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Important Changes!!! Office Announcements Important Record Book Info Leadership & Community Service News Teen Council Citizenship Lock-In Kids On The Block Community Service Writeups Wanted All Star News Animal Sciences News Upcoming Dates State Dairy Judging Results Rabbit Judging MD Horse Conference MD Horsemen’s Party TRP News Human Sciences News Fashion Fun Fest News State Fair Fashion Revue Results County, State, & National News New 4-Her Orientation Clover Halloween Party Fair Updates Fundraising Updates MD 4-H Teen & Adult Volunteer Forum MCE Training Leadership Council Important Info for Leaders Food Permits Law Latest News Congrats & Kudos Visit Us On The Web Monthly Observances 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6

October 2006

YEARLY ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERS MEETING The date for the Fall Leadership Council Meeting and the Yearly Organizational Leaders Meeting was mistyped in the September Tribune. The correct date of the meeting is Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at 7 pm at the Extension Office. Please make note of the correct date. Also, please remember that each club is required to send a representative to this meeting to pick up the packets. There are several important changes and dates that we will be highlighting at this meeting so we would like to see everyone there. 5K FUNDRAISER REGISTRATION FEE CHANGES The registration fee for those wishing to participate in the Fun Run Mile has been changed to $10. Those wishing to participate in the 5K race still have the $20 registration fee. DEADLINE FOR NOVEMBER TRIBUNE All items for the November Tribune must be received by the Extension Office no later than October 10th, 2006. Don’t forget – you may call the office or email your news and notes to Leeann at LBoyce@umd.edu. Clearly typed items can also be faxed to us at 410-876-0132. OFFICE CLOSINGS The Carroll County Extension Office will be closed on Monday, October 9 for Columbus Day. RECORD BOOK INFORMATION There have been some important changes to the Record Book process, especially in regards to Senior Portfolios. Please be sure to see the gold attachment at the end of last month’s issue of The Tribune to get the most accurate and up to date information regarding these changes.

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LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY SERVICE NEWS
CARROLL COUNTY TEEN COUNCIL Are you looking to have fun, help others, and try new challenges in a club with teens your age? Then come to the next Carroll County 4-H Teen Council meeting on Sunday, October 15 at 4 pm in the Carroll County Extension Office. Please note the meeting day change. We welcome all teens ages 13-18, and we hope to see you at our next meeting. CITIZENSHIP LOCK-IN The Annual Citizenship Lock In, sponsored by the 4-H Teen Council, will be held on October 27th& 28th at the Carroll County Extension Office. There will be food, fun, workshops and speakers for youth ages 8-18. A registration is attached in this issue of The Tribune! AMBASSADOR TEAM MEETINGS Attention 2006 Ambassadors and Junior Ambassadors!!! Meetings have been scheduled for the fall. Postcards may be coming in the mail closer to each of the dates but please mark your calendars now! All meetings will be at 7 pm at the Extension Office. October 11th – Ambassadors and Junior Ambassadors November 8th – Ambassadors Please contact Leeann at LBoyce@umd.edu or 410-3862760 if you cannot attend! KIDS ON THE BLOCK Do you like to act? Was your favorite childhood toy a puppet? Do you like to make an impact on the lives of younger children? Then we want YOU for the Kids On The Block program for the 2005-2006 school year. Kids On The Block is a disability awareness and educational program using puppets. The puppeteers perform programs for second and fourth grade children during the winter and spring. We are looking for interested teens ages 14-18 to become puppeteers. Past and new puppeteers are welcome. Experience in drama, public speaking, and puppetry is a plus but not a requirement. If you are interested in joining the Kids On The Block Troupe, please contact the Extension Office by October 12th. An orientation meeting will be scheduled for sometime in November. Keep an eye on the Tribune for more information! COMMUNITY SERVICE Citizenship and community service are an important part of the 4-H program. We pledge our “hands to larger service” and we hope that you continue to participate in community service projects to make the pledge a reality. There are many community service opportunities available throughout the year on the local, state, and national levels and if you and/or your club are looking for a project, you can find out more information by searching the internet, reading the newspaper, or call the Extension Office and we can provide you with some ideas. Just as a reminder, if you are participating in service projects, please report your activities to the Extension Office. We would love to know about the great community service everyone is doing! Please contact the Extension Office if you are in need of additional evaluation forms. COMMUNITY SERVICE WRITE-UPS If your club has participated in a community service project, we invite you to submit a short report to be included in The Tribune. It is important to recognize the good deeds done by others and we hope that club leaders, reporters, or secretaries take the time to provide us with a write-up.

4-H ALL-STAR NEWS Meetings have been set for the Carroll County All-Stars. They will be held at the Extension Office at 7:30 pm on January 2, 2007 and March 6, 2007. Please mark your calendars now!

