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Weekly Updates 5/30/22 - 6/5/22

Fortuna Memorial Day

From Fortuna 4-H Club: "Thank you to Sun Valley Floral Farms for the donation of flowers! Thank you 4-Hers for taking time to honor our Veterans this morning."



Arcata Bottom 4-H Community Club Update
“Hi, my name is Natalie Adams, and this is my 4th year in Arcata Bottom 4-H. What happened in the month of May? Well in the month of May the club had a community club meeting and club members voted for the people that they thought would be the best fit for having a position on the officer team for the 2022-2023 4-H year. The club members also voted on where the club is going to have the end-of-the-year party and the community club leaders talked about selling barbecue tickets for the Redwood Acres fair. That is what happened in the month of May for the Arcata bottom 4-H club.”
- Natalie Adams, Club Reporter



SAVE THE DATE: Equine Education Day and Competitions
This event is hosted by the Pass Pioneers 4-H Club and is open to all 4-H members across the state. The event includes Horse Judging, Hippology, and Horse Bowl.
  • When: August 13, 2022
  • Where: Yucaipa Equestrian Center, 13273 California St, Yucaipa, CA 92399
  • Cost: $5 per contest or $10 for all three.
Download the Equine Event Flyer for more details. More information coming soon!

Miranda End of Year Project Fair

Launch Image Gallery: Miranda End of Year Project Fair        

Last night Miranda 4-H hosted their annual End of the Year Project Fair. Projects ranged from gardening, swine, archery, blacksmithing, and many more! They also hosted officer elections for the upcoming year!
Project Fair Grand prize winners:
Gage Hower—blacksmithing knife & hook
Sawyer McMahan—miniature garden of succulents in an abalone shell
Charles Divis- Star Wars themed Original Lego Build
Trinity Erickson, Jocelyn French, Sawyer McMahan and Kelsey McMahan —Power Point Presentation on choosing swine
2022-2023 officers:
Kelsey for President
Trinity for Vice President
Allison for Secretary
Jocelyn for Treasurer
Sawyer for Reporter
Congrats on a great year Miranda 4H!

UC ANR Giving Day Donations
THANK YOU!! As of 12:00 p.m. at the conclusion of UC ANR Giving Day 2022 generous donors helped raise $10,835 for California 4-H!

Donations received from the day will support opportunities for 4-H youth across California. True to the 4-H pledge, our leaders are inspiring youth, and the youth are serving our communities.

Again, thank you for your generosity and for inspiring the leaders of tomorrow! We look forward to sharing our progress and the impacts of our work with you! See the statewide Giving Day total.

Weekly Updates 5/23/22 - 5/29/22

Community Clean Up Day at the Humboldt County Fair
Saturday, June 11th from 9am-2pm
Humboldt County Fairgrounds

Calling all 4-H members, families, community leaders and volunteers! The Humboldt County Fairgrounds is hosting a Fairgrounds Wide Clean Up Day to prepare for the fair & knock out some small projects! We need you, your friends & family, the more the merrier! Please show up for as long as you are able, bring your tools & a smile! Lunch will be provided. There will be hot dogs & hamburgers available for all volunteers, served up by the local Ferndale Lions Club!



Breaking News: Civic Engagement Academy 2022
June 24-28, 2022
Sacramento, CA
Register by June 13th

New this year! In place of California Focus, 4-H is hosting a statewide Civic Engagement Academy, June 24-28 in Sacramento, CA. This is a one-time opportunity for youth and adult leaders to experience how the Civic Engagement Academy works first-hand. Learn more on the Civic Engagement Academy web page.



"4-H helped me realize I could do anything!"
The following essay was submitted by Joseph Rowlands for a 4-H scholarship from the Napa County 4-H Council. 

