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2015 Fall Rabies Clinics September 12, 2015

Dog with 4-H Clover SignSeptember News for Monroe County 4-H Schoolhouse

 

Welcome back to a new school year and 4-H year. This newsletter is to let you and your 4-H’er know what activities are available for this month and a preview of upcoming months.New Medical Release forms and Code of Conduct forms will be required for your youth to participate in our county’s 4-H program. Please allow time to fill out these forms before your youth attends any of the upcoming events, if you have not already done this as of August 1, 2015.

(The following events are for 5th-12th grade Monroe County residents)

School Club monthly meetings begin in 5th and 6th grade classrooms-5th grades at Katherine B. Sutton, TG Scott and Samuel Hubbard; 6th grades at Monroe County Middle School-William Hubbard Campus. We will start to present the 4-H program this month.

Horse Team- Interested in learning about horses or want to learn more? The 4-H Horse team may be just what you are looking for! You do not have to own a horse to be on this team, as it does not involve riding. You will have the opportunity to participate in Horse Quiz Bowl-a jeopardy type competition and Horse Judging where you learn how to judge which horse is best. If you are interested in this team then please let us know. The first practice will be Thursday September 10th from 4:00-5:00 at the TGS Media Center. Mrs. Kathy Ivey leads this team. There is no fee for this activity.

Cotton Boll & Consumer Judging- Join this judging team and learn how to make decisions about goods and services, get the best buys for your money, and generally act as responsible consumers. Practice is on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at the 4-H office. Practice begins Wednesday September 16th. Mrs. Laurie Harris is the coach for this team. You will need to attend all or most of the practices to participate in the contest on November 10th in Perry. There is no fee for this activity. Please e-mail Mrs. Harris if interested: ledh038@uga.edu (that is a zero 0).

Ga. National Fair contests youth can enter - deadline to enter Sept.18th.- Please check out the website at www.GeorgiaNationalFair.com click on Competitions, then click on Youth Educational Exhibits, then click on 2015 Youth Educational Exhibits General Rules. You will then be able to see all the contests your 4-H’er can compete in. We will have to register you for the 4-H events, so check it out and give us a call. Fair Dates-Oct 8th -18th, 2015-Perry, GA

Fall Rabies Clinics- We will hold our annual fall Rabies Clinics on Saturday Sept.12th from 8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. with 3 locations across the county. You can check out the flyer attached or our website/Facebook page listed at the end of this e-mail. This is a service to the community as well as a Fund-raiser for Monroe County 4-H.

**Cloverleaf ony Events/Activities** 5th and 6th grades only

Cloverleaf Project Achievement (DPA)- Now is the time for those 6th grade 4-H’ers to sign up for a project this month. All 5th grade classes will have the opportunity to sign up in October class club meetings. We are limited to how many 4-H’ers per project area we can sign up. If you would like a list of projects please go to: www.georgia4h.org and click on Activities & Events, then click on Project Achievement, scroll down until you see Cloverleaf Project Achievement. There is a list of topics and also a list of Objectives for each topic. You must call the 4-H office to sign up to go to DPA by Sept 30th. The contest is Saturday November 21, 2015 at Rock Eagle. NO fee for 4-H’er for this event.

**Jr and Sr 4-H’ers Activities Only** 7th-12th grades only

Jr/Sr Leadership Council Dinner Meeting-Tuesday, September 15th, 6:00-7:30 p.m. We eat at 6:00 p.m. We will be electing officers. Please consider running for an office. You must have been an active 4-H Leadership Council member in Monroe County for the past school year. The officer positions are: President, Vice President, Secretary, Pledge Leader and Committee Chairs. Please call by Monday September 14th to reserve your seat! JThere is no cost for this activity. Meetings are held monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Youth may come to the 4-H office afterschool and help with meal preparations.

Pet Day at Tractor Supply Saturday Sept. 19th, 9:30-12:00-7th-12th grade 4-H’ers needed to help with this activity. Monroe County 4-H has been offered to set-up an information booth at Tractor Supply on Pet Day. 4-H’ers will hand out information about Monroe County 4-H, sign up new 4-H’ers and let youth as well as parents know what is offered in our county program.

