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September 2012 Clover Chatter LSU Agricultural Center - Assumption Parish National 4-H Week National 4-H Week will be observed October 7-12, 2012. You are encouraged to plan and carry out a special activities to celebrate National 4-H Week. Upcoming Events: Suggested Ideas: -Announcements over P.A. system to give the history, information, 4-H September activities for the day and week. 4-H Club Meetings -Bulletin boards and 4-H displays (use project items, books, posters.) -Make posters to display at school and businesses declaring the week as September 3 4-H Week. Labor Day Holiday -We ask that everyone wear a green ribbon that week to show their 4-H pride. If you can’t wear a September 13 ribbon, tie one to a tree, mailbox, antenna of Jr. Leader Social your vehicle, etc. 6:00 PM - 4H Office -Whatever is done, publicize it in the newspaper. September 19 Volunteer Leader Dear Parents, Members and Leaders, Training Lamar Dixon I would like to welcome everyone to another great year in 4-H. There are many exciting activities planned. 4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and September 22 life skills. I invite each of you to join Assumption 4-H, where the fun St. Jude Bike-A-Thon never ends. Margo L. Castro Associate Extension Agent/4-H Youth Development Assumption 4-H’ers Attend 4-H Camp May 28 - June 1, 2012 “We’re Wild About 4-H Camp” was the theme for this year’s 4-H Camp held at 4-H Camp Grant Walker in Pollock, La. Campers experienced many unique adventures. Going to 4-H Camp is one of the most valuable experiences a child can have. It’s a learning experience that helps boys and girls appreciate the outdoors, live together as a group, get along with others and appreciate people with different interests and backgrounds. The campers were able to participate in one of 6 tracks: Dramatic Arts, Outdoor Adven- tures, Food and Fitness-Fit 4 the Future, Get Ready get SET (Science, Engineering, & Technology), Explore Louisiana (Wetlands, Wildlife & You), and Hunter’s Safety Certifi- cation. Along with these tracks campers were able to choose different activities during Recreation and Free Time: swimming, arts& crafts, Sports, tubing, archery, canoeing, water sports, and line dancing. The following 4-Hers attended camp: Andrew Autin, Jacob Autin, Jayce Bergeron, Gabrielle Berthelot, Alexis Blanchard, Hope Bourg, Jonathon Burns, Zack Daigle, Heather Garner, Shelby Giroir, Faith Gros, Alissa Guillory, Miguel Gutierrez, Torie Hebert, Landon Hebert, Jalonda Jennings, Adriana Justilian, Tori LaCoste, Phillip Landry, Whitney Landry, Lizzye LeBlanc, Layla Leonard, Tippy Lovell, Sophia Mabile, Karrigan Migues, Grace Naquin, Tabitha Ordoyne, Haley Plaisance, Libbey Porto, Emily Pujol, Cayla Rhyne, Landn Rivere, Haydn Rivere, Elise Smith, Kaylin Talbot, Kole Theriot, Kate Thibodeaux, Seth Vidos, Elise Vidrine, Brianah Vining, Zachary Washington, Gregory Washington, Jr, Layni Watson, Megan Wilcox, Robert Williams, and Diamond Winley. Camp Counselors were Brya Arcemont, Cole Bourg, Mallory Crochet, and Hayze LeBlanc. A big thank you to our Adult Volunteers: Allison Gravois, Cody Hood, Tanya Rivere, and Rebecca Simoneaux. 4-H Agent Margo Castro also attended. A great time was had by all. If you would like more information on this event or any event in 4-H please contact the 4-H office at 985-369-6386. All 8th -12th Graders are invited to the 4-H Jr. Leader Social on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 6:00 pm at the 4-H Office Assumption Parish 4‐H is organizing the 2011‐12 Jr. Leader Club. This club is open to 4‐H members in grades 8th‐12th. The objective of the Jr. Leader Club is to help others and 4‐H members with of icer training, parish activities, record book trainings, 4‐H Camp and community development. We are encouraging previous members to bring a friend or friends who are not a member to join. Existing members will earn a point if they bring someone who is not already a Jr. Leader member. Dues are $10 club donation which will include your community service project for September. This fee can only be paid to the 4‐H of ice. Page 2 Clover Chatter Assumption Parish 4-Hers Participate at 4-H University 4-H University was held June 