Ashtabula County 4-H Members and Volunteers Newsletter • Sept./Oct./Nov./Dec. 2011
OSU Extension Office • 39 Wall Street • Jefferson, Ohio 44047 • Phone: (440) 576-9008 • Fax: (440) 576-5821 • E-mail: email@example.com
4-H Insight Newsletter
Now that the fair has passed and a bit of
normality is setting in, I would like to take a
moment to thank you all for making me feel so
welcome in Ashtabula County! As you may
imagine, coming here from Connecticut with no
family or friends in the area has been a big
transition for my husband and I. However, I feel as though I have gained
a new branch to my 4-H family tree. I am very much looking forward to
Check out the OSU getting to know each of you over this next transition year and am
Extension– Ashtabula looking forward to working together to ―make the best better‖ here in
County Fan Page.
Inside this Issue Jenna C. Hoyt
OSU Update 1 4-H Extension Educator
Congratulations to all those that participated in the
Ohio State Fair!
Celebrate Advisors 3
Pig Roast 3 Rebekah Bradford - Clock Trophy, Basic Archery
Dylan Busch - Outstanding, Becoming Money Wise
Zoe Contenza - Outstanding, Junior Beekeeping
Breaking Records 4 Allison Crouch - Outstanding, Clothing
Camp & Other News 4 Abrianna Jones - Outstanding, Junior Self-Determined
Jenna March - Outstanding, Clothing
Fair News 5
Lynsey Randolph - Outstanding, Airedales to Zebras
State News 6 Josh Sommers - Outstanding, Rockets Away Bottle Rockets
3rd Annual 4-H Carnival
The evening will be filled with games, carnival food,
and information about project areas for 2012!
October 3, 2011 from 6-8pm
In the Expo Building at Ashtabula County
Bring anyone in or interested in 4-H!
Visit the Ashtabula County 4-H Website @ www.ashtabula.osu.edu
The Extension Office is STILL missing a Beef Monday 8a.m. -4:30p.m.
Skillathon Kit. If you or someone you know Tuesday 8a.m. -4:30p.m.
has taken it, please return it as soon as
Thursday 8a.m. -4:30p.m.
possible. If the kit is not returned, more Friday– By appointment
stringent steps will need to be taken in the Closed each day for lunch 12noon–
future when requesting the use of kits. 1p.m.
Hours may change periodically
Mark You Calendar! due to illness or absence.
September Do You Have
5 - Office Closed– Labor Day Everything?
6 - General Projects &Shooting Sports, 6:30 pm;
Saddle Horse, 7pm If you haven‘t received a certain
7 - 4-H Foundation, 7pm medallion or ribbon yet this year, please
8 - Dairy Committee., 7pm let us or your advisor know. Please call
before you stop in to see if we have your
12 - FCS, 7pm ribbon here or at the Fair office on the
14 - Junior Fair Board, 6:45; Senior Fair Board, 8pm fairgrounds! Also, don‘t forget to give
15 - Small Animal Committee, 6pm; MAC, 7:30pm your 4-Hers their service year pin. We
17 - 4-H Foundation Pig Roast, 5pm @ Expo Building have 1, 5 & 10 year pins at the Extension
26 - 4-H Committee, 6pm Office.
30 - Community & Honor Club Applications Due Don’t Forget to Say “Thank You”!
October If you were awarded a Junior Fair
2-8 - National 4-H Week medallion, please make sure that you
3 - 4-H Carnival, 6-8pm @ Expo Building take the time to send a Thank You to
4 - Saddle Horse, 7pm your sponsor. Remember that as a
5 - Meet & Greet with Jenna, 6-8pm non-profit organization, there would be
12 - Junior Fair Board, 6:45; Senior Fair Board, 8pm no awards without their generosity!
20 - Small Animal Committee, 6pm; MAC, 7:30pm
26 - 4-H Foundation, 7pm 4-H Honor Club,
Community Service Award,
November Secretary Books & Treasurer
7 - Saddle Horse, 7pm
9 - Junior Fair Board, 6:45; Senior Fair Board, 8pm Applications for the Honor Club &
10 - Dairy Committee, 7pm Community Service Awards are due
11 - Office Closed—Veteran‘s Day September 30th. The application forms
12 - Advisor‘s Banquet, 6:30pm @ Lenox Community Center can be picked up at the Extension of-
17 - MAC, 7:30pm fice, copied off of our website or one
24 & 25- Office Closed - Thanksgiving
can be sent to you. Remember to turn
28 - 4-H Committee, 6pm
in your Secretary and Treasurer Books
by September 30. Only page 13 or 6 of
December the Treasurer‘s book is needed.
