Bayside 4-H Club News
A Newsletter For Bayside 4-H of Fremont, Newark and Union City, CA
Slogan For The Year
4-H 4-Fun 4-Everyone 4-Ever
Remember! Please bring 1 or more gifts for our adopted families.
See page 4 for our most updated list of already purchased gifts.
Also, please bring something for the food basket or a grocery gift
certificate for our 2 families. Thank you and Happy Holidays!
This Newsletter Tonight’s Agenda
Happy Birthday Page 2 December 8, 2008
Kids Korner Page 2
Articles By Ariele Silvas, Christine Call to Order
Larisch, Erin Larisch, Kalina Flag Salute/4-H Pledge
Montgomery & Zachary Montgomery Minutes
Are You Smarter Than A 4-Her? Page 3 Treasurer’s Report
Adopt-A-Family Information Page 4 Committee Reports
General Information Page 5 Caroling
November Meeting Minutes Page 6 LOV Food Serving
Upcoming Activities Alameda County Fair
State Record Book
Date/Time Activity Presentation Registration
Dec. 5-7 State Record Book Judging Birthdays
*** No other meetings in December *** Anyone In December
Jan 16-19 Snow Camp Announcements
Jan 20, 7pm Citizenship Mtg, Farm Bureau Snow Camp
Jan 23-25 Cal Conference, Walker Crk Rnch Presentation day-Jan. 21
Jan 27-7:30pm Leader Council Mtg, Farm Bureau Alameda County 4H camp –August 2-8
Jan 28-7pm Camp Academy, Farm Bureau Skit Night- Late March
Jan 31 Presentation Day, TBD Program
Cookie & Gift Card Exchange
Christmas Card Making
Community Club Meetings
Maloney School, 38700 Logan Drive, Fremont
Tonight: Monday, Dec 8, 2008 Next Month: Monday, Jan 12, 2008
Theme: Winter Wonderland Theme: Picture Perfect Pets
Activity: Cookie & Gift Exchange Activity: Guest Speaker & Games
Community Service: Canned Food, LOVE Newark Community Service: Blanket and Toys
Food Serving, Card Signing
December, 2008 - Page 1
KI D S By Ariele Silvas
The Bayside 4-H Skit project has been doing very
well. We have came up with a very creative plot,
O and we are all having fun.
Though, we do need some recruits. We having 4-
R James Michael-
Her and alien parts that need to be filled in with
more people. The 4-Hers tend to have more lines
than the aliens, but every part that we have in the
N Sandness - 17
Theresa Kim - 13
skit are just as vital to us. We would like to have
new members to help us out and to enjoy the skit
along with us.
E Krish Masand - 12 If you have an interest to help us in the sit, you can
contact me at email@example.com. Remember, the
R more, the merrier!!!!
Banana Slugs Galore
by Christine Larisch
Primaries I am in the hiking group and we recently went on a 5 mile
by Erin Larisch hike in the Portola redwoods. What could be more peace-
ful than a hike in the redwoods? A hike in the redwoods
I really like 4H Primaries because we do really fun while setting a record for banana slugs seen on one trail!
projects. We do sewing, painting, drawing, and all those The hiking group counted all the banana slugs we saw.
other things. There are really nice kids there. I really When the hike was half way done we already had about
love 4H Primaries! 56 banana slugs! We found them in most areas with shade.
By the end we saw 101 banana slugs. Oh, I forgot to tell
you we called them all Bob except with numbers - Bob 1,
Bob 2... So say hi to all the Bobs at the redwoods.
by Zachary Montgomery
My Outdoor Adventure
On November 16th my bicycle club and I had an amaz- by Kalina Montgomery
ing experience. My dad, the leader of this group, took
us all on our bikes to Starbucks. It was kind of scary On November 15th I had an outdoor adventure to Portola
because when I looked back I would see a car coming State Park with my hiking group. We arrived and started
very fast towards me but I remembered the rules of the out to brave the wilderness. I had two water bottles, a
road, and I would keep to the right. camera, a notebook, a backpack, and my lunch. The red-
woods were majestic and beautiful especially with the sun
My dad made us take “the scenic route” and it took us rays blazing through the leaves. The trail was woven like
40 minutes to get to a Starbucks that was 10 a blanket through the hills: in some places going up, some
minutes away. We did discover an old road places going down and some places remaining flat but
that was meant to be paved but the workers curving around like waves on the seashore. On the way
never got to it. Nothing was on this piece of we saw 101 “Bobs” also known as banana slugs. We also
land. Actually it was part of a major road in saw two “Freds” also known as newts. This was a record
Newark , Cedar Blvd. We never knew this existed. number of newts and banana slugs on a hike. In the future
Ha! What a waste of land! When we arrived back at I hope more 4-H members are able to come out to the
my house, everybody was complaining that their “be- wilderness to enjoy the magic and beauty of our nearby
hinds” were sore. All I had to say was “This precious forests.
