4-H Youth Development
Shirley B. Williamson, County Agent
Columbia County 4-H Club
This school year is going by so quickly, but 4-H still has some exciting "stuff" for you! To find out what's up- attend your club meetings, read your newsletters & share them with your parents! You don't want to miss out on any of the fun!
Check out the 4-H web page on a regular basis ...you never know what you will find!
- GA 4H Code of Conduct
- Medical Release
- New 5th Grade Enrollment 2014 Form
- New Middle School Enrollment 2014 Form
- County Council Enrollment 2014 Form
- 4H Volunteer Application Form
- 4H T-Shirt order form 2014
4-H Monthly newsletters please click on the links below to read the latest newsletter for our Cloverleaf's:
Cloverleaf 4-H'ers (5th Grade) - handed out monthly at your 5th grade class club meeting
|January 2014||Summer 2014|
|February 2014||September 2014|
Junior 4-H'ers (Grades 6th - 8th) - handed out monthly at your after school club meeting but it you can't find it click on the link above.
Senior 4-H'ers aka County Council (Grades 9th - 12th) - on Facebook
- Facebook is your link to all the news and activities for 9th - 12th grade 4-H'ers. Their Facebook name is Columbia County Georgia 4-H Council
UGA Extension Columbia County and 4-H Youth Development is your University of Georgia connection. There is no fee to join and there are no uniforms. 4-H Friends activity books and officer pamphlets are given to the students. A small fee may be charged for replacement materials. Special interest clubs and other 4-H activities (such as Archery, Shotgun, Rabbit, Horse, and Robotics, ice skate and fun nights) have fees to cover trainings and expenses.
Columbia County 4-H programs use the Georgia Performance standards when planning programs for the classroom. Going back a hundred years, 4-H believes in its slogan, “Learn by Doing”. This year's curriculum included Agri-Science, Sowing the Seeds of Character, Healthy Lifestyles, Creative Writing, Public Speaking, and Presentation Skills.
4-H Groups - The University of Georgia's "Youngest Students"
Cloverleaf (5th & 6th Grades)
Junior 4-H'ers - Middle School (7th & 8th Grades)
Senior 4-H'ers - High School (9th - 12th Grades) The Facebook icon is your link to Columbia County Georgia 4-H Council
4-H'ers - Protect Yourself When Posting on Social Network Sites
Georgia 4-H specialist Cheryl Varnadoe teaches youth to make wise decisions when posting information to social network sites like Facebook and MySpace. "Our kids are growing up in public. Youth create lasting records of their lives whenever they post something online,” she said. “In a world where anything can be copied, pasted, altered and distributed in the blink of an eye to a vast invisible audience, kids must understand that they hold the key to what kind of reputation they create for themselves.” Read this entire story Protect Yourself When Posting Information to Social Network Sites online from Georgia FACES.
Cloverleaf Holiday Fun Night
Do you like to hang out with your friends, eat snacks, have fun, and dance the night away? If so, be sure to come out to our Holiday Fun Night! It will be at the Columbia County Exhibition Center in Grovetown on December 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The cost is $5, though you may want some extra money for concessions and pictures with Santa! This event is open to 5th and 6th graders, though we need 7th through 12th graders to come and help us out and teach line dancing!
Cloverleaf Project Achievement (5th and 6th Grades)
Cloverleaf District Project Achievement (DPA) registration opened on September 22. Please click of here for the registration form, completely fill it out, (you must choose your top 15 with 1 being your top choice, otherwise you may end up in a topic you did not want) and send with your payment of $20 to the 4-H office to reserve your spot. Remember this is first come first received. We will contact you with your project name and other important information. At this time, most of the projects have filled up, but there are still a few open. Call the 4-H office if you want to know what topics are still available. Please remember you are not registered unless payment is received with registration form. DPA will be held at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, November 21-22, 2014
Junior & Senior District Project Achievement (Grades 7th-12th)
Now is the time to sign up for Junior and Senior Project Achievement, remember it is first come first serve. If you participated last year, you will receive preference over first timers, but you must sign up NOW! As you must complete a portfolio by the end of December, it is imperative that you sign up as soon as possible. DPA will be held March 6-8, 2015 at Rock Eagle. Please click on the link below to download your sign-up sheet
Jr. DPA sign-up
Sr. DPA sign-up
11 Country Music Stars...songs from famous 4-H Alumni: Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland, Hillary Lindsey and Luke Bryan all from GA as well as Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Johnny Cash, Martina McBride, and Alabama. Own your own Limited Edition Copy of Clover Country! The 4-H Clover Country CD order form has the ordering information.
Community Service Projects
Columbia County 4-H Club will collect pounds of pennies in their classrooms this November and December. They will also take part in "Ringing the Bell" on December 22 at the Evans Wal-Mart for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Fund Drive. Please save your pennies and turn them in to your classroom.
Start collecting your pennies!
Here's our pop tabs at the recycling center.
Last year, Ronald McDonald House Charities received a check for $7,000 from Georgia 4-H which represented 13,871.5 lbs of pop tabs collected throughout the state of Georgia by 4-H Clubs! We are waiting on our total for this year, but we are sure it will be a wonderful donation!
Columbia County 4-H did an "Outstanding" job!
Special Interest Clubs
All of our specialty clubs are now CLOSED! They have reached their maximum capacity, and new registration will open again in September 2015. The Shotgun Club will open in January 2015. Please stay tuned for more information.
For more information about our Clay Pigeon Shotgun Club visit our Project S.A.F.E. (Shooting Awareness, Fun and Education) web page.
4-H Rabbit & Cavy Club.
4-H Volunteer Club Leaders, Marguerite Creekmore, (H) 706-993-1973, (C) 706-834-8527, firstname.lastname@example.org. and Mary White, (H) 706-993-1775, (C) 706-312-6855, email@example.com and Teen Project Club Leader Cayley Creekmore.
4-H Robotics Team.
4-H Volunteer Leader Bao-Ling Adam (c) 706-414-7129, email address firstname.lastname@example.org. Project Club Leader is Christopher Adam.
Volunteer Leaders Melinda Davis, and Randy Manning
Teen Project Club Leaders are Dahja Wright & Trapper Manning. If you would like to contact the club for more information email address is: email@example.com
4-H Equestrian (Horse) Club.
For more information about Columbia County 4-H Youth Program, please contact 4-H Agent Shirley Williamson, firstname.lastname@example.org; 4-H Program Assistant Renee Briscoe, email@example.com; 4-H Part-Time Program Assistant Lauren Luoma, firstname.lastname@example.org or call (706) 541-4011.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Closed for lunch, 12:00 - 1:00 pm.
Visit the Georgia 4-H web site.
UGA Extension - for additional resources