The State 4-H Newsletter For Oregon 4-H Youth Development by t56Mhg


									              Oregon 4-H Newsletter ~ June 2012

June 2012

June 1: Registration for Summer Conference due
June 1: State Ambassador applications due
June 20: Oregon delegate leaves for Australia
June 27-30: Summer Conference at OSU
June 28-29: Recognition Committee meeting
June TBD: Oregon delegates leave for Mongolia

July 2012

July 2: Delegates from Finland arrive in Oregon
July 5-9: 4-H International Camp (High school students)
July 9: Delegates from Argentina arrive in Oregon
July 11: Oregon delegates leaves for Japan
July 14: State Livestock Judging Contest - Marion Co.
July 19: Oregon delegate to Australia returns to Oregon
July 21: Delegates from Japan arrive in Oregon
July 22: LEX/Labo delegates from Japan arrive in host counties
July 24: UTREK delegates from Japan arrive in host counties
July 30: Delegates from Finland leave Oregon
July TBD: Oregon delegates to Mongolia return to Oregon

August 2012
August 6-8: 4-H International Camp (Elementary school students)
August 7: Delegates from Argentina leave Oregon
August 9: Oregon delegates to Japan return to Oregon
August 11-15: 4-H International Camp (Middle school students)
August 15: Application Deadline for 4-H Foundation Grants
August 17-21: Horse State Fair
August 18: Delegates from Japan leave host counties
August 19: Delegates from Japan leave Oregon
August 24-Sept. 3: State Fair

      Wool tags are free---25 per bundle.
      Photo/art hangers are available for sale: $8.50/100.
      Oregon 4-H green/white plastic pins, shaped like Oregon with a clover are available for
       twenty cents each.
      4-H pencils and pocket folders are no longer available

Contact Sherri Sarver to place an order. The Oregon 4-H Foundation will invoice your county


4-H Members’ Horse Camp

Currently enrolled 4-H horse project members are invited to attend a 4 day horse camp at the
4-H Center, Salem, between June 20-23. Cost is $ 150. See attached flyer for more details.


National 4-H Curriculum Development webinar series
National 4-H Curriculum Working group will be hosting a series of webinars on Curriculum
Development. The next webinar will be “Curriculum - How To Build Scope and Sequence” and
will be held 6/28/12 10:30- 12:00 PST. You are encouraged to attend these webinars if you
have interest in developing State 4-H curricula.

~Helen Pease


2012 State and County 4-H Fair scholarship winners

Congratulations to the following individuals who were awarded a 4-H Fair scholarship:

$1,000 Oregon Fairs Foundation: Kayla Grass, Umatilla County
$1,000 Oregon Fairs Foundation: Andrea Hunter, Yamhill County
$1,000 State Parks and Rec: Matthew Ferguson, Washington County
$1,000 State Parks and Rec: Rebecca Tabor, Linn County
$500 State Parks and Rec: Gabrielle Gunderson, Josephine County
Scholarship winners were selected for their participation in fair leadership activities and their
level of involvement with exhibiting at fair.

~ Helen Pease


4-H National Youth Science Day: Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Get ready to take the 4-H Eco-Bot Challenge!
4-H National Headquarters and National 4-H Council are pleased to reveal the 2012 National
Science Experiment for 4-H National Youth Science Day. The 4-H Eco-Bot Challenge will
introduce youth to engineering concepts as they program a self-directed robot to clean up a
simulated environmental spill.

Participation in 4-H National Youth Science Day is meant to help spark an early passion for
science, engineering and math and to encourage young people to consider these paths of
study and future careers.

To visit the new 4-H NYSD website and download the 2012 Youth and Facilitator Guides as
well as other key resources, visit


Monthly Meet-Up

The next monthly meet up will be June 13th at 8:30 am. All 4-H staff are invited to submit
requests for topics at Call-in information for the
meeting will be sent shortly before the meeting.


Oregon Volunteers Learning and Traveling in 2013

The goal of the annual Western Region 4-H Leaders’ Forum 2013 is to provide learning
opportunities for adults and teens who serve 4-H youth in our communities. *Teen volunteers
are welcome. This is great opportunity to learn, share exciting ideas, be inspired, have fun,
enjoy traveling, and meet new 4-H friends. 4-H volunteers and staff are invited to attend. Adult
volunteers, teen volunteers, and staff are invited to submit a proposal to facilitate a workshop.
               Striving for Excellence: Kulia I Ka Nu’u
               Western Regional 4-H Leaders’ Forum
               March 21-24, 2013
               Honolulu, Hawaii at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

Attached is the presenter proposal form for those interested in presenting a workshop.
Proposals are due by May 15, 2012.

Please share this with your colleagues and also with as many adult and teen volunteers as

~Marilyn Lesmeister


YA4-H! at 4-H Summer Conference
During Summer Conference at OSU we will be highlighting the 2012-2013 YA4-H! program,
which will be a “Walk Around Oregon with YA4-H!” We will kick the year off at Summer
Conference with some friendly county competition to see which county walks the most while at
the conference. Everyone will get a t-shirt, pedometer and water bottle for participating, and we
will have a 5K fun run, 3K walk, and several other fun activities like Yoga and Zumba. I want to
invite ALL current YA4-H! members who will be attending Summer Conference to work with me
help with the activities. All YA4-Hers who help at summer conference will receive a special YA4-
H! promotional item. Please let me know if you want to be part of this group, and I will be in
touch with more details!

Helping with the YA4-H portion won’t impact your participation in anything else during the
conference! You can still attend all the classes you sign up for. You will just be helping with the
opening YA4-H! session at the general assembly on Wednesday afternoon, with the activities
on Thursday morning, and at the closing assembly on Saturday morning.

So, how about it? E-mail me at if you are game to help and we
will start planning!

YA4-H! at the Oregon State Fair
Friday, August 24th will be YA4-H! day at the Oregon State Fair in Salem. I would like to invite
YA4-H! teams to be part of the day. There are two ways to be involved: 1) Your team could sign
up for an hour during the day to plan and conduct an interactive health activity. How about those
Hula hoops? Health treasure hunts? Teaching something?; AND/OR you and your team can
help coordinate the “Walk Around Oregon with YA4-H!” that day at the fair. YA4-H! Team
members that commit to at least one hour of conducting an interactive activity will receive 1) day
passes to the fair for each team member; 2) money to purchase lunch; and UP to $50 (per
county) for mileage reimbursement. Let me know if you or your county team are interested so
we can plan the day together!

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