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ANIMAL SCIENCES NEWS
RABBIT JUDGING Rabbit Judging practices will be held October 11 & 18, November 8 & 15, and December 13. All meetings/practices are at 7:00 pm at the Extension Office. For more information please contact the Extension Office at 410-386-2760 or Sherry Wade at 410- 549-6425. 2ND ANNUAL MARYLAND HORSE CONFERENCE University of Maryland will be holding the 2nd Annual Maryland Horse Conference on Saturday, November 18, 2006. The event will be held from 8:00am to 3:30pm at Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD Campus. Throughout the day various seminars on equine related topics will be presented by leading experts in the equine field. The seminar topics will include: New and Innovative Fencing and Facility Options, Weed Control, Small Acreage Management, Identifying Toxic Plants, Making Money in the Horse Industry, Equine Insurance, Farm Security, Disaster Preparedness, Equine Obesity, Managing Pasture and Hay to Reduce the Risk of Laminitis, Supplements, and Advanced Health Care. The registration cost is $30 for adults and $20 for youth if you register by November 4, 2006. All attendees will receive a conference proceedings, morning refreshments, and lunch. For more information visit our website at www.equinestudies.umd.edu. Or contact Kristen Wilson at kswilson@umd.edu or 301-4051392. UPCOMING DATES FOR ANIMAL SCIENCE PROJECTS! 10/8/06 – Maryland Horsemen’s Party 11/18/06 – Univ. of MD Horse Conference Look for more updates to this information and additional dates to remember in the coming newsletters!! 2006 STATE FAIR DAIRY JUDGING RESULTS Jr. Team consisted of Ben Arbaugh, Joseph Coshun, Courtney Hoff, and Dusty Kahler. The alternates were Annie Dell, Jamie Arbaugh, and Katie Grace Weant. The team was 1st in Ayrshires and Holsteins, and 4th in Brown Swiss, Guernseys, and Jerseys. They were 3rd in reasons and 4th overall. Int. Team consisted of Elizabeth Davis, Eric Hess, Brandon Kahler, and Collins Lethbridge. The alternates were Ashley Hevner, Brianne Hevner, and Kristine Lease. The team was 1st in Ayrshires and Brown Swiss, 2nd in Holsteins and Jerseys, and 3rd in Guernseys. Collins Lethbridge placed 1st in Ayrshires and reasons. The team won reasons and was 2nd overall. Sr. Team consisted of Sarah Davis, Derek Lease, Brittany Lethbridge, and Austin Schwartzbeck. The alternate was Emily Benedict. The team placed 1st in Ayrshires, 2nd in Brown Swiss and Jerseys, 3rd in Guernseys, and 4th in Holsteins. The team was 3rd in reasons and 2nd overall. Congratulations on a successful judging season! HORSEMEN’S PARTY The 20th Annual Maryland Horsemen's Party will be held on October 8, 2006 from 2 to 6 pm at Boulevard and Beyond in Westminster, MD. This year's Bull Roast will feature great food, live entertainment, children's activities and a silent auction. Recipients of the Maryland 4-H Foundation's Youth Development Award and Maryland 4-H Horse Program Volunteer of the Year Award will be recognized. Tickets are available for $30 per person ($20 for youth 12 and under) with proceeds benefiting the Sallie Robertson Memorial 4-H Endowment Fund. For more information or to order tickets, call Janie Dell at 410-386-2760 or email jdell@umd.edu. TRP NEEDS VOLUNTEERS If you are a 4-Her, 13 years or older, and you enjoy working with fabulous people and big furry animals, then you'd make a great 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program volunteer! Dress for the weather, whatever it may be, and come on out to lend a hand. Volunteers, especially youth and adults with horse skills, are needed to support the riders and to lead the horses. Please email Peggie at peggier@att.net to register. It is great exercise, with great people, and big furry warm horses! What could be better? Call to register, bring a friend, bring your folks! We have volunteers from 12 thru 81. Come join the fun!

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HUMAN SCIENCES NEWS
DO YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR FASHION? The Fashion Fun Fest program is now accepting applications for Assistant Youth Chair. If you enjoy fashion, sewing, and/or shopping you might be interested in applying for this position. The Assistant Youth Chair is responsible for attending planning meetings, as well as serving as Chair of Fashion Fun Fest Weekend and Mini Fashion Fun Fest at County Fair. If you have any questions or think you would be interested in this exciting opportunity, please contact the office. Deadline for receiving applications is November 10. STATE FASHION REVUE RESULTS Breanne Lippy - Carroll County 13 year old Jamie Lippy - Constructed Business Professional Laurie Anne Lambertson - Constructed Formal Megan Ruby - Constructed Formal Esther Schott - Constructed Separates Clare Yeager - Constructed Costumes Jennifer Hill - Ready-to-Wear Formal Clare Yeager received Best Accessorized-Constructed and Champion Costume. Esther Schott received Champion Separates-Constructed and Overall Grand Champion Constructed garment. A special fashion presentation of redesigned wedding gowns also occurred at the Maryland State Fashion Revue Program. Participating in this noncompetitive show were Jennifer Hill, Clare Yeager, Addie Tomlinson and Brittany Hill. Congratulations to all participants!

