Archived Weekly Updates
Weekly Updates 5/30/22 - 6/5/22
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
- When: August 13, 2022
- Where: Yucaipa Equestrian Center, 13273 California St, Yucaipa, CA 92399
- Cost: $5 per contest or $10 for all three.
Miranda End of Year Project FairLaunch 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!
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
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 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.
Weekly Updates 5/16/22 - 5/22/22
- 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
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
- 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
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 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.
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
There are 5 spaces left - don't delay! Register for Range Camp!
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 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.
-Waylon Anderson, Club Reporter
“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
Weekly Updates 4/25/22 - 5/1/22
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.
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.
Fun with Fundraising 1
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.
- 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.
Fun with Fundraising 5
This week we have another round of Fundraising Basics!