"4-H has had a drastic impact on my life. Having been born with cerebral palsy meant that I required many therapies on a weekly basis. I always needed people to assist me physically with activities. This meant that I didn't have much confidence in myself...." Read the rest of Joseph's essay on the 4-H blog.
Redwood Acres Fair Entries
TODAY is the last day to enter! Make sure to get those entries in before 4pm today (Wednesday, May 25th). In the next couple of weeks, following the close of entries, you will receive an email with information and instructions to get you ready for fair week!
State Field Day Awards Ceremony
Sunday, May 29th - 6-8pm
The State Ambassadors will be hosting a livestream of the State Field Day Awards Ceremony on the California 4-H YouTube channel. Results from all of the State Field Day contests will be shared.
Teens and planet
“77% of teens feel responsible to protect the future of our planet.”- Survey by National 4-H Council and the Harris poll
Does this sound like you? Want to know how you can make a difference? Attend the Civic Engagement Academy, June 24-28 in Sacramento, CA. Learn how to plan and implement a service learning project so you can make a difference for a cause you care about. Youth ages 14+ and adult leaders are invited to experience the CE Academy so you can implement it in your county – and help more youth gain the skills to make a difference.
Learn more at ucanr.edu/CEAcademy
Bridgeville 4-H Community Club Update
"Bridgeville 4-H was given a generous donation from the Fortuna Kiwanis for all the members efforts during the 2022 Spaghetti Feed. Thank you to everyone that bought tickets and helped with transportation. Thanks also to Fortuna Kiwanis! The money will be used for a bike rodeo at Bridgeville School, Swimming in Fortuna, supporting project group learning activities, supporting Humboldt County 4-H commitments (i.e. baby week), service projects (i.e. Valentines for Veterans) and a Grizzley Creek adventure.”
- Bridgeville 4-H 2022 Spaghetti Feed co-chairs, Calvin and Myla
Hydesville 4-H Community Club Update
"Hydesville 4-H had a busy May club meeting. We talked about the officer elections that will be at the June meeting for next 4-H year officers. Each position was talked about and what the officer has to do for that job. We will need some volunteers to fill leader spots next year. We also talked about the 2 local fairs coming up. Redwood acres is in June. The deadline for fair entries is coming up on May 25th. We got our BBQ tickets to sell for Redwood Acres too. Humboldt County Fair is in August. More information will be discussed at the June meeting. Record books are due at the next meeting. We talked about this and will have a meeting to help with any record book questions. All of the project groups are busy meeting and getting animals ready for the upcoming Redwood Acres Fair and Humboldt County fair. Our June meeting will be fun with officer elections and a potluck dinner!"
- Waylon Anderson, Club Reporter
4-H Online Rollover
It's almost time for 4-H Online to shut down for rollover tasks. The system will be locked (for us too) the end of June through the beginning of July. In the weeks prior to shut down, any incomplete or pending enrollments will be deleted. If there are any 4-H related activities (other than the fair) that youth will be participating in after July 1st, please reach out to us so we can help you with paper enrollments. Wishing you a safe and happy summer!
Fieg Tucker Recipients
Congratulations to this year’s Fieg Tucker Scholarship Award Recipients:
Cole C.
Karlianne P.
Sydney S.
Malela F. (not pictured)
We also had 10 renewal applications from current college students, bringing together a total of 14 scholarship awards. We are so incredibly proud of all of these individuals and their achievements. We know they will continue to make the best better as they begin the next chapter of their lives.
Launch Image Gallery: 2022 Fieg Tucker Recipients  
Fun 4-H May Management Team Meeting
Some of the fun from last night’s meeting:
County Ambassador, Karlianne Powell, lead a Jeopardy game, testing members knowledge on animals, 4-H history, and a few miscellaneous facts. We then went outside and County Ambassador, Erika Homan, lead a water balloon toss. These 4-Hers sure have some great throwing and catching skills! Thank you ambassadors for your hard work planning these games and thank you members for participating. It sure was fun!
Weekly Updates 5/16/22 - 5/22/22
Volunteer for State Field Day. Evaluators needed for: state presentation events, interview contest, state fashion revue.
California 4-H needs volunteers to serve as Evaluators for virtual State Presentation Events and virtual Interview Contests on the following days:
  • Presentations and Interview: May 14 from 10-12 and 1-3
  • Presentations: May 18 from 6-8pm
  • Interview: May 19 from 6-8pm
  • Presentations and Interview: May 21 from 10-12 and 1-3
Please sign up on the State Field Day Volunteer web page.


