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 30 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 Funkhouser 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 Nadenbousch 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 quickly! 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 _______________________________. Level Help carpool transportation for meetings or field trips. Club 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. County Level 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 _____________________________________________ Programs and activities offered by the West Virginia University Extension Service are available to all persons www.berkeleyextension.com without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political beliefs, sexual orientation, national origin, and marital or family status.