Ohio State University Extension Montgomery County 4-H Highlights: 1001 South Main Street Dayton, OH 45409 Club Premium Pick Up Oct 5 4-H Committee Oct. 16 Livestock Committee Oct. 19 Phone 937-224-9654 Fax 937-224-5110 Montgomery County 4-H Club News October-November 2009 Fall & Winter Calendar 2009 Dear 4-H Leaders, http://montgomery.osu.edu October Thank you so much for a GREAT county fair! 8 Jr. Fair Premium checks available for pick up, What fun we all had and what beautiful weather. along with member pins and certificates at Ext. Office 12 Jr. Fair Board, 7pm I‘m always sad to arrive on that Tuesday after the 15 4-H Committee, 7:30pm. One advisor and one teen fair and everyone is gone – no animal noises, member from each 4-H Club expected; a parent may laughter, ice cream, greasy French fries. attend if advisor cannot 19 Jr. Fair Livestock Committee, 7pm The success of our youth activities and shows 23-30 Betty at NAE4-HA, NY couldn‘t happen at the Fair without the hard work, phone calls, emails, meetings, and one-on- November one help you give to the 4-H kids all year long. 2 New 4-H Volunteer (Advisor) Orientation, 7pm Those gifts from you are priceless. 5 4-H Horse Advisors, 7:30 pm. 11 Office Closed: Veterans‘ Day 13-15 Ohio Nationals Poultry Show, Columbus With the Fall, many of your 4-H Clubs are having 16 Jr. Fair Board (elections) 6:30pm bonfires and banquets to celebrate the kids and 19 4-H Committee Carry-In 6:30pm, meet 7:30 pm the past year‘s accomplishments with your 4-H 26-27 Office Closed: Thanksgiving Club. Have fun! December If you miss the fair days, re-live the memories at 1 DUE: COUNTY 4-H MEDAL NOMINATIONS www.montcofair.com There are tons of photos 24-25 Office Closed: Holidays posted by day of the fair. 31 DUE: BANNER CLUB FORMS Quality Assurance Test-Out dates/time A list of all of our Jr. Fair and State Fair honors, to be determined during Winter Break are on our website: http://montgomery.osu.edu then 4-H, then Awards. January 1 Office Closed: Holiday Enjoy the beautiful Fall, 5 Jr. Fair Conference, Columbus 9 4-H/FFA Steer Tagging, Bussard‘s Betty Wingerter 2010 Dates in next newsletter emailed, late November Betty Wingerter Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development Banner Club and County Medal Nomination forms available at October 4-H Committee meeting In this Issue: ■ Thank You Notes ■ Fair Premiums & More ■ Junior Fair Board ■ Thank You Jr. Fair Superintendents ■ County 4-H Committee ■ New 4-H Volunteer Orientations ■ United Way Donations ■ Good Luck to State 4-H Horse Speaking Contest Winners ■ ■ Thank You Notes Jr. Fair Premiums and ribbons: Montgomery County Agricultural Society Club Thank you notes are appropriate. 1043 S. Main St., Dayton OH 45409 Premier Exhibitors and Skillathon Awards: Montgomery County Agricultural Society, address above. Individual ‗thank you‘s‘ should be sent. Jr. Fair Livestock Sales: Main Advisors should remember that these thank you notes are required to be turned not the Extension office – with postage – before Sale checks will be mailed. As of this writing, I have notes from All Star 4-H and several individuals. Get this done ASAP!! Please collect these by Club – it helps me out! Also, if a member needs addresses and names of buyers, call Tim Heller at 836-1451. If the buyer is known, our office can help with addresses only. ■ Fair Premiums & More Member fair premiums, certificates, pins for 3-5-8 year and beyond members are in packets for you at the Extension Office beginning October 8. Please cash those checks by December 31!! Premiums are written to the 4-H Club. Included will be a roster of grades and how much each child receives. If there are errors on any items in your recognition packets, please call or email the office. ■ Junior Fair Board Without the help of our Junior Fair Board Teens, many events with the Junior Fair could not happen so smoothly. Special thanks to Niles McGuire for his work with the ―Golden Shovel Awards‖ - overall winner was KNL. Special