19-22. More than 1,500 students participated, which was held over three days on the LSU campus. The students participated in 43 contests, 12 Clover College educational tracks or other educational programs. Contests represented areas such as agricultural product demonstration, computer simulation, insect identification and wildlife habitat judging. Clover College tracks explored concepts such as robotics, proper etiquette, life after high school and learning the basic funda- mentals of sound financial management. Educational programs involved a visit to a children’s ward at a local hospital, learning about bioengineering and experiencing how texting and driving are a dangerous combination. Assumption parish was represented very well. The following is a list of 4-H’ers and their contest: ATV-Dylan Campo & Caleb Gaudet Career Preparation-LaShawn Carter Blue Ribbon Child Development – Mary Gauthe’ Blue Ribbon & Kaylie Theriot 5th Place Clover College-Mylie Blanchard, Kelsey Gros, Emily Mabile & Dani Madere Compact Tractor – Cole Bourg & Hayze LeBlanc Computer Simulation – Spencer Adolph & Tyler Aucoin Dairy Judging – Buffy Ackman, Michael Landry, Emma Prejean 5th Place Team Fashion Review Special Occasion – April Gros State Winner Ready to Wear-Tiffany Loewen Fishing Sports – Chuckie Daigle & Jacob Richard Livestock Judging – Carly Boudreaux, Grant Crochet, Todd Landry Blue Ribbon Individual, Blue Ribbon Team Outdoor Skills - Trevor Prejean Public Speaking - Myra Boudreaux Solutions Unlimited Team - Regan Adolph, Cherie Cancienne, Hannah E. Landry Blue Ribbon Team Ms. Margo Castro, Assumption 4-H Agent, would like to thank everyone who helped in making 4-H University such a big success for Assumption Parish. Family Spook Night Everyone’s Invited Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the 4-H AgCenter Facility (119 Robin Street, Napoleonville) 6:00 – 8:00 pm Cost: $1.00 and we ask that everyone bring a bag of candy for trick or treating Spook night will consist of games, prizes, concessions, a haunted house and more. Bring your trick or treat bags because there will be trick or treating at the close of spook night. Family Spook Night is not just for 4-H’ers so bring a friend and enjoy the fun! Parents come out and enjoy the night off. We will have hot dogs, hamburgers, nachos and cheese for sale. Page 3 Clover Chatter Unity Day: Make it ORANGE and Make it End!! Unite Against Bullying Wednesday, October 10, 2012 What are your true colors when it comes to bullying? If you care about students who are bullied and want bullying to end, make your color ORANGE on Unity Day, Wednesday, Oct. 10. That’s the day everyone can link together - in schools, communities and online - and send one large, ORANGE message of support to students who have experienced bullying. Ways to unite on Oct. 10: In your school, home or community: 1. Wear the color orange. 2. Write the word “UNITY” on your hand, on your note- book, or on a poster to hang in your locker or hallway. 3. Set up a “unity” table. A. Hand out orange “unity ribbons.” (Create your own ribbons. Purchase a spool of ribbon at a craft or dollar store. Cut into 12” strips. With black marker, on the ribbon, write “UNITY”, “The End of Bullying Begins With Me” or create your own bullying prevention message) B. Give the opportunity to donate for the ribbons and send the proceeds to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PACERsNationalBullyingPreventionCenter Online: 4. On Oct. 10, update your Facebook status to “UNITY DAY” October 10th - Join the movement to make it orange and make it end! If you are being bullied, you are not alone. Unite and be a champi- on against bullying! 5. “Share” the Unity Day event with your friends. 