COUNTY, STATE, AND NATIONAL NEWS
NEW 4-HER ORIENTATION The Ambassador Team would like to welcome all new 4-H members and their families to a New 4-Her Orientation on Monday, November 13, 2006 at 7 pm at the Extension Office. For more information please see the attached flyer or call Leeann at the Extension Office at 410-3862760 or via email at LBoyce@umd.edu CLOVER HALLOWEEN PARTY The Teen Council will be hosting a Halloween party for Clover members at the Extension Office on October 27th from 7 pm – 8:30 pm. There will be refreshments, games, and a costume parade. Costumes are encouraged but not mandatory! A flyer with more information can be found in last month’s Tribune. Please call the office and RSVP so we can plan for the appropriate number!

FAIR UPDATES
LOST AND FOUND A pair of red livestock clippers and a hair dryer style blower were lost at the Fair. If you have mistakenly put these items in your tack box, please call or drop them off at the Extension Office. FAIR PHOTOS Fair Photos have been delivered to the office. Please stop by from 8 am – 4:30 pm M – F to look at the proofs and place your order. Orders placed after the October 16 deadline will be charged an additional processing fee. FAIR BASKET BINGO The Carroll County Fair Board will be sponsoring a Basket Bingo on Saturday, November 25, 2006. Doors open at 5:30 pm and bingo starts at 7:00 pm. For more information call Becky Stem at 410-871-2788 or via email at BStem24@starpower.net COUNTY FAIR PREMIUM CHECKS You should have received your county fair premium check. Remember that the check is void 60 days after issue date of 8/25/06 and will not be reissued. Don’t delay in cashing your check. Any corrections that need to be made will be done in October.

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FUNDRAISING UPDATE The FUNraising Committee will continue to meet on a regular basis during the 2006-2007 year to evaluate our progress and plan new events. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, November 15 at 7:00 pm at the Extension Office. We invite ANYONE who is interested to join us at our next meeting. You may come for one meeting to share ideas, or join us as a member of the committee. Our meetings are fairly brief and a lot of fun – so please consider joining us! For more information, call the Extension Office at 410386-2760 or email Leeann at LBoyce@umd.edu. PIZZA HUT NIGHTS PLANNED!!! We will be continuing to hold Fundraiser Nights at Pizza Hut locations throughout Carroll County. The next will be held on Monday, November 13, 2006 at the Eldersburg Pizza Hut Bistro. A flyer with the coupon for that event will be available online and is in this month’s issue of The Tribune. All Pizza Hut events run from 5 – 9 pm. Eat in, carry out, or call for delivery (if available) – present the cashier with a 4-H coupon and 20% of your bill will go to the 4H program. Tell your family and friends and make sure they get a copy of the coupon! Hope to see you there!!!

MARYLAND 4-H TEEN & ADULT VOLUNTEER FORUM Information is available for the 2006 Forum to be held Nov. 17-19 in Ocean City. Great workshops will be available and there will be a Youth-Adult Partnership track as well. Registration packets are included in this issue of The Tribune but you can always check out www.maryland4h.org for continuing updates. Mark the dates on your calendar…it will be a fun and informative time for all!!! MCE TRAINING There will be another session of MCE Volunteer Policy Training on Thursday, October 19 (Part 1) and Thursday, October 26 (Part 2) at 7:00 pm at the Extension Office. If you are interested in attending this training, you must contact Leeann at the Extension Office at 410-386-2760 so that materials can be prepared in advance. LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEETING There will be a Leadership Council Meeting Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at 7pm in the Extension Office. You DO NOT need to be a 4-H club leader. Any MCE Volunteer is welcome to attend any of the Leadership Council meetings. This is your opportunity to have input and be proactive in the development of the Carroll County 4-H Youth Development Program. IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR CLUB LEADERS Club reports, Affirmative Action reports, and any other supplemental materials for your club need to be submitted in the early Fall. If you have any questions regarding this paperwork, feel free to call the Extension Office at 410-386-2760. FOOD PERMITS LAW IMPOSED OCTOBER 1, 2005 On October 1, 2005, new state legislation was enacted requiring a one-day permit for events open to the public where food items are served. A separate permit is required for each station or table where edibles are dispensed, even pre-wrapped candy items. There is no cost if the group is non-profit and the people dispensing the food are members of the non-profit group. Food items, including beverages and ice, must be obtained from approved sources. Home preparation and/or storage of food is not allowed. No food can be stored on the ground. If you would like more information on how this law pertains to your club’s activities and fundraisers, or how to obtain these permits, call the Extension Office at 410-386-2760. LATEST NEWS The Carroll County 4-H Website is the place to go for the latest news and information. We get lots of information after the deadline for The Tribune and in order to make sure that you have the most up to date information, we will post it on our website. Be sure to check out the “Latest News” Section of the site to get up to date information. Go to http://extension.umd.edu/local/Carroll/4-H/ and click on the “Latest News” link in the “Current Events” section!!!