4-H Volunteer Opportunities for Youths and Adults!
Apply to be on the 2023 Youth Summit Planning Team by May 31 
2022 State Leadership Conference Program Assistant 
2022 State Field Day Volunteers
Apply to be part of the State Advisory Committee by May 31 


State Field Day Updates
Please see the following updates to the State Field Day Schedule

Virtual contests:

  • Presentation events - May 11, May 14, May 18, May 21
  • Interview contest - May 12, May 14, May 19, May 21
  • Robotics Contest - May 21 starting at 4:00 pm
  • Shark Tank - May 25, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

In-person State Field Day
May 28, 2022
UC Davis Wellman Hall and Hart Hall

8:30 am - 9:30 am Check-in for Presentation Events-morning, Interview Contest, Fashion Revue

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Presentation Events, Interview Contest, Fashion Revue

10:00 am - 3:00 pm Plant Science Contest - drop-ins welcome!

11:30 am - 12:30 pm Check-in for Presentation Events-afternoon, Interview contest-afternoon, Coding Challenge

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Presentation Events, Interview Contest

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Coding Challenge



Video Message from our Humboldt County 4-H Ambassadors
Visit Humboldt County 4-H on Facebook or Instagram to see the video made by Karli and Erika - Humboldt County 4-H Ambassadors!



Bridgeville 4-H Youth in 4-H Aprons and two Fortuna Kiwanis men all waving and smiling at the camera

Bridgeville 4-H & the 2022 Fortuna Kiwanis Spaghetti Feed
Bridgeville 4-H members helping work at the 2022 Fortuna Kiwanis Spaghetti Feed. Thank you to everyone that bought tickets and to Fortuna Kiwanis! The money they earned from ticket sales will be used to benefit various club activities. Way to go Bridgeville 4-H for your service to the community!



2022 CA 4-H Film Festival. May 29, 2022 starting at 1pm. California 4-H YouTube channel

2022 California 4-H Film Festival
Sunday, May 29 starting at 1:00 pm

Join California 4-H for a livestream of the videos submitted for the Film Festival! Featuring gold awardees for 2022. This will be broadcast live on the California 4-H YouTube channel.



4-H Gardening

Humboldt Countywide Gardening Project
Humboldt County 4-H Members, are you interested a summer garden project? Contact Daniel Holsapple and sign up on 4-H Online today!

Weekly Updates 5/9/22 - 5/15/22
Thank you, 4-H Volunteers
"Dear 4-H Volunteer,
Last year during National Volunteer Month, you were in the beginning of so many unknowns. Who knew that you would continue to be challenged to help youth thrive for another year? You had to continue to think hard about your..." Continue reading on the 4-H Blog and enjoy the YouTube video "Recognizing CA 4-H Volunteers"
State Leadership Conference
Virtual - July 16
In-person July 29-31 at UC Davis Campus
Registration opens soon!
Batter Up! Make your 4-H Legacy a Homerun
Save the date for the State Leadership Conference. Youth ages 13-18 can sign up for virtual, in-person, or both. The virtual session on July 16 is workshops. In-person includes workshops on Saturday, July 30, and the final ceremony on Sunday, July 31 to send off this year's State Ambassadors and welcome the 2022-2023 State Ambassadors.
Coyote talk. Thursday May 12th 4pm. Live zoom presentation.
Coyote Talk
Join virtually this Thursday, May 12, 4-5PM, as we learn more about coyotes, their habits and habitats, how they have adapted within urban environments, and how we can protect our pets and livestock from coyote depredation. Presentation by Human Wildlife Interactions Advisor, Niahm Quinn, PhD. Register for Coyote Talk today!
2022 Horse Classic. June 24-26, Ceres, CA. Show will be a non-qualifying, open show. Registration expected to open May 23 through June 19.
More information will be coming quickly over the next couple of weeks. Please keep checking the 4-H State Equine Website page for regular updates about Horse Classic. Eligibility and Class and Division info has been updated as of 5-10-2022. Please pass info along!
Range Camp
Range Camp 2022 - open until filled
Range Camp 2022
July 19-24, 2022
Half Moon Bay, CA