6. Post pictures of anyone wearing orange to this UNITY DAY event page. 7. Sign “The End of Bullying Begins With You” Petition. The Pumpkin Decorating Contest will be held on Thursday, October 18, at the 4-H facility. Registration will be held all day 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. All pumpkins must be registered for 6:00 pm. Doors will be closed at 6:00 pm and not opened for late registrations. Judging will last until about 7:30 pm. At that time winners will be announced. This contest will be open to all 4-H’ers regardless of what projects they are enrolled in. The categories are: 1) Funniest (humorous, amusing, causes laughter, etc.) 2) Prettiest/Cutest (nice looking, attractive, beautiful, etc.) 3) Scariest (fright, shock, alarming, etc.) 4) Unusual (odd, strange, rare, etc.) 5) Creative (imaginative, innovative, artistic, etc,) 6) Carved (engraved, cut, etc.) Awards will be given to: Division winners per category and Overall Pumpkin. Ribbons will be awarded to Blue, Red and White placing in each cate- gory (Division CB - Clover Buds, Division I - 4th grade, Division II - 5th and 6th grade, Division III - 7th and 8th grade and Division IV - High school.) Page 4 Clover Chatter 2012-13 Assumption Parish 4-H Calendar of Events September February Club Meetings as per schedule Club Meetings as per schedule 3 Labor Day Holiday (School and 4‐H Of ice) 8 Dairy Posters 13 Jr. Leader Social, 6:00 pm ‐ 4‐H Of ice 9‐16 State Livestock Show 19 Volunteer Leader Training 11‐13 Mardi Gras Holiday (School) 22 St. Jude Bike‐A‐Thon 12 Mardi Gras Holiday (4‐H Of ice) 22 Duct Tape Contest October TBA Jr. Leader Meeting, 4‐H Of ice Club Meetings as per schedule 8‐12 National 4‐H Week 10 Public Awareness Campaign March 8 Columbus Day Holiday (School) Club Meetings as per schedule 18 Pumpkin Decorating Contest, 4‐H Of ice 4‐7 Demonstration Days 18 Spook Night, 4‐H Of ice 8‐10 Jr. Leadership Conference 20 Ground Beef, Egg, and Poultry Cookeries 14 Sew With Cotton garments due 26 4‐H Dues and Enrollment Cards due 15‐17 Food and Fitness Camp TBA Jr. Leader Meeting, 4‐H Of ice 20‐21 Ag Day 25‐Apr.1 Spring Break (School) November 29 Good Friday Holiday (4‐H Of ice) Club Meetings as per schedule TBA Jr. Leader Meeting, 4‐H Of ice 16 Beef posters due to 4‐H Of ice 16‐18 Challenge Camp April 19‐23 Thanksgiving Holiday (School) No Club Meetings 22‐23 Thanksgiving Holiday (4‐H Of ice) TBA 4‐H Awards Banquet TBA Jr. Leader Meeting, 4‐H Of ice TBA Volunteer Appreciation Banquet TBA Jr. Leader Meeting, 4‐H Of ice December Club Meetings as per schedule May 1 Seafood and sugar cookeries Club Meetings as per schedule 1 Pet Show 27‐31 4‐H Camp – Camp Grant Walker 7 Deadline to register for Winter Wonderland TBA Garden Contest 12 Winter Wonderland, 6‐7:30 pm @ 4‐H Of ice 24‐Jan.2 Christmas Holidays (4‐H Of ice) June 24‐Jan.4 Christmas Holidays (School) 18‐21 4‐H University TBA Jr. Leader Meeting, 4‐H Of ice Summer January Club meetings as per schedule TBA 4‐H Day at the Capitol TBA District Horse Show 19 Parish Livestock Show TBA Jr. Leader Awards Trip 21 Martin Luther King Holiday (School & 4‐H Of ice) TBA Records, clothing and lists/applications for 25 Character Education Posters due 4‐H U due to 4‐H Of ice 26‐27 Fashion Camp July 4 Holiday (4‐H Of ice) 29‐31 District Livestock Show TBA State Horse Show Page 5 Clover Chatter Assumption Community Hospital, 135 Highway 402, Napoleonville, LA Name _______________________________ School 4-H Club ______________ Please Print Sponsor’s Name Donation Amount Total Amount Donated Participants turning in $35 or more will receive a St. Jude T-shirt. Please circle size (adult sizes only): M L XL The St. Jude Bike-a-thon is held every year to raise money to benefit the St. Jude’s Children Hospital. The Bike-a-thon will be held Saturday, September 22, at the Assumption Community Hospital at 135 Highway 402 in Napoleonville. Representatives from St. Jude will join us this year and although they realize how much our small community does by the amount of donations received, we would like for them to meet the people who make this possible. This will also be an opportunity for us to recognize friends, family and businesses who help us. Registration is : 7:30 am Trike-a-Thon: 8:15 am Opening Ceremony: 9:00 am Bike-a-Thon: 9:15 am Awards: 10:30 am Box Dinner: 11:00 am Entry is free however; 4-H’ers must have at least a $5.00 donation to earn a 4-H club point. If you’d like to receive a t-shirt it is necessary to have a $35 donation. Checks should be made payable to: St. Jude. If you don’t ride in the bike-a-thon your donation is due to the 4-H office on or by September 19. You can also bring your donation to the 4-H table at the bike-a-thon on September 22.
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