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					Berkeley County 4-H News                                                                      November &
                                                                                             December 2008
WVU Extension Service ~ Berkeley County

Doug Hovatter                                                   Suzanne Antolini
Associate Professor                                                            Office
                                                                                           Inside this issue:
& 4-H Agent                                                                  Assistant
                                                                                           BCYF News              2
4-H Officer Training & Achievement Celebration 2008                                        Calendar               3
What do David Letterman,      at James Rumsey                The 20-year pin was           Club News              4
Faith Hill, Al Gore, Dolly    Technical Institute for        presented to Billie Jo
Parton, Sissy Spacek, and     club officer training in the   Ryman and 25-year pins        Special Events         5
Reba McEntire, have in        morning and to celebrate       were presented to Bob and
common? They all learned      2008 Berkeley County 4-H       Barb Frankenberry,            Parent Letter          6
leadership, citizenship and   Achievement.                   Susanne Horner, Janet
life skills in 4-H.                                          O’Connell and Linda Kisner.   Rachel Burkhart, Jessica
                              Over 300 club officers
In 4-H, kids have fun,        were trained to lead their     Jingles Kisner and            Monroy, Kyle Hessler,
participate in exciting       4-H club through the 2009      Charlotte Shade presented     Megan Murphy, Ashley
hands-on activities and       club year. Officer training    the 2008 Berkeley County      Butler, Tabitha Johnston,
make new friends while        chairperson Kelly Bohrer       4-H Service Award to          Brandy Orsini, Jessica
learning leadership,          and her committee              father and son Jim and        McDonald, Alicia Pownall,
citizenship and life skills   conducted an informative       Brandon Thurston in           Amanda Boswell, Mikayla
that prepare them for         and FUN training event.        recognition of their many     Richardson and Jared
bright futures. Today’s                                      acts of service to 4-H.       Hoffman.
                              The 4-H Achievement
4-H touches the lives of                                                                   Each year 4-H Members are
                              ceremony Mistresses of         4-H Leaders’ Association
more than 8.5 million young                                                                singled out by their club
                              Ceremony was Courtney          President Jeff Manor
people in urban, suburban                                                                  leaders to receive our
                              Kilmer, 2006 Miss              presented the Club Spirit
and rural communities                                                                      county’s highest 4-H
                              Berkeley County Youth          Awards to Cora Lentz,
across our nation.                                                                         member award, the “I Dare
                              Fair, who did an               Nicole Sencindiver,
One of the great joys of      outstanding job of             Jeremy Stuckey, Mollie        You Award”. What sets the
4-H is seeing young people    introducing speakers,          Ambuul, Ron Humberson,        I Dare You Award winners
grow through their            guest and keeping              Misty Wood, Katie             apart from other 4-H
accomplishments. 4-H          everything moving at a         Hessler, Anthony Reese,       Members? They have Dared
enables youth to build        good pace. Special music       Christopher Daniel,           to Be All They Can Be in
self confidence, learn        was presented by Kara          Michael Winters, Megan        4-H.
responsibility, set and       McDaniel, opening pledges      Behrman, Cheyenne Marsh,      2008 “I Dare You” awards
achieve goals! Youth learn    and prayer was conducted       Hana Ulman, Hannah            were presented to Richard
by doing and receive          by members of the              Burkhart, Alyssa Snyder,      B.L. “Louie” Talbott, Steven
recognition of their          Southern Cross 4-H Club.       Rachael Jenkins, Mitchel      Shreck, Jessica Burkhart,
achievements.                                                Manor, Danielle Hinton and    Amanda Raney, Alex
                              34-year leader Janet
                                                             Tiffany Miller.               Padrutt, Jesica Ware,
Saturday October 11th         Tabler recognized adult
hundreds of Berkeley          leaders with 15-year pins      2008 ‘I’ll Be Glad To”        Elizabeth Johnston, Emily
County 4-H Members,           being presented to Joyce       Awards were presented to      Burkhart, Brad Knipe, Jaid
Leaders, Families and         and Dan Gillich, Stacey        Samantha Martz, Amber         Shorb, Brooklyn Barnisky
Friends of 4-H gathered       Burkhart and Kim Roberts.      Fox, Victoria Butler,         and Cliff Arntz.
                                                                                                      Continued on page 2
                                    Page 2                                                     Berkeley County 4-H News

Achievement, Continued
2008 Berkeley County Outstanding 4-H Leader award was presented to Kathy Collis and the 4-H Alumni Award was
presented to Janet Tabler.. Special Tri County 4-H Camping Award was presented to Ray and Harold Catrow from
Ramon’s for their continued support of the Camp Cook-out for each week of Tri County 4-H Camp.
Walt Koski received “Happy to Help” award for donation of his time and talent as photographer for 4-H events over
the past several years.
The Carolyn and Ed Bohrer Family were recognized as the 2008 Berkeley County 4-H Family of the Year. They join
previous 4-H families recognized for their continuing support of 4-H.