**Upcoming Activities/Events**

Jr and Sr 4-H’ers that have attended or are attending DPA (District Project Achievement)-  Your help is needed to assist Cloverleaf 4-H’ers with their presentations, typing, gluing, listening, etc., This is great material for your portfolio! Call to see when this will take place. You can also let me know, if you have not already, the project area you plan to compete in this year. Time is slipping away fast!

Certified Teen Leader Training-Tuesday October 6th from 1:00-4:00(School Holiday)
Any active 7th-12th grade 4-H’ers are invited to attend this training-space is limited.

Free trip to Rock Eagle! Certified Teen Leaders only- Please mark your calendar for Saturday November 21st to assist with Cloverleaf DPA at Rock Eagle. This will be an all-day event and your expertise is needed! Let me know if you are interested in helping.

Lunch will be provided. No Fee. Must be an active 4-H’er, Certified Teen Leader and current member of Jr/Sr Leadership Council.

4-H The Stepping Stone to Success

 

 

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4-H Shotgun Competition Draws 1,000 Kids From Across Georgia
By Brooke MooreGeorgia Outdoor News – published Friday, May 29, 2015

Shots constantly rang out as hundreds of talented kids demonstrated their incredible abilities in the 4-H Modified Trap competition held May 8-9 in Putnam County. The youth shotgun competition was one of a number of 4-H shooting events that have occurred since February under 4-H’s Project S.A.F.E. (Shooting Awareness Fun and Education) program.

During the Modified Trap event, each contestant shot at 25 clay targets with the goal of hitting as many targets as possible in order to advance in the competition.

This may seem like a difficult task to most, but to some of these kids, it was a piece of cake. Multiple shooters were able to get near-perfect scores, which caused the hundreds of tents filled with supportive family, friends and coaches to burst with excitement. The competition and determination of the competitors were so intense that several of the titles up for grabs had to be decided through shoot-offs, which only emphasized the amazing talent these kids have.

As the day of competition came to a close and teams packed up to make their long trips home, the sounds of the shotguns were drowned out by the sounds of nervous heartbeats of the hopeful and anxious finalists. As the winning names were called, the smiles on those kids’ faces were priceless. All their hard work and dedication had paid off.

Brock Mixon, who competes on the Bulloch County 4-H Shotgun Team, won the overall Senior Individual competition.

“It feels great to have won and to have gone out with a bang,” said Brock. “I have had great coaches since the beginning, especially my dad, who has been my biggest support.”

Brock was able to pull out an incredible win after an intense day of competition against other top shooters in the state. Brock is attending Georgia Southern University after graduation in hopes of becoming an orthodontist. He also plans to return as a coach for the Bulloch County 4-H Shotgun Team.

“I want to return as a coach one day, so that I can help younger kids be successful and reach their full potential,” said Brock.

Alongside Brock in the winner’s circle was the Junior Trap Individual winner, Dawson Pyron, of Monroe County, as well as the top Senior and Junior teams, both from Jones County.

Overall, the weekend was full of fun, fellowship and fierce competition.

If you are interested in this event or any other event associated with the 4-H Project S.A.F.E. program, call your local county extension office, or go to www.georgia4h.org/safe to learn more.

For more 4-H photos and complete results, see the June issue of GON magazine, which is available now at Athens-area convenience stores including Golden Pantry.

 Mission

The mission of Georgia 4-H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. This mission is accomplished through "hands on" learning experiences, focused on agricultural and environmental issues, agriculture awareness, leadership, communication skills, foods and nutrition, health, energy conservation, and citizenship.

4-H Motto

To Make the Best Better

4-H Pledge

4-H Pledge

Emblem

4-H Emblem

The emblem is a four-leaf clover with the letter "H" on each leaf.
The letters in the emblem represent head, heart, hands and health.
Use of the emblem is approved per regulations by the state 4-H office.

Colors

Green and White

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