thanks to Olivia Flory for organizing the ―Cow Pie Bingo‖ contest – Sandy Seim was the 50-50 cash winner on this. Also thanks to Marie Severyn and Stanton Garrett for designing the Alumni Showmanship flyers and registration forms. Overall alumni showman was Monique McGuire. What fun to watch these exhibitors showing hogs, chickens, and dairy cattle. The judges were the 2009 specie Showman of Showman. Thank you 2009 Jr. Fair Board Members: Josh Anderson, KNL Stanton Garrett, City Slickers Reece Potter, KNL Bryen Ballard, Miami Producers Maggie Gearhart, City Slickers Kyle Rutherford, Kreative Kids Morgan Davis, KNL Molly Martin, Animalmania Marie Severyn, Dog Whisperers Jeremy Deschler, FFA Niles McGuire, KNL Emily Shephard, FFA Kassidy Duncil, KNL Heidi Pence, KNL Leah Shurte, Los Cahbahyos Olivia Flory, KNL Lauren Pigg, Pet Pourri Rebecca Whitesel, Country View DJ Gardner, Pet Pourri Chelsey Pionke, Caring Kids Advisors: Josh Hurst, Jeffrey Lewis, Megan Brittingham, Chad Stebbins, Jenna Genson, Rhonda Brunk ■ Thank You Jr. Fair Superintendents Special thanks to our Jr. Fair Department Superintendents for their extra work in organizing and conducting our Jr. Fair Livestock events and sales!!! Have you sent them a ‗thank you‘ note?? Beef: John Friedline, Brian McGuire, Colleen Snider, Stuart Yancik. Dairy: DR Coffman, Janet Hawvermale. Sheep: Russ Banks, Mark Jimison, Ryan Brink. Swine: Calvin Helsinger, Tom Hoffman, George Stebbins, jack Warner. Goats: Dianne Black, Keith Ballard, Christy Montoya, Tim Terrill. Rabbits & Poultry: Duane DeGroat, Becky Anderson, Donna DeGroat, Chad Stebbins. Horses: Sheila Bushong, Chris Craft, Gretchen Campbell, Cheryl Luksic, Vicki Smith, Katy Schaaf. ■ County 4-H Committee Each 4-H Club is strongly encouraged to have one advisor and teen member (13 & older) attend the County 4-H Committee Meetings. We re-organize on Thursday, October 15 at 7:30pm at the Extension Office. If an advisor cannot attend, then feel free to send a parent. Main Advisors received this invitation. Plan to attend these meetings. Your 4-H Club has 2 votes – one for an advisor and one for a teen. ■ New 4-H Volunteer Orientations Monday, November 2 has been set as a new 4-H Volunteer orientation, 7-9pm at the Extension Office. Feel free to send new volunteers. I‘ll get them hooked up with paperwork and processes. As we begin planning for 2010, please look at the help you need in your 4-H Club. Are there some parents or 4-H alumni who may be willing to step up and help you? Revised 4-H Volunteer Applications and the background check (BCI) process are on our website. A complete list of orientation dates will be posted in the next newsletter. ■ United Way Donations If you, parents or friends would like to support our Montgomery County 4-H program through a United Way donation, it must be designated. You will need to know: Montgomery County 4-H Clubs. 1001 S. Main St., Dayton OH 45409 AND direct donations to our Montgomery County 4-H Endowment are always appreciated. Send a check payable to ―The Ohio State University‖ to our Extension Office, attn: Betty. This account is maintained with the Ohio 4-H Foundation with all interest returned is used for our Montgomery County 4-H Programs. ■ Good Luck to State 4-H Horse Speaking Contest Winners Marie Severyn, Dog Whisperers, will be representing Ohio 4-H at the Ohio Quarter Horse Congress and National 4-H Horse Speech Contest in Lexington as winner of the Ohio 4-H Speaking Contest on an equine topic. Ashley Swink, Los Cahbahyos, will be representing Ohio 4-H at the National Speech event with her demonstration on an equine topic. Good luck, ladies!!! AND—Junior Winners in the Ohio 4-H Horse Speaking Contest: Michelle Smith, Los Cahbahyos – 1st place demonstration; Brooke Ralston and Maria Koukoulas, both of Los Cahbahyos – 2nd place team demonstration. Seniors to note: Taylor Luksic and Christina Smith, both of Los Cahbahyos – 2nd place team demonstration. 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