•     2001 The Bill Butler Family                         •   2005 The Eva and Lenore Kief Family
•     2002 The “Doc” Linton Family                        •   2006 The Jingles Kisner Family
•     2003 The James McDonald Family                      •   2007 The Bobby Butler Family
•     2004 The Roy Davis Family

                        4-H Members Responsibility to Complete and Meet Due Dates
 It is the responsibility of each 4-H member to complete their project(s) requirements on time. This includes the
     project book which is due to the club leader on or before the June club meeting. If enrolled in a 4-H Animal
    Project the 4-H’ers responsibility to complete the animal guide, check in their market livestock and/or register
    other livestock as scheduled by fair officials to exhibit at the Berkeley County Youth Fair. If the check in or
    registration due date is missed, or the project book is not completed on time the 4-H’er will not exhibit at the
                     Berkeley County Youth Fair and will complete their project at the club level.
                     All questions regarding this policy should be directed to the 4-H Agent.

BCYF News and Information
2009 Berkeley County Youth                   dates will be announced at a        Sunday, August 2. Indoor
Fair: August 3-8, 2009                       later date along with Rabbit        Exhibits will be received on
                                             Check-in and Poultry Blood          Sunday August 3 from 1 pm - 3
                      Market Steer           Test dates.                         pm at the Indoor Exhibit Hall.
                      Ear Tagging            All Livestock will be received
                      December 6th
                                                                                 Look for the complete Livestock
                                             at the fairgrounds on               Rules & Regulations for 2009 at
                      from 9 to noon         Saturday, August 1, from 9 am
                      at the
                                                                                 our website:
                                             to 2 pm. The Market Animal          berkeleyextension.com or on the
                      fairgrounds            weigh in will start at 2:30 pm      fair’s website:
                                             on Saturday, August 1. No           berkeleycountyyouthfair.org in
Hog, Lamb & Goat Ear Tagging                 animals will be brought in on       the upcoming weeks...

New Health “H” materials will be available beginning in January.
Please be sure that the extension office has the names of your Club’s
Officers so that we may contact them as soon as the books are in.
www.berkeleyextension.com                                                                      Page 3

               Schedule of Events                        November 2008
November 4 - Election Day - Extension Office         Sun    Mon   Tue   Wed   Thu   Fri    Sat
Closed...Exercise your right to vote!                                                      1

November 18 - Youth Fair Board Meeting, 7pm          2      3     4     5     6     7      8
November 11 - Youth Fair Livestock Committee
                                                     9      10    11    12    13    14     15
Chairperson Meeting, 7pm at the fairgrounds
November 21 - Craft Night at the fairgrounds, 6pm    16     17    18    19    20    21     22

November 24 - 4-H Leaders’ Association Meeting       23     24    25    26    27    28     29
6:30 pm at the Fairgrounds
November 26-28 - Thanksgiving Break - Extension
Office closed
                                                         December 2008
December 24 - January 2 - Winter Break -
Extension Office Closed                              Sun    Mon   Tue   Wed   Thu    Fri   Sat

January 5 - YAC Registration Deadline                       1     2     3     4      5     6

January 23-25 - 2009 Young Adult Conference at       7      8     9     10    11     12    13
WVU Jackson's Mill
January 17 - Berkeley County 4-H Foundation          14     15    16    17    18     19    20

Annual meeting 6:30 pm Fairgrounds
                                                     21     22    23    24    25     26    27
January 28 - 4-H Leaders Association meeting 6:30
at the Fair Grounds                                  28     29    30    31

More Events…
June 8-12 - Tri-County Younger Camp               State Events
June 15-19 - Tri-County Older Camp                January 23-25: Young Adult Conference
June 22-26 - Tri-County Intermediate Camp         Feb 27-March 1: Teen Leader Weekend
June 20-27 - Older Members’ Conference            August 14-22 - WV State Fair
July 11-117- Alpha I State Camp
July 18-24 - Alpha II State Camp

