- Posted By: Darlene McIntyre
- Written by: Darlene McIntyre
Congratulations to high school seniors how received the Merced County Farm Bureau Scholarships. Ashley Montez from McSwain 4-H was chosen as the 4-H recipient.
Camp Applications for Camp Sylvester are now out. Camp will be held June 24-28, 2011. The cost is $150 per camper. 9th graders are eligible to sign up for camp as campers this year. Applications can be downloaded from the Merced County 4-H website or you can pick them up at the 4-H office at 2145 Wardrobe Ave Merced. Applications are due May 23, 2011. Camp is open to non 4-H members also, so if you have friends that would like to attend have them sign up.
New 4-H clubs in the county and some existing ones are looking for new community club leaders. Club leaders are appointed by the county on a yearly basis. The primary club leader serves as the contact person between the county 4-H staff and the 4-H members, parents and project leaders. The staff at the county office is here to support the club leaders whenever necessary.
There are a variety of ways clubs handle the leadership responsibility. Some clubs have one Community Club Leader; others have a Community Leader and a Co-leader. Some of the clubs have a club leader and a group of 3 or 4 other volunteers that work on different parts of the club operation. Each club needs to decide what works best for them.
We know the following communities are looking for club leaders. They are Gustine, Stevinson, Winton, Atwater and Weaver. If you are interested or know of someone that is interested in becoming a club leader please contact the 4-H office at 385-7418.
A club leader workshop will be held in July for new club leader. The workshop will be open to returning club leaders also, if they are interested.
4-H and FFA Dog Showmanship Exhibition
To be held at the Merced County Fair, June 17, 2011 at 6:00p.m. For registration information please contact Amber Baker at 209-722-3679 or email: Travismom26@comcast.net by May 12, 2011. Must be currently enrolled in 4-H dog care program or FFA program to participate.
State Leadership Conference
Registration is now open for State Leadership Conference. The Conference will be held July 28-31, 2011. Applications can be done on line at http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=6257 or for paper registration click on www.ca4h.org/files/84618.pdf. Please print a copy of your registration and turn it into the county 4-H office along with your payment. If this is your first time attending the conference the county 4-H office will pay $200 toward your conference fees. If you have questions please call 209-385-7418.
2011 Exhibitor’s Handbooks for Merced County Fair
The 2011 Exhibitor’s Handbooks are now available. The handbooks can be downloaded online at www.mercedcountyfair.com, or picked up at the fair office between 8 and 5 Monday through Friday.
Second Annual California 4-H Photography Contest
Information about the Second Annual California 4-H Photography Contest is now available on the State 4-H Website at http://www.ca4h.org/Programs/Events/SFD/Photo/
The photography contest will be held during the 2011 CA 4-H State Field Day at UC Davis on May 28, 2011, from 8:30am- 6:00pm. The online registration is now open, and the deadline is May 6, 2011.