Pollinator Conservation This contest is conducted by the
Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc., and pro-
vides monetary rewards for 4-H’ers. Essays are due February
16. For more information visit http://ca4h.org/4hresource/ir
or contact the 4-H office.
California Focus Session Proposals Needed for Winning County/State
Program State Leadership Conference Fair Photos Needed
The dates for the 2007 Califor- The 4-H State Ambassador team is recruiting edu- National 4-H Council needs winning
nia Focus Program are June 22- cational session proposals for the 2007 4-H State photos from state and county fairs
26. All registrations occur online Leadership Conference being held August 2-5, at 2002-2007 to create the 2009 4-H
through the county 4-H office. UC Davis. This year's theme "4-H Wants YOUth: Calendar. The winning photos will
Registration is open until Laughing, Learning, Living and Loving" conveys be on display at the National 4-H
January 29. For more informa- the multi-faceted aspect of 4-H programming. For Conference Center and also posted
tion, contact Pat English at more information visit on the National Council web site.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 530- http://ca4h.org/conference/slc/. Workshop pro- Photos not selected will be returned
754-8520. posals are due March 2 to the State 4-H office. by Aug. 2007. Winning photos no
sooner than December 10, 2007.
The deadline for submission is
Primary Rabbit Project Members Wanted March 1. For more information and
the criteria, please contact the 4-H
Modoc County is planning its First Annual Cal-Ore Primary Show in May 2007. Shasta
County Primary members and leaders enrolled in the rabbit project are invited to
attend. For more details, please contact Paula Henckel at 233-6403 or 233-2301.
State Fashion Review Applications Available for State
The Revue will be held May 26 at UC Davis as part of
State Field Day. It is open to one county winner, determined 2007-2008 4-H State Ambassador applications are now avail-
by each county, in each age division in each category (total able online. 4-H State Ambassadors are selected to represent
of 18 possible per county). Age divisions (as of 1/1/07) the California 4-H Youth Development Program, plan the State
are Junior (9-11), Intermediate (12-13), and Senior (14 Leadership Conference, and complete a service project. More
and up). Entry categories are Traditional, Recycled, Pur- information is available at http://ca4h.org/leader
chased, Embellished, Needle Arts and (new for 2007) ship/ambassador/. Applications are due March 31.
Handbag Challenge. In all categories, the outfit is modeled
by the member during judging and the fashion show. There
will also be educational workshops and activities. Each Applications Available for National
county sending entry’s must provide judges. Information 4-H Shooting Sports Teen Ambassador
from 2006 and a brief handout for 2007 are available at
http://ca4h.org/projresource/fashion/index.asp. Com- The 2007 National 4-H Shooting Sports Teen Ambassador appli-
plete information will be available in January. Contact Sue cation form is now posted on the National website at
Moore with questions or to volunteer at http://www.4-hshootingsports.org/. Look under "About" ..."Teen
email@example.com. Ambassadors". Applications are due February 1.
Intern with Cal Focus Intern at National 4-H Conf. Center
The state 4-H program is out this 5-day conference in The National 4-H Center in blies, and arranging logistics. In
seeking young adults who June. A newsletter notice is Chevy Chase, Maryland offers addition, PA’s are trained and
are interested in an intern available at internship opportunities for col- licensed as certified Washington
opportunity with the Califor- http://www.ca4h.org/4hreso lege-age adults. The Program D.C. Tour Guides.
nia 4-H Youth Development urce/updates/attach/2006D Assistant position provides some
Program. Each summer the istrictLeaderNewsletterarticle. professional development, lead- Applications are due January
California Focus Program doc. ership, and community experi- 27 and can be downloaded at
recruits and trains young A job description and the ence, as well as developing ef- http://www.4hcwf.org/program
adults for leadership roles at application are available on- fective team skills. The P.A.’s key assistant.aspx.
California Focus. Leaders, line at role is the implementation of the
with at least one year of col- http://ca4h.org/citizenship/f programs at the National 4-H
lege or one year of work ocus/index.asp. Conference Center - greeting
experience, join the leader- and orienting visiting groups,
ship team to plan and carry- Deadline is January 15. leading workshops and assem-
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 2 3 4 5 6
New Years Day
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Mid Year Review
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Valley Council BBQ Meeting IM Livestock
Meeting Judging Day
7-9 p.m. 8:30 a.m.
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
Valley Sheep IM New Leader
Leaders Meeting Orientation
IM Council Mtg.
28 29 30 31 This is your copy of Tips ‘n Topics issued by the
University of California Cooperative Extension of
Pat Weliver, 4-H Program Representative
December Dates 2006
Wed., December 20 - Valley Council Meeting 7-9 p.m.
Mon., December 25 - Office Closed - Merry Christmas
Tues., December 26 - Office Closed
Club: ______________________________ Grade:________________
Year in Project: ______________
Menu-(Circle Favorite Food Item):
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As you can see we have changed the format of our 4-H newsletter, Tips ‘N Topics. We would like to get some
feedback from you, our readers. Please go to our 4-H website at http://ceshasta.ucdavis.edu and fill out our
real short survey. You will find the survey under the “Tips ’N Topics” folder where you would find the current
and past issues. We appreciate your comments and thoughts.