There are 5 spaces left - don't delay! Register for Range Camp!
For 10th-12th grade youth.
Presented by the University of California Cooperative Extension
Weekly Updates 5/2/22 - 5/8/22

Arcata Bottom 4-H Club, California Community Club Update
“What happened in the month of April? Well in April the club had a community club meeting and at the meeting we had people sign up for offices for the 2022-2023 year, they will give their speeches at the May meeting and people will also vote for people at the may meeting. The club also had an Easter egg hunt and whoever found the golden egg won the incentives prize.”
-Natalie Adams, Club Reporter


Evaluators Needed for 4-H State Field Day
Help our 4-H State Field Day participants improve their skills in Presentations, Interviews, and Fashion Revue! We need Evaluators for both virtual and in-person contests. You will have training, guidelines, and an orientation to give you the skills to give effective feedback on what youth are doing well and how they could improve. Sign up on the Volunteer page on the State Field Day event site.


It's Paper Clover Time!
April 27 - May 8

It's the first weekend of the Tractor Supply Paper Clover campaign! Go to your nearest Tractor Supply store to get supplies to get your gardens started. When you donate by purchasing a Paper Clover in the store or donating online, you are supporting 4-H Camp and Leadership opportunities!



Hydesville 4-H Community Club Update
"Hydesville 4-H had many project meetings going on in March and April to get ready for upcoming fairs. For our March club meeting we had a visitor come talk about the county office. Kaylin Nylander is our new program representative for Humboldt County 4-H.
Our April meeting was our 1st Annual Farm Day. We had our meeting at the Shoemaker’s home. Everyone had a really great time. We had feed representative from Bar Ale, Matthew Zappetini, give a presentation on feed and nutrition. He had lots of great information to share. The Baking group had a bake sale and we had a great BBQ lunch. Each project leader and some JR leaders spoke about different aspects of their projects. We talked about topics like animal vaccines, processing baby pigs and calves, and learned about many other interesting things. There were so many different species of animals to check out and play with, it was a super fun day!!
Our Club also participated with the Kiwanis Spaghetti feed fundraiser in April. Several club members had a great time serving the take out dinners and holding signs."
-Waylon Anderson, Club Reporter
Attention all Humboldt County livestock exhibitors!
From North Coast (& Beyond) Livestock Keepers:
"We have a great opportunity for youth to join us Friday May 13th at 4:30pm via Zoom.
Haydn Clement Meat Lab Technician and Livestock Judge from Chico State University has graciously offered his time to have a "live" zoom tour of Chico State's Swine and Sheep units. This is a valuable opportunity for all youth, advisors and parent's to learn from an exceptional livestock producer.
May 14th will still be an "Open Barn Day" at Christie Ranch Blue Lake for youth to participate in Sheep and Goat showmanship practice.
??Zoom Link May 13th 4:30pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 778 1095 6795
Passcode: NUU39Y
??RSVP May 14th "Open Barn Day"
No fee...parking is my concern
About our guest speaker??
Haydn was raised in beautiful Paso Robles, California. Upon graduation from Paso Robles High School, Haydn immediately attended Chico State in 2010. While at Chico, Haydn dedicated his time to coaching the Las Plumas FFA High School Livestock Judging Team, working at the Chico State Meats Lab, and competing on the University’s Livestock Judging Team. Haydn earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees in agricultural science and agricultural education at Chico State. Haydn has strived to continue the Clement family tradition of faith, friendship, and an honest work ethic in all that he does."
Miranda 4-H Community Club Update