               Be sure to visit the 4-H Photo Gallery!
           Now featuring Youth Fair and State Fair Photos
Log on to www.berkeleyextension.com and see if you recognize any
              of the smiling faces...like these!
                                         Page 4                                                                         Berkeley County 4-H News

New Seekers 4-H Club
On October 20, 2008 our meeting                    Head Officers report was given by                 •    Vice President - Rebecca
was called to order by President                   Michael Winters. Michael was the                       Knighten
Heidi Chrisman. We held our                        winner of the club spirit award.
                                                                                                     •    Secretary – Recording - McKenna
meeting at Berkeley Heights                        Our program tonight was done by                        Cole, Corresponding - Olivia
Elementary school in a room                        Elizabeth Lynch who gave a talk on                     LeMaster
provided by Mrs. Betsy
                                                   getting prepared to show your                     •    Treasurer - Sadie Tucker
Chrisman. Our songs were led this                  market hog; Kimberly Hutton gave
evening by Song leaders Carlie                                                                       •    Reporter- Elizabeth Lynch
                                                   her talk on how to prepare your
Ryman and Hannah                                   horse for riding and Sydney Hoy                   •    Historian- John Antolini
Cole. Meditations were read by
                                                   gave a demonstration on her                       •    Head Officer- Michael Winters
Carlie Ryman. Minutes were read                    project “You’re The Chef”.
by recording secretary McKenna                                                                       •    Health Officer- Samantha
Cole. Our Corresponding                            The Cloverbuds made candy                              Mudge
Secretary, Olivia LeMaster took                    dispensers out of chicken feeders
                                                                                                     •    Song/Pledge- Hannah Cole and
attendance and Treasurer, Sadie                    and mason jars and made pumpkins
                                                                                                          Carlie Ryman
Tucker, read the Treasurer’s                       from wood, felt and tree
                                                   branches. They were really cute.                  •    Game Leaders- Kimberly Hutton
report. The Health Officer’s
                                                                                                          and Christopher Trotter
report was given by Samantha                       Our officers this year are:
Mudge. She did a great job going                                                                      Submitted By Elizabeth Lynch,
                                                   •    President - Heidi Chrisman                                 4-H Reporter
over Halloween safety tips. The

    To submit items for the “Club News Pages” type them up and send them by mail to WVU Berkeley County Extension Service, 400 West Stephen Street,
Suite 302, Martinsburg, 25401 or use the Club Report form on the website www.berkeleyextension.com or send and email to Suzanne.Antolini@mail.wvu.edu

Greensburg Go-Getters 4-H Club
The 2008-2009 officers were                        Installation of these officers will                Coming up in November the club
elected at the Greensburg Go-                      take place at the October meeting                 will be making sure that, as always,
Getters September 15                               on the 20th.                                      the bird feeders at Heartland
meeting. They are as follows:                                                                        Nursing Home in Martinsburg are
                                                    Also at the October meeting the
                                                                                                     full and our feathered friends are
•     President- Kaila Welsh                       Greensburg Go-Getters will have
                                                                                                     happy, as well as the patients that
•     Vice President- Briana Lawson                their annual public meeting. A
                                                                                                     enjoy observing them. Club
                                                   covered dish dinner will take place
•     Secretary- Emily Humberson                                                                     members will be making ornaments
                                                   before the meeting to hold an
•     Treasurer- Tyler Michael                                                                       to give to nursing home residents
                                                   awards ceremony and to celebrate
                                                                                                     during the annual Christmas caroling
•     Reporter- Matthew Gillich                    the 10th anniversary of the club.
                                                                                                     event. Also in November the
                                                   Club members will also be bringing
•     Historian- Ariana Cunningham                                                                   Greensburg Go-Getters will be
                                                   canned goods to support the
•     Song leader/Chaplain- Kaitlyn                                                                  hosting our annual Basket Bingo on
                                                   community through the Loaves and
      Semler                                                                                         Saturday November 15 at the
                                                   Fishes program. To purchase
                                                                                                     Knights of Columbus Hall. Doors
•     Snack Leader- Drew Michael                   additional cans for Loaves and
                                                                                                     open at 5:30. Come out to support
•     Health Officer- Alex Ayers                   Fishes, members will bring coins to
                                                                                                     the club.
                                                   vote on their favorite t-shirt
•     Head Officer- Autumn
                                                   design for the new 4-H club
                                                   t-shirt.                                          Submitted by Matthew Gillich,
•     Game Leader- Ron Humberson                                                                                   4-H Reporter
                              Page 5                                                     Berkeley County 4-H News