3– Steer Tagging, 9am @ County Fairgrounds
26 & 27 - Office Closed—Christmas Clubs will receive a reward for each of
Celebrate our MAC Reverse Applications are now
available in the Extension
Office and online at
Join us Saturday, Come and join the MAC
nominating Ashtabula County
November 12th at Committee on Oct.15th for an Top 4-Her, 4-H Volunteer Hall
6:30 pm at the evening of fun. MAC clubs are of Fame and Outstanding
Lenox Community Center to asked to donate 2 desserts and 2 Advisor. All applications are
celebrate the hard work of all our items for the silent auction. For due by Sept. 23rd and
county advisors. Enjoy a great meal tickets call Chriss March @ recipients will be awarded at
and the annual slide show highlighting 440-275-6413. the Advisor Banquet.
events from 2011.
4-H Advisors get in for free and there
is a $10.00 fee per spouse and/or If your club received a Honor Club or Community Service
guest. Advisors, be watching the mail Banner at the 2011 Ashtabula County Fair, please be sure
for your personal invitation! to return the banner to the Extension Office so that they
can be used again next year. Thank you!
4-H Fashion Board
Needs You!! 2011
Come join us for an
exciting new year by
4-H Foundation Pig Roast
getting involved on the Fashion
Board. Applications are available Saturday, September 17, 2011
online or in the Extension Office and $10 Ticket Donation
are due by October 1st.
ADVANCE TICKET SALES ONLY!
The 4-H Foundation is still looking for dona-
tions from every club for the Live or Silent
Auction taking place at the Pig Roast. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., dinner served at 6:00 p.m. at the Expo
Center located on the Ashtabula County Fairgrounds
Remember that this is a
great way to help meet Come and enjoy a super meal and bid on some fantastic items
your club‘s community in our LIVE Auction and Silent Auction!
Clubs are asked to donate such items as res- All proceeds benefit the Ashtabula County 4-H Foundation
taurant/store gift certificates, potted flowers, which supports 4-H programming and scholarships.
quilts, sewing supplies or themed gift
baskets such as gardening, movie, picnic, You can help be a part of our success!
spa, cooking, back to school, etc. Please drop Tickets are available at the
off your donation to the Extension Office
OSU Extension Office by Sept. 15th. For more information call Joe Bodnar at
440-576-2465 / 440-645-3920.
Visit the Camp Whitewood Website @ http://4hcampwhitewood.osu.edu/
4-H Camp & Other News
Annual Open House Mark Your Calendars!
September 24, 2011 2012 Camp Whitewood
Horse-drawn hay rides, kids activities, boating and June 24– June 30
live music will create the perfect autumn family
outing! Become a Counselor!
Two seatings of an authentic Amish Wedding Dinner Did you enjoy camp this year? Are you
will be served at 12pm and 4pm. Adults $15 Children 15 or older and ready to be a Camp
$7 Ages 3 and under free Counselor? Look for the 2012
Counselor Application on the O.S.U.
RSVP to Camp by September 16, 2011 by calling Extension website in January.
If you have any 4-H activity photos
please call the office at (440) 576- Are you looking for a club community service or maybe just
9008, drop off the photos or send one for your family? Why not help out at 4-H Camp White-
them by e-mail to: wood? Call Brandon or Eliza at camp to set up community
firstname.lastname@example.org service dates. The phone number is 1-800-976-CAMP
Interested in learning Western Style MAC Steer Tagging
Square Dancing? Get to know a bit more about Dec. 3, 2011
Lessons will begin Jenna! 9 - Noon at the Fairgrounds
Wed., Sept. 28 at October 5th
Cork Elementary Stop by the Extension Office
School on State between 6-8pm for light
Route 534 from refreshments and conversation.
You can also see a demonstration at Educational Point System
Congratulations to all those that sold
11am Saturday of Geneva‘s Grape at the 2011 MAC Sale! This year
Advisors and Volunteers–
Jamboree. For more information call 14 price records were broken, 314
The 4-H Committee has voted
Mack at (440) 466-6848 or Lydia at projects were sold, and 211 buyers
to remove the points require-
(440) 352-8933. participated bringing in more than
ment for this year.
Do you have a young child between the ages of 5 and 8 interested in being in
4-H or are you interested in working with young children and becoming a
Cloverbud Advisor? If so, please call the Extension office for more
information and visit http://cloverbudconnections.osu.edu .
We have exciting new curriculum available to help new and existing advisors!
Congratulations to the 2011-2012 Royal Court!