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CONGRATULATIONS AND KUDOS Brian Rasche and Kevin Ridinger will be traveling to the National 4-H Engineering Event in West Lafayette, Indiana from September 24 to 26. Brian was the senior champion at the Maryland State Fair for the tractor operator contest. Kevin competed in the small engines event and was also the senior champion. In addition to compteting in the tractor and small engine events, they will be attending educational tours and workshops and also be participating in the national engineering bowl. VISIT US ON THE WEB http://extension.umd.edu/local/Ca rroll/4-H - The Carroll County 4H web page – did you know you can read The Tribune online? Download useful forms? Get information about record books, Diamond Clover, and more? You can!!! Tell us what else you would like to see on our web pages and we will see what we can do . http://www.maryland4h.org – The Maryland 4-H Youth Development Program website. News and information from all over the state, as well as downloadable forms and more!

MONTHLY OBSERVANCES Every month of the year has some “holiday” attached to it. While not all of these days give us vacation time or days off of school, there are some very important things that happen throughout the month that we should take some time and look closer at. This year, in each issue of The Tribune, we will point out special “observances” for each month and give you suggestions of things that you can do with your friends and family for that month. Did you know that October is Children’s Health Month? It is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, National Book Month, National Popcorn Poppin’ Month, National Pajama Month, National Crime Prevention Month, National Spina Bifida Awareness Month, and National Down Syndrome Month (source: http://www.brownielocks.com/october.html) . There are many things to celebrate each month, but in October, many of those things have to do with our health and safety. The Environmental Protection Agency has a wonderful website that gives suggestions of how to pay closer attention to children’s health and safety at home and at school. Visit http://yosemite.epa.gov/ochp/ochpweb.nsf/content/homepage.htm to learn more about how youth and adults can make their homes and schools safer for all. Why not pop some popcorn and browse this website! If you are interested in finding out more about spina bifida or down syndrome, why not volunteer to be a puppeteer for the Kids On The Block Troupe? You can learn about these disorders and help other youth to learn more about these and other topics. Or, you can hold a family pajama party and curl up with a good book that you can read aloud. Whether it is reading a few good books instead of watching the movie, time spent together is never wasted!!

Leeann Boyce Extension Educator 4-H Youth Development

Kathy Gordon Extension Educator 4-H Youth Development

Jennifer Reynolds Extension Educator 4-H Youth Development

It is the policy of the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital or parental status, or disability. If you have a disability that requires special assistance for your participation in a program, please contact the Carroll County Extension Office at 410-386-2760, fax: 410-876-0132, two weeks prior to the program. The information given herein is supplied with the understanding that no discrimination is intended and no endorsement by Maryland Cooperative Extension is implied.

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Maryland 4-H Teen and Adult Volunteer Forum
November 17-19, 2006 – Carousel Hotel, Ocean City, Maryland

We’re looking forward to having you join us for the 2nd Maryland 4H Volunteer Forum held over a weekend in Ocean City, MD. This is a great time to visit the resort area as the pace is slower with traffic and parking problems almost non-existent. Air temperatures are usually comfortable this time of year. You may want to bring a sweater but you probably won’t need your winter coat. The Carousel Resort Hotel will be our host for the weekend. This Ocean City landmark is known for its indoor ice rink, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and family friendly accommodations. The Forum has saved a block of rooms for early bird registrants at an excellent rate of just $59/room per night (plus taxes). Most rooms have two double beds and feature a kitchenette with a microwave and mini-refrigerator. Call the Carousel at 1-800-641-0011 to reserve your room and be sure to mention the MD 4-H Forum for the special rate. Ocean front rooms and Condo’s may also be available for slightly more. Family members are welcome to accompany Forum participants at no additional charge if they share the same room and are not attending conference meals or breaks. A family weekend in OC doesn’t get any more affordable! Winterfest of Lights Townwide, Inlet Lot and Northside Park, 127th St. Beginning November 16, see dazzling lights on cold winter nights put everyone in a holiday mood. Tour the tunnel of lights & the Inlet where you find the beach filled with lights boasting a nautical theme. Travel the avenues of Ocean City to see the old-fashioned lighted wreaths, then it’s on to Northside Park to see hundreds of animated lighted displays. Browse Yukon Cornelius’ gift shop for a special gift, have a photo taken with Santa & enjoy hot chocolate in the heated, decorated tent while you wait to board the Winterfest Express to tour the lights. Small fee to ride tram($3.00). Children 11 years & younger, free. Sun.-Thurs., 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 5:30-10:30 p.m. The Forum provides an excellent opportunity for teen and adult volunteers to learn the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve Maryland 4-H’s three major goals - Strengthening Clubs, Enhancing Volunteer Development and Reaching New and Underserved Audiences. You will find brief descriptions of classes to be taught by 4-H volunteers and educators from Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and West Virginia. A Teen Leadership Track will be offered Saturday morning that will enable teens and adults to learn to facilitate an Action Planning process to strengthen local and statewide 4-H programs. Byron Garrett, National Program Leader in Mission Mandates, will be the Keynote Speaker. And don’t forget the Share Fair and Silent Auction. Register by October 13 to receive the “early bird” conference rate (full-time $65). Registrations must be accompanied by a check and will only be accepted until October 27th; don’t delay, register today! And remember, you need to make your hotel reservation by October 13th. Check with your 4-H Educator about the availability of Forum Scholarships. Address questions to Forum Coordinators, Dan Tabler at dtabler@umd.edu or Cheryl Hill at chill1@umd.edu or 888-326-9645. Teen Track questions should be addressed to Cynthia Warner at cwarner1@umd.edu or 410-638-3255. Equal Access Programs If you need special assistance to participate in this program, please contact Dan Tabler at dtabler@umd.edu or call 1-888-326-9645 by September 29, 2006.