bicycle club rocks!”
December, 2008 - Page 2
Are You Smarter Than
7. What substance makes plants green?
These questions were taken from a game show
held at the Pitt County, North Carolina Agricul-
tural Center last May. Answers are at the
bottom of page 5.
8. What fruits are known for providing Vitamin
1. To find your maximum heart rate, subtract
a . citrus fruits
_____ from 220.
a . Your resting heart rate
c . melons
b. Your cholesterol
d. dried fruit
c . Your age
d. Your shoe size
9. How many county commissioners does Pitt
2. In which of these places is it acceptable to
a . 12
have your phone or beeper turned on?
a . movie theater
b. grocery store
c . wedding ceremony
d. job interview
10. What unit of measure do you use to tell how
tall a horse is?
3. Entomology is the study of what?
a . Hands
a . birds
c . Inches
c . insects
4. What skills does 4-H teach youth?
a . citizenship
c . service to others
d. All of the above
5. In computer terms what does CPU stand
a . computer panel utilities
b. central processing unit
c . computer personnel united
d. central programming unity
6. What is the population of Greenville (accord
ing to the City of Greenville website)?
a . 94,265
b. 72, 233
c . 89,361
December, 2008 - Page 3
Adopt A Family
The Rojas’ and The Books
Thank you for your loving & generous gifts! Please
bring wrapped gifts with name tags to the meeting.
The Rojas Family The Books Family
Pat and Reyes Rojas are a low income family who have 3
kids. This is the first time they are asking for help during Jessie Books is a single dad with 4 kids. He said nothing for
the holidays. himself. Although he did mention warm blankets for the family.
Gifts cards are another option for Dad.
Pat wears a 7 short in pants and a medium top.
- Pratts: Pants and a top Gift cards for Dad
- Briers: $20 Target gift
Reyes wears a large shirt and 38/30 pants. - Nikzats: $20 Wal-Mart gift card
- Olson: Gift cards - Olson: Probably gift cards
Ernesto is 8 years old. He wears a size 10. Jamen is 14 years old. He wears 32/32 pants and XL shirts.
He would like matchbox cars and toys. (gift cards?)
- Colglazier: Shirt (Long sleeve) - Strouses: Gift certificate to Zumez (Zumees?) at Newpark
- Steeles: Cars - Gilliams: 2 long sleeve t-shirts (1 black, 1 gray)
- Olson: Hot wheel cars - Olson: Sideout coat, “Sideout” t-shirt, Sweatshirt, Jeans
Marlenne is 5 years old. She wears a size 7. Evie is 11 years old. She wears a 7/8 in juniors and medium
She loves Hanna Montana. tops. She asked for warm things, -PJs (like the ones with
- Zhao- Clothes flannel or fleece bottoms). She likes movies.
- Silvas-winter set; sweater, mittens and hat - Gilliams: 2 pairs of fuzzy slipper socks
- Montgomerys: Hannah Montana shirt and a H.M. gift - Pratts: PJs and a movie
- Devika Sagar: Top
Elizabeth is 3. She wears a size 4. - Olson: Jacket w/hood, jeans, zip up hoodie with tank
She likes to play with dolls. top. Jewelry?
- Colglazier- Outfit
- Larishes- Doll and some doll items Jessie is 6 years old. He wears a 7/8. He said he wants to go
- Olson: Doll to Toys R Us! He likes action figures and wrestlers.