Congratulations to the 2011-2012 Dairy
King : Cody Fetters is the son of Brad and Princess, Jennifer Hall of Jefferson. She
Jodie Fetters of Jefferson. He attends was selected as the dairy princess after
Jefferson High School where he is a senior an interview , speech presentation and
and is a member of Kids and Cows 4-H vote of dairy producers at the 2011
Club and Junior Fairboard.
Queen : Courtney Fox is Banquet in
the daughter of Mary March,
Jane Cole and Mike Fox of Conneaut. She 2011. Jennifer
recently graduated from Conneaut High is the daughter
School and is attending Findlay University
this fall. She is a member of Denmark
of Sonny and
Pioneers and Silver Stir-ups 4-H Clubs, and Carrie Hall of
Junior Fairboard. She is also the 2011 MAC Jefferson. She
Performance of Excellence Winner. is currently a
Prince : Josh Butler is the son of Jim &
Seanna Butler, of Jefferson. He attends
School and a
Jefferson Jr. High member of the
School and is a member Hoppin‘ Hoofers 4-H Club.
of Denmark Pioneers
Princess : Alesia Lambert is the daughter of
Tony and Traci Lambert, of Jefferson. She
attends Jefferson High School and is a
member of Denmark Pioneers 4-H Club.
Want to be updated on the most current rules for 2011
Check back for updated project area guidelines in Congratulations to all those that
January on our website at http://ashtabula.osu.edu/
participated in the 2011
Ashtabula County Junior Fair!
Visit the State 4-H website @ http://www.ohio4h.org/
State 4-H News
Save the Date . . . North Central Region 4-H Science Academy
The University of Missouri will be hosting a North Central Region 4-H Science Academy on Feb 8-10, 2012
at the Hilton Frontenac in St Louis. 4-H faculty, staff, volunteers, and partners from states across the North
Central region are invited to attend. The Academy will provide training to design, implement, evaluate and
sustain local 4-H science programs.‖ Small travel grants will be available to help defray travel costs and en-
courage participation. More to follow as plans progress.
Knot Tying Event
The International Guild of Knot Tyers along with the IGKT-North American Branch and the IGKT-NAB
Knot in the Middle Chapter announce a Joint 2011 Half Yearly Guild Meeting October 7-9, 2011, Embassy
Suites Indianapolis–North, 3912 Vincennes Road, Indianapolis. This meeting has never been this close to
Columbus before, so it‘s an unusual opportunity for a free public display of knot work never before seen in the
Indianapolis area. For IGKT meeting details go to www.igktnab.org or contact Rusty Helms at
Rusty@HelmsCPA.com. If you have questions about how this relates to 4-H and the rope project, contact
Glenn Dickey at email@example.com.
Do You Know a 4-H Member Who’s Interested in Bugs?
Here‘s an opportunity for a 4-H member in grades 7-12 interested in bugs (specifically beetles) to receive
recognition and support from the Coleopterists Society. If you know an Ohio 4-H member who might be will-
ing to write an idea starter about the study of beetles, please share the application for a Youth Incentive
Award. For award information and an application visit http://www.ohio4h.org/staff/documents/
Jane Wright would be glad to serve as an advisor on the project and also to recruit an OSU entomologist with
the appropriate expertise. Writing the idea starter could be a 2012 self-determined project in the area of natural
resources. Application deadline is November 1, 2011. For more information, please contact Jane Wright at
614.292.0909 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (Writing an idea starter is what Jane would like to see. The
award is open to all kinds of projects about beetles.)
Ohio 4-H International Programs
Your World Starts Here!
Invite the World Into Your Home! Travel the Globe!
For more information on volunteering, hosting a visitor, from or traveling to Australia, Cost Rica,
Resource Website for
volunteer.html. You can watch
videos, download educational and
learn links to 4-H
Western Reserve EERA
4-H Volunteer & Youth
Join 4-H volunteers & youth from across NE
Ohio to ‗make the best better‘!
October 18, 2011 6:00 ‗til 9:00 pm
Kent State University, Trumbull Campus
4314 Mahoning Ave. NW; Champion 44483
Volunteers and 4-H youth are invited to this multi-county
educational opportunity. Participants will be able to attend
2 workshops or complete their new advisors orientation re-
quirement. Workshop topics scheduled: Animal Science ac-
tivities in club setting, club development basics, recognition
of members, character education, college 101/career prep,
Register for this no-fee event by completing the registration form and sub-
mitting it to the OSU Extension Trumbull County Office 4-H at 330-638-
6783 by October 10, 2011. Forms are available at http://ashtabula.osu.edu.
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