“Hello, for our April meeting we had a special guest speaker, Kaylin Nylander. She is the Program Representative for Humboldt and Del Norte County. She talked about her time in 4-H and her present job. For our committee report we did a science project, talked about the closing balance of the bake sale, and made Easter cards for the seniors. For new business we talked about a record book workday where our club will all work on our record books, the paper clover fundraiser, hosting a project fair at the last meeting of the year, and finally the Soroptimist speech given by our President, Nalei’eha. For our projects we had Archery and they got to shoot their new bows. They have been keeping scores on their shots. Blacksmithing worked on making a jacket hook and then made knives. Crafts learned how to make a felt Easter egg. Dairy Goats shaved one of their goats to prepare her for birth. Gardening painted rocks for the school's rock garden and next meeting they will be putting together their flower arrangements for the flower show. Horses learned how to rope from their horse and in horseless they learned the different bridals. Leadership planned the agenda and did a rough draft of our record books. Poultry talked about the chickens, watched two videos of chickens and talked about what to do next time. Rabbits talked about the rabbits, watched two videos about rabbits and what to do next time. For our last project, swine, they went to Blue Lake to get their pigs and they made a slideshow”
-Nalei’eha Yost, Club Reporter
Ferndale 4-H Community Club Update
“Howdy from Ferndale 4-H! We had an awesome April community meeting! Our current officer team gave descriptions of their office and why someone would want to run for that office. We had our general meeting and then had officer sign-ups. After our meeting we had an Easter Egg hunt, and it was so much FUN!! It was our first one ever and I am sure it will become a new Ferndale 4-H tradition! Our projects are going full swing and getting ready to wrap up for the program year. We are excited for elections to happen in May.”
-Finnigan Holmes, Club Reporter
Launch Image Gallery: Ferndale April 2022 
Big Dig Day is now called UC ANR Giving Day!
Join us on May 19-20, noon to noon, for the excitement of our 24-hour online giving campaign as we invite support to connect the power of UC research in agriculture, natural resources, nutrition, and youth development with local communities to improve the lives of all Californians. Learn more on the ANR Giving Day webpage
Sponsored by Tri Counties Bank.
Local 4-H Third Place Win!
Congratulations Emma S. from Arcata Bottom 4-H and her horse Bob on placing third in the Devils Garden Colt Challenge Video Competition, Training a wild horse is no small feat! Watch their video on YouTube.
Weekly Updates 4/25/22 - 5/1/22
Volunteer Month
California 4-H
volunteers are at the heart of our mission. They mentor youth and lead clubs and projects using the “learn-by-doing” approach.
Join us in showing appreciation to all the 4-H volunteers who help us raise True Leaders with confidence and real-life skills.
It's paper clover time! April 27th-May 8th. Funds support 4-H camp and leadership activities
It’s Paper Clover Time! Head to your localTractor Supply Company store now through May 8th and get your paper clover at checkout to show your support.
Weekly Updates 4/18/22 - 4/24/22

The Plant Science Contest is back in person at State Field Day on May 28 at UC Davis. The four highest scoring senior-age 4-H youth (15-18) will be eligible to be part of the California State 4-H Plant Science team representing California at the National Junior Horticultural Association contest. Learn more about the contest and sign up by April 29 on the Plant Science Contest event page on our State Field Day event site.



As we celebrate Volunteer Month, help us give a BIG round of applause and thanks for Timothy Williams, Louisiana 4-H Volunteer Leader and this year's 4-H National Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer award winner. Mr. Williams has tirelessly served the EBR Parish 4-H program for 22 years, actively working to create a diverse, inclusive, equitable and accessible program for Louisiana youth.