Tuscarora Indians 4-H Club
                                       Koski) during the hour long                & Autumn Priller
                                       ride. Doug Hovatter the County         • Reporter 1 - Morgan Bartley
                                       Extension Agent was our special        • Reporter 2 - Christianna Hess
                                       guest for the evening. He spoke on     • Health H - Kaylay Pownall &
                                       the importance of the state                Emily Nadenbousch
                                       mandated officer training. Following   • Head H - Josie Dick
                                       brief discussions on new and old       The next meeting will be the
                                       business, the club elected a new       annual Public Meeting/covered
                                       slate of officers for the coming       dish dinner, held on November
                                       year. They are as follows:
                                                                              4th at the Tuscarora Church Hall,
The Tuscarora Indians 4-H Club         •   President - Caitlyn Koski          everyone is invited.
kicked off the new year with a hot     •   1st VP - Erica Manor
dog roast/covered dish dinner and                                             Submitted by Morgan Bartley,
                                       •   2nd VP - Rachael Jenkins
hayride at Sulpher Springs Stables                                                          4-H Reporter
                                       •   1st Secretary - DJ Manor
in Inwood. The food was enjoyed by
                                       •   2nd Secretary - Alicia Pownall
all. Everyone had a fabulous time on
                                       •   Treasurer - Hannah
the hayride which consisted of two
hay wagons pulled by tractors which
were furnished by Sulpher Springs      •   1st Historian - Anna Pownall
Stables. The members and families      •   2nd Historian - Kayla Priller
sang songs, told stories and           •   Song Leaders - Jordan Beer,
answered 4-H trivia questions to win       Hannah Shickle & David
a sweatshirt with a picture of the         Merrimen
club members (donated by Walt          •   Game Leaders - Jacob Carper

                                              Craft Night at the
                                       Berkeley County Youth Fairgrounds
                                             Friday, November 21
                                                  at 6-8 pm
                                           Plan now for an evening of fun!
  Choose to make either a Wool Ornament or a Live Wreath...there will be
  FREE crafts for children. Light refreshments will be served. Please call
  229-5968 for more information or to make reservations as classes fill up
                                                                       Doug Hovatter Associate Professor & 4-H Agent
                                                        400 West Stephen Street ~ Suite 302 ~ Martinsburg, WV 25401
                                               Phone: 304-264-1936 ~ Fax:304-264-2153 ~ Doug.Hovatter@mail.wvu.edu

Dear 4-H Parents: Welcome to the Berkeley County 4-H Family! 4-H helps youth to develop knowledge, attitude
and skills they need to become competent, caring and contributing citizens of the world. Parents and 4-H leaders
working together can do so much more for the girls and boys than either can do alone. We hope you share in 4-H
this year by encouraging your child to participate and, as the 4-H motto says, “Make the Best Better!”
       Thank you! ~ Doug
At Home – Please keep these things in mind as your child explores the 4-H program

1. I will enable my child to attend all meetings and encourage him/her to be an active, contributing member of
   the club.
2. I will encourage my child to start and complete projects on time. I will take an active interest and encourage
   pride in his or her achievements.
3. I will encourage my child to participate in county workshops, public presentations, fair, camp and other
   activities which enhance learning opportunities.
4. I will encourage my child to keep an up-to-date calendar of 4-H meetings and events.
5. I will encourage my child to maintain current records of 4-H projects and activities.
6. I will enable my child to meet financial responsibilities in project expenses or notify the 4-H Agent that
    financial help is needed.
Please check below the things you are willing to do to help 4-H members and return to your club leader.

               Provide an occasional meeting place for the club and/or activity as needed.
               Help provide light refreshments for a 4-H meeting.
               Share a special interest or hobby with the group. List _______________________________.

               Help carpool transportation for meetings or field trips.

               Be a leader’s helper for one project. List _________________________________________.
               Help youth prepare for public presentations or fair.
               Serve on committee to help plan and conduct events.
               Make telephone calls or place emails.

               Help carpool transportation to county meetings or events.

               Help at county events.
               Serve on county committee as an interested parent.
               Assist during the 4-H fair (set up, take down, staffing booths, etc.)
Parent’s Name ____________________________ Child’s name __________________________________

Street Address ________________________________________________________________________

City, State, Zip ________________________________________________________________________

Telephone (day) ___________________________ (evening) _____________________________________

Cell ________________________________ email _____________________________________________

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