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Tentative Forum Schedule
The information below provides a general idea of the flow of most Forum activities. The final schedule will be sent with registration confirmations following the October 13th registration deadline. Contact Cheryl Hill (chill1@umd.edu or 888-326-9645) if you have questions or need a more specific event time.

Friday, Nov. 17th Register and Check-in (6-10 pm) Welcome and Get Acquainted Activities Citizenship Activity (bring a sharp pair of scissors, if possible) Saturday, Nov. 18th Buffet Breakfast (7:45 am) Two Morning Sessions (9-10; 10:15-11:15) Luncheon with speaker, Byron Garrett (11:30-1:00) Two Afternoon Sessions (1:15-2:15; 2:30-3:30) Free time to explore OC, see the Winterfest of Lights and enjoy a relaxing dinner “on your own” Evening Program – Featuring Share Fair, Silent Auction and evening entertainment (7 -10:30 pm) Sunday, Nov. 19th Breakfast Buffet (9 am) Inspirational Reflections (optional-10 am)) Teen Council and Maryland 4-H Volunteer Association Meetings (all are invited to participate) Departure (approx. 11:30 am)

Saturday Evening Share Fair and Silent Auction
The Share Fair is one of the highlights of the Forum and provides an excellent opportunity for participants to share “great ideas” with one another. Everyone is encouraged to share a craft, resource, game, song, club activity, project/program idea, service learning project or anything else you’ve found useful in working with 4-Hers and clubs. Tables for presenters will be provided and arranged around a large room. Please indicate what you’d like to “share” on the registration form. Please remember to bring along an item to put in the Silent Auction. Each participant should bring an item that represents your county/city, 4-H club, hobby, craft or talent.

A Family Friendly Forum
One of the Forum’s goals is to provide a “family friendly” atmosphere to encourage families to spend some quality time in Ocean City at very affordable rates. The “per room” rate will enable a whole family to stay at the Carousel for much less than the usual rate for one person. And, family members who “eat on their own” will not be charged a registration fee as nearly the entire fee is to cover meal and meeting room costs. The Forum schedule has been planned to allow families to spend some time together on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. We sincerely hope you will attend the Forum and bring the whole family. If you are a 4-H youth attending the Forum without a parent, please indicate on your registration form the name of your attending chaperone.

Forum Scholarships
Many 4-H Units (county/city) provide partial scholarships to the annual Maryland 4-H Volunteer Forum. Call your 4-H Educator and ask about scholarship availability. The portion of your registration covered by a scholarship can be billed directly to your 4-H unit.

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Maryland 4-H Volunteer Forum
November 17-19, 2006 – Carousel Hotel, Ocean City, MD
(Please fill out a separate form for EACH Forum participant)

Name Street Address City/Town Email Address

Day Phone

State Evening Phone

Zip

Please check all that apply ____ MCE Adult Volunteer MCE Faculty or Staff ___ Presenter Conference Registration ____ Full Time Fri & Sat ____ Sat & Sun ____ Other Faculty or Staff

____ Teen Volunteer ____ Other

____ Attending my first Maryland 4-H Volunteer Forum
(Forum participants only. No charge for family members eating “on their own”)

Postmarked by 10/13

Postmarked by 10/27

Early Bird - $65 Early Bird - $55 Early Bird - $55

Regular Conf. Registration - $80 Regular Conf. Registration - $75 Regular Conf. Registration - $75 Regular Conf. Registration - $60

____ Saturday only Early Bird - $50

Class Selection – Review the class descriptions and choose four “first choice” classes and four “second
choice” classes. Every effort will be made to assign you to your “first choice” with a “second choice” class substituted only when necessary. Please place the class numbers in the blanks below. Be sure to mark 2session classes in both sessions they are held. Your registration will be confirmed after October 27th.
1st Session 2nd Session 3rd Session 4th Session

First Choice Classes: Second Choice Classes: _____

Share Fair – Every Forum participant is encouraged to bring something to share with others that you have
found useful in working with 4-Hers. We’re especially interested in simple, inexpensive ideas that can be shared in five to ten minutes. Name of what I will share Description:

I need the following items for the Share Fair (table, chairs, etc.)