4-H Robotics Competition
This year's Robotics Competition will be fun for participants and the audience! Sign up as an individual or as a team to build an Arduino Rube Goldberg machine! To get started, make sure you have the Arduino kit listed on the Robotics Contest event page and get creative. See the challenges for the different levels and GET CREATIVE! You can compete in person or online on May 28 at State Field Day at UC Davis. Register by April 29 on the State Field Day event Robotics page.


It's Paper Clover Time!
April 27th - May 8th
Support 4-H this spring by purchasing a paper clover at a Tractor Supply store near you from April 27th-May 8th, 2022! Funds raised go toward 4-H camp and leadership opportunities for youth, including 4-H Youth Summits and State Leadership Conference!
Fieg Tucker Scholarship Presentation, Games, Dinner will be served (taco Tuesday), 4-H Office 5630 South Broadway, Eureka 5/24, 6pm
The May Management Team Meeting is one month away. Our ambassador team has been busy planning some fun games for everyone to enjoy!
Fundraising Reminders

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Many 4-H Clubs are working on Fundraising Events so it's a great time to review some Fundraising Basics! Full policies can always be found under 'Resources' on the California 4-H website.

Regarding the budget:
All 4-H Clubs and Councils must prepare an annual budget, have it approved by their membership, and submitted to the UCCE county office for approval. The retention of excess funds at the end of the program year is strongly discouraged.
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More Fundraising Basics!
Regarding Expenses:
• Decisions concerning the disbursement of funds are to be made by the membership.
• For budgeted items, the treasurer should make payments only with proper documentation such as a purchase order, receipt, invoice or other supporting documentation.
• All checks must bear the signatures of two unrelated persons authorized and designated as signatories. The signer may not be the same person as the payee.
• The check memo must include the purpose of payment.
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Please remember these Fundraising Basics!
Regarding the giving of gifts:
  • Giving of cash gifts (cash or checks) to individuals, businesses, or organizations is not allowed.
  • Giving non-cash gifts is allowed to individuals, businesses or organizations if it can be demonstrated that the gift benefits 4-H or is clearly necessary to 4-H’s fulfillment of its role as a good community citizen.
o Non-cash gifts may only be given for the purposes of appreciation, recognition, incentive or sympathy (in the event of death, major illness or severe accident of an individual associated with 4-H or a member of the individual’s family or household).
o Sympathy gifts such as flowers, candy or a book are limited to $75 per individual per year.
o Allowable non-cash gifts include: Tangible personal property (mugs, t-shirts, etc.), mementos and non-negotiable gift certificates and gift cards (i.e., stored-value bank, department store or other retail cards that are not transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash or used to reduce the balance due on an account with the merchant).
o 4-H clubs/councils may not set up a memorial fund in the name of the deceased. However, they may give a sympathy gift to the family or a memorial fund established by someone else in memory of or in support of an individual or cause in lieu of a gift of tangible personal property (not to exceed $75).
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Fundraising Basics explaining what is Not Allowed!
• 4-H groups are not to conduct lotteries, raffles, bingo, and other games of chance.
• Adult volunteers, members, Clubs and Councils may not apply for or receive contracts and grants. Contracts and grants must be processed through the UCCE county office.

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This week we have another round of Fundraising Basics!

Regarding income:
Fundraising Approval: All proposed fundraising activities must be approved via an adopted budget or by an affirmative vote of the membership. All proposed fundraising activities of 4-H clubs and Councils must be submitted to the UCCE county office for approval using Form 8.7 Fundraising Approval (http://4h.ucanr.edu/files/19878.pdf).
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Regarding Receiving Non-Cash Item:
• 4-H groups may collect non-cash items.
• EXCEPT: 4-H does not accept animals, guns, or firearms as gifts or donations. Any such gifts should be made directly to individuals. (however, gifts to individuals are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal or state income tax purposes.)