- Tashjians: Action figure
Family Gifts - Gilliams: Transformer
- Larishes: Board game for all the kids. - Olson: Hulk sweatsuit, t-shirt & jeans, Sideout jacket
- Olson: Stuffed dolls/animals
- Bayside 4H: $50 gift card ** Colline is 1 year old. She wears 18 month size and size 4 or 5
diapers. She is almost due for a car seat. Dad says she needs a
Food Basket: warm coat and baby items such as lotions and powders etc.
- Pratts: Safeway gift card - Briers: Box of diapers and baby wipes
- Strouses: Bag of food - Gilliams: Extra warm jacket/rainproof
- Larisches: Canned veggies, pasta, and a jar of sauce - Steele: Clothes
- Olson: 2 - 2 PC jacket/pant sets, 3 coord shirts, stuff toy
- Tashjian: blanket
- Bayside 4H: $50 gift card **
- Pratts: Safeway gift card
** Per approved motion made at - Strouses: Bag of food
November Bayside 4H meeting. - Larisches: Canned veggies, pasta, and a jar of sauce
See Minutes page 6. - Lucky’s: Lucky gift card December, 2008 - Page 4
Child Safety Online Training
Child abuse and neglect are important concerns in the
California 4-H Youth Development Program. This on-
line course will show you key indicators for identifying
child abuse, outline and clarify the law, and lead you
through interactive exercises of real life situations.
This course does not qualify you as a volunteer leader.
In any case of suspected child abuse, please notify
your local County Extension Office and 4-H staff
Cooking Community Service Project
and Card Signing
by Elaine Vallecillo-Miller, Project Leader
For this year the Cooking project 4 H members are par-
ticipating in the Marine Recruit Angel project whereby
we will be sending cards or letters to Angelina Miller’s
fellow female recruit in Platoon 4005. There are 65 mem-
bers in her platoon. For those who do not know my daugh-
ter, Angelina was one of the four camp directors this CLUB OFFICERS
past summer. She started her Marine basic training on President
November 17th for 13 weeks at Parris Island, South Ashley Steele
Carolina. Every recruit counts on letters or cards from Vice President
home - knowing that there is someone out there who is Paige Scheving
thinking of them during their daily challenges. Recording Secretary
During the December meeting, the first set of 65 cards Treasurer:
will be laid out so that all 4 H members can sign these
cards. If anyone would like to be a pen pal, contact Elaine Ariele Silvas
Bayside Calendar Sahil Sagar
Julie is working on the Calender for Dec, Jan & Feb. Song & Recreation Leaders
If you know your dates for your projects, please send Ashley Steele
them to Julie ASAP so she can get them on it.
Sergeant at Arms
Community Club Leader
Julie Colglazier (490-6655)
Rhya Gilliam (742-3290)
December, 2008 - Page 5
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Bayside 4-H Meeting
Call to Order: The Bayside 4-H meeting was called to order at 7:16 P.M.
Flag Salute and 4-H Pledge: Christine L. led the Flag Salute and Sahil Sagar led the 4-H pledge.
Minutes: Christine Larisch made a motion to accept the minutes as printed in the newsletter, and Kayla Colgla-
zier 2nd the motion.
SKATE NIGHT: Ariel Silvas and Harley Pratt talked about Skate Night in San Ramon.
GARDENING FIELD DAY: Ariel Silvas and Harley Pratt talked about what they did and that they liked it.
HAUNTED TRAIN: Devin Strouse, Zack Montgomery, and Kalina Montgomery talked about the haunted train.
ADOPT-A-FAMILY: Catherine Scheving, talked about the progress of the Adopt a families and how to eliminate
A Motion was made by Kayla Colglazier to donate a $50 gift card to each of the families. Zach Montgomery 2nd
the motion. No Discussion
Birthdays: Month of November
BUDGET VOTING: Harley Pratt motioned for the budget to be accepted as printed, and Kyle McMann 2nd. No
L.O.V. FOOD SERVING: Ashley Steele discussed the food serving organization.
COOKIES/GIFT CARDS: Paige Scheving talked about the gift and cookie exchange for December.
CAL CONFERENCE: Julie Colglazier talked about who qualifies for the CAL Conference and some of the
benefits for attending. Applications need to be in by Nov.20.
Canned Food Drive and Pine Cone Feeders,
Adjournment: The Bayside 4-H meeting was motioned by Ashley Steele to be adjourned at 7:47 P.M
December, 2008 - Page 6