Fee Summary Conference Registration Fee

$

Ask your 4-H Educator about scholarships Make checks payable to CCEAC Mail to: Cheryl Hill Maryland 4-H Volunteer Forum 700 Agriculture Center Westminster MD 21157-5700

Less County/City Scholarship

$-

Total Due

$

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All Forum classes will be held on Saturday

Session I 101 Creative Camping Mini-Conference - Creative Staff Training Ideas – Coordinated by - Denise Frebertshauser, Interim Enviro. Sci. Specialist /Amy Petkovsek, MCE Volunteer 102a Get Moving – Get Healthy - Annette Devitt, Salem County, NJ 4-H Agent/Sharon Gore, Sue Makres, Karen Mansue, Virginia Krzyzanowski, County Program Associates, NJ The New Jersey 4-H Program decided to address the childhood overweight/obesity issue through fun, interactive action stations at their county fairs. Each of the activity stations was staffed by teen Food and Fitness Ambassadors. Learn how the program was developed and experience the activities. (2 session class) 103 Teaching Teens the ABC’s of Credit Cards - Megan O’Neil-Haight, FYC Educator Credit cards are a big responsibility and young adults are a privileged bunch able to obtain a credit card, without prior credit history, and without a parent’s signature. “The ABC’s of Credit Card Finance: Essential Facts for Students” primer and educator materials plus a glimpse at the interactive CD “Grab Todd’s Cash” will help supplement your toolkit for helping young people build financial literacy skills. 104a OUR CLUB HAS CHARACTER…YES WE DO! Rachel Everett, Morris County, NJ 4-H Agent Incorporating Character Development Activities in Traditional 4-H Clubs Utilizing the Character Counts! Philosophy The workshop will introduce various ways leaders, teen leaders and 4-H staff can incorporate character development activities into traditional 4-H clubs. Participants will learn innovative ways to incorporate the Six Pillars of Character into their 4-H program on both a club and county level. The participants will engage in sample hands-on CC! activities. Everyone will leave the workshop with a comprehensive electronic tool kit full of resources for utilizing the CC! philosophy in their 4-H club. (2 session class) 105a Adult/Teen Leadership Track: "50/50 Partnership" - Cynthia Warner, 4-H Agent/Matt Jones, MCE Volunteer YOUTH: Are you tired of being ignored and being treated like a kid? Do you want to show what you are really capable of? ADULTS: Are you tired of the same old suggestions from the same old people? Do you want a fresh young and effective perspective? If you fit into one of these categories, this session is for you! Sign up now to learn how to benefit from each other productively in your county and the state 4-H program. Counties/City are asked to send a team of 3-4 youth and 1 adult. Mini-grants will be awarded to the top 6 youth/adult county/city teams attending, developing and implementing an Action Plan. (2 session class) Session II 201 Creative Camping Mini-Conference - Addressing Behavioral Situations at Camp Coordinated by - Denise Frebertshauser, Interim Enviro. Sci. Specialist /Amy Petkovsek, MCE Volunteer 102b (con’t) Get Moving – Get Healthy - Annette Devitt, Salem County, NJ 4-H Agent/Sharon Gore, Sue Makres, Karen Mansue, Virginia Krzyzanowski, County Program Associates, NJ The New Jersey 4-H Program decided to address the childhood overweight/obesity issue through fun, interactive action stations at their county fairs. Each of the activity stations was staffed by teen Food and Fitness Ambassadors. Learn how the program was developed and experience the activities. 203 Keep the Change! - Constance M. Barnett, FCS Educator Do you know how to balance your checkbook? Do you currently have a savings plan? Come to this workshop if you want to improve your money skills. It’s never too late to begin being wise with your finances. 104b (con’t) OUR CLUB HAS CHARACTER…YES WE DO! - Rachel Everett, Morris County, NJ 4-H Agent Incorporating Character Development Activities in Traditional 4-H Clubs Utilizing the Character Counts! Philosophy The workshop will introduce various ways leaders, teen leaders and 4-H staff can incorporate character development activities into traditional 4-H clubs. Participants will learn innovative ways to incorporate the Six Pillars of Character

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into their 4-H program on both a club and county level. The participants will engage in sample hands-on CC! activities. Everyone will leave the workshop with a comprehensive electronic tool kit full of resources for utilizing the CC! philosophy in their 4-H club. 105b (con’t) Adult/Teen Leadership Track: "50/50 Partnership" - Cynthia Warner, 4-H Agent/Matt Jones, MCE Volunteer YOUTH: Are you tired of being ignored and being treated like a kid? Do you want to show what you are really capable of? ADULTS: Are you tired of the same old suggestions from the same old people? Do you want a fresh young and effective perspective? If you fit into one of these categories, then this session is for you! Sign up now to learn how to benefit from each other productively in your county and the state 4-H program. Counties/City are asked to send a team of 3-4 youth and 1 adult. Mini-grants will be awarded to the top 6 youth/adult county/city teams attending, developing and implementing an Action Plan. Session III 301 Creative Camping Mini-Conference - Effective Program Planning Coordinated by - Denise Frebertshauser, Interim Enviro. Sci. Specialist /Amy Petkovsek, MCE Volunteer 302a Writing in Style - Polymer Clay Pens - Annette Devitt, Salem County, NJ 4-H Agent Polymer clay can be used to create a variety of effects. Learn techniques and turn them into unique pens. Participants will learn how to layer clays to make canes, create marbled effects, gradate color, use Mokume-Gane, and add texture to the clay. (2 session class) 303a The Five Keys to Effective Volunteer Program Development - Pat Nestor, WV Extension Specialist, Volunteer Development Volunteer programming is both a process and an activity. We tend to focus our attention on the activity of asking people to join our cause instead of focusing our attention on the process of developing an effective organization that provides the systems and environment where volunteers will be able to serve safely and effectively. During the workshop we examine both the process and the activity of volunteer program development and develop a plan that addresses the needs of the organization, staff, clients, and volunteers. (2 session class) 304a Energy Fun – Ruby Schwinn, 4-H Program Assistant/Joan Maurtizen, MCE Volunteer Learn about the various forms of energy and how we benefit from each. Using hands on Experiments to teach where and how our future energy will come from and why. Students participating will try to build a wind turbine and test out how much electricity it will generate. (2 session class) 305 ATV Safety- How Can You Save Lives? - Sharon Pahlman, 4-H Agent/Elizabeth Hill, 4-H Program Assistant How can you help save lives? The presentation will equip you with the resources to make a positive impact on the children in your community who ride ATVs. The focus will be on utilizing safe habits while riding. 306 Spin the Wheel of Life…Skills and see that with 4-H everyone is a winner! Leeann Boyce, 4-H Educator/Navonne Owen, 4-H Program Assistant In this fun and interactive workshop, participants will take a closer look at the Life Skills Model and see how they can use these Life Skills in every day activities. A fun-filled time packed with games and prizes that allow participants to Learn by Doing. This class is sure to be a great way to end your class time at the Forum! 307 Buckeye Leadership Workshop - Barbara Barga, 4-H Program Assistant A Sampler of Leadership and Recreation Activities - Workshop provides a powerful learning environment in which anyone who works with people, professionally or informally, can develop programming for youth and adults. The workshop also benefits those who simply enjoy associating with great people, experiencing new ideas and learning new skills. Participants are encouraged and empowered to experiment with new activities, develop new abilities, discover new interests, expand creativity, practice and master new leadership skills, share ideas and personal skills, establish new friendships and develop networks of human resources.

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Session IV 401 Creative Camping Mini-Conference - Bringing Creativity Out in the Camp Setting Coordinated by - Denise Frebertshauser, Interim Enviro. Sci. Specialist /Amy Petkovsek, MCE Volunteer 302b (con’t) Writing in Style - Polymer Clay Pens - Annette Devitt, Salem County, NJ 4-H Agent Polymer clay can be used to create a variety of effects. Learn techniques and turn them into unique pens. Participants will learn how to layer clays to make canes, create marbled effects, gradate color, use Mokume-Gane, and add texture to the clay. 303b (con’t) The Five Keys to Effective Volunteer Program Development - Pat Nestor, WV Extension Specialist, Volunteer Development Volunteer programming is both a process and an activity. We tend to focus our attention on the activity of asking people to join our cause instead of focusing our attention on the process of developing an effective organization that provides the systems and environment where volunteers will be able to serve safely and effectively. During the workshop we examine both the process and the activity of volunteer program development and develop a plan that addresses the needs of the organization, staff, clients, and volunteers. 304b (con’t) Energy Fun – Ruby Schwinn, 4-H Program Assistant/Joan Maurtizen, MCE Volunteer Learn about the various forms of energy and how we benefit from each. Using hands on Experiments to teach where and how our future energy will come from and why. Students participating will try to build a wind turbine and test out how much electricity it will generate. 405 Image is Everything – Byron Garrett, National 4-H Program Leader-Mission Mandates In this session participants will complete a personality//leadership style instrument to gain a better understanding of who they are and how to become more effective relating with others. This is a highly interactive session that will empower participants to develop and enhance their human relation skills. 406 Chemicals Around Us....Helping Others Stay Safe - Jane MacDonald, 4-Her /Beth MacDonald, MCE Volunteer Want some great resources and make a difference in your community? A Teen/ Adult partnership presentation will be offered focusing on one of Maryland’s 4-H goals under “Healthy Lifestyles”- helping youth and families be and remain safe. Join us to experience a way to help children and adults be and remain safe with a hands on packet of materials to use back home. You do not want to miss this class as its resources originates from the John Deere Leadership Academy (National 4-H Council program) held in Sept. 2006.

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The Carroll County 4-H Teen Council invites youth ages 8-18 for the Annual Citizenship Lock-In.
October 27 & 28, 2006 Arrival: 6:30 p.m. Friday Departure: 5:00 p.m. Saturday Cost: $20
For more information see the flyer in the September Tribune or contact the Extension Office at 410-386-2760

Registration
This form and payment should be sent to the Carroll County Extension Office 700 Agriculture Center, Westminster, MD 21157 Make checks payable to: CCEAC Registration Deadline: October 13, 2006 (Late policy does NOT apply) Name:______________________________ Birthday:_________________________ Address:_______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ Home Phone:______________________ Circle one: Male Female A confirmation letter along with all the necessary paperwork including a health form will be sent when the office receives this form and your payment. Equal Access Programs
If you have a disability that requires special assistance for your participation in a program, please contact the Carroll County Extension Office at 410-386-2760, two weeks prior to the program.

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Saturday, October 28, 2006
Carroll County Ag Center Westminster, MD
Registration Begins – 8:00 am 5K Race Time – 9:00 am 1 Mile Fun Run Time – 9:45 am
5K Registration Fee - $20 Fun Run Registration Fee - $10
Proceeds benefit the Carroll County 4-H Youth Development Program
All registrations post-marked by October 1, 2006 will be guaranteed a race day t-shirt, race number, other give-a-ways, and post-race refreshments. Door prizes and awards will be given out following each race. Awards will be given to the top 3 males and the top 3 females as well as overall awards for those who participate in the 5K Race. For more information or to register please contact: Leeann Boyce – 410-386-2760 Or email CarrollCounty4H5K@hotmail.com
It is the policy of the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital or parental status, or disability. If you have a disability that requires special assistance for your participation in this event, please contact the Carroll County Extension Office at 410-386-2760, fax: 410-876-0132,by October 1, 2006.

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The first annual 4-H 5K Clover Run/Fun Run is being held on Saturday, October 28, 2006. The 5K Race starts at the Carroll County Agriculture Center, Westminster, MD at 9:00 a.m. with a 1 mile Fun Run/Walk beginning at 9:45. All proceeds will go towards the Carroll County 4-H Program. All registrations post-marked by October 1, 2006 will be guaranteed a race day t-shirt, race number, other give a ways, and post-race refreshments. Door prizes and awards will be given out following each race. Awards will be given to the top 3 males and the top 3 females as well as overall awards. REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Complete the attached registration form and mail it to Carroll County Extension Office, 4-H 5K Clover Run, 700 Agriculture Center, Westminster, Maryland 21157. Pre-race registration is $20.00 for the 5K and $10.00 for Fun-Run participates, all fees are non-refundable. Please do not send cash but make your checks payable to CCEAC. *Registrations received after October 1, 2006 are not guaranteed a preferred race shirt size. *Registrations on race day are not guaranteed a race shirt, so please register early! RACE DAY SCHEDULE: Beginning at 8:00 a.m. – Packet Pick up 9:00 a.m. – 5K Race Start 9:45 a.m. – Fun Run/Walk Start – 1 mile 10:15 – 5K Awards & Door Prizes 10:30 – Fun Run/Walk Awards & Door Prizes The races will be held rain or shine! For more information please call Leeann Boyce at (410) 386-2760 or e-mail to CarrollCounty4H5K@hotmail.com.

Name: _____________________________________

Phone No. ______________

Address: ______________________________________________________________ E-mail: _______________________________ Sex: Male ______ Female _______ 5K Race ______ Age as of 10/28/2006 ___________

T-Shirt Size _________

Fun Run/Walk ______

Waiver – I acknowledge that I am aware of the risks involved in participating in a road race. I hereby waive the Carroll County 4-H Program from any liability arising from the active participation in this event. _______________________________________
If participant is under 18 a parent/guardian signature is required.

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Equal Opportunity Programs

New 4-H’er Orientation
Monday, November 13, 2006 7:00 pm Extension Office
Are you a new 4-H member, parent, or volunteer and are interested in finding out more about 4-H and the Carroll County 4-H Youth Development Program???
Join the Ambassador Team as they cover such topics as:
 The 4-H Pledge  What is a Record Book  What can 4-H’ers do throughout the year  What is the difference between a Demonstration and an Illustrated Talk  And Much More!!!

If you are interested in attending this workshop, please contact Leeann at the Extension Office at 410-386-2760 or via email at LBoyce@umd.edu to register.

Equal Access Programs

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